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Title Control of oilseed rape pests
Official Acronym Bioraps
FiBL project number 25010

Oilseed rape attracts a number of pest insects which can be hardly controlled in organic production. Especially the pollen beetle (Meligethes aeneus) can cause severe damage. In a first project from 2008 to 2012, different approaches were investigated:

  1. the use of stone meal,
  2. the use of entomopathogenic fungi,
  3. the development of a better forecasting models, and
  4. the effects of different cultivation methods on pollen beetle infestation level and yield.
Project website


Project status completed
Start of project 01.01.2008
End of project 30.05.2013
Financing/ Donor
  • Bio Suisse (Knospe-Ackerbau-Beiträge)
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
  • Clerc Maurice (FiBL Team Suisse Romande)
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Research area
Date modified 13.06.2019
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