October 6th, 2017
Consumer demand for healthy and eco-friendly agricultural practices is on the rise, and it goes without saying that the farming community must adapt to this new reality. That’s why Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement (IRDA) welcomed 120 future agronomists to its experimental farm in Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, introducing them to the latest agricultural practices developed by its researchers.
The visitors learned about soil conservation practices, green manure, optimizing liquid manure use, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and a major project concerning the health of Québec agricultural soils, among other topics. The soil health status project undertaken by IRDA was commissioned by Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ). It will take five years to complete and involves 426 study sites.