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

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 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
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