Research Projects

As a science-based government department, we aspire and are held accountable to the highest standards of scientific excellence. We ensure that research project proposals are thoroughly assessed to ensure public funds are spent effectively and provide high value to agricultural research. This funding supports the agriculture and agri-food sector for the benefit of all Canadians.

Current research projects:

  • Alberta
    Project titleDuration: startDuration: end
    Ethylene signalling and Fusarium Head Blight resistance in wheat 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Process for making transplastomic cell and plant lines - tool for new trait development 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Effectors of Canadian Puccinia Striiformis isolates 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Molecular tools for identification of stored-product insects and their symbionts for use in pest control 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Demonstration and validation of riparian buffer tool outcomes 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Health of bee pollinators in Canadian agriculture 2014-01-01 2018-03-31
    Environmental risk assessment of neoclassical biological control of lygus bugs with the exotic parasitoid wasp peristenus digoneutis in Canada 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Defining the contribution of super-shedders to high event days in commercial abattoirs and contamination of the environment with Escherichia Coli O157:H7 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Glyphosate/AMPA soil residues and their potential effect on crop productivity in western Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Genetic enhancement of winter triticale for broad adaptation and applications in Canada 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
    Determine the agronomic and economic implications of high frequency canola rotations 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Crop rotation systems for crop productivity and pest control 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Identification and development of barley germplasm and varieties with resistance to multiple diseases 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Effect of rate and timing of a pre-harvest glyphosate application on seed germination, yield and quality of malting barley 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    To assess the feasiblity of, and risks associated with, applying plant growth regulators to mitigate lodging and associated quality and yield loss of malting barley 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Quality and yield response of malting barley varieties to increasing nitrogen rates 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development of alternative, sustainable, reduced input strategies for crop and pest management and their impact on silage quality and feed value 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Assessment of pathogen variation for scald, net blotch, stripe rust and common root rot/spot blotch pathogens in response to geographic location, host genotype, host growth stage, and specific host tissues 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Effect of seeding rate, nitrogen rate and their interaction on B-glucan levels of hull-less barley varieties across various soil and climatic zones in western Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Impact of microbial communities on malt properties in commercial malting 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    The impact of seed treatments and foliar fungicides and their interaction with variety resistance and plant growth regulators on barley productivity and quality 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Seed size and seeding rate effects on canola yield and quality 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    The environmental footprint of canola and canola-based products 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Canola sustainability - risk mitigation 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Adaptation assessment of new wheat cultivars in Beaverlodge, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Alberta; Scott, Melfort, Saskatoon, Indian Head, Swift Current, Saskatchewan; Brandon and Morden, Manitoba 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development of field-ready cultivars of Canada western soft white spring (CWSWS) wheat 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development of field ready Canada western red winter (CWRW) wheat cultivars 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development of stripe rust and common bunt-resistant cultivars of winter and spring wheat 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development of field pea varieties with improved disease resistance and harvestability 2013-04-01 2018-01-31
    Dry bean improvement for sustainable production in Canada 2013-04-01 2018-01-31
    Effect of age and handling on pain assessment and mitigation of common painful routine management practices 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Increased use of high energy forages in conventional feedlot beef production 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Defining the environmental footprint of Canadian beef production 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Innovative swath grazing/increasing forage research capacity 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Geographic variation in abundance and genetics of the anaplasmosis vectors Dermacentor andersoni and Dermacentor variabilis 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    The Wheat Disease Forecasting Network (WDFN), a web based system that integrates spore trapping and weather monitoring to forecast disease epidemics 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Determinants of animal disease vector abundance and range 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Establishment, impact and spread of the first biocontrol agents for Swallow-worts and Knotweeds in North America 2015-04-01 2019-03-31
    Risk identification and mitigation strategies for control of roundworms in cattle on pasture 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Develop value-added applications of by-products derived from food processing 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Development and application of functional genomic prediction for feed efficiency and carcass traits in beef cattle 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Filamentation of Listeria and survival of enteric viruses on ready to eat meats 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Validating nutrient accumulation and loss patterns in swath grazed fields to minimize risk of loss and optimize nutrient stores 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Improve meat safety by controlling contamination of meat with persisting and transitory pathogens at meat packing plants 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Increasing marbling fat by combining genetics and diet in swine 2016-04-01 2020-10-01
    Evaluating the potential interaction between efficiency types for backgrounding weaned cattle and silage varieties differing in feed quality 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Emerging parasites and pathogens of honey bees: prevalence and pathology 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Accounting for natural enemies in a dynamic action threshold for cereal leaf beetle 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Non-antimicrobial alternatives for improving innate immune health, colonization resistance, and environmental performance of swine 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Management strategies to improve rangeland soil health and productivity 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Technology development of alternatives to subtherapeutic and metaphylactic antimicrobials used in the beef industry 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Conserving soil resources and increasing the productivity of cropping systems for the Canadian Prairies 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Enhancement of protein and resistant starch contents in field pea to promote its uses in functional food application 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Novel innovations to mitigate relevant Campylobacter jejuni subtypes in the poultry supply chain 2016-04-01 2019-03-29
    Improving persistence in perennial cereals through examination of flowering time gene expression, cold tolerance and breeding 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Novel vs. traditional manure/compost to conserve soil resources and improve soil health 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Novel analytical methods for meat flavour fingerprinting 2016-04-01 2019-03-29
    Diversity and ecosystem function of insects in cattle dung on pastures 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Phytobiotics as alternatives to antimicrobials in beef cattle production 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Larger scale fractionation of novel polyunsaturated fatty acid biohydrogenation products from beef fat and testing their bioactivity and mode of action 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Prebiotics, a novel tool to prevent pesticide exposure in bee pollinators 2016-04-01 2020-03-31
    Evaluation of best management practices (BMPs) for mitigation of hormone transport in surface runoff from manured soils 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Agricultural sustainability and biogeochemical cycling: soil processes influencing N dynamics, and assessment of plant availability and environmental mobility 2016-04-04 2019-03-31
    Measuring and assessing Canadian rangeland and other agricultural best management practices with the enhanced whole-farm model Holos 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
  • British Columbia
    Project titleDuration: startDuration: end
    Strategies for survey and management of invasive insects in Canada: apple maggot in western North America as a model 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Defining the influence of preharvest factors on the quality attributes of freshly harvested and stored sweet cherries 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Molecular understanding of plant virus infection processes for design of novel strategies for plant virus disease control 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    An ecological synthesis of agricultural, human and natural ecosystems associated with large settlements; a study in modern rural-urban integration 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Using nanoparticles to improve the environmental performance of horticultural systems and characterization of their behavior in ecological processes 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Genomics and biodiversity of insects and their pathogens for enabling enhanced control of horticultural pest insects in field and hothouse environments 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Developing more resilient tree fruit production systems from the ground up: rootstocks with enhanced tolerance to emerging biotic threats to orchard health 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Use of kairomones to improve management of tortricid pests in horticulture 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Resilience of Canadian agriculture to climate extremes under climate change: a modelling study 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Sustainable production and genetic enhancement of small fruit crops with improved market oriented quality attributes 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Improving nutrient balances on dairy farms using model farmlets and simulation 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
  • Manitoba
    Project titleDuration: startDuration: end
    Genome-wide mining and mapping of disease-resistance genes - novel strategies to enhance wheat disease-resistance breeding 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Abiotic stress tolerance - mitigation the impact of soil moisture extremes in agricultural systems through the development of low intensity managment practicies: identifying adaptable cultivars and alternative tilage practices to enhance environmental and economic performance 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
    Flax disease management 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Seed quality 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
    Breeding two-row feed barley cultivars for western Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Breeding six-row malting barley cultivars for western Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Breeding two-row malting barley cultivars for western Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Breeding dual purpose forage/feed barley for western Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Breeding two-row hulless food barley cultivars for western Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Developing barley germplasm with improved resistance to Fusarium Head Blight for western Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Optimization of primary processing protocols to improve wholegrain barley product nutrition, safety and flavour 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    The effect of barley Beta-glucan on human glycemic response 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Variable N fertility management of canola at the field scale 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Development of field-ready cultivars of Canada western red spring (CWRS) wheat: eastern prairies 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development of early maturing CWRS cultivars and germplasm adapted to northern production areas 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Canada western hard white spring (CWHWS) wheat 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Developing wheat lines with resistance to stem rust 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Developing wheat lines with resistance to leaf rust 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Developing wheat lines with resistance to loose smut 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Genetic enhancement and diversification of rust resistance in elite germplasm 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Orange blossom wheat midge resistance in wheat germplasm 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Fusarium screening, genetics and marker development 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Tools for effectively incorporating pre-harvest sprouting resistance in Canadian varieties 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Quality evaluation for end use traits in wheat germplasm (Brandon) 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Soybean root rot 2013-04-01 2018-01-31
