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SUSTAINABLE STORAGE OF GRAINS BY IMPLEMENTING A NOVEL PROTECTANT AND A VERSATILE APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY

Objective

Within the novIGRain project the aim is to start from a scientific resistance assessment and develop a new type of Plant Protection Product (PPP) for larvicide treatment in combination with a versatile application technology. It has to be researched whether or not this larvicide active substance – that is assumed to be applied in ultra-low volumes (ULV) – is in line with the overall legal framework so that it can be used as grain storage Grain Production Product. The benefits of this new product are multiple, but most important are: (i) it will broaden the available active substance spectra in the field of PPPs, which is important for the prevention of the development of increased insecticide resistance in the EU, (ii) as it is a larvicide, it has a unique mode of action and allows precise targeting of insect development stages, (iii) it has improved health safety characteristics, which is important for the product users and grain consumers, (iv) as it has less hazardous residues (v) the product is highly effective, (vi) it would represent economic benefits for the EU, as there are lower export restrictions given the product’s characteristics.
The new application technology will aim to allow the combination of multiple PPP’s (larvicides simultaneously with adulticides) which is expected to not only have a positive impact on the risk of resistance development, but will also lower the amount of adulticides required for proper management, which results in less human and environmental exposure and cost savings. The combination of the larvicide and adulticides will be tested (field trials), which will provide the up-to-date information on the area of use for integration in IPM systems. Once the tools, product and technology have been developed, a detailed impact assessment will be performed, in combination with several stakeholders’ interaction and demonstration activities, which assure the broad dissemination of the project results.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant protection

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

MAXILINE
Address
Grand-route Hing 63 5
5380 Hingeon
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 340 525

Participants (8)

BABOLNA KORNYEZETBIOLOGIAL KOZPONTKFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 828 608,27
Address
Szallas Utca 6
1107 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOJAM
France
EU contribution
€ 191 406,25
Address
Mail Des Cerclades 2
95015 Cergy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VYZKUMNY USTAV ROSTLINNE VYROBY VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 278 187,50
Address
Drnovska 507
16106 Praha 6
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED EXPERTS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 274 750
Address
Koolmijnlaan 201
3582 Beringen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOXI-COOP TOXIKOLOGIAI KUTATO KOZPONT ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 1 799 000
Address
Magyar Jakobinusok Tere 4/B 5.Em.2.
1122 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCC SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING COMPANY CHEMISCH-WISSENSCHAFTLICHE BERATUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 065 225
Address
Am Grenzgraben 11
55545 Bad Kreuznach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 167 521,36
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
UBM GRAIN ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 51 887,50
Address
Kisvasut Utca 1
2085 Pilisvorosvar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)