Skip to main content

Novel Approaches for Plant Health Monitoring

Objective

Agriculture must adjust to future climate change already pushing growers to constantly try to monitor plants’ health to offset yield losses. To reduce yield losses and facilitate effective management practices constant and precise monitoring of plant health is essential. Current monitoring approaches fall short in fulfilling early detection of physiological perturbations that could threaten productivity and make corrective interventions possible.
In PANTHEON, our major goal is to establish approaches with unprecedented precision and sensitivity for constant monitoring of plant health focusing on Brassicaceae and Grapevine. These are important annual and perennial species, respectively, for the EU economy and among the most valuable crops in the world. We will develop remote sensing coupled with spectroscopy-based approaches allowing high spatialization of results during abiotic stress and pest diseases. We will complement these approaches with remote or lab microtechnologies, imaging sensing for label-free, fast and sensitive analysis focusing on early stress perception. In parallel, we will establish computational approaches to manage monitoring data and provide software for monitoring the plant’s health and yields.
PANTHEON comprises nine partners, five academic and four non-academic partners. Academic institutions, nurseries, breeders, software developers, and other private sectors will be the main recipients of the novel knowledge and technical advances obtained. The approaches that will be developed can be adapted for monitoring the health of any important plant species, apart from Brassicaceae and Grapevine. Finally, PANTHEON is endowed with significant training activities for the training of the next generation of researchers to meet the growing demands of Academic and Industry settings.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 469 200

Participants (6)

CENTRO DI RICERCA, SPERIMENTAZIONE E FORMAZIONE IN AGRICOLTURA BASILE CARAMIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 96 600
Address
Via Cisternino 281
70010 Bari
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE DE REIMS CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 64 400
Address
2 Avenue Robert Schuman
51100 Reims
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE DE BIOTECHNOLOGIE A LA TECHNOPOLE DE BORJ CEDRIA
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 174 800
Address
Route Touristique Borj Cedria
2050 Hammam Lif
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHEMA LABORATORIES ANALYTIKA ERGASTIRIA OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 36 800
Address
Xenofondos 2
20131 Korinthos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVANCED WAVE SENSORS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 55 200
Address
C/ Ciscar 40-8
46005 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGNINUM GESTAO DE PATRIMONIO CULTURAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 220 800
Address
Rua Sete 85 Paredes
4845-024 Rio Caldo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

FERDOWSI UNIVERSITY OF MASHHAD
Iran
Address
Admin. Bldg. University Campus Azadi Sq
9177948974 Mashhad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Neill Hall 423
99164-3140 Pullman, Washington
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments