This project seeks to reduce the use of chemical insecticides in orchards by controlling apple maggot populations using mass trapping. The project is part of an integrated pest management strategy to provide growers with alternatives to chemical pesticides.
From 2019 to 2020
Pest, weed, and disease control
Mass trapping leads to less reliance on insecticides in orchards.
Club agroenvironnemental de l'Estrie
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.
The aim of the project was to determine whether the witches’ broom symptom on blueberries is really caused by the rust Pucciniastrum geopertianum, which attacks balsam.
Researcher: Richard Hogue
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