Summerland Research and Development Centre Infographic

Summerland RDC Infographic

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  • Summerland Research and Development Centre Infographic (Summerland, British Columbia)

  • Established in 1914

  • Total staff: 101

  • Includes: 27 researchers

  • A minor use pesticides site that conducts researcher trials on potential solutions to grower-identified pest problems

  • Houses the Canadian National Collection of Plant Viruses

  • Research focuses on:

    • Biotic Threats

    • Abiotic Threats

    • Socio-Economic Threats

  • In support of 4 sector science strategies

    • Horticulture

      • Research enables the development of sustainable management strategies including studies on

        • Sweet cherry and apple cultirvar development

        • Insect ecology

        • Disease epidemiology

        • Pest management and host-pathogen relationships

  • Agro-Ecosystem Resilience

    • Soil, water, and nutrient management, and development of management practices for tree fruit and wine grapes

  • Agri-Food

    • The food microbiology program addresses contamination of fresh produce and sprouts with food-borne illness pathogens

      • Novel health attributes of fresh produce identified

      • Post-harvest research to maintain the quality of apples and sweet cherries

  • Biodiversity and Bioresources

    • The Canadian Plant Virus Collection acquires and distributes plant viruses for research

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