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

2016.05.26 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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.