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
This project helped to determine if there is a significant correlation between the number of adult spotted wing drosophila captured and yield losses observed in the field.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
IRDA drew up a list of insects and mites in Québec known to be or likely to become resistant to pesticides.
Developing a new scab control strategy based on selecting the lowest-risk products that best fit the circumstances at hand, and tailoring the doses accordingly.
Researcher: Vincent Philion