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Abstract

The activities carried out by the C.E.C. at the level of Member States of European Communities on olive phytosanitary defense are reviewed. Actions from 1967 to date, developed jointly, concerned laboratory research and field investigations. The specific aim was a more rational use of pesticides, based on knowledge of the biology and behavior of pests, and on new non-polluting means which are less damaging to the environment and which consume less energy. The more important studies oriented towards achieving integrated control against key pests permit the use of biotechnical methods and localized treatments against the Olive fly, entomopathogens against the Olive moth and entomophages against Scale insects, the control of which indirectly limits the appearance also of the Sooty mould. Coordinated activities allow close contact between researchers and institutes, not only of the three olive producing countries involved (France, Greece, Italy) but also other Member States (Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Holland), in a strong convergence for phytosanitary problems at the Community level.

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Authors: CAVALLORO R JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL JOINT MEETING ON INTEGRATED PEST CONTROL IN OLIVE GROVES, PISA (ITALY), APRIL 3-6, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31618 ORA
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