Improving the RIMpro software to better predict the risk of infection during rainfall.
From 2015 to 2018
Pest, weed, and disease control
This software protects the investments of apple growers in controlling fire blight, a sporadic disease that can completely devastate an orchard in a single season.
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec | Prime-Vert Programme
IRDA produced posters to help producers and extension agents choose pest and disease control strategies that promote the use of IPM.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
IRDA drew up a list of insects and mites in Québec known to be or likely to become resistant to pesticides.
Researchers: Daniel Cormier Annabelle Firlej
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