Effects of various irrigation strategies on nutrient uptake in organically grown June-bearing strawberries grown in beds covered with black plastic mulch

Carl Boivin, researcher

Carl Boivin

Researcher

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Description

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.

Objective(s)

For organic production of summer strawberries on black plastic mulched beds:

  • Evaluate irrigation strategies that wet a maximum volume of soil
  • Improve mineral nutrition by providing the right amount of water
  • Measure the impact of irrigation strategies on fruit yield
  • Evaluate the cost of the strategies studied

From 2015 to 2017

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Optimal water management

Service

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

Partners

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

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