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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613678

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Strategies to develop effective, innovative and practical approaches to protect major european fruit crops from pests and pathogens

Overview of the WP’s and tasks

• WP1 (Gritta Schrader): Pathways of introduction of fruit pests and pathogens
o T1.2: Pathways of introduction and spread
o T1.3: Alert list of pathways of introduction in Europe
o T1.4: Methods for quantitative pathway risk analyses systems
o T1.5: Development of preventive strategies

• WP 2 (Marc Kenis): Biology and Ecology of Drosophila suzukii
o T2.1: Life cycle and environmental requirements
o T2.2: Host range and spatial ecology
o T2.3: Natural enemies and other mortality factors
o T2.4: Semiochemicals of D. suzukii
o T2.5: Natural dispersal capacities

• WP 4 (Marylène Poirié): Effective and innovative solutions to control Drosophila suzukii
o T4.1: Semiochemical-based technologies: monitoring, mass-trapping, lure & infect
o T4.2: Biological control
o T4.3: Chemical control
o T4.4: Sterile insect techniques
o T4.5: New mode of action compounds

• WP6 (Francesco Spinelli): Practical solutions for control
o T6.1: Risk mapping for D. suzukii
o T6.2: Role of cultural management
o T6.3: Development and validation of decision support and forecasting systems
o T6.4: IPM strategies

• WP7 (Marianne Groot): Develop cost effective approaches (Economic analysis)
o T7.1: Economic viability: ex-ante analysis of proposed alternatives
o T7.2: Economic viability: ex-post analysis of new developed strategies