Crop Diversification Centre South

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The Crop Diversification Centre South (CDC South) is located in the semi-arid shortgrass prairie region of southeastern Alberta.

Temperatures range from -40 to +39 C. Annual precipitation averages 300 mm, with rainfall averaging 150 mm during the growing season.

The combination of irrigation, an average of 2,400 bright sunshine hours together with a long-term average growing season of 137 days, provide excellent conditions for plant growth.
Crop Diversification Centre South
301 Horticultural Station Road East
Brooks, AB, Canada T1R 1E6
50.5541 N, -111.8536 W
For further information about CDCS
Please contact:
Darcy Driedger, Director
Food and Bio-Industrial Crops Section

CDC South operates four farms; Lendrum Farm (Head Quarters site), McLeod Farm, Ponderosa Farm and the Bow Island Sub-station. There is 10,500 square feet. of laboratory space (including growth chambers, seed laboratory, chemistry laboratories, food science laboratories and plant pathology and entomology laboratories). Lendrum, McLeod and the Bow Island Sub-station are equipped with irrigation.

Research and extension programs

Food and Bio-Industrial Crops SectionBrooks Greenhouse Section


Special Crops

Greenhouse Research Projects
Pest Surveillance SectionLivestock and Farm Business Section

Business Development - Pork
Plant Pathology
Forest Heath and Adaptation Section
Alberta Tree Improvement and Seed Centre

Food and Bio-Processing Branch - Programs SectionIrrigation and Management Section

Food Science and Technology Centre

Irrigation Management
Field Office Section
History and contributions
History of the Crop Diversification Centre South
Agriculture in the County of Newell

For more information about the content of this document, contact Shelley Barkley.
This information published to the web on August 28, 2003.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 18, 2017.