Optimizing water management in the bean and pea processing sector in Quebec: from commitment to mobilization

Carl Boivin

Researcher, agr., M.Sc.

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Description

In order to actively participate in the implementation of the 2021-2025 Sustainable Agriculture Plan (PAD), the Quebec Processing Vegetable Producers (PLTQ) have formulated commitments in the PAD that are mainly based on the transfer of knowledge and the accompaniment. In order to meet these commitments, the following main transfer methods have been selected: the use of examples of efficient farms and the technical demonstration of systems deemed to be highly efficient. The adoption of decision support tools (DST) leading to better water use (water balance, tensiometer) is also a desirable positive outcome that has been identified. This transfer process targeted by the PLTQ is carried out in collaboration with the Institute for Research and Development in Agro-Environment (IRDA). This project is linked to objective 4 of the PAD "Optimize water management" and is therefore also linked to objective 1 "Reduce the risk of pesticides for health and the environment", via the reduction pesticide leaching.

Objective(s)

  • Carry out a global diagnosis of water management on 14 company profiles;
  • Propose corrective measures to improve water management in businesses;
  • Support companies in the integration of patches during a production season;
  • Design and carry out knowledge transfer activities.

From 2021 to 2025

Project duration

Market gardening

Activity areas

Soil health, Water protection, Air quality

Services

Partners

Producteurs de légumes de transformation du Québec (PLTQ) et MAPAQ
This project is funded by the ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation under the Prime-Vert program.

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