Since 2013, sea buckthorn cultivation in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has been in crisis, caused by the sudden and significant harmful effects of the sea-buckthorn fruit fly.
The situation is dramatic and is viewed by growers and professionals as a threat to the cultivation of sea buckthorn. Although the problem has been known for about 5 years, there are still no approved, reliably effective control measures, especially not for the majority of ecologically producing operations. The growers urgently need the tools to correctly assess and control the infestation.
As part of a project funded by the European Agricultural Fund for the Development of Rural Areas and the State of Brandenburg, on October 10, 2018, sea buckthorn growers, scientists and representatives from the commercial and agricultural chambers met at the Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V. in Müncheberg.
During the four-year project period, various non-chemical individual measures (modules) for controlling the sea-buckthorn fruit fly will be tested and developed into a modular plant protection strategy. The most promising module variants are then examined for their combinability and effectiveness.
One approach is to create a barrier by applying various materials with the help of an iGGpower FiNN HydroSeeder®, so that the larva of the seabuckthorn fruit fly can not develop.
Members of the operational gruop within the EIP-AGRI project MoPlaSa