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Horticultural Research Centre

M. Sc. student Frederic Thériault, under the supervision of Dr. Philippe Seguin, is developing techniques for using perennial legumes (clover and alfalfa) as living mulch for nutrient demanding crops like broccoli.

In the Principles of Plant Science course, students are using grapes grown at the Horticultural Research Centre to learn the basics of winemaking.

Dr. Ajjamada Kushalappa is taking his students of the Plant Pathology course to the Horticultural Research Centre for an in situ study of plant diseases symptoms.

Students of the Fruit Production course are using the orchard present at the research centre to learn and practice the different pruning techniques.

The main building of the Horticultural Research Centre comprises offices, grading room for apples, cold room, storage space for equipment and a store that opens every fall to sell fruits and vegetables produced on site, the 'Mac Market'.

A view of alternating control plots and test plots for leguminous living mulch evaluation in the experimental field of M. Sc. student Frederic Thériault.

Every fall, the 'Mac Market' opens and sells produce grown at the Horticultural Research Centre. Click on the Mac Market link in the left menu for more details.

Centre's raison d'être

The Horticulture Research Centre consists of orchards, vegetable research plots, fruit grading equipment, cold rooms as well as various specialized field equipments. It also comprises a student demonstration gardens. It is used for graduate and undergraduate research and teaching activities, always promoting environmental stewardship.

The Centre provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the production, management and marketing of horticultural crops.