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Official launch of EUPLANTCROPP

Official launch of EUPLANTCROPP

We have scheduled now the first formal step in setting up the European research infrastructure EUPLANTCROPP. The Association EUPLANTCROPP, which will support and maintain the research infrastructure on the long term, will be founded on the 25th of July at the notary in Leiden. We will, of course, celebrate the foundation on that day. In addition, we will guarantee the dissemination of this event to a broader audience by way of a short video. Read More

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. Read More

TWIC-proposal denied

TWIC-proposal denied

Unfortunately, the TWIC-proposal did not pass the second stage of the ERA-NET call C-IPM. We feel searching for other funding is worthwhile taking into account both, the quality of the proposal and the good collaboration within the consortium. In addition, other funding might be better than the one available within C-IPM. So, we will continue to look for opportunities to implement TWIC. It is an appealing result of research based on the eco-metabolomics approach to crop protection.
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Consortium meeting Horizon 2020 proposal, Prague, 24 and 25 November 2016, part two

Consortium meeting Horizon 2020 proposal, Prague, 24 and 25 November 2016, part two

The EUPLANTCROPP consortium met at the Life Sciences University of Prague. The meeting was very well organised by Pavel Klouček and his team. The set-up of each of the 10 work packages of the H2020-proposal was discussed in a session lead by the WP- leader. Each of the WP-leaders is working out her, or his, session in a WP-description now. The coordinator of EUPLANTCROPP, Peter Klinkhamer, and the project manager, Jos Frantzen, will, subsequently, write a first draft of the complete proposal using all the WP-descriptions. Read More

C-IPM proposal TWIC passed successfully

C-IPM proposal TWIC passed successfully

The coordinator of EUPLANTCROPP, Leiden University, and one of the other EUPLANTCROPP partners, INRA, submitted a proposal upon a European call of integrated pest management. The, relatively, small consortium envisaged was completed by Keele University in the United Kingdom and Agropolis in Switzerland. The proposal passed the first stage successfully. A complete proposal has been submitted meanwhile to pass the second stage. Read More