The purpose of this project was to field-test pelleted grocery fruit and vegetable waste as a fertilizer or high-carbon soil amendment. The project also tested the pellets as a pig feed ingredient. The waste was collected from grocery stores in the area. IRDA was responsible for treating and pelleting the waste.
From 2016 to 2017
This work will help identify potential agricultural applications for produce discarded by grocers.
IGA Buteau et Fils | IGA des Sources | Metro Saint-Augustin | Metro Donnacona | Metro Richelieu
The purpose of the project was to assess the benefits of controlled farm drainage under current and future climatic conditions to meet the water needs of field crops and rural communities while reducing nitrogen and phosphorus flows into watercourses.
The team at IRDA conducted hydrological monitoring on Branch 1 of the Campbell Stream (test basin) as well as the stream’s main branch, which was used as a control.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud, retraité