    Germplasm and variety development of barley and triticale for animal feed with a focus on feed quality, yield and disease resistance of both grain and annual forage production 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Integrative proteomic and genomic approaches for durable resistance breeding to leaf rust in Canadian wheats 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Managing the risk of the pasmo disease in flax by genetic resistance and identifying QTLs molecular tools associated with resistance genes 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Disease evaluate of NSAC sunflower genotypes 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
    Developing prairie pollinator habitat support tools and understanding their contribution to agricultural production 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Defining new health attributes of Canadian lingonberry for domestic and emerging markets 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    New tools for integrated pest management of orange wheat blossom midge 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Collection and characterization of species of Berberis in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Uruguay 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Developing a diagnostic tool for producers to assess soil aeration and soil moisture conditions in precision agriculture applications using of the non-limiting water range (NLWR) 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Research, development, and transfer of knowledge for sustainable and climate change resilient agricultural management practices to mitigate nutrient runoff from agricultural landscapes in the Lake Winnipeg Basin 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Genetic characterization of ergot resistant germplasm to reduce ergot contamination of grain for human and animal consumption 2016-04-01 2019-03-29
    Biology and management of stored product pests in cereals and pulses 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Integrating quantitative proteomics, redox metabolomics and proteogenomics approaches to identify sources of pre-harvest sprouting resistance in Canadian wheat 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Biogeochemical dynamics of prairie and mixedwood plains cropland: mechanisms and practices that improve air, water, soil quality and nutrient-use efficiency 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Integrated genomics, plant pathology and breeding research for improvement of Fusarium Head Blight resistance in Canadian cereals 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Developing management recommendations and tools for effective buffer planning & implementation – optimizing services/benefits of buffers on agricultural landscapes 2016-04-01 2019-03-29
    Oat bioactives and cardioprotection: focus on a new and upcoming bioactive, avenanthramide 2016-04-01 2019-03-30
    Developing a platform comprising novel experimental tools for improving the health benefits of Canadian agricultural products 2016-04-01 2019-03-30
    Development of methodologies for two commercially available proximal sensors (veris and ground penetrating radar) to remove adoption barriers to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research and adoption in Precision Ag 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
  • New Brunswick
    Project titleDuration: startDuration: end
    Development of potato agronomy techniques toward addressing long-standing Maritime potato yield decline 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Integrated research-development-technology-transfer approach to enhance productivity and sustainability of potato production in Canada 2015-04-01 2019-03-31
    Characterizing and modeling the interactions between water and tillage erosion under potato and cereal production systems 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Species survey and testing of resistance to chlorpyrifos in Delia species in brassica vegetable growing areas in Canada 2015-04-01 2017-03-31
    Reducing sediment, N and P loading from arable cropping systems to receiving waters in eastern Canada (PEI, NB, NS, QC) 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
  • Nova Scotia
    Project titleDuration: startDuration: end
    Delia species (D. platura, D. antiqua and D. florilega), in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia onion production 2014-05-26 2017-03-31
    Spatial modelling and emergence tools for management of carrot rust fly, Psila rosae (F.), and carrot weevil, Listronotus oregonensis (Le Conte) in Eastern Canada 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Evaluation and demonstration of the efficacy of polyethylene insect netting (row covers) for management of cabbage maggot (Delia radicum) in brassica vegetables in Atlantic Canada and British Columbia 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Coordinated studies on etiology, improved detection, spread, and management of strawberry decline disease outbreak, a threat to strawberry production in Atlantic Canada 2013-12-01 2017-03-31
    The effect of land use intensity and habitat diversity on native bee, beneficial wasp and ground beetle communities across agricultural landscapes 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Pasture mixtures and forage legumes for the long-term sustainability of beef production 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Development of a competitive exclusion innovation to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 intestinal colonization in cattle 2015-04-01 2018-03-30
    Development of integrated insect pest management program for fruit orchards incorporating the bioinsecticide Quassia™ 2015-04-01 2017-03-31
    Guide for Atlantic small fruits: highlighting Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research of blueberry, cane fruits, cranberry and strawberry 2015-05-01 2017-03-01
    Characterizing changes in soil processes governing nitrogen availability in response to innovative BMP's on forage-land in Atlantic Canada 2015-04-01 2019-03-31
