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)

Orchard
2018-2021 • Fruit production

Automated traps for pest monitoring in Québec apple orchards

The aim of this project is to measure the potential of automated traps and extrapolate it to an apple-monitoring network.

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Gérald Chouinard
Daniel Cormier
Pheromone dispenser
2016-2018 • Fruit production

Large-scale use of codling moth mating disruption in Quebec orchards

The aim of our project was to increase the acreage on which mating disruption is used against the codling moth in all of Québec’s apple-growing regions.

Researcher: Daniel Cormier

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Daniel Cormier
Apple orchard
2017-2018 • Fruit production

Upgrading the expertise of new apple orchard consultants

This online training platform will help improve technical support for Québec apple growers by furthering the training of new consultants.

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Daniel Cormier
Gérald Chouinard
Arthropod
2017-2018 • Fruit production

Arthropod resistance to pesticides: literature review of resistant pests and resistance tests

IRDA drew up a list of insects and mites in Québec known to be or likely to become resistant to pesticides.

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Daniel Cormier
Annabelle Firlej
Exclusion net
2017-2019 • Fruit production

Exclusion nets made from biobased polymers

The purpose of this project is to test the general hypothesis that biobased polymers can be used to replace fossil-fuel-based products and reduce the use of pesticides without increasing GHG emissions.

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Gérald Chouinard
Daniel Cormier
Mullein Bug
2016-2019 • Fruit production

Selection, mass rearing, and field efficiency of a predaceous strain of mullein bug

The goal of the project is to select a strain of the mullein bug to control two spotted and red spider mites when populations tend to explode.

Researcher: Daniel Cormier

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Daniel Cormier

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Nathalie Daigle, research assistant

Nathalie Daigle

Research Assistant

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Arianne Blais-Gagnon, research assistant

Arianne Blais-Gagnon

Research Assistant

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Annie Fortin, laboratory technician

Annie Fortin

Laboratory Technician

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