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
The aim of the project was to determine whether the witches’ broom symptom on blueberries is really caused by the rust Pucciniastrum geopertianum, which attacks balsam.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
The aim of this two-year project was to determine the efficacy of various pesticides in the field.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
In highbush blueberry fields where stunt disease has been detected, plants that have never received nitrogen fertilizer are more vigorous and homogeneous than plants that have received nitrogen fertilizer.