Using apple maggot mass trapping with attracticidal spheres to cut back on insecticide applications in orchards

Daniel Cormier, researcher

Daniel Cormier

Researcher

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Description

This project seeks to reduce the use of chemical insecticides in orchards by controlling apple maggot populations using mass trapping. The project is part of an integrated pest management strategy to provide growers with alternatives to chemical pesticides.

Objective(s)

  • Develop a new olfactory compound to attract apple maggots.
  • Test various glues and attractants in an insect flight tunnel.
  • Quantify, over time, apple maggot catches with attracticidal sphere traps placed in orchards.
  • Assess the damage to various fruit varieties.
  • Demonstrate the use of attracticidal sphere traps to growers.

From 2019 to 2020

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control

Service

Mass trapping leads to less reliance on insecticides in orchards.

Partner

Club agroenvironnemental de l'Estrie

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