The goal of this project was to document the impact of climate change on fruit crop pests and diseases in Québec. Lists were drawn up of pests and diseases that are likely to change and exotic invasive species that will threaten four fruit crops due to climate change. This allowed us to recommend plant protection strategies that decision makers and producers need to develop or adopt.
For four fruit crops of major economic importance in Québec (apples, cranberries, strawberries, and raspberries):
From 2016 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control
This project will help prepare berry growers for the emergence of new pests.
Ouranos | Club environnemental et technique Atocas | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Programme Prime-Vert - approche interrégionale
Biological control of the obliquebanded leafroller in orchards where mating disruption is being used against the codling moth.
This project seeks to reduce the use of chemical insecticides in orchards by controlling apple maggot populations using mass trapping.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
Validation and adaptation of pest and disease monitoring and decision support tools.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej