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
The project was designed to assess the profitability of various types of cover crops and planting methods at the farm level.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
The project compared the nitrogen uptake effects of green manure crops grown for a full season, in association with a main crop, or after it is harvested.
The objective of this project was to develop effective techniques for controlling water table levels in sphagnum moss basins. Underground irrigation systems were installed at a number of experimental sites.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout