This three-year project looked at optimal ways of establishing a mix of flowering plants developed in Switzerland, the impact of its use on caterpillar pests of crucifers (abundance, parasitism, and damage), and the profitability and feasibility of using this mix in cabbage crops.
From 2015 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
The use of natural crop pest enemies can lead to a decrease in pesticide applications.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec - Prime-vert Programme
Evaluation of the potential of drones to optimize trichogramma releases against the European corn borer on processing sweet corn in Québec.
Researcher: Josée Boisclair
There is a great need to test green manure as a main source of nitrogen for potatoes as they help to maintain soil quality and control weeds.
Researcher: Christine Landry