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2017.02.22 | Research news

Decision-making tools tailor-made to local conditions are underway

European scientists will develop improved decision support tools that can help optimize disease control in the Nordic-Baltic region.

Root flies can cause great harm to vegetables. Photo: Rosemary Collier

2017.02.21 | Research news

Getting to the root of root flies

Scientists from eight European countries are collaborating on improving the management of root flies in outdoor vegetables.

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2017.02.13 | Research news

Pulling on all strings can help control pests in apple orchards

An apple a day keeps the doctor away – but how do you keep pests away from apples? Researchers are taking a holistic approach to controlling pests in a new European project spanning five different countries.

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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.

 

Read more about IPM here.

 

 

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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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