The purpose of this project is to determine the real value of the phosphorus load associated with bison production in Québec. To achieve this goal, the project will conduct a two-year sampling effort with the intention of recommending a discharge factor.
From 2019 to 2021
Soil health, Water protection, Fertilizer management, Environmental regulations
This project could help with the setting up of bison farms in Québec.
Union québécoise du bison | Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Seven bison producers
The objective of the project was to demonstrate that next generation hog barn design (slatted floors over 2/3 or more of the area) generate less odor.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
The aim of this project is to show that efforts made to better distribute phosphorus on the land are effective and that the indicators used to determine phosphorus saturation thresholds are correlated with soil phosphorus balance and dynamics.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
This project will develop a procedure that relies on genetic markers to identify the animal species responsible for fecal contamination.
Researcher: Caroline Côté