Plots were set up at the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform in St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec. They included nine treatments replicated four times in a split-plot design with green manure (none, grain, and legumes) in the main plots and fertilization methods in the subplots (no fertilizer, poultry manure pellets, and composted beef manure).
From 2014 to 2017
Food safety and quality, Organic farming
This project will contribute to the success of organic carrot production in Québec and reduce imports.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Organic Science Cluster II | Phytodata | Centre d'expertise et de transfert en agriculture biologique et de proximité
Test whether or not commercial strains coated on Nantes carrot seeds can compete with native strains in the soil to colonize the host plant and, once symbiosis takes place, whether they succeed in doing a better job than the native strains during the transition to organic farming.
Researcher: Christine Landry
Method to monitor and control telluric pathogens affecting potatoes that takes into account the interactions between these pathogens and other soil microbiome organisms.
This project determined the efficacy of various pest control products on the striped cucumber beetle on organic cucurbit crops.