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.
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
From 2018 to 2021
Pest, weed, and disease control
This biological method for controlling the black-headed fireworm will be an alternative to insecticides.
Acquiring the knowledge needed to develop an attract-and-kill treatment to control current and future stinkbug populations in Québec apple orchards.
Project studying ways to maximize workforce productivity in strawberry production.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
This project aims to promote a biocontrol solution by testing a complex of natural enemies that attack the spotted wing drosophilia at different development stages.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej