Research need from Focus Group: Quantification of the effect of agro-ecological principles/green infrastructure on pest and disease control
biological pest control
Pest / disease control
This is the problem:
This need for research has been identified in FG 33 on "pests and diseases of the olive tree". If you want to know more about it check the final report of the Focus Group.
It is necessary to develop research to gain a better understanding on how enhancement of the functional biodiversity can affect potential natural enemies of the key pest of the olive tree, in order to develop tools for conserving and enhancing the performance of the resident predators and parasitoids in the olive orchard agroecosystem.