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Key Research Areas
- Agricultural engineering
- Agriculture and primary food production
- Plant production and plant primary products
- Plant and treebiology
- Plant growth and development
- Physical sciences
- Structural engineering
- Construction, urban and rural planning
- Consumer goods
- Crop and pasture production,breeding
- Environmental engineering
- Manufacturing processes and products
Orsat, Valérie MVM
Dumont, Marie-Josée MJ
Singh, Jaswinder JS
University of Saskatchewan
Recent Research Projects
2018/19-2019/20 • $240,000 • PI,CO
This research grant is focused on the testing and optimizing of porous concrete as an environmental control system for humidity and temperature control (HVAC control) and as a substrate for horticultural production. Porous concrete has the ability to be formed into almost any shape, making this...
2015/16-2019/20 • $160,000 • PI,CO
This research proposal aims to accelerate the development of an oil seed pea through exploration of natural variation and genetic enhancement of fatty acid accumulation in field pea. Our laboratories have recently studied molecular and biochemical aspects of lipid improvement in field pea. We...
2019/20 • $100,000 • PI,CO
The legal status of cannabis is shifting, causing a rapidly expanding market in North America and Europe. Due to its previous listing as an illicit drug and current status as a controlled substance, knowledge gaps exist in cannabis production and processing. While the number of clinical...
2018/19-2019/20 • $66,000 • PI,CO
More than $7 billion of fresh produce is wasted in Canadian grocery stores every year, primarily because stores prefer to showcase/sell produce that looks appealing to their customers. This not only creates a negative social and environmental connotation associated with food wastage, but it also...
2018/19 • $125,000 • PI
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are slowly becoming the primary lighting source in controlled environments. However, high pressure sodium (HPS) are still preferred by most growers as they result in higher yield and better plant quality for most plants when compared to LEDs. The advantage of LEDs...
Engineering and Science Based Solutions for Northern Food Security through the Development of a Northern Greenhouse
2018/19 • $33,000 • PI
One of the great challenges for northern Canada is food security. A key finding of a report by the Council of Canadian Academies (2014) was the importance of lived, northern experience and traditional knowledge in defining and addressing the issues surrounding food security. In southern regions,...
2018/19 • $25,000 • PI
Sprung Instant Structures, a company specializing in tensioned membrane structures, has identified greenhouse*manufacturing as a potential market segment that they can capture. Sprung's innovative building solutions are*engineered for design flexibility, all-weather performance, long term...
2013/14-2017/18 • $145,000 • PI
The environment exerts significant influence on the development of plants. The proposal herein, outlines a method for integrating engineering methods for the improvement of plant production, utilizing analytical tools (including HPLC and mass spectrometry) to monitor carotenoid accumulation in...
2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
More than $7 billion of fresh produce is wasted in Canadian grocery stores every year, primarily because storesprefer to sell produce that looks appealing. This not only creates a negative social and environmentalconnotation associated with food wastage, but it also represents a lost revenue...
2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
The Canadian medical marijuana industry is currently worth $80-$100 million. With the transition ofgovernment policy, legalization of recreational marijuana use is pending which analysts predict will expand theindustry into a $5 billion market. DelShen Therapeutics is a registered Canadian...
2016/17 • $3,457 • PI
2015/16 • $3,075 • PI
2012/13-2014/15 • $360,000 • PI
There are currently 22.9 million square meters allocated to greenhouse production in Canada, where vegetable sales exceed $1 billion annually. Tomato sales in the country account for over 50% of all vegetable sales; followed by peppers, cucumbers, and lettuce. The influence of light irradiance...
Biomass furnace flue gas emission control system (GECS) for greenhouse carbon dioxide enrichment - I2I phase I
2013/14 • $125,000 • PI,CO
New technologies that use renewable energy sources and emit fewer pollutants are required to offset increasing energy prices and global environmental challenges. A promising solution is through the use of biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels. Greenhouses have a significant heat requirement...
2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
LED Innovation Design manufactures and markets a range of LED products for use in greenhouses and otherindustrial applications. Recently, they have developed a range of individual wavelength LED arrays that havebeen designed for plant production using very high intensities LEDs (>300 umol m-2...
2012/13 • $25,000 • PI
Food production systems in Canada are being pressured by changes in consumer's demands and the impact of climate change on production. Meeting future demands for food production will require flexibility in plant production systems including field, greenhouse, and indoor farming (growth chamber)....
2011/12 • $79,027 • PI,CO
Funds are requested for the purchase of an environmental control system for greenhouses. This system is absolutely essential for the proper function of a greenhouse as it is the system that ensures that the environmental conditions required by researchers are met. This requested system is to...
2010/11-2011/12 • $41,736 • PI,CO
This grant is for the multiplication, field screening, development, and initial breeding of an oilseed field pea for use in the biodiesel market. Through our preliminary screening of 6 accessions, we have found an average of 12% lipid content within field peas which is significantly larger than...
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Related applications: WO2020CA51277, EP20200867534