Part 1 of this project, conducted in both the laboratory and orchards, will assess the efficacy of the new Virosoft CP4 formulation in terms of its speed of action, virulence, and persistence. This will make it possible to satisfy some of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s requirements for an amended registration of the Virosoftnbsp;CP4 formulation. Partnbsp;2 of the study will be conducted in the laboratory and in experimental and commercial orchards, and will evaluate the effectiveness—in terms of speed of action, virulence, and persistence—of adding an adjuvant to the new Virosoftnbsp;CP4 formulation. Partnbsp;3 will be carried out in the laboratory and will address a problem regarding the compatibility of Virosoftnbsp;CP4 with another Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)-based registered biological insecticide, as well as with fungicides used by a number of apple growers in organic orchards and in integrated fruit production.
From 2019 to 2023
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
This project will lead to the development of new biological tools for controlling the codling moth.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | BioTEPP
Biological control of the obliquebanded leafroller in orchards where mating disruption is being used against the codling moth.
The aim of this project is to improve the productivity of haskap orchards by promoting more efficient water and nutrient uptake.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
This project will modify current protocols with the addition of labile carbon to preserve or rapidly restore the activity of beneficial microorganisms.
Researcher: Christine Landry