Researcher, agr., Ph.D.
Researcher, agr., M.Sc.
The Apple Research and Expertise Network in Integrated Fruit Production, under the responsibility of the IRDA, is an information and rapid transfer tool allowing producers, advisers and stakeholders to find out about the pests present in the orchards, but also about the progress of research and on the best ways to manage crop pests. It is based on the integration of the three axes of innovation: research, development and transfer as well as on a network with the various stakeholders in the apple sector. The Réseau-pommier is also the nerve center of the Phytosanitary Warning Network (RAP) for the apple tree. In collaboration with its partners (advisors, scouts, researchers), it publishes every week during the season, press releases (warnings and/or information bulletins) which present a state of the situation in the various apple-growing regions, weather forecasts and risk forecasts for insects, mites and diseases and intervention strategies against pests, compatible with integrated fruit production (IFP).
It also counts:
From 2020 to 2023
Pest, weed, and disease control
The aim of this project was to field-test sound irrigation practices and band application of various types of fertilizers at ridging time to eliminate fertigation and increase the efficiency of fertilizer and water use under plastic mulch.
Researchers: Carl Boivin Christine Landry
Development of a growing out-of-soil organic raspberries in high tunnels protocol in a profitable and competitive manner with a view to selling products locally or to large retail chains.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Developing a new scab control strategy based on selecting the lowest-risk products that best fit the circumstances at hand, and tailoring the doses accordingly.
Researcher: Vincent Philion