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Strategies for the eradication and containment of the invasive pests Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier and Paysandisia archon Burmeister

Objective

"The PALM PROTECT consortium aims to develop reliable methods, for use by national plant protection organisations (NPPO), inspection services, growers and other end-users, for early detection, eradication, control and containment of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and the moth Paysandisia archon. The methods will be developed for use at origin, point of entry, in transit and on-site to combat these invasive pests of palm trees. The methods will support stakeholders and end-users in the implementation of Council Directives 2000/29/EC, 2007/365/EC, 2008/776/EC, 2009/7/EC and 2010/467/EU.
The objectives identified to achieve these goals are: 1) to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the biology (life cycles, host range, capacity for dispersal, behaviour) of R. ferrugineus and P. archon to facilitate decision making for risk assessment and optimisation of monitoring and control methods. 2) To combat the spread and establishment of R. ferrugineus and P. archon by the development of technologies for the early detection and monitoring of these pests. Detection in quarantine areas using dogs, acoustic and thermal methods, and in open areas using trapping and aerial/satellite imaging, along with a decision support system 3) To develop methods to eradicate, control and contain R. ferrugineus and P. archon, to restrict their further invasion of EU territories. Scientifically based protocols will be developed for quarantine treatments, for eradication and containment including preventive and curative techniques, and proper disposal of infested material. 4) To disseminate the findings of this work both within and outside the EU Community, through working with NPPOs, the European Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO) and other stakeholders.
PALM PROTECT will address gaps in current technology for the detection, eradication and containment of R. ferrugineus and P. archon, thereby helping to minimise the economic and environmental impact of these pests."

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinator

Food and Environment Research Agency
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 415 064
Administrative Contact
Neil Audsley (Dr.)

Participants (12)

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 364 186
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruth Lerer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 308 838
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ismael Rodrigo-Martínez (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 258 418
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmen Tarradas Iglesias (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 212 631
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Perez Garcia (Mr.)
BENAKI PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 209 022
Address
Stefanou Delta Street 8
14561 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kyriaki Machera (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 351 415
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didier Rochat (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 276 267
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosolino Meli (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 154 491
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nunzio Isidoro (Prof.)
ENDOTERAPIA VEGETAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 171 848
Address
Calle Selva - Poligono El Pla 24
17486 Castello D'empuries
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joan Manel Barroso Martínez (Mr.)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 204 920
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Farida Sissaoui (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 34 819
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gregor Belušič (Dr.)
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
El Gamaa St 9
12619 Giza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Abd El-Moneam El-Banna (Dr.)