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 2023
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
2021-2024

Reducing N2O emissions through best fertilization practices

Reducing N2O emissions from organic and inorganic fertilizers using 4R practices and other nitrogen conservation approaches on Quebec farms – assessment and quantification protocols

Researcher: Simon Ricard

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Simon Ricard
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
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
2021-2023 • Field crops

LandCoM: Land cover mapping


The LandCoM project aims to develop an automated method for evaluating by remote sensing the percentage of soil cover by crop residues and cover crops.

Researcher: Simon Ricard

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Simon Ricard

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