Kentville Research and Development Centre
The Kentville Research and Development Centre (Kentville RDC) was established in 1911 in Kentville, Nova Scotia. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres.
The Centre is associated with one satellite location:
Nappan Research Farm, located near Amherst, Nova Scotia
Areas of Research
The Kentville RDC delivers an integrated program of agriculture and agri-food research and technology transfer along the innovation continuum, which includes: germplasm development, sustainable and environmentally resilient primary production, postharvest handling and storage, and food attributes and safety.
Research at Kentville RDC addresses regionally prominent horticultural crops such as tree fruits, berry crops, wine grapes and vegetables. Research at the Nappan Research Farm focusses on forage and livestock management. Kentville RDC is also a Minor Use Pesticide site that conducts research trials on solutions to grower-identified pest problems.
Search Research projects from the Kentville Research and Development Centre to learn more about what we do.
The Kentville RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:
Meet our Scientists
Find out more about the scientists at Kentville Research and Development Centre through their profiles below.
You can also visit the Fields of Science campaign featuring 11 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists from coast to coast. Discover why they chose to pursue a career in agriculture and learn more about their research.