Crop Diversification Centre North

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Aerial view of CDC North

Crop Extension Branch
204 J. G. O' Donoghue Building
7000 - 113 Street
Edmonton AB, T6H 5T6
Phone: (780)422-4911
Fax: (780)427-1057


The Crop Diversification Centre North (CDC North) is an applied research station within the Industry Development Sector of Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. CDC North has been a part crop research in Alberta for more than 50 years. The Centre boasts researchers and technicians from the Crop Diversification Division, and development officers from the Business & Innovation and Agri-Entreprenuership Divisions.

The location was once the tree nursery for the Alberta Shelterbelt program (now based out of the Saskatchewan PMRA location) and remains beautifully landscaped. The Centre, on the Northeast boundary of the city of Edmonton, is situated on 340 acres of Class 1 (Canada Land Inventory) soils, primarily silt loam. A series of windbreaks divides the site into 76 distinct sections of land for research and demonstration. The Centre also has greenhouses, laboratories, meeting facilities, and extensive irrigation capabilities.

The Site has been the home of numerous programs and projects over the years on special crops, crop varieties and diversified production. The Centre has recently focused primarily on Pulses, Potatoes, Apiculture, and crops for bioindustrial uses and natural health products.


Other Documents in the Series

  Crop Diversification Centre North - Current Document
Crop Diversification Centre North - History
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This information published to the web on September 12, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on August 12, 2009.