Economic analysis of agronomic practices that prevent soil degradation

Luc Belzile, researcher

Luc Belzile

Project manager

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Description

In this project conducted by Agrinova, IRDA is in charge of the economic analysis.

This initial, three-year project by Agrinova is aimed at testing methods of reducing and correcting surface soil compaction.

Objective(s)

  • Determine the level of soil compaction on each farm
  • Develop a simple, personalized procedure for calibrating machinery
  • Make recommendations on load balancing and ecofriendly driving practices
  • Test planting methods for fall grain and green manure to determine how to use certain practices successfully
  • Test a new surface decompaction tool with or without green manure
  • Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of using green manure

From 2017 to 2020

Project duration

Field crops

Activity areas

Soil health

Service

Every year IRDA collaborates with partners in the research and agricultural sectors.

Partner

Agrinova

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