Using a split-split-plot design, this study tested three variables: soil tillage, crop rotation in organic production, and fertilization with manure or compost. The first variable was the type of tillage, either conventional plowing or minimum tillage using an offset disc harrow. A second variable consisted of eight different rotation crops. The third variable was the addition of beef manure and Biosol compost at a rate of 20 t/ha.
From 2014 to 2017
Market gardening, Field crops
Soil health, Fertilizer management, Organic farming
The most effective fertilization methods to come out of this project will increase the profitability of organic crops.
Innov'Action | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
This project evaluated effective and economically viable control strategies for swede midge that are healthy for both humans and the ecosystem.
The selection of a cultivar should be an essential element in any sound irrigation management strategy. This project aims to optimize water use in potato farming.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
The goal of this project was to measure the impact of irrigation management on nitrogen uptake and available soil nitrogen on several cultivars under commercial production conditions.
Researcher: Christine Landry