    Evaluation of the impacts wetlands have on the agricultural landscape 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Improving and maintaining market oriented fruit attributes for high market value of apple products 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Interactions of bacterial foodborne pathogens within multi-species communities: impact on their persistence and potential for control within the food continuum 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Terroir, management, and commercial performance: a multidimensional research approach towards a sustainable and high quality wine-grape and wine producing industry in Nova Scotia 2016-04-01 2019-03-29
  • Ontario
    Project titleDuration: startDuration: end
    Using genomics to reduce Fusarium diseases and mycotoxin hazards in Canadian grain 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    The development of Fourier-transformation infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) as a tool to assess and identify soil quality under best management practices (BMPs) 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Development of genome editing technology in crop somatic cells using cell penetrating peptides 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Development of identification and analysis tools for amplicon-based metagenomics, focussing on high risk and regulated pathogens 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Development of management strategies for replant disease in ginseng production in Ontario 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Accessing adaptive ancestral avena alleles 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Using CRISPR to elucidate gene associated traits in wheat: FHB resistance and yield capacity 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Developing and transferring Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research on plant-available water capacity and soil air capacity to increase WUE and improve the productivity and profitability of the Canadian horticulture sector 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Genomics and genetics of soybean mosaic virus-soybean interactions: next generation viral resistance 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Disseminating the applicability and usage of a unique "soil fingerprinting" framework that systematically characterizes and tracks soil quality changes induced by best management practices 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Verification of plant defense genes against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Cell-type specific chromatin dynamics in soybean hairy roots responding to water stress 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Identifying the capacity to improve soil and nutrient management in agricultural production systems of the Canadian Lake Erie basin 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Exploring the applicability of new technologies and processes to the management and analysis of next generation sequencing data 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Mitigating nutrient losses through tile drainage by developing and transferring Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's research in CD/SI 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Effector-based breeding tools and QTL discovery for management of root rot in soybean caused by Phytophthora sojae 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    EmTOX: Research network on emerging mycotoxins of potential importance for Canadian agriculture and regulation of domestic commodities and international trade 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Mining legume genomes for attributes of sustainable nutrient (nitrogen) acquisition through symbiosis 2014-09-01 2017-08-31
    High resolution snow water equivalent (SWE) mapping for BMP modelling in representative watersheds 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Innovative strategies to understand and reduce N losses from fertilizer and manure application and thereby reduce environmental degradation by enhancing crop utilization of N 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Use of cover crops and organic amendments to reduce agricultural pollution of the Great Lakes and improve field-crop productivity 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Precise genome editing for accelerated development/breeding of food-type soybean cultivars 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Targeted genes in alfalfa yield improvement 2014-09-01 2017-03-31
    Abiotic stress-transcription factors 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
    Genetic improvement of drought tolerance in flax 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
    Water footprint assessment and optimization for Canadian dairy farms (Sustainable Milk Production) 2013-11-01 2017-12-31
    Improving malting barley production in Eastern Canada, cultivar and germplasm development 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Investigating tolerance of canola genotypes to heat and drought stresses, and root traits estimation by electrical capacitance 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Canola rotation studies 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development and transfer of an indicator of reactive nitrogen release from Canadian agriculture 2014-10-01 2017-12-31
    Development of improved spring wheat cultivars with enhanced disease and pest resistance, higher nutritional benefits, and better market appeal and grain quality for eastern and central Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Hard red winter wheat breeding for eastern Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Identification of expression QTLs (eQTLs) for Fusarium Head Blight resistance and susceptibility in wheat 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Enhancing resistance to Fusarium Head Blight and stem rust in Ontario spring wheat 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Determining the link between pulse foods, gut health, and chronic disease 2013-09-01 2018-01-31
    Blood glucose attenuation and satiety levels in humans following consumption of whole lentil and yellow pea and their food products 2013-04-01 2018-01-31
    Invertebrate systematics to support agriculture 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Near-real-time monitoring and reporting of crop growth and harvest information over Canada’s agricultural land using Earth observation technology 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Next generation sequencing - genomics and metagenomics of quarantine fungal and bacterial crop pathogens 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Invent-2020: Building a better methane emission inventory for manure management using an agri-ecosystem approach 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Plant-made antibodies for Shiga-toxin producing E.coli as a preslaughter treatment of cattle 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Plant natural products as a novel tool in plant pest control 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Biodiversity of beneficial fungal endophytes from Canadian blueberry plants and the role of their secondary metabolites in crop protection 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Mutating ABC transporters to develop disease resistance in crops 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Control of fire blight and scab in Canadian apple orchards through management strategies and genetic resistance 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Mycology and bacteriology biosystematics - filling gaps in agricultural fungal and bacterial biodiversity 2015-04-01 2019-03-31
