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PHEromones for Row crop Applications

Project description

New MD method to increase agricultural productivity

The global population growth means farmers worldwide need to increase crop production. However, pests remain a problem. EU scientists are moving away from current methods such as chemical insecticides and GM crops, which are unsustainable. The EU-funded PHERA project is developing a new effective, affordable and sustainable pest control method that uses insect sex pheromones to prevent pest reproduction by disrupting the insects’ ability to attract mating partners. The mating disruption (MD) method, which has been widely used for specialty crops, does not affect biodiversity, soil or groundwater. PHERA is developing the biological production of radically cheaper pheromones that will finally allow the application of MD for pest control in row crops. By 2027, PHERA plans to have created a new agtech business for MD solutions in row crop applications worth EUR 640 million and 300 new jobs.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2019
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Funding Scheme

BBI-IA-DEMO - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Demonstration

Coordinator

BIOPHERO APS
Address
Lerso Parkalle 42 4
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 3 285 289

Participants (6)

BIOPROCESS PILOT FACILITY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 212 250
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Other
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 294 137
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOVAGRICA HELLAS ANONIMI EMPORIKI EXAGOGIKI KAI SYMVOULEFTIKI ETAIRIA BIOLOGIKON KAI CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 257 250
Address
Gravias 10-12
10678 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RUSSELL IPM LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 490 684
Address
Third Avenue Unit 68 Deeside Industrial Park Deeside
CH5 2LA Flintshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEDQ HEALTHY CROPS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 397 556
Address
Carrer Llull 41,
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISCA Europe, SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 464 998
Address
27 Rue De Chatry
35260 San Malo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)