This study aims to develop new methods for orchard pest management, in order to reduce pesticide use. The relationships between orchard pests and their natural enemies are analysed with regard to the underlying mechanisms. Integrated pest management methods are developed which seek to balance the diversity of these relationships with constraints imposed by cultivation practices. The influence of environmental factors on plant-herbivore interactions (in particular of CO2) is also analysed.
biological control, integrated control, orchards, mites
|Van Impe, Georges||co-promotor|
|Research unit Ecology and biogeography||unknown|
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