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EMERGING VIRAL DISEASES IN TOMATOES AND CUCURBITS: IMPLEMENTATION OF MITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR DURABLE DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Objective

Viral diseases can cause severe losses to vegetable crop production which has an estimated annual value of 34,5 billion EUR in Europe. Therefore several billions are lost every year due to the prominence of viral diseases and the emergence of new viruses in European fields and greenhouses. Importantly viral diseases also lead to the extensive use of pesticides, thereby exposing European growers and consumers to pesticide residues.
In relation to the work programme, the project aims at developing rapid and lasting solutions to emerging viral diseases caused by begomoviruses (whitefly-transmitted) and tobamoviruses (mechanically transmitted) on cucurbits and tomato in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin as well as at increasing knowledge to better control and manage the viral diseases.
The project is structured in 6 objectives :
1. Knowledge sharing and engagement of stakeholders in research activities (Short term impact)
2. Develop robust diagnostic tests, quarantine measures and identify ecological factors driving disease outbreaks (Short term impact)
3. Understand plant-virus(es)-vector interactions (Medium term impact)
4. Develop IPM solutions (Medium term impact)
5. Pyramidize natural resistance (Long term impact)
6. Train the value chain (Medium term impact)

The objectives will build on 1) detailed study of virus biology and transmission under climate change conditions; 2) development of classical solutions (IPM and natural resistance) to control viral diseases with two distinct modes of transmission; 3) testing novel approaches (biopesticides, biological control, cross-protection) to mitigate viral diseases and to reduce pesticide usage.

In order to take into account the diversity of vegetable cropping systems and viral diseases, focus groups involving extension services, commercial companies and growers will help co-designing research activities and mitigation strategies from the onset of the project.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-2
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 909 250

Participants (23)

DE CEUSTER MESTSTOFFEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 334 291,25
Address
Bannerlaan 79
2280 Grobbendonk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION PARA LAS TECNOLOGIAS AUXILIARES DE LA AGRICULTURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 298 860
Address
Avda De La Innovacion 23 Parque Tecnologico De Almeria El Alquian
04131 Almeria
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 256 105
Address
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 489 462,50
Address
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
SE10 9LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 460 000
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE DE RECERCA EN AGRIGENOMICA CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 500
Address
Parc De Recerca De L Uab Campus Uab Edifici Crag Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 406 870,84
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 403 530
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 344 163,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 310 797,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
EMWEB
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 334 625
Address
Duigemhofstraat 101
3020 Herent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 640 000
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PROEFCENTRUM HOOGSTRATEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 202 687,50
Address
Voort 71
2328 Hoogstraten Meerle
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIATION PROVENCALE DE RECHERCHE ET D'EXPERIMENTATION LEGUMIERE
France
EU contribution
€ 93 500
Address
Route De Molleges
13210 Saint Remy De Provence
Activity type
Research Organisations
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 187,50
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
SYNGENTA FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
12 Chemin De L'hobit
31790 Saint Sauveur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCIENTIA TERRAE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 227 625
Address
Fortsesteenweg 30A
2860 Sint Katelijne Waver
Activity type
Research Organisations
HUERTA VALLE HIBRI2 SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 830
Address
Cno Remanente Huerta Valle S/n
29700 Velez Malaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA DE GESTION AGRARIA Y PESQUERA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 116 912,50
Address
Calle Tabladilla 1
41013 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LANDWIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 881,25
Address
Nevinghoff 40
48147 Munster
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STE MARAISSA SA
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 38 688,75
Address
Km 39 Rte Tiznit Tin Mansour Cht Ait Baha
80000 Agadir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RTDS - VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER KOMMUNIKATION UND VERMITTLUNG VON FORSCHUNG, TECHNOLOGIE UND INNOVATION (RTDS VEREIN, ENGL. RTDS ASSOCIATION)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 405 900
Address
Lerchengasse 25/2-3
1080 Wien
Activity type
Other
CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Dei Comizi Agrari 10
26100 Cremona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)