Contact information – Plant Gene Resources of Canada

The Canadian plant germplasm consists of three locations which specialize in different groups of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Seed germplasm: Plant Gene Resources Canada

The Plant Genene Resources of Canada, in Saskatoon, is responsible for all seed germplasm, such as cereals, pulses, oilseeds, tomato, forages and covers many species. It also helps coordinate the nation-wide plant germplasm program.

Contact: Dr. Axel Diederichsen

Mailing Address:
Plant Gene Resources of Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Saskatoon Research Centre
107 Science Place
Saskatoon SK  S7N 0X2

Phone: 306-385-9465
Fax: 306-385-9463

Potato germplasm: Canadian Potato Genetic Resources

The Canadian Potato Gene Resources, in Fredericton, are responsible for potatoes and maintain about 190 potato clones.

Contact: Dr. Benoit Bizimungu

Mailing address:
95 Innovation Road
PO Box 20280
Fredericton NB  E3B 4Z7

Phone: 506-452-4880
Fax: 506-452-3316

Fruit germplasm: Canadian Clonal Genebank

The Canadian Clonal Genebank, in Harrow, is responsible for conserving, characterizing, and distributing tree and small fruit, for example apple and strawberry.

Contact: Dr. Anissa M. Lybaert

Mailing Address:
K.W. Neatby Building
Floor 2, Room 2089
60 Carling Ave
Ottawa ON  K1A 0C5

Phone: 613-759-1253
Fax: 613-759-1970