Revising the MAPAQ fertilization reference charts

Christine Landry, researcher

Christine Landry

Researcher

418 643-2380
ext 640

Contact Christine Landry

Description

IRDA—in its capacity as the authorized representative tasked with revising the MAPAQ fertilization reference charts—will plan, coordinate, and monitor all activities involved in updating these charts. This will include

Objective(s)

  • calculating new fertilization reference values from data obtained in trials funded by the Minister,
  • recommending a strategy to the Minister that will promote a rational approach to fertilization based on these new fertilization reference values, and
  • integrating the data from the fertilization trials into a template that will be used to update the Minister’s database for the purpose of consolidating and safeguarding this information for future use by stakeholders.

From 2018 to 2020

Project duration

Field crops, Fruit production, Market gardening

Activity areas

Soil health, Fertilizer management

Services

Adequate fertilization will help boost the competitiveness of Québec growers, while preserving the quality of the environment.

Partner

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

This may interest you

2018-2019 • Field cropsLivestock production

Cost-benefit analysis of proposed actions to reduce the phosphorus load entering Missisquoi Bay from the Rivière de la Roche watershed

The Rivière de la Roche sub-watershed has one of the highest phosphorus and sediment export rates of the entire Missisquoi Bay watershed—a particularly challenging situation for the local agricultural sector.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

Read more about the project

Aubert Michaud
Subsoiling
2014-2017 • Field crops

Subsoiling and temporary drainage in soils with low permeability

The project evaluated and compared the effectiveness of two types of subsoil plows (mounted on a bulldozer or a tractor) operated parallel and perpendicular to the tile drains to improve soil drainage conditions and productivity compared to control plots.

Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser

Read more about the project

Marc-Olivier Gasser
Soya field
2017-2020 • Field crops

Economic analysis of agronomic practices that prevent soil degradation

Economic analysis of a three-year project aimed at testing methods of reducing and correcting surface soil compaction.

Read more about the project