Research projects (Brandon Research and Development Centre)

The Brandon Research and Development Centre (Brandon RDC) supports innovative research, development, and technology and knowledge transfer activities related to three of the nine Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Sector Science Strategies.

Agro-ecosystem productivity and health

Scientists are developing crop management strategies to help farmers improve production and respond to weather and climate events. These strategies will enable informed decision-making based on land suitability; increase the efficient use of resources; reduce production input costs; and promote sustainable crop production.

Cereal and pulse

Brandon RDC develops new and improved genetic material in wheat, oat and barley for use primarily in Western Canada. Research is also conducted to improve the efficiency of nutrient and water utilization and to develop integrated crop management practices that reduce the impact of insects, disease and weeds on cereal and pulses.

Horticulture

Potato research focuses on developing site specific nitrogen and water management strategies and using chemical and agronomic practices to manage early dying complex.

Current research projects at Brandon
Project number Lead researcher Project title Budget* Duration: start Duration: end
J-000313 Badea, Ana Breeding two-row feed barley cultivars for western Canada $148,816.00 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000314 Badea, Ana Breeding six-row malting barley cultivars for western Canada $387,855.00 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000315 Badea, Ana Breeding two-row malting barley cultivars for western Canada $770,447.00 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000324 Badea, Ana Breeding dual purpose forage/feed barley for western Canada $183,130.00 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000325 Badea, Ana Breeding two-row hulless food barley cultivars for western Canada $349,224.00 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000326 Badea, Ana Developing barley germplasm with improved resistance to Fusarium head blight for western Canada $572,750.00 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000354 Moulin, Alan Variable N fertility management of canola at the field scale $156,195.00 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000392 Kumar, Santosh Development of field-ready cultivars of Canada western red spring (CWRS) wheat: Eastern prairies $1,165,412.00 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000396 Burt, Andrew Development of early maturing CWRS cultivars and germplasm adapted to northern production areas $874,731.98 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000397 Burt, Andrew Canada western hard white spring (CWHWS) wheat $454,444.01 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000400 Fetch, Tom Developing wheat lines with resistance to stem rust $75,676.02 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000422 Burt, Andrew Quality evaluation for end use traits in wheat germplasm (Brandon) $68,477.99 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000515 McLaren, Debra An expanded survey of Manitoba canola crops for clubroot disease (2013-2016) $10,000.00 2013-07-23 2018-03-31
J-000550 McLaren, Debra Soybean root rot $259,199.00 2013-04-01 2018-01-31
J-000642 Badea, Ana 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 $800,058.55 2013-04-01 2018-03-31
J-000660 Badea, Ana FHB screening of CDC barley breeding selections 2001 - 2015 $473,860.00 2011-05-01 2020-11-15
J-000685 Blewett, Heather A dose response, randomized, controlled, double-blind trial to determine the LDL cholesterol lowering effect of ground flaxseed in adults with borderline to moderate hypercholesterolemia $0.00 2012-01-02 2018-03-31
J-001084 Mohr, Ramona Enhancing Manitoba soybean yield and quality under sub-optimal conditions $181,127.00 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
J-001086 Mohr, Ramona Effect of soil temperature on soybean $75,850.00 2014-04-01 2018-03-31
J-001280 Dubois, Melanie Developing prairie pollinator habitat support tools and understanding their contribution to agricultural production $341,105.00 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
J-001329 Cavers, Curtis 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) $48,253.00 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
J-001333 Wilson, Henry 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 $1,761,512.00 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
J-001361 Glenn, Aaron Biogeochemical dynamics of prairie and mixedwood plains cropland: Mechanisms and practices that improve air, water, soil quality and nutrient-use efficiency $401,556.00 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
J-001415 Butler, Rob Development of methodologies for two commercially available proximal sensors (Veris and Ground Penetrating Radar) to remove adoption barriers to AAFC research and adoption in precision ag $101,109.00 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
J-001436 Cavers, Curtis Collaborative on-site research and development trials (corn) $6,479.00 2015-04-01 2020-03-31
J-001437 Cavers, Curtis Collaborative on-site research and development trials (canola) $7,056.00 2015-04-01 2020-03-31
J-001438 Cavers, Curtis Collaborative on-site research and development trials (pulse) $53,456.50 2015-04-01 2020-03-31
J-001555 Mohr, Ramona Flax yield response to a wide range of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer rates in western Canada $35,640.00 2016-04-01 2019-03-31
J-001568 Cavers, Curtis Collaborative on-site research and development trials (cereals) $3,105.00 2016-04-01 2021-03-31
J-001585 Mohr, Ramona Enhancing Manitoba soybean yield and quality under sub-optimal conditions $54,165.00 2017-04-01 2018-03-31
*: The budget amount represents the forecast total project costs (not actual spending), including any offsets by revenues received from outside agencies/partners. It includes operations and maintenance funds used to purchase goods or services. It does not include salary dollars for staff working on the projects or any grant or contribution funds provided to outside partners for work on the projects.
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