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
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Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Institut national de la recherche scientifique
This economic analysis measured the technical efficiency of Québec wild blueberry farms.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
This project consisted of using mating disruption to control dogwood borers in five orchards.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.
Researcher: Vincent Philion