The apple leafcurling midge (ALM), Dasineura mali (Kieffer), is a new apple pest in Québec. Its impact on the growth and future yields of young apple trees is still little known. The aim of the project is to explore the pest’s phenology, establish variable economic injury thresholds, and incorporate the results into a phenology model in CIPRA.
From 2014 to 2017
Pest, weed, and disease control
This work will help apple growers control new pests more effectively.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec, Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada, Centre de recherche agroalimentaire de Mirabel
Summary sheet • Franz VanoosthuyseVanoosthuyse, F. 2016. La cécidomyie du pommier, Dasineura mal (Keif.) : un nouveau ravageur des pommiers au Québec. IRDA. 3 p. Vanoosthuyse, F. 2016. La cécidomyie du pommier, Dasineura mal (Keif.) : un nouveau ravageur des pommiers au Québec. IRDA. 3 p. Download Download
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.
The aim of this project was to test the general hypothesis that exclusion nets, when properly used, can prevent attacks by most apple pests and reduce disease incidence with no major adverse effects on fruit quality.
Researcher: Gérald Chouinard
This project assesse the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on the efficacy of spring flooding to developp a strategy of control for the blackheaded fireworm
Researcher: Daniel Cormier