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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/compost
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

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

SOURCON-PADENA GMBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Hechinger Strasse 262
72072 Tubingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Vogt (Dr.)
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 400
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Steffens (Mr.)
CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 121 935
Address
Kamycka 129 Suchdol
16500 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pavel Tlustoš (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA A BANATULUI REGELE MIHAI I AL ROMANIEI DIN TIMISOARA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 57 637
Address
Calea Aradului 119
300645 Timisoara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Cheţ (Ms.)
BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 83 097
Address
Fovam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
László Radics (Prof.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 165 375
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bert Jansen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 453 600
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Maria Intravaja (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 445 180
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 308 784
Address
Newforge Lane 18A
BT9 5PX Belfast
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hs Shekar Sharma (Prof.)
BIOATLANTIS
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 217 800
Address
Kerry Technology Park
Tralee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kevin Griffin (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE ANHALT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 520
Address
Bernburger Strasse 55
06366 Koethen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Koslosky (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 337 412
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beat Droll (Mr.)
MADORA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 000
Address
Dinkelbergstrasse 12
79540 Lorrach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred G. Raupp (Prof.)
ABITEP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 338 700
Address
Glienicker Weg 185
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmut Junge (Dr.)
ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT HUTTENKALK EV

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 43 932
Address
Bliersheimer Strasse 62
47229 Duisburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ernst Viehausen (Dr.)
GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 336,50
Address
Oskar Von Miller Ring 29
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgit Fuchs (Ms.)
BAYER CROPSCIENCE BIOLOGICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 330
Address
Inselstrasse 12
23999 Malchow Insel Poel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Kuehn (Ms.)
SP SOURCON PADENA GMBH
Germany
Address
Sindelfinger Strasse 3
72070 Tubingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Amenta (Mr.)
FIBL PROJEKTE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 420
Address
Kasseler Strasse 1A
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uli Zerger (Dr.)
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 217 586
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.)
AGRIGES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 200
Address
Contrada Piana Zona Industriale
82030 Ponte Bn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pio Guarino (Mr.)
KOMTEK Solutions ApS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Drivervej 8
6670 Holsted
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bitten W. Lorentzen (Ms.)
KOMTEK MILJO AF 2012 AS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Drivervej 8
6670 Holsted
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bitten W. Lorentsen (Ms.)
CMAST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Georges Van Dammeplein 57
9140 Temse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karen Van Den Eeden (Ms.)
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 56 903
Address
Pater Karoly Utca 1
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katalin Juhos (Dr.)
INSTITUT FUR BAUSTOFF-FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Address
Bliersheimer Strasse 62
47229 Duisburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Detlef Prost (Mr.)