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.
Developing a fast and sensitive molecular detection methodology able to accurately identify raspberry and strawberry viruses.
Development of a mating disruption method to control two cranberry pests.
Biological control of the obliquebanded leafroller in orchards where mating disruption is being used against the codling moth.
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.
Developing a Codling moth control management tool based on an improved formulation of Virosoft CP4.
Design and validation of a new generation of high tunnels with automatic retractable roofs, new roofing materials, and screens that will extend the harvest season.
This project will formulate multiple independent, but potentially synergistic, strategies to control Spotted Wing Drosophila.
The project’s overall goal is to slow the arrival of Spotted Wing Drosophila in crop plots using mass trapping at overwintering sites.
This project will evaluate the efficiency of the initial releases of sterile spotted wing drosophilas on fall raspberry plots.
This project’s goal is to develop a large-scale inundative release method using the same trichogramma species employed in a previous project.
Validation and adaptation of pest and disease monitoring and decision support tools.
The aim of this project is to measure the potential of automated traps and extrapolate it to an apple-monitoring network.
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