The aim of this project initiated by CÉROM (Centre de recherche sur les grains) is to test the efficacy of four biofungicides against Sclerotinia in soybeans. An untreated control and a chemical fungicide will serve as controls. A two-year trial (2018‒2019) will be conducted in an artificially inoculated field at CÉROM and in a grower’s field with a history of major infestations. The efficacy of the biofungicides will be evaluated using a disease severity index, the number of apothecia produced, crop yield, and post-harvest grain quality. The agroenvironmental economics team at IRDA is in charge of estimating the cost-effectiveness of the tested products. The project will yield a biocontrol strategy that is effective from both an agronomic and economic point of view.
From 2018 to 2020
Pest, weed, and disease control
IRDA has the expertise to assess the cost-effectiveness of products used to control crop pests.
Centre de recherche sur les grains | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Prime-Vert Programme
This project looks to develop decision-support tools informed by observations of “bellwether” plots and use these tools to disseminate relevant information to irrigators.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
The objective of this project was to develop effective techniques for controlling water table levels in sphagnum moss basins. Underground irrigation systems were installed at a number of experimental sites.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
This project’s main goal is to demonstrate how to satisfy most of the requirements of a strongly N-dependent crop by improving N-supply synchronization, while protecting the farmers’ prior year revenue-generating window.
Researcher: Christine Landry