Improving fire blight detection, prediction, and control

Vincent Philion, researcher

Vincent Philion

Researcher, agr., M.Sc.

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Description

The main aim of this project is to test a bacterial detection technique developed in Austria that consists of quantifying inoculum carried by bees.

The objective is to estimate our ability to predict fire blight based on bacterial populations on bees. The project also involves testing the efficacy of post-infection bactericides and evaluating blossom thinning as a method of controlling fire blight.

Objective(s)

  • Evaluate a bacterial detection tool during flowering
  • Test the efficacy of streptomycin as a post-infection treatment
  • Test the impact of blossom thinning on fire blight

From 2017 to 2020

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control

Service

This project will help apple growers control fire blight.

Partner

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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