Results and lessons from PURE: Pomefruit

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In this report, you will find information on the tested innovative control methods against pome fruit major pest and diseases:pear psylla and pear brown-spot, and for apple, on codling moth and scab.

Conclusion on their overall sustainability with specific focus on environmental risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis are reported here. Some of the results from ex-post assessments, especially the cost-benefit analyses, showed that innovative IPM methods in pome fruit sometimes took more labour and/or higher costs. Recommendations on the use of the various tested IPM tools and strategies are given.

To download the report, click here.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE