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.
ServicesSoil health (12) Water protection (4) Air quality (2) Ecosystem protection (6) Optimal water management (15) Fertilizer management (14) Pest, weed, and disease control (28) Food safety and quality (5) Organic farming (21) Waste conversion (2) Laboratory analyzes (3)
Years2025 (4) 2024 (6) 2023 (15) 2022 (20) 2021 (23) 2020 (23) 2019 (28) 2018 (28) 2017 (34) 2016 (24) 2015 (16) 2014 (10) 2013 (1) 2026 (1)
Designing and teaching a course for agricultural consultants.
This project aims to assess the impact of cropping practices on baby lettuce yields and quality on muck soil.
Researchers: Caroline Côté Annabelle Firlej
Evaluation of the potential of drones to optimize trichogramma releases against the European corn borer on processing sweet corn in Québec.
This project was aimed at determining potassium doses (5 doses) to apply before planting on nitrogen-fertigated cucumber crops grown on plastic mulch.
The current project is designed to check the predictability of the biological productivity score.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
The aim of this project was to study the relationship between thermal imaging data collected by drone and agrometerological indicators of water stress in potato crops.
The aim of this project was to leverage the efficiency of drip irrigation and splitting nitrogen inputs into multiple applications to reduce total nitrogen inputs per unit produced and provide better economic and environmental alternatives to conventional irrigation.
This project will compare the ability of various pheromone mixes to prevent male swede midges from locating females.
The goal of this project was to measure the impact of irrigation management on nitrogen uptake and available soil nitrogen on several cultivars under commercial production conditions.
The aim of this project is to evaluate this aspect of potato production economics to assist producers and their advisors.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
There is a great need to test green manure as a main source of nitrogen for potatoes as they help to maintain soil quality and control weeds.
Meeting nitrogen requirements mainly through the use of a highly stable form of fertilizer can minimize nitrogen losses, provide nitrogen amounts closer to the plant’s actual needs.
A series of herbicides has been tested along the edge of the plastic mulch.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
This project proposes ways of using legume intercrops to control vegetable pests (insects, diseases, and weeds) while increasing soil productivity and quality and economic yields.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
This project as aimed at comparing the efficacy of two parasites (T. brassicae and T. ostriniae) on leek moth.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
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