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Innovative strategies for copper-free low input and organic farming systems

Objective

The proposed project aims to develop innovative methods, tools and concepts for the replacement of copper in European organic and low input fruit, grapevine, potato, and tomato production systems. Copper-free production systems will be achieved by (i) providing alternative compounds, (ii) ‘smart’ application tools and (iii) by integrating these tools into traditional and novel copper-free crop production systems. The copper-free apple, grapevine, potato and tomato production systems will be (iv) evaluated in a multi-criteria assessment with respect to agronomic, ecologic and economic performance. CO-FREE will also develop strategies to develop (v) ‘smart’ breeding goals by development of crop ideotypes and (vi) foster consumer acceptance of novel disease-resistant cultivars by consumers and retailers. By involving farmers, advisors, plant protection industry, policy makers and researchers as well as the stakeholders of the European organic and low input sector (food supply chain, retailers, producers associations), CO-FREE will ensure a rapid development, dissemination and adoption of the copper replacement strategies. The multidisciplinary consortium proposed for the project includes 11 academic and 9 industry (all SMEs) partners from 10 European countries. All partner institutions are leaders in their respective fields and/or are leading providers of advisory services to farmers, retailers, policy makers and other stakeholders in the organic and low input sector.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant protection
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 497 050
Administrative Contact
Knut Steffens (Mr.)

Participants (21)

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 326 400
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beat Droll
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 811
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38010 San Michele All'adige
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ilaria Pertot (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 199 950
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bart Verweijen
BENAKI PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 180 518
Address
Stefanou Delta Street 8
14561 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emilia Markellou (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Delage (Mr.)
INSTYTUT OCHRONY ROSLIN - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 99 990
Address
Ul. Wladyslawa Wegorka 20
60 318 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Dominikowska (Ms.)
INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 166 350
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75595 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Krotoum Konate (Ms.)
CENTRO DI SPERIMENTAZIONE LAIMBURG
Italy
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Laimburg 6
39051 Vadena
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Bedin (Mr.)
STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 175 751
Address
Kosterijland 3
3981 AJ Bunnik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edith Lammerts Van Bueren (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 550
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Reinhard (Ms.)
PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 93 597
Address
Trent Lodge
GL7 6JN Cirencester
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bruce Pearce (Dr.)
AKINAO
France
EU contribution
€ 82 764
Address
52 Avenue Paul Alduy, Upvd
66100 Perpignan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annabel Simon-Levert (Dr.)
AGRO-LEVURES ET DERIVES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 73 004
Address
Rue D Alembert 14
59000 Lille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Pujos (Mr.)
BIO FRUIT ADVIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 45 337
Address
Dorpsstraat 32
4111 KT Zoelmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Trapman (Mr.)
CERADIS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 016
Address
Agro Business Park 10
6708PW Waginengen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wim Van Der Krieken (Dr.)
FYTOFEND SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 72 954
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Van Cutsem (Prof.)
NOR-NATUR APS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 327,60
Address
Kanalholmen 2
2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rune Munk Pedersen (Mr.)
BIOATLANTIS
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 69 584,40
Address
Kerry Technology Park
Tralee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kevin Griffin (Mr.)
Trifolio-M GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 70 453
Address
Dr Hans Wilhelmi Weg 1
35633 Lahnau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hubertus Kleeberg (Dr.)
E-NEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER BIOTECHNOLOGIE UND BIOLOGISCHEN PFLANZENSCHUTZ mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 70 488
Address
Klausdorfer Strasse 28-36
24223 Schwentinental
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arne Peters (Dr.)
SEAWEED CANARIAS SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Fuente 7-1
35001 Las Palmas Gran Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Milena Polifrone (Dr.)