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Towards climate-robust irrigation water management for potato production

Research Theme
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Lead Researcher
Dr. Willemijn Appels
Duration of Project
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change Group Program 
Potato Growers of Alberta
Project Description

This project will study five different potato fields in southern Alberta. The watering practices of two producers near Vauxhall, as well as farms near Bow Island, Chin and Taber, are being monitored. The diversity of fields allows researchers to study a variety of different soil types and topographies, which will give a holistic look at how moisture reacts with and affects potato crops. The research team will record how producers use their existing irrigation and available water sources and the outcome it has on crops in different parts of their fields.​