Improving the RIMpro software to better predict the risk of infection during rainfall.
From 2015 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control
This software protects the investments of apple growers in controlling fire blight, a sporadic disease that can completely devastate an orchard in a single season.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec | Prime-Vert Programme
This project will formulate multiple independent, but potentially synergistic, strategies to control Spotted Wing Drosophila.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
This project will modify current protocols with the addition of labile carbon to preserve or rapidly restore the activity of beneficial microorganisms.
Researcher: Christine Landry
As part of this project, the soil water status at a chosen blueberry farm will be monitored at 40 spots over the course of the production year. We will seek to identify the relationship between water extraction, physicochemical and environmental factors, and yield levels that could help explain yield variability.
Researcher: Carl Boivin