• Biology
  • Published 2005

Slaked lime against european fruit tree canker: efficacy and introduction into practice

@inproceedings{Heijne2005SlakedLA,
  title={Slaked lime against european fruit tree canker: efficacy and introduction into practice},
  author={Bart Heijne and P. F. de Jong and Marcel Wenneker and Pieter Jans Jansonius and Ulrich Koepke and Urs A. Niggli and Daniel Neuhoff and Peter Cornish and William Paul Lockeretz and H. Willer},
  year={2005}
}
European fruit tree canker, caused by Nectria galligena, is a major disease in organic apple cultivation. No copper can be used in Denmark and the Netherlands to control the disease. Removal of cankers is the only remaining method to control the disease. Slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) was applied at 50 or 100 kg/ha three times during the leaf fall period to protect apple trees against the disease. Experiments under high inoculum pressure showed a reduction in newly formed cankers of 57, 35 and… CONTINUE READING