IQDHO is 250 members, 500 clients, 2,000 books, 65 subscriptions to specialized journals, almost 40,000 articles references, and industry statistics, as well as more than 20 activities each year, over a hundred research and development projects, 20 specialists, and much more!

About us

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Founded in 1990, Institut québécois du développement de l'horticulture ornementale (IQDHO) is a private, not-for-profit organization that was the result of a partnership between Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) and Fédération Interdisciplinaire de l'Horticulture Ornementale du Québec (FIHOQ).


IQDHO is Quebec’s center of expertise in ornamental horticulture, boasting a multidisciplinary team who foster the innovation and knowledge transfer necessary to spur the development of ornamental horticulture.



IQDHO: cutting edge expertise and a tool for developing businesses and the industry as a whole.

IQDHO provides technical and management support to growers (greenhouse, nursery, and turf) and all stakeholders involved in ornamental horticulture in Quebec, via consulting services, technical activities, development projects, and its Knowledge Management Center (database and watch services). Its goal is to help businesses improve their production quality and efficiency, as well as their profitability and overall competitiveness.

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IQDHO initially fulfilled MAPAQ’s strategic guidelines to partner with the industry in providing extension services in order to

  • Ensure a concerted approach to consulting services
  • Improve the quality of services provided
  • Provide additional funding to enhance services and create innovative, complementary tools
  • Establish a streamlined, flexible organization that is quick on its feet

IQDHO has changed over the years and its range of services has evolved to constantly meet the needs of the industry. We have thus updated our mission to reflect all the services we offer:

  • Consulting services
  • Knowledge management
  • Skills development
  • Technology transfer, innovation, and R&D



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