To increase the productivity of potato production systems and preserve soil quality, we need to enhance our knowledge of interactions among biological, physical, chemical, and agronomic characteristics of cultivated soils in various environments. The project added biological and metagenomic characteristics to a database developed by Dr. Parent’s team over the previous four years. The database contains data on the physical, chemical, agronomic, and environmental characteristics of soils under various production systems in 16 georeferenced potato-growing areas.
From 2014 to 2017
Soil health, Laboratory analyzes
This project will help maintain the quality of soils used for growing potatoes.
Innov'Action | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Université Laval
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.
The aim of this project was to leverage the efficiency of drip irrigation and splitting nitrogen inputs into multiple applications to reduce total nitrogen inputs per unit produced and provide better economic and environmental alternatives to conventional irrigation.
The purpose of the project was to develop techniques and tools for maintaining paper mulch during crop growth.