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Kaolin protects olive fruits from Bactrocera oleae (Gmelin) infestations unaffecting olive oil quality

Perri, Dr Enzo; Iannotta, Dr Nino; Muzzalupo, PhD Innocenzo; Russo, Dr Anna; Caravita, Dr Maria Anna; Pellegrino, Mr Massimiliano; Parise, Mr Attilio and Tucci, Mr Paolo (2006) Kaolin protects olive fruits from Bactrocera oleae (Gmelin) infestations unaffecting olive oil quality. In: IOBC/WPRS Bulletin. [In Press]

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Summary

The efficacy of the processed kaolin “Surround WP” to control olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae Gmelin, field infestations was investigated in east Calabria. The preliminary results showed that fruit infestation levels were significantly reduced on kaolin-treated trees compared with untreated trees. The promising results of these experiments points to the feasibility of using particle film technology composed of a non-toxic material, to avoid olive fly damage as an alternative to the applications of rotenone in organic orchards. Finally, kaolin treatment unaffected the nutritional and sensory quality parameters of the corresponding virgin olive oils obtained by a laboratory scale olive mill, thus satisfying the present quality requirements.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Kaolin, Bactrocera oleae, olive, olive oil quality
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries > Olive
Research affiliation: Italy > CRA - National Council of Agricultural Research
Deposited By: Perri, Dr. Enzo
ID Code:10205
Deposited On:18 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:In Press
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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