The aim of the project was to estimate the economic impact of herbicide resistance in weeds. Different quantitative methods were used, including econometrics and data envelopment analysis. The data was provided by a project currently being conducted by Centre de recherche sur les grains (CÉROM).
From 2015 to 2017
Pest, weed, and disease control
This project demonstrated that herbicide applications had a significant negative impact on the value of grain sales.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Centre de recherche sur les grains
Research report • Luc BelzileBelzile, L., J. Li, M.-É. Cuerrier, F. P.-Marsans, A. Vanasse. 2017. Estimation de la valeur économique de la résistance des mauvaises herbes aux herbicides en grandes cultures. IRDA. 27 p. Belzile, L., J. Li, M.-É. Cuerrier, F. P.-Marsans, A. Vanasse. 2017. Estimation de la valeur économique de la résistance des mauvaises herbes aux herbicides en grandes cultures. IRDA. 27 p. Download Download
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.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
Project to restore the rainbow smelt spawning grounds at the mouth of Rivière Boyer on the St. Lawrence River.
The project evaluated and compared the effectiveness of two types of subsoil plows (mounted on a bulldozer or a tractor) operated parallel and perpendicular to the tile drains to improve soil drainage conditions and productivity compared to control plots.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser