The striped cucumber beetle is the main pest of crops in the cucumber family. Apart from feeding on foliage, it is a vector of bacterial wilt, a disease that can kill the plants. Striped cucumber beetle abundance, bacterial wilt incidence, plant mortality, and yield on plots seeded with spaghetti squash sprayed with BioCérès were evaluated and compared to data from control plots. In summer 2015, the following bioinsecticides were tested: BioCérès by Anatis Bioprotection and Grandevo® and Venerate™ by Marrone Bio Innovations.
From 2014 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
IRDA is able to assess the effectiveness of a variety of biopesticides for many types of crops.
Growing Forward 2
This project aims to develop mass trapping strategies to keep damage caused by the striped cucumber beetle populations below the economic threshold, while minimizing the capture of pollinators and natural enemies.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
The aim of this project was to set up a support service to equip producers and others in the industry to improve their irrigation management.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
Modifying the cropping system design is an effective way to improve potato crop water-use efficiency and, thereby, lessen the risk of crops experiencing water stress.