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Innovative design and management to boost functional biodiversity of organic orchards

Sigsgaard, Lene; Warlop, Francois; Herz, Annette; Tchamitchian, Marc; Porcel, Mario; Kelderer, Markus; Jamar, Laurent; Korsgaard, Maren; Ralle, Baiba; Penvern, Servane; Pfiffner, Lukas and Weibel, Franco (2016) Innovative design and management to boost functional biodiversity of organic orchards. Poster at: Ecofruit 2016, Hohenheim, DE, 15-17/02/2016.

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Organic fruit growers often suffer economic losses due to insect damages. The available natural pest control products are not always effective; and most important: many organic fruit growers would prefer not to use any pesticide at all. Growing flowers in order to gain more natural enemies, and hence less pests is a technique called Functional Agro-Biodiversity (FAB). Ongoing research in this CORE Organic Plus project aims to collect existing knowledge and generate new knowledge in order to use FAB successfully in orchards.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Ecoorchard, functional biodiversity, Core Organic, organic farming, apple orchard
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods > Indicators and other value-laden measures
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication > Technology transfer
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Belgium > Centre Wallon de Recherche Agronomique (CRA-W) (Gembloux)
Germany > Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants - JKI
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
France > GRAB - Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture biologique
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Italy > Laimburg Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry of BZ Province
Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen > KU-LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences
Latvia > Latvian Plant Protection Research Centre
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Deposited By: WARLOP, François
ID Code:29812
Deposited On:25 Feb 2016 09:17
Last Modified:25 Feb 2016 09:24
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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