Producers in Québec receive high quality support on fertilization and crop protection, but they have a harder time accessing expertise in the field of irrigation management. The aim of this project was to set up a support service to equip producers and others in the industry to improve their irrigation management.
From 2015 to 2017
Optimal water management, Water protection
As a result of this project, growers will be able to better utilize water resources, reduce fertilizer use, and boost crop yields.
Fédération des producteurs de pommes de terre du Québec | Maxi-Sol | Proculteur | Ferme Victorin Drolet | La Ferme des Pionniers | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
Modifying the cropping system design is an effective way to improve potato crop water-use efficiency and, thereby, lessen the risk of crops experiencing water stress.
The purpose of the project was to develop techniques and tools for maintaining paper mulch during crop growth.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
This project involved an exhaustive survey of viruses, phytoplasma, fungi, and nematodes in nurseries and strawberry fields to determine the exact causes of strawberry decline disease in Québec.
Researcher: Richard Hogue