The goal of the project is to improve biological methods for controlling the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola crops. In this project, initiated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and conducted in Québec by UQAM, IRDA is performing an economic analysis of the practices under study.
From 2018 to 2022
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
IRDA's economic analyses help assess the implementation costs and cost-effectiveness of farming practices.
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Université du Québec à Montréal
The project was designed to assess the profitability of various types of cover crops and planting methods at the farm level.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
This project will develop a versatile tool that will allow to simulate the impacts of agricultural practices on soil organic matter.
A literature review, a survey of organic grain producers, and an analysis of historical yield and climate data in order to document the effects of climate extremes on yields and soil nutrient availability.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser