Profitability evaluation of cover crops at the farm level

Luc Belzile

Description

The project was designed to assess the profitability of various types of cover crops and planting methods at the farm level. It used data from a meta-analysis at Université Laval on the agronomic benefits of cover crops.

Objective(s)

  • Evaluate the cost of planting different cover crops based on economic data from CRAAQ
  • Assess the benefits of planting cover crops based on agronomic data from a meta-analysis conducted at Université Laval
  • Conduct a sensitivity analysis by varying input prices and crop prices to evaluate the feasibility of using less profitable cover crops

From 2016 to 2018

Project duration

Field crops

Activity areas

Soil health

Service

This cover crop profitability analysis is the largest of its kind ever conducted in Québec.

Partners

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Université Laval

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