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Innovative biological products for soil pest control

Innovative biological products for soil pest control

Objective

INBIOSOIL is a timely project that proposes novel eco-efficient environmentally friendly technologies substantially contributing to the reduced input of conventional chemical pesticides for the control of subterranean crop pests of global economic importance. This would be accomplished through the generation of new formulations of biological control agents (BCAs) based on entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes within integrated pest management strategies. The strategies exploit synergies between BCAs which result in higher pest mortality. The proposed strategies: (1) contribute to reduced pesticide inputs in sustainable agricultural-horticultural systems, (2) offer potential savings for growers, (3) promote biodiversity and (4) offer solutions for both organic and conventional growers, thus ensuring the competitiveness of European growers. INBIOSOIL also includes risk assessment studies which should accelerate registration of new BCA products. The goals will be accomplished through 5 complementary work packages carried out by 15 European partners. The experienced, multidisciplinary team includes researchers from academia and SMEs. The project meets the challenges of globalization, climate change, and new plant protection policies leading to the production of high-quality and safer crops; it is in accordance with the scope of the Eco-Innovation call FP7-ENV-2011-3.1.9.-1. INBIOSOIL contributes to implementation of EC regulation 1107/2009 and Directive 2009/128/EC which make it obligatory for EU Member States to implement principles of IPM with priority being given to non-chemical methods of integrated pest management. INBIOSOIL addresses direct and indirect impacts, as well as primary and secondary effects, and clearly demonstrates a substantial improvement of the sustainability performance of BCAs along the entire life cycle of the proposed solutions and considers rebound effects with respect to currently available state-of-the-art technologies or solutions.

Coordinator

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Address

Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 740 350

Administrative Contact

Nadja Daghbouche (Ms.)

Participants (14)

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FACHHOCHSCHULE BIELEFELD

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 535 794

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 493 834

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 323 089

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 358 856

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 392 000

UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 248 137,60

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 268 720

Toxminds BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 145 920

E-NEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER BIOTECHNOLOGIE UND BIOLOGISCHEN PFLANZENSCHUTZ mbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 270 496,40

FYTOVITA SPOL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 261 070

NEEM BIOTECH LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 100 840

KLASMANN-DEILMANN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 123 000

EWH BIOPRODUCTION APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 300 611,20

TORUX SOFTWARE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 421 936

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282767

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 387 361,60

  • EU contribution

    € 4 984 654,20

Coordinated by:

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany