Each year, IRDA's R&D Team conducts more than one hundred research projects in sustainable agriculture. What's more, IRDA is working with Quebec's key agricultural stakeholders to find concrete solutions.
Major InitiativesMajor initiatives (1)
ServicesSoil health (3) Water protection (6) Air quality (16) Optimal water management (1) Fertilizer management (8) Pest, weed, and disease control (1) Animal welfare (17) Food safety and quality (3) Waste conversion (3) Environmental regulations (7) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (5)
Years2024 (3) 2023 (10) 2022 (13) 2021 (20) 2020 (21) 2019 (21) 2018 (13) 2017 (15) 2016 (7) 2015 (3) 2014 (1) 2013 (1)
This project will help to identify and evaluate practices, techniques, and technologies that can be used to improve overall environmental performance, animal welfare, and the quality of the animals’ living environment.
Researchers: Stéphane Godbout Caroline Côté
One of the project objectives is to calculate GHG emissions in various beef production systems based on the results of a literature, methodology, and database review.
The objective of the project was to demonstrate that next generation hog barn design (slatted floors over 2/3 or more of the area) generate less odor.
IRDA and CRIUCPQ have been working on developing an air treatment unit to reduce pig farm emissions.
Stored pig manure is a major source of greenhouse gases. The main objective of this project was to demonstrate the long-term performance of a biofilter.
When designing tanks, the total volume of material to be stored must be calculated. This guide provides a comprehensive calculation method that takes into account volumes of bedding added as well as feed and water losses.
This project aimed to evaluate the purification capacity of different configurations of swales planted with shrubs or perennial grasses to serve as vegetative filter strips.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
The objective of this study is to create a cheap, effective, ecofriendly alternative to the use of antibiotics on chicken farms by developing a new formula using yeasts, enzymes, and organic acids.
and quality of soil, water, and air
of local communities by improving the quality of crop and livestock production, with an emphasis on animal welfare
of crop and livestock production