A diagnostic tool for phosphorus and nitrogen exports (P+N Edit)

Aubert Michaud, researcher

Aubert Michaud

Researcher

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Description

The aim of this project was to consolidate current scientific knowledge with a view to developing a spatially referenced tool to predict diffuse sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus exports at the farm and watershed scale.

Objective(s)

  • Calibrate and validate a hydrological forecasting model for surface runoff, erosion, and phosphorus and nitrogen export rates based on hydrometric monitoring of small agricultural watersheds in Québec
  • Update and develop algorithms to predict phosphorus and nitrogen flows at the experimental plot level
  • Program a geolocalized tool to predict sediment and nutrient loss at the farm and watershed levels

From 2015 to 2018

Project duration

Field crops, Livestock production

Activity areas

Soil health, Water protection, Ecosystem protection

Services

As a result of this project, a tool was developed to predict diffuse sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus exports.

Partners

Innov'Action | Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Alimentation et des Pêcheries du Québec | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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