The cranberry weevil (Anthonomus musculus) feeds on cranberry plants, and overwintering females lay their eggs on the flower buds, causing the flowers to abort. There are few or no pesticides registered for this pest. The aim of this two-year project was to determine the efficacy of various pesticides in the field.
From 2015 to 2017
Pest, weed, and disease control
IRDA is able to assess the effectiveness of a variety of biopesticides for many types of crops.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec | Programme d'appui à la stratégie phytosanitaire québécoise en agriculture | Club environnemental et technique Atocas Québec
Research report • Annabelle FirlejFirlej, A., I. Drolet. 2017. Tamisage d'insecticides à risques réduits contre l’anthonome de l’atoca dans les atocatières. IRDA. 11 p. Firlej, A., I. Drolet. 2017. Tamisage d'insecticides à risques réduits contre l’anthonome de l’atoca dans les atocatières. IRDA. 11 p. Download Download
The purpose of this project is to test the general hypothesis that biobased polymers can be used to replace fossil-fuel-based products and reduce the use of pesticides without increasing GHG emissions.
In highbush blueberry fields where stunt disease has been detected, plants that have never received nitrogen fertilizer are more vigorous and homogeneous than plants that have received nitrogen fertilizer.
The aim of this project is to determine the combined impact on fungicide efficacy of rain and the appearance of new leaves to more accurately identify how long treatments remain effective.
Researcher: Vincent Philion