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How expensive is vole damage?

Walther, B.; Fülling, O.; Malevez, J. and Pelz, H.-J. (2008) How expensive is vole damage? In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Proceedings to the Conference, Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau.e.V., D-Weinsberg, pp. 330-334.

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Vole species, especially Arvicola terrestris and Microtus arvalis cause significant economical damage in organic pomiculture by gnawing the root system of trees. The importance of voles as pest organisms is well known. Nevertheless, the estimation of financial loss caused by voles is difficult for German fruit growers. We conducted a survey among organic fruit growers to get data on kind and amount of annual damage. Using the available publications and official statistics we calculated economical values of organic apple trees for different types of orchard processing and tree ages. Furthermore we calculated the number of trees lost due to voles in one year.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:survey, organic farming, pomiculture, economical loss, Germany, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 02OE108, FKZ 02OE108/F, Wühlmausschäden, Barrieresysteme, ökologischer Obstbau
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Plants > Pflanzenschutz
International Conferences > 2008: Ecofruit
Germany > Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants - JKI > Institute for Biological Control
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net, http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=02OE108/F, http://orgprints.org/perl/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=02OE108/F&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:13744
Deposited On:24 Jul 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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