TO A DIFFERENT MODEL OF CROP PROTECTION OF FLOWERBULBS.
In the last decade the (potentially) adverse side effects, e.g., on the environment, of this model of crop protection have become increasingly clear. This and other developments resulted in a research strategy to change the existing crop-protection model, i.e., to reduce the dependency on and the input of chemicals. Consequently, research projects were initiated aiming at the development of equally effective, sustainable alternative control measures for important diseases and pests.
In this paper an overview is given of recent progress and existing bottlenecks on the way to protect flowerbulb crops with reduced input of chemicals.