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.
Developing a Codling moth control management tool based on an improved formulation of Virosoft CP4.
As part of this project, the soil water status at a chosen blueberry farm will be monitored at 40 spots over the course of the production year. We will seek to identify the relationship between water extraction, physicochemical and environmental factors, and yield levels that could help explain yield variability.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
Project studying ways to maximize workforce productivity in strawberry production.
Researcher: Luc Belzile