The purpose of the project was to assess the benefits of controlled farm drainage under current and future climatic conditions to meet the water needs of field crops and rural communities while reducing nitrogen and phosphorus flows into watercourses. This project was conducted simultaneously in Ontario and Québec using both hydrological monitoring and modeling at the field and micro-watershed levels as well as in the Thames River watershed in Ontario and the Yamaska River watershed in Québec.
From 2015 to 2018
Soil health, Water protection, Optimal water management
This technique reduces nitrogen and phosphorus flows into watercourses.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Programme Innov'Action | Agriculture et Agri-Food Canada
Development of a method for estimating low/ecological flows in the context of culvert development taking into account the impact of climate change.
Researcher: Simon Ricard
The aim of this work is to bring IRDA’s agri-environmental expertise to bear on the challenges associated with the conversion of agri-food waste into biomolecules with potential agricultural applications.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout