State-of-the-art mechanical tools, exclusion nets, and other pest control strategies will be showcased at five apple orchards through 2022. The growers have all agreed to set aside their usual protocols and try out some new techniques on a portion of their production.
The researcher Maryse Leblanc and a her research assistant Maxime Lefebve participated to the Phytoprotection day. They gave a talk entitled « Outils de désherbage mécanique et le robot OZ dans les cultures sarclées en rangs » at the CÉROM.
Here's an article written by one of our researchers, Stéphane Godbout, jointly with collaborators that has been published by La Terre de chez nous.
The warm summer months are here and if they resemble the past two summers, we can expect periods of dry spells and the attendant headaches for Québec livestock feed producers in 2019. Given the situation, could irrigation serve as the best insurance policy for farmers ?