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Plant pest prevention through technology-guided monitoring and site-specific control

Objective

The EU requires rapid and effective actions based on innovative detection concepts targeting quarantine, priority and other serious pests. Fair, healthy and environment-friendly food systems are threatened by increasing pest invasions due to climate change and a growing demand for high quality, pest-free food. The goal of PurPest is to develop, validate and demonstrate an innovative sensor platform that can rapidly detect five different pests during import and in the field to stop their establishment and reduce pesticide inputs by at least 50%. The sensor concept is based on detection of pest-specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by host plants invaded by one or several pests. PurPest will determine the VOC signature of Phytophthora ramorum, the Fall armyworm, the Cotton bollworm, the Brown marmorated stinkbug and the Pinewood nematode under different abiotic stress conditions. The VOC database will be exploited to optimize existing and develop new sensor concepts to detect pest-specific VOCs, starting from proof of concept (TRL3) to demonstration in field trials (TRL6). Non-invasive, reliable and rapid pest sensing platforms will increase pest screening efficiency from currently 3% to 80% of plant imports. Preventing outbreaks of new pests and site-specific pesticide use by early detection are the cornerstones of sustainable and integrated pest management (IPM). PurPest will evaluate the socio-economic and ecological impact of 5 pests and how the new detection concept affects these impacts. Direct communication with stakeholders via the advisory board, workshops and webinars is part of PurPest’s multi-actor approach to affirm involvement of all interest groups along the value chain The PurPest project is a strong multidisciplinary consortium with expertise from 10 countries, 7 universities, 5 research institutes, 4 SMEs and 2 governmental agencies.

Coordinator

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Net EU contribution
€ 1 072 587,50
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

SINTEF AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 773 872,50
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 126 116,00
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 638 750,00
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Harz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SAFTRA PHOTONICS SRO
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 242 500,00
Address
Moldavska Cesta 51
040 11 Kosice

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovensko Východné Slovensko Košický kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PLANTE OG IMPORTKONTROLL AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 42 781,00
Address
Bruvegen 24
2409 Elverum

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Region
Norge Innlandet Innlandet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 412 375,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGAÇAO AGRARIA E VETERINARIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 477 300,00
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2780 157 Oeiras

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 471 302,50
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever

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Region
Jihovýchod Jihomoravský kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
VOLATILE TECHNOLOGIES LT UAB
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 460 337,50
Address
Sauletekio Al. 15-1
10224 Vilniaus

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AIRMOTEC AG
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 000 788,75
Address
15 Rue D'artiguelongue Saint-antoine
33240 Val De Virvee

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 490 100,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
DIRECCAO-GERAL DE ALIMENTACAO E VETERINARIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 19 375,00
Address
Campo Grande, N. 50
1700-093 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASSOCIACAO PARA A VALORIZACAO DA FLORESTA DE PINHO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 17 875,00
Address
Estrada 23 De Fevereiro, 372
4905-261 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Alto Minho
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 226 171,00
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora

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Region
Continente Alentejo Alentejo Central
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25

Partners (3)

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data