Assessing the cost-effectiveness of improved nitrogen fertilizer applications

Luc Belzile, researcher

Luc Belzile

Project manager

418 643-2380
ext 630

Contact Luc Belzile

Description

This research project, led by the CÉROM grain research centre, looks to assess the cost-effectiveness of nitrogen fertilizer applications improved by the addition of urea, for use with winter wheat crops grown in Québec.

In this project, IRDA’s role will be to analyze the cost-effectiveness of the applications.

Project leader at CÉROM:
Marie Bipfubusa, Ph. D.
Researcher | Crop management
Phone: 450-464-2715, ext. 236
E-Mail: marie.bipfubusa@cerom.qc.ca

Objective(s)

  • Compare the effects of untreated urea and three improved nitrogen fertilizers on:
    • the yields and grain quality of winter wheat
    • the efficiency of N utilization by winter wheat
    • the cost-effectiveness of the winter wheat crop

From 2019 to 2022

Project duration

Field crops

Activity areas

Fertilizer management

Service

IRDA's economic analyses help assess the implementation costs and cost-effectiveness of farming practices.

Partner

Centre de recherche sur les grains

This may interest you

Stream and technician
2015-2018 • Field cropsLivestock production

A diagnostic tool for phosphorus and nitrogen exports (P+N Edit)

The aim of this project was to consolidate current scientific knowledge with a view to developing a spatially referenced tool to predict diffuse sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus exports at the farm and watershed scale.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

Read more about the project

Aubert Michaud
Organic corn
2015-2018 • Field crops

Developing a nitrogen fertilization program based on green manure supplemented by a manure-based starter fertilizer in organic grain production

In a wheat/grain corn/soya rotation, green manure can be used to obtain profitable organic grain corn yields while limiting phosphorus pollution.

Researcher: Christine Landry

Read more about the project

Christine Landry
Chia
2015-2018 • Field crops

Chia: a new crop for organic production in Qu├ębec

This two-year project, conducted at the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform, compared the effect of three seeding dates and three seeding rates on chia yields.

Read more about the project