Bats as Part of a Sustainable Pest Management Approach to Controlling Moth Pests in Commercial Apple Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2001: $4,799.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
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  • Fruits: apples, general tree fruits


  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, cover crops, foliar feeding, organic fertilizers
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, chemical control, competition, cultural control, disease vectors, economic threshold, flame, genetic resistance, integrated pest management, mating disruption, physical control, cultivation, trap crops, traps, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: green manures, soil analysis, organic matter, soil quality/health
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