Sweeping the Orchard Floor as a Housekeeping Practice to Effectively Control the Plum Curculio Insect in Organic Orchards

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $3,700.00
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
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  • Fruits: apples, general tree fruits


  • Crop Production: foliar feeding, organic fertilizers, application rate management
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, hedges - grass, grass waterways, habitat enhancement
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, chemical control, competition, cultural control, disease vectors, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, flame, integrated pest management, mating disruption, physical control, sanitation, traps, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: green manures, soil analysis, organic matter
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