Dual indicator set for crop protection sustainability surveys DISCUSS: preconditions for implementation on fruit farms

Hilde Wustenberghs, Ilse Delcour, Tessa De Baets, Charles de Schaetzen, Karoline D'Haene, Ludwig Lauwers, Fleur Marchand, Walter Steurbaut, Pieter Spanoghe

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A participatory - expert-driven – approach was used to create DISCUSS, a dual indicator set that pairs a pesticide risk assessment system with a farm inquiry. DISCUSS was designed for implementation in farmers’ discussion groups, coached by an advisor. Before taking it from the design table into practice though, some additional conditions need to be fulfilled. This paper discusses some of the preconditions for the implementation of DISCUSS with e.g. groups of fruit growers.
Translated title of the contributionVoorwaarden voor implementatie in de praktijk van DISCUSS, de tweeledige indicatorenset voor duurzame gewasbescherming
Original languageEnglish
JournalIOBC-WPRS Bulletin
Pages (from-to)523-529
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2013
Event8th International Conference on Integrated Fruit Production - Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 7-Oct-201212-Oct-2012

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