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
This project aims to explore and experiment new approaches and ways to preserve, develop, and enhance the MRC’s bio-food sector, and reduce or eliminate the water deficit on the island.
By enhancing our understanding: 1) of the nitrogen supply dynamics associated with the use of mixed green and farmyard manure applications, and 2) of the timeline of nitrogen uptake by garlic; we hope to fine-tune fertilization strategies so they meet the needs of garlic crops, while minimizing phosphorus accumulation and nitrogen leaching.
Researcher: Christine Landry