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 and Plouffe, D. 2023. Apple Leaf Curling Midge Degree-Day Model FactSheet.

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  2. Blatt, S and Hiltz, K. 2022. Sterile insect release for control of apple maggot. Joint Annual Meeting of the ESC and ESA, Vancouver, November.

    2022 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  3. McMillan, L, Adamo, S, Munro, G, Freeman, EJ, Easy, R and Blatt, S. 2022. Climate change-fueled heat waves reduce the susceptibility of the agricultural pest oblique banded leaf roller (Choristoneura rosaceana) to chemical control. Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America and Canada, Vancouver, November.

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  4. Blatt, S. 2022. Annual Report for NC-140 Committee Meeting. Auburn, Alabama, November.

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  5. Blatt, S, 2022. Bug-related Research Round Up, Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Spring Workshop, virtual, March.

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  6. 2022. Fruit and Veg Growers Canada. Horticultural Cluster 3: updates. Insert in Fresh Thinking Magazine, Spring issue.

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  7. Gallant B, Blatt S, Douglas HB, Labbe R, Makela K. 2021. Contribuez à protéger les ressources végétales du Canada en signalant les phytoravageurs. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, 53: #-#.

    2021 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  8. Fortier, AM. 2021. La TIS pour controler la mouche du chou: une alternative au controle chimique? Les vendredis horticoles de la Monteregie (lutte integree). Decembre.

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  9. Blatt, S. 2021. Annual Report for NC-140 Committee Meeting, virtual Zoom meeting, November.

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  10. Blatt, S. 2021. Update on CHC research for Ontario Apple Growers Research Group. Virtual meeting, October.

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  11. Blatt, S and Hoeg, R. 2021. Apple maggot research in Nova Scotia. Maine Preseason Tree Fruit Meeting, virtual, March

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  12. Blatt, S, DeLong, J, Wright, H and Burgher-MacLellan, K. 2021. Research update from the Apple CAP project. Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Annual Convention, virtual, January

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  13. Blatt, S, Hiltz, K and Rizzato, R. 2021. Trap cropping for control of striped cucumber beetle and squash bug. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, virtual, January

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  14. Blatt, S, McDonald, MR and Mlynarek, J. 2021. Entomopathogenic nematodes for control of carrot weevil: efficacy and longevity in muck and mineral soils. Pest Management Science

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  15. Blatt, S.E. and Barry, S. 2020. Movement and infectivity of entomopathogenic nematodes in sandy loam soil from a carrot field in Nova Scotia: a laboratory study. J. Acad. Entomol. Soc. 16: 1-6

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  16. Gagnon A-È, Bourgeois G & Blatt S. 2020. Host plant and other volatiles for attraction of carrot weevil, Listronotus oregonensis. Entomological Society of America.

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  17. Blatt, S. 2020. Annual Report for NC-140 Committee Meeting, virtual Zoom meeting, November

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  18. Mlynarek, J.J., Macdonald, M., Sim, K., Hiltz, K., McDonald, M.R., Blatt, S. (2020). Oviposition, feeding preferences and distribution of delia species (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) in eastern Canadian onions. Insects, [online] 11(11), 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects11110780

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  19. Blatt, S. 2020. Veg Days panel member. Webinar hosted by Perennia, September

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  20. Blatt, S. 2020. Video 2 - Modi and Buckeye Gala NC140 plantings. NSFGA Virtual Orchard Tour, August

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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.

Langue

Anglais