A BioFruitNet practice abstract. The black cherry aphid (Myzus cerasi) is the main pest in modern organic table cherry production. In orchards with installed rain protection and insect nets, robust aphid populations can build up, leading to significant yield losses and tree damage. The black cherry aphid can be indirectly and directly regulated. This practice abstract gives recommendations for direct regulation using kaolin, paraffin oil and pyrethrum+soap or azadirachtin at different periods of the aphid cycle. If possible, avoid any plant protection application after bloom to preserve the natural enemies. Minimisation of tree damage and fruit losses due to black sooty fungi growing on aphid honeydew.
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Clémence Boutry, Michael Friedli