The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is an exotic pest from Asia that was observed for the first time in Québec in 2010 and has been considered as a major pest since 2013. Our project aims to promote a biocontrol solution by testing a complex of natural enemies that attack the pest at different development stages.
From 2016 to 2019
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
Drosophila sterilization lowers the need for pesticide applications on ripe fruit.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Université Laval | University of Florida
Presentation • Annabelle FirlejFirlej, A. 2018. Drosophile à ailes tachetées : Utilisation de filets anti-insectes. Présentation donnée dans le cadre de la Journée horticole Estrie. IRDA. 49 pages. Firlej, A. 2018. Drosophile à ailes tachetées : Utilisation de filets anti-insectes. Présentation donnée dans le cadre de la Journée horticole Estrie. IRDA. 49 pages. Download Download
The aim of the project was to determine whether the witches’ broom symptom on blueberries is really caused by the rust Pucciniastrum geopertianum, which attacks balsam.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
The objective of this project was to determine whether the addition of two types of organic fertilizers or biostimulants would produce more vigorous plants less subject to decline.
Researcher: Christine Landry
The aim of the project was to measure the effect of certain natural repellents that can be used on different types of exclusion nets.
Researcher: Gérald Chouinard