The goal of this project was to document the impact of climate change on fruit crop pests and diseases in Québec. Lists were drawn up of pests and diseases that are likely to change and exotic invasive species that will threaten four fruit crops due to climate change. This allowed us to recommend plant protection strategies that decision makers and producers need to develop or adopt.
For four fruit crops of major economic importance in Québec (apples, cranberries, strawberries, and raspberries):
From 2016 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control
This project will help prepare berry growers for the emergence of new pests.
Ouranos | Club environnemental et technique Atocas | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Programme Prime-Vert - approche interrégionale
Research report • Annabelle Firlej, Élisabeth MénardFirlej, A., M.-P. Ricard, A. Dieni, E. Ménard, G. Bourgeois, P. Grenier. 2019. Adaptation des mesures phytosanitaires pour les ravageurs et maladies des cultures fruitières à l’égard des impacts des changements climatiques. IRDA. 219 p. Firlej, A., M.-P. Ricard, A. Dieni, E. Ménard, G. Bourgeois, P. Grenier. 2019. Adaptation des mesures phytosanitaires pour les ravageurs et maladies des cultures fruitières à l’égard des impacts des changements climatiques. IRDA. 219 p. Download Download
The goal of the project is to select a strain of the mullein bug to control two spotted and red spider mites when populations tend to explode.
In a high density strawberry crop grown in sod covered with plastic mulch, evaluate the toxicity of bioinsecticides for controlling tarnished plant bugs and strawberry blossom beetles and of bioherbicides for controlling weeds in and between crop rows.
This project’s goal is to develop a large-scale inundative release method using the same trichogramma species employed in a previous project.