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
Testing the efficacy of four biofungicides against Sclerotinia in soybeans.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
To provide information on the fertilizing value and environmental impact of spreading pig manure at different times, the project compared the effect of mineral fertilizer in early fall, late fall, and in the spring.
The project consists of evaluating soil degradation based on representative samples taken in Québec’s main soil regions and parent materials.