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In-silico boosted, pest prevention and off-season focused IPM against new and emerging fruit flies ('OFF-Season' FF-IPM)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818184

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 004 252,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 004 252,50

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

Objective

The FF-IPM project targets three highly polyphagous fruit fly (FF) species (Tephritidae) that cause devastating losses in the fresh fruit producing industry, the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), a serious emerging pest in northern temperate areas of Europe, the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) and the peach fruit fly (B. zonata) two major new (invasive) pests, which pose an imminent threat to European horticulture. The project aims to introduce in-silico supported prevention, detection and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches for both new and emerging FF, based on spatial modelling across a wide range of spatial levels, novel decision support systems, and new knowledge regarding biological traits of the target species, fruit trading and socioeconomics. FF-IPM introduces a fundamental paradigm shift in IPM towards “OFF-Season” management of FF by targeting the overwintering generation when population undergoes significant bottlenecks, preventing, this way, population growth later in season. “ON-Season” control approaches will be generated for different spatial scales considering both existing and developed by FF-IPM tools and services. Innovative prevention tools to track FF infested fruit (e-Nose) and rapidly identify intercepted specimens (Rapid-Molecular-Pest-ID tools) in imported commodities and at processing industries will be produced. Species specific e-trapping systems for the three-target FF will be advanced and employed by novel detection strategies based on spatial modelling. Both “ON and OFF-Season” IPM approaches and detection strategies will be validated in selected locations in eight different countries. FF-IPM generated data on FF response under stress conditions, overwintering dynamics, establishment and dispersion patterns of low population densities combined with advanced spatial population modeling are expected to contribute towards understanding drivers of emerging and new pests under climate change scenarios.

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Address

Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 804 875

Participants (20)

BENAKI PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 351 750

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 563 862,50

MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 588 750

INSILICO-IPM SLAWOMIR LUX

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 449 040

PCA TECHNOLOGIES SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 168 250

UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 380 587,50

E-NEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER BIOTECHNOLOGIE UND BIOLOGISCHEN PFLANZENSCHUTZ mbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 306 575

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 189 877,50

OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 357 275

Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 142 500

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL MOLISE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 340 841,25

ANECOOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 198 375

R&DO LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 427 375

SZYNISZEWSKA ANNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 172 651,25

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 267 437,50

CITRUS RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL (PTY)LTD

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 101 730

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Australia

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

China

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818184

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 004 252,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 004 252,50

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece