Each year, IRDA's R&D Team conducts more than one hundred research projects in sustainable agriculture. What's more, IRDA is working with Quebec's key agricultural stakeholders to find concrete solutions.
Major InitiativesMajor initiatives (1)
ServicesSoil health (1) Water protection (3) Air quality (9) Optimal water management (1) Fertilizer management (5) Pest, weed, and disease control (1) Animal welfare (12) Food safety and quality (2) Waste conversion (1) Environmental regulations (3) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (2)
Cow-calf farms tend to prefer outdoor breeding, poor-quality drinking water can have a direct impact on animal health, and may lead to higher pathogen levels in the environment and at slaughter time, and negative consequences for food safety.
Researchers: Caroline Côté Stéphane Godbout
Based on previous work conducted at IRDA and our team’s expertise, this project looks to finalize the development of a robust and cost-effective swine slurry bioconversion system.
Development of optimized cleaning methods that are readily measurable with an effective real-time indicator.
Researchers: Stéphane Godbout Richard Hogue
This project will evaluate labour productivity and identify best practices and recommendations to boost the pork industry competitiveness.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
Project to determine the real value of the phosphorus load associated with bison production in Québec.
The project’s objective is to make available an indoor and outdoor exercise yard design that improves dairy cow and calf well-being while complying with Québec regulations.
and quality of soil, water, and air
of local communities by improving the quality of crop and livestock production, with an emphasis on animal welfare
of crop and livestock production