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2017.03.24 | Research news

Know your tiny enemy 

Improved pest monitoring is necessary to support effective biological control, which is an integral part of integrated pest management in greenhouses. 

Ryegrass is a hardy weed and is a challenge for farmers. Photo: Maurtizio Sattin

2017.03.17 | Research news

Unlocking the secrets of resistant weeds

How and why do weeds become resistant to herbicides? A new European project aims to find answers to this question. The knowledge is important for the development of efficient pest management strategies.

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2017.03.16 | Research news

Keeping one step ahead of resistant fungi

European researchers are joining forces to keep tabs on the spread of resistance in the fungi that cause the wheat disease septoria tritici blotch and to develop control methods that can help reduce dependence on fungicides.

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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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