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.

Search Research projects from the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre to learn more about what we do.

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:

    Meet our Scientists

    Find out more about the scientists at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre through their profiles below.

    You can also visit the Fields of Science campaign featuring 11 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists from coast to coast. Discover why they chose to pursue a career in agriculture and learn more about their research.

    Scientists and researchers

    Image Annie-Ève Gagnon
    Research scientist
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

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

     

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

     

    Image Etienne Lord
    Research scientist - Digital agronomy et A.I.
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Gaétan Bourgeois
    Research Scientist
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Jacynthe Masse
    Scientist - Functional agroecology
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

     

    Image Jean-Philippe Parent
    Research Scientist - Entomology
    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. Page, E.R.*, R.E. Nurse, S. Meloche, K. Bosveld, C. Grainger, K. Obeid, M. Filotas, M.J. Simard and M. Laforest. 2021. Import of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri S. Wats.) seed with sweet potato (Ipomea batatas
      (L.) Lam) slips. Joint virtual meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society and Weed Science Society of America, February 22nd – 24th 2022 (Poster Presentation).

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    2. Ste-Croix, D.T., Gendron St-Marseille, A.-F., Lord, E., Bélanger, R.R., Brodeur, J., Mimee, B. 2021. Single nematode sequencing of the soybean cyst nematode highlights different strategies to breakdown resistance. SÈVE2021.

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    3. N. Demers, P.K. Abram, J.-P. Parent (2021). Puceron-limace, l’effet perturbateur des vibrations sur la production de juvéniles du puceron vert du pêcher Myzus persicae. 148 ième Réunion annuelle de la Société d’entomologie du Québec, November 25-26, 2021 (Virtual poster presentation).

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    4. J.-P. Parent, P.K. Abram (2021). Les vibrations sont-elles suffisantes pour déloger des pucerons installés confortablement? 148 ième Réunion annuelle de la Société d’entomologie du Québec, November 25-26, 2021 (Virtual oral presentation).

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    5. Brackenridge, H., Bae, J., Simard, M-J., Tardif, F., Bosveld, K., and Nurse, R.E. 2021. Investigation of management practices to optimize cereal rye cover crop-based weed mitigation in Canadian sweet corn production. Canadian Weed Science Society, Annual General Meeting, November 23, 2021.

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    6. J.-P. Parent, P.K. Abram (2021). Are cozy aphids less likely to be disrupted by substrate-borne vibrations? 2021 Entomological Society of Canada and Entomological Society of Ontario's Joint Annual Meeting, November 15-18, 2021 (Virtual oral presentation).

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    7. N. Demers, P.K. Abram, and J.-P. Parent (2021). Slug-like aphids, the disruptive effect of vibrations on the offspring of the green peach aphid Myzus persicae. 2021 Entomological Society of Canada and Entomological Society of Ontario's Joint Annual Meeting, November 15-18, 2021 (Virtual poster presentation).

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    8. Brackenridge, H., Bae, J., Simard, M-J., Tardif, F., Bosveld, K., and Nurse, R.E. 2021. Investigation of management practices to optimize cereal rye cover crop-based weed mitigation in Canadian sweet corn production. Ontario Pest Management Conference, University of Guelph, November 2, 2021.

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    9. Dumotier J, Brodeur J & Gagnon A-È. 2021. Trophic impacts of a rolled-rye mulch on the lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) and the predatory midge (Aphidoletes aphidimyza) in lettuce grown in organic soils. 2021 Entomological Society of America, Denver.

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    10. Dumotier J, Brodeur J & Gagnon A-È. 2021. Impacts trophiques d’un paillis de seigle roulé sur le puceron de la laitue (Nasonovia ribisnigri) en sol organique. 148e Réunion annuelle de la Société d’entomologie du Québec, virtual.

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