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Botanical plant Protection agent from Larix by-products

Objective

The main objective of ProLarix is to facilitate the translation of an innovation developed under FP7 project ForestSpeCs from an intriguing concept to a business model for European SMEs in forestry and the agricultural sector.
The potential use of bioactive extracts of by-products of the forest industry was evaluated under FP7 project ForestSpecs. Constituents of Larix by-products (‘Larixyne’) were demonstrated to have a high potential to be developed into a fungicide (plant protection product, PPP) with (i) high efficacy against a key disease of agriculture, (ii) an favourable environmental profile with respect to environmental impact and use of renewable resources, as well as (iii) a high potential to generate added value in the forest industry and European production of ‘smart’ crop protection technologies.
Bringing potential plant protection products to the market necessitates substantial investments in the development of the registration dossier and market development. It is therefore essential to provide a priori information in order to predict the scale of investments as well as the time needed for registration of a novel PPP under EU legislation.
ProLarix will therefore (i) pilot production and uses of Larixyne, (ii) validate efficacy and demonstrate its value as a PPP in European grapevine production systems, (iii) demonstrate the avenue to large scale production of high quality product, (iv) fill in data gaps and provide an initial data set to be used for future registration and (v) develop a road map for the development of a full dossier and capture of the market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant protection
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 193 764
Administrative Contact
Beat Droll (Mr.)

Participants (4)

Trifolio-M GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 385 316
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.)
GAB CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 400
Address
Ottenbecker Damm 10
21684 Stade
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adolf Heintze (Dr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 129 960
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kaisu Taskila (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 941
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Mrs.)