The swede midge has been the main pest of crucifers (cabbage family) in Québec since 2003. Its presence throughout the season, the difficulty of detecting the damage it causes, and its cryptic behaviour make controlling this pest very complicated. Organic producers currently rely on pest exclusion nets, which are expensive to use. It is important, therefore, to develop other effective ways of controlling this pest.
From 2014 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
This work will lead to the development of a strategy to help control the cauliflower plant’s most formidable insect pest.
Growing Forward 2
Summary sheetBoislard, T., G. Richard, J. Boisclair. 2018. Évaluation de l’impact du paillis de plastique sur l’interruption du cycle vital de la cécidomyie du chou-fleur (Contarinia nasturtii kieffer) en culture de brocolis biologiques . IRDA. 2 p. Boislard, T., G. Richard, J. Boisclair. 2018. Évaluation de l’impact du paillis de plastique sur l’interruption du cycle vital de la cécidomyie du chou-fleur (Contarinia nasturtii kieffer) en culture de brocolis biologiques . IRDA. 2 p. Download Download
This project was aimed at determining the nutrient needs of beets based on soil texture and phosphorus and potassium levels under Québec growing conditions.
Researcher: Christine Landry
This project aims to explore and experiment new approaches and ways to preserve, develop, and enhance the MRC’s bio-food sector, and reduce or eliminate the water deficit on the island.
This project aims to limit the impacts of climate change on broccoli crops by evaluating and documenting the tolerance to climatic stress of 10 broccoli varieties intended for the fresh market.
Researcher: Carl Boivin