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 current project is designed to check the predictability of the biological productivity score.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
Project to quantify the long-term (60+ years) severity of erosion of organic horticultural soils.
A series of herbicides has been tested along the edge of the plastic mulch.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc