The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.
The objective is to estimate our ability to predict fire blight based on bacterial populations on bees. The project also involves testing the efficacy of post-infection bactericides and evaluating blossom thinning as a method of controlling fire blight.
From 2017 to 2020
Pest, weed, and disease control
This project will help apple growers control fire blight.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
The overall objective of the project is to inform apple growers via regional demonstration plots of the latest apple IPM techniques.
Researchers: Vincent Philion Daniel Cormier Mikaël Larose
Using sound irrigation management to control frost and water stress in lowbush blueberry helps stabilize yield while minimizing environmental impacts.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
The project’s overall goal is to slow the arrival of Spotted Wing Drosophila in crop plots using mass trapping at overwintering sites.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej