The LandCoM project aims to develop an automated method for evaluating by remote sensing the percentage of soil cover by crop residues and cover crops.
Develop and validate a method for analyzing satellite remote sensing images to distinguish and quantify in the early spring period the percentage of soil cover by grassland, cover crops and crop residues on a return of annual field crops.
Carried out in collaboration with INRS-ETE, the analytical approach of CarTéCoS is based on a three-scale methodology:
From 2021 to 2023
This project is to arouse interest in approaches to soil health and conservation and to promote their adoption by a greater number of Quebec field crop farmers.
The goal of the project is to improve biological methods for controlling the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola crops. In this project, initiated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and conducted in Québec by UQAM, IRDA is performing an economic analysis of the practices under study.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
This project aims to improve our understanding of the evolution and spatial variability of soil health indicators as barometers of climate change.