project . 2021 - 2024 . On going

SMART-AGRI-SPORE

Fighting the X. fastidiosa threat to EU agriculture - Novel smart biopesticides based on bacterial spores
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 101029930 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-CAR Overall Budget: 259,399 EURFunder Contribution: 259,399 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Sep 2021
    End Date
    31 Aug 2024
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
EU agriculture is facing an unparalleled threat by the pest Xylella fastidiosa, potentially causing an annual production loss of ‎5.5 billion euros and putting at risk 300.000 jobs if its expansion cannot be contained. Hence, the eradication of this bacterium remains a key priority of the EU. Yet, no field treatment is currently available, highlighting the dire need for effective pesticides against this menace. At the same time the European Commission’s ambitious Green Deal and its Farm to Fork strategy set the reduction by 50% of the use of chemical pesticides by 2030 as a key priority. However, today, the availability of biological alternatives is limited and ...
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Description
EU agriculture is facing an unparalleled threat by the pest Xylella fastidiosa, potentially causing an annual production loss of ‎5.5 billion euros and putting at risk 300.000 jobs if its expansion cannot be contained. Hence, the eradication of this bacterium remains a key priority of the EU. Yet, no field treatment is currently available, highlighting the dire need for effective pesticides against this menace. At the same time the European Commission’s ambitious Green Deal and its Farm to Fork strategy set the reduction by 50% of the use of chemical pesticides by 2030 as a key priority. However, today, the availability of biological alternatives is limited and ...
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