Quade Digweed

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Junior Greenhouse Engineer
  • Help greenhouse researchers collect climate data, assess and develop new research tools
  • Evaluate new technologies to improve greenhouse energy usage, climate control and productivity
  • Development of new plant production systems for the production of plants in northern and remote communities

Current research and/or projects

Support greenhouse researchers through the collection of climate data, equipment design, and the development and assessment of new research tools. Integration of sensors and climate monitoring systems into autonomous greenhouse production systems, and the development of new indoor plant production systems for extreme environments.

Research and/or project statements

  • Reducing environmental stress on crops through better systems modelling and control to minimize losses & allow for greater control of plant quality.
  • Integration of new sensors and climate monitoring techniques with Artificial Intelligence to reduce greenhouse energy use and improve yield
  • Development of new systems for the production of plants in northern and remote communities to improve food security and food sovereignty in Northern Canada.

Education and awards

B.Eng Mechanical, Lakehead University 2017

Dip. Engineering Technology (Mechanical), Lakehead University 2015

Key publications

  1. (2024) Tri-society conference: Canadian Phytopathological Society, Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, Canadian Society of Agronomy, 2023, Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, DOI: 10.1080/07060661.2024.2306734

    2024 - View publication details

  2. Greenhouse uses innovative controller to enable artificial intelligence of things.

    2022 - View publication details

  3. Digweed Q., Bitaxi P., Miller J., Al-Daoud F. Northern growth project continues to thrive. Greenhouse Canada, December 2021. https://www.greenhousecanada.com/northern-growth-project-continues-to-thrive/

    2021 - View publication details

  4. Not Required

    2021 - View publication details

  5. Not Required

    2020 - View publication details

Research facility

2585 County Road 20
Harrow, ON N0R 1G0


Professional Engineers Ontario - EIT

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers - EIT