Integrated control

Integrated control

The aim of integrated control is to refine treatment strategies to limit the number of unnecessary operations

Setting up an integrated system of control needs reliable computerized decision-making tools (DMT). These require accurate monitoring of aphid populations and often use mathematical modelling. Resulting reductions in the frequency of interventions can be considerable, particularly on sensitive crops like fruit and market-garden produce

The INRA unit UMR IGEPP has developed OADs founded on predictive modelling of managing control measures against:

  • the English grain aphid (Sitobion avenae) in spring
  • the bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi), principal vector of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV)

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 25 May 2011 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet