The purpose of the project is to evaluate the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of five types of forest residue. Biostimulation can be measured in several different ways, but in this study, we will measure it specifically in relation to biometric variables related to growth and yields of agricultural crops.
Depending on the results, a second project will be developed to conduct biochemical and molecular analyses to complement the agronomic tests.
Waste conversion, Fertilizer management, Pest, weed, and disease control
This project will foster the development of new products to help increase the competitiveness of Québec agriculture.
The project generated scientific knowledge to produce bio-oil from rapid pyrolysis using plastic residues.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
The project consisted of monitoring the hydrology of the main watercourses flowing into Lac Boivin to determine their flow rates and sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus inputs to the lake.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud
The purpose of this project was to field-test pelleted grocery fruit and vegetable waste as a fertilizer or high-carbon soil amendment.
Researcher: Christine Landry