    Gene flow, diversity and relationships within the Brassicaceae: focus on Camelina 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Dynamics of microbial population in wheat heads during Fusarium infection 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Conservation, documentation and utilization of Canadian bioresource collections for resilient agriculture 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Improved crop growth metrics for risks and yield forecasting 2015-01-05 2018-03-31
    Using satellite-based earth observation to develop the next generation of environmental sustainability indicators for market access 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Metagenomics based ecosystem biomonitoring 2016-04-01 2021-03-31
    Development of IPM tools using genomic and ecological approaches for the control of insect pests in greenhouses 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Moving soybean to Western Canada by PIPE (Protein-protein Interaction Prediction Engine): A bioinformatics approach to identify new early maturity alleles in soybean 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Optimizing soil health and protecting environmental quality through judicious manure management, and innovative cover cropping 2016-04-01 2019-03-29
    Managing carbon to promote soil productivity, health, and biodiversity in Canadian farmlands 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Arthropod systematics research in support of Canadian agriculture 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Defined health attributes associated with specific Canadian soybean seeds 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Diagnostics, identification and characterization of attributes of agriculturally important plants: crop/weed species complexes and invasive plants 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    LC-MS data mining of fungal culture collections 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Photosynthetic cold stress tolerance for sustainable soybean production in Western Canada 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Characterization of glabrous canary seed components with emphasis on starch and protein for new market opportunities 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Genetic control of resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in soybean and Brassica 2016-04-04 2019-03-31
    A novel enzymatic approach to reduce the risks of deoxynivalenol entering cereal-based products during corn/wheat processing 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Biosystematics of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: molecular and morphological diversity 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Biological mitigation of nutrient losses from agricultural landscapes: measuring and modelling the biotic contributions of diversified agricultural features and practices 2016-04-01 2019-03-30
    Enhance the sustainability of rainfed field crop and forage production by quantifying and modelling N2O & NH3 emissions and N&P leaching in response to beneficial management practices 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Integrated nutrient management and multi-scale BMP assessment for priority Canadian agricultural landscapes 2016-04-01 2020-03-31
    Characterization of agents, trophic interactions, risks, and impacts in biological control of invasive pests: Developing modern tools to support sustainable pest management in Canadian agriculture systems, and provide scientific advice and data for improved implementation and regulation of exotic biological control agents 2016-04-01 2019-03-30
    A systematic approach to characterization of free, conjugated and bound forms of food bioactives and their antioxidant/anti-inflammatory activities in pulses using cell models and in vitro gastrointestinal and gut digestions 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    IPM in apple orchards: control of fire blight using dual action high efficay biologicals 2016-04-01 2018-03-31
    Improving productivity and persistence of alfalfa under extreme weather events 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Integrated 12-month greenhouse vegetable production and pest control systems for improving productivity, fruit nutritional value, energy and pest control efficiency 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Improvement of protein quality and seed coat color stability in dry bean 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Secure and improve greenhouse tomato production by developing molecular diagnostic tool and integrated management strategies for seedborne canker disease 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Developing a decision support system (DSS) for estimating ammonia emissions from fertilizer and manure application to agricultural soils 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Science, data and infrastructure for analyzing and forecasting agricultural risks using remote sensing and geospatial information 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Microencapsulation of bioactive-rich extract from berry pomace by multicore complex coacervation technology for high health benefits of functional food ingredients 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Plant steroids: a gateway to enhance yield and stress tolerance in cereals 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Optimizing of vitrification and surgical transfer of gonads to protect the genetic diversity of Canadian poultry 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Goods and services and climate change adaptation of agroecosystems in Canada 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Impacts of pollinator pathogens and floral diversity on maintaining a diverse pollination strategy for sustainable lowbush blueberry production 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Expanding the genetic biodiversity of wheat by pre-breeding 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Towards next generation crops that mitigate nitrogen losses 2016-04-01 2017-03-31
    New digital approaches of soil and agricultural land use data development and integration: Canadian land productivity modelling case 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Understanding the pathogen distribution and associations involved in the root rot complex of soybeans 2016-04-01 2019-03-10
