Skip to main content

A NOVEL AND INTEGRATED APPROACH TO INCREASE MULTIPLE AND COMBINED STRESS TOLERANCE IN PLANTS USING TOMATO AS A MODEL

Objective

Tomato is a main EU agricultural commodity, cultivated all over Europe in open and protected field and in glasshouses, representing a biological and agronomical model crop. Combined water and nutrient stress is a major problem for tomato farmers and solutions are needed to safeguard yields, while preserving the environment.
TOMRES will select, among over 10,000 available accessions, rootstocks and scions tolerating combined stress, while retaining fruit quality and yield, taking advantage of innovative screening approaches. Novel traits, in particular belowground, to be exploited in breeding, will be identified. The role of selected hormones (strigolactones and brassinosteroids) will be studied to identify further resilience traits.
TOMRES will test and optimize sustainable crop management strategies such as legume intercropping, precision fertilization and irrigation techniques, manipulation of symbiotic microorganisms, and the use of rootstocks more suited to water and nutrient uptake from the soil.
Novel genotypes X management strategies will be developed with the goal of reducing N and P application by at least 20%, water input by 40%, while granting environmental sustainability and economic viability of the solutions proposed.
Testing will be integrated with analysis of environmental (greenhouse emissions, water quality), and of socio-economic impact. Agronomical, environmental, and economical data will be processed to construction of models and of a Decision Support System.
Demonstration and dissemination activities will follow the whole course of the project, and will transfer the results to different environments and other cropping systems, thus ensuring the widest impact of the gained knowledge on the EU economy. Trans-disciplinary knowledge transfer among farmers, breeders, industries, associations and scientists will be granted by a solid multi-actor approach since the planning stage.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/grains and oilseeds/legumes
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/water engineering/irrigation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit growing

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 854 145

Participants (24)

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 369 352,50
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGROILLA SAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 562,50
Address
Cardenal Rossell S/n Mercapalma
07007 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CASELLA MACCHINE AGRICOLE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 500
Address
Localita Ca Vezzeno 1/A 1/B
29013 Carpaneto Piacentino Pc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONFEDERAZIONE GENERALE DELL AGRICOLTURA ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 120 050
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 101
00186 Roma
Activity type
Other
EDYPRO FERTILIZANTES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 177 986,25
Address
Calle Mayor 17
46134 Foios
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPESE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK PLANTENONDERZOEK E.P.S.O. IVZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 131 937,50
Address
Rue De L'industrie 4
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
GAIA EPICHEIREIN ANONYMI ETAIREIA PSIFIAKON YPIRESION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 141 661,25
Address
2, Leoforos Kifisias Kai Paradeisou Str.
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GAUTIER SEMENCES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 190 135
Address
Route D'avignon
13630 Eyragues
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 306 250
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 355 380
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEURATHER GARTNER GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 84 375
Address
Blesducker Weg 6
41517 Neurath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVARECKON SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 750
Address
Via Giovanni Bovio 6
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAMBURRINO RAFFAELE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 187,50
Address
Via Po 79
81039 Villa Literno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTAREPT INDUSTRIALIZAREA SI MARKETINGULPRODUSELOR HORTICOLE HORTING
Romania
EU contribution
€ 90 137,50
Address
Binelui 1A
042159 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 285
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 508,75
Address
Stockbridge House, Cawood
YO8 3TZ Selby
Activity type
Research Organisations
STRIGOLAB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 183 750
Address
Via Pietro Giuria 7
10125 Torino To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 182 543,75
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 310 000
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 630
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 870
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 131 390
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 353 750
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 290 037,50
Address
Carretera De Valldemossa Km 7.5
07122 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments