In organic production, only two insecticides are permitted for controlling leek moth. It is also essential to properly synchronize sprays to reach the larvae before they burrow into the leek leaves. Despite their best efforts, producers suffer considerable damage and yield loss. So it is important to examine other methods of combatting this major pest of organic garlic, onion, and leek in Québec.
From 2014 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming, Ecosystem protection
This project will develop new, efficient, and cost-effective tools for garlic, onion, and leek growers.
Growing Forward 2
The aim of the project was to measure the performance and water requirements of eight potato cultivars under commercial production conditions.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
This project evaluated effective and economically viable control strategies for swede midge that are healthy for both humans and the ecosystem.
Researcher: Josée Boisclair