Large scale release of trichogramma to biologically control black-headed fireworm in cranberries

Daniel Cormier, researcher

Daniel Cormier

Researcher, Ph.D.

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Description

This project’s goal is to develop a large-scale inundative release method using the same trichogramma species employed in a previous project. More specifically, we will compare two large-scale release systems administered at different doses. We will perform a cost-benefit analysis to determine which method is most cost-effective for producers and compare it to existing insecticide treatment methods.

Objective(s)

The overall objective is to develop a biological method for controlling the black-headed fireworm using trichogramma. The method will be made available to Québec cranberry growers as an alternative to insecticides. The specific aims are to

  • develop a release method with low mortality and low loss in the trichogramma system;
  • compare the effectiveness of two large-scale release methods;
  • compare two doses of trichogramma; and
  • perform a cost-benefit analysis of the two proposed methodologies and compare the better of the two against existing insecticide treatments.

From 2018 to 2021

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control

Service

This biological method for controlling the black-headed fireworm will be an alternative to insecticides.

Partners

CETAQ

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