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.

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Sector Needs

The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu RDC carries out innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities in support of the AAFC's Strategic Plan for Science, which include: 

Addressing threats to the value chain – Horticulture crop pest biovigilance

Early detection, monitoring and characterization of bio-aggressors in spatial, temporal and quantitative terms in order to assess the risk they pose. Use of detection, quantification and forecasting tools to anticipate problems and develop crop protection strategies.

Increasing agricultural productivity and enhancing environmental performance – Precision Agriculture

Using information derived from technology to make decisions. Use of high-spatial-density and temporal data, including climate and remote sensing data. Precision and input management to optimize activities in a mosaic of diverse and intensive horticultural crops.

    Meet our Scientists

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

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    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
    Retired Research Scientist (entomology)
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    Image Etienne Lord
    Research scientist - Digital agronomy et A.I.
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    Image Gaétan Bourgeois
    Research Scientist
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    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 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 Pierre-Luc Chagnon
    Research Scientist in soil science
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    Publications

    1. Masse, J., Caron, M., Chagnon, P.-L., Thivierge, M.-N., Bélec C. and Stefani, F. 2023. Optimisation des cultures intercalaires pour la préservation des communautés de champignons mycorhiziens arbusculaires dans les champs de Brassicacées. 37th Annual Meeting of the Association québécoise des spécialistes en sciences du sol (AQSSS), Québec, Canada, May 23–25, 2023. Oral presentation.

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    2. Dumotier, J., Brodeur, J., Gagnon, A.È. (2024). Trophic impacts of a rolled-rye cover crop on the lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) and associated insect fauna in cultivated Histosols. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, [online] 172(3), 215-228. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eea.13402

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    3. Lucotte M., Masse J., Seguin P., Halde C., Vien C.É,. (2024) Effets des cultures de couverture intercalaires dans la culture du maïs sur les indicateurs physiques et biologiques des sols au Québec. Affiche présentée dans le cadre du 3e congrès annuel du RQRAD. Québec (Canada). 13 au 15 février 2024

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    4. Ametonou, Y.F. Séguin C., Halde C., Seguin P., Lucotte M., Masse J., Copley T. (2024). Arbitrages pour atteindre les objectifs du Plan d’agriculture durable (PAD) dans un environnement incertain. Présentation orale dans le cadre du 3e congrès annuel du RQRAD. Québec (Canada). 13 au 15 février 2024

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    5. Aid L., Masse J., Trépanier G. et Gumiere T. (2024) Transition vers l’agriculture biologique et son impact sur la microbiologie des sols au Québec. Affiche présentée dans le cadre du 3e congrès annuel du RQRAD. Québec (Canada). 13 au 15 février 2024

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    6. Ladouceur L., Lucotte M., Moingt M., Masse J., Séguin C., Halde C., Seguin P., Copley T. (2024) Effets du glyphosate et de l’AMPA sur les fonctions microbiennes liées au cycle de l’azote dans les sols de grandes cultures au Québec. Affiche présentée dans le cadre du congrès annuel du RQRAD. Québec (Canada)13 au 15 février 2024

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    7. Florez-Buitrago X., Séguin P., Copley T., Masse J., Halde C., Lucotte M., Moingt M., Séguin C. (2024) Understanding effects of cover crops on weeds supression, corn yield and root's health. Poster presented for the 3rd congrès annuel du RQRAD du 13 au 15 février 2024

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    8. Van der Heyden, H. Faire progresser la réduction des risques liés à l’utilisation des fongicides en production maraîchère conventionnelle. 2024. 3rd RQRAD Annual Meeting, Québec, Canada

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    9. Gagnon A-È. 2024. Le puceron du soya : une histoire à succès. Talk. 3e congrès du Réseau Québécois de Recherche en Agriculture Durable (RQRAD), Québec, Québec, Canada.

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    10. Mimee, B., Ste-Croix, D.T., 2024. Soybean cyst nematode in Canada and the applications of genomics. National Soy Research​ Conference​​, January 24, 2024, London, ON.

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