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Early detection and bio-control of mushroom pests and diseases in an Integrated Pest Management approach to comply with the European Directive 2009/128/EU

Objective

Cultivation of edible mushrooms Agaricus Bisporus in Europe is an economically valuable Industry that employs 50,000 employees with a production 965,000 tonnes and 1,300M Euros sales. Pests and diseases in this industry causes loses of 60M Euros related to Pest control. The main pest insects causing crop losses in Europe are Sciarid flies, whereas the main diseases are the fungus Verticillium, Mycogone, Dactilium and Tricoderma. Many chemicals are no longer approved for use, and with an increased demand for reduced pesticide use. Mushroom growers have an increased pressure to implement these alternatives on the basis of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and Directive 2009/128/EC. Quick actions and IPM solutions are therefore urgently needed for mushroom growers as reported by their national associations in order to adapt to a stringent legislation to reduce pesticide use.
The main aim of BIOMUSH project is to help European mushroom growers to implement IPM as part of their growing activities both to comply with the upcoming legislation and to reduce crop losses and production costs by efficiently manage pests and diseases. The main objectives: -Develop a tool for early detection of mushroom fungal diseases in situ to facilitate the control of competitor fungi and fungal diseases increasing productivity by 4%; -Provide novel biopesticides for the treatment of pests and diseases in mushroom; -Develop crop specific guidelines for Integrated Pest Management in mushroom crops in Europe; -Training to professional users and distributors.
By facilitating the implementation of IPM techniques in mushroom, growers will be able to comply with the upcoming regulation which encourages natural pest control mechanisms reducing pesticides use per farm by at least 70% (3,472 Tons in Europe after 5 years). The combined approach of early detection of fungal diseases and use of biopestices will provide a tool that will reduce yield losses caused by pests and diseases by around 48%.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

ASOCIACION PROFESIONAL DE PRODUCTORES DE SUSTRATOS Y HONGOS DE LA RIOJA NAVARRA Y ARAGON
Address
Carretera Calahorra Km 4
26560 Autol
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 57 120
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Jiménez Hernandez (Mr.)

Participants (10)

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE INTERPROFESSIONNELLE DU CHAMPIGNON DE COUCHE
France
EU contribution
€ 302 192
Address
Rue D Alesia 44
75014 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Didier Dupin (Mr.)
STOWARZYSZENIE BRANZY GRZYBOW UPRAWNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 195 571,50
Address
Ul. Dr Stanislawa Rybickiego 15 17
96 100 Skierniewice
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Szudyga Krystian (Mr.)
CONSORZIO FUNGHI DI TREVISO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 319 931,40
Address
Via Martiri Della Liberta 31
31036 Istrana Tv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Federico Mazzaro (Mr.)
RECICLADOS DE COMPOST DE LA MANCHA SCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 241
Address
Calle Extramuros Carretera Casasimarro
16220 Cuenca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Gabriel Checa
ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR TECHNOLOGY (EST) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 118 400
Address
The Old Brewery
TS274SU Castle Eden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Neil Marshall (Mr.)
LINCIS SOLUCOES INTEGRADAS PARA SISTEMAS DE INFORMACAO LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 96 380
Address
Av Senhor Da Paciencia 36 B
4705-448 Braga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adelino Silva (Mr.)
AGRON AGROCHEMICALS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 165 153
Address
Kibbutz Givat Brenner
76121 Rehovot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uri Rosenberg (Mr.)
CTC CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU CHAMPIGNON
France
EU contribution
€ 9 920
Address
Rue Bizard 22 Munet
49400 Distre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Régis Védie (Mr.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 169,50
Address
Calle Manuel Tovar 49
28034 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfredo Sanchez (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 6 921,60
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Teresa Crespo (Ms.)