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Philippe Savoie received a 2015 ASABE Superior Paper Award

Philippe Savoie, Pierre Luc Hébert and François-Simon Robert are being recognized by a 2015 ASABE Superior Paper Award.  Published in Applied Engineering in Agriculture (Vol. 30(5): 741-750), the paper is entitled "Novel Willow Header Adapted to a Pull-Type Harvester: Development And Field Experiments”. It describes the development of a header to harvest short-rotation willow and hybrid poplar for biomass. The award will be presented at the ASABE Annual International Meeting in New Orléans on July 27, 2015.  P. Savoie retired from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in March 2014. P. L. Hébert has been working part-time for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) on machine development and also manages field equipment for a horticultural farm in Southwestern Québec. F.-S. Robert has been managing on a part-time basis the harvest equipment for NRCan and is also involved in field crop projects at AAFC.

Philippe Savoie, Pierre Luc Hébert et François-Simon Robert ont mérité la mention d'un article scientifique de qualité supérieure pour une récente publication dans Applied Engineering in Agriculture (volume 35, numéro 5, pages 741 à 750) intitulée "Novel willow header adapted to a pull-type forage harvester: development and field experiments". L'article décrit une nouvelle tête de coupe adaptée à la récolte du saule et du peuplier à croissance rapide pour la biomasse avec une fourragère traînée. La mention ("2015 ASABE Superior Paper Award") sera annoncée au congrès de l'ASABE à la Nouvelle-Orléans le 27 juillet 2015. P. Savoie a pris sa retraite comme chercheur d'Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC) en mars 2014.  P. L. Hébert poursuit à temps partiel le développement de machines pour Ressources Naturelles Canada (RNC) et gère les équipements pour un producteur horticole en Montérégie.  F.-S. Robert continue à temps partiel la gestion d'équipements de récolte de biomasse pour RNC et participe à certains projets de recherche en grandes cultures à AAC.

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René Morissette

Research Engineer for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Québec City research centre. Mainly working on forage harvesting and conservation, biomass combustion. CSBE webmaster since 2008. Part-time webdesigner.

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