Swift Current Research and Development Centre

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The Swift Current Research and Development Centre (Swift Current RDC) was established in 1920 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres.

The Centre is associated with two satellite locations:

  • Indian Head Research Farm (IHRF), Indian Head, SK; and

  • Prairie Directorate Regina Office, Regina, SK

Areas of Research

Swift Current RDC focuses on developing varieties of spring wheat and durum; agronomic research into pulses and specialty crops; environmentally-sustainable production practices; and improved nutrition for pasture-fed beef. It also leads initiatives on bio-products, environmental stewardship and sustainable development, including mitigating the impact of climate change and maximizing producer returns, while reducing agricultural impacts on the environment.

Search Research projects from the Swift Current Research and Development Centre to learn more about what we do.

Sector Needs

The Swift Current RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:

1 Airport Road
Swift Current, SK S9H 3X2
Canada
(306) 770-4400

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Scientists and researchers

Image Aklilu Alemu
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Bill Houston
Senior Range and Forage Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Barbara Cade-Menun
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Fardausi (Shathi) Akhter
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jillian Bainard
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Chao (Tony) Yang
Research Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Chemist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jatinder Singh Sangha
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ron Knox
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Shanna Quilichini
Salinity Laboratory Lead Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Alemu, A.W., Shreck, A.L., Booker, C.W., McGinn, S.M., Pekrul, L.K.D., Kindermann, M., Beauchemin, K.A. (2021). Use of 3-nitrooxypropanol in a commercial feedlot to decrease enteric methane emissions from cattle fed a corn-based finishing diet, 99(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa394

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  2. Hubbard M and Hossain Z (2020) 2020 survey of ascochyta blight in commercial chickpea fields in Saskatchewan

    2020 - View publication details

  3. Smith, W., B. Grant, Z. Qi, W. He, B. Qian, Q. Jing, A. VanderZaag, C.F. Drury, M. St Luce, and Claudia Wagner-Riddlee. Towards an improved methodology for modelling climate change impacts on cropping systems. The 54th Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS), Virtual session, May 27, 2020.

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  4. Mackey, K.R.M., Van Mooy, B., Cade-Menun, B.J., Paytan, A. 2019. Phosphorus dynamics in the environment. p. 506-519. In: Schmidt, T.M., ed. Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 4th Edition. Elsevier, Inc. 3199 pp.

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  5. Sari, E., Knox, R., Ruan, Y., Konkin, D.J., Berraies, S., Cuthbert, R., Kumar, S., Hsueh, E., Tan, Y., Fobert, P.R., Zhang, W., Cabral, A.L., Campbell, H.L., Meyer, B., and Sidebottom, C.H. 2019. High-density genetic mapping of leaf spot resistance quantitative trait loci in a durum wheat × T. Turgidum ssp. Carthlicum population. 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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  6. Zhang, W., Yu, B., Hsueh, M., Sidebottom, C., Gao, P., Polley, B., Baumann, A., Lokuruge, P., Konkin, D., Knox, R., Pozniak, C., Cuthbert, R., Ruan, Y., McCallum, B., Henriquez, M.A., K Boyle, K., Fobert, P., and Sharpe, A. 2019. Canadian wheat-nam (cannam): a powerful resource for the wheat research community. 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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  7. Sari, E., Cabral, A.L., Polley, B., Tan, Y., Konkin, D.J., Hsueh, E., Nilsen, K.T., Walkowiak, S., Haile, J.K., Pozniak, C.J., Ruan, Y., Knox, R.E., and Fobert, P.R. 2019. Insight into candidate Fusarium head blight resistance genes associated with a quantitative trait locus on chromosome 1A of Triticum turgidum ssp. Carthlicum. 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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  8. Berraies, S., Cuthbert, R., Knox, R.E., Ruan, Y., Henriquez, M.A., Burt, A., Kumar, S., Pozniak, C., N’Diaye, A. 2019. Quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to fusarium head blight in a CDC hughes x AAC concord derived wheat population. 1st International Wheat Congress Saskatoon, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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  9. Piché, I., Konkin, D.J., Knox, R., Menzies, J.G., Ruan, Y., Cuthbert, R., Poppy, M., Colenutt, T., and Campbell, H. 2019. Validation of exome capture sequence facilitated marker improvement for ergot resistance screening in durum wheat. 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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  10. Ruan, Y., Yu, B., Knox, R., Zhang, W., Singh, A.K., Cuthbert, R., Fobert, P., DePauw, R., Berraies, S., Sharpe, A., Fu, B.X., and Sangha, J. 2019. Mapping quantitative trait loci for grain protein concentration in Canadian durum wheat. 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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