Richard Hogue, researcher at IRDA, was awarded the Méritas Parmentier 2014.
IRDA was created in 1998 to ensure that Québec’s agriculture and agri-food sector grew while caring for the environment.
The third edition of Québec seeks solutions was held on November 6 in Québec city. An IRDA team was present to test the ideas and hypotheses of the issues raised by companies. Three editions ago, the event had lead to a new project between five partners to develop a recycled paper mulch.
Entitled "Agriculture's contribution to Québec's energy future : solutions from the agri-environmental applied research" it speaks of GHG emissions reduction and farm energy self-sufficiency.
The Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment (IRDA) is inaugurating the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform (OAIP) today. Located on a 90-ha piece of land, it is the biggest organic agriculture research site in Québec and Canada.