No in-depth studies have been done on the cost-effectiveness of irrigating potatoes. The aim of this project is to evaluate this aspect of potato production economics to assist producers and their advisors. A survey of irrigation costs was first conducted on a representative sample of farms. This data was used to calculate profitability thresholds for various irrigation systems in the absence of yield data. Profitability thresholds represent the necessary gains in yield quantity and/or quality to make a practice cost-effective.
From 2017 to 2019
Optimal water management
This study will help growers understand the economic benefits of irrigation before making investments.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
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
Production of technical sheets on the main natural enemies of Québec’s market garden crops.
Researcher: Josée Boisclair
Meeting nitrogen requirements mainly through the use of a highly stable form of fertilizer can minimize nitrogen losses, provide nitrogen amounts closer to the plant’s actual needs.
Researcher: Christine Landry