Climate change will encourage certain crop pests, increase the range of others, and allow exotic species to establish in Québec. Correctly identifying them is a challenge because certain pest groups require a molecular approach. Barcoding can be used to obtain DNA sequences from specimens kept in the official Québec government insect collection (MFFP-MAPAQ) and compare these sequences with those from field-caught specimens.
From 2015 to 2017
Pest, weed, and disease control, Ecosystem protection
This project will help farmers deal with the emergence of new invasive insect pests in the context of climate change.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Prime-Vert Programme | Centre de recherche sur les grains
The general goal of the project is to develop biostimulants from oils produced by the rapid pyrolysis of crop and logging residues.
The purpose of this project was to develop a set of spatially referenced tools for watercourse managers and those in charge of planning sustainable, environmentally friendly improvements to water systems.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud
Development of a strategy for rapidly producing biomass using restoration and irrigation.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout