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
The fungal pathogen Helminthosporium solani causes silver scurf, a disease that is hard to detect, both in the soil and on harvested potatoes.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
New, robotic weed control strategy for widespread use in field vegetables grown organically in Québec.
Researcher: Maryse Leblanc
This project determined the efficacy of various pest control products on the striped cucumber beetle on organic cucurbit crops.