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SME Specific MeasuresQuality of Life and Management of Living Resources

Exploratory Award

Proposal number EXAW-1999-00898

AcronymBIOCAF

Proposal titleBIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF APHIDS IN ORCHARDSTO PRODUCE

"GREENER" FRUITS

AbstractThe project aims at reducing the use of pesticides in European orchards. The proposal

ultimate goal is to market an efficient strategy of biological control of aphids attacking

fruit trees. To reach this goal, a co-operative research proposal is developed into five

steps.1.Studying the population dynamics of the most damaging aphids offruit trees on a

European scale.2.Developing a forecasting model to predict the risk of aphidoutbreak.

3.Improving the rearing method of ladybird beetle larvae.4.Determining procedures for an

efficient biological control of  aphids in orchards.5.Training the farmers and their

advisers at using biological control.

Key ActionQOL-5.   Key action Sustainable Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Start date20/09/2000End date20/09/2001

Intended Step 2 projectCooperative Research (CRAFT)Duration Exploratory Phase12 months

SME CoordinatorBenoit ADAMCompany sizeS2

HORPI SYSTEMS SA

Grand Route, 65

4537 - VERLAINE

Belgium

Phone: 3242594355

Fax: 3242594356

Email: horpi.systems@win.be

SME Proposer(s)

GAWI-FRUITNET ASBLBelgiumS2

GROUPEMENT DES ARBORICULTEURS DU NORD FranceS2

EN PRODUCTION INTÉGRÉE

Last update18/6/2001

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