Showcases in soil health and conservation: drawing inspiration from the best arable crop approaches

Marc-Olivier Gasser, researcher

Marc-Olivier Gasser

Researcher, agr., Ph.D.

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Contact Marc-Olivier Gasser
Catherine Bossé, Project Manager – Pedology

Catherine Bossé

Project Manager – Pedology, agr.

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Contact Catherine Bossé

Description

Coordinated by Équiterre in partnership with Coordination services-conseil (CSC) and IRDA, this project aims to promote the main practices promoting soil health and conservation and to highlight the many agronomic, economic and environmental benefits that resulting. It will demonstrate the long-term profitability for a company growing field crops to adopt a set of good soil conservation practices.

Demonstration windows will highlight producers from the targeted regions (Montérégie, Center-du-Québec, Mauricie, Lanaudière and / or Chaudière-Appalaches) who are implementing these beneficial practices for the environment, the health of their soils and the profitability of their business in order to arouse interest in these practices and promote their adoption by a greater number of Quebec farmers.

The project aims to directly reach 300 producers and 100 stakeholders, including several advisers, during shop window visits, and indirectly reach 3,000 farmers and 100 additional advisers through networks, communication tools and training offered to others. advisers by advisers involved in the showcases.

The web page includes video capsules of good practices and portraits shot at participating companies, company files. Several other resources will be added to it over the coming months.

See the web page: https://www.agrireseau.net/agroenvironnement/blogue/103095

Objective(s)

  • The project aims to increase the resilience of Quebec agricultural businesses and the protection of production capacities as well as their profitability quickly. The project will promote to agricultural businesses the main practices that promote soil health and highlight the many agronomic, economic and environmental benefits that result from them.
  • In addition, the project will demonstrate the long-term profitability for a company cultivating field crops to adopt a set of good soil conservation practices.

From 2020 to 2023

Project duration

Field crops, Livestock production

Activity areas

Soil health

Service

Increase the resilience of Quebec agricultural businesses and the protection of production capacities as well as their profitability.

Partners

Équiterre / Coordination services-conseil / IRDA
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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