Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Saskatoon Research and Development Centre

The Saskatoon Research and Development Centre is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's network of 20 research centres. The Centre, located in the heart of the Prairies in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, conducts research on prairie crops to support the agri-food industry in Western Canada. It is located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan. The centre manages three field sites: Melfort Research Farm, Scott Research Farm and Outlook Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre (CSIDC). Leading research focuses on the following five initiatives with a supporting role in agronomy and northern agriculture:
  • Integrated crop management for sustainable cropping systems on the Canadian Prairies
  • Sustainable management of clubroot on canola
  • Integrated strategies for genetic improvement of oilseed, legume, and forage crops
  • Genetic resource conservation, characterization and utilization
  • Bioproducts and bioresources

Total Number of Employees: 478

Total Number of Researchers: 40


  • Germplasm Development
  • Genetic Modification
  • Chemistry Capabilities
  • Agronomic Research
  • Bioproduct and Bioresources Capabilities

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Pulse Crops
  • Oilseeds
  • Food Quality
  • Plant Extracts
  • Functional Foods/ Nutraceuticals
  • Pest Control


Website: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Saskatoon Research and Development Centre

Tel: 306-385-9301

Fax: (306) 956-7248

Address: 107 Science Place, 
Saskatoon,  SK S7N 0X2