Summerland Research and Development Centre Infographic

Summerland Research and Development Centre Infographic

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

  • Established in 1914

  • Total staff: 101

  • Includes: 24┬áresearchers

  • 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

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

      • Sweet cherry and apple cultivar 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

  • Contact Information:

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

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