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Mathieu Bilodeau, Head of Communications
office: 418-643-2380, ext. 203
mobile: 418-580-7701
e-mail: mathieu.bilodeau@irda.qc.ca

August 3rd, 2018 — Météomédia | Accursed bugs descend on Montréal

On July 31, 2018, apple crop researcher Gérald Chouinard was interviewed by Météomédia on the presence of the brown marmorated stinkbug in Montréal.

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August 2nd, 2018 — La Terre de chez nous | Spotlight on innovations in integrated pest management

Journalist Josianne Desjardins published an article in La Terre de chez nous on August 1, 2018, concerning IRDA's Field Day | Integrated pest management in market gardening.

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August 2nd, 2018 — French CBC's Le 15-18 radio drivetime show reports on the brown marmorated stinkbug

The brown marmorated stinkbug was front and centre on the ICI Première radio broadcast on July 31.

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July 30th, 2018 — Le Bulletin des agriculteurs | Lots of skill and a bit of luck

Le Bulletin des agriculteurs published an interview with soil and water conservation researcher Marc-Olivier Gasser on loosening deeply compacted soils.

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July 19th, 2018 — An identification guide to fruit tree diseases, pests, and beneficial organisms: Guide d'identification - maladies, ravageurs et organismes bénéfiques des arbres fruitiers

Three IRDA experts—Annabelle Firlej, Franz Vanoosthuyse, and Gérald Chouinard—co-authored the all-new Guide d'identification - maladies, ravageurs et organismes bénéfiques des arbres fruitiers.

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July 17th, 2018 — Québec announces $880,951 in financial support for environmental protection

The Québec government is providing $880,951 in financial support to IRDA to develop five showcases for the apple growing sector.

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