Developing a cropping system for organic strawberries

Daniel Cormier, researcher

Daniel Cormier

Researcher

450 653-7368
ext 360

Contact Daniel Cormier

Description

In a high density strawberry crop grown in sod covered with plastic mulch, evaluate the toxicity of bioinsecticides for controlling tarnished plant bugs and strawberry blossom beetles and of bioherbicides for controlling weeds in and between crop rows.

Objective(s)

  • Study various aspects of fertilization
  • Evaluate control methods for the tarnished plant bug and the strawberry blossom beetle
  • Develop weed control methods for use in and between crop rows
  • Analyze the economic yield of this production method

From 2014 to 2018

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming

Services

This project will help Québec growers benefit from the flourishing organic food market.

Partner

Growing Forward II

This may interest you

Strawberry field
2017-2019 • Fruit production

Organic strawberries grown on organic mulch: impact of nitrogen fertilization strategies on crop yields and profitability

This project tests cost-effective organic fertilization strategies for summer strawberries on plastic.

Researcher: Christine Landry

Read more about the project

Christine Landry
Cranberries
2016-2018 • Fruit production

Adapting fruit crop pest and disease control to climate change

The goal of this project was to document the impact of climate change on fruit crop pests and diseases in Québec.

Researcher: Annabelle Firlej

Read more about the project

Annabelle Firlej