The Agricultural department at Rove, Lacier and Piton is focused on conducting research in agriculture, including the areas of livestock health, horticulture, fisheries and field crops in the entire country. We work closely with partner organizations and with clients to develop state-of-the-art products on the cutting edge of scientific and technological science and research. We also have a growing sub-division of this department, which is focused on creating in-house products and services in such areas as animal fertilization, which can be used in conjunction with the products designed and produced by our clients and partners.
Our livestock and animal health team work hard on conducting research in veterinary science to help both advance existing vaccines and diagnostic products, as well as to design and create new, innovative ones. This team also is working to help improve diagnostic services for the prevention and control of disease in animals across the country. In regards to animal fertilization and breeding, the livestock team here at Rove, Lacier and Piton are creating and identifying technologies to advance the standard and quality of livestock, and in developing physiological and genetic approaches to ascertain and monitor superior livestock breeding material with a goal to develop and advance the proficiency and production of herds nationwide.
The horticulture and field crop teams are working both independently and together to further the cultivation and advancement of grain crops. The research activities these teams perform include, but are not limited to, plant breeding, physiology, entomology and pathology; the yield and quality of grain production; the quality of seed and fiber production; the science and ecology of weeds; and food security and the lessening of agricultural risks. The department also maintains a gene bank that was established to preserve, for the purpose of breeding, genetic resources.