Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 81, No 2 (2016)

Integrated Production of Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus) in Croatia


Pages: 91-97


The integrated sour cherry production in Croatia was monitored over a three year period. It was found that in the continental Croatia dominates Oblačinska cherry cultivar, followed by Csengőd and Gipsy cultivars, while in the Mediterranean Maraska cherry clones are present. Number of producers and production areas varied depending on purchase possibilities of cherries from the integrated production. The most common integrated sour cherry production in the continental Croatia is in Osijek – Baranja County, while in the Mediterranean area it is in Zadar County. Results have shown that the majority of cherry producers produce in accordance with prescribed Technical Guidelines for the integrated production. Within the integrated cherry pest management (IPM), control of aphids, was performed by pirimicarb and neonicotinoides. Rhagoletis cerasi was controlled by dimethoate. Diseases Stigmina carpophila and Blumeriella jaapii were commonly controlled by active substances: captan, copper hydroxide – Ca-chloride complex + zinc sulfide and dodine. Monilinia laxa was controlled mainly by the: boscalid, cyprodinil and carbendazim, while copper oxide was the most common substance in controlling Pseudomonas morsprunorum. Weed control included total herbicides application: glyphosate and glufosinate. The occurrence of mentioned harmful organisms was expected due to favorable climate conditions characterized by above – average temperatures and variations of extreme precipitation and droughts.


IPM, sour cherry cultivars, cherry producers

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