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Strategy to enhance biodiversity in orchards (BIOFRUITNET Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Strategy to enhance biodiversity in orchards (BIOFRUITNET Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Kienzle, Jutta. Issuing Organisation(s): Naturland. Biofruitnet Practice Abstract, no. 027. (2022)

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Summary in the original language of the document

Appropriately designed measures that aim to enhance predators of important pests or pollinators often also enhance species biodiversity in general. Moreover, many organic fruit growers are highly motivated to contribute to their orchard management to enhance biodiversity in agroecosystems.
Practical recommendation
The following measures can be applied:
• Establish hedges at the border of the orchard
• Plant anchor plants at the end of the rows
• Set up small flower strips with a high number of plant species containing also open nectar plants to attract beneficial insects in the middle of the alley
• Practice alternate mulching
• Integrate high-perennial fringes along edge structures with a high diversity of plant species and open nectar plants. If feasible, mulch almost part of these fringes in spring to offer overwintering sites for insects
• Install nest boxes for birds and bats in your orchard
• Set up nest boxes for wild bees in the orchard
• Include structures such as stone or wood piles in the orchard to offer shelter for weasels and other species.
All measures to enhance biodiversity must be integrated into an intelligent vole management plan adapted especially to vegetation management.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Pest control in organic fruit orchards should not rely on external inputs with adverse effects but on other strategies and methods that support biodiversity and natural cycles adapted to local conditions.
What solution does the tool offer?:Measures contributing to the enhancement of beneficial insects, pollinators and general biodiversity in the orchard can be integrated in the orchard or at the borders.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:Temperate fruits, Pest control, Biodiversity and nature conservation, Nature conservation
Agrovoc keywords:
temperate fruits
pest control
nature conservation
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Biofruitnet
Germany > Naturland
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:862850
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44991, https://biofruitnet.eu, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44717, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44718
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:44991
Deposited On:24 Dec 2022 10:20
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch

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