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Pesticide Use-and-risk Reduction in European farming systems with Integrated Pest Management

Objective

To meet both the worldwide demand for food security and new environmental needs, agriculture must increase food production and quality while decreasing its ecological footprint. Ensuring sustainability and competitiveness with reduced pesticide inputs is a major challenge.
PURE will provide integrated pest management (IPM) solutions and a practical toolbox for their implementation in key European farming systems (annual arable and vegetable, perennial, and protected crops) in which reduction of pesticide use and better control of pests will have major effects. PURE will exploit recent advances in emerging technologies, plant-pest-enemies interactions, soil and landscape ecology and pest evolution to feed IPM solutions with innovative diagnostic and decision support systems, physical devices and bio-products, strategies for ecological pest regulation and improved durability of control methods.
For each selected farming system, PURE will combine existing methods with new tools and technologies into novel IPM solutions addressing the biological, agronomical and economical diversity in Europe. IPM solutions will range from easy to adopt combinations of tactical control methods to more ambitious solutions involving strategic changes at farm level. PURE will test the efficacy, practicability and relevance of IPM solutions under the agro-ecosystems and farming conditions of the main broad European regions by on-station and on-farm experiments and will perform a comparative assessment of their environmental, economic and social sustainability. By jointly involving researchers and the key actors of pest management (farmers, advisors, policy makers and actors of the food supply chain) in design and assessment, PURE will facilitate the adoption of these innovative IPM solutions.
PURE will thereby contribute to reduce the risks to human health and the environment and the dependence on pesticides and will facilitate the implementation of the pesticides package legislation.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 436 939
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Modeste (Ms.)

Participants (25)

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 925
Address
West Common
AL52JQ Harpenden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dominique Imber (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 916 186
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brian Moller (Mr.)
JULIUS KUHN INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 770 669
Address
Erwin Baur Strasse
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Steffens (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 095 646
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Astrid Bon
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 267 460
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rudie Jullens
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 819 212
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Sattin (Dr.)
KMETIJSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE - AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE OF SLOVENIA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 133 750
Address
Hacquetova Ulica 17
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tine štebe (Mr.)
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 454 757
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carla Kydd (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 534
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38010 San Michele All'adige
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Viola (Dr.)
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 207 312
Address
Carretera De Moncada Km 10.7
46113 Moncada Valencia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Abad Isabel (Dr.)
INSTYTUT OCHRONY ROSLIN - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 138 940
Address
Ul. Wladyslawa Wegorka 20
60 318 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Danuta Sosnowska (Prof.)
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 183 460
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Imre Janos Holb (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 228 300
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Mr.)
VIDENCENTRET FOR LANDBRUG
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 168 879
Address
Agro Food Park 15
8200 Aarhus
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Dunker Nielsen (Mr.)
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole
France
EU contribution
€ 480 404
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Huet (Ms.)
BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 237
Address
Alfred-nobel-strasse 50
40789 Monheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhart Marchand (Dr.)
BIOTOP SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 6 097,59
Address
Avenue De La Grande Armee 83-85
75782 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Firouz Kabiri (Mr.)
NATURAL PLANT PROTECTION SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 122 116
Address
Route D'artix
64150 Nogueres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Soubabere (Mr.)
BURKARD MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 089
Address
Woodcock Hill Industrial Estate
WD3 1PJ Rickmansworth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stuart Wili (Mr.)
BLGG agroxpertus B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 4 911
Address
Mariendaal 8
6861 WN Oosterbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willy Banning (Mr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 429 968
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Baldissera Giovani (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 825,21
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
AGROSOLUTIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 98 422,20
Address
83 Avenue De La Grande Armee
75016 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernard Raynaud (Mr.)
SOIL CARES RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 35 789
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 7 C
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willy Banning (Mr.)
SCOTTISH CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew Nicholas Edmund Birch (Dr.)