Quebec Research and Development Centre

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  • Cows

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.

Sector Needs

The Quebec RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:

 

Scientists and researchers

Image Athyna Cambouris
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Bernard Gagnon
Research Professional
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Chantal Hamel
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Annick Bertrand
Research Scientist Physiology and Biochemistry of perennial crops
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

 

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

 

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

 

Publications

  1. Pattey, E., Jégo, G., Leonard, J. 2020. Verification and long-term simulations of STICS crop model to predict and analyze growing seasons N2O fluxes of spring wheat in eastern Canada. STICS symposium, Montpellier, France, Feb 6-7, 2020

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  2. Marty, C., Lévesque, J.A., Bradley, R.L., Lafond, J., Paré, M.C. (2019). Lowbush blueberry fruit yield and growth response to inorganic and organic Nfertilization when competing with two common weed species, 14(12), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226619

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  3. Aubé, L., Guay, F., Bergeron, R., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Devillers, N. (2019). Sows' preferences for different forage mixtures offered as fresh or dry forage in relation to botanical and chemical composition, 13(12), 2885-2895. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731119000958

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  4. Aubé, L., Guay, F., Bergeron, R., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Devillers, N. (2019). Sows prefer forages conserved as haylage over hay and fresh forage, 228 93-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2019.08.007

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  5. Marty, C., Lévesque, J.A., Bradley, R.L., Lafond, J. and Paré, M.C. 2019. Lowbush blueberry fruit yield and growth response to inorganic and organic N fertilization when competing with two common weed species. Affiche présentée au congrès annuel de la CSSSS, 9-13 juillet, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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  6. Benmohamed, H. Poirier, V., Lafrenière, C. Lafond, J. et Lajeunesse, J. 2019. Quelles incidences peuvent avoir les mélanges fourragers et la gestion de la paissance sur le stockage et la biomasse racinaire? Présentation orale réalisée au 33 congrès annuel de l’AQSSS, Duhamel-Ouest, Qc. 11-14 juin

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  7. Lafond, J., Cambouris, A.N., Perron, I. Lajeunesse, J. et Ziadi, N. 2019. Fertilisation azotée du bleuet sauvage : Impacts des conditions édaphiques. Présentation orale réalisée au 33 congrès annuel de l’AQSSS, Duhamel-Ouest, Qc. 11-14 juin.

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  8. Scheer, C., Pelster, D., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Cleemput, O. Van, Kanter, D., Winiwarter, W., Ogle, S., Boeckx, P., Fuchs, K., Baggs, E., Bakken, L., Barton, L., Cardenas, L., Clough, T., DelGrosso, S., Dorich, C., Friedl, J., Hu, C., Leitner, S., Massad, R., Peterson, S.O., Skiba, U., Smith, W., Subbarao, G.V., Vogeler, I. and Wagner-Riddle, C. Addressing nitrous oxide: An often ignored climate and ozone threat. Policy Brief of the workshop on “Climate change, reactive nitrogen, food security and sustainable agriculture” Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 15-16 April, 2019. https://mopga.imk-ifu.kit.edu/sites/mopga/files/inline-files/Policy%20Brief%20-%20Nr-Workshop%20Garmisch%20final.pdf

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  9. D'Amours, E., Cloutier, J. Bertrand, A., Claessens, A., Rocher, S. et Audy, P. 2019. Identification de souches de rhizobium tolérantes aux basses températures pour le trèfle, le sainfoin et le lotier. Affiche présentée à la journée d'information scientifique sur les bovins laitiers et les plantes fourragères, Drummonville, Québec (Canada)

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  10. Fan, J., McConkey, B.G., Liang, B.C., Angers, D.A., Janzen, H.H., Kröbel, R., Cerkowniak, D.D., Smith, W.N. (2019). Increasing crop yields and root input make Canadian farmland a large carbon sink, 336 49-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.08.004

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