This proposal is part of a large-scale project (4 years, $1 million) which focuses on the risks posed by the spreading of manure on the biosecurity of farms, but also on the human health of workers and neighboring populations. as well as emissions to the environment. Considering the nature of the contaminants present in slurry and manure when it is spread (bioaerosols, dust, odours, etc.), the research team claims that there is a considerable health risk (resistant genes) in the communities rural areas when spreading on agricultural land. In addition, we believe that it is possible to limit the spread of disease on farms and improve biosecurity protocols with a better knowledge of emissions and an adaptation of spreading techniques accordingly.
In order to assess and reduce the risks to the biosecurity of farms due to the spreading of pig slurry and cattle manure, the project specifically aims to:
From 2020 to 2024
Air quality, Fertilizer management
Université Laval/IUCPQ et CRSNG Frontier-découverte.
The aim of this project is to show that efforts made to better distribute phosphorus on the land are effective and that the indicators used to determine phosphorus saturation thresholds are correlated with soil phosphorus balance and dynamics.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
The objective of the project was to demonstrate that next generation hog barn design (slatted floors over 2/3 or more of the area) generate less odor.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout