Experience of apple tree sustainable plant protection in Lithuania


Abstract: The research was carried out in 2011-2013 with apple cvs. Auksis, Alva, Connell Red, Ligol, Lodel, Rubin and Shampion. The aim of our investigation was to estimate the effects of a sustainable plant protection system on apple fruit quality. The sustainable plant protection system was based on the internet supported forecasting system iMETOS®sm. According to the rules of the sustainable plant protection system, plant protection products with the same active ingredients were used not more than two times, and the preharvest interval was 1.5 times longer than indicated on the product label. Plant protection products labelled as “Very toxic”, and “Toxic” were not used.

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