This proposal is part of a large-scale project (4 years, $1 million) which focuses on the risks posed by the spreading of manure on the biosecurity of farms, but also on the human health of workers and neighboring populations. as well as emissions to the environment. Considering the nature of the contaminants present in slurry and manure when it is spread (bioaerosols, dust, odours, etc.), the research team claims that there is a considerable health risk (resistant genes) in the communities rural areas when spreading on agricultural land. In addition, we believe that it is possible to limit the spread of disease on farms and improve biosecurity protocols with a better knowledge of emissions and an adaptation of spreading techniques accordingly.
In order to assess and reduce the risks to the biosecurity of farms due to the spreading of pig slurry and cattle manure, the project specifically aims to:
From 2020 to 2024
Air quality, Fertilizer management
Université Laval/IUCPQ et CRSNG Frontier-découverte.
The aim of this project was to identify manure management strategies that boost productivity on Québec dairy farms and reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.
This project will gather and share up-to-date information on new techniques and critical points related to the construction of farm buildings and their sustainability.
When designing tanks, the total volume of material to be stored must be calculated. This guide provides a comprehensive calculation method that takes into account volumes of bedding added as well as feed and water losses.