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 (6) Water protection (1) Ecosystem protection (3) Optimal water management (7) Fertilizer management (9) Pest, weed, and disease control (48) Organic farming (9)
Years2023 (7) 2022 (11) 2021 (18) 2020 (28) 2019 (37) 2018 (37) 2017 (36) 2016 (26) 2015 (17) 2014 (8) 2013 (1)
Exploration of the potential of detecting water stress in lowbush blueberries using a thermal infrared imaging sensor installed on a drone.
The aim of this project is to improve the productivity of haskap orchards by promoting more efficient water and nutrient uptake.
This project aims to examine whether improving soil health can help check strawberry decline.
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
The hypothesis was that it should be possible to measure sap flow in apple trees and correlate it with soil water conditions and the weather.
This online training platform will help improve technical support for Québec apple growers by furthering the training of new consultants.
The aim of this project is to determine the combined impact on fungicide efficacy of rain and the appearance of new leaves to more accurately identify how long treatments remain effective.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
IRDA drew up a list of insects and mites in Québec known to be or likely to become resistant to pesticides.
The objective of this project was to determine whether the addition of two types of organic fertilizers or biostimulants would produce more vigorous plants less subject to decline.
IRDA produced posters to help producers and extension agents choose pest and disease control strategies that promote the use of IPM.
This project helped to determine if there is a significant correlation between the number of adult spotted wing drosophila captured and yield losses observed in the field.
A cropping system based on adding organic matter through soil amendments and organic fertilizers can restore soil health and strawberry yields by limiting the occurrence of disease symptoms.
The aim of this two-year project was to determine the efficacy of various pesticides in the field.
The data generated by this project was used to develop a new NPK fertilization chart that reflects technical, agronomic, and environmental issues.
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