Analyses of interactions between the landscape and natural pear psylla antagonists –Results of a study at the German fruit growing region "Lake Constance"


Abstract: In order to study the influences of the landscape on orchards pests, the areas aroundpear orchards were investigated. An inventory of landscape elements was made and presence andquantity of natural enemies was assessed. Data were analysed to whether the quantity of smalllandscape elements and land use were correlated with the quantity of pests or natural enemies.The study was conducted in different European regions within the Network of ExcellenceENDURE (European Network for Durable Exploitation of Crop Protection Strategies). Results ofthe studies are intended to be used to optimise integrated pest management. Results from the LakeConstance region are presented here.

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