Adapting greenhouse climate for enhanced biocontrol and better performance of plant protection products

I. Vänninen, R.J.M. Meijer

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Abstract

In greenhouse crop production, climatic parameters are often manipulated to optimize plant growth. Greenhouse climate has profound influences also on pests and their natural enemies used for biocontrol. The responses of arthropod pests, plant disease agents and natural enemies to constant temperatures and humidity are relatively well known, but many pertinent questions remain unsolved for pest and natural enemy biology and behaviour in conditions created by the newest greenhouse climate technologies and approaches. Greenhouse climate can be optimized also to benefit natural enemies and to work against pests and plant diseases, but we know less how to make this happen than we know how to manipulate plant growth through temperature, humidity, CO2 and light conditions.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBioGreenhouse
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameFact sheet BioGreenhouse
No.12

Keywords

  • horticulture
  • greenhouse horticulture
  • plant protection
  • natural enemies
  • pesticides
  • environmental temperature
  • humidity
  • lighting
  • carbon dioxide
  • plant health
  • organic farming

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