Harrow Research and Development Centre Infographic

Harrow RDC Infographic
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  • Harrow Research and Development Centre Infographic (Harrow, Ontario)
  • Established in 1909
  • It is the largest greenhouse research facility in North America
  • 3 Satellite Locations
  • Clay-loam soils at the Honourable Eugene F. Whelan Experimental Farm
  • Development and Knowledge Transfer Unit
  • Greenhouse Research Complex and Sandy Soils
  • Total staff: 96
  • Includes: 22 researchers
  • A minor use pesticides site that conducts research trials on potential solutions to grower-identified pest problems
  • Research focuses on:
    • Plant Breeding
    • Crop Physiology and Management
    • Weed Science
    • Plant Pathology
    • Soil Science
    • Entomology
  • In support of 5 sector science strategies
    • Horticulture
      • Focusing on year-round greenhouse crop production
        • Crop management strategies
        • Plant-based climate control
        • Integrated pest control strategies
        • Energy conservation and renewable energy
    • Agro-Ecosystem Resilience
      • Developing environmentally sustainable agricultural practices for the Ontario Great Lakes watershed through research on
        • Water managment
        • Nutrient dynamics
        • Soil physical quality and carbon dynamics
    • Oilseeds; Cereal and Pulse
      • The Harrow RDC develops
        • Food-grade soybean and dry bean germplasm
        • Pest management research includes
          • Population dynamics and plant-pest interactions
          • Ecology
          • Management of disease, insect, nematode, and weed pests
    • Biodiversity and Bioresources
      • Home to the Canadian Clonal Genebank, part of AAFC's Plant Gene Resources Program
        • Preserving the genetic diversity of Canadian fruit crops by acquiring and maintaining wild plant material and named cultivated varieties
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