The Specialization in Plant production will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills relating to the biology and physiology, breeding, propagation, and management of domesticated plants. The plant industry in rural and urban settings is an increasingly important sector of Canadian and global economies. You will take core courses in areas like plant pathology, propagation and breeding, along with your choice of complementary courses. These can include urban horticulture, greenhouse management, biocontrol of pest insects, and more. This program will equip you with the skills to successfully cultivate and care for all kinds of plants.
This specialization must be taken with a major in the BSc(AgEnvSc). The recommended major is Agro-Environmental Sciences.
Graduates may find employment directly with plants in horticulture or in field crop development, production and management; or in government services, extension, teaching, consulting or post-graduate studies. When taken in conjunction with the Major in Agro-Environmental Sciences and the Specialization in Professional Agrology, this specialization conforms with the eligibility requirements for the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.
You could become a professional:
- Greenhouse manager