IRDA introduces more than 130 agronomy students to the latest agricultural advances

October 10th, 2018

Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon Experimental Farm

On October 5, more than 130 future agronomists from Université Laval visited the Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement (IRDA) facility at Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, where they got to hear all about the latest agricultural practices implemented by IRDA researchers.

The visitors learned about soil and water conservation practices, fertilization, reducing GHG emissions, and a major project concerning the health of Québec agricultural soils. IRDA was commissioned by Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) to conduct the soil health status project, which will take five years to complete and involves 426 study sites.

“It’s a priority for us at IRDA to educate tomorrow’s specialists about best practices in agriculture. It’s essential that we showcase our latest advances and encourage resource-friendly farming. We are proud to welcome these students and share our knowledge and innovations with them,” remarked IRDA president and CEO Georges Archambault.

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