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 (14) Market gardening (15) Fruit production (20) Field crops (14)
ServicesSoil health (17) Water protection (4) Air quality (6) Ecosystem protection (5) Optimal water management (5) Fertilizer management (12) Pest, weed, and disease control (30) Animal welfare (7) Food safety and quality (2) Organic farming (11) Waste conversion (1) Environmental regulations (2) Coexisting in an agricultural environment (1) Laboratory analyzes (2)
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.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
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
The aim of the project is to assess the impact of applying various rates of glyphosate in field crop systems on the soil and crop rhizosphere microbiome.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
The project consists of evaluating soil degradation based on representative samples taken in Québec’s main soil regions and parent materials.
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