The striped cucumber beetle is the main pest of crops in the cucumber family. Apart from feeding on foliage, it is a vector of bacterial wilt, a disease that can kill the plants. Striped cucumber beetle abundance, bacterial wilt incidence, plant mortality, and yield on plots seeded with spaghetti squash sprayed with BioCérès were evaluated and compared to data from control plots. In summer 2015, the following bioinsecticides were tested: BioCérès by Anatis Bioprotection and Grandevo® and Venerate™ by Marrone Bio Innovations.
From 2014 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control, Organic farming
IRDA is able to assess the effectiveness of a variety of biopesticides for many types of crops.
Growing Forward 2
This project as aimed at comparing the efficacy of two parasites (T. brassicae and T. ostriniae) on leek moth.
The aim of the project was to measure the performance and water requirements of eight potato cultivars under commercial production conditions.
Researcher: Carl Boivin
Managing potato residues is therefore a big challenge, which will only increase with the enforcement of the Québec Residual Materials Waste Management Policy.
Researcher: Christine Landry