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 (2)
ServicesSoil health (20) Water protection (7) Air quality (1) Ecosystem protection (3) Optimal water management (5) Fertilizer management (14) Pest, weed, and disease control (9) Food safety and quality (1) Organic farming (8) Environmental regulations (1) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (1) Laboratory analyzes (1)
Years2023 (2) 2022 (8) 2021 (13) 2020 (18) 2019 (24) 2018 (22) 2017 (25) 2016 (20) 2015 (14) 2014 (8) 2013 (3)
This project aims to improve our understanding of the evolution and spatial variability of soil health indicators as barometers of climate change.
Testing the efficacy of four biofungicides against Sclerotinia in soybeans.
Demonstration project to showcase the ability of undersown clover cover crops to reduce nitrogen fertilizer requirements in crops.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
The objective of this project is to develop a prediction model for soil nitrogen supplies based on biological soil health indicators.
The aim of the project is to assess the impact of applying various rates of glyphosate in field crop systems on the soil and crop rhizosphere microbiome.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
Economic analysis of a three-year project aimed at testing methods of reducing and correcting surface soil compaction.
Economic analysis of using flower strips around soybean fields to serve as a reservoir for aphid species attacked by Pandora neoaphidis.
This project evaluated the impact of various corn, soya, and wheat fertilization methods on marketable yields, harvest quality, nitrate losses, and movement of microorganisms potentially pathogenic for humans.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
The aim of this project was to gather data on the nutritional requirements of barley to better equip producers, extension agents, and other industry stakeholders.
The aim of this project was to gather data on the nutritional requirements of oats to better equip producers, extension agents, and other industry stakeholders.
To provide information on the fertilizing value and environmental impact of spreading pig manure at different times, the project compared the effect of mineral fertilizer in early fall, late fall, and in the spring.
Canola and wheat (wheat-corn-canola rotation) were planted in 2016 and 2017, respectively, on 12 experimental plots with tillage practices on the main plots (minimum tillage and chisel plow) and fertilization methods (mineral fertilizers, 25 m3/ha of pig manure and 50 m3/ha of pig manure) in the subplots.
The purpose of this project was to study the vegetative propagation and regeneration capacity of Canada thistle and sow thistle with a view to developing effective weed control strategies.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
IRDA—in its capacity as the authorized representative tasked with revising the MAPAQ fertilization reference charts—will plan, coordinate, and monitor all activities involved in updating these charts.
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