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
As part of an integrated pest control program, the company Les Serres Rosaire Pion & fils launched an innovative project on the use of flower strips in potted perennial production.
The project generated scientific knowledge to produce bio-oil from rapid pyrolysis using plastic residues.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout