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Autumn wheat

September 4th, 2019 — September, the month to plant seeds

Yet winter crops, which are highly popular in Ontario are penetrating Québec too. That’s especially true of wheat and new rye hybrids which can now increasingly seen in local fields prior to the first snowfall. Will 2020 Winter set a new record?

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Creek

August 9th, 2019 — Agence Science-Presse | A silent crisis underneath our feet

Article about muck soil erosion published by Agence Science-Presse (in French).

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Open doors - IRDA

July 17th, 2019 — La Terre de chez nous | New technology featured at five orchards

State-of-the-art mechanical tools, exclusion nets, and other pest control strategies will be showcased at five apple orchards through 2022. The growers have all agreed to set aside their usual protocols and try out some new techniques on a portion of their production.

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beef cattles

July 12th, 2019 — La Terre de chez nous | Beef cattles' greenhouse gazes emissions in farming methods in Québec

Here's an article written by one of our researchers, Stéphane Godbout, jointly with collaborators that has been published by La Terre de chez nous.

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Corn field

June 28th, 2019 — La Terre de chez nous | New crop pests in Québec

Article on the reseach led by researchers of IRDA about new crop pests in Québec fields (in French).

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irrigation

July 3rd, 2019 — Irrigation : crop insurance for hay farms ?

The warm summer months are here and if they resemble the past two summers, we can expect periods of dry spells and the attendant headaches for Québec livestock feed producers in 2019. Given the situation, could irrigation serve as the best insurance policy for farmers ?

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