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 carries out innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities in support of the AAFC's Strategic Plan for Science.

Meet our Scientists

Find out more about the scientists at Swift Current Research and Development Centre through their profiles below.

You can also visit the Fields of Science campaign featuring 11 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists from coast to coast. Discover why they chose to pursue a career in agriculture and learn more about their research.

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Swift Current, SK S9H 3X2
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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 François Philippe Teste
Research Scientist - Soil Ecology
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 Michelle Hubbard
Research Scientist - Pulse Pathology
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. Fan, J., McConkey, B.G., St. Luce, M., Brandt, K. (2020). Rotational benefit of pulse crop with no-till increase over time in a semiarid climate. European Journal of Agronomy, [online] 121 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2020.126155

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  2. Zhang, W., Boyle, K., Brûlé-Babel, A.L., Fedak, G., Gao, P., Robleh Djama, Z., Polley, B., Cuthbert, R.D., Randhawa, H.S., Jiang, F., Eudes, F., Fobert, P.R. (2020). Genetic Characterization of Multiple Components Contributing to Fusarium Head Blight Resistance of FL62R1, a Canadian Bread Wheat Developed Using Systemic Breeding. Frontiers in Plant Science, [online] 11 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.580833

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

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  4. Bainard, L.D., Evans, B., Malis, E., Yang, T., Bainard, J.D. (2020). Influence of Annual Plant Diversity on Forage Productivity and Nutrition, Soil Chemistry, and Soil Microbial Communities. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, [online] 4 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.560479

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  5. Zhang, X.M., Gruninger, R.J., Alemu, A.W., Wang, M., Tan, Z.L., Kindermann, M., Beauchemin, K.A. (2020). 3-Nitrooxypropanol supplementation had little effect on fiber degradation and microbial colonization of forage particles when evaluated using the in situ ruminal incubation technique. Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), [online] 103(10), 8986-8997. http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-18077

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  6. Yao, Z., You, F.M., N'Diaye, A., Knox, R.E., McCartney, C., Hiebert, C.W., Pozniak, C., Xu, W. (2020). Evaluation of variant calling tools for large plant genome re-sequencing. BMC Bioinformatics, [online] 21(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12859-020-03704-1

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  7. Stefani, F., Dupont, S., Laterrière, M., Knox, R., Ruan, Y., Hamel, C., Hijri, M. (2020). Similar Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities in 31 Durum Wheat Cultivars (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum) Under Field Conditions in Eastern Canada. Frontiers in Plant Science, [online] 11 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01206

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  8. Smith, W., Grant, B., Qi, Z., He, W., Qian, B., Jing, Q., VanderZaag, A., Drury, C.F., St. Luce, M., Wagner-Riddle, C. (2020). Towards an improved methodology for modelling climate change impacts on cropping systems in cool climates. Science of the Total Environment, [online] 728 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138845

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  9. Nelson, L.A., Cade-Menun, B.J., Walker, I.J., Sanborn, P. (2020). Soil Phosphorus Dynamics Across a Holocene Chronosequence of Aeolian Sand Dunes in a Hypermaritime Environment on Calvert Island, BC, Canada. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, [online] 3 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2020.00083

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  10. Karppinen, E.M., Payment, J., Chatterton, S., Bainard, J.D., Hubbard, M., Gan, Y., Bainard, L.D. (2020). Distribution and abundance of Aphanomyces euteiches in agricultural soils: effect of land use type, soil properties, and crop management practices. Applied Soil Ecology, [online] 150 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.103470

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