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.
Evaluate the toxicity of biological pesticides or repellents to control the spotted wing drosophila on everbearing raspberries grown in tunnels.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
This project looks to incorporate the data for the recommended IFP berry products into the SAgE Pesticides database. The goal is to encourage farmers to adopt IFP and make it easier for them to access IFP data.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Developing a fast and sensitive molecular detection methodology able to accurately identify raspberry and strawberry viruses.