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Research projects (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre)

The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu RDC) supports innovation, research, development and technology transfer activities relevant to one of the nine Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Sector Science Strategies.

Horticulture

The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu RDC supports early detection, monitoring and characterization of bio-aggressors in spatial, temporal and quantitative terms in order to assess the risk they pose. It uses detection, quantification and forecasting tools to anticipate problems and develop crop protection strategies.

The Centre uses information derived from technology to make decisions. It uses high-spatial-density and temporal data, including climate and remote sensing data. It uses precision and input management to optimize activities in a mosaic of diverse and intensive horticultural crops.

Current research projects at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Project number Lead researcher Project title Budget* Duration: start Duration: end
J-001285 Bourgeois, Gaétan Conceptualization and validation of the effects of non-optimal temperatures on trophic interactions in horticultural crops in the context of climate variability $175,000.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
J-001298 Mimee, Benjamin Integrated pest management of the stem and bulb nematode, Ditylenchus dipsaci $250,000.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
J-001300 Charles, Marie Thérèse Preharvest iltraviolet-C treatment as an environmentally friendly approach for diseases control during growth and improvement of postharvest quality of greenhouse vegetables $185,000.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
J-001306 Carisse, Odile Development of a conceptual framework for designing integrated pest management strategies  $40,365.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
J-001310 Tremblay, Nicolas Spatio-temporal parameters governing optimal nitrogen rate determination $208,253.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
J-001320 Simard, Marie-Josée Early detection, monitoring and management of herbicide resistant weeds in field vegetables $155,300.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
J-001323 Mimee, Benjamin Genomic tools for the control of Heterodera glycines, an emerging pest of soybean $428,925.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
J-001324 Laforest, Martin Monitoring and genetic analysis of herbicide resistant weeds in Canada $396,282.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
J-001335 Davidson, Andrew Science, data and infrastructure for analyzing and forecasting agricultural risks using remote sensing and geospatial information $263,000.00 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
J-001573 Tremblay, Mathieu Development and demonstration of integrated management of tarnished plant bug in day-neutral strawberry production $51,188.00 4/1/2017 3/31/2019
J-001574 Carisse, Odile Integrated management of Botrytis grey mould in greenhouse tomato incorporating the biopesticide Botector® $79,905.00 4/1/2017 3/30/2019
J-001578 Tremblay, Mathieu Development and demonstration of integrated management practices for Colorado potato beetle $42,000.00 4/1/2017 3/31/2019
J-001750 Gagnon, Annie-Ève Optimization of an integrated pest management program against the second generation of the carrot weevil  $180,000.00 4/1/2018 3/31/2021
J-001765 Mimee, Benjamin Identification of reliable bio-indicators to measure crop resilience and to characterize the impact of management practices on soil biodiversity and eco-services $409,503.00 4/1/2018 3/31/2021
J-001770 Longchamps, Louis Optimizing nitrogen management using remote sensing combined with real time ground validation to curb nitrous oxide emissions $199,981.00 4/1/2018 3/31/2021
J-001785 Laforest, Martin Comparison of the effect of cover crops on microbiome, gene expression and resilience to bacterial diseases in field vegetable cropping systems $262,263.00 4/1/2018 3/31/2020
J-001792 Carisse, Odile Influence of cultural practices and climate change on sustainability of grape production under northern conditions. $591,486.00 4/1/2018 3/31/2021
J-001862 Davidson, Andrew An international collaborative earth observation (EO) hub to support the AAFC-led international Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) ag mapping experiment $264,000.00 4/1/2018 3/31/2021
J-001916 Champagne, Catherine Developing an integrated system for monitoring the vegetation water balance and crop growth using earth observation and agroecosystem models $367,499.99 4/2/2018 3/31/2021
J-001917 Daneshfar, Bahram Field-level earth observation-based crop rotation modelling and forecasting in Canada $124,400.00 10/1/2018 3/31/2021
J-001924 Chipanshi, Aston Enhanced analytics, decision support metrics for understanding crop and environment interactions for crop production estimation $160,500.01 4/2/2018 3/30/2021
J-001925 Cherneski, Patrick Development of a national drought outlook for Canada $84,999.99 4/2/2018 3/31/2021
J-001942 Carisse, Odile Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of canopy management practices as an aid to reduce disease development and needs for fungicide applications $29,750.00 4/1/2018 3/31/2023
J-001947 Bourgeois, Gaétan Grape cold hardiness: Assessing grapevine cold hardiness under climatic condition of eastern Canada by applying various techniques $23,540.00 4/1/2018 3/31/2023
J-002014 Lee, David Enhancing the Biomass Inventory Mapping and Analysis Tool by integrating and updating forestry, agriculture, and municipal solid waste data and associated sustainability information $461,000.00 4/1/2015 3/31/2019
*: The budget amount represents the forecast total project costs (not actual spending), including any offsets by revenues received from outside agencies/partners. It includes operations and maintenance funds used to purchase goods or services. It does not include salary dollars for staff working on the projects or any grant or contribution funds provided to outside partners for work on the projects.
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