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
Three-year project on an array of mitigation protocols to reduce the application of glyphosate in a field crop system (corn–soybean–grains).
The team at IRDA conducted hydrological monitoring on Branch 1 of the Campbell Stream (test basin) as well as the stream’s main branch, which was used as a control.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud