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Enmaria: European Network for Management of Arthropod Resistance to Insecticides and Acaricides

Contract nr: FAIR-CT96-2024
Project nr: 2024
Project type: CA
Starting date: 15/11/1996
Duration: 30 months
Total cost: 165,000 EUR
EC Contribution: 165,000 EUR
Scientific Officer: Arnaud BORCHARD
Research topic: Plant health
Acronym: ENMARIA

Background:
The development of resistance to insecticides and acaricides by arthropod pests poses a serious and increasing threat to the sustainability of pest management practices throughout the world. In Europe, resistance is now rapidly diminishing the supply of pesticides considered vital for controlling many crop and livestock pests. By promoting more frequent application of chemicals, often at higher rates or in mixtures, it also has adverse implications for the environment, food industry and human safety.

Objectives:
The Concerted Action outlined in the proposal will provide the first European forum for the open exchange and dissemination of data on the incidence of resistance, the transfer of techniques for diagnosing resistance at the toxicological, biochemical and molecular levels, and the promotion of control strategies that prevent or delay resistance development.

Description:
This will be achieved by convening two resistance management workshops, promoting collaborative research projects, and by compiling a comprehensive resistance database that will be freely accessible to all European researchers and other interested parties. The CA will also provide limited support for short-time training visits aimed at strengthening research in regions that lag behind in the development of programmes for resistance management. Workers in 16 organisations in 13 EU and EFTA countries have enthusiastically committed themselves to this exciting new initiative, and to achieve a level of international collaboration in resistance research that is currently unprecedented anywhere in the world.

Current situation/results:
Progress has been in line with agreed milestones and objectives. Two major resistance management workshops have been held in Almeria, Spain and in Thessaloniki, Greece, respectively. Both workshops included technical presentations on resistance problems throughout Europe with special focus on regional resistance problems. The meetings were attended by several hundreds of growers, researchers and advisors, and they received considerable coverage in the local press and television. Proceedings were published in English-Spanish and English-Greek respectively. Country-specific papers from 15 countries on resistance problems have been produced. Books, papers, etc. have been posted on a website at the address given below. ENMARIA has also sponsored ten training visits, that focused on techniques for monitoring resistance and on evaluating the success of resistance management guidelines.

Website: http://www.res.bbsrc.ac.uk/enmaria/


Coordinator
Jorgen B. JESPERSEN
Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
Danish Pest Infestation Laboratory
Skovbrynet 14
DK-2800 Lyngby
Tel.: +45 45 87 80 55
Fax: +45 45 83 11 55
E-mail: j.b.jespersen@ssl.dk


Partners

  • Gethin THOMAS
    DLO- Institute for Animal Science and Health
    Edelhertweg 15
    P.O. Box 65
    NL-8200 AB Lelystad
    Tel.: +31 320 03 82 76
    Fax: +31 320 03 80 50
    E-mail: g.thomas@id.agro.nl

  • Mercedes CAMPOS
    CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
    Profesor Albareda 1
    P.O. Box 419
    E-18008 Granada
    Tel.: +34 958 12 10 11
    Fax: +34 958 12 96 00
    E-mail: zaidin@iaa.es

  • Preben OTTESEN
    National Institute of Public Health
    Geitmyrsveien 75
    N-0462 Oslo
    Tel.: +47 22 04 22 00
    Fax: +47 22 35 36 05
    E-mail: preben.otteson@folkehelsa.no

  • Guy SMAGGHE
    Universiteit Gent
    Coupure Links 653
    B-9000 Gent
    Tel.: +32 9 264 61 50
    Fax: +32 9 264 62 39
    E-mail: guy.smagghe@rug.ac.be

  • Ian DENHOLM
    Rothamsted Experimental Station
    Biological and Ecological Chemistry Department
    UK-AL5 2JQ Harpenden
    Tel.: +44 1582 76 31 33
    Fax: +44 1582 76 25 81 95
    E-mail: ian.denholm@bbsrc.ac.uk

  • Godehard HOFFMANN
    Umweltbundesamt
    Correns Platz 1
    P.O. Box 330022
    D-14195 Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 890 313 32
    Fax: +49 30 890 318 30

  • Allan MacNICOLL
    MAFF - Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food
    Sand Hutton
    UK-YO4 1LZ York
    Tel.: +44 1904 46 25 76
    Fax: +44 1904 46 21 11
    E-mail: a.macnicoll@csl.gov.uk

  • Axel C.V. MUELLER
    BBA - Biologische Bundesanstalt fuer Land- und Forstwirtschaft
    Stahnsdorfer Damm 81
    D-14532 Kleinmachnow
    Tel.: +49 33 203 483 58
    Fax: +49 33 203 482 00
    E-mail: a.mueller@bba.de

  • Philippos IOANNIDIS
    Hellenic Sugar Industry sa
    GR-590 32 Platy
    Tel.: +30 33 36 36 75
    Fax: +30 33 36 39 33
    E-mail: ioanfil@otenet.gr

  • Cravedi PIERO
    Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
    Via Emilia Parmense 84
    I-29100 Piacenza
    Tel.: +39 523 59 92 34
    Fax: +39 523 59 92 35
    E-mail: entomo@pc.unicatt.it

  • Bob DUTTON
    Insecticide Resistance Action Committee
    Dow AgroSciences
    Letcombe Laboratory, Wantage,
    UK-OX12 9JT Oxfordshire
    Tel.: +44 1235 77 47 51
    Fax: +44 1235 77 47 70
    E-mail: rdutton@dow.com

  • Nicole PASTEUR
    CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Place E. Bataillon
    P.O. BOX CC065
    F-34095 Montpellier Cedex 05
    Tel.: +33 4 67 14 34 80
    Fax: +33 4 67 14 36 22
    E-mail: pasteur@crit.univ-montp2.fr

  • Juerg Ernst FREY
    Swiss Federal Research Station for Fruit-Growing, Viticulture and Horticulture
    Schloss
    CH-8820 Wädenswil
    Tel.: +41 17 83 63 32
    Fax: +41 17 80 63 41
    E-mail: juerg.frey@wae.faw.admin.ch

  • Jan C.F. CHIRICO
    National Veterinary Institute
    Ulls Vâg 2B
    P.O. BOX 7073
    S-75007 Uppsala
    Tel.: +46 18 67 40 00
    Fax: +46 18 30 91 62
    E-mail: jan.chirico@sva.se
 
 
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