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. 2019/2020 Nova Scotia Wine Grape Bud Hardiness Report no. 8: February 17 – 18

    2020 - View publication details

  2. 2019/2020 Nova Scotia Wine Grape Bud Hardiness Report no. 7: February 3 – 5

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  3. Blatt, S, DeLong, J, Abbasi, P and Burgher-MacLellan, K. 2020. Research update: insects, diseases and storage. Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Annual Convention, Greenwich, NS, January

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  4. 2019/2020 Nova Scotia Wine Grape Bud Hardiness Report no. 6: January 19 – 20

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  5. 2019/2020 Nova Scotia Wine Grape Bud Hardiness Report no. 5: January 6 – 7

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  6. Cossentine, J.E., Brauner, A.M., Franklin, J.L., Robertson, M.C., Buhl, P.N., Blatt, S., Gariepy, T.D., Fraser, H., Appleby, M., Grigg-Mcguffin, K., Mason, P.G. (2020). Parasitism and phenology of Dasineura mali (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Canadian apple (Rosaceae) orchards, http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2020.15

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  7. Blatt, S., Augustine Joseph, D., Cutler, G.C., Olson, A.R., White, S. (2020). Degree-day models to predict carrot weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) emergence and oviposition in Nova Scotia, Canada, http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2020.19

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  8. 2019/2020 Nova Scotia Wine Grape Bud Hardiness Report no. 4: December 18 – 19

    2019 - View publication details

  9. 2019/2020 Nova Scotia Wine Grape Bud Hardiness Report no. 3: December 9 – 10

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  10. McClure, K.A., Gong, Y.H., Song, J., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M., Campbell Palmer, L., Fan, L., Burgher-MacLellan, K., Zhang, Z.Q., Celton, J.M., Forney, C.F., Migicovsky, Z., Myles, S. (2019). Genome-wide association studies in apple reveal loci of large effect controlling apple polyphenols, 6(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41438-019-0190-y

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