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Vegetable Ozone Therapy Crops Sanitized Naturally from Seed to Feed

Project description

Ozone treatment to save crops

Plant pests and diseases pose a serious threat to crops and can result in huge economic losses for farmers. Reasons are wide ranging – from climate change and agricultural intensification. These contribute to the vulnerability of crops. Current methods to fight crop pests and diseases can be environmentally harmful while bio-pesticides have limited effect. The EU-funded OXIR project aims to upgrade an innovative technology based on the anti-pathogen action of ozone (O3). The tool sprays aqueous ozone to greenhouse crops. The result is effective disease control and sanitation that permits EU farmers to save considerable amounts of money. This solution can successfully fight fungi, bacteria and viruses. Furthermore, it is cost-effective, environmentally sustainable and its application is fast.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2
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Coordinator

MET MEDICAL EQUIPMENTS TECHNOLOGIES S.R.L
Address
Via Palazzetti 26
40068 San Lazzaro Di Savena
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 192 903,25

Participants (1)

G R GAMBERINI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 527 177
Address
Via Pederzana 9
40055 Castesano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)