Climate change will encourage certain crop pests, increase the range of others, and allow exotic species to establish in Québec. Correctly identifying them is a challenge because certain pest groups require a molecular approach. Barcoding can be used to obtain DNA sequences from specimens kept in the official Québec government insect collection (MFFP-MAPAQ) and compare these sequences with those from field-caught specimens.
From 2015 to 2017
Pest, weed, and disease control, Ecosystem protection
This project will help farmers deal with the emergence of new invasive insect pests in the context of climate change.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Prime-Vert Programme | Centre de recherche sur les grains
The aim of the project is to support the strategic Québec‒Mexico bilateral expert group on the optimal recovery of residual agricultural, agroindustrial, and forestry biomass.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
The objective of the project is to co-develop, with producers and local water management organizations, potential adaptation strategies to prevent water use conflicts in farming communities in the face of climate change.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud
The purpose of the project is to evaluate the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of five types of forest residue.
Researcher: Richard Hogue