The principle behind thermal imaging is based on the fact that plants under water stress have a lower transpiration rate and a higher canopy temperature than plants well supplied with water. Canopy temperatures captured by drone can be used to quickly evaluate water stress in crops like lowbush blueberries and guide decisions as to whether irrigation is required.
From 2017 to 2018
Optimal water management
IRDA has recognized expertise in precision farming.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.
This project consisted of using mating disruption to control dogwood borers in five orchards.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
This project will modify current protocols with the addition of labile carbon to preserve or rapidly restore the activity of beneficial microorganisms.
Researcher: Christine Landry