Coordinated by Équiterre in partnership with Coordination services-conseil (CSC) and IRDA, this project aims to promote the main practices promoting soil health and conservation and to highlight the many agronomic, economic and environmental benefits that resulting. It will demonstrate the long-term profitability for a company growing field crops to adopt a set of good soil conservation practices.
Demonstration windows will highlight producers from the targeted regions (Montérégie, Center-du-Québec, Mauricie, Lanaudière and / or Chaudière-Appalaches) who are implementing these beneficial practices for the environment, the health of their soils and the profitability of their business in order to arouse interest in these practices and promote their adoption by a greater number of Quebec farmers.
The project aims to directly reach 300 producers and 100 stakeholders, including several advisers, during shop window visits, and indirectly reach 3,000 farmers and 100 additional advisers through networks, communication tools and training offered to others. advisers by advisers involved in the showcases.
The web page includes video capsules of good practices and portraits shot at participating companies, company files. Several other resources will be added to it over the coming months.
See the web page: https://www.agrireseau.net/agroenvironnement/blogue/103095
Coordination des services conseil
Les Producteurs de grains du Québec
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
From 2020 to 2023
Field crops, Livestock production
Increase the resilience of Quebec agricultural businesses and the protection of production capacities as well as their profitability.
This project looks to develop decision-support tools informed by observations of “bellwether” plots and use these tools to disseminate relevant information to irrigators.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
This project’s main goal is to demonstrate how to satisfy most of the requirements of a strongly N-dependent crop by improving N-supply synchronization, while protecting the farmers’ prior year revenue-generating window.
Researcher: Christine Landry
This project was carried out by Club agroenvironnemental de l’Estrie and IRDA was in charge of conducting the economic analysis.
Researcher: Luc Belzile