Although there are many information sources and tools consultants can use to acquire the knowledge and expertise they need for their work, a number of gaps exist in terms of integrated knowledge sources available in the Québec apple industry.
New consultants are guided by more experienced colleagues, but no integrated tools are available to help them in their work or facilitate the transfer of knowledge and expertise in an efficient, well-structured way. This project built on existing tools and knowledge available to new consultants. For priority topics, new learning content was produced (videos, course materials, tests, texts, etc.)
In the long term, this online training platform will help improve technical support for Québec apple growers by furthering the training of new consultants.
From 2017 to 2018
This dissemination platform will be a valuable tool for sharing the latest developments in apple growing with farmers and consultants.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Quebec Reference Center for Agriculture and Agri-food
The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.
IRDA produced posters to help producers and extension agents choose pest and disease control strategies that promote the use of IPM.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej