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Resource Preservation by Application of BIOefFECTORs in European Crop Production

Objective

BIOFECTOR is an integrated project that develops alternative fertilisation strategies by the use of various bio-effectors (BEs, plant growth promoting microorganisms and natural extraction products). BEs stimulate root growth, solubilise and mineralise sparingly available nutrients, or protect plants from abiotic and biotic stresses. Novel BEs will be isolated, characterized and applied in strategic combination with alternative fertilisation strategies that include organic and low-input farming, use of waste recycling fertilizers, and fertiliser-placement technologies.
Bio-effectors addressed comprise fungal strains of Trichoderma, Penicillium and Sebacinales, as well as bacterial strains of Bacillus and Pseudomonades with well-characterized root growth promoting and nutrient solubilising potential. Natural extraction products of seaweed, compost and plant extracts, as well as their purified active compounds are also tested in various combinations. Maize, wheat and tomato are chosen as representative crops. Laboratory and European-wide field experiments assure product adaptation to divers geo-climatic conditions. Viable alternatives to the conventional practice of mineral fertilisation are developed, towards environmental friendly agricultural practice with reduced agrochemical input.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM

Address

Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 550 173,50

Administrative Contact

Stephan Dabbert (Prof.)

Participants (26)

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SOURCON-PADENA GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 103 500

JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 224 400

CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 121 935

UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA A BANATULUI REGELE MIHAI I AL ROMANIEI DIN TIMISOARA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 57 637

BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 83 097

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 165 375

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 453 600

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 445 180

AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 308 784

BIOATLANTIS

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 217 800

HOCHSCHULE ANHALT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 297 520

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 337 412

MADORA GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 268 000

ABITEP GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 338 700

ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT HUTTENKALK EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 43 932

GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 124 336,50

BAYER CROPSCIENCE BIOLOGICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 153 330

SP SOURCON PADENA GMBH

Germany

FIBL PROJEKTE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 150 420

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 217 586

AGRIGES SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 115 200

KOMTEK Solutions ApS

Denmark

KOMTEK MILJO AF 2012 AS

Denmark

CMAST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 165 000

SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 56 903

INSTITUT FUR BAUSTOFF-FORSCHUNG EV

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312117

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 692 856,30

  • EU contribution

    € 5 999 821

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM

Germany