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Cultural control of arthropod pests in temperate tree fruit

Code: 9781838799144
Matthew J. Grieshop, Michigan State University, USA

Chapter synopsis: Perennial systems, such as temperate tree fruit, present interesting challenges and opportunities for the practice of cultural pest management tactics. This chapter outlines key cultural tactics for managing arthropod pests in temperate tree fruit, including modification of trees, tree architecture, orchard floor management, cultivation practices, mowing and the cultivation of orchard cover crops. The chapter includes a detailed case study on integrating rotational hog grazing and apple production. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this area.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Modification of trees 3 Host-plant resistance 4 Tree nutrient status 5 Tree architecture 6 Orchard floor management 7 Cultivation 8 Mowing 9 Orchard cover crops 10 Protected culture and physical exclusion 11 Sanitation 12 Case study: integration of rotational hog grazing and apple production 13 Future trends and conclusion 14 Where to look for further information 15 References

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