    Managing crop reproduction - part II 2016-04-01 2018-03-31
    The effects of lentils on gut health and obesity 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Mitigating phosphorus loss from agricultural lands in the Lake Erie watershed 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
  • Prince Edward Island
    Project titleDuration: startDuration: end
    Development and transfer of a forage plowing BMP for improving water quality and economic resiliency of potato production 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
    Assessment of the impact and interactions of emerging crops on potato-based cropping systems 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Improving malting barley production in Eastern Canada, through disease resistance to FHB and foliar diseases 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    To improve malting barley production in eastern Canada through the development of improved cultural practices 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Understanding the bio-insecticidal properties of buckwheat for wireworm control and the benefits associated with growing it as a rotation crop 2013-10-15 2017-06-30
    Developing eastern hop (Humulus lupulus var. lupuloides) germplasm resources for improved quality traits and disease resistance 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Changes in soil nutrient and microbial properties after 10 years of manure application at various times and rates 2015-04-15 2018-03-31
    Utilization of fruit-waste processing streams as a source of novel, anthocyanin-derived pigments 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
  • Quebec
    Project titleDuration: startDuration: end
    Digestibility and toxicity of grain products 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Web-based applications for transferring agronomic decision-support tools to the sector: SCAN and Agroweather 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    On-farm sustainability assessment of different mineral fertilizer technologies and transfer to potential users: Effects on crop yields, economics and the quality of the environment 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Application of an approach based on the livestock feed system as a mitigation measure for microbial threats in dairy production 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Genomic factors of bovine paratuberculosis resistance: A) Identification of genetic markers for disease resistance B) Host-pathogene interactome study to reveal the MAP mechanisms to counteract the host immunity 2014-09-01 2017-08-31
    Development of innovative strategies and analytical tools to identify infected and potentially shedding cows: eliminating the causative agent of the bovine paratuberculosis from livestock to enhance the safety of the food system 2013-12-01 2016-12-01
    Production of bioenergy from biomass cultivated on soils contaminated with trace metals 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Fermentation processing of vegetables, their microbial ecology, and validation of their safety and functional attributes 2015-04-06 2017-11-15
    Agri-environmental assessment of Canadian dairy farms: Towards eco-efficient management of forage crops and manure 2013-11-01 2017-12-31
    Balancing dairy rations for protein: filling the gaps and updating formulation models to reduce protein intake sensibly 2013-11-01 2017-12-31
    Beneficial effects of milk and fermented dairy products on intestinal and adipose tissue inflammation, and obesity-linked cardiometabolic diseases 2013-11-01 2017-12-31
    Dairy cow management for the next generation (sustainable milk production) 2013-10-01 2017-12-31
    Maximizing inclusion of canola meal in dairy cow diets 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Alternate approaches to direct addition of nitrite/nitrate for organic cured meats 2014-04-01 2018-03-01
    Innovative piglet management strategies for optimum performance up to slaughter weight and profitable pork production 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
    Increasing sow milk yield and piglet growth via low-cost feeding and management strategies during gestation and/or lactation 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Use of novel technologies to optimize pig performance, welfare and carcass value 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Optimizing flooring and social management of group housed gestating sows 2014-05-01 2018-03-31
    Feeding programs for growing-finishing pigs to enhance global competitiveness: opportunities across Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development of spring wheat varieties and germplasm for market competitiveness in Eastern Canada 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Upstream quality for enhanced foods 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Identification and characterization of potentially zoonotic enteric viruses in piglets in breeding herds 2013-11-20 2018-12-31
    Reducing the proliferation and spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds in Canada 2013-10-01 2017-03-31
    Improving identification and understanding of new genotypes of a major pathogen, Botrytis spp. (gray mould and leaf and flower blights) and that pose a threat to Canadian agriculture 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Improving disease resistance in dairy cattle 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Study on the diversity and dynamics of the fecal virome of pigs in the presence and absence of intestinal pathologies 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Mycorrhizal symbiosis - plant and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi interactions at the biological and genetic levels 2015-04-01 2018-03-29
    Three Sisters value-chain: characterization of attributes and functionalities of aboriginal corn, squash and bean varieties, preservation of genetic material and prefeasibility of new culture models 2015-04-01 2017-03-31
    Guide to insect pests and beneficials of Eastern Canadian vineyards 2015-04-06 2017-03-30
    Detection and modelling of the brown marmorated stink bug in Eastern Canada 2015-04-01 2018-03-30
    Enhanced economic competitiveness and sustainability of bioenergy production using perennial forage crops 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Characterization of agricultural microbiota to monitor the effect of environmental perturbations on biodiversity and pest incidence 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Understanding the influence of management practices on nutrient use efficiency and microbial diversity to support productivity and profitability of Canadian agricultural systems 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Assessment of thermally treated biomass fuels for future commercial utilization prospects 2015-03-31 2019-03-30
    Development of an innovative strategy targeting mitochondria for improving health and resistance of newly weaned piglets, decreasing the needs for antibiotics in swine production and improving food safety 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Feeding organic minerals in the growing, gestation and lactation periods: effects on milk quality and litter performance 2015-04-01 2017-12-31
    Milk and dairy products, outstanding sources of vitamin B12: a farm to fork approach 2016-02-01 2018-03-31
    Increasing the energy of Canadian forages fed to high producing dairy cows 2016-02-01 2018-03-31
    Roles of B vitamins on efficiency of propionate utilization and protein metabolism in lactating dairy cows 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Growth and death modelling of significant foodborne microbial threats under different processing conditions 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Sustainable phosphorus use and management in Canadian agro-ecosystems 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Use of Bacteriophage Endolysins as antimicrobial coatings on food packaging films to control L. monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Survival and control of Salmonella serovars in food production systems: role of iron uptake systems and new approaches in fighting 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Comparative performance of UV light non-thermal interventions for treating fresh produce 2016-04-01 2019-03-30
    Conceptualization and validation of the effects of non-optimal temperatures on trophic interactions in horticultural crops in the context of climate variability 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Using the nitrogen nutrition index (NNI) as corn and grasslands fertilization tool 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Enhancement of carnosine content and its nutritional advantages in pork 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Assessment of the impact of feeding management practices on methane emissions from enteric fermentation and manure storage of dairy cows: filling knowledge gaps 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Development of an assessment tool to improve production practices (from birth to slaughter), animal welfare and meat quality under the Canadian commercial conditions 2016-04-01 2019-03-01
    Integrated pest management of the stem and bulb nematode, Ditylenchus dipsaci 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Preharvest UV-C treatment as an environmentally friendly approach for diseases control during growth and improvement of postharvest quality of greenhouse vegetables 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    The fate of dietary trace minerals in pigs, at the frontier between essential micronutrients and heavy metal environmental threat 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Use of probiotics against rotavirus infections and evaluation of the immune response using an in vitro model 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    First step in the development of a conceptual framework for designing Integrated Pest Management strategies 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Spatio-temporal parameters governing optimal N rate determination 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Multi-scale modeling in support to sustainability multi-criteria evaluation of innovative technologies and practices adoption following a participatory approach in the L'Acadie River watershed 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Double emulsions for the protection and transport of bioactive ingredients 2016-04-01 2018-03-31
    Role of prolactin in the regulation of mammary development in late-gestating sows 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Early detection, monitoring and management of herbicide resistant weeds in field vegetables 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Genomic tools for the control of Heterodera glycines, an emerging pest of soybean 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Monitoring and genetic analysis of herbicide resistant weeds in Canada 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Biology of lactation persistency 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Alteration of the dispersion of fat to enhance the attributes of Canadian cheeses: proof of concept 2016-04-01 2019-03-29
    Novel breeding approaches for improving alfalfa energy concentration and cell wall digestibility 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Precision screening from the field scale to the regional scale 2016-04-01 2018-03-31
    Application of dietary and management strategies to manipulate preslaughter muscle glycogen level and improve meat quality in pigs 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Optical fingerprinting as a generic tool for development of food attributes assessment methods 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Potential of outdoor systems as an alternative to conventional pig production 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Characterization of the technological properties of Canadian goat's and sheep's milks and wheys 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Impact of varietal differences of oat on bioactive peptides generation by a dynamic in vitro protein digestion process 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Genomic mining of the SCRDC rhizobium collection and identification of cold-tolerant strains in association with alfalfa 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Study of the efficiency of swine manure management practices and treatments to decrease the environmental impact of the swine production system 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Understanding gut microbiota and host immune responses to probiotics and colostrum for improving pig gut health 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Improvements to AgWeather Quebec and AgWeather Atlantic 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Improving soil health and nutrient use efficiency for sustainable productivity in cropping systems supporting intensive dairy farming in Eastern Canada 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
  • Saskatchewan
    Project titleDuration: startDuration: end
    Development of genomics and bioinformatics tools enabling epigenetic analyses in oilseed crops 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Exploiting genomics to decipher hybrid vigour in Brassica napus 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Survey of Brassica napus germplasm for resistance to blackleg disease 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Techniques for improving canola stand establishment for irrigated conditions 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Developing consensus on rangeland and forage resources in Western Canada: how much and where is it 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Addressing nutrient contamination of water from tile drainage with woodchip denitrification bioreactors 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Development of a robust and economical process to manage pesticide rinsate 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Development of a decision support tool to promote the increased utilization of irrigation technologies and practices in the prairie provinces for maximized irrigated crop production 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Advanced genetic technologies for improvement of camelina and canola 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Emerging commodity-based agroforestry crops 2014-04-01 2017-03-30
