IRDA was tasked with coordinating and increasing the use of mating disruption to control codling moths on at least 35% of Québec’s apple farms and 40% of its apple-growing production acreage.
From 2018 to 2020
Pest, weed, and disease control
In contrast with pesticide use, this method lowers health risks to humans and the environment.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec | Technical support clubs
Improving the RIMpro software to better predict the risk of infection during rainfall.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
The aim of our project was to increase the acreage on which mating disruption is used against the codling moth in all of Québec’s apple-growing regions.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
The project’s overall goal is to slow the arrival of Spotted Wing Drosophila in crop plots using mass trapping at overwintering sites.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej