Improving irrigation management with accurate measurements of effective precipitation

Carl Boivin, researcher

Carl Boivin

Researcher

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Description

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.

Objective(s)

  • Measure the actual efficiency of precipitation in horticultural field crop production

From 2016 to 2017

Project duration

Market gardening

Activity areas

Optimal water management

Service

IRDA helps growers optimize water usage for crop irrigation.

Partners

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

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