    Nutritionally enhanced meal as a component of the camelina bio-refinery platform 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Cloning and characterizing Rpb2 for resistance to Plasmodiophora brassicae 2014-04-01 2017-03-31
    Developing the next generation of IPM tools – mobile applications for pest identification, monitoring, and forecasting for sustainable and profitable crop production 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Characterization and development of new resistant sources for sustainable management of clubroot in canola 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Management of clubroot in a dynamic environment 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    The host-pathogen interaction of Plasmodiophora brassicae and canola 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Clubroot surveillance and epidemiology: staying ahead of an important canola issue 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Aster yellows and swede midge - new threats to prairie canola production 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Developing Canada western red spring (CWRS) cultivars for the western prairies 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Production of basic seed of new wheat cultivars 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Breeding improved Canada western hard white spring (CWHWS) and Canada prairie spring red (CPS) cultivars (Swift Current) 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Developing wheat lines with resistance to leaf spots, and assessment of reaction to kernel diseases 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    End-use quality evaluation (Swift Current) 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Crop management systems/bioinformatics 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Marker assisted breeding and doubled haploidy 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Validation of marker application for marker assisted durum wheat breeding 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Validation of marker application for marker assisted hexaploid wheat breeding 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development of improved Canada Western amber durum cultivars 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Leveraging Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada forage science to reduce livestock production costs 2014-11-01 2017-03-31
    Sustainability metrics 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Frequency and sequence of annual pulses in cropping systems Phase II 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Pea root rot 2013-04-01 2018-01-31
    Managing herbicide resistant weeds in pulses with alternative modes of action 2013-04-01 2017-03-31
    Development of plant material (grasses, legumes) and mixtures for forage production in the Prairie region 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
    Refining and making accessible to growers a validated dynamic action threshold for cereal aphid control in cereal crops 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Making natural C-genome variation accessible for canola improvement 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Development of a decision support tool to promote the increased adoption of irrigation scheduling technologies in the prairie provinces for maximized crop production 2015-10-01 2018-03-31
    Identification and genetic mapping of Brassica napus for resistance to pathotype 5X of Plasmodiophora brassicae 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    New forage legumes for sustainable summer pasture mixtures in Saskatchewan 2015-04-01 2020-03-31
    Understanding the mechanisms for race-specific and non-race specific resistance for effective use of cultivar resistance against blackleg of canola in Western Canada 2015-04-01 2018-03-31
    Using genetic similarity to assess the origin of populations of Plasmodiophora brassicae on canola on the Canadian prairies 2015-11-17 2018-03-31
    To germinate or not to germinate? – towards understanding the role dormancy plays in canola seed and seedling vigour and stand establishment 2015-10-19 2018-03-31
    Mining soybean germplasm collection through genotyping-by-sequencing and phenotyping to enhance germplasm utilization 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Development of field scale practices for establishing and producing AC Saltlander green wheatgrass to improve agricultural productivity of saline areas in the prairies 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Developing native forage varieties for the Canadian prairies 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Determining the extent, environmental and economic impact of leafy spurge in western Canadian rangeland using an unmanned aerial vehicle 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Nitrogen and water management effects on agronomic, economic, performance and environmental impacts in potato-based cropping sequence 2016-04-01 2019-03-29
    Assessing and minimizing nutrient loss from Saskatchewan cropland and pastures 2016-04-01 2017-03-31
    Assessing the long-term sustainability of recent changes to soil and crop management practices on the Canadian prairies 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    The diversity, structure and role of field boundary habitats in agro-ecosystems 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Influence of allelopathic cover crops and their residues on soil quality and the growth and spread of perennial thistles and other weeds in the semi-arid Brown soil zone of western Canada 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Developing durable clubroot resistance against pathotype 5X based on the action modes and deployment of resistance genes 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Developing SNP arrays for characterizing Leptosphaeria maculans populations based on a large collection of Canadian isolates 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Phosphorus enriched lignocellulosic biochar as a strategy for increasing crop productivity and enhancing environmental performance 2016-04-01 2019-03-30
    Improved adoption and management of variable rate irrigation technology through the development of practical prescription writing and management protocols 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
    Improving the yield-scaled greenhouse gas intensity of grain crop production on the Canadian prairies 2016-05-01 2019-03-31

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