Quantitative and qualitative water management in crops

Carl Boivin, researcher

Carl Boivin

Researcher

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Description

Designing and teaching a course for agricultural consultants.

Objective(s)

  • Evaluate water needs of a farm using sound irrigation management
  • Understand how crops, soils, irrigation objectives, and available resources affect water needs
  • Know how to use irrigation systems properly
  • Assess the performance of an irrigation system
  • Be familiar with decision support tools
  • Develop irrigation strategies based on a farm’s production context

From 2017 to 2019

Project duration

Market gardening, Fruit production

Activity areas

Optimal water management

Service

This project will enable stakeholders and growers to improve water-use efficiency.

Partner

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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