The project was conducted at IRDA’S Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform. Strawberries (Cleary cultivar) were produced in beds covered with black plastic mulch. The irrigation strategies studied in summer 2015 and 2016 were established based on the type of irrigation system (tubes or stakes), the number of drip trickle tubes, and the frequency and duration of irrigation periods.
For organic production of summer strawberries on black plastic mulched beds:
From 2015 to 2017
As a result of this project, growers will be able to better utilize water resources, reduce fertilizer use, and boost crop yields.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Dubois Agrinovation
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