Developing decision support tools for integrated potato irrigation management

Carl Boivin, researcher

Carl Boivin

Researcher

418 643-2380
ext 430

Contact Carl Boivin

Description

Producers in Québec receive high quality support on fertilization and crop protection, but they have a harder time accessing expertise in the field of irrigation management. The aim of this project was to set up a support service to equip producers and others in the industry to improve their irrigation management.

Objective(s)

  • Promote the adoption of sound irrigation management by testing the feasibility of establishing a specialized support network in this field

From 2015 to 2017

Project duration

Market gardening

Activity areas

Optimal water management, Water protection

Services

As a result of this project, growers will be able to better utilize water resources, reduce fertilizer use, and boost crop yields.

Partners

Fédération des producteurs de pommes de terre du Québec | Maxi-Sol | Proculteur | Ferme Victorin Drolet | La Ferme des Pionniers | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

This may interest you

Striped cucumber beetle
2014-2018 • Market gardening

Control of the striped cucumber beetle in organic cucurbit production

This project determined the efficacy of various pest control products on the striped cucumber beetle on organic cucurbit crops.

Read more about the project

Potato field
2019-2022 • Market gardening

Developing a soil microbiome monitoring method to select potato crop management practices that reduce soil-borne pathogens and pesticide applications

Method to monitor and control telluric pathogens affecting potatoes that takes into account the interactions between these pathogens and other soil microbiome organisms.

Researcher: Richard Hogue

Read more about the project

Richard Hogue