This project’s goal is to develop a large-scale inundative release method using the same trichogramma species employed in a previous project. More specifically, we will compare two large-scale release systems administered at different doses. We will perform a cost-benefit analysis to determine which method is most cost-effective for producers and compare it to existing insecticide treatment methods.
The overall objective is to develop a biological method for controlling the black-headed fireworm using trichogramma. The method will be made available to Québec cranberry growers as an alternative to insecticides. The specific aims are to
From 2018 to 2021
Pest, weed, and disease control
This biological method for controlling the black-headed fireworm will be an alternative to insecticides.
The objective of this project was to determine whether the addition of two types of organic fertilizers or biostimulants would produce more vigorous plants less subject to decline.
Researcher: Christine Landry
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
Biological control of the obliquebanded leafroller in orchards where mating disruption is being used against the codling moth.