This project consisted of using mating disruption to control dogwood borers in five orchards. Hormone dispensers were installed before adults emerged to help prevent adults from breeding. As unfertilized females lay sterile eggs, this reduces tree damage.
From 2014 to 2017
Pest, weed, and disease control
With this technique fewer insecticide applications will be required.
Club agroenvironnemental de l'Estrie | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
The goal of this project was to document the impact of climate change on fruit crop pests and diseases in Québec.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
The hypothesis was that it should be possible to measure sap flow in apple trees and correlate it with soil water conditions and the weather.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.