Research Reports

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Diseases
2016
REPORTBlueberry Diseases Guide
REPORTDiseases of Lowbush Blueberry and Their Identification
DESCRIPTIONBlueberry sclerotina berry drop survey and fungicide evaluation for control of wild blueberry diseases in New Brunswick
2012
REPORTIntegrated Pest Management Strategies for Powdery Mildew and Other Foliar Diseases of Wild Blueberries

Fertilizing
2019
REPORTUse of Industrial By-Products in the Production of Wild Blueberries
2018
REPORTEffect of Foliar Fertilizer Coupled With Fungicide on the Yield Potential of Wild Blueberry Across New Brunswick
2014
DESCRIPTIONEffects of judicious fertilization on wild blueberry growth, development, and yield over a complete cycle
2007
ABSTRACTEvaluation of the Effect of Varied Nitrogen Fertility on Lamb's-Quarters Growth within a Wild Blueberry Field
2006-2005
ABSTRACTEffect of Boron and Zinc Uptake in the Form of Foliar Fertilizer on Wild Blueberry Yield Indices
ABSTRACTThe Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilization on the Incidence of Leaf Diseases in Lowbush Blueberry
ABSTRACTUse of Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilizer in the Fall Preceding the Bringing into Production of a New Blueberry Field
2002-2001
ABSTRACTWild Blueberry Response to Nigrogen Fertilizer
2000
ABSTRACTLowBush Blueberry Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Under Mowing or Burning Practices

Pest Control
2014
DESCRIPTIONDevelopment and Testing of Pheromone-Based Monitoring System for Blueberry Flea Beetle
2012
REPORTWild Blueberry Entomology Research Chair
2009-2008
DESCRIPTIONAlternate Management of Blueberry Flea Beetle

Weed Control
2019
REPORTBiofungicide Test Results
REPORTMethod For Targeted Application of Herbicides in Wild Blueberry Production
REPORTEvaluation of Various Organic Weed Control Methods in the Production of Wild Blueberries
2013
REPORTNew techniques for an ecological control of weedy species in boreal blueberry fields
REPORTSustainable Weed Management for the Wild Blueberry Industry
REPORTWeed Seed Predation by Carabid Beetles for Biological Control in Wild Blueberry Fields
DESCRIPTIONInnovative Weed Control Methods to Improve the Competitiveness of Wild Blueberry Production
2010
REPORTDeveloping Response Strategies Against Powdery Mildew of Strawberry Based on Risk Estimation and Fungicide Effectiveness
ABSTRACTScreening of Herbicides for Use in the Spring Following Land Clearing in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Mesotrione and Nicosulfuron / Rimsulfuron for Black Bulrush and Hawkweed Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Flumioxazin for Hair-Cap Moss Control in the Sprout Year of Wild Blueberry
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fall Glyphosate Application in Combination with Sprout Year Hexazinone Timing for Lambkill Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of the Rate Effect of Fall Applications of Dicamba, 2,4-D Ester and Tank Mixes for Lambkill and Rhodora Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fall Applications of Dicamba, Glyphosate and Tank Mixes for Lambkill and Rhodora Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Post-Emergent Graminicides in Tank Mix Combination with Mesotrione in the Sprout Year of Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Various Spring Applied, Sprout-Year Herbicides in Combination with Fall Propyzamide for Sheep Sorrel Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Graminicides for Ticklegrass Control in the Sprout Year in Wild Blueberries
2009-2008
REPORTEnhancing Weed Management in New Brunswick Lowbush Blueberry Production
DESCRIPTIONEvaluating current and innovative weed management tools for New Brunswick lowbush blueberry production
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Innovative Herbicides Applied in the Spring of the Sprout Year in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fluazifop, Mesotrione and Tank Mixes for Grass Weed Control in the Cropping Year of Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Hexazinone, Terbacil, Mesotrione and Tank Mixes Applied in the Spring of the Sprout Year for Grass and Goldenrod Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fall Herbicide Application Followed by Hexazinone Application in the Spring for Lambkill and Rhodora Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fall Application of Group Four Herbicides in Addition to Tank Mixes of 2,4-D Ester for Lambkill and Rhodora Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fall Herbicide Application for Lambkill and Rhodora Control in Wild Blueberries Followed by Fall or Spring Pruning
