Thirteen European countries are involved in the seven research projects that have been selected for funding in the first C-IPM call.
The research projects include topics such as management of hairy root disease in vegetables, an innnovative decision support system for weed control, control of mites in berries, fruits and woody ornamentals, control of potato blight, a decision support system for IPM in horticulture, prediction of wireworm activity in arable crops, and biosafe IPM strategies for managing disease resistance in pollen beetles.
Read more about each project below.
In this project, scientists from Belgium, France and Switzerland are collaborating to control hairy root disease in tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplants using integrated pest management strategies.
Berry bushes and azalea are among the numerous crops targeted by mites. In this project, scientists from four different European countries are collaborating to learn more about these tiny and elusive species.
The pathogen causing potato blight is highly variable and evolves quickly. This project will tackle the problem by analysing its genotypic and phenotypic variations and evolution, while designing better decision support systems.
Wireworms are masters at disappearing deeper into the soil when conditions call for it. This project aims to learn more about wireworms in order to successfully predict when they can best be controlled.
In this project, 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.