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Sustainable innovation technology in plant nursery process improving plant quality and safety

Objective

The quality of the plant material used to establish an orchard has a relevant importance for his success. Currently, in this sector, there is a widespread usage of chemical pesticides and of synthetic fertilizers, which are leading to the reduction of microflora complexity in the soil and decreasing the overall plant quality. There is the necessity of innovating plants’ production processes to produce plants more tolerant to common pathogens, and more efficient on using of natural soil resources in all phases of cultivation. The SITINPLANT project aims to work on these problems with te principal objective to improve the process in the fruit-growing nursery sector, based on a combined use of mycorrhizae and antagonist bio control microorganism for control disease incidence, and innovative micrografting technique. The final outcome of the developed process will be a mycorrhizzated and micrografted fruit tree, resistant to biotic and abiotic stress in nursery and orchard conditions. To achieve the project objectives, the following research targets will be carried out: * Development of the correct interaction methodology of mycorrhiza and antagonist bio control micro-organisms on controlling disease incidence and improving nutrient uptake in micrografting plants * Optimization of biotization techniques on rootstocks during their production in the micropropagation laboratory * Optimization of micrografting techniques * Optimization of growing techniques in the nursery of micrografted and mycorrizated plants * Implementation and testing of the innovated plant material in the different pedo-climatic conditions. The project positive impact will benefit the overall agriculture sector, as far as the productivity of the agriculture sector strongly depends on the quality of the plant after the nursery phase.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA BASILICATA
Address
Via Nazario Sauro 85
85100 Potenza
Italy

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristos Xiloyannis (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 61 300

Participants (7)

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 3 700
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)
AGROBIOINSTITUTE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 1 700
Address
Bul. Dragan Tzankov 8
1164 Sofia

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivan Yordanov Tsvetkov (Dr.)
SELCUK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 1 700
Address
Alaaddin Keykubat Yerleskesi, Akademi Mahallesi, Yeni Istanbul Caddesi N369/1
42130 Selcuklu Konya

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erdogan Esref Hakki (Dr.)
AGRIBIOTECNICA VIVAI DEI F LLI DICHIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 444 700
Address
San Salvatore Ss 175 Km 38
75010 Bernalda Metaponto

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Dichio (Mr.)
XILOGIANNIS BROSS UN.CO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 372 700
Address
Filothei Kalamia
47042 Arta

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristoforos Xilogiannis (Dr.)
Profito Fidancilik Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 122 400
Address
Mimar Sinan Mah. Gamze Sk. No.1 - Yildirim
16310 Bursa

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hamdi Nezir (Mr.)
BALGARSKI RASTENIYA OOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 118 200
Address
Kv Klutsohor Bl 5 Ent 3 Ap 1
8800 8800

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Efstratios Stavrou (Mr.)