Carl Boivin, agr., M.Sc., DESS

Carl Boivin, researcher

Carl Boivin

Researcher

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About

Carl Boivin (agr., M. Sc., DESS) is an agronomist with a master's degree in plant biology from Université Laval. He has worked at IRDA since 2002, first as a student and then as a research assistant. He was appointed as a researcher in 2007. His research activities focus on the development of growing practices that promote the efficient use of water and nutrients. He is interested primarily in strawberry and potato crops, but also keeps an eye open for emerging crops.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Irrigation management
  • Cropping systems for fruit and market garden production

Carl Boivin works to promote best agricultural practices and the efficient use of water and nutrients for crops.

Related research project(s)

Farm - Ìle d'Orléans

Île d’Orléans farmers rally to tackle water shortage

This project aims to explore and experiment new approaches and ways to preserve, develop, and enhance the MRC’s bio-food sector, and reduce or eliminate the water deficit on the island.

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Carl Boivin
Stéphane Godbout
Blueberry farm
2019-2020 • Fruit production

Investigating key physicochemical and environmental factors that could account for variable lowbush blueberry yields

As part of this project, the soil water status at a chosen blueberry farm will be monitored at 40 spots over the course of the production year. We will seek to identify the relationship between water extraction, physicochemical and environmental factors, and yield levels that could help explain yield variability.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Carl Boivin
Potato field
2019-2022 • Market gardening

Improving potato crop water-use efficiency by developing a deeper understanding of cultivars

The selection of a cultivar should be an essential element in any sound irrigation management strategy. This project aims to optimize water use in potato farming.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Carl Boivin
Potato field
2019-2022 • Market gardening

Improving potato crop water-use efficiency through cropping system modifications

Modifying the cropping system design is an effective way to improve potato crop water-use efficiency and, thereby, lessen the risk of crops experiencing water stress.

Researchers: Carl Boivin Luc Belzile

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Carl Boivin
Luc Belzile
2018-2019 • Field crops

HebdEau: a pilot project to develop sound irrigation management decision-support tools

This project looks to develop decision-support tools informed by observations of “bellwether” plots and use these tools to disseminate relevant information to irrigators.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Thomas Jeanne, research assistant

Thomas Jeanne

Research Assistant

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Sylvie Bellerose

Research Assistant

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Élisabeth Ménard, research assistant

Élisabeth Ménard

Research Assistant

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