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Flower strips: a tool for pest control in greenhouses (Greenresilient Practice abstract)

{Tool} Flower strips: a tool for pest control in greenhouses (Greenresilient Practice abstract). Creator(s): Lambion, Jérôme. Issuing Organisation(s): GRAB - Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique. Greenresilient Practice abstract. (2021)

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Summary

Flower strips enhance the survival and reproduction of natural enemies and support an active community of natural enemies in greenhouses, contributing to better, more reliable pest control and reducing dependence on expensive external inputs (reared beneficial insects, approved pesticides). This Greenresilient Practice Abstract provides practical recommendations for planting flower strips.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:In greenhouses, pests are very often responsible for yield and quality losses. Control methods implemented by producers, like prophylaxis, biocontrol with mass releases of natural enemies, and approved pesticides, are sometimes insufficient. One reason for this is that natural enemies often require not only pests as prey but also other resources, such as nectar and pollen, to survive and reproduce, which are often in limited supply in greenhouse crops.
What solution does the tool offer?:Establishing flower strips in greenhouses can support introduced and native natural enemies, thereby improving biological pest control in vegetable crops. When suitable plant species are selected and established at the appropriate time and place, this can provide the right resources for a diverse community of natural enemies.
Country:France
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Theme:Pest and disease control
Keywords:horticulture, protected cultivation, disease control, greenhouse crops, plant protection, pest control, Integrated Pest Management, natural enemies
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
horticulture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3671
English
protected cultivation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6243
English
disease control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2327
English
greenhouse crops
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3377
English
plant protection
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5978
English
pest control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5726
English
Integrated Pest Management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34030
English
natural enemies
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5085
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Greenhouses and coverings
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > GreenResilient
France > GRAB - Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture biologique
Related Links:https://orgprints.org/38705/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiuLCz5dANY&t, http://www.grab.fr, https://www.greenresilient.net/experimental-sites/france.html, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39675
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Gernert, Maria
ID Code:39675
Deposited On:02 Apr 2021 08:06
Last Modified:08 Apr 2021 08:16
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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