This pan-Canadian project conducted in Ontario, Québec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick focuses on strategies for controlling three key pests in apple production. These strategies will result in a lower environmental impact and improvements in production efficiency. The targeted pests are apple maggot, apple leafcurling midge, and obliquebanded leafroller.
From 2018 to 2023
Pest, weed, and disease control
This project aims to develop environmentally sound methods for controlling apple pests.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture | Canadian Horticultural Council | Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
IRDA drew up a list of insects and mites in Québec known to be or likely to become resistant to pesticides.
Developing and assessing the planting of flower strips in orchard inter-rows as an alternative to the application of insecticides.
The project’s overall goal is to slow the arrival of Spotted Wing Drosophila in crop plots using mass trapping at overwintering sites.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej