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
This project will modify current protocols with the addition of labile carbon to preserve or rapidly restore the activity of beneficial microorganisms.
Researcher: Christine Landry
This project helped to determine if there is a significant correlation between the number of adult spotted wing drosophila captured and yield losses observed in the field.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
IRDA drew up a list of insects and mites in Québec known to be or likely to become resistant to pesticides.