This pan-Canadian project conducted in Ontario, Québec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick focuses on strategies for controlling three key pests in apple production. These strategies will result in a lower environmental impact and improvements in production efficiency. The targeted pests are apple maggot, apple leafcurling midge, and obliquebanded leafroller.
From 2018 to 2023
Pest, weed, and disease control
This project aims to develop environmentally sound methods for controlling apple pests.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture | Canadian Horticultural Council | Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Design and validation of a new generation of high tunnels with automatic retractable roofs, new roofing materials, and screens that will extend the harvest season.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Development of a mating disruption method to control two cranberry pests.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
The aim of this project is to measure the potential of automated traps and extrapolate it to an apple-monitoring network.