Daniel Cormier, Ph.D.

Daniel Cormier, researcher

Daniel Cormier

Researcher

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About

Daniel Cormier (Ph.D.) holds a bachelor's degree in agronomy with a specialization in phytoprotection, along with a minor in organic agriculture. He also earned a doctorate in entomology at McGill University. His thesis topic involved the survey of two parasitoids that attack the eggs of a crop pest and the elucidation of the seasonal and chemical ecology of these natural enemies. Daniel joined IRDA in 1999 and currently works as a fruit crop research entomologist specializing in apple and cranberry production. His research focuses on managing crop pests with new strategies that pose less risk to the environment and human health, in compliance with the Integrated Fruit Production Program. These control strategies include the use of predators, parasitoids, bacteria, viruses, trap cropping, reduced-risk insecticides, bio-insecticides, exclusion nets, as well as mating disruption. He participated in the development and validation of a predictive and interactive bio-climatic model that shows the impact of a phytosanitary treatment on pest populations. Recently Daniel coordinated the Québec-wide implementation of a program to combat the codling moth using mating disruption. He has co-supervised four master's students and three doctoral students, and currently co-directs three graduate students. Daniel has contributed to 39 scientific articles published in international journals, 77 scientific presentations, 105 scientific posters, along with 151 presentations and 35 posters aimed at a non-scientific audience.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Developing strategies that reduce risks for the environment and human health
  • Managing orchard layouts that encourage biological pest control
  • Using parasitoids and predators for apple crop protection

Daniel coordinated the Québec-wide implementation of a program to combat the codling moth using mating disruption.

Related research project(s)

Obliquebanded Leafroller
2018-2023 • Fruit production

Sustainable control methods for apple pests

This pan-Canadian project conducted in Ontario, Québec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick focuses on strategies for controlling three key pests in apple production.

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Daniel Cormier
Gérald Chouinard
Blackheaded fireworm
2018-2021 • Fruit production

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

This project’s goal is to develop a large-scale inundative release method using the same trichogramma species employed in a previous project.

Researcher: Daniel Cormier

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Daniel Cormier
Apple
2018-2020 • Fruit production

Mating disruption of the codling moth – phase II

Project to increase the use of mating disruption to control codling moths.

Researcher: Daniel Cormier

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Daniel Cormier
Apples
2018-2019 • Fruit production

Updating the Québec IFP reference guide

Updating the apple pest monitoring guide and the IFP reference guide for the benefit of apple growers.

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Daniel Cormier
Gérald Chouinard
Orchard spraying
2018-2022 • Fruit production

Demo plots for low-risk apple IPM programs

The overall objective of the project is to inform apple growers via regional demonstration plots of the latest apple IPM techniques.

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Gérald Chouinard
Vincent Philion
Daniel Cormier

Publications

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Marie-Pier Ricard, research assistant

Marie-Pier Ricard

Research Assistant

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Colin Federspiel

Laboratory Technician

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Abou M. Niang, research assistant

Abou M. Niang

Research Assistant

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