Phytoprotection research program for the apple sector

Gérald Chouinard, researcher

Gérald Chouinard

Researcher, agr., Ph.D.

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Description

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 promote innovation in the sector. apple growing in a context of sustainable development.

Objective(s)

  • Develop integrated production systems that take into account the management of priority challenges for the sector (i.e. labor issues, environmental protection and phytosanitary protection).
  • Reduce the constraints to the development of organic apple growing in Quebec.
  • Optimize the use of pest control agents to limit apple tree and crop losses caused by apple diseases.
  • Reduce the negative impacts of climate change and its consequences for apple growing.

2021

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

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