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Strategies to develop effective, innovative and practical approaches to protect major European fruit crops from pests and pathogens

Objective

The DROPSA consortium will create new knowledge and understanding of the damage and losses of fruit crops resulting from pests and pathogens, with a specific focus on the new and emerging threats due to Drosophila suzukii and quarantine pathogens Pseudomonas syringae, Xanthomonas fragariae and X. arboricola. The project will deliver a cost effective approach that can be widely implemented by the EU fruit industry. The aims and objectives are to:
• Determine the pathways of introduction and spread of D. suzukii and pathogens into the EU and develop preventative strategies and recommendations against the introduction of other dangerous fruit pests and pathogens.
• Determine the biology, ecology and interaction of these pests and diseases in different regions of Europe. This will involve a comprehensive evaluation of the life cycles, host ranges, capacities to disperse, the identification of natural enemies, plant-pathogen interactions as well as the semiochemicals involved in the behaviour of D. suzukii. The biology will provide the platform to develop practical solutions for sustainable pest control.
• Develop innovative and effective control options using approved chemicals, semiochemicals, novel antimicrobial compounds and biological control agents as well as cultural practices, sterile insect techniques and new mode of action compounds. The most reliable and effective control options will be combined to optimise an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy.
• Develop forecasting and decision support systems and risk mapping as a component of IPM. The economic viability of proposed strategies for fruit crop protection will be evaluated and used to support decision making in the implementation of IPM strategies to protect the EU fruit sector.
To protect intellectual property (IP) and to undertake dissemination and exploitation actions to maximise the impact and up take of the recommended IPM by commercial fruit growers.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology
  • /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

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
Address
30 Berners Street
W1T 3LR London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 422 625,70
Administrative Contact
Neil Audsley (Dr.)

Participants (26)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 617 270
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Charlotte Blankenspoor
CAB INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 350 594
Address
Noseworthy Way
OX10 8DE Wallingford
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marc Kenis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 254 332
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helena Montiel (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 336 564
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luana Imbastaro (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 216 198
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 345 519
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrés Moratal Roselló (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 312 493
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 333 636
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marco Scortichini (Dr.)
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE ET MEDITERRANEENNE POUR LA PROTECTION DES PLANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 175 860
Address
Boulevard Richard Lenoir 21
75011 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Muriel Suffert (Mrs.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 289 047
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Modeste (Ms.)
ENDOTERAPIA VEGETAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 337 806
Address
Calle Selva - Poligono El Pla 24
17486 Castello D'empuries
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joan Manel Barroso Martínez (Mr.)
Oxitec Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 669
Address
Miton Park 71
OX14 4RX Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martha Koukidou (Dr.)
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 244
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Steffens (Mr.)
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 331 964
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Baumann (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 245 021
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisa Barzon (Dr.)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada
Address
Baseline Road, 1341
K1A OC5 Ontario
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tara Gariepy (Dr.)
THE NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE FOR PLANT AND FOOD RESEARCH LIMITED
New Zealand
Address
Mount Albert Road 120 Mount Albert Research Centre
1025 Auckland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claire Hall (Dr.)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
United States
Address
Independence Ave. S.w. 1400
DC 20250 Washington
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jana Lee (Dr.)
YUNNAN AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 167 880
Address
Hei Long Tan
650202 Kunming
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chun Xiao (Dr.)
PHEROBANK BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 112 800
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frans Griepink (Dr.)
AGRIFUTUR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 229 516
Address
Via Campagnole 8
25020 Alfianello
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Kron Morelli (Dr.)
KOKURITSU DAIGAKU HOJIN HOKKAIDO DAIGAKU
Japan
Address
Kita 8 Nishi 5 Kita Ku
060 0808 Sapporo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Masahito Kimura (Prof.)
ECOLOGIA Y PROTECCION AGRICOLA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 075
Address
Calle Gregal 11 - Poligono Industrial Ciutat De Carlet
46240 Carlet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Teresa Gadea Solera (Ms.)
HANDELSONDERNEMING VLAMINGS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 111 750
Address
Prins Reinierstraat 7
4651 RZ Steenbegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sjoerd Hardus (Mr.)
INSTYTUT OGRODNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 37 856
Address
Ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja Nr 1/3
96 100 Skierniewice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanna Pulawska (Dr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 245,30
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Neil Audsley (Dr.)