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.
From 2014 to 2017
Pest, weed, and disease control
With this technique fewer insecticide applications will be required.
Club agroenvironnemental de l'Estrie | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
IRDA produced posters to help producers and extension agents choose pest and disease control strategies that promote the use of IPM.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
In highbush blueberry fields where stunt disease has been detected, plants that have never received nitrogen fertilizer are more vigorous and homogeneous than plants that have received nitrogen fertilizer.
An attract and kill technique to control plum curculio was recently proposed by U.S. researchers, but it is very little used in orchards and virtually unknown in Québec.
Researcher: Gérald Chouinard