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Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems

Objective

The aim of this network is to set-up a self-sustainable Thematic Network on Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising designed for the effective exchange between researchers, industry, extension services and farming community. This network will link directly applicable research and commercial solutions and grassroots level needs and innovative ideas thoroughly captured, thus contributing to close the research and innovation divide in this area. The proposed network will be organized to cover spraying application needs in the most commonly used crops in Europe: cereals, vegetables, orchards, vineyards and greenhouses organized in seven national innovation hubs linked with international interactive workshops. This Thematic Network will address important and timely issues that are critical to improve crop productivity and reduce environmental impact. These include spraying equipment, technologies and practical methods to estimate and reduce spray drift and environmental contamination; information and procedures on the benefits of following regular inspections of sprayers in use; new spraying equipment and components to increase the efficacy of the application; practical information and advice on the dose expression dilemma especially for orchard and bush crops; calibration and operation procedures using lively videos and developed interactive training and learning material; classification schemes for sprayers and nozzles to enable farmers and pesticide companies to decide on the most suitable to them nozzle/sprayer/technology combination for certain pesticide application; environmental requirements for new sprayers following ISO 16119; and best management practices acquired over the years from several EU projects and research publications.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2017-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 306 445,39

Participants (14)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 838,04
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 284 045,31
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 229 113,94
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE LA VIGNE ET DU VIN
France
EU contribution
€ 229 335,57
Address
Domaine De L'espiguette
30240 Le Grau Du Roi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMITE EUROPEEN DES GROUPEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTEURS DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 89 383,24
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA PROTECTION DES CULTURES - EUROPEAN CROP PROTECTION ASSOCIATION - EUROPAISCHER PFLANZENSCHUTZVERBAND
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Guimard 9
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
UNION DE PEQUENOS AGRICULTORES Y GANADEROS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 71 662,43
Address
Calle Agustin De Betancourt 17/3
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Other
CONFEDERAZIONE GENERALE DELL AGRICOLTURA ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 70 850,75
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 101
00186 Roma
Activity type
Other
AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 113 638,19
Address
Markou Mpotsari 47
11742 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZUIDELIJKE LAND- EN TUINBOUWORGANISATIE VERENIGING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 87 285,79
Address
Onderwijsboulevard 225
5223 DE S Hertogenbosch
Activity type
Other
VISAVI - GOD LANTMANNASED AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 90 911,60
Address
Verkstadsgatan 2
23532 Vellinge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI OSRODEK DORADZTWAROLNICZEGO W BARZKOWICACE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 52 975,75
Address
Barzkowice Bn
73 134 Barzkowice
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMITE DES ORGANISATIONS PROFESSIONNELLES AGRICOLE DE L UNION EUROPEENNE COPA ASSOCIATION DE FAIT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 85 444,91
Address
Rue De Treves 61
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 61 631,59
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations