It has been shown that maintaining the water table close to the soil surface helps sphagnum moss grow and reduces CO2 emissions from sphagnum farms. The objective of this project was to develop effective techniques for controlling water table levels in sphagnum moss basins. Underground irrigation systems were installed at a number of experimental sites. The effectiveness of the systems was evaluated by monitoring water levels at different locations in the sphagnum basins.
From 2013 to 2017
Water protection, Optimal water management
This project will help reduce CO2 emissions from peatlands.
Association des producteurs de tourbe horticole du Québec | Université Laval
Demonstration project to showcase the ability of undersown clover cover crops to reduce nitrogen fertilizer requirements in crops.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
The goal of this project was to develop an “irrigation roadshow” for eight farming regions in Québec.
Researcher: Carl Boivin