The project consisted of manufacturing and testing a portable rain simulator to estimate, under various conditions, what proportion of irrigation water a crop is able to use. The device was tested on various types of soils and production systems. It was designed to simulate different precipitation intensities. The results can then be considered when using a water budget.
From 2016 to 2017
Optimal water management
IRDA helps growers optimize water usage for crop irrigation.
Atelier d’Usinage Jules Roberge | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Programme d’appui au développement de l’agriculture et de l’agroalimentaire en région
There is a great need to test green manure as a main source of nitrogen for potatoes as they help to maintain soil quality and control weeds.
Researcher: Christine Landry
Evaluation of the potential of drones to optimize trichogramma releases against the European corn borer on processing sweet corn in Québec.
This project seeks to create farmer partnerships in which participants work on implementing a three-year forage crop rotation protocol in potato and field crop fields.
Researcher: Richard Hogue