Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre
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.
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.
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.