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Development of an innovative automated and wireless trap with warning and monitoring modules for integrated management of the Mediterranean (Ceratitis Capitata) & Olive (Dacus oleae) fruit flies

Objective

The e-FlyWatch project addresses a major problem faced by Fruit, Vegetable & Olive (FVO) grower SMEs throughout Europe; a problem acknowledged in numerous scientific studies and in many official EU reports. In particular, the project aims in the development of a novel monitoring system for managing & controlling the population of two of the world’s most destructive fruit pests: the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata, medfly) and the Olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae Rossi - formerly Dacus oleae). The apparent benefits from the use of the e-FlyWatch system are the reduction of the resulting damages in FVO production, as well as the sustainable use of insecticide agents. The above targets will be met with the development of e-FlyWatch system, which will include a novel autonomous and wireless trap and a Local Station that will receive data from the traps, and analyze them using integrated optical recognition software. Processed data will be (a) sent to end user via SMS, providing basic information like warnings, reporting, etc (b) transmitted to a Central Station, providing statistical information, density maps, prediction models, etc. The e-FlyWatch system will allow a) producers to immediately take action and minimize crop damages & b) advanced users, authorities, researchers, to evaluate control methods and pesticides effectiveness. This proposal offers an advanced Integrated Pest Management Solution for medfly and dacus and addresses all the great challenges faced by the SMEs in this sector, thus offering an attractive market opportunity for the participating SMEs that offer such products and services to the FVO growers. The consortium includes interested SME partners through the whole supply chain of the sector with international sales networks, as well as research partners with extensive relevant research experience.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Coordinator

CNE TECHNOLOGY LTD
Address
Demokratias 5
2643 Nicosia
Cyprus

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panayiotis Philimis (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 56 103,75

Participants (7)

RUSSELL IPM LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 269 093,25
Address
Third Avenue Unit 68 Deeside Industrial Park Deeside
CH5 2LA Flintshire

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Shakir Al-Zaidi (Dr.)
PESSL INSTRUMENTS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 248 693,25
Address
Werksweg 107
8160 Weiz

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heinrich Denzer (Dr.)
TORDIVEL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 250 433,25
Address
Storgata 20
0184 Oslo

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thor Vollset (Mr.)
CYPROFRESH CITRUS SEDIGEP (P.O.) LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 142 900,50
Address
Oresti 2 Ypsonas
3503 Limassol

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Savvas Savva (Mr.)
Cooperativa Agraria San Isidro de Cervera del Maestre, Coop. V.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 140 101
Address
Calle Nueva 28
12578 Cervera Del Maestre

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
María Victoria Vidal Balaguer (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 26 790
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)
NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 17 640
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Albert Nieto (Mr.)