Spreading pig manure late in the fall can have a variety of agronomic and environmental benefits To provide extension agents with information on the fertilizing value and environmental impact of spreading pig manure at different times, the project compared the effect of mineral fertilizer to that of pig manure spread in early fall, late fall, and in the spring.
From 2014 to 2017
Soil health, Water protection, Air quality, Coexisting in an agricultural environment, Environmental regulations
This project concluded that there is no major agronomic downside to applying slurry later in the fall, beyond currently allowed dates.
Innov'Action | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
In a wheat/grain corn/soya rotation, green manure can be used to obtain profitable organic grain corn yields while limiting phosphorus pollution.
Researcher: Christine Landry
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
The aim of the project was to estimate the economic impact of herbicide resistance in weeds.
Researcher: Luc Belzile