It has been shown that maintaining the water table close to the soil surface helps sphagnum moss grow and reduces CO2 emissions from sphagnum farms. The objective of this project was to develop effective techniques for controlling water table levels in sphagnum moss basins. Underground irrigation systems were installed at a number of experimental sites. The effectiveness of the systems was evaluated by monitoring water levels at different locations in the sphagnum basins.
From 2013 to 2017
Water protection, Optimal water management
This project will help reduce CO2 emissions from peatlands.
Association des producteurs de tourbe horticole du Québec | Université Laval
Project to restore the rainbow smelt spawning grounds at the mouth of Rivière Boyer on the St. Lawrence River.
Researchers: Aubert Michaud, retraité Luc Belzile
This project was aimed at identifying and incorporating biological indicators into decision support tools used to assist producers and agroenvironmental regulatory bodies seeking to preserve soil productivity and use sustainable production systems.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
This research project aims to establish technical, economic, social and environmental benchmarks for irrigation of field and forage crops.