The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is an exotic pest from Asia that was observed for the first time in Québec in 2010 and has been considered as a major pest since 2013. Our project aims to promote a biocontrol solution by testing a complex of natural enemies that attack the pest at different development stages.
From 2016 to 2019
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
Drosophila sterilization lowers the need for pesticide applications on ripe fruit.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Université Laval | University of Florida
Summary sheet • Annabelle Firlej, Franz VanoosthuyseFirlej A., Vanoosthuyse F. 2017. La drosophile à ailes tachetées, un ravageur de petits fruits. IRDA. 15 p. Download
This project aims to examine whether improving soil health can help check strawberry decline.
Researcher: Christine Landry
Developing a Codling moth control management tool based on an improved formulation of Virosoft CP4.