This project addresses the risks posed by the spreading of manure and emissions released into the environment to the biosecurity of farms, as well as to the health of workers and nearby populations. Considering the nature of the contaminants present in manure (dust, odours, bio-aerosols), the research team asserts that there are considerable risks to animal health, human health, and the environment associated with the spreading of manure on farmlands. We believe that by acquiring more knowledge about emissions and modifying spreading techniques accordingly, it is possible to limit the spread of disease, reduce environmental impacts, and improve biosecurity protocols.
In order to assess and lower the risks associated with the spreading of manure, this project aims to
From 2019 to 2023
Air quality, Fertilizer management
This project aims to lower the risks that manure spreadind poses to workers, nearby populations, and the environment
Agrivita Canada | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute | Québec Heart and Lung Institute
Economic analysis for an Agrinova project that measures the optimal amount of hulless barley to replace some of the grain corn in dairy cow rations without affecting milk production and milk components.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
Stored pig manure is a major source of greenhouse gases. The main objective of this project was to demonstrate the long-term performance of a biofilter.
This project aims to measure the impact of new breeding systems that meet new animal welfare standards regarding air quality and the health and productivity of laying hens.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout