This project involved an exhaustive survey of viruses, phytoplasma, fungi, and nematodes in nurseries and strawberry fields to determine the exact causes of strawberry decline disease in Québec. Information on cropping systems and control methods used by strawberry plant and fruit producers was compiled in a database. The project also provided fast and effective diagnostic services.
From 2014 to 2017
Pest, weed, and disease control, Laboratory analyzes
This project will provide new diagnostic services to help growers quickly identify the cause of strawberry decline disease.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
This project aims to explore and experiment new approaches and ways to preserve, develop, and enhance the MRC’s bio-food sector, and reduce or eliminate the water deficit on the island.
Test whether or not commercial strains coated on Nantes carrot seeds can compete with native strains in the soil to colonize the host plant and, once symbiosis takes place, whether they succeed in doing a better job than the native strains during the transition to organic farming.
Researcher: Christine Landry
Plots were set up at the Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform in St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec.
Researcher: Caroline Côté