Agriculture in Québec is currently facing problems associated with fossil fuel based synthetic pesticides. The environmental and health impacts of intensive pesticide use have led producers to search for more ecological ways of protecting their crops against pests and diseases. We propose that oil produced from the pyrolysis of agricultural waste should be used as a biopesticide.
From 2016 to 2018
Waste conversion, Organic farming
This new bio-pesticide, made from agricultural and forestry byproducts, could lead to reductions in chemical product use.
Mitacs | Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec | Charbon de bois Feuille d’Érable
Hydrologic response to soil physical condition within Pot-au-beurre and Saint-Germain rivers.
Researcher: Simon Ricard
Quantification of the scale of soil displacement and net sediment production in the past 50 years for various soil textures and compare these results with those generated by modeling the watershed with SWAT.
Researcher: Claude Bernard