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

Carl Boivin, researcher

Carl Boivin

Researcher

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Christine Landry, researcher

Christine Landry

Researcher

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Description

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.

Objective(s)

  • Field-test the results of six years of research on:
    • Sound irrigation management
    • Band application of conventional and slow release fertilizers at ridging
  • Eliminate fertigation

From 2016 to 2018

Project duration

Fruit production, Market gardening

Activity areas

Optimal water management, Fertilizer management

Services

This project demonstrated that growers can eliminate fertigation through the use of slow-release fertilizers.

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