Improve the efficiency of water use in different potato cultivars

Carl Boivin, researcher

Carl Boivin

Researcher

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Description

The aim of the project was to measure the performance and water requirements of eight potato cultivars under commercial production conditions. Five cultivars commonly used in Québec and three others that are gaining in popularity were irrigated based on the physical properties of cultivated soil.

Objective(s)

  • Test the feasibility of using new cultivars to produce high quality potatoes with less water per potato
  • Increase the efficiency of water use in potato production
  • Determine irrigation trigger points for new potato cultivars
  • Evaluate water storage requirements of the cultivars under study

From 2016 to 2018

Project duration

Market gardening

Activity areas

Optimal water management

Service

This project demonstrates that producers can use less water per potato grown.

Partners

Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Ferme Victorin Drolet

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