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.
Project to limit the spread of disease and improve biosecurity protocols on farms through improved understanding of emissions and alternate spreading techniques.
Assessing an electrostatic precipitator system designed to improve air quality and, thereby, worker health and animal welfare.
The overall aim of this research is to assess the exposure of workers in conventional and alternative egg production facilities to dust and bio-aerosols, and to characterize the respiratory health risks they face.
This project aims to measure the impact of new breeding systems that meet new animal welfare standards regarding air quality and the health and productivity of laying hens.
This project addresses the risks posed by the spreading of manure and emissions released into the environment to the biosecurity of farms, as well as to the health of workers and nearby populations.
This project addresses the risks posed by new breeding practices that were developed to improve animal welfare.
Project, conducted in collaboration with a Belgian team, to develop an integrated tool for measuring the air quality in livestock buildings.
Development of optimized cleaning methods that are readily measurable with an effective real-time indicator.
Researchers: Stéphane Godbout Richard Hogue
The purpose of our project was to generate benchmark data on phosphorus discharge from bison farms in Québec.
This project will draw recommendations to reduce fugitive emissions through technical means or agricultural practices.
The aim of this project was to identify manure management strategies that boost productivity on Québec dairy farms and reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.
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.
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