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Development of a systems approach for the management of late blight in eu organic potato production

Objective

Potato late blight causes substantial economic losses in organic production systems throughout the EU. The ban on copper fungicides will substantially increase economic losses to farmers, unless suitable alternative blight management strategies are developed. The proposed project aims at developing improved organic production systems in which potato blight can be managed without or with minimum inputs of alternative interceptive treatments. This will be achieved by development of regionally adapted, blight management strategies based on
(I) identification of best current practice in different regions of the EU
(ii) variety resistance management
(iii) within field diversification strategies
(iv) preventative agronomy
(v) development and improved formulation/application technology for alternative treatments to copper fungicides.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
King George Vi Building
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Participants (12)

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Burgemeester Patijnlaan 19
2502 Den Haag (S-gravenhage)
DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Denmark
Address
Dias Research Centre Foulum
8830 Tjele
ELM FARM RESEARCH CENTRE
United Kingdom
Address
Hamstead Marshall
RG20 0HR Newbury
FEDERAL BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY (BBA)
Germany
Address
Heinrichstrasse 243
64287 Darmstadt
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATION FOR AGROECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE
Switzerland
Address
Reckenholzstrasse 191
8046 Zurich
GROUPE DE RECHERCHE EN AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE
France
Address
Site Agroparc
1222 Avignon
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Rue De Saint-brieuc 65
35042 Rennes
LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
Address
Hoofdstraat 24
3972 LA Driebergen
NORWEGIAN CENTRE FOR ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE
Norway
Address
Tingvoll Gard
6630 Tingvoll
PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Binnenhaven 5
6700 AA Wageningen
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
Switzerland
Address
Ackerstrasse
5070 Frick
UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL
Germany
Address
Nordbahnhofstr. 1A
37213 Witzenhausen