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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


Dropsa Animation

Dropsa Animation

Working closely with a specialised science animation company called Sci Ani, marketing with support of the Dropsa team have developed an engaging and accessible animation Using the detailed information and research provided by the team this animation has been brought to life with a voice-over explaining in a very engaging visual, easy-to-understand animation.

Dropsa Animation

Recent publications

Haye, T, Girod P, Cuthbertson AGS, Wang XG, Daane KM, Hoelmer KA, et al
Current SWD IPM tactics and their practical implementation in fruit crops across different regions around the world. JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE  89(3), 643-651
DOI: 10.1007/s10340-016-0737-8

Tonina L, Mori N, Giomi F et al.
Development of Drosophila suzukii at low temperatures in mountain areas
JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE Volume: 89 (3) 667-678.

Kenis M, Tonina L, Eschen R et al.
Non-crop plants used as hosts by Drosophila suzukii in Europe
JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE Volume: 89 (3) 735-748.

Cuthbertson AGS, Audsley N. Further Screening of Entomopathogenic Fungi and Nematodes as Control Agents for Drosophila suzukii. Insects 7: doi:10.3390/insects7020024

Ruinellia M, Schneebergerb PHH, Ferrantec P, Buhlmannd A, Scortichinic M,
Vannestee JL, Duffy B, Pothiera JF. Comparative genomics-informed design of two LAMP assays for detection of the kiwifruit pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae and discrimination of isolates belonging to the pandemic biovar 3. Palnt Pathology: Doi: 10.1111/ppa.12551

Dropsa now has a Twitter account

Dropsa now has a Twitter account

The Dropsa project now has a Twitter account. Please populate with your project related activities.


The Drosophila Suzukii Genome

Link to the Drosophila Suzukii genome:

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Half way DROPSA: Towards an integrated approach to combat exotic pests

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Half way DROPSA:
Progress in DROPSA
Searching for a biological control agent in Asia
Antimicrobial compounds against bacterial diseases
Bacterial pathogen on-site detection tools

ProBio Poster

ProBIO initiative and the pre-selection of the project DROPSA/ Palm Protect as a candidate to benefit from this support action.

Please click on the link to view a poster of the project that shows the offered services (which are free of charge as they have been financed by The Commission) and also the announcement of the project’s event for the 6-7 October in Brussels – that could be a good opportunity to give visibility to the results of your project.