News and Events

Media contact: 

Mathieu Bilodeau, Head of Communications
office: 418-643-2380, ext. 203
mobile: 418-580-7701
e-mail: mathieu.bilodeau@irda.qc.ca

From December 4th to 7th 2018 — IRDA out in full force at Horticulture and Field Crop Day 2018 in Saint-Rémi

The Horticulture and Field Crop Days (Journées horticoles et grandes cultures) will take place in Saint-Rémi from December 4 to 7, 2018.

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October 23rd, 2018 — A Québec-Mexico agreement on converting agricultural biomass

On October 5, IRDA and Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Perote in Mexico signed a five-year collaborative agreement to conduct joint R&D projects with the goal of repurposing organic residual materials to tap into their energy and fertilizing potential, as well as to produce animal feed inputs.

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October 18th, 2018 — Adopting an integrated pest management strategy a profitable choice for companies, according to economic survey

An extensive economic analysis conducted by IRDA from 2016 to 2018 looked at the viability of using an integrated strategy to control field crop pests.

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October 16th, 2018 — The biggest compost-grown pumpkin—right in the heart of Québec City

As part of the 2018 Compost’s Giants contest organized by the Composting Council of Canada, the IRDA-grown pumpkin was proclaimed heavyweight champion in Québec and came in second for all of Canada.

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October 10th, 2018 — IRDA introduces more than 130 agronomy students to the latest agricultural advances

On October 5, more than 130 future agronomists from Université Laval visited the IRDA facility in Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon.

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September 19th, 2018 — Les années lumière | Radio show features the drone-assisted battle to control the European corn borer

The September 16, 2018, broadcast of Les années lumière featured a project that uses drones to help control the European corn borer.

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