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:

 

    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
    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. 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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    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. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Plant and Animal Genome Conference, January 11-15, 2020.

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    8. Nguyen HDT, Grunwald NJ, Abad ZG, Martin FN, Crouch J, Hambleton S, Dettman J, Liu M, Harris LJ, Castlebury L, Salagado-Salazar C, Cowger C, Ellouz O, Mollov D, Fall ML, Ling K, Griffifths J, Mahaffee W, Chen W, Sultata T, Yu Q, Carta LK, Skantar AM, Tambong J, Rogers E, Li S, Dumonceaux TJ, Widmer TL. The 2019 AAFC-USDA meeting on genotyping and monitoring of high-risk plant pathogens.

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    10. Current Status of Potato Cyst Nematodes in North America. Louise-Marie Dandurand, Inga A. Zasada, Xiaohong Wang, Benjamin Mimee, Walter De Jong, Richard Novy, Jonathan Whitworth, Joseph C. Kuhl. Annual Review of Phytopathology 2019 57:1, 117-133

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