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)
Validation and adaptation of pest and disease monitoring and decision support tools.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Analyzing the factors influencing European corn borer abundance in Québec to improve monitoring methods and better manage future risks associated with this pest.
The aim of this project is to measure the potential of automated traps and extrapolate it to an apple-monitoring network.
Development of a strategy for rapidly producing biomass using restoration and irrigation.
Testing the efficacy of four biofungicides against Sclerotinia in soybeans.
The purpose of our project was to generate benchmark data on phosphorus discharge from bison farms in Québec.
The aim of our project was to increase the acreage on which mating disruption is used against the codling moth in all of Québec’s apple-growing regions.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
Demonstration project to showcase the ability of undersown clover cover crops to reduce nitrogen fertilizer requirements in crops.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
This project is part of a broader effort to develop a descriptive grid of agricultural biomass residues to support decisions about how they can optimally be recovered.
The purpose of the project is to evaluate the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of five types of forest residue.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
Economic analysis for an Agrinova project that measures the optimal amount of hulless barley to replace some of the grain corn in dairy cow rations without affecting milk production and milk components.
Economic analysis of a project initiated by Agrinova to encourage cows to move from the pasture to the milking parlor.
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