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.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of various predator combinations in controlling spotted wing drosophilia.
Evaluation of new practices to control cutworms in organic vegetable production.
New, robotic weed control strategy for widespread use in field vegetables grown organically in Québec.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
Developing a new scab control strategy based on selecting the lowest-risk products that best fit the circumstances at hand, and tailoring the doses accordingly.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
Developing and assessing the planting of flower strips in orchard inter-rows as an alternative to the application of insecticides.
Ten test sites will operate over a two-year period on farms spread over ten Québec regions to compare the performance of winter and spring cereals.
Development of a growing out-of-soil organic raspberries in high tunnels protocol in a profitable and competitive manner with a view to selling products locally or to large retail chains.
In this project, initiated by Agrinova, IRDA will analyze the profitability of techniques used to repel pasture flies in organic dairy production.
Project initiated to review the knowledge on the fungicide resistance of various pathogens to provide a preliminary assessment of the economic impacts of fungicide resistance.
This project aims to develop mass trapping strategies to keep damage caused by the striped cucumber beetle populations below the economic threshold, while minimizing the capture of pollinators and natural enemies.
This project’s aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of HARVANTA® 50SL to control the cranberry weevil, the blackheaded fireworm and the cranberry fruitworm.
Collaboration for a cost-effectiveness analysis to identify the most promising practices and strategies to reduce the use of pesticide.
This project assesse the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on the efficacy of spring flooding to developp a strategy of control for the blackheaded fireworm
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
Developing a fast and sensitive molecular detection methodology able to accurately identify raspberry and strawberry viruses.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
Development of a mating disruption method to control two cranberry pests.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
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