This funding program allows members of the Pommier Network to propose project ideas that are likely to respond to phytosanitary issues in the apple sector. A planning committee compiles the proposals and then submits them to the scientific committee. This committee, made up of IRDA researchers and MAPAQ advisors, is responsible for prioritizing these proposals and training the teams best able to develop the selected ideas into quality projects that will aim to foster innovation in the apple sector. in a context of sustainable development.
Using sound irrigation management to control frost and water stress in lowbush blueberry helps stabilize yield while minimizing environmental impacts.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
This project aims to examine whether improving soil health can help check strawberry decline.
Researcher: Christine Landry
IRDA is in charge of the economic analysis for this project which purpose is to examine the impact of flower plantings on bumblebee biodiversity in apple orchards in southern Québec.
Researcher: Luc Belzile