Luc Belzile, M.Sc.

Luc Belzile, researcher

Luc Belzile

Researcher

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About

Luc Belzile (M.Sc.) is an economist. He holds an agricultural technologist degree from Institut de technologie agroalimentaire de La Pocatière (1991) and a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences with a specialization in agricultural economics from McGill University (2000). He also earned a master’s degree in managerial sciences with a specialization in applied economics from HEC Montréal in 2010. Before joining IRDA, Luc worked in the fields of agricultural journalism, agricultural insurance, farm management consulting, and as a research and communication officer. Luc’s main interests include measuring the profitability of agri-environmental practices; assessing agri-environmental externalities, profits, and public costs; and identifying the impact of environmental regulations on the competitiveness of agricultural businesses.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Agri-environmental economics
  • Economics of agricultural production
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Agri-environmental regulations
  • Environmental externalities
  • Agricultural management and financing
  • Integration of life-cycle analysis into economic analysis

Luc Belzile’s work is focused on assessing the implementation costs and cost-effectiveness of farming practices.

Related research project(s)

Potatoes
2017-2019 • Market gardening

Cost-effectiveness of irrigation on Québec potato farms

The aim of this project is to evaluate this aspect of potato production economics to assist producers and their advisors.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
Soya
2017-2019 • Field crops

Economic analysis of planting flower strips along soybean fields

Economic analysis of using flower strips around soybean fields to serve as a reservoir for aphid species attacked by Pandora neoaphidis.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
Soya field
2017-2020 • Field crops

Economic analysis of agronomic practices that prevent soil degradation

Economic analysis of a three-year project aimed at testing methods of reducing and correcting surface soil compaction.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
Bumblebee
2017-2020 • Fruit production

Improving biodiversity in apple orchards – an economic analysis

IRDA is in charge of the economic analysis for this project which purpose is to examine the impact of flower plantings on bumblebee biodiversity in apple orchards in southern Québec.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
Dairy cows

Adapting intensive grazing and robotic milking in organic milk production – an economic analysis

Economic analysis of a project initiated by Agrinova to encourage cows to move from the pasture to the milking parlor.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile
Dairy cows
2017-2019 • Livestock production

Substituting corn for hulless barley in dairy cow rations – an economic analysis

Economic analysis for an Agrinova project that measures the optimal amount of hulless barley to replace some of the grain corn in dairy cow rations without affecting milk production and milk components.

Researcher: Luc Belzile

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Luc Belzile

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Alexandre Leblanc, research assistant

Alexandre Leblanc

Research Assistant

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Richard Hogue, researcher

Richard Hogue

Researcher

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Aubert Michaud, researcher

Aubert Michaud

Researcher

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