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
Improving the RIMpro software to better predict the risk of infection during rainfall.
Researcher: Vincent Philion
The project was conducted at IRDA’S Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform. Strawberries (Cleary cultivar) were produced in beds covered with black plastic mulch.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
IRDA is in charge of the economic analysis for this project which purpose is to examine the impact of flower plantings on bumblebee biodiversity in apple orchards in southern Québec.
Researcher: Luc Belzile