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
The project consists of evaluating soil degradation based on representative samples taken in Québec’s main soil regions and parent materials.
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
This project was aimed at identifying and incorporating biological indicators into decision support tools used to assist producers and agroenvironmental regulatory bodies seeking to preserve soil productivity and use sustainable production systems.
Researcher: Richard Hogue