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Integrated pest management strategies incorporating bio-control for european oilseed rape pests

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2001-01447

  • Start date

    1 December 2001

  • End date

    31 May 2006

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 169 308

  • EU contribution

    € 1 677 037

Coordinated by:

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

Objective

Crop protection in oilseed rape, a major European crop, currently relies on pesticides and lags behind recent scientific advances. MASTER will construct and evaluate, through a trans-European collaborative experiment, economically viable and environmentally less harmful Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Strategies for the crop that maximise biological control of pests and minimise pesticide use, through enhancement of naturally occurring natural enemies of the pests. Indicators of crop performance, pest and damage incidence and cost-benefits will be used in evaluation. Guidelines for End-users and a Phonological Model for Decision Support will be produced. New information on the pest/natural enemy community in the crop ecosystem and new insight into the socio-economic processes affecting new technology adoption by farmers will be acquired.

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Coordinator

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED

Address

West Common
Al52jq Harpenden

United Kingdom

Participants (4)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF WROCLAW

Poland

ESTONIAN AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Estonia

FEDERAL BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY (BBA)

Germany

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GOETTINGEN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2001-01447

  • Start date

    1 December 2001

  • End date

    31 May 2006

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 169 308

  • EU contribution

    € 1 677 037

Coordinated by:

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

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