IPM practices for soil-borne diseases suppression in vegetables and arable crops

How to suppress soil-borne diseases (fungi and nematodes) in vegetables and arable crops and how to enhance cross-fertilisation between different crops and agricultural systems?


The final report of this Focus Group has been published.

Get all the information at a glance in the soil-borne diseases factsheet.


Tasks:

  • Identify the main soil borne diseases relevant in the EU.
  • Identify the key elements that cause such soil diseases and examine how they interact.
  • Identify, assess and compare different IPM systems and techniques (Physical, chemical, biological and other) that suppress soil-borne diseases taking into account the cost-effectiveness in the different systems and crops and explore cross-fertilisation between different crops and agricultural systems.
  • Explore strategies for a targeted breeding of cultivars that are more resistant to soil-borne diseases.
  • Identify and compare alternative techniques for soil fumigation that are ready to apply or easily applicable in short term by the farmers, in the framework of the prohibition of the use of methyl bromide.
  • Identify and compare according to the respective arable crop alternative soil-borne disease suppression techniques that are ready to apply or easily applicable in short term by the farmers.
  • Identify farm practices that reduce the pressure of soil-borne diseases.
  • Identify fail factors that limit the use of the identified techniques/systems by farmers and summarise how to address these factors and explore the role of innovation and knowledge transfer in addressing these fail facto.

Results:


Other information:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Alabouvette, Claude

Scientist

France

Clarkson, John

Scientist

United Kingdom

de Cara, F. Miguel
Scientist

Spain

de Carvalho França, Soraya

Scientist

Non European country

Debode, Jane

Scientist

Belgium

Elorrieta, Mª Antonia

Expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing; scientist

Spain

Furlan, Lorenzo

Farmer; farm advisor; expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing; scientist

Italy

Grand, Alfred
Farmer; other

Austria

Hinarejos Esteve, Estefania
Other type of advisor; expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Spain

Kos, Johan

Expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing; scientist; other

Netherlands

Michel, Vincent
Scientist

Other European country

Neilson, Roy

Scientist

United Kingdom

Pertot, Ilaria
Scientist

Italy

Pugliese, Massimo
Expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing; scientist

Italy

Urba, Karolis

Farm advisor; expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Lithuania

Van der Lugt, Teun

Farmer

Netherlands

Verbeek, Fons

Farmer

Netherlands

Vilich, Vivian

Farmer; farm advisor; expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing; scientist

Germany

Wallenhammar, Ann-Charlotte

Expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing; scientist

Sweden

Zahrl, Johann

Expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Austria

Facilitation team
Molendijk, Leendert
Coordinating expert Netherlands
Desimpelaere, Koen
Task manager Belgium

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