A system was set up at the Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon farm to evaluate the purification capacity of different configurations of swales planted with shrubs (willow) or perennial grasses (reed canary grass) to serve as vegetative filter strips. Initial results demonstrated the effectiveness of swales in reducing runoff volumes and simulated upstream loads. The project further analyzed on-farm swales and pursued reflection on how to develop and manage such swales.
From 2015 to 2017
Soil health, Water protection
This project will help preserve the quality of waterways during snowmelt.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) - Prime-vert Programme
This project will help to identify and evaluate practices, techniques, and technologies that can be used to improve overall environmental performance, animal welfare, and the quality of the animals’ living environment.
The aim of this project is to show that efforts made to better distribute phosphorus on the land are effective and that the indicators used to determine phosphorus saturation thresholds are correlated with soil phosphorus balance and dynamics.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
Economic analysis of a project initiated by Agrinova to encourage cows to move from the pasture to the milking parlor.
Researcher: Luc Belzile