Control strategies against leek moth in organic production

Description

In organic production, only two insecticides are permitted for controlling leek moth. It is also essential to properly synchronize sprays to reach the larvae before they burrow into the leek leaves. Despite their best efforts, producers suffer considerable damage and yield loss. So it is important to examine other methods of combatting this major pest of organic garlic, onion, and leek in Québec.

Objective(s)

  • Evaluate effective and economically viable control strategies for leek moth that are healthy for both humans and ecosystems
  • Evaluate leek moth control strategies in organic leek production based on data already available in Québec, other Canadian provinces, the U.S., and elsewhere in the world.

From 2014 to 2018

Project duration

Market gardening

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming, Ecosystem protection

Services

This project will develop new, efficient, and cost-effective tools for garlic, onion, and leek growers.

Partner

Growing Forward 2

This may interest you

2014-2017 • Market gardening

Biological characterization of soils to increase potato productivity and soil sustainability

To increase the productivity of potato production systems and preserve soil quality, we need to enhance our knowledge of interactions among biological, physical, chemical, and agronomic characteristics of cultivated soils in various environments.

Researcher: Richard Hogue

Read more about the project

Richard Hogue
2016-2018 • Market gardening

Galinsoga management in organic vegetable production

The aim of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of different control strategies.

Researcher: Maryse Leblanc

Read more about the project

Maryse Leblanc
2019-2022 • Market gardening

Developing mass trapping strategies to control the striped cucumber beetle in organic cucurbit farming

This project aims to develop mass trapping strategies to keep damage caused by the striped cucumber beetle populations below the economic threshold, while minimizing the capture of pollinators and natural enemies.

Read more about the project

Annabelle Firlej
Maxime Lefebvre