No in-depth studies have been done on the cost-effectiveness of irrigating potatoes. The aim of this project is to evaluate this aspect of potato production economics to assist producers and their advisors. A survey of irrigation costs was first conducted on a representative sample of farms. This data was used to calculate profitability thresholds for various irrigation systems in the absence of yield data. Profitability thresholds represent the necessary gains in yield quantity and/or quality to make a practice cost-effective.
From 2017 to 2019
Optimal water management
This study will help growers understand the economic benefits of irrigation before making investments.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
Method to monitor and control telluric pathogens affecting potatoes that takes into account the interactions between these pathogens and other soil microbiome organisms.
The current project is designed to check the predictability of the biological productivity score.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
This three-year project looked at optimal ways to use a mix of flowering plants against caterpillar pests of crucifers.