Boreal Forest Plant and Seed Technology Access Centre

We provide scientific findings, practical methods, technologies and services to advance the capacity of industry to use native plants to lessen the environmental footprint in the boreal forest. Our goal is to address present and emerging knowledge gaps in seed collection, treatment, propagation and deployment on disturbed sites.

The Boreal Forest Plant and Seed Technology Access Centre team works out of our Peace River research facilities and is part of the Centre for Boreal Research, which is an Approved Seed Testing Facility.

Technology Access Centre

The Boreal Forest Plant and Seed Technology Access Centre is part of a growing network of 60 centres across Canada. As a TAC we help Canadian-based businesses get their products, processes and services market-ready by:

  • Offering objective advice and specialized technical services
  • Providing training related to new types of equipment and processes
  • Conducting applied research to develop solutions that address company challenges.

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Research areas

Learn more about our research specializations and the impact we've made in these areas with our industry partners.

Our experts

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Jean-Marie SobzeApplied Research Chair in Plant and Seed Technologies, Manager Boreal Forest Plant and Seed Technology Access Centrenative seed supply, plant propagation

Labs and facilities

NAIT researchers have access to a range of specialized labs, facilities and equipment. The Boreal Forest Plant and Seed Technology Access Centre team makes use of these and other world-class applied research labs.

Research Greenhouse

NAIT’s 2,600 square foot research greenhouse provides controlled conditions to support year-round growth of native plants and seedlings.

Soils Laboratory

NAIT’s soils laboratory is a 1,200 square foot preparation space for greenhouse related activities, including mixing soil and filling pots for seeding, as well as cold climate storage.

Clean Laboratory

NAIT’s clean laboratory is a 600 square foot space for sample analysis activities, including seed testing, biomass measurement, and soil and water chemistry analysis.

Latest from the centre

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