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.
ServicesSoil health (19) Water protection (16) Air quality (4) Ecosystem protection (5) Optimal water management (11) Fertilizer management (17) Pest, weed, and disease control (37) Animal welfare (2) Food safety and quality (5) Organic farming (21) Waste conversion (4) Environmental regulations (3) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (4) Laboratory analyzes (2)
The aim of our project was to increase the acreage on which mating disruption is used against the codling moth in all of Québec’s apple-growing regions.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
Demonstration project to showcase the ability of undersown clover cover crops to reduce nitrogen fertilizer requirements in crops.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
Evaluation of the potential of drones to optimize trichogramma releases against the European corn borer on processing sweet corn in Québec.
The goal of this project was to measure the impact of irrigation management on nitrogen uptake and available soil nitrogen on several cultivars under commercial production conditions.
The project consisted of monitoring the hydrology of the main watercourses flowing into Lac Boivin to determine their flow rates and sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus inputs to the lake.
The purpose of this project was to develop a set of spatially referenced tools for watercourse managers and those in charge of planning sustainable, environmentally friendly improvements to water systems.
The objective of this project was to determine whether the addition of two types of organic fertilizers or biostimulants would produce more vigorous plants less subject to decline.
As part of an integrated pest control program, the company Les Serres Rosaire Pion & fils launched an innovative project on the use of flower strips in potted perennial production.
There is a great need to test green manure as a main source of nitrogen for potatoes as they help to maintain soil quality and control weeds.
IRDA produced posters to help producers and extension agents choose pest and disease control strategies that promote the use of IPM.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
This project helped to determine if there is a significant correlation between the number of adult spotted wing drosophila captured and yield losses observed in the field.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
A series of herbicides has been tested along the edge of the plastic mulch.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
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.
This project as aimed at comparing the efficacy of two parasites (T. brassicae and T. ostriniae) on leek moth.
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