Research Projects

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.

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Results for Fruit production 2021
2018-2021 • Fruit production

Release of sterile spotted wing drosophila (Phase 1)

This project will evaluate the efficiency of the initial releases of sterile spotted wing drosophilas on fall raspberry plots.

Researcher: Annabelle Firlej

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Annabelle Firlej
2018-2021 • Fruit production

Large scale release of trichogramma to biologically control black-headed fireworm in cranberries

This project’s goal is to develop a large-scale inundative release method using the same trichogramma species employed in a previous project.

Researcher: Daniel Cormier

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Daniel Cormier
2018-2021 • Fruit production

Optimizing pest management decision support systems to help the berry-growing industry adapt to climate change

Validation and adaptation of pest and disease monitoring and decision support tools.

Researcher: Annabelle Firlej

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Annabelle Firlej
2018-2022 • Fruit production

Demo plots for low-risk apple IPM programs

The overall objective of the project is to inform apple growers via regional demonstration plots of the latest apple IPM techniques.

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Vincent Philion
Daniel Cormier
Mikaël Larose
2018-2021 • Fruit production

Automated traps for pest monitoring in Qu├ębec apple orchards

The aim of this project is to measure the potential of automated traps and extrapolate it to an apple-monitoring network.

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Gérald Chouinard
Daniel Cormier

The solutions developed by IRDA aim to...

Ensure the sustainability

and quality of soil, water, and air

Protect the health and well-being

of local communities by improving the quality of crop and livestock production, with an emphasis on animal welfare

Safeguard the economic viability

of crop and livestock production