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 (5)
Activity areaLivestock production (32) Market gardening (56) Fruit production (68) Field crops (45)
ServicesSoil health (42) Water protection (28) Air quality (15) Ecosystem protection (14) Optimal water management (30) Fertilizer management (45) Pest, weed, and disease control (90) Animal welfare (13) Food safety and quality (8) Organic farming (36) Waste conversion (12) Environmental regulations (7) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (5) Laboratory analyzes (4)
Years2023 (23) 2022 (42) 2021 (67) 2020 (91) 2019 (127) 2018 (112) 2017 (124) 2016 (88) 2015 (54) 2014 (29) 2013 (6)
There is a great need to test green manure as a main source of nitrogen for potatoes as they help to maintain soil quality and control weeds.
Meeting nitrogen requirements mainly through the use of a highly stable form of fertilizer can minimize nitrogen losses, provide nitrogen amounts closer to the plant’s actual needs.
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 series of herbicides has been tested along the edge of the plastic mulch.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
This project proposes ways of using legume intercrops to control vegetable pests (insects, diseases, and weeds) while increasing soil productivity and quality and economic yields.
This project as aimed at comparing the efficacy of two parasites (T. brassicae and T. ostriniae) on leek moth.
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.
This project evaluated effective and economically viable control strategies for swede midge that are healthy for both humans and the ecosystem.
This project determined the efficacy of various pest control products on the striped cucumber beetle on organic cucurbit crops.
This project evaluated the impact of various corn, soya, and wheat fertilization methods on marketable yields, harvest quality, nitrate losses, and movement of microorganisms potentially pathogenic for humans.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
This three-year project looked at optimal ways to use a mix of flowering plants against caterpillar pests of crucifers.
Biofumigation could be an attractive option for increasing the mortality of dormant seeds.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
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