Agriculture in Québec is currently facing problems associated with fossil fuel based synthetic pesticides. The environmental and health impacts of intensive pesticide use have led producers to search for more ecological ways of protecting their crops against pests and diseases. We propose that oil produced from the pyrolysis of agricultural waste should be used as a biopesticide.
From 2016 to 2018
Waste conversion, Organic farming
This new bio-pesticide, made from agricultural and forestry byproducts, could lead to reductions in chemical product use.
Mitacs | Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec | Charbon de bois Feuille d’Érable
The purpose of the project is to evaluate the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of five types of forest residue.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
The project consisted of setting up and operating six hydrometric stations in the Riviére Bullstrode watershed.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud
Barcoding can be used to obtain DNA sequences from specimens kept in the official Québec government insect collection and compare these sequences with those from field-caught specimens.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej