The aim of this project was to consolidate current scientific knowledge with a view to developing a spatially referenced tool to predict diffuse sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus exports at the farm and watershed scale.
From 2015 to 2018
Field crops, Livestock production
Soil health, Water protection, Ecosystem protection
As a result of this project, a tool was developed to predict diffuse sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus exports.
Innov'Action | Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Alimentation et des Pêcheries du Québec | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Terranimo® tool adaptation at the terms and conditions of Québec.
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
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