Carl Boivin,

Carl Boivin

Researcher, agr., M.Sc.

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About

Carl Boivin (agr., M. Sc., DESS) is an agronomist with a master's degree in plant biology from Université Laval. He has worked at IRDA since 2002, first as a student and then as a research assistant. He was appointed as a researcher in 2007. His research activities focus on the development of growing practices that promote the efficient use of water and nutrients. He is interested primarily in strawberry and potato crops, but also keeps an eye open for emerging crops.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Irrigation management
  • Cropping systems for fruit and market garden production

Related research project(s)

2017-2019 • Fruit production

Cultural strategies for haskap berries: improving orchard productivity

The aim of this project is to improve the productivity of haskap orchards by promoting more efficient water and nutrient uptake.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Carl Boivin
2017 • Market gardening

A study on the relationship between thermal imaging data collected by drone and agrometerological indicators of water stress in potato crops

The aim of this project was to study the relationship between thermal imaging data collected by drone and agrometerological indicators of water stress in potato crops.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Carl Boivin
2017-2018 • Fruit production

Analyzing sap flow to assess water absorption dynamics in apple trees

The hypothesis was that it should be possible to measure sap flow in apple trees and correlate it with soil water conditions and the weather.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Carl Boivin
2017-2018 • Market gardening

Potato fertigation using a drip irrigation system

The aim of this project was to leverage the efficiency of drip irrigation and splitting nitrogen inputs into multiple applications to reduce total nitrogen inputs per unit produced and provide better economic and environmental alternatives to conventional irrigation.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Carl Boivin

Optimizing methods of installing and maintaining commercial paper mulch

The purpose of the project was to develop techniques and tools for maintaining paper mulch during crop growth.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Carl Boivin

Banded controlled-release and conventional fertilizer in horticultural production under plastic mulch

The aim of this project was to field-test sound irrigation practices and band application of various types of fertilizers at ridging time to eliminate fertigation and increase the efficiency of fertilizer and water use under plastic mulch.

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Carl Boivin
Christine Landry

Publications

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Mandela Jacques

Research Assistant

418 997-9918
ext 639

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Caroline Côté

Researcher, agr., Ph.D.

450 653-7368
ext 310

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Julie Forest-Drolet, research assistant

Julie Forest-Drolet

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
ext 643

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