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