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
Experimenting narrow-row crop weed control strategy on three crops: green beans, peas, and soybeans.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
Project to restore the rainbow smelt spawning grounds at the mouth of Rivière Boyer on the St. Lawrence River.
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.