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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

• WP3 (Brion Duffy): Biology and epidemiology of quarantine fruit crop diseases
o T3.1: Environmental requirements and disease epidemiology
o T3.2: Pathogen source-tracking and evolutionary risks
o T3.3: Pathogen virulence factors and ecological fitness determinants
o T3.4: Pathogen interactions with host plants and host resistance
o T3.5: Pathogen interactions with insect pollinators and Drosophila suzukii

• WP5 (Emilio Montesinos): Effective and innovative solutions for quarantine fruit crop disease control
o T5.1: Screening existing compounds
o T5.2: Identification and testing of novel antimicrobial compounds
o T5.3: Isolation, identification and testing of novel biological control agents
o T5.4: Manipulation of plant metabolism and physical methods
o T5.5: Developing innovative formulations

• 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