Field Crop Development Centre

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Ever wonder how we get new varieties of barley, triticale, or winter wheat? The Ins and Outs of Cereal Breeding webinar will tell you! Part of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development's Winter Webinar series, FCDC scientists take you on the journey of creating and delivering new varieties for Alberta producers.

The 2014 Lacombe Field Day will be held on Wednesday, July 30. The 2013 Field Day - Promoting Farm Health was held Thursday, July 25, hosted by FCDC and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lacombe Research Centre.

The Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC) conducts cereal breeding and development programs focused on feed barley (2-row, 6-row, and hulless), 2-row malting barley, spring and winter triticale, and winter wheat.

The FCDC main office and laboratory building is situated in downtown Lacombe, Alberta. The research farm and J.H. Helm Research Centre are located one kilometer south of town on Highway 2A, adjacent to the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe Research Centre.

The FCDC land base is approximately 390 acres, developed for field plot research. The farm has facilities for equipment service and storage, seeding cleaning and drying, seed storage, and a growth facility.

Field Crop Development Centre
5030 - 50 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 1W8

Phone: Refer to FCDC Staff Listing for direct phone numbers.
Fax: 403-782-5514


Other Documents in the Series

  Field Crop Development Centre - Current Document
Mission Statement
Staff Listing
History of the Field Crop Development Centre
Field Crop Development Centre - Publications
Field Crop Development Centre - Research Projects
Varieties Released by the Field Crop Development Centre
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This information published to the web on October 22, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 19, 2014.