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Transfer of INNOvative techniques for sustainable WAter use in FERtigated crops

Deliverables

E-newsletter 2

There will be 2 sorts of bi-annual e-newsletters: 1. E-newsletter for stakeholders: E-newsletters describing FERTINNOWA progress and actively disseminate information to the consortium members and a wide community of stakeholders. They will be circulated to key stakeholders in the field, in order to ensure they are kept informed in a pro-active and dynamic manner. The e-Newsletter will publish highlights of the project as well as general project news, event announcements, or invitations to participate in surveys; it will also be posted on the website. All work package leaders will provide feedback and help with the translation. 2. E-newsletter for consortium members and members of the Extern Advisory Board: this e-letter is identical to the one that is send to the stakeholders but also publish general information about the project like the reports of the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Board. [M1-M36]

Benchmark report

The results of the benchmark study and the proceedings of the Benchmark workshop will be gathered in the Benchmark report.

E-newsletter 5

There will be 2 sorts of bi-annual e-newsletters: 1. E-newsletter for stakeholders: E-newsletters describing FERTINNOWA progress and actively disseminate information to the consortium members and a wide community of stakeholders. They will be circulated to key stakeholders in the field, in order to ensure they are kept informed in a pro-active and dynamic manner. The e-Newsletter will publish highlights of the project as well as general project news, event announcements, or invitations to participate in surveys; it will also be posted on the website. All work package leaders will provide feedback and help with the translation. 2. E-newsletter for consortium members and members of the Extern Advisory Board: this e-letter is identical to the one that is send to the stakeholders but also publish general information about the project like the reports of the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Board. [M1-M36]

Questionnaire for stakeholders

The questionnaire will be used for the individual and collective stakeholder consultations.

Factsheets

The outcomes of WP3, WP4 and WP5 will be transferred to fact sheets. To prepare fact sheets with the best innovative technologies made available online and in printed copies for dissemination through the FERTINNOWA partners and on the occasion of events the project will contribute to. At least 20 fact sheets will be published containing all essential technological, regulatory, socio-and economic information. Especially for end-users practical information will be added in order to give a brief explanation how the technology could be applied correctly. Work package leaders will coordinate the preparation of fact sheets This activity will be coordinated and published by NIAB EMR. [M13-M36]

Evaluation report of on-site implementation of at least 2 innovative technologies to improve water use efficiency for soil bound crops

The experiences and results of the exchange of the on-site implementation of at least 2 innovative technologies to improve water use efficiency for soil bound crops ill be collected in a report.

E-newsletter 4

There will be 2 sorts of bi-annual e-newsletters: 1. E-newsletter for stakeholders: E-newsletters describing FERTINNOWA progress and actively disseminate information to the consortium members and a wide community of stakeholders. They will be circulated to key stakeholders in the field, in order to ensure they are kept informed in a pro-active and dynamic manner. The e-Newsletter will publish highlights of the project as well as general project news, event announcements, or invitations to participate in surveys; it will also be posted on the website. All work package leaders will provide feedback and help with the translation. 2. E-newsletter for consortium members and members of the Extern Advisory Board: this e-letter is identical to the one that is send to the stakeholders but also publish general information about the project like the reports of the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Board. [M1-M36]

Evaluation report of on site implementation of at least 2 innovative technologies to minimize impact to the environment by limiting nutrient discharge

The expericences and results of on site implementation of at least 2 innovative technologies to minimize impact to the environment by limiting nutrient discharge will be collected in a report.

