Report on fauna and crop protection practices in orchards

Using the chemical way to control aphids provokes generally negative side-effects on both the beneficial fauna and the application of biological controls (preventive and conventional) against aphids. This study was undertaken during a two-year survey (2014-2015), using visual observation technique, to provide new knowledge on biodiversity of aphids and which include pome (apples, pears) and stone (cherries, peaches and plums) fruit trees and associated flora in the eastern part of Belgium, particularly the Limburg province.

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