Summerland Research and Development Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Summerland Research and Development Centre, British Columbia

4200 Highway #97, South
Summerland, British Columbia
V0H 1Z0

Telephone: 250-494-7711

Email: AAFC.SummerlandRDC@agr.gc.ca

Latitude: 49.566458
Longitude: −119.635986

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The Summerland Research and Development Centre was established in 1914, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, and is geographically located in a semi-arid eco-zone that is Canada’s most water challenged and yet most biologically diverse eco-region.

Research at the Centre is focused on building resilient and profitable horticultural production systems. The relatively mild climate in southern BC allows the production of high-value tender fruit crops (tree fruits, grapes, berries) that cannot be grown in most regions of the country. The Centre is in an ecologically sensitive location and surrounded by urban development. The unique setting and limited water supply inspires researchers at the Centre to focus on sustainable crop production practices to help preserve and enhance the resilience of such sensitive environments within and across Canada.

Summerland Research and Development Centre is a Minor Use Pesticides Program site which conducts research trials on potential solutions to grower-identified pest problems.

The Canadian Plant Virus Collection, part of a nationally mandated program, which consists of freeze-dried and “live” viruses maintained in perennial plants, is located at the Summerland Research and Development Centre.

Facilities at the Summerland Research and Development Centre

Current research activities

Improving the sector’s capacity to resist climate change and other stresses to our physical environment

Improving the sector’s ability to respond to diseases, viruses, and other biological threats

Supporting opportunities to grow agriculture’s contributions to the economy and society

Results of our research

Improving the sector’s capacity to weather stress from climate, weather, and other physical challenges

Improving the sector’s capacity to weather stress from pests, viruses, and other biological risks

Supporting opportunities to grow agriculture’s contributions to the economy and society

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