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Workshop on breeding for integrated pest management in Poland 4-6 July 2016

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Cucumbers and other horticultural crops can be affected by hairy root disease. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.30 | Research news

Doing battle against hairy root disease in horticultural crops

Integrated pest management strategies can be the approach to take against the increasingly prevalent problem of hairy root disease in minor crops.

Strawberries are among the plants that can be affected by mites. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.26 | Research news

Uncovering the secret life of mites

Berry bushes and azalea are among the numerous crops targeted by mites. Scientists from four different European countries are collaborating to learn more about these tiny and elusive species.

Scientists from Germany, Denmark and Spain are collaborating on a project that seeks to design and customise an innovative online decision support system for weed control in maize and winter wheat. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.05.18 | Research news

Intelligent weed control can reduce herbicide use

Scientists from three different European countries are collaborating to develop an improved decision support system to help farmers control weeds in maize and winter wheat, taking local conditions into regard.

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What is IPM?

IPM stands for ‘integrated pest management’ which means careful consideration of all available plant protection methods and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of populations of harmful organisms and keep the use of plant protection products and other forms of intervention to levels that are economically and ecologically justified and reduce or minimise risks to human health and the environment.

Integrated pest management emphasises the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems and encourages natural pest control mechanisms.

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What is ERA net?

ERA-NET stands for European Research Area Network. It is a scheme that promotes the cooperation and coordination of research activities carried out at the national or regional level in the EU Member States and Associated States.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, FP7-KBBE.