Southern Crop Protection & Food Research Centre, 1391 Sandford Street
London, ON N5V 4T3
T: (519) 457-1470
F: (519) 457-3503
E: [email protected]
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre and its research sites bring a long-term commitment in crop protection and food research to the agri-food industry in southern Ontario. The centre�s mandate is to :
Develop alternative and environmentally acceptable technologies for the protection of vegetables, tree fruit, and ornamentals from disease and insect pests;
Determine the impacts of agricultural practices on soil and water quality;
Develop alternative crops and sustainable management practices for coarse-textured soils.
Today, the Research Branch continues to promote growth, stability, sustainability, and competitiveness of the agri-food sector with its varied research programs. Research programs focus on all components of agriculture, including natural resources, animal and crop production, protection, food processing , nutrition and food safety.
The Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre (SCPFRC), with sites at London, Vineland and Delhi, and Guelph plays an important role in the area of crop protection. Present research at the Centre is concentrated in the development of alternative and environmentally-acceptable pest management procedures for the protection of tree fruits, vegetables and field crops, which will replace or reduce current pesticide use.