The project supports the analysis and evaluation of techniques to improve the water retention capacity of soils and water infiltration in order to limit flood peaks and sediment and nutrient loads of streams. 'water. The project's approach consists in projecting the evolution of the hydrological responses of the Pot-au-beurre and the Saint-Germain rivers (Centre-du-Québec), in improvement of cropping systems and the physical condition of the soils of their watersheds, under current and future climatic conditions. The project is based on both field and river measurement devices, as well as hydrological modeling at the scale of watersheds, coupled with historical and future climate scenarios.
The specific objectives of the project are to:
From 2021 to 2024
As part of an integrated pest control program, the company Les Serres Rosaire Pion & fils launched an innovative project on the use of flower strips in potted perennial production.
Barcoding can be used to obtain DNA sequences from specimens kept in the official Québec government insect collection and compare these sequences with those from field-caught specimens.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej