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European network for development of an integrated control strategy of potato late blight (eu.net.icp)

Contract nr: FAIR-CT95-0206
Project nr: 206
Project type: CA
Starting date: 01/03/1996
Duration: 48 months
Total cost: 252,000 EUR
EC Contribution: 252,000 EUR
Scientific Officer: Richard HARDWICK
Research topic: Plant health
Acronym: EU.NET.ICP

Background:
Potatoes and field-grown tomatoes are very important crops in Europe. The most threatening disease, potato late blight, is caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans. The disease occurs worldwide and causes serious economic losses in potatoes and tomatoes, due to lower yields and quality. The control of late blight is dependant on frequent applications of synthetic fungicides. In EU Member States every year approximately 13,000 tons of active ingredient is used to control potato late blight, at a total cost of about 140 million ECU. Since 1980, the population of P. Infestans has gradually changed to a more aggressive population with A1 and A2 mating types and sexual reproduction. In many European countries, research is being carried out on Integrated Control Strategies for potato blight in potatoes and tomatoes.

Objectives:
The objective of this action is to establish a network for communication between scientists and research groups in ten European countries who are working on the development of Integrated Control Strategies for control of potato late blight (Phytophthora infestans), and to avoid duplication of efforts through coordinated research between Member States. This network will result in a complete data package with information on Integrated Control of Late Blight. This information can than be used to develop a decision support system.

Description:
Workshops will be organised once a year. The workshops will be open to all participants and all people on the mailing list, including the makers of fungicides. In the first workshop, a survey will be presented of all operational forecasting systems and integrated control strategies in Europe. The development of a European Integrated Control Strategy, in which all available knowledge is included, will be initiated. Priorities for research will be discussed. Results will be discussed in a 2nd workshop of research and development. In the second year, validation experiments with the Integrated Control Strategies will be carried out and presented in a third workshop. Implementation at the farm level will take place in the third year and the results will be presented in a last workshop.

Current situation/results:
The Concerted Action ended on 1 March 2000. Workshops were organised in Lelystad, The Netherlands (1996), Carlow, Ireland (1997), Uppsala, Sweden (1998) and Oostende, Belgium (1999), in which state of the art on control of Phytophthora infestans, epidemics in 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999 and recent research was presented and discussed. Sub-groups on epidemiology, fungicides and Decision Support Systems discussed gaps in information and priorities for research. Proceedings of the Workshops, including all oral and poster presentations and discussions, were published as:

  • PAV-Special Report No. 1, January 1997, 147 pp.
  • PAV-Special Report No. 3, January 1998, 240 pp.
  • PAV-Special Report No. 5, January 1999, 289 pp.
  • PAV-Special Report No. 6, February 2000, 296 pp.

During the Concerted Action, eight Newsletters were published with information on research groups in Europe working on control of Phytophthora infestans, and recent results. The Newsletters and Proceedings of the Workshops were sent to approximately 200 persons/groups in Europe, North & South America/Canada and to other potato producing countries interested in this information. All the Newsletters are also available on the PAV Homepage on Internet;

Website: http://www.agro.nl/pav/pavintp2.htm


Coordinator
Huub SCHEPERS
Research Station for Arable Farming and Field Production of Vegetables
Edelhertweg 1
P.O. BOX 430
NL-8200 AK Lelystad
Tel.: +31 320 29 11 11
Fax: +31 320 23 04 79
E-mail: h.t.a.m.schepers@pav.agro.nl


Partners

  • Henk SCHOUTEN
    Plant Research International
    P.O. BOX 16
    NL-6700 AA Wageningen
    Tel.: +31 317 47 68 17
    Fax: +31 317 41 65 13
    E-mail: H.J.Schouten@plant.wag-ur.nl

  • Nick BRADSHAW
    Agricultural Developmentand Advisory Service
    Henstaff Court Business Centre, Groesfan
    UK-CF72 8NG Cardiff
    Tel.: +44 2920 89 91 10
    Fax: +44 2920 89 00 54
    E-mail: Nick_Bradshaw@adas.co.uk

  • J.L. ROLOT
    Ministère de l'Agriculture
    Rue du Serpont 100
    B-6800 Libramont
    Tel.: +32 61 23 10 10
    Fax: +32 61 23 10 28
    E-mail: rolot@cragx.fgov.be

  • E. SCHIESSENDOPPLER
    Bundesamt und Forschungszentrum Fuer Landwirtschaft
    Spargelfeldstraße 191
    A-1226 Vienna
    Tel.: +43 1 723 16 52 05
    Fax: +43 1 723 16 51 94
    E-mail: elke.rauscher@relay.bfl.gv.at

  • Ruaridh BAIN
    Scottish Agricultural College
    Plant Biology Department
    UK-KA6 5 HW Auchincruive - AYR
    Tel.: +44 1292 52 52 83
    Fax: +44 1292 52 53 14
    E-mail: R.Bain@au.sac.ac.uk

  • Leslie DOWLEY
    Oak Park Research Center
    IRL-Carlow
    Tel.: +353 50 37 02 50
    Fax: +353 50 34 24 23
    E-mail: ldowley@oakpark.teagasc.ie

  • Serge DUVAUCHELLE
    Service Régional de la Protection de Végétaux
    Rue Bernard Palissy 81
    P.O. BOX 47
    F-62750 Loos-en-Gohelle
    Tel.: +33 3 21 08 62 70
    Fax: +33 3 21 43 97 72
    E-mail: serge.duvauchelle@agriculture.gouv.fr

  • Frank NIEPOLD
    BBA - Biologische Bundesanstalt Fuer Land- und Forstwirtschaft
    Messeweg 11-12
    D-38104 Braunschweig
    Tel.: +49 531 299 45 15
    Fax: +49 531 299 30 08

  • Johann HABERMAYER
    Technische Universität München
    Hohe bachern straße
    D-85350 Freising - Weihenstephan
    Tel.: +49 816 171 50 42
    Fax: +49 816 171 51 04
    E-mail: Habermeyer@lrz.tu-muenchen.de

  • Louise COOKE
    Queen's University of Belfast
    New Forge Lane
    UK-BT9 5PX Belfast
    Tel.: +44 2890 25 52 56
    Fax: +44 2890 66 83 75
    E-mail: louise.cooke@dani.gov.uk

  • Jens HANSEN
    Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science
    P.O. BOX 23
    DK-8830 Tjele
    Tel.: +45 89 99 18 06
    Fax: +45 89 99 12 00
    E-mail: JensG.Hansen@agrsci.dk

  • Gilbert AMPE
    Provinciaal Onderzoek en Voorlichtingscentrum voor Land-en Tuinbouw
    Leperseweg 87
    B-8800 Rumbeke
    Tel.: +32 51 26 14 00
    Fax: +32 51 24 0020
    E-mail: gilbert.ampe.povlt@west-vlaanderen.be

  • Roland SIGNALD
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    P.O.Box 7044
    S-75007 Uppsala
    Tel.: +46 18 67 23 66
    Fax: +46 18 67 28 90
    E-mail: Roland.Sigvald@tvs.slu.se

  • Didier ANDRIVON
    I.N.R.A.
    P.O. BOX 29
    F-35650 Le Rheu
    Tel.: +33 2 99 28 51 79
    Fax: +33 2 99 28 51 80
    E-mail: andrivon@rennes.inra.fr

  • Ricardo BUGIANI
    Osservatorio per la Malattie delle Piante
    Via di Corticalla 133
    I-40129 Bologna
    Tel.: +39 051 37 24 98
    Fax: +39 051 37 22 22
    E-mail: omp3@regione.emilia-romagna.it
 
 
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