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.
Flexible management of nitrogen fertilization (fertilizer type and dose) as a function of temperature for better yields in organic cranberry production.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of various predator combinations in controlling spotted wing drosophilia.
Developing a new scab control strategy based on selecting the lowest-risk products that best fit the circumstances at hand, and tailoring the doses accordingly.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
Developing and assessing the planting of flower strips in orchard inter-rows as an alternative to the application of insecticides.
Development of a growing out-of-soil organic raspberries in high tunnels protocol in a profitable and competitive manner with a view to selling products locally or to large retail chains.
This project will modify current protocols with the addition of labile carbon to preserve or rapidly restore the activity of beneficial microorganisms.
Project initiated to review the knowledge on the fungicide resistance of various pathogens to provide a preliminary assessment of the economic impacts of fungicide resistance.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
The project measures the nitrogen contribution of sawdust mulch.
This project assesse the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on the efficacy of spring flooding to developp a strategy of control for the blackheaded fireworm
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
Developing a fast and sensitive molecular detection methodology able to accurately identify raspberry and strawberry viruses.
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.
This project will formulate multiple independent, but potentially synergistic, strategies to control Spotted Wing Drosophila.
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