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. This will significantly reduce the number of insecticide sprays for this pest and the associated risks to better protect human health and the environment.
From 2016 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control
By 2017, 137 Québec orchards, an area equivalent to 2,800 football fields, were using mating disruption to control codling moth.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Prime-Vert Programme
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
This project aims to examine whether improving soil health can help check strawberry decline.
Researcher: Christine Landry
The apple leafcurling midge is a new apple pest in Québec. The aim of the project is to explore the pest’s phenology, establish variable economic injury thresholds, and incorporate the results into a phenology model in CIPRA.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier