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Three years field trials to assess the effect of kaolin made particles and copper on olive-fruit fly (B.oleae Gmelin) infestations in Sicily

Pennino, G.; Pane, G.; Raiti, G.; Perri, E.; Carovita, M.A.; Macchione, B.; Tucci, P.; Socievole, P.; Pellegrino, M.; Cartabellotta, D. and Di Martino, V. (2006) Three years field trials to assess the effect of kaolin made particles and copper on olive-fruit fly (B.oleae Gmelin) infestations in Sicily. In: Proceedings, DCA - UNiversità di Palermo; Regione Siciliana - Assessorato Agricoltura e Foreste, II, pp. 303-306.

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Summary

In most countries of Mediterranean Basin, Bactrocera oleae (Gmel), the olive fruit fly, is the key pest insect on olives. In Sicily this pest causes losses of fruits and a poor quality olive oil. Many researchers have recently carried out some field studies which were based on the use of kaolin and copper against the olive-fruit fly. In the last years these products have been effective several times in reducing olive fly infestation. Kaolin had, also, some important effect in reducing heat-stress in fruit crops and olive-trees.
The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of kaolin and copper treatment on olive infestations in Sicily and to evaluate chemical and sensory parameters of oils extracted. For this reason, within 2003-2005, the IX Servizio of Assessorato Regionale Agricoltura e Foreste, selected some olive groves where to carry out trials with kaolin and copper and to realize information and divulgation activities.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords: Olive-fruit fly, kaolin, copper, repellent.
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication > Technology transfer
Research affiliation: Italy > CRA - National Council of Agricultural Research
Deposited By: Pennino, Dott. Giuseppe
ID Code:14278
Deposited On:19 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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