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HOlistic Management of Emerging forest pests and Diseases

HOlistic Management of Emerging forest pests and Diseases

Objective

HOMED will provide a full set of science-based, innovative practical methods and tools to assess and control emerging or invasive pests and pathogens threatening EU forests, following a holistic and multi-actor approach. Holistic because it will improve strategies of risk assessment and management by targeting the successive phases of invasion (transport, introduction, establishment, spread), and developing mitigation methods for each phase, i.e. prevention, detection and diagnosis, surveillance, eradication and control tools. Multi-actor because scientists will communicate with stakeholders all along the project; forest managers, biosecurity agencies, policy makers and environmental NGOs will be asked to express their needs and constrains and validate the tools as they develop. Innovation will be central, as the new tools for pest management will benefit from the most advanced technology, e.g. electronic sensors, hyper spectral cameras, the latest satellite constellation, high-throughput sequencing, unmanned aerial vehicles and artificial intelligence. As it is impossible to foresee the next invasive or emerging pest or pathogen, the overall approach will be generic. However, the new tools will be tested on four main types of pests and pathogens, i.e. foliar moths and needle blights causing tree growth loss, wood boring beetles and dieback fungi causing tree mortality. Prominent experts from the main forested countries of EU and the main regions of origin of invasive pests, e.g. North America, Australasia, China and South Africa, will contribute to the project, and ensure continuity and complementarity with past and current Euphresco and EU projects. By developing cost-effective, environmentally friendly tools for the prevention, detection and control, the project will reduce the tremendous economic losses caused by invasive forest pests and pathogens and help to maintain the critical ecosystem services provided by EU forests, including climate change mitigation.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 986 760

Participants (20)

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ALLIANCE FORETS BOIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 14 687,50

CAB INTERNATIONAL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 301 910

INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Australia

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 398 287,50

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 135 937,50

EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 212 048,75

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 385 140

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 242 812,50

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 361 236,25

MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 155 733,75

New Zealand Forest Research Institute LTD

New Zealand

PENSOFT PUBLISHERS

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 182 750

ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 33 962,50

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 455 238,75

TELESPAZIO FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 364 447,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Australia

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 413 593,75

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 324 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 771271

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 754 828,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 296,25

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France