The many treatments required to control insects and diseases in berry crops can limit the use of integrated pest management (IPM). The aim of this project was to produce a poster with information to help producers and extension agents choose pest and disease control strategies that promote the use of IPM.
From 2016 to 2017
Ecosystem protection, Pest, weed, and disease control
These three posters for growers and consultants are available free of charge in print or electronic format.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Quebec Reference Center for Agriculture and Agri-food
Research report • Annabelle FirlejFirlej, A. 2017. Création d'affiches de production fruitière intégrée pour la fraise, la framboise et le bleuet en corymbe. IRDA. 12 p. Firlej, A. 2017. Création d'affiches de production fruitière intégrée pour la fraise, la framboise et le bleuet en corymbe. IRDA. 12 p. Download Download
Exclusion nets have proven to be effective against nearly all of these insect pests, which means that it’s possible to develop apple growing practices in Québec that are not only neonicotinoid free, but also devoid of all pesticides (including acaricides, given that mite problems are a consequence of broad-spectrum insecticide use). Although the net exclusion microsystem studied in Québec since 2012 has demonstrated its effectiveness in controlling insect pests, some issues remain to be studied before it can be unreservedly recommended. Among these are the handling times for the nets, i.e., installation/removal and opening/closing, and the system’s profitability and durability over the long haul for various cultivars.
Researcher: Gérald Chouinard
Biological control of the obliquebanded leafroller in orchards where mating disruption is being used against the codling moth.
The goal of the project is to select a strain of the mullein bug to control two spotted and red spider mites when populations tend to explode.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier