The aim of this project led 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.
Project leader at CÉROM:
Marie Bipfubusa, Ph. D.
Researcher | Crop management
Phone: 450-464-2715, ext. 236
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, retraité
Economic analysis of using flower strips around soybean fields to serve as a reservoir for aphid species attacked by Pandora neoaphidis.
Researcher: Luc Belzile