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 relies on the continuous measurement of field water table heights; water exports; as well as sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus runoff into drains at four field-crop production sites.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud
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 compared the nitrogen uptake effects of green manure crops grown for a full season, in association with a main crop, or after it is harvested.