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 (3)
Activity areaLivestock production (19) Market gardening (39) Fruit production (51) Field crops (35)
ServicesSoil health (29) Water protection (21) Air quality (9) Ecosystem protection (8) Optimal water management (24) Fertilizer management (33) Pest, weed, and disease control (66) Animal welfare (5) Food safety and quality (6) Organic farming (27) Waste conversion (11) Environmental regulations (6) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (4) Laboratory analyzes (3)
Years2023 (3) 2022 (7) 2021 (18) 2020 (31) 2019 (66) 2018 (111) 2017 (124) 2016 (88) 2015 (54) 2014 (29) 2013 (6)
The aim of this project is to determine the combined impact on fungicide efficacy of rain and the appearance of new leaves to more accurately identify how long treatments remain effective.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
The aim of this project is to show that efforts made to better distribute phosphorus on the land are effective and that the indicators used to determine phosphorus saturation thresholds are correlated with soil phosphorus balance and dynamics.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
This project will draw recommendations to reduce fugitive emissions through technical means or agricultural practices.
Researcher: Matthieu Girard
The goal of this project was to measure the impact of irrigation management on nitrogen uptake and available soil nitrogen on several cultivars under commercial production conditions.
IRDA drew up a list of insects and mites in Québec known to be or likely to become resistant to pesticides.
The aim of this project is to evaluate this aspect of potato production economics to assist producers and their advisors.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
The aim of this project was to identify manure management strategies that boost productivity on Québec dairy farms and reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
The project consisted of monitoring the hydrology of the main watercourses flowing into Lac Boivin to determine their flow rates and sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus inputs to the lake.
The purpose of this project was to develop a set of spatially referenced tools for watercourse managers and those in charge of planning sustainable, environmentally friendly improvements to water systems.
The objective of this project was to determine whether the addition of two types of organic fertilizers or biostimulants would produce more vigorous plants less subject to decline.
As part of an integrated pest control program, the company Les Serres Rosaire Pion & fils launched an innovative project on the use of flower strips in potted perennial production.
Researcher: Josée Boisclair
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.
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