Research projects on controlling fire blight.
From 2017 to 2020
Pest, weed, and disease control
This work is of great interest to apple growers because fire blight can cause significant damage in orchards.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
This project seeks to reduce the use of chemical insecticides in orchards by controlling apple maggot populations using mass trapping.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
The purpose of this pilot project is to evaluate various methods of protecting fruit from freezing in wild blueberry crops for the fresh market.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
The aim of this project was to test the general hypothesis that exclusion nets, when properly used, can prevent attacks by most apple pests and reduce disease incidence with no major adverse effects on fruit quality.
Researcher: Gérald Chouinard