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
Experimenting narrow-row crop weed control strategy on three crops: green beans, peas, and soybeans.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
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
This project looks to develop decision-support tools informed by observations of “bellwether” plots and use these tools to disseminate relevant information to irrigators.
Researcher: Carl Boivin