Upgrading the expertise of new apple orchard consultants

Daniel Cormier, researcher

Daniel Cormier

Researcher, Ph.D.

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Gérald Chouinard, researcher

Gérald Chouinard

Researcher, agr., Ph.D.

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Description

Although there are many information sources and tools consultants can use to acquire the knowledge and expertise they need for their work, a number of gaps exist in terms of integrated knowledge sources available in the Québec apple industry.

New consultants are guided by more experienced colleagues, but no integrated tools are available to help them in their work or facilitate the transfer of knowledge and expertise in an efficient, well-structured way. This project built on existing tools and knowledge available to new consultants. For priority topics, new learning content was produced (videos, course materials, tests, texts, etc.)

In the long term, this online training platform will help improve technical support for Québec apple growers by furthering the training of new consultants.

Objective(s)

  • Create a structure for regularly updating training for new consultants
  • Make it easier to update current and future content
  • Provide opportunities for experienced consultants to share their expertise
  • Test new consultants’ learning
  • Enhance interactive learning modules over time

From 2017 to 2018

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

This dissemination platform will be a valuable tool for sharing the latest developments in apple growing with farmers and consultants.

Partners

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Quebec Reference Center for Agriculture and Agri-food