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Pepino mosaic virus: epidemiology. economic impact and pest risk analysis

Objective

PEPEIRA is an RTD activity aimed at developing an EU-wide Pest Risk Assessment (PRA) for Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV). The proposal will investigate the epidemiology and economic impact of PepMV in order to allow a robust and scientifically-justified assessment of the risk posed by this pathogen to the European tomato industry. This includes a true assessment of the economic impact on tomato crops growing in Member States with different climatic and market conditions and the role of seed transmission in the spread of PepMV. The project will also address the increased risk posed by new, biologically and genetically distinct strains of PepMV that have appeared in Europe and elsewhere recently and have the potential to be far more damaging. The proposal will also address the issue of developing validated diagnostic protocols, to be published via EPPO that can be used with confidence by National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPOs) within the EU and laboratories in other countries that trade with the EU. In addition to a strong and focussed science program, the proposal also mobilises an impressive consortium, including all EU laboratories with a proven track record of PepMV research, with extensive plant virus and plant health expertise from all Member States where PepMV poses a potential risk. Consultation with the principle stakeholders (Plant Health Standing Committee, DG SANCO, growers and seed companies etc.) throughout the life of the project is given paramount importance. Adoption of the new PRA will allow EU Plant Health services to develop, via Council Directive 2000/29/EC, a consensus on appropriate measures to prevent PepMV becoming significant detrimental to the EU tomato industry. This in turn will help to prevent any negative impacts on the sustainability of European horticulture and other negative economic and social effects associated with the further establishment of this disease.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SSP-5-A
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Address
Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (18)

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
Address
Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
London
UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Camino De Vera S.n.
Valencia
CSONGRÁD MEGYEI MEZOGAZDASÁGI SZAKIGAZGATÁSI HIVATAL
Hungary
Address
Deák Ferenc U.17
Szeged
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
Norde Ringgade 1
Aarhus C
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA E LA SPERIMENTAZIONE IN AGRICOLTURA
Italy
Address
Via Nazionale 82
Roma
MINISTÈRE DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DE LA PÊCHE-DIRECTION GÉNÉRALE DE L'ALIMENTATION
France
Address
Rue De Vaugirard, 251
Paris
SCIENTIA TERRAE VZW
Belgium
Address
Fortsesteenweg 30A
Sint-katelijne-waver
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY
Slovenia
Address
Vecna Pot 111
Ljubljana
ESTONIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE
Estonia
Address
Teaduse 4/6
Saku, Harjumaa
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Cyprus
Address
Athalassa
22016 Nicosia
INSTITUTE OF PLANT PROTECTION
Poland
Address
Miczurina 20
Poznan
BENAKI PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Greece
Address
8, S. Delta Str.
Kifissia, Athens
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Fredrik A Dahls Vei 20, Saghellinga A
100 Aas
PLANT PROTECTION INSTITUTE
Bulgaria
Address
Panaiot Volov Str. 35
Kostinbrod
UNIVERSIDADE DE TRÁS-OS MONTES E ALTO DOURO
Portugal
Address
Quinta De Prados
1013 Vila Real
PLANT PROTECTION SERVICE
Netherlands
Address
Geertjesweg 15
9102 Wageningen
JULIUS KUHN INSTITUT, FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR CULTIVATED PLANTS
Germany
Address
Erwin-baur-str. 27
Quedlinburg