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 (6)
Activity areaLivestock production (38) Market gardening (61) Fruit production (82) Field crops (49)
ServicesSoil health (50) Water protection (38) Air quality (24) Ecosystem protection (14) Optimal water management (31) Fertilizer management (47) Pest, weed, and disease control (97) Animal welfare (17) Food safety and quality (9) Organic farming (41) Waste conversion (12) Environmental regulations (8) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (6) Laboratory analyzes (4)
Years2025 (1) 2024 (11) 2023 (53) 2022 (78) 2021 (104) 2020 (118) 2019 (127) 2018 (112) 2017 (124) 2016 (88) 2015 (54) 2014 (29) 2013 (6)
Economic analysis of a project initiated by Agrinova to encourage cows to move from the pasture to the milking parlor.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
This project aims to assess the impact of cropping practices on baby lettuce yields and quality on muck soil.
Evaluation of the potential of drones to optimize trichogramma releases against the European corn borer on processing sweet corn in Québec.
The project consisted of setting up and operating six hydrometric stations in the Riviére Bullstrode watershed.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud, retraité
Quantification of the scale of soil displacement and net sediment production in the past 50 years for various soil textures and compare these results with those generated by modeling the watershed with SWAT.
Researcher: Claude Bernard
This project tests cost-effective organic fertilization strategies for summer strawberries on plastic.
The general goal of the project is to develop biostimulants from oils produced by the rapid pyrolysis of crop and logging residues.
The objective of this project is to develop a prediction model for soil nitrogen supplies based on biological soil health indicators.
The aim of the project is to support the strategic Québec‒Mexico bilateral expert group on the optimal recovery of residual agricultural, agroindustrial, and forestry biomass.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
This project was aimed at determining potassium doses (5 doses) to apply before planting on nitrogen-fertigated cucumber crops grown on plastic mulch.
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
Exploration of the potential of detecting water stress in lowbush blueberries using a thermal infrared imaging sensor installed on a drone.
The aim of this project is to improve the productivity of haskap orchards by promoting more efficient water and nutrient uptake.
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