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 (21) Market gardening (29) Fruit production (40) Field crops (24)
ServicesSoil health (22) Water protection (12) Air quality (9) Ecosystem protection (9) Optimal water management (14) Fertilizer management (25) Pest, weed, and disease control (51) Animal welfare (9) Food safety and quality (4) Organic farming (17) Waste conversion (6) Environmental regulations (4) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (1) Laboratory analyzes (2)
The purpose of this project is to test the general hypothesis that biobased polymers can be used to replace fossil-fuel-based products and reduce the use of pesticides without increasing GHG emissions.
IRDA—in its capacity as the authorized representative tasked with revising the MAPAQ fertilization reference charts—will plan, coordinate, and monitor all activities involved in updating these charts.
Researcher: Christine Landry
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.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
The project consists of evaluating soil degradation based on representative samples taken in Québec’s main soil regions and parent materials.
Using sound irrigation management to control frost and water stress in lowbush blueberry helps stabilize yield while minimizing environmental impacts.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
The goal of the project is to select a strain of the mullein bug to control two spotted and red spider mites when populations tend to explode.
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