Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Lord Abbey

  • Health-based sustainable food systems and food security
  • Vegetable and fruit production
  • Domestication of native and wild plants in diversified systems
  • Soil nutrient management systems
  • Plant response to biotic and abiotic stress factors
  • Value addition to compost and compost utilization
  • Greenhouse production and technology
  • Relationship between pre-harvest and post-harvest behaviour of fresh produce

Heather Braiden

  • Cultural landscapes
  • Green infrastructure
  • Commodification of landscapes
  • Post-industrial and post-mining landscapes

Dr. Claude Caldwell

  • New crop development
  • Cropping systems
  • Cereal and oilseed crop physiology management
  • Water relations and environmental stress effects on crops
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Agroecology

G. Christopher Cutler

  • Pollinator risk assessment
  • Insect toxicology
  • Conservation biological control
  • Wild pollinator and natural enemy ecology
  • Hormesis

Brandon Heung

  • Soil science and soil surveying
  • Digital soil mapping and assessments
  • Geospatial information systems
  • Spatial analysis and modelling
  • Data-mining and machine-learning

Dr. Rajasekaran Lada

  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmental stresses & crop adaptation
  • Horticulture science and global agro-ecosystems
  • Plant science
  • Plant, tree, seed and ecophysiology
  • Environmental stresses physiology and metabolism – ecochemicals
  • Plant growth and development
  • Hormonal physiology and signals
  • Photo synthesis and water relations
  • Plant physiology
  • Innovative products and technologies
  • Vertical farming technologies
  • Plant communication
  • Ecological agriculture systems
  • Post-harvest physiology
  • Plant hormones and growth regulators
  • Ecophysiology

Dr. Derek Lynch

  • Agronomy
  • Agroecology
  • Farming systems
  • Organic agriculture
  • Nutrient management
  • Soil quality and soil health
  • Soil organic matter dynamics
  • Plant-soil microsymbiont interactions

Tracey MacKenzie

  • Arboriculture
  • Urban tree management

Dr. Sean Myles

  • Genomics
  • Population genetics
  • Genetic mapping
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Cannabis

Dr. H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe

  • Functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • Plant-based antioxidants and their health benefits
  • Flavonoids (polyphenols) and their disease prevention potential and analysis using mass spectrometry
  • Medicinal biochemistry: human cell based assays and experimental animal models
  • Post-harvest biology
  • Novel and improved value-added processing technologies of cool climate fruits and medicinal plants

Dr. Gefu Wang-Pruski

  • Potato production
  • Food quality and traceability
  • Environment protection in disease management and control
  • Genomes of plants and their pathogens
  • Gene expression profiling
  • Association mapping
  • Molecular breeding and selection using markers
  • Regulation of plant systems against biotic and abiotic conditions

Dr. Scott White

  • Weed management in horticultural crops
  • Weed management in perennial crops
  • Perennial weed management
  • Plant production dynamic and demography
  • Predictive plant modeling
  • Plant reproductive biology

Dr. Svetlana Yurgel

  • Plant growth and development

events

  1. Meet Your Farmer at the Mall

    August 24 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 6:00 pm
  2. Open Farm Day 2018

    September 16

contact

60 Research Drive,
Perennia Innovation Park
Bible Hill, N.S.
B6L 2R2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063
E-mailinfo@nsfa-fane.ca