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Pest Organisms Threatening Europe

Objective

This proposal SFS-03a-2014-aligned focuses to minimize the risk of introduction/impact of emerging pests threatening EU agriculture and forestry. The targets are: 1) Xylella fastidiosa and its vectors in olive, grapevine, citrus, stone fruit, ornamentals and landscape trees of high socio-economic importance; 2) ‘Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum’ and its vectors affecting a number of strategic crops such as potato, tomato and carrot; and 3) Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus (anomorph. Chalara fraxinea) and Phytophtora spp. seriously affecting broadleaf and conifer species in forest ecosystems. Targeted pests, their vectors and the host response will be explored using innovative approaches (NGS, transcriptomic). Diseases surveillance and epidemiology given by current methods will integrate improved survey protocols and remote sensing. Innovative IPM will include studies of microbiome to develop sustainable solutions in line with the EU plant health legislation. New knowledge gained with POnTE will result in an outcome-based pest prevention and management work plan to: a) implement area-wide pest risk assessments; b) prevent the entry and develop surveillance and early detection tools (diagnostic kits, lab-on-chip, new biomarkers); c) mitigate the spread and reduce the socio-economic impact; d) IPM based on disease resistance, disease-free seeds, cultural practices and physical environmentally-friendly treatments; e) support knowledge-based decision-making policies at EU level. The proposal fosters and promotes a multi-actor approach and transnational research collaborations among 25 Partners at the forefront of research in plant protection, agro-engineering and economics. It involves key industries/SMEs that develop diagnostic kits and services, agrochemical and seed companies, stakeholder groups. End-users will participate in the development of the project and immediately implement the practical solutions derived from the outcomes to solve these serious emerging diseases.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 177 075

Participants (24)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 509 000
Address
Piazza Umberto I 1
70121 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 304 500
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 268 125
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 500 100
Address
Carretera De Moncada Km 10.7
46113 Moncada Valencia
Activity type
Other
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 593 700
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 201 000
Address
St Andrews House, Regent Road
EH1 3DG Edinburgh
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 299 750
Address
Alice Holt Lodge
GU10 4LH Farnham
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUNDESFORSCHUNGS UND AUSBILDUNGSZENTRUM FUR WALD NATURGEFAHREN UND LANDSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 180 650
Address
Seckendorff Gudent Weg 8
1131 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 346 000
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 413 900
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 128 700
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA
Costa Rica
EU contribution
€ 117 500
Address
Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio
2060 San Pedro De Montes De Oca San Jose
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE - UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 204 000
Address
Nemanjina 6
11080 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CERTIS EUROPE B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 149 500
Address
Safariweg 55
3605 MA Maarssen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUREA IMAGING BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 199 500
Address
Watertorenlaan 1
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VILMORIN
France
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Route Du Manoir La Garenne
49250 La Menitre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LOEWE BIOCHEMICA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 118 600
Address
Muhlweg 2A
82054 Sauerlach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JUNG THOMAS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 137 200
Address
Am Rain 9
83131 Nussdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACLI RACALE SOCIETA AGRICOLA COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 200
Address
Via Pro Le Racale
73055 Ugento Racale
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRITEST SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Strada Provinciale Per Casamassima Km 3
70010 Valenzano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CITOLIVA, CENTRO DE INNOVACION Y TECNOLOGIA DEL OLIVAR Y DEL ACEITE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Calle Sierra Morena Manzana Parque Cientifico Tecnologico Geolit Edificio Ctsa Modulo 1 11
23620 Mengibar Jaen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRICOLA VILLENA COOPERATIVA VALENCIANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Carretera Del Puerto Sn
03400 Villena Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
A L TOZER LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Pyports, Downside Bridge Road
KT11 3EH Cobham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)