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A survey of crop protection

The results from the 2015 crop protection trials are now available in a report from DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture.

[Translate to English:] En ny rapport fra DCA giver et overblik over plantebeskyttelsesforsøgene. Foto: Colourbox

A recent report from DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture presents a survey of the most recent results from the crop protection trials carried out by the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University.


The report describes various pesticide experiments and elucidates:


·         Effects of new pesticides

·         Results in relation to pesticide resistance

·         Results from experiments with different cultivation systems

·         Results from different pest control strategies, including specific disease and pest control. These individual strategies form part of integrated crop protection strategies that include different crops and control thresholds


Most results come from field trials, but results from greenhouses and semi-fields have been included.


The report focuses strongly on diseases. The growth year witnessed serious attacks of the fungal diseases yellow rust and Septoria as well as the barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in cereals. These diseases reduced harvest yield but also allowed scientists to achieve significant test results when applying different types of pesticides.


The pesticide trial results will be used in Crop Protection Online updates and the annual update of fungicide impact profiles.


In addition, the report includes a description of the climate and the prevalence of crop diseases in 2015.


The report ”Applied Crop Protection, DCA report no. 74, April 2016” is available for download here.


For further information please contact: Senior Researcher Lise Nistrup Jørgensen, Department of Agroecology, e-mail: lisen.jorgensen@agro.au.dk, tel.: 8715 8234, mobile: 2228 3352