Using a split-split-plot design, this study tested three variables: soil tillage, crop rotation in organic production, and fertilization with manure or compost. The first variable was the type of tillage, either conventional plowing or minimum tillage using an offset disc harrow. A second variable consisted of eight different rotation crops. The third variable was the addition of beef manure and Biosol compost at a rate of 20 t/ha.
From 2014 to 2017
Market gardening, Field crops
Soil health, Fertilizer management, Organic farming
The most effective fertilization methods to come out of this project will increase the profitability of organic crops.
Innov'Action | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Method to monitor and control telluric pathogens affecting potatoes that takes into account the interactions between these pathogens and other soil microbiome organisms.
Researchers: Richard Hogue Luc Belzile
This project will provide a better understanding of interactions between a vegetable polyculture system and hedges composed of shrubs and perennials in order to enhance the impact of beneficial insects on vegetable crops.
The aim of this project was to leverage the efficiency of drip irrigation and splitting nitrogen inputs into multiple applications to reduce total nitrogen inputs per unit produced and provide better economic and environmental alternatives to conventional irrigation.
Researcher: Carl Boivin