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Production of beneficial insects in the Ramacca Biofactory for Biocontrol in citrus fruits (BIOFRUITNET Video)

{Tool} Production of beneficial insects in the Ramacca Biofactory for Biocontrol in citrus fruits (BIOFRUITNET Video). [Produzione d'insetti utili per il biocontrollo degli agrumi nella Biofabbrica di Ramacca (BIOFRUITNET Video).] Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas; Verrastro, Vincenzo; D'Angelo, Dario; Strano, Antonio and Calcaterra, Salvatore. Issuing Organisation(s): CIHEAM Bari - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari. (2023)

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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEX00YtTPho


The Ramacca Biofactory in Sicily breeds beneficial insects for citrus farming. This video presents some of the insects that are produced: The first is a parasitoid called Aphytis melinus. The second is a predator, a ladybird. It is called Cryptolaemus montrouzieri. We will also look at the two species on which these two useful insects are bred (Aspidiotus nerii and Planococcus citri).

Summary translation

La Biofabbrica di Ramacca in Sicilia alleva insetti utili per l'agrumicoltura. Questo video presenta alcuni degli insetti che vengono prodotti: Il primo è un parassitoide, che si chiama Aphytis melinus. Il secondo è un predatore, una coccinella. Si chiama Cryptolaemus montrouzieri. Vedremo anche le due specie su quali sono allevato questi due insetti utili (Aspidiotus nerii e Planococcus citri).

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Learn how beneficial insects are produced and how they can be useful in organic citrus growing.
What problem does the tool address?:In organic farming, pesticides are forbidden or kept to a minimum. This is why there is a need for more natural and integrated pest control measures. Using beneficial insects is one method that can be successful in various farming systems, for example in organic fruit growing.
What solution does the tool offer?:Using beneficial insects has gained more and more attention in recent years and is now a widely accepted practice among farmers in many different sectors, althogh some used to be sceptical at first.
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:temperate fruits, citrus, pest control, biological control, natural enemies
Agrovoc keywords:
temperate fruits
pest control
biological control
natural enemies
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Biofruitnet
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Knowledge exchange > Videos
Italy > IAMB Mediterranean Agronomic Institute Bari
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:862850
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/46004, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/43468, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44991, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1665740934477119488, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/pfbid0GoevpuKXxiEbqtVTc69fdkyoppxiupJ41EBLFiWLDJqYr5vjrP4J44FXDGnsR9mZl
Project ID:OFK
Deposited By: Rüger, Madelaine Lea
ID Code:46004
Deposited On:24 Apr 2023 14:02
Last Modified:01 Dec 2023 13:11
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, Danish/Dansk, Czech/Česky, Dutch/Nederlands, French/Francais, Italian/Italiano, Latvian/Lettish/Latviesu, Polish/Polski, Spanish/Español, Slovak/Slovenčina, Turkish/Türkiye

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