The purpose of the project is to evaluate the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of five types of forest residue. Biostimulation can be measured in several different ways, but in this study, we will measure it specifically in relation to biometric variables related to growth and yields of agricultural crops.
Depending on the results, a second project will be developed to conduct biochemical and molecular analyses to complement the agronomic tests.
Waste conversion, Fertilizer management, Pest, weed, and disease control
This project will foster the development of new products to help increase the competitiveness of Québec agriculture.
Barcoding can be used to obtain DNA sequences from specimens kept in the official Québec government insect collection and compare these sequences with those from field-caught specimens.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
IRDA has been mandated to design, install, and operate a hydrometric station at the watershed outlet of Ruisseau aux Castors in the Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipality.
Researcher: Simon Ricard
The aim of the project is to support the strategic Québec‒Mexico bilateral expert group on the optimal recovery of residual agricultural, agroindustrial, and forestry biomass.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout