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Assessment target organisms joint research activities

Assessment target organisms joint research activities

Assessment target organisms joint research activities

We submitted our proposal in the second stage of the call INFRAIA-02-2017 of the Horizon 2020 research programme. The submission coincided with an Editorial in the March issue of The Lancet directed to phasing out harmful pesticides. Phasing out, however, is possible only having safe alternatives available. We will provide the research infrastructure needed to develop such alternatives contributing to a safe and sustainable agriculture. The Editorial is available here:

17-03-17 Editorial Lancet on harmful use pesticides

We high-light in our proposal, amongst others, development of High-Throughput Screening (HTS) to assess the huge number of (combinations of) plant compounds on efficacy with respect to defence of crops against pests and pathogens. HTS-development directed to pathogens and pests will be based on cell viability while HTS-development for induced plant defence/priming will be based on marker genes for pathogen triggered systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and insect triggered wound-induced resistance (WIR). Economically relevant target pathogens and pests of the four groups of crops addressed in EUPLANTCROPP, vegetables and ornamentals, cereals and grains, forestry trees, grapes and fruits, have been assessed on scientific opportunities for development of HTS-assays. As such Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxisporum), grey mould (Botyritis cinerea), the Asian fruit-fly (Drosphila suzukii), and the silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), have been chosen as target pathogens and pests, respectively. The full assessment is available here:

17-04-05 Assessment target organisms JRA

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