The federal government will reopen the Frelighsburg Experimental Farm in Quebec, expanding research efforts to strengthen the agriculture sector's ability to adapt to climate change.
Research at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada farm – a satellite site of the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre – is set to resume in the spring of 2017 and will be done in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including governments, universities, growers and grower associations.
The Frelighsburg Experimental Farm will be home to world-class research that will focus on the development of new, clean technologies to help protect Canada’s water and soil resources. Researchers will develop new techniques and tools in active biovigilance, precision farming and crop management. They will also collect information on fruit varieties that are able to withstand extreme and unusual temperature fluctuations in order to help increase crops resiliency to climate change.
Technologies and methods developed from this research will help producers across the country continue to farm in an environmentally sustainable manner.