CETAB+ | Centre d'expertise et de transfert en agriculture biologique et de proximité

CETAB+

Le Centre d'expertise et de transfert en agriculture biologique et de proximité

Services offered

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CETAB + serving organic agriculture

Field crops and market-garden production

General organic-agriculture advisory services

  • The foundations for success in organic agriculture
  • Planning an efficient production system

Assessment of a farm’s technical performance

  • Overall assessment of crop conditions and fertilization
  • Assessment of fertilization and management of organic matter
  • Assessment of crop rotation

Implementing crop rotations and green manure

  • Implementing rotation of crops in time and space based on the farm’s constraints
  • Choice of green manure to use based on the farm’s needs

Soil health assessment

  • Testing of soil using the agronomic profile method
  • Recommendations for improving soil condition
  • Assessment of drainage policy
  • Recommendations on soil management (organic matter, tillage, liming, need for draining)

Fertilization needs assessment

  • Assessment of the effectiveness of various fertilizers (including compost and manure) available on the farm
  • Assessment of quantities needed to obtain good yields
  • Adoption of growing methods aimed at reducing the needs for fertilizers on the farm

Development of pest-control methods

  • Identification of pests
  • Implementation of solutions: cultivation methods, physical or biological control, or use of biopesticides.

Crop management development

  • Optimization of production methods: crop planting, optimal spacing, soil working and other tillage methods, fertilization, weed control

Information search

  • Research on any organic production technique (e.g. methods of controlling certain pests or weeds, product effectiveness, etc.)

Support for trials on the farm

  • Setting up trials tailored to the farm aimed at optimizing production methods
  • Setting up trials as part of research and development programs

Contact us for further details or to make an appointment:

819-758-6401 ext. 2772

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Marketing

Helping you bring your projects to fruition!

Management

  • Drafting business plans
  • Detailed business analysis
  • Recovery plan
  • Technical-economic analysis
  • Production costs

Marketing

  • Developing marketing plans
  • Defining target clientele
  • Product positioning
  • Product validation
  • Product information sheets
  • Choosing a distribution network
  • Determining selling price
  • Customer service

Short channels

  • Choice of marketing channels
  • Support for producer group projects

Multidisciplinary approach

  • Working in partnership with organizations in the field

 

Contact us for further details or to make an appointment:

819-758-6401 ext. 2772

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Other services

To carry out its mission, CETAB+ also offers the following services to businesses, advisors and organizations:

  • Information and technology watch
  • Applied research
  • Advisory services
  • Technology transfer
  • Support for advisors
  • Continuing education in collaboration with the Continuing Education Department of
  • Cégep de Victoriaville
  • Various studies, sectorial analyses, and development of tools