E-newsletter 7

There will be 2 sorts of bi-annual e-newsletters: 1. E-newsletter for stakeholders: E-newsletters describing FERTINNOWA progress and actively disseminate information to the consortium members and a wide community of stakeholders. They will be circulated to key stakeholders in the field, in order to ensure they are kept informed in a pro-active and dynamic manner. The e-Newsletter will publish highlights of the project as well as general project news, event announcements, or invitations to participate in surveys; it will also be posted on the website. All work package leaders will provide feedback and help with the translation. 2. E-newsletter for consortium members and members of the Extern Advisory Board: this e-letter is identical to the one that is send to the stakeholders but also publish general information about the project like the reports of the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Board. [M1-M36]

Evaluation report of on-site implementation of technologies for preparation of irrigation water

Results and experiences concerning the exchange of technologies for preparation of irrigation water will be collected in a report.

E-newsletter 3

There will be 2 sorts of bi-annual e-newsletters: 1. E-newsletter for stakeholders: E-newsletters describing FERTINNOWA progress and actively disseminate information to the consortium members and a wide community of stakeholders. They will be circulated to key stakeholders in the field, in order to ensure they are kept informed in a pro-active and dynamic manner. The e-Newsletter will publish highlights of the project as well as general project news, event announcements, or invitations to participate in surveys; it will also be posted on the website. All work package leaders will provide feedback and help with the translation. 2. E-newsletter for consortium members and members of the Extern Advisory Board: this e-letter is identical to the one that is send to the stakeholders but also publish general information about the project like the reports of the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Board. [M1-M36]

Business model for 3 innovative water treatment technologies

The Reference document and the scouting of innovative technologies will deliver a wide range of technologies that increase water sustainability. This task focusses on how to get the growers to use these technologies. This is only possible when we show, from a business perspective, the benefits for both the growers, as they have to implement the technology, and the technology providers, as they have to bring the technology to this new market segment. This requires the development of business models, such as the Canvas Business Model.

Evaluation report of on-site implementation of technologies to improve water use efficiency for soilles crops

Results and experiences concerning the exchange of on-site implementation of technologies to improve water use efficiency for soilles crops will be collected in a report.

E-newsletter 1

There will be 2 sorts of bi-annual e-newsletters: 1. E-newsletter for stakeholders: E-newsletters describing FERTINNOWA progress and actively disseminate information to the consortium members and a wide community of stakeholders. They will be circulated to key stakeholders in the field, in order to ensure they are kept informed in a pro-active and dynamic manner. The e-Newsletter will publish highlights of the project as well as general project news, event announcements, or invitations to participate in surveys; it will also be posted on the website. All work package leaders will provide feedback and help with the translation. 2. E-newsletter for consortium members and members of the Extern Advisory Board: this e-letter is identical to the one that is send to the stakeholders but also publish general information about the project like the reports of the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Board. [M1-M36]

Reference documents

As part of the exchange of information carried out in the framework of both the European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive and Article 13(1) of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED, 2010/75/EU) a number of Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREFs) has been drawn up. These BREFs describe the state of the art of current and upcoming technologies and techniques and are an important instrument in the process of environmental permitting and setting national legislation. Above all the documents give a unique insight in best practices. Since the IPPC addresses mainly the larger industrial facilities in the process industry, no BREFs are available for the agricultural sectors. Analogue to these BREFs documents a Reference document for the use of water in the fertigated crops sector will be set up. [M13-24] Responsible partner: UAL, Partners involved: PCS, CATE, TNO, FC, INHORT

E-newsletter 6

There will be 2 sorts of bi-annual e-newsletters: 1. E-newsletter for stakeholders: E-newsletters describing FERTINNOWA progress and actively disseminate information to the consortium members and a wide community of stakeholders. They will be circulated to key stakeholders in the field, in order to ensure they are kept informed in a pro-active and dynamic manner. The e-Newsletter will publish highlights of the project as well as general project news, event announcements, or invitations to participate in surveys; it will also be posted on the website. All work package leaders will provide feedback and help with the translation. 2. E-newsletter for consortium members and members of the Extern Advisory Board: this e-letter is identical to the one that is send to the stakeholders but also publish general information about the project like the reports of the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Board. [M1-M36]

