Protecting fruit production from frost damage

How to protect fruit from frost damage?


This Focus Group is ongoing.


Tasks:

  • Assess existing methods and tools and how they can be used to better anticipate and take action to protect fruit against frost; identify good practices and success stories from various European areas, specifically taking into account farmers' and advisers' experiences.
  • Compare different management practices and tools considering the feasibility and cost-effectiveness at individual farm level or through collective approaches; identifying the opportunities (such as knowledge requirements, crucial partnerships) and technical/economic barriers that can hinder their uptake or development.
  • Identify how these practices may be transferred to other conditions (e.g. location, model or type of production). Consider the role played by advisory systems.
  • Identify innovative approaches combining scientific and practical knowledge with new business models.
  • Identify further research needs from practice and possible gaps in technical knowledge.
  • Suggest innovative solutions and provide ideas for Operational Groups and other innovative projects.

Results:


Other information:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Audergon, Jean-Marc

Researcher

France

Bilavcik, Alois

Researcher

Czech Republic

Brugner, Anna

Advisor

Austria

Carvalho, Lopo

Advisor

Portugal

Chaloupka, Roman

Representative of an NGO

Czech Republic

Dreisiebner-Lanz, Sabrina

Researcher

Austria

Garming, Hildegard

Researcher

Germany

Gąstoł, Maciej

Researcher

Poland

Jakopic, Jerneja

Researcher

Slovenia

Larrieu, Jean-François

Advisor

France

Lavelle, Kieran

Advisor

Ireland

Luedeling, Eike

Researcher

Germany

McCallum, Susan

Researcher

United Kingdom

Miranda, Carlos

Researcher

Spain

Remy, Serge

Researcher

Belgium

Sercu, Jonathan

Industry

Belgium

Soršak, Andrej

Advisor

Slovenia

Šebo, Branislav

Farmer

Slovakia

Vicini, Chiara Researcher Italy

Zawiliński, Krystian

Farmer

Poland

Facilitation team

Mourão de Melo e Abreu, José Paulo

Coordinating expert

Portugal

Guimarey Fernandez, Beatriz

Task manager

Spain

Kübarsepp, Liisa

Backup

Estonia


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