The project compared the nitrogen uptake effects of green manure crops grown for a full season, in association with a main crop (organic corn or wheat), or after it is harvested. Physical soil properties, nitrogen availability, and nitrate losses were also monitored with and without controlled drainage.
From 2016 to 2018
Soil health, Fertilizer management, Organic farming
Green manure contributes to soil health.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Experimenting narrow-row crop weed control strategy on three crops: green beans, peas, and soybeans.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
This project was carried out by Club agroenvironnemental de l’Estrie and IRDA was in charge of conducting the economic analysis.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
This project was aimed at identifying and incorporating biological indicators into decision support tools used to assist producers and agroenvironmental regulatory bodies seeking to preserve soil productivity and use sustainable production systems.
Researcher: Richard Hogue