Report with identification of gaps

The mapping of technologies and bottlenecks which is carried out in WP3 will show which technologies are used, and which are available but may not be used at all crops or growth systems that would be applicable. Documents from relevant technology platforms such as the WssTP SRA, the SPIRE research and innovation roadmap, TP Organics SRA and EIP on Water and EIP Agri strategy documents are used for this. This task involves the analysis of the outputs from the technology mapping (Task 3.2) and bottleneck identification (task 3.3) to identify gaps in technology and legislation to reach desirable sustainable water use. A workshop will be organized to consult the Stakeholders to get input on where they see gaps (output workshop T3.5) . [M10-18]

Report with an inventory of innovative technologies of other sectors

The research stations PSKW ZW, IFAPA and CC will together with TNO, WR and the Fraunhofer Institute evaluate the applicability of the scouted technologies for their use in the different regions and growing systems for fertigated crops. The tasks specifically focusses on technologies that could fill the gaps as identified in task 4.1 but does not exclude other technologies that could improve the current situation. Technologies that are currently developed for this sector but are still in research phase (low TRL) are also taken into account. The proceedings and results of this task will be gathered in a report.

Meta-knowledge database

Water research and innovation faces several multidisciplinary challenges and involves a wide variety of stakeholders like policy sectors, decision makers, researchers, advisors and the end-users in this case the growers and grower’s organizations. By lack of adequate knowledge exchange, the expertise of this diverse group is not exploited optimally. WP2 will make an inventory of all the knowledge and technologies available into a meta-knowledge database.

Innovation showcase events

To organise national and local FERTINNOWA dissemination events. The NCP will check if the dissemination activities are carried out as planned (T6.1). Each WP member will organise at least 2 local showcase events at which exchanged technologies (WP5) or other innovative technologies mentioned in WP3 or WP4 will be showcased and the results of FERTINNOWA will be disseminated. To be held at ‘early adopter’ commercial sites to feature the individual best practice technologies and innovations Selection of sites will be done to cover at least one type of water source used for fertigation, growth system (soil-bound and soilless) and one crop type. Crops will be selected based on their economic importance in the region. [M18-M36]

Project website

To set up the Web site for FERTINNOWA and to inform about the project latest news and results. The main objective of the website will be to provide general information about the project objectives, current activities, Project Partners and achievements, relevant news and publications. The website will be updated constantly throughout the lifetime of the project, and a link will be included as a reference point in all printed materials (articles, press releases, flyers, presentations, etc.) and partner’s websites. Project partners will contribute to this task by supporting the translation of specific sections, providing input to the site in the form of relevant news items and ensuring its widest possible visibility in their own regions/countries and networks. This will be coordinated by one delegate for each country. NIAB EMR will create and maintain the content of the website with the WP1 Leader as its editor-in-chief. Further the website will contain: 1. a restricted page for the internal communication of the Consortium This page will contain all reports, e.g. the GA and EB. Only consortium members and members of the External Advisory Board will have access to this page. PSKW is responsible for maintaining this page 2. an interactive page for the stakeholder consultations, here stakeholders can complete the questionnaires. EUFRAS will be responsible for maintaining this page. 3. a meta-knowledge database: this page will contain all information gathered by the questionnaires in WP2 and will provide the consortium members of the essential information they need to work out their WPs. EUFRAS will be responsible for maintaining this database.

Practice abstracts

FERTINNOWA will provide practice abstracts to the EIP interactive platform. Results of the FERTINNOWA network will be added to the EIP database. The NCD will encourage consortium members to write practice abstracts of the current national and international research they are part of. PSKW will coordinate this action. At least 15 practical abstracts will be added to the EIP database.[M13-M36]

Platform for knowledge exchange consisting of various group of stakeholders

WP2 will create a platform consisting of a various group of stakeholders . The other WPs will use the platform and will have easy access to the gathered information. Results of the WPs will feed back into the platform.

