Developing a sprayable attracticide to control tephritid flies in fruit production

Daniel Cormier, researcher

Daniel Cormier

Researcher

450 653-7368
ext 360

Contact Daniel Cormier

Description

The aim of the project was to test a series of attracticides that can be mixed and applied with regular sprayers with no additional specialized or expensive equipment or modifications required.  Lab tests were designed to identify the most toxic attracticide, and orchard trials compared control methods using attracticides or conventional techniques.

Objective(s)

  • Compare the attractive and insecticidal effects of various attracticide mixtures that perform well in preliminary tests
  • Assess the persistence of the mixtures under different abiotic conditions (sun and rain)
  • Compare a control strategy using attracticides with a strategy using insecticides

From 2014 to 2017

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control

Service

This work will lead to a reduction in insecticide use.

Partners

Programme Prime-Vert | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

This may interest you

Apple trees
2017-2018 • Fruit production

Analyzing sap flow to assess water absorption dynamics in apple trees

The hypothesis was that it should be possible to measure sap flow in apple trees and correlate it with soil water conditions and the weather.

Researcher: Carl Boivin

Read more about the project

Carl Boivin
Blueberry Field
2015-2016 • Fruit production

Productivity of healthy looking plants that have never received nitrogen fertilizer and that are located in a blueberry field infected by stunt disease

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.

Read more about the project

Carl Boivin
Christine Landry