The aim of this project was to field-test sound irrigation practices and band application of various types of fertilizers at ridging time to eliminate fertigation and increase the efficiency of fertilizer and water use under plastic mulch.
From 2016 to 2018
Fruit production, Market gardening
Optimal water management, Fertilizer management
This project demonstrated that growers can eliminate fertigation through the use of slow-release fertilizers.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Prime-Vert Program | Ferme François Gosselin | Ferme Maurice et Philippe Vaillancourt | Polyculture Plante 1987 | Ferme Jean-Pierre Plante | Ferme Onésime Pouliot | Réseau de lutte intégrée Orléans
The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
In a high density strawberry crop grown in sod covered with plastic mulch, evaluate the toxicity of bioinsecticides for controlling tarnished plant bugs and strawberry blossom beetles and of bioherbicides for controlling weeds in and between crop rows.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
The aim of this project is to measure the potential of automated traps and extrapolate it to an apple-monitoring network.