FCDC is hosting a barley pancake breakfast and open house on Tuesday, July 29 from 8 – 10 am at the farm site. Take a look through the J.H. Helm Centre’s growth chambers, growth rooms, lab space, and check out our plot machinery and research equipment!
The Lacombe Field Day will be held Wednesday, July 30. This year we have a hands-on crossing demonstration along with the latest research results from FCDC and our partners at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada!
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.