It is well known that climatic changes and new pathologies are causing serious consequences to the fruit sector and, in particular, to the cherry sector. The cherry tree suffers particularly from rain damage, as well as hail and, for some years, has been confronted with a new insect highly damaging, the Drosophila suzukii. This will be a topic of interest at the next International Cherry Symposium (2-6 May 2022).

“It therefore becomes highly advantageous to protect the plant. In addition to an accurate agronomic assessment of the adaptability of each method of protection in relation to the cultivation environment, it is necessary to take into account both economic and financial considerations, also in view of the different cherry plant solutions,” – from a note written by Rino Ghelfi and Alessandro Palmieri of the University of Bologna. [KEEP READING]