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 (27) Market gardening (56) Fruit production (68) Field crops (45)
ServicesSoil health (42) Water protection (25) Air quality (11) Ecosystem protection (14) Optimal water management (30) Fertilizer management (44) Pest, weed, and disease control (90) Animal welfare (9) Food safety and quality (8) Organic farming (36) Waste conversion (12) Environmental regulations (7) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (5) Laboratory analyzes (4)
Years2023 (19) 2022 (38) 2021 (61) 2020 (83) 2019 (120) 2018 (112) 2017 (124) 2016 (88) 2015 (54) 2014 (29) 2013 (6)
The project evaluated and compared the effectiveness of two types of subsoil plows (mounted on a bulldozer or a tractor) operated parallel and perpendicular to the tile drains to improve soil drainage conditions and productivity compared to control plots.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
To increase the productivity of potato production systems and preserve soil quality, we need to enhance our knowledge of interactions among biological, physical, chemical, and agronomic characteristics of cultivated soils in various environments.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
This project consisted of using mating disruption to control dogwood borers in five orchards.
The aim of the project was to test a series of attracticides that can be mixed and applied with regular sprayers with no additional specialized or expensive equipment or modifications required.
The objective of this study is to create a cheap, effective, ecofriendly alternative to the use of antibiotics on chicken farms by developing a new formula using yeasts, enzymes, and organic acids.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
The apple leafcurling midge is a new apple pest in Québec. The aim of the project is to explore the pest’s phenology, establish variable economic injury thresholds, and incorporate the results into a phenology model in CIPRA.
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