An initial laboratory phase was aimed at comparing the efficacy of two parasites T. brassicae and T. ostriniae on leek moth. The purpose of a second, two-year phase, conducted at the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, is to test the ability of both parasites to reduce leek moth damage in the field compared to a control. A technical and economic analysis will look at the costs and benefits of trichogramma releases.
From 2015 to 2019
Ecosystem protection, Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
This project will pave the way for a strategy for controlling leek moth that harms neither the environment nor beneficial wildlife.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Université du Québec à Montréal | Anatis Bioprotection | Pleine Terre | Pôle d'excellence en lutte intégrée - CLD Jardins de Napierville | Coopérative des agriculteurs de proximité écologique
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