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Spring Herbicide Application for Lambkill, Rhodora and Bracken Fern Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Sethoxydim, Mesotrione and Tank Mixes for Poverty Oatgrass Control in the Cropping Year of Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Spring Applied, Sprout-year Herbicides for Sheep Sorrel Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fall Herbicide Applications after Pruning for Sheep Sorrel Control in Wild Blueberries
2007
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fall and Spring Applied Tribenuron Methyl for Bunchberry Control after Hand and Mechanical Harvest of Wild Blueberries in 2005
ABSTRACTEffect of Sprout Year Applications of Herbicides on Lamb's-Quarters Growth and Crop Yield within Wild Blueberry
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Graminicides Applied in the Spring of the Sprout Year in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTScreening of Innovative Herbicide Chemistries for Fall Herbicide Application for Lambkill and Rhodora Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Spring Applied, Crop-Year Herbicides for Sheep Sorrel Control in Wild Blueberries
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Graminicides Applied in the Spring of the Crop Year in Wild Blueberries
2006-2005
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fall and Spring Applied Tribenuron Methyl for Bunchberry Control after Hand and Mechanical Harvest of Wild Blueberries in 2004
ABSTRACTEvaluation of Fall Herbicide Application for Lambkill and Rhodora Control in Wild Blueberries followed by Varied Crop Pruning Method
2002-2001
ABSTRACTControl of Leaf Spot and Powdery Mildew in Wild Blueberry

Other
2017
DESCRIPTIONDemonstration of a Weremczuk Joanna 4 harvester for haskap
2015
REPORTTracking Global Blueberry Market Changes
DESCRIPTIONImproving Harvesting of Wild Blueberry
2014
DESCRIPTIONTechnological innovation of a burner used in wild blueberry cultivation (Phase III)
DESCRIPTIONBlack Currant Harvester
2013
REPORTBenchmarking of Maritime Blueberry Farms For years 2009 and 2010
REPORTWild Blueberry Production Guide
REPORTImproving Harvesting Efficiency of Wild Blueberry Harvester Using Precision Agriculture Technologies to Increase Farm Profitability
DESCRIPTIONImproving Berry Picking Efficiency during Harvesting Using Precision Agriculture Technologies and Bio-Systems modeling
DESCRIPTIONTechnological innovation of a harvester and a burner used in wild blueberry
DESCRIPTIONImproved Crop Decisions in Central New Brunswick Through the Use of Weather Data
2012
DESCRIPTIONGrazer WB
DESCRIPTIONWindmill: A Way to Extend the Growing Season
2011
REPORTImplementation of Precision Agriculture Techniques in Wild Blueberries to Improve Crop Profitability and Reduce Environmental Impacts
DESCRIPTIONReduce fuel oil consumption when pruning wild blueberry fields
2010
DESCRIPTIONResolving Labeling Hurdles Facing an Antioxidant Table Potato
DESCRIPTIONEvaluation of the Possibility of Growing High-bush blueberry, Wild blueberry, Haskap and Edamame on harvested peat lands in New Brunswick
DESCRIPTIONPrototype Tractor Mounted Variable Rate Sprayer for Real-Time Spot Application of Agrochemicals in Wild Blueberry Fields
ABSTRACTCloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus L.) Cultivation Trials in Northeastern New Brunswick
2009-2008
REPORTBlueberry/Forest production model layout and experimentation
REPORTDevelopment of a Ripening Index for Commercial Wild Blueberry Fields
DESCRIPTIONOptimizing blueberry productivity through pest forecasting and disease management
2007
REPORTWild Blueberry Research in Maritime Canada 2005-2007

Pollination
2019
REPORTPollination Report 2019
2018
REPORTThe Use of Native Willows to Enhance Native Bee Pollinators in Blueberry Fields
2017
REPORTNative Willows as a Habitat Management Tool for Building Bee Pollinator Communities in Blueberry Fields
REPORTEvaluating the Effect of Honey Bee Stocking Density on Bee Growth and Fruit Development in Wild Blueberry
2014
REPORTManagement of Bumblebees
REPORTEcological implications of reduced pollen supply in the alpine: a case study using a dominant cushion plant species
REPORTHumming along or buzzing off? The elusive consquences of plant-pollinator mismatches
REPORTThe potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness
REPORTFlies and Flowers II: Floral Attractants and Rewards
REPORTA global meta-analytic contrast of cushion-plant effects on plants and on arthropods
REPORTDiversification in Monkeyflowers: An Investigation of the Effects of Elevation and Floral Color in the Genus Mimulus
