The basic hypothesis is that links exist between technical efficiency in wild blueberry production and the financial performance of businesses in this sector. To test this hypothesis, relative technical efficiency was first measured using the appropriate quantitative methods. It was then possible to test how technical efficiency and financial performance on these farms are linked. This was done by comparing different financial ratios of each efficiency group.
From 2016 to 2017
Forty-six wild blueberry farms participated to this project.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
Summary sheet • Luc BelzileNdefo, F., L. Belzile. 2018. Étude de l’efficacité technique et de la performance financière en production de bleuets sauvages au Québec. IRDA. 2 p. Ndefo, F., L. Belzile. 2018. Étude de l’efficacité technique et de la performance financière en production de bleuets sauvages au Québec. IRDA. 2 p. Download Download
The purpose of this project is to test the general hypothesis that biobased polymers can be used to replace fossil-fuel-based products and reduce the use of pesticides without increasing GHG emissions.
The hypothesis was that it should be possible to measure sap flow in apple trees and correlate it with soil water conditions and the weather.
Researcher: Carl Boivin