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EU Title of project:
Solutions for the mushroom industry to emerging disease threats from Trichoderma and Virus

Objective

The mushroom industry SME AGs across Europe have come together to request the main research providers of applied mushroom research in Europe to conduct research on Trichoderma and Virus, two major problems for the industry. Disease control has been compromised by the withdrawal of key pesticides and disinfectants by the EU in recent years, such as the withdrawal of approval for formaldehyde as a disinfectant and carbendazim fungicide for Trichoderma control. The Mushroom SME AGs want to know what their members must do to prevent and / or control outbreaks of Trichoderma and Virus. Disease control must now be based on a sustainable integrated pest management system (IPM). IPM focuses on combining (i) improved hygiene procedures (ii) knowledge of how individual diseases and pests spread within and between crops (epidemiology), (iii) improved diagnostics and (iv) optimum use of available products to control and reduce the incidence of disease.

This project aims to provide research-based solutions for the mushroom industry to deal with these two relatively new major diseases affecting production. Application of the solutions developed by this project to the European mushroom industry will reduce crop losses and increase efficiency and competitiveness. During the project we will (1) generate technical research-based information on how Trichoderma and MVX grow, survive and spread in mushroom compost in order to identify the weak links in the chain and the steps needed to strengthen them; (2) screen and evaluate alternative disinfectant and biocontrol products for use in disease prevention and control programmes; (3) identify, characterise and quantify the presence of pathogens on mushroom farms and compost facilities across Europe over a period of up to 12 months, using the most up to date technologies; (4) work towards identifying diagnostics service provider(s) who will offer new diagnostic tests, developed during the project, to SME AG members; (5) compile key results into Technical Factsheets for SME AGs to distribute to their members and (6) hold seminars, workshops and conferences organised by SME AGs for their members. In the region of 300+ SME mushroom growers and composters will benefit from the results and this will lead to reduced disease incidence and associated costs savings among a large group of SMEs.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

Agricultural Catchments Programme
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 76 800
Administrative Contact
Helen Grogan (Dr.)

Participants (17)

COMMERCIAL MUSHROOM PRODUCERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 490 015
Address
Ballinode Road Newgrove Industrial Estate Unit 7/8 Ballinode
Monaghan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lorraine Rohagnan (Ms.)
VERENIGING ONAFHANKELIJKE CHAMPIGNONTELERS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 280 320
Address
Brugsesteenweg 66
8740 Pittem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Delbeke (Mr.)
STOWARZYSZENIE BRANZY GRZYBOW UPRAWNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 355 025
Address
Ul. Dr Stanislawa Rybickiego 15 17
96 100 Skierniewice
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Krystian Szudyga (Dr.)
COOPERATIE FUNGHI UA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 465 626
Address
Driekronenstraat 6
6596 MA Milsbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rob Maas (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 4 176
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erwin Jolink (Dr.)
INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 2 800
Address
Ieperseweg 87
8800 Rumbeke Roselare
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bart Houthoofd (Mr.)
EAST MALLING RESEARCH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 800
Address
New Road East Malling West Malling
ME19 6BJ Kent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philip Smith (Mr.)
AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 800
Address
Newforge Lane 18A
BT9 5PX Belfast
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mairead Kilpatrick (Mrs.)
THE CIRCA GROUP EUROPE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 82 772
Address
Pembroke Street 26 Fitzwilliam Business Centre
D02 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jim Codd (Mr.)
THE AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (AHDB)
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 419 018
Address
Stoneleigh Park
CV8 2TL Kenilworth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Scott Raffle (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL MUSHROOMS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 89 888
Address
Beechmount Industrial Estate
Navan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrian Cronin (Mr.)
HOOIJMANS COMPOST BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 62 100
Address
Noordbeemdenweg 4
5331 LG Kerkdriel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Piet Lempens (Mr.)
KAREL STERCKX
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 34 200
Address
Kachtemsestraat 330
8800 Roeselare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luc Vandewalle (Mr.)
CUSTOM COMPOST PRIVATE UNLIMITED COMPANY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 33 600
Address
Ballyminaun Hill
R01 Gorey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helen Fanning (Ms.)
CNC GRONDSTOFFEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 147 335
Address
Driekronenstraat 6
6596 MA Milsbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline Van Der Horst (Dr.)
MONAGHAN MUSHROOMS IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 39 425
Address
Tyholland
Monaghan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Linda Mcentee (Ms.)
VZW PROEFCENTRUM VOOR CHAMPIGNONTEELT

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Ieperseweg 87
8800 Rumbeke Beiten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bram Van Nevel (Mr.)