Josée Boisclair, agr., MPM

Josée Boisclair, researcher

Josée Boisclair

Researcher

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About

Josée Boisclair (agr., MPM) began her career as a biologist in the Lower St. Lawrence region of Québec. She pursued her studies at that time at Université du Québec à Rimouski. Her passion for organic farming led her to obtain a bachelor's degree in agronomy from McGill University, then a master's degree in integrated pest management from Simon Fraser University. For more than 25 years Josée has worked to protect market garden crops from insect pests. A researcher at IRDA since its creation in 1998, she recently helped set up the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform (Plateforme d’innovation en agriculture biologique) in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. Her interest in organic farming is reflected in her work on developing new crops such as pumpkin seeds and chia that could contribute to this growing agricultural sector. She is also interested in biological control, specifically the use of beneficial insects to protect crops from insect pests. Josée is also keen on developing diversified market garden systems that support entomological fauna diversity.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Monitoring
  • Integrated pest management in market garden crops
  • Alternative pest control methods for market garden horticulture

Related research project(s)

Bee
2017-2018 • Market gardening

Impact of composite hedges on natural enemies and pollinators in an organic polyculture system in Québec

This project will provide a better understanding of interactions between a vegetable polyculture system and hedges composed of shrubs and perennials in order to enhance the impact of beneficial insects on vegetable crops.

Researcher: Josée Boisclair

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Josée Boisclair
Leek moth
2014-2018 • Market gardening

Control strategies against leek moth in organic production

This project aims to evaluate effective and economically viable control strategies for leek moth that are healthy for both humans and ecosystems.

Researcher: Josée Boisclair

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Josée Boisclair
Corn
2017-2019 • Market gardening

Large-scale use of trichogramma wasps against the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) in fresh and processing sweet corn

The goal of this project is to boost the number of fresh and processing sweet corn producers in Québec using trichogramma to control European corn borer.

Researcher: Josée Boisclair

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Josée Boisclair
Marigold flowers
2015-2018 • Market gardening

Potential of a flowering plant mix to encourage natural enemies of caterpillar pests on crucifers (cabbage family)

This three-year project looked at optimal ways to use a mix of flowering plants against caterpillar pests of crucifers.

Researcher: Josée Boisclair

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Josée Boisclair
Striped cucumber beetle
2014-2018 • Market gardening

Control of the striped cucumber beetle in organic cucurbit production

This project determined the efficacy of various pest control products on the striped cucumber beetle on organic cucurbit crops.

Researcher: Josée Boisclair

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Josée Boisclair
Cauliflowers
2014-2018 • Market gardening

Control strategies for swede midge in organic production

This project evaluated effective and economically viable control strategies for swede midge that are healthy for both humans and the ecosystem.

Researcher: Josée Boisclair

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Josée Boisclair

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Jingran Li

Research Assistant

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Marie-Pier Ricard, research assistant

Marie-Pier Ricard

Research Assistant

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Denise Godonou, research assistant

Denise Godonou

Research Assistant

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