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Frégeau-Reid, Judith, Ph.D.

Program Representative and Research Scientist

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1675
Fax: 613-759-1701
Email: judith.fregeau-reid@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • corn
  • natto soybean hardness after steaming
  • barley
  • native corn
  • wheat
  • soybean
  • naked oats
  • cereal grain physiology
  • nitrogen fertility and effect on milling wheats quality
  • functionality
  • food applications
  • soybean seed water relations
  • wheat flour quality
  • wheat kernel hardness
  • oilseed quality
  • soluble sugars
  • pentosans
  • screening for cereal
  • end-use grain quality

Current Projects:

  • Develop and apply genetic, biotechnology and quality evaluation tools to facilitate genetic enhancement of quality through rapid screening methods
  • Develop and release improved (yield, quality, adaptability, and/or disease resistance) cultivars and breeding lines of soybeans
  • Develop high yield red spring wheat with quality similar to US red winter for use in diverse end-use markets
  • Develop technologies and enhanced ability to quantify quality attributes of soybeans and soy products and determine how various soybean traits affect the yield and quality of soy products
  • Development of hulless oat cultivars for eastern Canada
  • Development of milling quality oat cultivars for eastern Canada
  • Development of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) methods for efficient quality evaluation of oat lines.
  • Identification of Milling Quality Oat Lines
  • Tofu-type Soybean 2

Research publications

2019

2017

  • Yan, W., Fregeau-Reid, J., Ma, B.L., Pageau, D., Vera, C. (2017). Nitrogen fertilizer complements breeding in improving yield and quality of milling oat, 57(6), 3291-3302. http://dx.doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2017.05.0290
  • Yan, W., Fregeau-Reid, J., Martin, R., Pageau, D., Xue, A., Jakubinek, K., deHaan, B., Thomas, S., Hayes, M., Cummiskey, A. (2017). AAC noranda oat, 97(5), 929-934. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0148
  • Yan, W., Fregeau-Reid, J., Martin, R., Pageau, D., Xue, A., Jakubinek, K., deHaan, B., Thomas, S., Hayes, M., Sibbit, D., Cummiskey, A. (2017). AAC blake oat, 97(5), 935-938. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0146
  • Yan, W., McElroy, A., Fregeau-Reid, J., Martin, R., Pageau, D., Xue, A., Jakubinek, K., deHaan, B., Thomas, S., Sibbit, D., Cummiskey, A. (2017). AAC almonte oat, 97(5), 943-949. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0102
  • Yan, W., McElroy, A., Fregeau-Reid, J., Martin, R., Pageau, D., Xue, A., Jakubinek, K., deHaan, B., Thomas, S., Sibbit, D., Cummiskey, A. (2017). AAC richmond oat, 97(5), 923-927. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0050

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2009

Other science related publications

2016

  • Cao W, Fedak G, Voldeng H, Somers D, Xue A, Fregeau-Reid J, Humphreys G (2016) Marker-assisted breeding for improvement of Fusarium head blight resistance in spring wheat. Proc ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Nov. 6-9, P163-1312.
  • Cao W, Humphreys G, Fedak G, McCallum B, Fetch T, Sun Y, Fregeau-Reid J (2016) Development of blue wheat derived from wild species Thinopyron intermedium. Proc 3rd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Ottawa, Nov 22-25, P37.
  • Humphreys G, Zi Y, Graf R, Kalikililo A, Langille L, Dion Y, Fregeau-Reid J (2016) Effect of cultivar and environment on end-use quality of Canadian winter wheat. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting, Nov. 6-9, 2016, Phoenix, AZ, USA. P332-907.

2014

  • Ma, B.-L., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Pageau, D., Vera, C.L., and Yan, W. (2014). "β-Glucan, Oil, and Protein of Oats as Affected by Variety, Location, and N Application.", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014.

2012

  • Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Yan, W., Martin, R.A., Cummiskey, A., Pageau, D., Sibbitt, D., De Haan, B., Thomas, S., and Morasse, I. (2012). "Associations among grain yield, groat percentage, and beta-glucan in two oat genetic populations.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Gardner, K.M., Wight, C.P., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Yan, W., Ames, N.P., Rossnagel, B.G., Herrmann, M., Molnar, S.J., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Miller, S.S., Fetch Jr., T.G., Chong, J., Martin, R.A., Tekauz, A., Haber, S.M., Savard, M.E., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Prospects of whole genome selection in oat using high throughput genetic markers.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Hizbai, B.T., Gardner, K.M., Wight, C.P., Dhanda, R.K., Molnar, S.J., Johnson, D.L., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Yan, W., Rossnagel, B.G., Burrows, V.D., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Mapping of QTLs affecting oil content and composition in oats.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Morrison, M.J., Cober, E.R., and Frégeau-Reid, J.A. (2012). "There Are Genotypic Differences for Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Concentration in Short-Season Soybean.", 2012 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, USA, October 21-24, 2012, Abstract 376-5. (Presentation)
  • Yan, W., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Pageau, D., Martin, R.A., Rowsell, J., Beattie, A.D., and Cummiskey, A. (2012). "Breeding for an "ideal" Milling Oat: Challenges and Strategies.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012.

2011

  • Comeau, A., Langevin, F., Voldeng, H.D., Haber, S.M., Gilbert, J., Randhawa, H.S., Dion, Y., Rioux, S., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Eudes, F., Blackwell, B.A., Martin, R.A., Scheeren, P., Caetano, V., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., and Fedak, G. (2011). "The systemic approach : faster genetic progress for complex goals.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011, Presentation.
  • Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Morrison, M.J., and Cober, E.R. (2011). "Genotype and environment influence GABA concentration in short-season soybean.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.

2009

  • Frégeau-Reid, J.A. (2009 Internal). Lab-on-a chip technology to ensure molecular uniformity for future varietal identification. Report to Canadian Seed Growers Association., AAFC Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Ottawa, ON. (Report)
  • Frégeau-Reid, J.A. (2009 Internal). Oat Grain Quality Research at ECORC. Report to PepsiCo (Quaker)., AAFC Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Ottawa, ON. (Report)
  • Frégeau-Reid, J.A. (2009 Internal). Strategies for the development of high quality spring wheat for Ontario. Report to Ontario Wheat Producers' Marketing Board., AAFC Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Ottawa, ON. (Report)
  • Gulden, S.M., Watson, E.M., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Miller, S.S., Fedak, G., Ouellet, T. (2009). "Characterization of a novel resistance to Fusarium graminearum identified in the grass Thinopyrum elongatum.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009. (Poster)
  • Miller, S.S. and Frégeau-Reid, J.A. (2009). "Microstructure and nutrient distribution in oats: Influence on quality.", SPIE Scanning Microscopy 2009, Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA, USA, May 4-7, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Miller, S.S. and Frégeau-Reid, J.A. (2009). "Microstructure and nutrient distribution in oats: influence on quality.", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7378(Article No. 73781K).
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