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LA TECNICA DELL'UNDERSOWING PER IL CONTROLLO DEGLI INSETTI FITOFAGI SU COLTURE ORTICOLE

CHIARINI, FRANCESCA; GAMBA, URSULA; CONTE, LUCA; TASSO, LORENA; SPAGNOLO, SANDRA and PINNA, MASSIMO (2005) LA TECNICA DELL'UNDERSOWING PER IL CONTROLLO DEGLI INSETTI FITOFAGI SU COLTURE ORTICOLE. [PEST CONTROL IN HORTICULTURAL CROPS WITH UNDERSOWING METHOD.] In: TURCHI, ANNALISA and SALVATI, MARCELLO (Eds.) BOLLETTINO DI AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA A CURA DEL CRAB (Reference Center for Organic Farming of Turin province), PROVINCIA DI TORINO (2), pp. 47-57.

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Summary

La tecnica dell'undersowing consiste nella coltivazione di una specie "secondaria" traseminata sulla fila e nell'interfila della coltura principale con l'obiettivo di ridurre le popolazioni degli insetti fitofagi maggiormente dannosi per la coltura. Risultati incoraggianti sono stati raggiunti su coltura di cavolo verza trapiantata su trifolium repens (L.). Ulteriori conferme sono da ricercare sull'utilizzo di tale tecnica su altre colture orticole ponendo particolare attenzione ai possibili effetti competitivi della specie secondaria sulla coltura da reddito.

Summary translation

The undersowing method is based on a “secondary ” cultivation growing in the row and in the inter-row of the primary crop. The purpose is the reduction of the most dangerous pests.
In the years 2002-2004 some experimental fields were prepared in Piedmont (NW Italy) by CRAB (Reference Centre for the Organic Agriculture) and in Veneto (NE Italy) by “Veneto Agricoltura” with the aim of testing this practice in cabbage, cauliflower, egg plant , pepper and Italian zucchini growing.
Encouraging results were obtained in cabbage crops transplanting on clover Trifolium repens (L.).
In these plots, a meaningful reduction of Mamestra brassicae eggs deposition occurs. Also the aphids populations were lower in the plots of egg plant, pepper and Italian squash associated to the clover but further investigations are necessary about the competition among the secondary culture of clover and these primary cultivations.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Mamestra brassicae (L), Plutella xilostella (L), Trifolium repens, undersowing, mulch, intercropping
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Research affiliation: Italy > Other organizations
Italy
Deposited By: Pinna, dr. Massimo
ID Code:6812
Deposited On:17 Jan 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:Italian - Italiano
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The pubblication is a work presented at the second conference of AIPP (Associazione Italiana Protezione Piante-Italian Association for Plant Protection) "La difesa delle colture in agricoltura biologica" 23-24 november 2004 - Cesena (FO) Italy and also available in the proceedings of this conference.

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