Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre

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The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu RDC) located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec opened in 1912. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres.

The Centre is associated with three satellite locations:

  • L’Acadie Experimental Farm, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

  • Sainte-Clotilde Experimental Farm, Sainte-Clotilde de Châteauguay

  • Frelighsburg Experimental Site, Frelighsburg.

Areas of Research

The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu RDC helps the Canadian horticultural sector to stay competitive and sustainable by developing new knowledge and technologies in the field of horticultural crop protection, while taking a biovigilance and precision agriculture approach.

The centre is one of seven sites where field trials on potential pest management tools and technologies trials are conducted for AAFC’s Minor Use Pesticide Program.

Sector Needs

The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:

 

    Scientists and researchers

    Research scientist
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Benjamin Mimee
    Research scientist - Nematology
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Charles Vincent
    Research Scientist (entomology)
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Gaétan Bourgeois
    Research Scientist
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Jean-Philippe Parent
    Research Scientist
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Louis Longchamps
    Research scientist in precision agriculture
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Mamadou Lamine Fall
    Research scientist
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Marie Thérèse Charles
    Research scientist, Postharvest Physiology
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Marie-Josée Simard
    Research Scientist
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Martin Filion
    Research scientist - Plant bacteriology and microbial ecology
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Martin Laforest
    Scientist molecular malherbology
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Odile Carisse
    Research Scientist
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Tanya Arseneault
    Research Scientist
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Publications

    1. Dauphinais, N., Vandal, M., Gagnon, A.È., Bélair, G., Véronneau, P.Y., Mimee, B. (2018). Development and application of a multiplex qPCR method for the simultaneous detection and quantification of pratylenchus alleni and P. Penetrans in Quebec, Canada, 102(5), 970-976. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-17-1222-RE

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    2. Forney, C.F., LeBlanc, D.I., Vigneault, C., Toussaint, V., Bourgeois, G., Clément, A. and Bezanson, G. (2018). The interaction of storage temperature and duration on aroma volatiles in tomato fruit. Acta Hortic. 1194, 343-350
      DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1194.49
      https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1194.49

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    3. Duceppe, M.O., Lafond-Lapalme, J., Palomares-Rius, J.E., Sabeh, M., Blok, V., Moffett, P., Mimee, B. (2017). Analysis of survival and hatching transcriptomes from potato cyst nematodes, Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallid, 7(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-03871-x

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    4. Breeden, S.M., Brosnan, J.T., Breeden, G.K., Vargas, J.J., Eichberger, G., Tresch, S., Laforest, M. (2017). Controlling Dinitroaniline-Resistant Goosegrass (Eleusine indica) in Turfgrass, 31(6), 883-889. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/wet.2017.57

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    5. Laforest, M., Soufiane, B., Simard, M.J., Obeid, K., Page, E., Nurse, R.E. (2017). Acetyl-CoA carboxylase overexpression in herbicide-resistant large crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis), 73(11), 2227-2235. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.4675

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    6. Mimee, B., Soufiane, B., Dauphinais, N., Bélair, G. (2017). A qRT-PCR method to evaluate viability of potato cyst nematode (Globodera spp.), 39(4), 503-513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2017.1382574

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    7. Marie-Josée Simard,a Martin Laforest,a Brahim Soufiane,a Diane Lyse Benoit,a François J. Tardifb

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    8. Lafond-Lapalme, J., Duceppe, M.O., Wang, S., Moffett, P., Mimee, B. (2017). A new method for decontamination of de novo transcriptomes using a hierarchical clustering algorithm, 33(9), 1293-1300. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btw793

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