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 (37) Market gardening (63) Fruit production (82) Field crops (49)
ServicesSoil health (50) Water protection (37) 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 (12) 2023 (53) 2022 (78) 2021 (104) 2020 (117) 2019 (127) 2018 (112) 2017 (124) 2016 (88) 2015 (54) 2014 (29) 2013 (6)
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.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
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
Managing potato residues is therefore a big challenge, which will only increase with the enforcement of the Québec Residual Materials Waste Management Policy.
Using a split-split-plot design, this study tested three variables: soil tillage, crop rotation in organic production, and fertilization with manure or compost.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
The data generated by this project was used to develop a new NPK fertilization chart that reflects technical, agronomic, and environmental issues.
This project was aimed at determining the nutrient needs of beets based on soil texture and phosphorus and potassium levels under Québec growing conditions.
The aim of this project was to gather data on the nutritional requirements of barley to better equip producers, extension agents, and other industry stakeholders.
The aim of this project was to gather data on the nutritional requirements of oats to better equip producers, extension agents, and other industry stakeholders.
The aim of the project was to determine whether the witches’ broom symptom on blueberries is really caused by the rust Pucciniastrum geopertianum, which attacks balsam.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
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