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
This project will formulate multiple independent, but potentially synergistic, strategies to control Spotted Wing Drosophila.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Developing a fast and sensitive molecular detection methodology able to accurately identify raspberry and strawberry viruses.
The aim of this project was to field-test sound irrigation practices and band application of various types of fertilizers at ridging time to eliminate fertigation and increase the efficiency of fertilizer and water use under plastic mulch.