Developing a cropping system for organic strawberries

Daniel Cormier, researcher

Daniel Cormier

Researcher, Ph.D.

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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

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