Local agricultural stakeholders will collaborate with researchers and the regional and municipal governments to restore the rainbow smelt spawning grounds at the mouth of Rivière Boyer on the St. Lawrence River. The research team will provide the participants with a set of diagnostic spatial reference tools to assess diffuse emissions of sediment and phosphorus linked to runoff and erosion processes that affect croplands and waterways. This pilot project initiative includes an economic assessment component focused on helping farmers change their cropping systems and document the associated costs.
This project will spearhead three priority actions designed to
Ecosystem protection, Water protection
Up until the 1980's, Rivière Boyer had the largest rainbow smelt spawning grounds in the southern portion of the St. Lawrence estuary.
Concordia University | Université Laval | Organisme des Bassins Versants de la Côte-du-Sud
Research report • Aubert Michaud, retraité, Abou M. Niang, Gaetan MartinelliBiron, P., A.R. Michaud, W. Massey, N. Stämpfli, M. Niang, R. Lagacé, G. Martinelli. 2020. Projet EPERLAB : Ensemble pour l’étude et la restauration de la rivière Boyer. Concordia University. 150 p. Biron, P., A.R. Michaud, W. Massey, N. Stämpfli, M. Niang, R. Lagacé, G. Martinelli. 2020. Projet EPERLAB : Ensemble pour l’étude et la restauration de la rivière Boyer. Concordia University. 150 p. Download Download
The project compared the nitrogen uptake effects of green manure crops grown for a full season, in association with a main crop, or after it is harvested.
Researchers: Aubert Michaud, retraité Marc-Olivier Gasser Maryse Leblanc
The aim of this project was to gather data on the nutritional requirements of barley to better equip producers, extension agents, and other industry stakeholders.
Researcher: Christine Landry