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
Plots were set up at the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform in St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
New, robotic weed control strategy for widespread use in field vegetables grown organically in Québec.
Researcher: Élise Smedbol
Method to monitor and control telluric pathogens affecting potatoes that takes into account the interactions between these pathogens and other soil microbiome organisms.
Researchers: Richard Hogue Luc Belzile