Invitation to a workshop on research in Integrated Pest Management
Sixteen transnational European research projects have been initiated under the auspices of C-IPM. The preliminary findings from the projects will be presented at a workshop in Paris on 22-23 November 2018.
The ERA-Net Coordinated Research in Integrated Pest Management (C-IPM) was carried out from 2014 – 2017. A major outcome of C-IPM was the initiation of 16 new research projects. An overview of the status and results of these projects will be presented at an open workshop in Paris on 22-23 November 2018.
C-IPM involved 21 countries and 32 organisations and focused on the challenge of responding to the mandatory implementation of the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) as called for by Directive 2009/128/EC on the sustainable use of pesticides.
Strategic research agenda prepared
A major task in C-IPM was the preparation of a strategic research agenda for integrated pest management in Europe. This work was concluded in 2016 and described short, medium and long-term priorities for IPM research in Europe. The strategy identifies knowledge gaps and enables enhanced implementation of IPM, laying the groundwork for implementation of research.
Bearing in mind where IPM knowledge gaps are, C-IPM coordinated two joint transnational research calls, which resulted in the initiation of 16 new research projects in Europe.
Seven plus nine new European projects initiated
Following the first C-IPM call in 2016, seven research projects were selected for funding. The research projects include topics such as management of hairy root disease in vegetables, an innovative 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.
Nine new research projects were selected for funding following the second C-IPM call in 2017. These include research projects focusing on specialty crops such as apples, tomatoes and peppers, and cereals such as wheat. Research in biological control, IT solutions, detection tools, Drosophila suzukii, and integrated systems approaches was also initiated.
Workshop on C-IPM research provides overview
A workshop held in Paris on 22-23 November 2018 will present the projects and the results gathered so far, and put them in the context of the C-IPM Strategic Research Agenda and the implementation of IPM in Europe at large.
The workshop will include sessions such as IPM and minor uses, Pest and disease monitoring for IPM, Sustainability and integrated biocontrol, Integrated weed management, and a presentation of Ecophyto II+.
You can see the full C-IPM workshop programme here. Read about the venue here.
Please visit the C-IPM website for further information on the projects and the ERA-net.
If you wish to participate in the workshop, please contact Laure Dreux at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.