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Should the deployment of new techniques for disposing of slurry be accentuated, provided that the capacity of each catchment area is respected in terms of animal units?


In terms of riparian strips, there are solutions that allow spectacular returns. For example, the hybrid poplar is a real phosphorus pump, it grows extremely quickly and can be harvested after a few years. On the other hand, as long as this type of development involving an extended riparian strip will compete with subsidized crops, in particular the cultivation of corn, which we know is very harmful to waterways, it is very unlikely that we will progress towards strips residents worthy of the name!

The agricultural environment can contribute to the sanitation of our bodies of water. Farmers are bombarded with all sorts of new government requirements. They are pragmatic people who, for the most part, would like nothing better than to implement good environmental practices on their land. In our region, some farmers are involved in the Prime-Vert program. However, it is going too slowly. It would be a win for everyone if the bureaucratic requirements were simplified and if the multiple government agencies (MAPAQ, MDDEP, Fisheries and Oceans, Natural and Wildlife Resources, MRC) were better coordinated.

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Sequester CO2
protecting waterways

The Arbre-Évolution cooperative offers a turnkey service to farmers who want to use their riparian strips to sequester carbon… and profit from it.

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