The basic hypothesis is that links exist between technical efficiency in wild blueberry production and the financial performance of businesses in this sector. To test this hypothesis, relative technical efficiency was first measured using the appropriate quantitative methods. It was then possible to test how technical efficiency and financial performance on these farms are linked. This was done by comparing different financial ratios of each efficiency group.
From 2016 to 2017
Forty-six wild blueberry farms participated to this project.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
Summary sheet • Luc BelzileNdefo, F., L. Belzile. 2018. Étude de l’efficacité technique et de la performance financière en production de bleuets sauvages au Québec. IRDA. 2 p. Ndefo, F., L. Belzile. 2018. Étude de l’efficacité technique et de la performance financière en production de bleuets sauvages au Québec. IRDA. 2 p. Download Download
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
Design and validation of a new generation of high tunnels with automatic retractable roofs, new roofing materials, and screens that will extend the harvest season.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
In highbush blueberry fields where stunt disease has been detected, plants that have never received nitrogen fertilizer are more vigorous and homogeneous than plants that have received nitrogen fertilizer.