The goal of the project is to select a strain of the mullein bug to control two spotted and red spider mites from July to August (period when populations tend to explode).
From 2016 to 2019
Pest, weed, and disease control
IRDA will select a strain of mullein bug to control two-spotted and red spider mites, two major apple pests.
Université du Québec à Montréal | Centre de recherche agroalimentaire de Mirabel
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
IRDA drew up a list of insects and mites in Québec known to be or likely to become resistant to pesticides.
The goal of this project was to document the impact of climate change on fruit crop pests and diseases in Québec.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej