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
A cropping system based on adding organic matter through soil amendments and organic fertilizers can restore soil health and strawberry yields by limiting the occurrence of disease symptoms.
Researcher: Christine Landry
This project will evaluate the efficiency of the initial releases of sterile spotted wing drosophilas on fall raspberry plots.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
This project consisted of using mating disruption to control dogwood borers in five orchards.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier