Quebec Research and Development Centre

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The Quebec Research and Development Centre (Quebec RDC) located in Quebec City, Quebec was established in 1967. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

The Centre is associated with two satellite locations:

  • Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures Research Farm, and

  • Normandin Research Farm.

Areas of Research

The research carried out at the Quebec RDC aims to boost agricultural productivity and sustainability in a cold, humid climate and to improve environmental performance through the development of field crop systems that incorporate perennial forage species.

The environmental and production aspects of forage will be widely incorporated into the animal production component of the Sherbrooke Research Centre, with a focus on developing integrated production systems with minimum environmental impact.

Search Research projects from the Quebec Research and Development Centre to learn more about what we do.

Sector Needs

The Quebec RDC carries out innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities in support of the AAFC's Strategic Plan for Science.

Meet our Scientists

Find out more about the scientists at Quebec 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.

2560 Hochelaga Boulevard
Québec, QC G1V 2J3
Canada
(418) 657-7980

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Scientists and researchers

Research Scientist, Perennial Forage Biomass Crops
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Athyna Cambouris
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Bernard Gagnon
Research Professional
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image David Pelster
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Biology Study Leader in Bioinformatics
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Annick Bertrand
Research Scientist Physiology and Biochemistry of perennial crops
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Fadi Hassanat
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Gaétan Parent
Senior Soil Ressource Specialist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Gaëtan Tremblay
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Georges Thériault
Research professional in agri-environment
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jean-Pascal Matteau
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Agrometeorology specialist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jonathan Lafond
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Julie Lajeunesse
Biologist in forage and small fruit crop management
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research professional
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Marie-Noëlle Thivierge
Research scientist - Forage plant ecophysiology and agronomy
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Bioinformatician / computer scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Martin Chantigny
Scientist, Soil Biochemistry and Nutrient Cycling
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mary-Cathrine Leewis
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Noura Ziadi
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image René Morissette
Hydrological and agroecosystem modeller
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Stéphane Gariépy
Regional Manager, Ag-Land and Agroforestry
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. F. Hassanat, G. Tremblay, P. Seguin, M. Theriault, X. Godin, S. Bittman, D. Hunt, J.
    Hakl, G. Belanger, M. N. Thivierge, A. Bertrand, and A. Claessens. 2022. Red clover addition to improve the energy to protein balance of alfalfa-based forage mixtures. J. Dairy Sci. 105(Suppl. 1): 1518V. (Abstr.)

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  2. Claessens, A., Bertrand, A., Thériault, M., Lajeunesse, J., and Rocher, S. 2022. Genetic Selection for High Energy in Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa L.) Stems. 2022 Joint Conference NAAIC, Trifolium, & Grass Breeders,
    June 7-9, 2022, Lansing, MI, USA.

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  3. Bertrand, A. Claessens, A., Thériault, M., Lajeunesse, J., Rocher, S., and Baron, V. 2022. Field Assessment of Alfalfa Populations Selected for Low Dormancy Within Winter-Hardy Cultivars. 2022 Joint Conference
    NAAIC, Trifolium, & Grass Breeders, June 7-9, 2022, Lansing, MI, USA.

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  4. Benchaar, C., F. Hassanat, and K. A. Beauchemin. 2022. Effect of Dietary Metabolizable Protein Level on Energy Partitioning of Ayrshire and Holstein Dairy Cows. 8th International Greenhouse Gas Animal Agriculture Conference. June 5-9, 2022. Orlando, FL.

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  5. https://www.acfas.ca/evenements/congres/programme/89/200/206/c

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  6. Tremblay, G., Seguin, P., Godin, X., Bittman, S., Hunt, D., Hakl, J., Bélanger, G., Thivierge, M.-N., Bertrand, A., Claessens, A. 2022. Le trèfle rouge améliore le ratio énergie/protéines des mélanges fourragers à base de luzerne. 89e Congrès annuel de l’Acfas, Université Laval, Québec, 7 au 13 mai 2022.

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  7. Claessens et al. 2022. ASC Increasing the production and utilization of alfalfa forages in Canada. Annual Performance Report to DPC. 21 pages.

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  8. Budong Qian, Ward Smith, Yong Min Kim, Qi Jing, Brian Grant, Guillaume Jego, Scott Duguid, Ken Hester, Alison Nelson (2022) What will projected near-term climate mean for soybeans in Canada? Invited Keynote Speaker, Northern Soybean Summit, (Virtual) Toronto, Ontario, Canada. January 25, 2022..

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  9. Godin, X., Tremblay, G. F., Seguin, P., Bittman, S., Hunt, D., Hakl, J., Bélanger, G., Thivierge, M. N., Bertrand, A., Thériault, M., & Claessens, A. (2021) The Energy to Protein Balance Is Improved By Red Clover Addition in Alfalfa-Based Forage Mixtures [Abstract]. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2021am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/136568

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  10. Smith, E., McDonald, B., Pelster, D., Glenn, A., Wilson, H., Rodd, V., Kellman, L., Javorek, S. and Dubois, M. Nov. 7-10, 2021. Climate change and wetland eco-services. ASA, CSSA & SSSA International Annual Meeting: A Sustainable economy for sustainable development. Salt Lake City, Utah. Virtual Meeting.

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