Integrated fruit production (IFP) aims to reduce the harmful impacts of pesticides, while ensuring quality fruit production. An IFP program focuses on practices that promote environmental protection, health and safety, product quality, and the sustainability of agricultural businesses. SAgE Pesticides is a free web tool that helps farmers and their advisers select rational and safe phytosanitary treatments.
Recently a group of MAPAQ agronomists, private agronomists, scientists, and berry industry farmers collaborated on the creation of IFP data sheets for strawberries, raspberries, and highbush blueberries.
This project looks to incorporate the data for the recommended IFP berry products into the SAgE Pesticides database. The goal is to encourage farmers to adopt IFP and make it easier for them to access IFP data.
From 2018 to 2019
Pest, weed, and disease control
This project will promote the adoption of integrated crop pest management practices and reduce the environmental and health risks associated with pesticide use.
Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec
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