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
This project was set up to test the nutrient balance sheet method as a tool for estimating phosphorus output from pullets and laying hens.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
The objective of the project was to demonstrate that next generation hog barn design (slatted floors over 2/3 or more of the area) generate less odor.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
Project to limit the spread of disease and improve biosecurity protocols on farms through improved understanding of emissions and alternate spreading techniques.