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Mulches and pheromones - plant protection tools for organic black currant production

Kivijärvi, P.; Tuovinen, T. and Kemppainen, R. (2005) Mulches and pheromones - plant protection tools for organic black currant production. In: NJF Report, Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, 1 (1), pp. 87-90.

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Different mulches have been studied in organic currant production since 1997 at MTT Ecological Production in S:t Michel. Mulches, especially black plastic, suppressed weeds effectively. Since green mass mulch decomposes fast on the soil surface, it can be recommended mainly as an additional fertilizer.
Lepidopterous pests Synanthedon tipuliformis, Euhyponomeutoides albithoracellus and Lampronia capitella are difficult to control even by chemicals. Therefore pheromone-based management was studied in 1999-2003.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Ribes, mulch, pheromone, weed control, pest control
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: Finland > Luke Natural Resources Institute
Related Links:http://www.njf.nu/abstracts/abstract369.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:5219
Deposited On:05 Aug 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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