This project was carried out by Club agroenvironnemental de l’Estrie (CAE Estrie), and IRDA was in charge of conducting the economic analysis. Producers in this region recognize the value of using cover crops. However, a number of technical issues need to be resolved in order for producers to adopt this technique.
From 2014 to 2017
This project will help encourage farmers to plant cover crops.
Club agroenvironnemental de l'Estrie
The aim of the project is to assess the impact of applying various rates of glyphosate in field crop systems on the soil and crop rhizosphere microbiome.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
The objective of this project is to develop a prediction model for soil nitrogen supplies based on biological soil health indicators.
Researcher: Christine Landry
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