The first phase of the project involved a literature review, a survey of organic grain producers, and an analysis of historical yield and climate data in order to document the effects of climate extremes on yields and soil nutrient availability. The ultimate objective is to develop cropping scenarios or agricultural practices to be tested under experimental conditions and on farms and to a funding request to ensure the continuation of the project.
From 2015 to 2016
This work led to the development of cropping scenarios and agricultural practices to help boost the yields of grain producers.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec | Université Laval | Centre de recherche sur les grains
Research report • Marc-Olivier GasserCoulibari, Z., G. Tremblay, L. Khiari, M.-O. Gasser. 2016. Effets des aléas climatiques sur la disponibilité de l'azote des engrais organiques. IRDA. 22 p. Coulibari, Z., G. Tremblay, L. Khiari, M.-O. Gasser. 2016. Effets des aléas climatiques sur la disponibilité de l'azote des engrais organiques. IRDA. 22 p. Download Download
This project relies on the continuous measurement of field water table heights; water exports; as well as sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus runoff into drains at four field-crop production sites.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud
The goal of the project is to improve biological methods for controlling the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola crops. In this project, initiated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and conducted in Québec by UQAM, IRDA is performing an economic analysis of the practices under study.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
Ten test sites will operate over a two-year period on farms spread over ten Québec regions to compare the performance of winter and spring cereals.