Kentville Research and Development Centre

  • Horticulture
  • Agri-Food
  • Agro-Ecosystem Resilience
  • Forages and Beef
  • Biodiversity and Bioresources

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.

Sector Needs

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.

 

32 Main Street
Kentville, NS B4N 1J5
Canada
(902) 365-8555

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Scientists and researchers

Image Beatrice Amyotte
Research Scientist, Small Fruit Germplasm Development
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Dr. Charles F. Forney
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Debra Moreau
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Harrison Wright
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Lihua Fan
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Shawkat Ali
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image shawna mackinnon
Research Scientist, Phytochemist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Keith Douglas Fuller
Biologist Study Leader
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Suzanne Blatt
Research Scientist - Integrated Pest Management/Entomology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Vicky Lévesque
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Gallant B, Blatt S, Douglas HB, Labbe R, Makela K. 2021. How you can help protect Canada’s plant resources: report a plant pest. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, 53: #-#.

    2021 - View publication details

  2. Fortier, AM. 2021. SIR for control of cabbage root maggot: an alternative to chemical control? Les vendredis horticoles de la Monteregie (lutte integree). December.

    2021 - View publication details

  3. Wright AH. Quality Retention of the New Apple Cultivar ‘Pazazz’ by Development of a Harvest Maturity Model and Optimization of Controlled Atmosphere Storage: 2020–2021 Report

    2021 - View publication details

  4. Franklin J, Wright AH (2021). 2021 / 2022 Wine Grape Bud Hardiness Report no. 1: November 8 - 9. Report

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  5. Ellouze, W., Schneider, K. and Ali, S. 2021. Apples to apples: An international study of local and global apple fruit microbiomes has implications for future pathogen control strategies. Fruit & Vegetable, September 22, 2021. https://www.fruitandveggie.com/apples-to-apples/

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  6. Vankoughnett, M. and Smith, E. 2021 Progress Report. Nova Scotia Business Inc: Productivity and Innovation Voucher. Determining the impact different frost rates on early season potato physiology and yields.

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  7. Khanal, R., Mills, A., Mountain N., Fillmore, S. (2021). Effect of Seeding Rate on Hulless Barley Production in Eastern Canada. Tri-Society Virtual Conference, Edmonton, AB

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  8. Marouani, E., Ziadi, N., Lévesque, V., Kolsi Benzina, N., Bouslimi, B., Koubaa, A. (2020). Mitigation of CO2, CH4 and N2O from Acidic Clayey Soil Amended with Fertilizer Pellets Based on Alkaline Organic Residues. Waste Biomass Valorization, [online] 12(7), 3813-3827. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12649-020-01276-y

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  9. Cambouris, A. N., Duchemin, M., Ziadi, N., Smith, E. L., Arnould, S. and Fenech, A. Jun. 15-17, 2021. Nitrogen management in potato production in Prince Edward Island through management zones. Association Quebecoise de specialists en sciences du soil (AQSSS) 2021 Congress. Virtual Meeting.

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  10. Franklin J, Wright AH. 2020 / 2021 Nova Scotia Wine Grape Bud Hardiness Report no. 11: April 26 - 27. Report

    2021 - View publication details