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Exploiting the multifunctional potential of belowground biodiversity in horticultural farming

Project description

Improving the effectiveness of biocontrol and bio-fertilisation practices in agriculture

Rich in biodiversity, the soil microbiome plays an important role in agricultural soil systems. The EU-funded EXCALIBUR project will enhance knowledge on soil biodiversity dynamics and its synergistic effects with prebiotic and probiotic approaches in horticulture. New multifunctional soil microbial inoculants (bio-inocula) and bio-effectors will be tested on three model crops of economic importance (tomato, apple, strawberry) under different experimental and open-field conditions across Europe, and the feed-feedback effect of/on native biodiversity will be monitored. To go beyond the multitude of studies on the links between soil biodiversity and plant health, EXCALIBUR will develop a comprehensive strategy of soil management improving the effectiveness of biocontrol and bio-fertilisation practices in agriculture.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2018-2
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 183 615

Participants (15)

INSTYTUT OGRODNICTWA - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 457 250
Address
Ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja Nr 1/3
96 100 Skierniewice
Activity type
Other
C.R.P.V. CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI VEGETALI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 476 625
Address
Via Dell Arrigoni 120
47023 Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 907 660
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NIAB EMR
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 403 210
Address
Huntingdon Road
CB3 0LE Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
KMETIJSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE - AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE OF SLOVENIA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 306 205
Address
Hacquetova Ulica 17
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 250
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 359 650
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 466 537,50
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 543 330
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INOCULUMPLUS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 252 375
Address
Technopole Agronov Domaine D Epoisses Rd31
21110 Breteniere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 337 500
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERMAG SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 299 375
Address
Aleja 1000-Lecia, 15G
32 300 Olkusz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NSF EURO CONSULTANTS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 325 025
Address
Avenue Pasteur 21
1300 Wavre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOMPETENZZENTRUM OBSTBAU BODENSEE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 218 750
Address
Schuhmacherhof 6
88213 Ravensburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORDERGEMEINSCHAFT OKOLOGISCHER OBSTBAU EV (FOKO)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 750
Address
Traubenplatz 5
74189 Weinsberg
Activity type
Other