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

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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
Address
Stefanou Delta Street 8
14561 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 563 862,50
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 588 750
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSILICO-IPM SLAWOMIR LUX
Poland
EU contribution
€ 449 040
Address
Ul. Kornela Ujejskiego 7
05-510 Konstancin-jeziorna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PCA TECHNOLOGIES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Via San Giovanni Bosco 24
20010 Pogliano Milanese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 168 250
Address
Poljicka Cesta 35
21000 Split
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 380 587,50
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
E-NEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER BIOTECHNOLOGIE UND BIOLOGISCHEN PFLANZENSCHUTZ mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 306 575
Address
Klausdorfer Strasse 28-36
24223 Schwentinental
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 189 877,50
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 357 275
Address
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 142 500
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL MOLISE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 340 841,25
Address
Via De Sanctis Ioc. Vazzieri
86100 Campobasso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANECOOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 375
Address
Calle Monforte 1
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
R&DO LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 427 375
Address
7 Michael Koutsofta Building Mykonos 2 Office 102
2000 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SZYNISZEWSKA ANNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 172 651,25
Address
Os. Bolestawa Chrobrego 1 Lok 63
60-681 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 267 437,50
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CITRUS RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL (PTY)LTD
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 101 730
Address
2 Baker Street
1200 Nelspruit
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Yuanmingyuan Xilu 2 Haidian District
100193 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments