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Introducing predatory mites into fruit orchards (BIOFRUITNET Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Introducing predatory mites into fruit orchards (BIOFRUITNET Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Vávra, Radek; Stryhalová, Gabriela; Kaplan, Jiří and Novotná, Martina. Issuing Organisation(s): VSUO - Research and Breeding Institute of Pomology Holovousy. Biofruitnet Practice Abstract, no. 103. (2022)

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Summary in the original language of the document

After the introduction of predatory mites, trees are healthier and more vigorous. They flower regularly and produce fruits with better flavour.
Practical recommendations
• Introduce predatory mites to trees, specifically the predatory mite Typhlodromus pyri (Picture 1), to all types of fruit trees (pith and stone fruit trees).
• Introduce Typhlodromus pyri using felt strips in which this predatory mite overwinters (Picture 2).
• Place felt strips on tree branches in winter, preferably in early spring when it is still cold, and Typhlodromus pyri is not yet active (Picture 3) and secure with an office stapler.
• Store the felt strips at a low temperature before use, for example, in a refrigerator, to avoid waking the mites up prematurely from hibernation.
• Apply one strip per tree. If the branches of the trees overlap, the mite will climb over to reach the other tree.
• A minimum number of ten individuals of the predatory mite per felt strip.
• The population of Typhlodromus pyri increases rapidly in the spring when temperatures increase. The mites begin to multiply and feed on pest eggs and larvae
• Expect better results in the second year after release, when the predatory mite has multiplied sufficiently.
• Introduction of Typhlodromus pyri is recommended into orchards with plastic covers where micro-conditions are favourable for the reproduction of sucking pests, and their occurrence is there often higher.
• Apply Typhlodromus pyri only once; they remain on the trees for decades and suppress pests for the lifetime of the trees.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Sucking pests, such as red spider mites, pear leaf blister mites and plum rust mites, are often affecting fruit trees and cause extensive damage to the fruits.
What solution does the tool offer?:Using the predatory mite Typhlodromus pyri can be a successful biological control solution for these sucking pests.
Country:Czech Republic
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:Pest control, Suckering mites, Fruit quality, Flavour
Agrovoc keywords:
pest control
fruit quality
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Biofruitnet
Czech Republic > Other institutions Czech republic
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:862850
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/45002, https://biofruitnet.eu, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1661995756754968577, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/pfbid0mVaF9TWLr3LmQQ8ANCcfADiXQ5Mfqg2hTTiW1vGMx555CuArRKpnXkgrvUoFBTT4l
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:45002
Deposited On:25 Dec 2022 11:32
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English, Czech/Česky

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