REPORT $$Pollen Aggregation in Relation to Pollination Vector
REPORT $$Annotated catalogue of the bees described by Léon Provancher (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)
REPORT $$Development of a Pollination Service Measurement (PSM) method using potted plant phytometry
REPORT $$Potential of bumble bees as bio-vectors of Clonostachys rosea for Botrytis blight management in lowbush blueberry
REPORT $$Problem solving by worker bumblebees Bombus impatiens (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)
REPORT $$Contextualising pollination benefits: effect of insecticide and fungicide use on fruit set and weight from bee pollination in lowbush blueberry
REPORT $$The Relationship between Morphological and Behavioral Mimicry in Hover Flies (Diptera: Syrphidae)
REPORT $$An artificial nesting substrate for Osmia species that nest under stones, with focus on Osmia inermis (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
REPORT $$Pupal Development of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Thermo-Hygrometric Soil Conditions Encountered in Temperate Climates
2013
REPORTPesticides in Honey Bee Hives in the Maritime Provinces: Residue Levels and Interactions with Varroa mites and Nosema in Colony Stress
REPORTPotential nocturnal insect pollinators of lowbush blueberry
REPORT The behaviour of Bombus impatiens (Apidae, Bombini) on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill., Solanaceae) flowers: pollination and reward perception
REPORTEfficiency in pollen foraging by honey bees: Time, motion and pollen depletion on flowers of Sisyrinchium palmifolium Linnaeus (Asparagales: Iridaceae)
REPORTSocial Learning in Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens): Worker Bumblebees Learn to Manipulate and Forage at Artificial Flowers by Observation and Communication within the Colony
REPORTKey to the Genera of Nearctic Syrphidae
REPORTSweeping beauty: is grassland arthropod community composition effectively estimated by sweep netting?
REPORTGenomic islands of divergence are not affected by geography of speciation in sunflowers
REPORTRevision of Nearctic Dasysyrphus Enderlein (Diptera: Syrphidae)
REPORTSecondary Evolution of a Self-Incompatibility Locus in the Brassicaceae Genus Leavenworthia
REPORTA systematic review of arthropod community diversity in association with invasive plants
REPORTLaboratory efficacy and fungicide compatibility of Clonostachys rosea against Botrytis blight on lowbush blueberry
REPORTNutritional value and pesticide content of pollen collected by commercial honey bees Apis mellifera in the Maritime Provinces and its implication for honey bee health
REPORT $$Bee visit rates vary with floral morphology among highbush blueberry cultivars (V accinium corymbosum L .)
REPORT $$The potential of cleptoparasitic bees as indicator taxa for assessing bee communities
REPORT $$The effect of sugar solution type, sugar concentration and viscosity on the imbibition and energy intake rate of bumblebees
REPORT $$Revision and reclassification of Lasioglossum (Evylaeus), L. (Hemihalictus) and L. (Sphecodogastra) in eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae)
REPORT $$Acetylcholinesterase in honey bees (Apis mellifera) exposed to neonicotinoids, atrazine and glyphosate: laboratory and field experiments
REPORT $$Do plant traits influence a species’ response to habitat disturbance? A meta-analysis
REPORT $$Honey bees, neonicotinoids and bee incident reports: the Canadian situation
REPORT $$Floral resources, body size, and surrounding landscape influence bee community assemblages in oak‐savannah fragments
REPORT $$Predicting the sensitivity of butterfly phenology to temperature over the past century
REPORT $$Phylogeny and taxonomic revision of all genera of C onopidae (D iptera) based on morphological data
2012
REPORTThe Population Genomics of Sunflowers and Genomic Determinants of Protein Evolution Revealed by RNAseq
REPORTPhylogeny of Leavenworthia S-alleles suggests unidirectional mating system evolution and enhanced positive selection following an ancient population bottleneck
REPORTExploring the possibility that Nordic apiculture can provide pollination services on the North Shore of Québec
REPORTBees of the Genus Dufourea Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Rophitinae) of Canada
REPORTThe Alpine Cushion Plant Silene acaulis as Foundation Species: A Bug’s-Eye View to Facilitation and Microclimate
REPORTBerry unexpected: Nocturnal pollination of lowbush blueberry
REPORTDo pathogen spillover, pesticide use, or habitat loss explain recent North American bumblebee declines?
