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A new report from DCA provides an overview of crop protection

A recent report on applied crop protection presents results from testing of pesticides and other types of crop protection.

[Translate to English:] En ny rapport fra DCA beskriver de seneste resultater fra forsøgene vedrørende plantebeskyttelse. Foto: Lise Nistrup Jørgensen


Which pesticides demonstrated a significant effect on leaf spot in wheat and how widespread was the disease in Denmark in 2017? How about potato blight and the impact of pesticides in relation to this disease? Any problems with fungicide resistance? What is the efficacy of growth regulators in grass seed? What is the effect of tillage on the survival of Italian ryegrass seed? And what about May 2017 – was it drier or wetter than usual?  

You can find the answers to these questions – and many more – in the latest edition of ”Applied Crop Protection” published by DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture.    

The publication provides an overview of the results from crop protection trials carried out at the Department of Agroecology in agricultural crops and with a major emphasis on the effects of different pesticides. Results from specific cultivar resistance trials and warning system tests are included and constitute an important part of integrated pest management (IPM).  

The report sheds light on the following:  

  • Effects of new pesticides
  • Results of different control strategies as a part of IPM, including control of specific pests. The results include both different cultivars and control thresholds.
  • Results regarding pesticide resistance
  • Results from field trials with various tillage systems

Results from the testing of new products will be included in the decision support system “Crop Protection Online”. 

Weather data and the frequency of pests are also included in the report.   

"Applied Crop Protection", DCA report no. 117, April 2018 can be downloaded here.    

For more information please contact: Senior researcher Lise Nistrup Jørgensen, Department of Agroecology, email: lisen.jorgensen@agro.au.dk, telephone: +45 8715 8234, mobile: +45 2228 3352 

Sustainable Pest Management is one of the research areas in which the Department of Agroecology is particularly strong and from which results are delivered in line with national and global societal challenges and goals.