Proceedings 2018

Patronage / Opening Address / Review Process

The Proceedings include three kinds of contributions:

Reviewed Papers

This part contains papers of scientific quality which were subject of a full anonymous peer review process. Each contribution was sent to at least two reviewers with expertise in the relevant field of study. The editorial decision of acceptance of a paper in the Conference and in the part “reviewed papers” of the Proceedings was done by the Conference Organisers based on the referees’ reports.

Short Contributions

This part of the Proceedings is reserved for smaller contributions. They were subject to an abbreviated reviewing process (only one reviewer, conclusions must not be based on trials over more years or locations).

Short Communications

Authors have the possibility to present a short communication (just a short summary of two pages, not reviewed) in the proceedings and to refer to an existing or ongoing publication elsewhere. If acceptance of this publication was not yet clear or the contribution was not yet submitted to a journal, the authors have the possibility to inform us about the citation after publication. In this case, the citation will be found on Ecofruit website as soon as available.
For a clear arrangement of the contributions they are listed following the order of the topics. The information about the kind of contribution can be found in the topline of the pages.


Pome Fruit: Breeding Activities for Organic Fruit Growing
Pome Fruit: Varieties and Rootstocks Suitable for Organic Fruit Growing
Pome Fruit: Strategies for Disease Control
Pome Fruit: Covering Systems
Pome Fruit: Strategies for Enhancement of Predators and Biodiversity
Pome Fruit: Strategies for Pest Control
Pome Fruit: Strategies for Codling Moth Control
Situation in Different Countries in Organic Farming
Strategies for Fertilization and Improvement of the Soil
Stone Fruit: Strategies of Organic Cultivation
Strategies for the Regulation of Drosophila suzukii
Small Fruit: Strategies of Organic Cultivation


Pome Fruit: Breeding Activities for Organic Fruit Growing

Broaden the genetic basis in apple breeding by using genetic resources
M. Kellerhals, S. Schütz, I.O. Baumgartner, R. Andreoli, J. Gassmann, N. Bolliger, H.-J. Schärer, M. Ludwig and B. Steinemann

The identification of apple pedigree information on a large diverse set of apple germplasm and its application in apple breeding using new genetic tools
N. P. Howard,, D. C. Albach and J. J. Luby

Bringing Commons elements into fruit breeding
S. Sievers-Glotzbach and H. Wolter

Research Project EGON: Development of organically bred fruit varieties in commonsbased initiatives
H. Wolter, N. P. Howard, M. Ristel, S. Sievers-Glotzbach, D. C. Albach, I. Sattler and B. Siebenhüner

Apfel:gut – preliminary results
M. Ristel, M. Bornemann and I. Sattler

Breeding apples with durable resistance on the genetic basis of old local varieties
F. Ruess, A. Zeiser,, A. Vetter and R. T. Voegele

Perspectives on European organic apple breeding and propagation under the frame of LIVESEED Project
K. Koutis, F. Warlop, N. Bolliger, B.Steinemann, A. Rodriguez Burruezo, P. Mendes Moreira and M. Messmer

Pome Fruit: Strategies for Disease Control

Symptom occurrence and disease management of Marssonina blotch
A. Bohr, S. Buchleither, M. Hechinger and U. Mayr

Testing resistance of apple cultivars to Marssonina coronaria
H. J. Schaerer, M. Ludwig, T. Oberhaensli and L. Tamm

In search of alternative approaches to reduce Alternaria leaf blotch and fruit spots of apple: Testing interactions between slaked lime and sulphur lime
U. E. Prechsl , K. Marschall C. Casera, and M. Kelderer

Hot water treatment - using the apples own defence potential
C. Prunier, N. Klein and D. A. Neuwald

Influence of some weather parameters on the susceptibility of apple fruit to postharvest grey mould attack
A. B. Falk, S. Lindström, M. Mattsson, S. A. I. Wright

Identification and quantification of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pyri’ in declining trees of a Swiss cider pear orchard after incision treatment at the stem base
E. R. Toenshoff, H. Brunner, L. Tamm, H. J. Schaerer, and T. Oberhaensli

Assessment of new scab control strategies in greenhouse trials
S. Kunz, and M. Hinze

Lime sulphur, an important agent to reduce the use of copper in organic pome fruit growing, results from a collaborative research project
B. Benduhn, J. Zimmer, S. Buchleither, H. Rank, S. Kunz

Results on the copper minimization in organic pome fruit growing from the collaborative research project
J. Zimmer, B. Benduhn, S. Buchleither, H. Rank, S. Kunz

Recent results from field-experiments with yeast-extract to reduce the primary ascospore inoculum of Venturia inaequalis
B. Pfeiffer, A.-C. Hahn, F. M. Porsche and A. Kollar

Induction of natural defenses by Mimosa tenuiflora and Quercus robur extract in lettuce against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
M. Mateu, A. I. González-Hernández, E. Llorens, C. Agustí-Brisach, B. Vicedo, A. Cerveró, T. Yuste, C. Ledó, P. García-Agustín and L. Lapeńa

Copper heptagluconate as ecofriendly compound enhancing the plant immune system of Solanum lycopersicum against Pseudomonas syringae, causal agent of bacterial speck
A. I. González-Hernández, E. Llorens, C. Agustí-Brisach, B. Vicedo, T. Yuste, A. Cerveró, C. Ledó, P. García-Agustín, L. Lapeńa

Pome Fruit: Strategies for Enhancement of Predators and Biodiversity

Earwigs and aphids in apple orchards – influence of agri-environmental measures and landscape factors
A.-K. Happe, L. Roquer Beni, J. Bosch, G. Alins and K. Mody

Monitoring of predation activity in apple orchards
K. Kovarikova

How far do fruit growers get involved in Functional AgroBiodiversity assessment?
F. Warlop, A. Guérin, L. Ozolina-Polle, L. Jamar, J. Telfser, S. Kramer, W. Swiergiel, A. Herz, S. Matray, D. Kruczynska, B. Steinemann, K. Kovarikova and L. Sigsgaard

Evaluation and improvement of measures for the enhancement of biodiversity in German organic orchards
J. Kienzle, A. Krismann, M. Zimmer, F. Eisenreich, E. Haseloff, C.P.W. Zebitz, J. Berger and B. Benduhn



Organizing committee

Jutta Kienzle, Foeko e.V., Weinsberg (D)
Dr. Sabine Zikeli, Universität Hohenheim (D)
Prof. Dr. Claus P.W. Zebitz, Universität Hohenheim (D)
Dr. Markus Kelderer, Research Centre Laimburg (I)
Barbara Pfeiffer, LVWO Weinsberg (D)
Dr. Franz Ruess,  LVWO Weinsberg (D)
Sascha  Buchleither, KOB Bavendorf (D)
Dr. Ulrich Mayr, KOB Bavendorf (D)
Bart Timmermans, Louis Bolk Institute (NL)
Dr. Michael Friedli, FIBL (CH)
Francois Warlop, GRAB (F)
Dr. Peter Triloff, Marktgemeinschaft Bodenseeobst (D)
Hanne Lindhard, GartneriRådgivningen (DK)
Andreas Spornberger, BOKU Wien (AT)
Dr. Eligio Malusa, RIH Skierniewice (PL)