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.
Evaluation of new practices to control cutworms in organic vegetable production.
New, robotic weed control strategy for widespread use in field vegetables grown organically in Québec.
This project seeks to develop a knowledge transfer tool to assist organic market gardeners with weed control.
This project aims to develop mass trapping strategies to keep damage caused by the striped cucumber beetle populations below the economic threshold, while minimizing the capture of pollinators and natural enemies.
Development of weeding strategies and methods that will reduce weed pressure on carrot crops, especially row-crop carrots, which appear to be the most problematic.
Aerial spraying to optimize the release of trichogramma wasps in order to control the European corn borer over large areas of sweet corn crops in Québec.
Method to monitor and control telluric pathogens affecting potatoes that takes into account the interactions between these pathogens and other soil microbiome organisms.
Researchers: Richard Hogue Luc Belzile
Production of technical sheets on the main natural enemies of Québec’s market garden crops.
Analyzing the factors influencing European corn borer abundance in Québec to improve monitoring methods and better manage future risks associated with this pest.
This project aims to assess the impact of cropping practices on baby lettuce yields and quality on muck soil.
Evaluation of the potential of drones to optimize trichogramma releases against the European corn borer on processing sweet corn in Québec.
A series of herbicides has been tested along the edge of the plastic mulch.
This project proposes ways of using legume intercrops to control vegetable pests (insects, diseases, and weeds) while increasing soil productivity and quality and economic yields.
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