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.
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.
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.
On October 5, more than 130 future agronomists from Université Laval visited the IRDA facility in Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon.
The September 16, 2018, broadcast of Les années lumière featured a project that uses drones to help control the European corn borer.
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.