List of varieties recommended for organic table cherry production (BIOFRUITNET Practice Abstract)

In addition to a high yield and good fruit quality, high disease tolerance is an important criterion for choosing appropriate cherry varieties. In cherry production, blossom blight and brown rot (Monilia) are the most important diseases to cause fruit losses.

Besides covering the cherry trees to prevent infections, less susceptible cultivars can be planted.

Suitable European plum cultivars for organic orchards establishment

A BioFruitNet practice abstract. Organic plum production is affected by a variety of factors: unmarketable cultivar characteristics (flavour, soluble solids content, stone adherence), reduced storage, small size and low resistance to fungal diseases and Plum Pox Virus (PPV). The experts propose a list of robust cultivars suitable for plum organic orchards establishment.

Drosophila suzukii control: preventive measures in organic stone fruit orchards

A BioFruitNet publication - The spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii is an invasive pest attacking soft fruit species (berries, cherries, plums, grapes), as well as many wild berry plants. D. suzukii female adults lay eggs into the fruits from which larvae develop.

The control strategy of D. suzukii includes preventive measures such as orchard management, field hygiene, and choice of cultivar.