More and more potato farmland is being equipped for irrigation. The water volume utilized is considerable and is placing considerable strain on this resource.
Water supply can be a major challenge for some growers and a source of conflict (coexistence). So, an understanding of the water requirements of specific cultivars at different stages of their development is very useful.
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. To this end, eight cultivars will be subject to cropping systems with or without a sprinkler irrigation system.
Tests will be conducted at Ferme Victorin Drolet in the Portneuf area.
From 2019 to 2022
Optimal water management
These tests will help potato farmers make more efficient use of water.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation | Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada | Ferme Victorin Drolet | La Patate Lac Saint-Jean | Pommes de terre Laurentiennes | Québec Parmentier
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