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 goal of this project was to measure the impact of irrigation management on nitrogen uptake and available soil nitrogen on several cultivars under commercial production conditions.
Researcher: Christine Landry
The fungal pathogen Helminthosporium solani causes silver scurf, a disease that is hard to detect, both in the soil and on harvested potatoes.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
This three-year project looked at optimal ways to use a mix of flowering plants against caterpillar pests of crucifers.