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 (4)
Activity areaLivestock production (19) Market gardening (17) Fruit production (24) Field crops (13)
ServicesSoil health (17) Water protection (5) Air quality (8) Ecosystem protection (5) Optimal water management (6) Fertilizer management (14) Pest, weed, and disease control (34) Animal welfare (11) Food safety and quality (3) Organic farming (14) Waste conversion (1) Environmental regulations (3) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (2) Laboratory analyzes (2)
Project to determine the real value of the phosphorus load associated with bison production in Québec.
The project’s objective is to make available an indoor and outdoor exercise yard design that improves dairy cow and calf well-being while complying with Québec regulations.
Design and validation of a new generation of high tunnels with automatic retractable roofs, new roofing materials, and screens that will extend the harvest season.
This project will formulate multiple independent, but potentially synergistic, strategies to control Spotted Wing Drosophila.
The goal of the project is to improve biological methods for controlling the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola crops. In this project, initiated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and conducted in Québec by UQAM, IRDA is performing an economic analysis of the practices under study.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
This project aims to improve our understanding of the evolution and spatial variability of soil health indicators as barometers of climate change.
This project will evaluate the efficiency of the initial releases of sterile spotted wing drosophilas on fall raspberry plots.
This project’s goal is to develop a large-scale inundative release method using the same trichogramma species employed in a previous project.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
Validation and adaptation of pest and disease monitoring and decision support tools.
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.
Quantification of the scale of soil displacement and net sediment production in the past 50 years for various soil textures and compare these results with those generated by modeling the watershed with SWAT.
Researcher: Claude Bernard
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