The aim of the project was to measure the effect of certain natural repellents that can be used on different types of exclusion nets to reduce egglaying by new or resurgent pests such as the oriental fruit moth and the brown marmorated stink bug (Pentatomid), observed for the first time in Québec in 2007 and 2014, respectively.
From 2015 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control
Naturally occurring repellents can help control new pests such as the oriental fruit moth and the brown marmorated stink bug.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
A cropping system based on adding organic matter through soil amendments and organic fertilizers can restore soil health and strawberry yields by limiting the occurrence of disease symptoms.
Researcher: Christine Landry
Exploration of the potential of detecting water stress in lowbush blueberries using a thermal infrared imaging sensor installed on a drone.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
IRDA drew up a list of insects and mites in Québec known to be or likely to become resistant to pesticides.