This project is being conducted by Université Laval, and IRDA is in charge of the economic analysis. The purpose of this initial, three-year project is to examine the impact of flower plantings on bumblebee biodiversity in apple orchards in southern Québec.
From 2017 to 2020
IRDA's economic analyses help assess the implementation costs and cost-effectiveness of farming practices.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Université Laval
This update will incorporate information from more recent scientific articles on Spotted Wing Drosophila
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
The project was conducted at IRDA’S Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform. Strawberries (Cleary cultivar) were produced in beds covered with black plastic mulch.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
The apple leafcurling midge is a new apple pest in Québec. The aim of the project is to explore the pest’s phenology, establish variable economic injury thresholds, and incorporate the results into a phenology model in CIPRA.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier