In order to actively participate in the implementation of the 2021-2025 Sustainable Agriculture Plan (PAD), the Quebec Processing Vegetable Producers (PLTQ) have formulated commitments in the PAD that are mainly based on the transfer of knowledge and the accompaniment. In order to meet these commitments, the following main transfer methods have been selected: the use of examples of efficient farms and the technical demonstration of systems deemed to be highly efficient. The adoption of decision support tools (DST) leading to better water use (water balance, tensiometer) is also a desirable positive outcome that has been identified. This transfer process targeted by the PLTQ is carried out in collaboration with the Institute for Research and Development in Agro-Environment (IRDA). This project is linked to objective 4 of the PAD "Optimize water management" and is therefore also linked to objective 1 "Reduce the risk of pesticides for health and the environment", via the reduction pesticide leaching.
From 2021 to 2025
Soil health, Water protection, Air quality
Producteurs de légumes de transformation du Québec (PLTQ) et MAPAQ
This project is funded by the ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation under the Prime-Vert program.
Trapping flea beetles in organic farming.
Researcher: Maxime Lefebvre
The purpose of the project was to develop techniques and tools for maintaining paper mulch during crop growth.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
A series of herbicides has been tested along the edge of the plastic mulch.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc