Reekie, Julia, Ph.D.

Research scientist

Contact Information:

32 Main Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 1J5
Telephone: 902-365-8562
Fax: 902-365-8455
Email: julia.reekie@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Organic tree fruit production
  • Small fruit production
  • Pest management
  • Crop physiology

Current Projects:

  • To assess the impact of a modified Swiss sandwich system on soil nitrogen supply, tree performance and fruit quality in an organic ‘Honeycrisp’ orchard in Nova Scotia
  • To investigate the efficacy of Quassia Extract and to determine its lowest effective concentration in the control of both primary and secondary European apple sawfly damage to fruit
  • To develop an integrated insect pest management program for fruit orchards incorporating the bioinsecticide Quassia
  • Using chlorophyll fluorescence to characterize the impact of viral infection in strawberry plants, and devising a procedure for detecting the presence of virus complex using a simplified subset of fluorescence parameters

Affiliations:

  • Associate Editor of NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences (2007 to present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Acadia University, Biology Department (2008 to present)
  • Test-Site Manager (25 % FTE), Minor Use Pesticide Program (2005 to present)
  • Member of the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network

Research publications

Other science related publications

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