The first purpose of the project is to identify pest information in the apple observer manual that is not covered in the IFP reference guide. The second purpose will be to update and incorporate this information into the guide so all the information is available in one complete, free document, available online and regularly updated.
From 2018 to 2019
Pest, weed, and disease control
Guide de référence en production fruitière intégrée (the Québec Integrated Fruit Production Guide) is available for free in French at reseaupommier.irda.qc.ca.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Prime-Vert Programme
The aim of the project was to measure the effect of certain natural repellents that can be used on different types of exclusion nets.
Researcher: Gérald Chouinard
This project helped to determine if there is a significant correlation between the number of adult spotted wing drosophila captured and yield losses observed in the field.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.