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 (10) Water protection (2) Ecosystem protection (6) Optimal water management (15) Fertilizer management (14) Pest, weed, and disease control (27) Food safety and quality (5) Organic farming (19) Waste conversion (2) Laboratory analyzes (3)
Years2023 (7) 2022 (13) 2021 (17) 2020 (22) 2019 (29) 2018 (28) 2017 (34) 2016 (24) 2015 (16) 2014 (10) 2013 (1)
The fungal pathogen Helminthosporium solani causes silver scurf, a disease that is hard to detect, both in the soil and on harvested potatoes.
The purpose of the project was to develop techniques and tools for maintaining paper mulch during crop growth.
The goal of this project is to boost the number of fresh and processing sweet corn producers in Québec using trichogramma to control European corn borer.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Plots were set up at the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform in St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
To manage clogging risks, the project automated pumping based on water turbidity and cover the filter to prevent light from entering the water and thus reduce algal bloom.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
This project aims to evaluate effective and economically viable control strategies for leek moth that are healthy for both humans and ecosystems.
This project will provide a better understanding of interactions between a vegetable polyculture system and hedges composed of shrubs and perennials in order to enhance the impact of beneficial insects on vegetable crops.
The aim of the project was to measure the performance and water requirements of eight potato cultivars under commercial production conditions.
The project consisted of manufacturing and testing a portable rain simulator to estimate, under various conditions, what proportion of irrigation water a crop is able to use.
The aim of this project was to set up a support service to equip producers and others in the industry to improve their irrigation management.
This project involved an exhaustive survey of viruses, phytoplasma, fungi, and nematodes in nurseries and strawberry fields to determine the exact causes of strawberry decline disease in Québec.
To increase the productivity of potato production systems and preserve soil quality, we need to enhance our knowledge of interactions among biological, physical, chemical, and agronomic characteristics of cultivated soils in various environments.
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