This project will gather and share up-to-date information on new techniques and critical points related to the construction of farm buildings and their sustainability. The project will comprise two steps:
Consultants will be invited to share the quality control practices they employ for site supervision. Finally, the best techniques will be selected and explained.
From 2019 to 2021
A new guide for monitoring agricultural building sites will help increase the sustainability of new farm structures.
Consultants Lemay & Choinière | Consumaj | Fusion Expert | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques | Université Laval
Based on previous work conducted at IRDA and our team’s expertise, this project looks to finalize the development of a robust and cost-effective swine slurry bioconversion system.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
This project aimed to evaluate the purification capacity of different configurations of swales planted with shrubs or perennial grasses to serve as vegetative filter strips.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
Cow-calf farms tend to prefer outdoor breeding, poor-quality drinking water can have a direct impact on animal health, and may lead to higher pathogen levels in the environment and at slaughter time, and negative consequences for food safety.