Suzanne Blatt, Ph. D.

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Chercheuse scientifique - Lutte antiparasitaire intégrée

Mon programme de recherche s’engage à l’amélioration ou le développement d’outils de lutte antiparasitaire qui profiteront à des producteurs canadiens d’arbres fruitiers et des légumes. Outils de lutte antiparasitaire peuvent comprendre des agents de lutte biologique, des pièges améliorées pour un suivi plus efficace, libération insecte stérile et l’utilisation de signaux chimiques d’hôte pour le piégeage de masse. Les espèces envahissantes, comme le brun marmorated stink bug et poireau moth, font partie de notre programme de surveillance de base.  Qui présentent de nouvelles questions de la lutte antiparasitaire nous travaillons étroitement avec partenaires Perennia et de l’industrie pour s’assurer que notre recherche est pertinente aux producteurs et s’est échoué dans la science.

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

Current research projects:

1. Studying the impact of root maggots on crucifers. Seeking to understand which one (or two or three) of the species present in Nova Scotia is causing damage in rutabaga, radish and broccoli production.

2. Investigating the use of alternative products, e.g. biopesticides, to control apple maggot.

3. Developing degree day models for apple leaf curling midge that are effective in all apple producing regions of Canada.

Prix et études

B.Sc. (Agr.) Plant Protection, Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia Agricultural College), 1992

Ph.D. (Biology), Simon Fraser University, 1997

M.Sc. (Chemistry), Acadia University, 2011

Expérience et / ou de travail international

I was awarded a post-doctoral position at Wageningen University from May 2004 - August 2005. I studied the tri-trophic interaction between a pest species (cabbage butterfly) feeding on wild mustard and its parasitoid. I also teamed up with researchers from the University of Switzerland to study the heritability of herbivore induced volatiles in white mustard. 

Principales publications

  1. Blatt, S, DeLong, J, Abbasi, P and Burgher-MacLellan, K. 2020. Research update: insects, diseases and storage. Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Annual Convention, Greenwich, NS, January

    2020 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  2. Blatt, S. 2019. Apple pest research and pest pressure – affect by climate change? Apple Information Exchange, Charlottetown, PEI, November
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  3. Harris, E, Hillier, NK, and Blatt, S. 2019. Abundance versus precision: an oviposition analysis of Delia radicum and Delia platura on crucifer crops in Nova Scotia. Joint Annual Meeting of the ESC/CSEE and AES, Fredericton, August.

    2019 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  4. Blatt, S, Ryan, A, Adams, S, Hiltz, K and Driscoll, J. 2019. CRF on PEI: then and now. PEI Horticultural Association Annual General Meeting, March

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  5. Blatt, S, DeLong, J, Abbasi, P and Burgher-MacLellan, K. 2019. CHC apple cluster and CAP program results and updates: what happened and what’s going on? Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Annual Convention, Greenwich, NS, January

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  6. Blatt, S. 2018. Annual Report for NC-140 Committee Meeting, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, November

    2018 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  7. Blatt, S, Ryan, A, Adams, S, Hiltz, K, McDonald, MR and Driscoll, J. 2018. CRF: Highlights from the Eastern provinces. Quebec fruit and vegetable producers meeting, St. Remi, Quebec, December

    2018 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  8. Mlynarek, JJ, Sim, K, Hiltz, K, McDonald, MR and Blatt, S. 2018. Who likes onions? Distribution and feeding preference in Eastern Canadian onion. Joint Annual Meeting of the ESC/ESBC and ESA, Vancouver, November.

    2018 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  9. Blatt, S. 2018. Spring bugs on apple. Scotian Gold apple producers morning meeting. Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, May

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  10. Blatt, S., Duyvelshoff, C., and Cortens, M. 2018. Apple Maggot: spray trial (AARII project) and update (HomeGrown project). Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Annual Convention, Greenwich, NS, January

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  11. Blatt, S., NSFGA and Hoeg, R. 2018. Apple Maggot: rogue tree removal project. Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Annual Convention, Greenwich, NS, January

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  12. Blatt, S., Hiltz, K., Bykova, O., MacDonald, M., Adams, S., Ryan, A. and Driscoll, J. 2017. Carrots and onions and the critters that bug them. Vegetable Producers Priority Meeting, Kentville, NS, December

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  13. Blatt, S. 2017. Annual Report for NC-140 Committee Meeting, Washington State University, Wenatchee, Washington, November

    2017 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  14. Forney, C.F., S. Blatt, T. Forge, D. Neilsen, J.A. Cline, K.D. Munro Pennell and S.A.E. Fillmore. 2017. Rootstock effects on phloem amino acid composition: Role in aphid resistance. ASHS Annual Meeting Sept 19-22, 2017, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA (abstract) https://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2017/webprogramarchives/Paper26286.html

    2017 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  15. Augustine Joseph, D., Cutler, C., and Blatt, S. 2017. Phenological and monitoring considerations for carrot weevil (Listronotus oregonensis) in Nova Scotia. Acadian Entomological Society, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, August.

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  16. Stevenson, M, Hiltz, K, Hillier, K. and Blatt, S. 2017. Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes as a pest management strategy against carrot weevil, Listronotus oregonensis. Acadian Entomological Society, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, August.

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  17. Blatt, S.E., Bishop, C., Sweeney, J. (2017). Incidence of Monochamus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) species in Nova Scotia, Canada Christmas tree plantations and comparison of panel traps and lures from North America and Europe, 149(2), 191-203. http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2016.55

    2017 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  18. Silver, N, Blatt, S, Savage, J, Ryan, A, Adams, S, Comeau, S and Driscoll, J. 2017. Delia species in bean on PEI. 2nd Annual PEI COPC Farmer Researcher Day, Charlottetown, PEI, February

    2017 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  19. Blatt, S, Ryan, A, Adams, S, Hiltz, K and Driscoll, J. 2017. Carrot rust fly on PEI. 2nd Annual PEI COPC Farmer Researcher Day, Charlottetown, PEI, February

    2017 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  20. Lang, G., Blatt, S.E., Forge, T.A., Lordan, J., Neilsen, D., Reig, G., et Robinson, T. (2016). « Integrating Sweet Cherry Canopy Architectures and Rootstocks in Different Environments: the NC140 Trial Results from Michigan, New York, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. », XI International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems.

    2016 - Consulter les détails de la publication

Installation de recherche

32, rue Main
Kentville, NS B4N 1J5
Canada

Affiliations

I am affiliated with Acadia Univeristy and Dalhousie University and co-supervise graduate and Honors students. I am a member of the Entomological Society of Canada, the Acadian Entomological Society and the International Society for Biological Control.

Language

Anglais