Mating disruption as a new control method for the dogwood borer

Daniel Cormier, researcher

Daniel Cormier

Researcher

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Description

This project consisted of using mating disruption to control dogwood borers in five orchards. Hormone dispensers were installed before adults emerged to help prevent adults from breeding. As unfertilized females lay sterile eggs, this reduces tree damage.

Objective(s)

  • Using mating disruption instead of insecticides to control dogwood borers in orchards
  • Assessing the effectiveness of this control method under local conditions based on the number of adults captured in traps and damage levels to apple trees

From 2014 to 2017

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control

Service

With this technique fewer insecticide applications will be required.

Partners

Club agroenvironnemental de l'Estrie | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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