REPORTWallengrenia Egeremet (Hesperiidae): A New Population for Western Canada
REPORTCluster Flies (Calliphoridae: Polleniinae: Pollenia) of North America
REPORTFrom birds to bees: applying video observation techniques to invertebrate pollinators
REPORTInsect pollination: commodity values, trade and policy considerations using coffee as an example
REPORTA mathematical model for population dynamics in honeybee colonies infested with Varroa destructor and the Acute Bee Paralysis Virus
REPORTReciprocal gender effects of a keystone alpine plant species on other plants, pollinators, and arthropods
REPORT $$Lethal and sublethal effects of some insecticides recommended for wild blueberry on the pollinator Bombus impatiens
REPORT $$Review of New World Sericomyia (Diptera: Syrphidae), including description of a new species
REPORT $$Ultraviolet reflectance mediates pollinator visitation in Mimulus guttatus
REPORT $$Sex-ratio variation and the function of staminodes in Aralia nudicaulis
REPORT $$Pollen-ovule ratios in seven species of Vaccinium (Ericaceae) and stamen structure in Vaccinium myrtilloides and Vaccinium vitis-idaea
REPORT $$Ecosystem services of pollinator diversity: a review of the relationship with pollen limitation of plant reproduction
REPORT $$The use of pollination networks in conservation
REPORT $$Responses of insect pollinators and understory plants to silviculture in northern hardwood forests
REPORT $$Different toxic and hormetic responses of Bombus impatiens to Beauveria bassiana, Bacillus subtilis and spirotetramat
REPORT $$Pollination biology and genetic variability of a giant perfumed flower (Aristolochia gigantea Mart. and Zucc., Aristolochiaceae) visited mainly by small Diptera
REPORT $$A comparative analysis of the evolution of imperfect mimicry
REPORT $$Reduction in deformed wing virus infection in larval and adult honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) by double‐stranded RNA ingestion
REPORT $$Characteristics of Honey Bee and Non-Apis Bee (Hymenoptera) Farmsin Canada
REPORT $$Effect of bee-vectored Beauveria bassiana on greenhouse beneficials under greenhouse cage conditions
REPORT $$Systemic range shift lags among a pollinator species assemblage following rapid climate change
REPORT $$Assessing declines of North American bumble bees (Bombus spp.) using museum specimens
REPORT $$Entomopathogenic fungi as potential biocontrol agents of the ecto-parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, and their effect on the immune response of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.)
2011
REPORT Rapid isolation and cross-amplification of microsatellite markers in Plectritis congesta (Valerianaceae) with 454 sequencing
REPORTLeafcutter and Mason Bees of the Genus Megachile Latreille (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Canada and Alaska
REPORTMigration rates, frequency-dependent selection and the self-incompatibility locus in Leavenworthia (Brassicaceae)
REPORTA Matrix Key to Families, Subfamilies, and Tribes of Lepidoptera of Canada
REPORTPollination Ecology in the 21st Century: Key Questions for Future Research
REPORTDemographic Signatures Accompanying the Evolution of
Selfing in Leavenworthia alabamica
REPORT $$Bee Diversity in Naturalizing Patches of Carolinian Grasslands in Southern Ontario, Canada
REPORT $$Flow currents and ventilation in Langstroth beehives due to brood thermoregulation efforts of honeybees
2010
REPORTBeekeeping in Canada: Honey and Pollination Outlook
REPORTMaritime Action Forum on Pollination Research
REPORTAdaptive introgression of abiotic tolerance traits in the sunflower Helianthus annuus
ABSTRACTPollenivory in larval and adult flower flies: pollen availability and visitation rate by Toxomerus politus Say (Diptera: Syrphidae) on sorghum Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench (Poaceae)
DESCRIPTIONLowbush Blueberry Pollination: Linking Bee Abundance and Landscape Pattern
REPORT $$A multiplex PCR assay to diagnose and quantify Nosema infections in honey bees (Apis mellifera)
REPORT $$Genome scan of hybridizing sunflowers from Texas (Helianthus annuus and H. debilis ) reveals asymmetric patterns of introgression and small islands of genomic differentiation
2009-2008
REPORTAlternative Methods for Controlling Varroa destructor and Acarapis woodi Populations in Quebec Hives
ABSTRACTAlfalfa Leafcutter Bee Efficacy in Wild Blueberry Production