The project was conducted at IRDA’S Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform. Strawberries (Cleary cultivar) were produced in beds covered with black plastic mulch. The irrigation strategies studied in summer 2015 and 2016 were established based on the type of irrigation system (tubes or stakes), the number of drip trickle tubes, and the frequency and duration of irrigation periods.
For organic production of summer strawberries on black plastic mulched beds:
From 2015 to 2017
Optimal water management
As a result of this project, growers will be able to better utilize water resources, reduce fertilizer use, and boost crop yields.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Dubois Agrinovation
This project will formulate multiple independent, but potentially synergistic, strategies to control Spotted Wing Drosophila.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
IRDA is in charge of the economic analysis for this project which purpose is to examine the impact of flower plantings on bumblebee biodiversity in apple orchards in southern Québec.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
The aim of the project was to measure the effect of certain natural repellents that can be used on different types of exclusion nets.
Researcher: Gérald Chouinard