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 our project was to increase the acreage on which mating disruption is used against the codling moth in all of Québec’s apple-growing regions.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
IRDA is in charge of the economic analysis for this project which purpose is to examine the impact of flower plantings on bumblebee biodiversity in apple orchards in southern Québec.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
A cropping system based on adding organic matter through soil amendments and organic fertilizers can restore soil health and strawberry yields by limiting the occurrence of disease symptoms.
Researcher: Christine Landry