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
New, robotic weed control strategy for widespread use in field vegetables grown organically in Québec.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
To manage clogging risks, the project automated pumping based on water turbidity and cover the filter to prevent light from entering the water and thus reduce algal bloom.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
This project was aimed at determining the nutrient needs of beets based on soil texture and phosphorus and potassium levels under Québec growing conditions.
Researcher: Christine Landry