Research Projects

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.

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Results for Water protection 2021
2020-2022 • Fruit production

Effect of mineral oil on Isomate CM/OFM TT dispenser

Effect of mineral oil on Isomate CM/OFM TT dispenser.

Researcher: Daniel Cormier

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Daniel Cormier
2020-2023

Hydrological impacts of cropping systems and degradation of soil physical condition

Hydrological impacts of cropping systems and physical soil degradation.

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Simon Ricard
Marc-Olivier Gasser
2020-2023

Low flow estimation for land development within small watersheds considering climate change

Development of a method for estimating low/ecological flows in the context of culvert development taking into account the impact of climate change.

Researcher: Simon Ricard

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Simon Ricard
2020-2022

Hydrologic monitoring of Castors and Morpions brooks

Hydrologic monitoring of Castors and Morpions brooks.

Researcher: Simon Ricard

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Simon Ricard
2021-2024

Sustainable water management within Lanoraie wetland watershed

Sustainable water management within Lanoraie wetland watershed.

Researcher: Simon Ricard

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Simon Ricard
2021-2024

Hydrologic response to soil physical condition within Pot-au-beurre and Saint-Germain rivers

Hydrologic response to soil physical condition within Pot-au-beurre and Saint-Germain rivers.

Researcher: Simon Ricard

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Simon Ricard
2019-2023

Installing and operating a hydrometric station at Ruisseau aux Castors

IRDA has been mandated to design, install, and operate a hydrometric station at the watershed outlet of Ruisseau aux Castors in the Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipality.

Researcher: Simon Ricard

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Simon Ricard
2019-2023 • Livestock production

Developing a procedure and tools that utilize genetic markers to identify fecal contamination sources in waterways

This project will develop a procedure that relies on genetic markers to identify the animal species responsible for fecal contamination.

Researcher: Caroline Côté

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Caroline Côté
2019-2021 • Livestock production

Bison farming in Qu├ębec: Determining the phosphorous load factor

Project to determine the real value of the phosphorus load associated with bison production in Québec.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
2017-2021

Using isotopic techniques to investigate soil erosion processes

Quantification of the scale of soil displacement and net sediment production in the past 50 years for various soil textures and compare these results with those generated by modeling the watershed with SWAT.

Researcher: Claude Bernard

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Claude Bernard

The solutions developed by IRDA aim to...

Ensure the sustainability

and quality of soil, water, and air

Protect the health and well-being

of local communities by improving the quality of crop and livestock production, with an emphasis on animal welfare

Safeguard the economic viability

of crop and livestock production