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Biological control manufacturers in Europe develop novel biological control products to support the implementation of Integrated Pest Management in agriculture and forestry

Objective

"The objective of BIOCOMES is to develop 11 new biological control agents (BCAs) for key markets in European agriculture and forestry. BCAs were identified through market analysis by six manufactures of biological control products. BCAs will primarily be for use in open field crops of vegetables (3), of which 2 are also for use in protected crops, arable crops (3), fruit crops (3), and three different types of forests (2). Primary targeted pests are: gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar), pine weevil (Hylobius abietis), tomato pinworm (Tuta absoluta), white flies, aphids of fruit tree crops and Mamestra brassicae. Primary targeted pathogens are: damping-off diseases in forest nurseries, soilborne pathogens of oilseed rape and cereals, brown rot (Monilinia spp.) of stone fruit, and powdery mildew of cereals (Blumeria graminis). The economic sustainability during the entire development process will be assessed by the responsible industrial partners. The environmental sustainability will be quantified for each BCA by means of the Sustainable Process Index method. The entire developmental process for each of the 11 BCA products is guided by a consultancy partner specialized and leading in (bio) pesticide registration including risk assessments for European (bio) pesticide industries. In vitro production of entomopathogenic viruses as new innovative technique like will be developed aimed at a breakthrough in economic production. Downstream-technology and shelf life for entomopathogenic nematodes will be improved. BIOCOMES will communicate project results with all stakeholders with special attention to European IPM networks throughout the whole project duration. BIOCOMES combines the expertise of 10 industrial SME partners, 3 larger industrial partners and 14 research partners with 38% of the requested EU contribution supporting SMEs. All 11 BCA solutions will be novel IPM tools and new alternatives to replace major pesticide applications in European agriculture and forestry."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops/oleaginous plant
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops/oilseed rape
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit

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

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 198 581,80
Administrative Contact
Bart Verweijen (Mr.)

Participants (26)

ANDERMATT BIOCONTROL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 632 339,75
Address
Stahlermatten 6
6146 Grossdietwil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heiri Wandeler (Dr.)
CBC EUROPE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 838,40
Address
Via E. Majorana 2
20834 Nova Milanese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Benuzzi (Dr.)
E-NEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER BIOTECHNOLOGIE UND BIOLOGISCHEN PFLANZENSCHUTZ mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 855 650
Address
Klausdorfer Strasse 28-36
24223 Schwentinental
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tilmann Frank (Mr.)
OPENNATUR SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 400
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 580
08011 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Victor Perdrix Sapina (Mr.)
BAYER CROPSCIENCE BIOLOGICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 833,20
Address
Inselstrasse 12
23999 Malchow Insel Poel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Kühn (Mrs.)
VIRIDAXIS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 455 873,25
Address
Rue Louis Bleriot 11
6041 Gosselies Charleroi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Cambier (Dr.)
MARIANN KERSTIN WIKSTROM
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 317 380,80
Address
Karrarpsvagen 410
26590 Astorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariann Wikström (Dr.)
ARA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 223 200
Address
Via Madonna Delle Lacrime 70
95037 San Giovanni La Punta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonino Azzaro (Mr.)
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 154 800
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.)
COILLTE TEORANTA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 50 008,80
Address
Dublin Road
Newtownmountkennedy Wicklow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Padraig O'tuama (Mr.)
FACULTY OF BIOLOGY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 49 140
Address
Studentski Trg 3/2
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
željko Tomanović (Prof.)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 311 244,40
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beat Droll (Mr.)
GAB CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 155 024,50
Address
Ottenbecker Damm 10
21684 Stade
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adolf Heintze (Dr.)
VIOMICHANIA EMPORIKON GEORGIKON PHARMAKON HELLAFARM AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 192 561,75
Address
Fleming Odos 15
15123 Maroussi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Phoebe Legakis (Mrs.)
INSTYTUT BADAWCZY LESNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 304 469,40
Address
Braci Lesnej 3
05 090 Sekocin Stary
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iwona Skrzecz (Prof.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 162 888
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pilar Gaitón Esteban (Mrs.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 251 755
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jordi De La Cuesta Fernandez (Mr.)
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 549 129
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johannes Jehle (Prof.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 529 728
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Griffin (Dr.)
PROEFCENTRUM FRUITTEELT VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 300 150
Address
Fruittuinweg 1
3800 Sint Truiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
André Deroose (Mr.)
SEKEM ENERGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 131 400
Address
Steinberg 132
8151 Hitzendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgit Birnstingl (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 397 352
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Berg (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DOS ACORES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 200 880
Address
Rua Da Mae De Deus Reitoria Apartado 1422
9501 801 Ponta Delgada S Miguel Acores
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nelson Simoes (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 271 836
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serena Galzignato (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD PUBLICA DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 225 600
Address
Campus De Arrosadia
31006 Pamplona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benigno Gomez (Mr.)
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 477 200
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regine Eibl (Prof.)