Centre de recherche et d'innovation sur les végétaux

The CRIV is the most important university horticulture research centre in Canada

The Centre de recherche et d'innovation des végétaux (CRIV) is the largest horticultural research entity among Canadian universities.

With more than 20 full and part-time research associates, the CRIV is a leader in sustainable development and innovation in its field of activity.
Its esteemed researchers hail from:


  • Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, Université Laval
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval 
  • Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement (IRDA)
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering, Université Laval 
  •   Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Université de Montréal   

Since its establishment in 1990, the Centre de recherche en innovation des végétaux has been active in fruit, vegetable and ornamental horticulture. The enthusiasm found at CRIV contributes to the rise of horticultural development in Quebec by:


  • Training highly-qualified personnel
  • Developing new horticultural products and processes
  • Transferring technology in regard to sustainable development
  • Leading nationally and internationally in horticultural research and innovation


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