Plant protection in organic apple production of two North-East Spanish regions


Abstract: Researchers of two Spanish research institutes, IRTA in Catalonia (North-East region with Mediterranean climate) and SERIDA in Asturias (North-West region with Atlantic climate) have been working in collaboration on projects involving organic apple production since 2002, with the aim of finding optimum production methods. In this paper, trials for the control of apple scab (Venturia inaequalis (Cke.) Wint.), rosy apple aphid ((Dysaphis plantaginea Pass.) (Homoptera: Aphididae)) and codling moth ((Cydia pomonella L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)) are described. These common pest species were successfully controlled by products and methods allowed by the European organic rules (EC 834/2007).

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