Biological control of cabbage seedpod weevil in the Prairies – Economic Analysis

Luc Belzile, researcher

Luc Belzile

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Description

The goal of the project is to improve biological methods for controlling the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola crops. In this project, initiated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and conducted in Québec by UQAM, IRDA is performing an economic analysis of the practices under study.

Objective(s)

  • Conduct an economic analysis of biological methods for controlling the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of T. Perfectus in managing the cabbage seedpod weevil and measure the economic impact of parasitism and this insect pest on canola production.
  • Evaluate the non-targeted effects of exotic parasitoids on the cabbage seedpod weevil in canola crops in Québec.

From 2018 to 2022

Project duration

Field crops

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming

Services

IRDA's economic analyses help assess the implementation costs and cost-effectiveness of farming practices.

Partners

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Université du Québec à Montréal

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