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Integrated pest management strategies incorporating bio-control for european oilseed rape pests

Objective

Crop protection in oilseed rape, a major European crop, currently relies on pesticides and lags behind recent scientific advances. MASTER will construct and evaluate, through a trans-European collaborative experiment, economically viable and environmentally less harmful Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Strategies for the crop that maximise biological control of pests and minimise pesticide use, through enhancement of naturally occurring natural enemies of the pests. Indicators of crop performance, pest and damage incidence and cost-benefits will be used in evaluation. Guidelines for End-users and a Phonological Model for Decision Support will be produced. New information on the pest/natural enemy community in the crop ecosystem and new insight into the socio-economic processes affecting new technology adoption by farmers will be acquired.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
Address
West Common
AL52JQ Harpenden
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF WROCLAW
Poland
Address
Cybulskiego 32
50357 Wroclaw
ESTONIAN AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Address
Kreutzwaldi 64
51014 Tartu
FEDERAL BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY (BBA)
Germany
Address
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GOETTINGEN
Germany
Address
Grisebachstrasse 6
37077 Goettingen