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.
From 2019 to 2020
Pest, weed, and disease control
Mass trapping leads to less reliance on insecticides in orchards.
Club agroenvironnemental de l'Estrie
The project’s overall goal is to slow the arrival of Spotted Wing Drosophila in crop plots using mass trapping at overwintering sites.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.
An attract and kill technique to control plum curculio was recently proposed by U.S. researchers, but it is very little used in orchards and virtually unknown in Québec.
Researcher: Gérald Chouinard