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
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    Image Benjamin Mimee
    Research scientist - Nematology
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    Image Charles Vincent
    Research Scientist (entomology)
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    Image Gaétan Bourgeois
    Research Scientist
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    Image Jacynthe Masse
    Scientist - Functional agroecology
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    Image Jean-Philippe Parent
    Research Scientist - Entomology
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    Image Louis Longchamps
    Research scientist in precision agriculture
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    Image Mamadou Lamine Fall
    Research Scientist
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    Image Marie Thérèse Charles
    Research scientist, Postharvest Physiology
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    Image Marie-Josée Simard
    Research Scientist
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    Image Martin Filion
    Research scientist - Plant bacteriology and microbial ecology
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    Image Martin Laforest
    Scientist molecular malherbology
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    Image Odile Carisse
    Research Scientist
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    Image Tanya Arseneault
    Research Scientist
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    Publications

    1. Patel V, Fall ML, Wang A, Ellouze W (2021) RNAi triggered systemic acquired resistance to combat emerging plant pathogens. The Joint Canadian Fungal Research Network (CanFunNet) and Great Lakes Mycology Conference 2021/05/26 - 2021/05/28, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, p 90

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    2. Brackenridge, H., Bae, J., Simard M-J, Tardif, F., Bosveld, K., and Nurse, R.E. 2020. Investigation of management strategies to optimize cover crop-based weed mitigation in Canadian sweet corn production. Proceeding of the 61st annual meeting of the Weed Science Society of America.

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    3. Laforest, M., Bisaillon, K., Soufiane, B. Maheux, L., Fortin S., Martin, S., James T. , Miville D. , Marcoux, A. and Simard, M.-J. 2021. Glyphosate Resistant Bird Rape Mustard (Brassica rapa) Through Introgression of a Transgenic Construct: Distribution and Genetic Characterization. Weed Science Society of America meeting, March 15-18, Online.

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    4. Brackenridge, H., Bae, J., Simard M-J, Tardif, F., Bosveld, K., and Nurse, R.E. 2020. Investigation of management strategies to optimize cover crop-based weed mitigation in Canadian sweet corn production. Proceeding of the 74th annual meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society.

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    5. Minville, A-K., Simard, M.-J., Halde, C. and Carisse, O. 2020. Can cover crops control weeds and mitigate soil water erosion during the establishment of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) in southern Quebec? Canadian Weed Science Society meeting November 23-26, Online.

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    6. Fall, M.L., Xu, D., Lemoyne, P., Ben Moussa, I.E., Beaulieu, C., Carisse, O. (2020). A diverse virome of leafroll-infected grapevine unveiled by dsRNA sequencing, 12(10), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v12101142

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    7. Pandian, B.A., Friesen, A., Laforest, M., Peterson, D.E., Vara Prasad, P.V., Jugulam, M. (2020). Confirmation and characterization of the first case of acetolactate synthase (ALS)-inhibitor resistant wild buckwheat (Polygonum convolvulus) in the United States, 10(10), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101496

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    8. McKenzie-Gopsill AG, Graham G, Laforest M, Ibarra S, Hann S, Wagg C. 2020. Tracking and managing triazine resistant Chenopodium album in Atlantic Canadian potato production. Prince Edward Island Soil and Crop Conference. March 5th 2020, Summerside PE Canada

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    9. McKenzie-Gopsill AG, Graham G, Laforest M, Ibarra S, Hann S, Wagg C. 2020. Tracking and managing triazine resistant Chenopodium album in Atlantic Canadian potato production. New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual General Meeting. Feb 21st 2020, Woodstock NB Canada

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    10. Plant and Animal Genome Conference, January 11-15, 2020.

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