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RustWatch: A European early-warning system for wheat rust diseases

Objective

RustWatch will establish a stakeholder driven early-warning system to improve preparedness and resilience to emerging rust diseases on wheat, which is Europe’s largest agricultural crop. This is urgent because Europe in 2016 experienced the most severe epidemics of wheat stem rust for more than 50 years, and the pre-existing population of wheat yellow rust has been replaced by invasive races of non-European origin. RustWatch will address all areas listed in the call, including exploring the drivers shaping the new European wheat rust populations, assessment of their impact on agricultural productivity in the context of IPM Directive 2009/128/EC, and finally develop research and communication infrastructures taking advantage of stakeholder networks and expertise, and collaboration via existing global networks. RustWatch provides beyond state-of-the-art research within new diagnostic tools, enabling rapid and precise identification of new invasive races, and investigating the impact of virulence, aggressiveness and adaptation to warmer temperatures as drivers of pathogen spread and establishment. The research has potential for a break-through in the area of host resistance phenotyping, e.g. by going beyond the observation of disease and categorize resistance responses at the cellular level. This phenotyping is essential for utilizing the vast amount of genomic sequence information produced by new emerging breeding technologies. The early-warning system for prevention and control of rust diseases will become implemented via case studies in five regions. The case studies will aid in development and validation of the systems in collaboration with a wide array of stakeholder groups, involve agricultural advisers in disease surveillance and sampling for later diagnosis, and collect information about potential barriers in adopting the system. RustWatch engages 12 universities/research institutes, 5 agricultural advisory services, and 8 SMEs/industries.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-2
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Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 468 212,50

Participants (24)

NIAB
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 520 235
Address
Huntingdon Road
CB3 0LE Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 750 525
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 429 455
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOHN INNES CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 398 232,50
Address
Norwich Research Park Colney
NR4 7UH Norwich
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HAMBURG-EPPENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 712,50
Address
Martinistrasse 52
20251 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, PESHAWAR
Pakistan
EU contribution
€ 120 312,50
Address
The University Of Agriculture
Peshawar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAATZUCHT JOSEF BREUN GMBH AND CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 763,75
Address
Amselweg 1
91074 Herzogenaurach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETE RAGT 2N SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 26 251,25
Address
Rue Emile Singla Site De Bourran
12033 Rodez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LANTMANNEN EKONOMISK FORENING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 21 888,75
Address
Not Applicable
10425 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AS.A.R. SOCIETA SEMPLICE AGRICOLA RANDAZZO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 86 973,75
Address
Via T. Bonaviri, 1
90020 Baucina Pa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORDIC SEED AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 21 888,75
Address
Kornmarken 1
8464 Galten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GROUPE D'ETUDE ET DE CONTROLE DES VARIETES ET DES SEMENCES
France
EU contribution
€ 75 952,50
Address
Rue Georges Morel
49071 Beaucouze
Activity type
Research Organisations
TYSTOFTEFONDEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 46 871,25
Address
Teglvaerksvej 10
4230 Skaelskor
Activity type
Other
ARVALIS INSTITUT DU VEGETAL
France
EU contribution
€ 113 543,75
Address
Rue Joseph Et Marie Hackin 3
75116 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO NAVARRO DE TECNOLOGIAS E INFRAESTRUCTURAS AGROALIMENTARIAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 515
Address
Avenida Serapio Huici 22 Villava
31610 Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIR SKANE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 42 500
Address
Borgeby Slottsvag 11
237 91 Bjarred
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 183 147,50
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTYTUT HODOWLI I AKLIMATYZACJI ROSLIN - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 76 951,25
Address
Radzikow
05-870 Blonie
Activity type
Research Organisations
LATVIJAS AUGU AIZSARDZIBAS PETNIECIBAS CENTRS

Participation ended

Latvia
EU contribution
€ 15 283,06
Address
Struktoru Iela 14A
1039 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NARODNE POL'NOHOSPODARSKE A POTRAVINARSKE CENTRUM
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 63 873,75
Address
Hlohovecka 2
951 41 Luzianky
Activity type
Research Organisations
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 31 253,75
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 1
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 102 430
Address
Axeltorv 3
1609 Kobenhavn V
Activity type
Research Organisations
VYZKUMNY USTAV ROSTLINNE VYROBY VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 28 140
Address
Drnovska 507
16106 Praha 6
Activity type
Research Organisations
LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 37 085,69
Address
Liela Iela 2
3001 Jelgava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments