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.

Sector Needs

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

Scientists and researchers

Image Aklilu Alemu
Research Scientist
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

 

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

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ron Knox
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

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

 

Publications

  1. 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.

    2019 - View publication details

  2. Malunga, L.N., Ames, N.P., Masatcioglu, M.T., Khorshidi, A.S., Thandapilly, S.J., Cuthbert, R.D., Sopiwnyk, E., Scanlon, M.G. (2019). Free asparagine concentrations in Canadian hard red spring wheat cultivars, 99(3), 338-347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-0134

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  3. Berraies, S., Knox, R., Cuthbert, R., Henriquez, M.A., Ouellet, T., Balcerzak, M., Blackwell, B., Bhadauria, V., Meyer, B., Ruan, Y., and Sangha, J. 2018. Molecular mapping of QTL for Fusarium graminearum biomass and deoxynivalenol accumulation in spring wheat grain. Joint 9th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight and 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, November 19-22, 2018.

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  4. Molecular mechanism of bacterial antagonism to Aphanomyces euteiches in pea

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  5. Impact of nitrogen fertilization and inoculation with an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus on root rot

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  6. Isolation and characterization of bacteria antagonistic to Aphanomyces euteiches from lentil root and rhizosphere

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  7. Assessing the potential of managing root rot with nitrogen fertilizer and a commercial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi product in three Saskatchewan environments

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  8. Isolation and characterization of bacteria antagonistic to Aphanomyces euteiches from lentil root and rhizosphere

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  9. Sari, E., Berraies, S., Knox, R.E., Singh, A.K., Ruan, Y., Cuthbert, R.D., Pozniak, C.J., Henriquez, M.A., Kumar, S., Burt, A.J., N'Diaye, A., Konkin, D.J., Cabral, A.L., Campbell, H.L., Wiebe, K., Condie, J., Lokuruge, P., Meyer, B., Fedak, G., Clarke, F.R., Clarke, J.M., Somers, D.J., Fobert, P.R. (2018). High density genetic mapping of Fusarium head blight resistance QTL in tetraploid wheat, 13(10), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204362

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  10. Watson, S.J., Cade-Menun, B.J., Needoba, J.A., Peterson, T.D. (2018). Phosphorus forms in sediments of a river-dominated estuary, 5(SEP), http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00302

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