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.
Ten test sites will operate over a two-year period on farms spread over ten Québec regions to compare the performance of winter and spring cereals.
This project will develop a versatile tool that will allow to simulate the impacts of agricultural practices on soil organic matter.
This project relies on the continuous measurement of field water table heights; water exports; as well as sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus runoff into drains at four field-crop production sites.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud
A better understanding of risk factors that favour the development of this disease will help Québec farmers adopt more environmentally friendly and cost-effective control strategies.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
This research project, initiated by the CÉROM grain research centre, looks to assess the cost-effectiveness of nitrogen fertilizer applications improved by the addition of urea, for use with winter wheat crops grown in Québec.
Collaboration for a cost-effectiveness analysis to identify the most promising practices and strategies to reduce the use of pesticide.
Terranimo® tool adaptation at the terms and conditions of Québec.
Experimenting narrow-row crop weed control strategy on three crops: green beans, peas, and soybeans.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
The goal of the project is to improve biological methods for controlling the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola crops. In this project, initiated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and conducted in Québec by UQAM, IRDA is performing an economic analysis of the practices under study.
This project aims to improve our understanding of the evolution and spatial variability of soil health indicators as barometers of climate change.
The aim of the project is to assess the impact of applying various rates of glyphosate in field crop systems on the soil and crop rhizosphere microbiome.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
The project consists of evaluating soil degradation based on representative samples taken in Québec’s main soil regions and parent materials.
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