Walther, Bernd and Pelz, Dr. Hans-Joachim (2005) Aussichten des Einsatzes von Migrationsbarrieren zur Abwehr von Wühlmausschäden im ökologischen Obstbau. [Prospects of migration barriers to prevent vole damage in organic farming.] In: Heß, J and Rahmann, G (Eds.) Ende der Nische, Beiträge zur 8. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, kassel university press GmbH, Kassel.
Cyclic vole species, particularly the Water vole (Arvicola terrestris), cause substantial agricultural damage throughout their wide geographical range. In organic pomiculture synthetic pesticides are not allowed. Trapping and fumigation remain the only applicable measures for managing voles but require a lot of time and personal skills. The success of using these methods is reduced by the fast recolonisation of the empty areas. To stop the permanent overground immigration of voles a mechanical barrier system was developed and tested in enclosures and at two study sites in Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate between October 2002 and October 2003. The barrier, consisting of a low fence of whire mesh or polyolefin foil, reached 20 cm below and 30 cm above the soil surface. During the study time only few water voles immigrated into protected plots by using fresh mole galleries. The results of these field trials and concomitant enclosure experiments in Muenster indicate that migration barriers are an efficient method that can easily be implemented to protect orchards from overground vole immigration. Current studies are designed to further enhance the efficacy of the barrier systems with a focus on barrier installation at the time of orchard planting, removal of existing old burrow systems and investigation of spatial and temporal behaviour of voles.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||Pflanzenschutz, Obst und Weinbau, Wühlmausabwehr, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 02OE108, FKZ 02OE108/F|
|Subjects:||Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection|
|Research affiliation:|| International Conferences > 2005: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture|
Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Plants > Pflanzenschutz
Germany > Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants - JKI > Institute for Biological Control
|Related Links:||http://www.bba.de, http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=02OE108, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=02OE108/F, http://orgprints.org/perl/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=02OE108&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen|
|Deposited By:||Walther, Bernd|
|Deposited On:||05 Mar 2005|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:29|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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