Naomi DeLury, MSc

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Naomi travaille actuellement sur des solutions de stockage et de valorisation des fruits et des baies en tant que membre de l’équipe de recherche sur les bioproduits et les bioprocédés du Centre de recherche et de développement (CRD) de Summerland. 

Inspirée par la science étonnante qu’elle observe dans l’ensemble d’AAC, Naomi travaille avec l’équipe des communications de la DGST pour rédiger un blogue, La science à Summerland, afin de partager avec les Canadiens les points saillants des recherches intrigantes du CRD de Summerland.   

La maîtrise de Naomi (Université Simon Fraser) portait sur l’écologie chimique et la lutte biologique, où elle a découvert des substances sémiochimiques spécifiques à utiliser dans la lutte intégrée contre un important ravageur des pommes, le carpocapse. Depuis lors, Naomi est l’auteur de diverses publications scientifiques et de guides de lutte contre les ravageurs, et a travaillé sur l’écologie chimique des pommes, la lutte contre les ravageurs des cerises et l’entomologie de la vigne.

Avec une expérience à AAC qui couvre de nombreux aspects de la chaîne alimentaire, des insectes, champignons et maladies, à la transformation des aliments, Naomi est dans une position unique pour promouvoir la science de Summerland.

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

Naomi contribue à la sécurité alimentaire des Canadiens en travaillant sur la recherche visant à réduire les déchets alimentaires horticoles et à soutenir le développement de nouvelles possibilités agroalimentaires par l’identification des attributs alimentaires et la transformation à valeur ajoutée.

Énoncés de recherches/projets


Revues par des pairs:

  • K. A. Ross, N. DeLury, L. Fukumoto & M. S. Diarra. 2020. Dried berry pomace as a source of high value-added bioproduct: drying kinetics and bioactive quality indices, International Journal of Food Properties, 23:1, 2123-2143, DOI: 10.1080/10942912.2020.184714
  • Poojari, S., J. Boule, N. DeLury, T. Lowery, M. Rott, A.M. Schmidt and J.R. Urbez-Torres. 2017. Epidemiology and genetic diversity of grapevine leafroll-associated viruses in British Columbia. Plant Disease 101:2088-2097.
  • Samara, Rana, David M. Hunter, Lorne W. Stobbs, Neva Greig, D. Thomas Lowery and Naomi C. DeLury. 2017. Impact of Plum pox virus (PPV-D) infection on peach tree growth, productivity and bud cold hardiness. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 39: 218-228.
  • Jensen, L.B.M., D.T. Lowery and N.C. DeLury. 2017. Grape leaf rust mite, Calepitrimerus vitis (Acari: Eriophyidae), a new pest of grapes in British Columbia. J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia. 114: 3-14.
  • Poojari, S, D.T. Lowery, M. Rott, A.M. Schmidt, N. DeLury, J. Boule and J. R. Urbez-Torres. 2016.  First Report and Prevalence of Grapevine fleck virus in Grapevines (Vitis vinifera) in Canada. Plant Disease. 100(5):1028.
  • DeLury, Naomi C., Howard Thistlewood and Richard Routledge. 2009. Phytotoxicity of GF-120® NF Naturalyte® fruit fly bait carrier on sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) foliage. Pest Management Science 65:52-59.
  • Judd, Gary J.R., Mark G.T. Gardiner, Naomi C. DeLury and Gerhard Karg. 2005. Reduced antennal sensitivity, behavioural response and attraction of male codling moths, Cydia pomonella (L.), to codlemone following various pre-exposure regimes. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 114: 65-78.
  • DeLury, Naomi C., Gary J.R. Judd and Mark G.T. Gardiner. 2006. Attraction of male Pandemis limitata (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to natural and synthetic pheromone sources: importance for assessing communication disruption. Can. Entomol. 138: 697-711.
  • DeLury, Naomi C., Gary J.R. Judd and Mark G.T. Gardiner. 2005. Antennal detection of sex pheromone by female Pandemis limitata (Robinson) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its impact on their calling behaviour. J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 102: 3-11.
  • Judd, G.J.R., N.C. DeLury and M.G.T. Gardiner. 2005. Examining disruption of pheromone communication in Choristoneura rosaceana and Pandemic limitata (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) using microencapsulated (Z)-11 tetradecenyl acetate applied in a laboratory flight tunnel. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 114: 35-45.
  • El-Sayed, A.M., J. Delisle, N. DeLury, L.J. Gut, G.J.R Judd, S. LeGrand, W.H. Reissig, W.L. Roelofs, C.R. Unelius, and R.M. Trimble. 2003. Geographic variation in pheromone chemistry, antennal electrophysiology and pheromone-mediated trap catch of North American populations of obliquebanded leafroller. Environmental Entomology. 32(3): 470-476.
  • Suckling, D.M., A.R. Gibb, G.M. Burnip and N.C. DeLury. 2002.  Can parasitoid sex pheromones help in insect biocontrol? A case study of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its’ parasitoid Ascogaster quadridentata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Environmental Entomology. 31(6): 947-952.
  • Farrell, A.P., P. Gallaugher, C. Clarke, N. DeLury, H. Kreiberg, W. Parkhouse, and R. Routledge.  2000. Physiological status of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) captured in commercial nonretention fisheries.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57: 1668-1678.

Chapitres de livres:

  • DeLury, Naomi. 2004. Insect espionage, pp 114-117, in P. Smith and Y. John-Thorpe (eds.).  To Hope and BeyondTales and Poems of British Columbia.  Penticton Writers and Publishers, Canada.

Sélection de rapports et de bulletins:

  • DeLury, N. 2018. Discussion on value-added food processing and pilot plant capacity in British Columbia. Report from Industry Meeting at Summerland Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC, May 15, 40 pages.
  • DeLury, N. 2018. British Columbia Wine Grape Council: Enhancing the Sustainability of the BC Grape and Wine Sectors. Research Update Session Report, Summerland Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC, March 15, 58 pages.  
  • Lowery, T. and N. DeLury. 2017. Study of Vineyard Vegetation, Pests, and Beneficials: conducted by the Lowery laboratory, AAFC, Summerland, in partnership with the BC Wine Grape Council. Report to Industry.
  • Thistlewood, Howard, Noubar Bostanian, Sue Senger, Naomi DeLury. 2010. Adapting to New Management Strategies for Cherry Fruit Flies in British Columbia, Canada. Integrated Fruit Protection in Fruit Crops, IPBC/wprs Bulletin 54: pp.197-203.
  • Thistlewood, H.M.A., DeLury, N.C., and Rozema, B. 2006. Identification of alternatives for IPM of cherry fruit flies. Project A04067. Final Report to B.C. Fruit Growers' Assoc. and Okanagan Kootenay Cherry Growers Assoc., AAFC Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agassiz and Summerland, BC, 40 pages.
  • DeLury, N.C. 1992. Detoxification of a creosote contaminated site: technical analysis of bench and pilot scale bioremediation. Technical Report, Prairie Biological Research Ltd., Edmonton, AB.

Sélectionnez les présentations de conférences:

  • Ross, K.A., N. DeLury, S. Debnath, L. Fukumoto, D. Gill and R. Lindley. 2020. Advancing knowledge of Indigenous Berries and Value Added Products. Tenth International Conference on Food Studies, New York, NY, USA (virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions), October. 
  • DeLury, N.C. and D.T. Lowery. 2017. Cutworm killer: Okanagan Beauveria bassiana isolate shows promise for climbing cutworm control in vineyards. Entomological Society of BC AGM, Abbotsford, BC, October.  
  • Poojari, S. M. Calingo, T. Lowery, J. Boule, N. DeLury, M. Rott, A.M. Schmidt and J.R. Urbez-Torres. 2015. Distribution and Genetic Diversity of Grapevine Viruses in British Columbia.18th International Council for the Study of Virus and Virus-like Diseases of the Grapevine, Ankara, Turkey, October.
  • DeLury, N.C., T. Lowery and K. Deglow. 2013. “Weeding” out climbing cutworm: the toxic, yet alluring power of shepherd’s purse in vineyards. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution. Kelowna, BC, May.
  • DeLury, N and T. Lowery. 2012. Cutworm species complex and natural control agents. Entomological Society of BC AGM, Summerland, BC, October.  
  • DeLury, N.C. and Thistlewood, H.M.A. 2007. Phytotoxicity of GF-120 NF Naturalyte Fruit Bait on Sweet Cherry Foliage. 81th Annual Meeting: Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference, Portland, OR, USA, January 10-12.
  • Thistlewood, H.M.A. and DeLury, N.C. 2007. Spatial distribution of pupae and adult emergence of western cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis indifferens, in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, 2004-6. 81st Annual Meeting: Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference, Portland, OR, USA, January 10-12.
  • Thistlewood, H.M.A. and N.C. DeLury. 2003. Exploring cherry fruit fly management at the agriculture-urban interface. Joint Annual Meeting of The Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Nov 1-5.
  • DeLury, Naomi, Gary Judd and Mark Gardiner.  2001.  Microencapsulated sprayable pheromones as disruptants of communication in Lepidopteran tree-fruit insects. The Entomological Society of America 2001 Annual Meeting – 2001: An Entomological Odyssey of ESA, San Diego, CA, Dec. 9-12.
  • DeLury, Naomi C., Gary Judd and Mark Gardiner.  2000.  Examination of biological and chemical parameters necessary for disruption of communication in Lepidopteran tree-fruit insects with microencapsulated sprayable pheromones.  25th Anniversary Jubilee Meeting of the International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants – West Palaeartic Regional Section Working Group, Samos, Greece, September 25-29.
  • Suckling, D.M., A.R. Gibb, G.M. Burnip, S.M. Pawson and N. C. DeLury. 1999. Use of sex pheromones in fruit pest biocontrol.  The New Zealand Plant Protection Society, Auckland, NZ.  August 9-12.
  • DeLury, Naomi C., Regine Gries, Gerhard Gries, Gary Judd, G. King and John J. Brown. 1997.  Pheromonal and kairomonal attraction of Ascogaster quadridentata Wesmael (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) a parasitoid of Cydia pomonella L. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).  Proceedings of the International Society of Chemical Ecology 14th Annual Meeting, UBC, Vancouver, Canada. July 12-16.

Sélectionnez les guides et présentations de l'industrie:

  • Ross, K.A., P. Toivonen, D. Godfrey, L. Fukumoto and N. DeLury. 2021. Pre-harvest conditions impact Staccato quality. BC Cherry Association AGM, Kelowna (virtual), BC. February.
  • Ross, K.A., P. Toivonen, N. DeLury and L. Fukumoto. 2020. Ensuring quality of sweet cherries: focus on flavour retention. BC Cherry Association AGM, Kelowna, BC. March.
  • DeLury, N. and T. Lowery. 2017. ‘Cutworm Killer’: Field-collected entomopathogenic fungus strain shows promise for climbing cutworm control in the Southern Interior of BC. Enology and Viticulture Conference and Tradeshow, Penticton, BC, July.
  • T. Lowery, N. DeLury, M. Weis and H. Buchler. 2015. Beneficial Insects and Mites of Grape in British Columbia. AAFC, Summerland, in partnership with the BC Wine Grape Council. Industry Field Guide.
  • T. Lowery, M. Weis, N. DeLury and H. Buchler. 2014.  Insect and Mite Pests of Grape in British Columbia. AAFC, Summerland, in partnership with the BC Wine Grape Council. Industry Field Guide.
  • DeLury, N., G. Judd and M. Gardiner. 2001. Effect of 3M microencapsulated pheromone on codling moth and leafrollers.  3M Canada Research Meeting, London, ON.  November.

Activités professionnelles / intérêts

Conférences invitées:

  • Collège Okanagan, VIT150 Santé et nutrition du vignoble
  • Université de la vallée du Fraser, BISC 210 Introduction à l’écologie
  • Université Simon Fraser, cours de terrain pour la maîtrise en gestion des ravageurs.

Installation de recherche

4200 route 97 Sud
C.P. 20280
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0



Réseau des systèmes alimentaires durables de la région Intérieure Sud (membre)

Société entomologique de la Colombie-Britannique (ancienne directrice — 2 mandats)

Comité national pour le développement de carrière (membre)

Groupe de travail national sur les tiques, sous-comité du CNSST (collaboratrice)