Lindhard Pedersen, Hanne; Olsen, A.; Korsgaard, Maren and Pedersen, Birgitte (2004) Broilers reduce the apple sawfly population in organic apple growing. DARCOFenews (3), pp. 1-3.
Online at: http://www.darcof.dk/enews/sep04/chick.html
In organic production in Denmark, no pesticides are allowed. The need for alternative pest control is therefore large. Apple sawfly (Hoplocampa testudinea) cause big crop losses in apples. Sawflies infest fruitlets and cause these to drop prematurely after which the pests pupate in the topsoil.
Combined production of hens and fruit trees is a subject often discussed in organic fruit production in Denmark. The feeding poultry may reduce the population of pests, which stay in the soil as a part of their life circle. Yet, very little research has been carried out on this type of production system.
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Keywords:||apple, pesticides, sawfly, treatment,|
|Research affiliation:||Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 2 (ORGAPP) Sustainable production systems for apples|
|Deposited By:||Fjord, Miss Camilla|
|Deposited On:||07 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:34|
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