The aim of the project was to measure the performance and water requirements of eight potato cultivars under commercial production conditions. Five cultivars commonly used in Québec and three others that are gaining in popularity were irrigated based on the physical properties of cultivated soil.
From 2016 to 2018
Optimal water management
This project demonstrates that producers can use less water per potato grown.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Ferme Victorin Drolet
Project to quantify the long-term (60+ years) severity of erosion of organic horticultural soils.
This three-year project looked at optimal ways to use a mix of flowering plants against caterpillar pests of crucifers.
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.
Researcher: Carl Boivin