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Mathieu Bilodeau, Head of Communications
office: 418-643-2380, ext. 203
mobile: 418-580-7701

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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September 13th, 2018 — IRDA researcher receives a Canadian Society for Bioengineering Fellow Award

Researcher Stéphane Godbout recently received the Fellow Award at the annual Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE) gala—an event that aims to foster excellence in Canada’s scientific community.

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August 20th, 2018 — Farm Credit Canada | Ancient grains seeing new life in Quebec

See the text posted on the Farm Credit Canada website on August 16 regarding chia and quinoa cultivation in Québec. Market garden crop researcher Josée Boisclair is cited on a number of occasions.

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August 3rd, 2018 — Météomédia | Accursed bugs descend on Montréal

On July 31, 2018, apple crop researcher Gérald Chouinard was interviewed by Météomédia on the presence of the brown marmorated stinkbug in Montréal.

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