Science and Policy event

This task is aimed to disseminate the results to a wider community by an international conference opened to any participant from both industry and academia and will include talks and presentations from the FERTINNOWA partners, but also from invited speakers that have worked on related topics. During the conference there will be a showcase event in which innovative technologies will be showcased. Special focus will go to at least 8 technologies that were exchanged in WP5, that will be showcased on field. Researchers, consumer organisations, ngo’s, industry, policy makers, growers and grower organisations will be informed about this conference. In order to support the exchange of the information to the growers, the FERTINNOWA network provides budget to make at least 30 growers, divided over the different participating Member States take costless part to the conference. Papers and documents of the event will be spread and make available on the project website. The conference will take place in Almeria. IFAPA will coordinate the organisation in close collaboration with all WP leaders and UAL.

Scientific papaers

To publish of at least 5 scientific papers for peer reviewed journals, international conferences, and workshops

National articles

All partners will distribute this information to their network of relevant local press contacts, providing translations when necessary. Each partner will publish at least 1 article per year.

Publications

Use of satellite images to determination of different productive zones in commercial processing tomato farm

Author(s): C. Campillo Torres, J. Carrasco, J. L. Gordillo, A. Cordoba, J. I. Macua
Published in: 15th ISHS Symposium on Processing tomato, Abstract book, 2018

Analysing factors to enhance the adoption of innovative water management solutions in fertigated crops

Author(s): E. Stavridou, E. Berckmoes, E. Lechavalier, R. Granell-Ruiz, D. Roca, J. Audenaert
Published in: Fourth International Horticulture Research Conference, Programme Book, 2017

Use of sensors and spatial variability to fertilization management in processing tomato

Author(s): C. Campillo Torres, J. Carrasco, S. Millan, L. Martinez, M. Del Henar Prieto
Published in: 15th ISHS Symposium on Processing tomato, Abstract book, 2018

Showcasing a fertigation management strategy for increasing water and nitrogen use efficiency in soil-grown vegetable crops in the FERTINNOWA project

Author(s): J. J. Magán, M. Gallardo, M. D. Fernández, M. L. Garcia, M. R. Granados, F. Padilla, R. B. Thompson
Published in: XXX. International Horticultural Congress, Abstract book, 2018

Understanding farmers' choices and management practices in fertigated horticulture

Author(s): E. Stavridou, E. Lechavalier, R. Granell-Ruiz, D. Roca, G. Key, J. Audenaert, E. Berckmoes
Published in: XXX. International Horticultural Congress, Abstract book, 2018

Analysing factors to enhance the adoption of innovative water management solutions in fertigated crops

Author(s): R. Granell-Ruiz, E. Berckmoes, D. Roca, E. Stavridou, J. Audenaert, E. Lechavalier
Published in: Land Use and Water Quality: effect of agriculture on the environment Volume of abstracts, 2017

Use of sensors and spatial variability to fertilization management in processing tomato

Author(s): C. Campillo, J. Carrasco, S. Millán, L. Martinez, M.H. Prieto
Published in: Acta Horticulturae, Issue 1233, 2019, Page(s) 73-82, ISSN 0567-7572
DOI: 10.17660/actahortic.2019.1233.12

Awareness raising and transfer of knowledge and technology in circular horticulture

Author(s): E. Berckmoes, R. Cáceres , E. Beerling, I. VänninenJ. Garcia, F. Gonzalez
Published in: 2019

Monitoring and metrics for boosting circularity in horticulture

Author(s): T. Bartzanas, E. Berckmoes, M. J. Costa, S. Di Lonardo, J. J. Magán, D. Massa, I. Vänninen
Published in: 2019

Water use in greenhouse horticulture: efficiency and circularity

Author(s): J.M. Costa, E. Berckmoes, E. Beerling, S. Nicola, J. J. Magán, J. Garcia, R. Cùaceres
Published in: 2019

Fertigation Bible

Author(s): Thompson, R.B, Delcour, I., Berckmoes, E., Stavridou (Editors)
Published in: 2018