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 main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
This project helped to determine if there is a significant correlation between the number of adult spotted wing drosophila captured and yield losses observed in the field.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Optimizing spraying through exclusion nets.