The aim of the project was to test a series of attracticides that can be mixed and applied with regular sprayers with no additional specialized or expensive equipment or modifications required. Lab tests were designed to identify the most toxic attracticide, and orchard trials compared control methods using attracticides or conventional techniques.
From 2014 to 2017
Pest, weed, and disease control
This work will lead to a reduction in insecticide use.
Programme Prime-Vert | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
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
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.
The aim of this project is to measure the potential of automated traps and extrapolate it to an apple-monitoring network.