This project is being conducted by Université Laval, and IRDA is in charge of the economic analysis. The purpose of this initial, three-year project is to examine the impact of flower plantings on bumblebee biodiversity in apple orchards in southern Québec.
From 2017 to 2020
IRDA's economic analyses help assess the implementation costs and cost-effectiveness of farming practices.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Université Laval
The project’s overall goal is to slow the arrival of Spotted Wing Drosophila in crop plots using mass trapping at overwintering sites.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
This project tests cost-effective organic fertilization strategies for summer strawberries on plastic.
Researcher: Christine Landry
The project was conducted at IRDA’S Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform. Strawberries (Cleary cultivar) were produced in beds covered with black plastic mulch.
Researcher: Carl Boivin