The first phase of the project involved a literature review, a survey of organic grain producers, and an analysis of historical yield and climate data in order to document the effects of climate extremes on yields and soil nutrient availability. The ultimate objective is to develop cropping scenarios or agricultural practices to be tested under experimental conditions and on farms and to a funding request to ensure the continuation of the project.
From 2015 to 2016
This work led to the development of cropping scenarios and agricultural practices to help boost the yields of grain producers.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec | Université Laval | Centre de recherche sur les grains
Research report • Marc-Olivier GasserCoulibari, Z., G. Tremblay, L. Khiari, M.-O. Gasser. 2016. Effets des aléas climatiques sur la disponibilité de l'azote des engrais organiques. IRDA. 22 p. Coulibari, Z., G. Tremblay, L. Khiari, M.-O. Gasser. 2016. Effets des aléas climatiques sur la disponibilité de l'azote des engrais organiques. IRDA. 22 p. Download Download
Ten test sites will operate over a two-year period on farms spread over ten Québec regions to compare the performance of winter and spring cereals.
The project evaluated and compared the effectiveness of two types of subsoil plows (mounted on a bulldozer or a tractor) operated parallel and perpendicular to the tile drains to improve soil drainage conditions and productivity compared to control plots.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
This project proposes an intervention in a typical potato cropping system to enhance the crop uptake of water and nitrogen.
Researcher: Carl Boivin