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 and is home to Plant Gene Resources of Canada, the Canadian national repository for plant genetic resources, and Canadian Animal Genetic Resources, a joint initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Saskatchewan, to preserve the genetic diversity of Canadian livestock and poultry breeds. 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
  • Preserving Genetic Diversity


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