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.

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

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

 

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 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. s/o

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  2. Boucher, Marie-Soleil, Gaëtan Tremblay, Philippe Seguin, Édith Charbonneau, Mireille Thériault, Jean-Philippe Laroche, Annick Bertrand, Annie Claessens, Gilles Bélanger, Robert Berthiaume, et Caroline Halde. 2021. Les luzernes vendues comme étant plus digestibles ne le sont pas toutes ! L’écho-Fourrager, 1, p. 7-8.
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  3. Fournier, M.P., Paré, M.C., Buttò, V., Delagrange, S., Lafond, J., Deslauriers, A. (2021). How plant allometry influences bud phenology and fruit yield in two Vaccinium species, 126(5), 825-835. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/AOB/MCAA083

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  4. Bertrand, A., Claessens, A., Lajeunesse, J. and Baron, V.S. 2020. Risks and opportunities for alfalfa production in northern latitudes. Invited talk, Adaptation of forages to Climate Change. ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting Virtual Phoenix.

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  5. Parenteau, M.T., Gu, H., Zebarth, B.J., Cambouris, A.N., Lafond, J., Nelson, A., Nyiraneza, J., Davidson, C., Lagüe, M., Galvez, J.H., Strömvik, M.V., Tai, H.H. (2020). Data mining nitrogen-responsive gene expression for source-sink relations and indicators of n status in potato, 10(10 October), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101617

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  6. Bertrand, A., Claessens, A., Baron, V., Rocher, S., McCartney, D. Creating cold-tolerant alfalfa. Canadian Cattlemen. April 2020.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Claessens, A., Bertrand, A., Rocher, S., Thivierge, M.-N., Tremblay, G. 2019. Une luzerne plus sucrée pour vos vaches laitières? Symposium sur les bovins laitiers. Drummondville, 29 octobre 2019.

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