Summerland Research and Development Centre

  • Horticulture
  • Agro-Ecosystem Resilience
  • Biodiversity and Bioresources
  • Agri-Food

The Summerland Research and Development Centre (Summerland RDC) was established in 1914 in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

Areas of Research

Research at the Summerland RDC addresses the mitigation of environmental pressures, control of biological threats and integration of sustainable production and processing systems for the delivery of high quality, value-added horticultural and agri-food products. Research activities focus on high value horticultural crops, particularly wine grapes and tree fruits, and the development of environmentally and economically sustainable methodologies and strategies to ensure the success of our agricultural industries locally, nationally and internationally.

Summerland RDC is one of seven sites where field trials on potential pest management tools and technology trials are conducted for AAFC’s Minor Use Pesticides Program. The centre also houses the Canadian National Collection of Plant Viruses.

Sector Needs

The Summerland RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:

4200 Highway #97
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Canada
(250) 494-7711

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Scientists and researchers

Research Scientist
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Systems Agro-Ecologist
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Image Guus Bakkeren
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Image Jesse L MacDonald
Biologist
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Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Research Scientist
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