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
Canola and wheat (wheat-corn-canola rotation) were planted in 2016 and 2017, respectively, on 12 experimental plots with tillage practices on the main plots (minimum tillage and chisel plow) and fertilization methods (mineral fertilizers, 25 m3/ha of pig manure and 50 m3/ha of pig manure) in the subplots.
The aim of this project was to gather data on the nutritional requirements of oats to better equip producers, extension agents, and other industry stakeholders.
Researcher: Christine Landry
To provide information on the fertilizing value and environmental impact of spreading pig manure at different times, the project compared the effect of mineral fertilizer in early fall, late fall, and in the spring.