The goal of this project was to develop an “irrigation roadshow” for eight farming regions in Québec: Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Montérégie Est, Montérégie Ouest, Mauricie, Lanaudière, and Laurentides. A total of 15 farms participated in the project. IRDA’s water management team, in collaboration with extension agents (from advisory clubs and MAPAQ) working with participating farms, conducted a comprehensive diagnostic study of each farm’s irrigation program and equipment. The farm with the highest educational potential in each region was selected for the Irrigation Roadshow in 2017. The Irrigation Roadshow was open to all and was based on the work done in 2016.
Field crops, Market gardening, Fruit production
Optimal water management
More than 300 participants attended this irrigation roadshow.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Réseau de lutte intégrée Orléans | Réseau de lutte intégrée Bellechasse | Fertior | Club agroenvironnemental du Soleil Levant | Innovterra Services-conseils | Poussée de croissance | Dura-Club | Club-conseil Profit-eau-sol | Groupe Lavi-Eau-Champ | Club Conseil Bleuet | Club Bio-Action | Écolomax | Association des producteurs de fraises et framboises du Québec | Association des producteurs maraîchers du Québec | Association québécoise de la distribution de fruits et de légumes | Aux Trois Baies | Ferme Dauphine | Fraisière Faucher | Fraisière Bellevue | Ferme Mireille et Clément Gosselin | Fermes Horticoles LMR | Les Entreprises R. N. Perron | La Perle Rouge | Bleuetière Asselin | Asperges Primera | Verger Pierre Côté | Au Pays des petits fruits | A. Bélisle et fils | Maxi-Sol | Les Jardins de Tessa | Productions Rivard
The goal of the project is to improve biological methods for controlling the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola crops. In this project, initiated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and conducted in Québec by UQAM, IRDA is performing an economic analysis of the practices under study.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
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
A literature review, a survey of organic grain producers, and an analysis of historical yield and climate data in order to document the effects of climate extremes on yields and soil nutrient availability.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser