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Wageningen University & Research has tested a number of extracts from ornamental plants to control thrips. Extract B011 emerged as the most interesting candidate for the development of a marketable plant protection product. In the Extract B011, the molecules Fl-A and Fl-L seem to be partly responsible for thrips control; however, the entire extract was most effective. The effect was improved by the combination with rapeseed oil. Cost calculation showed that the extraction method used, leads to a too high price compared with commercially available products. The business model can be improved by breeding and/or selecting varieties with a more effective pest control. This might also be possible by applying certain light spectra during cultivation, but this could not be proved in an exploratory test within this project.
KV 1605-023 Groene gewasbescherming met sierteeltextracten (BO-63-001-041, BO-49-002-010, BO-25.06-006-001)
1/01/17 → 31/12/20