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Integration of high-perennial fringes along edge structures in organic orchards (BIOFRUITNET Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Integration of high-perennial fringes along edge structures in organic orchards (BIOFRUITNET Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Adolphi, Christina and Oeser, Niklas. Issuing Organisation(s): FÖKO - Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau. Biofruitnet Practice Abstract, no. 028. (2022)

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Summary in the original language of the document

Provision of increased supply of food and nesting sites, especially for insects. Flower strips also raise visual attractiveness and can provide a positive impact on regional or local tourism.
Practical recommendation
• Choose locations along edge structures within the orchards such as along fences, ditches or embankments or also unusable areas on the edges of the plantation.
• Lay out the HPF with a width of 1.0m or wider for an optimal development. The minimum width for an HPF is 0.5m, otherwise it will be suppressed by grass.
• The plant composition should include cut-tolerant herbs and food plants (e.g., caterpillar food plants, nectar/open flowers and pollen) and flower throughout the growing season (including selection of plant species with early flowering before apple blossom).
• Timing: Depending on the region and weather conditions from early spring to autumn. When sowing in summer ensure proper irrigation.
• Mill the surface two times at two week intervals to keep competitive pressure low.
• Sow the seed only superficially (i.e., light germination) and roll it after sowing.
• Mow the HPF once a year in late spring, so animals may overwinter there.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Intensively managed orchards often contain a low diversity of different woody plants and, consequently, a low food supply for beneficial insects other than the fruit tree blossoms.
What solution does the tool offer?:High-perennial fringes (HPF) increase structural and biodiversity and are an important measure to increase biodiversity in organic orchards (Picture 1). This also affects the promotion of beneficial insects for pest control and pollination.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:Plant protection, Pest control, Biological pest control
Agrovoc keywords:
plant protection
pest control
biological pest control
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Biofruitnet
Germany > Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau - FÖKO
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:862850
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44782, https://biofruitnet.eu
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:44782
Deposited On:10 Dec 2022 16:32
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:31
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch

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