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 model’s predictions will be used to calibrate the dose of a thinning agent (ANA) to be applied in two plots, one treated with carbaryl and the other without, over a two-year period.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
The hypothesis was that it should be possible to measure sap flow in apple trees and correlate it with soil water conditions and the weather.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
The project consisted of sterilizing spotted wing drosophilas in the laboratory and mass releasing it in crops as a biocontrol method.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej