Researcher, agr., M.Sc.
Researcher, agr., Ph.D.
Researcher, P.Eng., agr., Ph.D.
This project aims to collect data to guide rainwater capture and recovery for use on farms to. The uses selected for study are:
1) Washing agricultural products;
2) Providing a water supply for workers staying on the farm (except for drinking water);
4) Crop protection.
An initial group of “fixed” catchment structures will be deployed around existing structures such as large tunnels and building roofs .
A second group of “mobile” structures will be deployed to collect water in crops under plasticulture (on a slope) or in certain cases in a field or area near a pond. Transport, storage and water treatment solutions will be adapted to the different conditions encountered.
The project will last three years and will be carried out mainly on farms on Île d'Orléans.
From 2021 to 2023
Hydrological impacts of cropping systems and physical soil degradation.
Researchers: Simon Ricard Marc-Olivier Gasser
The purpose of this project was to field-test pelleted grocery fruit and vegetable waste as a fertilizer or high-carbon soil amendment.
Researcher: Christine Landry
The IRDA team is monitoring the hydrology of the three main watersheds in Saint-Zotique.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud, retraité