The aim of our project was to increase the acreage on which mating disruption is used against the codling moth in all of Québec’s apple-growing regions. This will significantly reduce the number of insecticide sprays for this pest and the associated risks to better protect human health and the environment.
From 2016 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control
By 2017, 137 Québec orchards, an area equivalent to 2,800 football fields, were using mating disruption to control codling moth.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Prime-Vert Programme
The goal of the project is to select a strain of the mullein bug to control two spotted and red spider mites when populations tend to explode.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.