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
This project will provide a better understanding of interactions between a vegetable polyculture system and hedges composed of shrubs and perennials in order to enhance the impact of beneficial insects on vegetable crops.
This project aims to develop mass trapping strategies to keep damage caused by the striped cucumber beetle populations below the economic threshold, while minimizing the capture of pollinators and natural enemies.
This project was aimed at determining the nutrient needs of beets based on soil texture and phosphorus and potassium levels under Québec growing conditions.
Researcher: Christine Landry