Brandon Research Centre

One of AAFC’s 19 research centres, the Brandon Research Centre is one of the original five experimental farms established by the Federal Government in 1886 under the Experimental Farm Station Act.  The Centre conducts research on crop production, including fertilization requirements of crops, ecology and control of weeds, biology and management of crop diseases, genetics and breeding of barley, management of pastures and cattle, land resource management and impacts of agriculture on the environment.

The Centre’s work produces knowledge, technologies and management practices that enable agricultural producers of the Parkland region to produce the safe and healthy food and fibre products that are demanded by national and international consumers.  Researchers also investigate ways enhance the environmental and economic sustainability of land and water resources, improve the efficient use of inputs and resources, and increase producers’ economic and market competitiveness in domestic and international markets.