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Developing alternatives methods to control pollen beetles in oilseed rape can pave the way for a drastically reduced use of insecticides. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.06.10 | Research news

Drastic reduction of insecticide use against pollen beetles is possible

A new European project aims to develop alternatives to pesticides for the control of pollen beetles in oilseed rape, thus paving the way for a drastically reduced use of insecticides.

Scientists from eight different institutions in Europe are collaborating to shed new light on potato blight. Photo: Colourbox

2016.06.08 | Research news

Expanding the fight against potato blight

The pathogen causing potato blight is highly variable and evolves quickly, making it a serious challenge to control. A new international project will tackle the problem by analysing its genotypic and phenotypic variations and evolution, while designing better decision support systems.

Cucumbers are one of the crops that can suffer from hairy root disease. A new project aims to apply IPM strategies against the problem. Photo: Colourbox

2016.06.07 | 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.

A new project aims to develop, optimise and validate decision support system tools in a real greenhouse cropping system context. Photo: Lars Kruse

2016.06.07 | Research news

Scientists aim to improve integrated pest management in greenhouses

The multiple and complex interactions between pests, beneficials and crops in greenhouse agroecosystems need to be fully understood in order to develop robust and reliable integrated pest management strategies.

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.

Wireworms are bad news for crops such as potatoes but can be difficult to control. Photo: Katharina Wechselberger

2016.05.12 | Research news

Making wireworm behaviour easier to predict

Wireworms are masters at disappearing deeper into the dark depths of the soil when conditions call for it, making it difficult to control them. A new European project aims to learn more about wireworms in order to successfully predict when they can best be controlled.

2016.05.03 | Knowledge exchange

Survey to understand current needs of end users

The multi-actor approach project, EMPHASIS, recently financed by SC2-H2020, aims to develop IPM practical solutions to protect agriculture, forestry and public green from native and introduced threats. The project has just launched a general survey of stakeholders to understand current needs of end users.

Photo: Connie Krogh Damgaard

2016.04.01 | Research news

Final announcement of second transnational call for applicants

The final announcement for the second call for pre-proposals is now available.

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2016.03.29 | Research news

Pre-announcement of second transnational call

C-IPM has pre-announced its second call for applications (pre-proposals) for transnational research in integrated pest management in Europe.

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