It is recommended to increase biodiversity of high quality within the orchard (e.g. by practicing an alternating mowing regime with a permanent supply of flowering plants as food sources for the beneficial organisms).

  • Plants species that form the vegetation cover should be naturally occurring or be selected/planted due to its favourable characteristics for beneficials (e.g.) grasses favour phitoseid populations). 
  • Establish alive windbreaks with autochthonous species that favour the installation of natural enemies of citrus pests.
  • Special attention should be given to enhance the functional biodiversity.The installation of insect hotels is recommended.
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