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
To provide information on the fertilizing value and environmental impact of spreading pig manure at different times, the project compared the effect of mineral fertilizer in early fall, late fall, and in the spring.
IRDA was in charge of conducting the economic analysis for this project carried out by Club agroenvironnemental de l’Estrie (CAE Estrie).
Researcher: Luc Belzile
IRDA—in its capacity as the authorized representative tasked with revising the MAPAQ fertilization reference charts—will plan, coordinate, and monitor all activities involved in updating these charts.
Researcher: Christine Landry