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)

Potato irrigation
2015-2017 • Market gardening

Developing decision support tools for integrated potato 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.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Carl Boivin
Blueberry Field
2015-2016 • Fruit production

Productivity of healthy looking plants that have never received nitrogen fertilizer and that are located in a blueberry field infected by stunt disease

In highbush blueberry fields where stunt disease has been detected, plants that have never received nitrogen fertilizer are more vigorous and homogeneous than plants that have received nitrogen fertilizer.

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Strawberries
2015-2017 • Fruit production

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

The project was conducted at IRDA’S Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform. Strawberries (Cleary cultivar) were produced in beds covered with black plastic mulch.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Irrigation system
2016-2017 • Market gardening

Improving irrigation management with accurate measurements of effective precipitation

The project consisted of manufacturing and testing a portable rain simulator to estimate, under various conditions, what proportion of irrigation water a crop is able to use.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Blueberries
2015-2019 • Fruit production

Sound water management for lowbush blueberries under fluctuating and changing climatic conditions

Using sound irrigation management to control frost and water stress in lowbush blueberry helps stabilize yield while minimizing environmental impacts.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Carl Boivin
Potato plants
2016-2018 • Market gardening

Improve the efficiency of water use in different potato cultivars

The aim of the project was to measure the performance and water requirements of eight potato cultivars under commercial production conditions.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

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Abou M. Niang, research assistant

Abou M. Niang

Research Assistant

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Franz Vanoosthuyse, research assistant

Franz Vanoosthuyse

Research Assistant

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Gérald Chouinard, researcher

Gérald Chouinard

Researcher

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