A system was set up at the Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon farm to evaluate the purification capacity of different configurations of swales planted with shrubs (willow) or perennial grasses (reed canary grass) to serve as vegetative filter strips. Initial results demonstrated the effectiveness of swales in reducing runoff volumes and simulated upstream loads. The project further analyzed on-farm swales and pursued reflection on how to develop and manage such swales.
From 2015 to 2017
Soil health, Water protection
This project will help preserve the quality of waterways during snowmelt.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) - Prime-vert Programme
Economic analysis of a project initiated by Agrinova to encourage cows to move from the pasture to the milking parlor.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
The project’s objective is to make available an indoor and outdoor exercise yard design that improves dairy cow and calf well-being while complying with Québec regulations.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout