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
The aim of this project was to study the relationship between thermal imaging data collected by drone and agrometerological indicators of water stress in potato crops.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
This project proposes ways of using legume intercrops to control vegetable pests (insects, diseases, and weeds) while increasing soil productivity and quality and economic yields.
Researcher: Josée Boisclair
Evaluating and developing a high-throughput sequencing-based diagnostic procedure to identify pathogenic organisms.