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.
Activity areaLivestock production (8)
This project aims to measure the impact of new breeding systems that meet new animal welfare standards regarding air quality and the health and productivity of laying hens.
This project addresses the risks posed by the spreading of manure and emissions released into the environment to the biosecurity of farms, as well as to the health of workers and nearby populations.
Researchers: Patrick Brassard Stéphane Godbout
This project addresses the risks posed by new breeding practices that were developed to improve animal welfare.
Project, conducted in collaboration with a Belgian team, to develop an integrated tool for measuring the air quality in livestock buildings.
Development of optimized cleaning methods that are readily measurable with an effective real-time indicator.
Researchers: Stéphane Godbout Richard Hogue
Development of a strategy for rapidly producing biomass using restoration and irrigation.
This project will draw recommendations to reduce fugitive emissions through technical means or agricultural practices.
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.
One of the project objectives is to calculate GHG emissions in various beef production systems based on the results of a literature, methodology, and database review.
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