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.
Activity areaLivestock production (1) Fruit production (2) Field crops (3)
ServicesSoil health (3) Water protection (2) Ecosystem protection (1) Optimal water management (1) Fertilizer management (2) Pest, weed, and disease control (2) Environmental regulations (1) Laboratory analyzes (1)
Fertilizer response and soil health.
Researchers: Marc-Olivier Gasser Catherine Bossé Christine Landry
This project will develop a procedure that relies on genetic markers to identify the animal species responsible for fecal contamination.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
Development of a growing out-of-soil organic raspberries in high tunnels protocol in a profitable and competitive manner with a view to selling products locally or to large retail chains.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
The overall objective of the project is to inform apple growers via regional demonstration plots of the latest apple IPM techniques.
Researchers: Vincent Philion Daniel Cormier Mikaël Larose
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.
Researcher: Christine Landry
The project consists of evaluating soil degradation based on representative samples taken in Québec’s main soil regions and parent materials.
Researchers: Marc-Olivier Gasser Claude Bernard Catherine Bossé
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