Luc Belzile, M.Sc.

Luc Belzile, researcher

Luc Belzile

Researcher

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About

Luc Belzile (M.Sc.) is an economist. He holds an agricultural technologist degree from Institut de technologie agroalimentaire de La Pocatière (1991) and a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences with a specialization in agricultural economics from McGill University (2000). He also earned a master’s degree in managerial sciences with a specialization in applied economics from HEC Montréal in 2010. Before joining IRDA, Luc worked in the fields of agricultural journalism, agricultural insurance, farm management consulting, and as a research and communication officer. Luc’s main interests include measuring the profitability of agri-environmental practices; assessing agri-environmental externalities, profits, and public costs; and identifying the impact of environmental regulations on the competitiveness of agricultural businesses.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Agri-environmental economics
  • Economics of agricultural production
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Agri-environmental regulations
  • Environmental externalities
  • Agricultural management and financing
  • Integration of life-cycle analysis into economic analysis

Luc Belzile’s work is focused on assessing the implementation costs and cost-effectiveness of farming practices.

Related research project(s)

Manure spreading
2020-2023 • Livestock production

Biocontaminants emitted into the air during the spreading of swine slurry: biosecurity risk assessment and mitigation on hog farms

Project to limit the spread of disease and improve biosecurity protocols on farms through improved understanding of emissions and alternate spreading techniques.

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Stéphane Godbout
Luc Belzile
Field irrigation
2020-2024 • Livestock productionField crops

Forage crop irrigation: helping farmers to make informed decisions

Irrigation project to spare farmers the loss of competitiveness and other risks brought about by drought periods.

Researchers: Carl Boivin Luc Belzile

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Carl Boivin
Luc Belzile
Strawberries
2019-2021 • Fruit production

A study of workforce productivity and its determinants in Québec’s strawberry sector

Project studying ways to maximize workforce productivity in strawberry production.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
Boyer River, Quebec
2019 • Field crops

EPERLAB Project: A collective effort to study and restore Rivière Boyer

Project to restore the rainbow smelt spawning grounds at the mouth of Rivière Boyer on the St. Lawrence River.

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Aubert Michaud
Luc Belzile
Winter wheat
2019-2022 • Field crops

Measuring the impact of winter vs. spring cereals on profitability, soil health, and pesticide use

Ten test sites will operate over a two-year period on farms spread over ten Québec regions to compare the performance of winter and spring cereals.

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Marc-Olivier Gasser
Caroline Côté
Luc Belzile
Holstein dairy cow
2019-2021 • Livestock production

Analyzing the profitability of fly repulsion techniques in organic dairy production

In this project, initiated by Agrinova, IRDA will analyze the profitability of techniques used to repel pasture flies in organic dairy production.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile

Publications

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Francine Pelletier, research assistant

Francine Pelletier

Research Assistant

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Claudia Tremblay, laboratory technician

Claudia Tremblay

Laboratory Technician

418 643-2380
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Simon Guillemette, research assistant

Simon Guillemette

Research Assistant

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