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
Biological control of the obliquebanded leafroller in orchards where mating disruption is being used against the codling moth.
The aim of this project was to test the general hypothesis that exclusion nets, when properly used, can prevent attacks by most apple pests and reduce disease incidence with no major adverse effects on fruit quality.
Researcher: Gérald Chouinard
This project will modify current protocols with the addition of labile carbon to preserve or rapidly restore the activity of beneficial microorganisms.
Researcher: Christine Landry