In a wheat/grain corn/soya rotation, green manure as the main source of nitrogen, complemented in the grain corn year by a quickly available manure-based nitrogen starter fertilizer, can be used to obtain profitable organic grain corn yields while limiting phosphorus pollution. The project was conducted at IRDA’s Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform.
From 2015 to 2018
Fertilizer management, Organic farming
This project will help growers remedy problems related to soil phosphorus saturation.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Coop Agrobio du Québec | Club Bio Action | Producteurs de grains du Québec | Aliments Breton
Canola and wheat (wheat-corn-canola rotation) were planted in 2016 and 2017, respectively, on 12 experimental plots with tillage practices on the main plots (minimum tillage and chisel plow) and fertilization methods (mineral fertilizers, 25 m3/ha of pig manure and 50 m3/ha of pig manure) in the subplots.
This project aims to improve our understanding of the evolution and spatial variability of soil health indicators as barometers of climate change.
The aim of the project is to assess the impact of applying various rates of glyphosate in field crop systems on the soil and crop rhizosphere microbiome.
Researcher: Richard Hogue