Center of expertise and transfer in organic and local agriculture

Cégep de Victoriaville

CETAB+’s mission is to develop organic farming to contribute to the prosperity of companies in the sector and foster local agri-food systems for the benefit of society and businesses.

CETAB+ is a key player recognized for its major contribution to the development of organic and local agriculture; a sought-after partner for the quality of its team and the services rendered to businesses, stakeholders and organizations; and an active leader throughout Québec.


475, rue Notre-Dame Est Victoriaville G6P 4B3 819 758-6401

General Expertises

  • Agri-food and bio-food sectors
  • Agriculture
  • Agroecology
  • Circular economy
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Local farming
  • Organic agriculture
  • Sustainable development

Specific expertises

Field of expertise

  • Agricultural economics
  • Agroecology
  • Crop protection (weed science, entomology, plant pathology)
  • Field and fodder crops
  • Fruits and berries
  • Greenhouse and vegetable crops
  • Management and market entry
  • Plant sciences
  • Soil science

Areas of intervention

  • Agri-food and bio-food sectors
  • Agriculture
  • Agroecology
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Local farming
  • Organic agriculture
  • Sustainable development

Examples of applications

  • Assessment of physical barriers for the control of the tarnished plant bug for strawberries in a matted row planting system
  • Comparison of two non-chemical control methods for coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara L.) in field crops
  • Cultural control of apple scab using mechanical means and alkaline substances applied to the fallen leaves
  • Development and validation of a minimum tillage system with permanent boards in organic vegetable cultivation
  • Development of a rye adapted to the role of ground cover for direct seeding without herbicide
  • Development of functional biodiversity in apple orchards using flower strips
  • Effect of irrigation management on the suppression of noxious plants in organic cranberry production
  • Evaluation of a occultation technique and entomopathogenic nematodes against the carrot fly
  • Optimization of fertilization for the production of tomatoes in large tunnels
  • Support for short cycle marketing group
  • The effectiveness of ladybirds (Adalia bipunctata) as a means of controlling aphids under an exclusion net in organic apple orchards



  • Plot combine
  • Wintersteiger seeder for experimental plots in plant breeding