Sustainable crop protection on fruit and berries

TUTKA

Start day

01.03.2017

End day

31.03.2021

Goals

1. Develop methods to determine the prey use of predatory mites and insects
2. Enhance use of biological control in fruit and berry production
3. Determine the risk conditions for apple canker in Finland to direct the best control measures
4. Develop diagnostics and management systems for the invading pests and diseases on strawberry

Outputs

1. a novel method to prove efficacy of biological control and enhance use biological control methods
2. Instructions for management of apple canker in orchards and nurseries.Development of risk assessment to predict disease severity when apple production starts in new areas.
3. Recommendations for cultivation practices on fields infested by soil-borne pests and diseases and development of pest diagnostics from soil