Louis Longchamps

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Research scientist in precision agriculture

My role consist in developping the precision agriculture approach and technologies to improve crop production and farm profitability while reducing the negative impacts of agriculture on the biosphere.

Current research and/or projects

Develop precision farming techniques and technologies to improve the efficiency of agricultural inputs and reduce the impact of agriculture on the environment.

Research and/or project statements

AAC Living Laboratory for the Province of Quebec

Development of a yield sensor for baby greens

Optimization of nitrogen management using remote sensing supported by ground validation

Nitrous oxide emissions reduction using variable rate nitrogen management in switchgrass based on management zones and remote sensing

Smart crop land management for the establishment of eco-services based on remote sensing

Professional activities / interests

• Precision agriculture research
• Development of the concept of observational study applied to agriculture
• Development of techniques and technologies to produce agricultural and environmental data with volume, veracity, velocity and variety to support artificial intelligence applied to agriculture

Education and awards

2006 - 2012

Ph.D.

Department of Phytology, Laval University

Thesis: Spatial structure of weed populations in corn fields and measure of the potential for site-specific weed management.

Supervisor: Professor Gilles. D. Leroux

Co-supervisor: Dr. Bernard Panneton P. Eng. and Dr. Marie-Josée Simard

2004 - 2006

mastery

Department of Phytology, Laval University

Thesis: Discrimination between weeds and corn by spectral signature of UV-induced fluorescence.

Supervisor: Professor Gilles. D. Leroux

Co-supervisor: Dr. Bernard Panneton P. Eng.

1999 - 2003

Bachelor of Agronomy

Department of Phytology, Laval University

Awards

2018 Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award - Young Scientist, International Society of Precision Agriculture

2014 University’s Ram Pride Service Award granted by Colorado State University’s President, Dr Tony Frank

2014 International Presidential Fellow 2014-2015 of Colorado State University

2012 Poster Award at the IPNI Great Plain Soil Fertility Conference, Denver

2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Quebec Research Fund Nature and Technology

International experience and/or work

2016 - present

Scientific Researcher in Precision Agriculture,

CRD St-Jean-sur-Richelieu,

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

2014 - 2016

Special Assistant Professor,

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University,

2012 - 2014

Post doctoral,

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University,

Supervisor: Professor Raj Khosla

2010 - 2012

Research Associate, doctorate level

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University

Supervisor: Professor Raj Khosla

Key publications

  1. Longchamps, L., Panneton, B., Simard, M.J., Leroux, G.D. (2014). An imagery-based weed cover threshold established using expert knowledge, 62(1), 177-185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1614/WS-D-13-00050.1

    2014 - View publication details

  2. Longchamps, L., Panneton, B., Simard, M.J., Leroux, G.D. (2013). A technique for high-accuracy ground-based continuous weed mapping at field scale, 56(6), 1523-1533. http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/trans.56.10110

    2013 - View publication details

  3. Longchamps, L., Panneton, B., Simard, M.J., Leroux, G.D. (2012). Could weed sensing in corn interrows result in efficient weed control?, 26(4), 649-656. http://dx.doi.org/10.1614/WT-D-12-00030.1

    2012 - View publication details

  4. Longchamps, L., Panneton, B., Samson, G., Leroux, G.D., Thériault, R. (2010). Discrimination of corn, grasses and dicot weeds by their UV-induced fluorescence spectral signature, 11(2), 181-197. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11119-009-9126-0

    2010 - View publication details

  5. Simard, M.J., Panneton, B., Longchamps, L., Lemieux, C., Légère, A., Leroux, G.D. (2009). Validation of a Management Program Based on a Weed Cover Threshold Model: Effects on Herbicide Use and Weed Populations, 57(2), 187-193. http://dx.doi.org/10.1614/WS-08-090.1

    2009 - View publication details

  6. Panneton, B., Roger, J.M., Guillaume, S., Longchamps, L. (2008). Effects of preprocessing of ultraviolet-induced fluorescence spectra in plant fingerprinting applications, 62(7), 747-752. http://dx.doi.org/10.1366/000370208784909661

    2008 - View publication details

Affiliations

Member: Ordre des Agronomes du Québec 2003-2014

Member: American Society of Agronomy since 2009

Member: Soil Science Society of America since 2009

Member: Crop Science Society of America since 2009

Founding member: International Society of Precision Agriculture in 2010

Language

French

Other languages

English