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Fruitgrowers towards a new approach to enhance biodiversity in organic orchards

Kienzle, J. (2008) Fruitgrowers towards a new approach to enhance biodiversity in organic orchards. In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Ecofruit - 13th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 18thFebruary to 20th February 2008 at Weinsberg/Germany, pp. 339-349.

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In the frame of the project “Arbeitsnetz zur Weiterentwicklung der Anbauverfahren des
ökologischen Obstbaus” (BOEL-project Nr. 03OE178) a group of fruitgrowers and advicers
started to discuss new measures and new concepts to enhance biodiversity in organic
orchards. Strips with flowering plants that can be integrated in the normal mulching system
and thus, do not originate vole problems, are actually tested on the farms. Other measures
as single bushes at the top and end of the rows are in discussion.
If such measures are to be integrated successfully in the practice of organic fruit growing,
the impulse must spring from growers themselves and their requirements regarding the
different risks must be considered. Otherwise, an acceptance in practice is not very
probable. This activites are reported here since we want more people to join us.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:biodiversity, flowering strips, hedges
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: Ecofruit
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:13746
Deposited On:24 Jul 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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