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Corn field

August 27th, 2017 — La Terre de chez nous | Sweet corn: a large-scale trichogramma trial

To cut back on the use of pesticides used to control the European corn borer, Spécialités Lassonde has teamed up with IRDA to conduct trials on the large-scale deployment of trichogramma.

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Soil sample

September 8th, 2017 — Agricultural soils study: launch of a major five-year Québec-wide project

MAPAQ tasked IRDA with conducting a study on the health of Québec’s agricultural soils.

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September 12th, 2017 — TVA | Report on Saint-Bruno Demo Day

Report on a demonstration at the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform.

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September 21st, 2017 — Meteomedia | How will this year’s apples turn out?

What kind of apple crop should we expect this year? IRDA researcher Gérald Chouinard answers this question.

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Trichogramme. Credit: Jean Brodeur.

September 22nd, 2017 — La Presse | “Micro-wasps” to the rescue in corn crops

An article that describes the use of trichogramma wasps to battle the corn borer.

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