Table of Needs

Table of needs for IPM solutions for minor uses (Result of Task 3.1)

By Wilma Arendse

To identify the needs for minor uses within Europe, the  ERANET C-IPM partners  and the National Minor Use coordinators  within the EU and associated countries  were asked to identify priority minor use problems for which IPM solutions are needed. Cooperation was sought with the EUMUDA.

By the end of 2014, responses were received from 24 countries of which 20 were ERA-NET member countries and 4 were outside the ERA-NET C-IPM.

Data was collected,  processed and entered in a database, the Table of Needs. An excel query of this database can be consulted here. The processed data was analysed. This resulted in a ranking of mutual crop/target (=pest) combination between countries for which IPM solutions are needed. This can be seen in the Analysis Table of Needs here.

At the EU level Expert Groups on minor use are grouped according to commodities (www.minoruses.eu/expertgroups/).  Therefore, the needs were also analysed according to commodities such as vegetables, fruits etc.

During the annual meeting in Lisbon on November 26-28, 2014, the highest ranking crop target combinations were presented. The participants selected 10 priorities. These 10 priorities were input for the longlist of topics for the first call of the ERANET C-IPM.

 The following explains the titles and abbreviations used in the tables:

Explanation Table of Needs

 

Title of column

Explanation

Number of countries:

Number of countries which have the same minor use problem in a crop.

Aggregation of Crops

Crop (group)

Aggregation of Targets

Pest (group)

Country

Country which needs an IPM solution.

Crop Scientific name

If relevant, scientific name of the crops in a need for IPM occurs.

Crop EPPO code

If available, EPPO code of crops in which a need for IPM occurs.

Crop English name

Common name of the crop.

Target Scientific name

Pest which causes the minor use problem

Target EPPO code

EPPO code of pest (group)

Target English name

Common name of pest.

Situation

Way of production I=grown indoor; O= grown outdoor; OI: both indoor and outdoor grown

Acreages

Estimated hectares in a country.

Evaluation

Reason why a minor use problem occurs.

Comments

Any comment to clarify the evaluation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explanation Analysis Table of Needs

In the first seven sheets of the Excel file, the ranking (from the highest number of countries to the lowest) of mutual IPM needs is presented. For example the sheet ’11 countries’ contains the information of mutual IPM needs for a certain crop/target (=pest) combination which is mentioned by 11 countries. And so on.

 

In the following sheets these mutual needs are analysed according to commodities, coinciding with the European Minor Commodity Expert Groups. Within these sheets, ranking is also from highest to the lowest number of countries which have a mutual IPM need.

 

Title of column

Explanation

Aggregation of Crops

Crop (group)

Aggregation of Targets

Pest (group)

Country

Country which needs an IPM solution.

Crop Scientific name

If relevant, scientific name of the crops in a need for IPM occurs.

Target Scientific name

Pest which causes the minor use problem

Situation

Way of production I=grown indoor; O= grown outdoor; OI: both indoor and outdoor grown