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Pest Organisms Threatening Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 635646

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 919 796,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 850 000

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

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.

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

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 304 500

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 268 125

INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 500 100

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 593 700

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 201 000

FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 299 750

Bundesforschungs-und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 180 650

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 346 000

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 413 900

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 128 700

UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA

Costa Rica

EU Contribution

€ 117 500

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE - UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 204 000

CERTIS EUROPE B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 149 500

AUREA IMAGING BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 199 500

VILMORIN

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

LOEWE BIOCHEMICA GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 118 600

JUNG THOMAS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 137 200

ACLI RACALE SOCIETA AGRICOLA COOPERATIVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 181 200

AGRITEST SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

FUNDACION CITOLIVA, CENTRO DE INNOVACION Y TECNOLOGIA DEL OLIVAR Y DEL ACEITE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

AGRICOLA VILLENA COOPERATIVA VALENCIANA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

A L TOZER LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 635646

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 919 796,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 850 000

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

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