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An agroecological orchard experiment - The ALTO project, towards pesticide-free tree fruit production
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ALTO is a Dephy Expé research project, part of the French Ecophyto II plan, for which the CTIFL centre of Balandran is a testing site. The aim is to design agro-ecological orchards, with very low phytosanitary inputs or even without pesticides, based on crop diversification (different species and varieties)and to create areas dedicated to biodiversity within and around the plots. Their design and management are optimized for pest regulation, which is the project’s main lever and subject of study.