IRDA was tasked with coordinating and increasing the use of mating disruption to control codling moths on at least 35% of Québec’s apple farms and 40% of its apple-growing production acreage.
From 2018 to 2020
Pest, weed, and disease control
In contrast with pesticide use, this method lowers health risks to humans and the environment.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec | Technical support clubs
The goal of this project was to document the impact of climate change on fruit crop pests and diseases in Québec.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
In a high density strawberry crop grown in sod covered with plastic mulch, evaluate the toxicity of bioinsecticides for controlling tarnished plant bugs and strawberry blossom beetles and of bioherbicides for controlling weeds in and between crop rows.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
Developing a fast and sensitive molecular detection methodology able to accurately identify raspberry and strawberry viruses.