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Technical Tour

14th ICPA Technical Field Tour

The 8-h field day introduces participants to the specifics of Quebec agriculture with an emphasis on vegetable production on organic soils. Participants will also visit two research facilities with a demonstration of fertility trial research activities as well as new sensor systems to characterize the heterogeneity of soil and plants and to make emerging precision agriculture practices feasible on the large scale. The tour will end with a BBQ on the shore of St-Louis Lake in the historic area of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Channel enabling river transportation between the Ottawa River and the St Lawrence River
Following is the tentative itinerary:
12:15 –   departure from Sheraton Centre Hotel (box lunch on board)
14:00 –   tour of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada L’Acadie Experimental Farm – Stop A
15:30 –   tour of Delfland vegetable production farm (automatic weeding, yield mapping, etc.) – Stop B
17:30 –   tour of Precision Agriculture and Sensor System projects at McGill University’s Macdonald Farm – Stop C
18:30 –   BBQ dinner at Tadja Hall
20:00 –   return to Sheraton Centre Hotel

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