The goal of this project is to develop a mating disruption method to control two cranberry pests. We will test a new pheromone dispenser developed expressly for this crop. We will assess its effectiveness in reducing the populations of the two pests and the damage they cause, as well as the duration of the dispenser’s effectiveness in the laboratory and in the field. By the project’s end we will have a good idea of the potential of mating disruption to control the black headed fireworm and the cranberry fruitworm, as well as how best to apply it. This information will provide the basis for introducing mating disruption as an alternative integrated pest control strategy to Québec’s cranberry growers.
From 2019 to 2021
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
Compared with insecticide applications, this method reduces the risks to human health and the environment.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Club environnemental et technique Atocas Québec
This project will formulate multiple independent, but potentially synergistic, strategies to control Spotted Wing Drosophila.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.
Project initiated to review the knowledge on the fungicide resistance of various pathogens to provide a preliminary assessment of the economic impacts of fungicide resistance.
Researcher: Luc Belzile