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Innovative biological products for soil pest control

Objective

INBIOSOIL is a timely project that proposes novel eco-efficient environmentally friendly technologies substantially contributing to the reduced input of conventional chemical pesticides for the control of subterranean crop pests of global economic importance. This would be accomplished through the generation of new formulations of biological control agents (BCAs) based on entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes within integrated pest management strategies. The strategies exploit synergies between BCAs which result in higher pest mortality. The proposed strategies: (1) contribute to reduced pesticide inputs in sustainable agricultural-horticultural systems, (2) offer potential savings for growers, (3) promote biodiversity and (4) offer solutions for both organic and conventional growers, thus ensuring the competitiveness of European growers. INBIOSOIL also includes risk assessment studies which should accelerate registration of new BCA products. The goals will be accomplished through 5 complementary work packages carried out by 15 European partners. The experienced, multidisciplinary team includes researchers from academia and SMEs. The project meets the challenges of globalization, climate change, and new plant protection policies leading to the production of high-quality and safer crops; it is in accordance with the scope of the Eco-Innovation call FP7-ENV-2011-3.1.9.-1. INBIOSOIL contributes to implementation of EC regulation 1107/2009 and Directive 2009/128/EC which make it obligatory for EU Member States to implement principles of IPM with priority being given to non-chemical methods of integrated pest management. INBIOSOIL addresses direct and indirect impacts, as well as primary and secondary effects, and clearly demonstrates a substantial improvement of the sustainability performance of BCAs along the entire life cycle of the proposed solutions and considers rebound effects with respect to currently available state-of-the-art technologies or solutions.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011-ECO-INNOVATION-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 740 350
Administrative Contact
Nadja Daghbouche (Ms.)

Participants (14)

FACHHOCHSCHULE BIELEFELD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 535 794
Address
Kurt Schumacher Strasse 6
33615 Bielefeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Delphine Guichard (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 493 834
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hermann Strasser (Dr.)
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 323 089
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Beynon (Ms.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 358 856
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lene Sigsgaard (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 392 000
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürg Enkerli (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 248 137,60
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrique Quesada-Moraga (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 720
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katrin Hörmann (Ms.)
TOXMINDS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 145 920
Address
Avenue De Broqueville 116
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesca Tencalla (Dr.)
E-NEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER BIOTECHNOLOGIE UND BIOLOGISCHEN PFLANZENSCHUTZ mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 496,40
Address
Klausdorfer Strasse 28-36
24223 Schwentinental
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arne Peters (Dr.)
FYTOVITA SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 261 070
Address
Ostrozska Lhota 413
68723 Ostrozska Lhota
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miloslav Nesrsta (Dr.)
NEEM BIOTECH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 840
Address
Units G-h Roseheyworth Business Park
NP13 1SX Abertillery
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew John Micklem Shearer (Dr.)
KLASMANN-DEILMANN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 123 000
Address
Georg-klasmann-str. 2-10
49744 Geeste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernard Wehming (Mr.)
EWH BIOPRODUCTION APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 300 611,20
Address
Centervej Syd 4
4733 Tappernoeje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Wermund Hansen (Mr.)
TORUX SOFTWARE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 421 936
Address
Kings Terrace 1C
NW1 0JP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Athanasios Koukoutsakis (Dr.)