This funding program allows members of the Pommier Network to propose project ideas that are likely to respond to phytosanitary issues in the apple sector. A planning committee compiles the proposals and then submits them to the scientific committee. This committee, made up of IRDA researchers and MAPAQ advisors, is responsible for prioritizing these proposals and training the teams best able to develop the selected ideas into quality projects that will aim to foster innovation in the apple sector. in a context of sustainable development.
Design and validation of a new generation of high tunnels with automatic retractable roofs, new roofing materials, and screens that will extend the harvest season.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
This project seeks to reduce the use of chemical insecticides in orchards by controlling apple maggot populations using mass trapping.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
The data generated by this project was used to develop a new NPK fertilization chart that reflects technical, agronomic, and environmental issues.
Researcher: Christine Landry