Testing a wind machine as a method of protecting against flower frost in cultivated wild blueberries

Carl Boivin

Researcher, agr., M.Sc.

418 643-2380
ext 430

Contact Carl Boivin

Description

Testing a wind machine as a method of protecting against flower frost in cultivated wild blueberries

The objective of this project is to measure the performance of a portable wind machine under different weather conditions in commercial cultivated wild blueberries crops.

Objective(s)

Measure the performance of a wind machine under different weather conditions in terms of:

  • Range of air warming effect based on operating conditions;
  • Gain in air warming at the blossom level based on the distance from the machine;
  • Reduction of frost damage to flowers (if any).

From 2021 to 2022

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Partners

  • Bleuets Boréals Normandin
  • Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation

This may interest you

2017-2018 • Fruit production

Exploring the potential of thermal imaging data acquired by drone for the detection of water stress in lowbush blueberries

Exploration of the potential of detecting water stress in lowbush blueberries using a thermal infrared imaging sensor installed on a drone.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

Read more about the project

Carl Boivin
2018-2019 • Fruit production

Incorporating integrated fruit production data for strawberries, raspberries, and highbush blueberries into the SAgE Pesticides web tool

This project looks to incorporate the data for the recommended IFP berry products into the SAgE Pesticides database. The goal is to encourage farmers to adopt IFP and make it easier for them to access IFP data.

Researcher: Annabelle Firlej

Read more about the project

Annabelle Firlej
2019-2023 • Fruit production

Out-of-soil cultivation of organic long cane raspberries

Development of a growing out-of-soil organic raspberries in high tunnels protocol in a profitable and competitive manner with a view to selling products locally or to large retail chains.

Researcher: Annabelle Firlej

Read more about the project

Annabelle Firlej