“Providing information, tools and services to scientists, policy and farm advisers, and trainers concerned with Integrated Pest Management.” More information at What is ENDURE?
Around 50 participants gathered in Berlin, Germany, for the first workshop of the C-IPM ERA-NET, with the aim of identifying key challenges facing the implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Europe.
The international congress being held to mark the end of the PURE research project promises to be an outstanding opportunity for all those involved in plant protection to meet, discuss and broaden their knowledge with a focus on the implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Six new multidisciplinary projects focused on the theme of 'Mobilising natural regulations, monitoring, diagnosing and anticipating risks to crop health' are to be launched as part of the Sustainable Management of Crop Health (SMaCH) meta-programme of INRA, France's National Institute of Agricultural Research.
Organisers of the PURE research project's stakeholder conference, IPM Innovation in Europe, have issued a third circular providing full information for registering for the event, which runs from January 14 to 16, 2015, in Poznan, Poland.
France's Res0Pest experimental network marks a new way of producing the knowledge required to design environmentally friendly cropping systems, testing complete systems rather than individual factors and dispensing with all pesticides, both synthetic and those permitted in organic agriculture. Team members Vincent Cellier, Caroline Colnenne-David, Violaine Deytieux and Ségolène Plessix explain more:
The Sustainable Management of Crop Health (SMaCH) meta-programme of INRA, France's National Institute of Agricultural Research, is now fully operational and has a new leader, Xavier Reboud (pictured right), who is keen to continue working with ENDURE, which brings a valuable pan-European scope to the programme.
In the fifth of our country profiles we focus on the United Kingdom, where the challenge of meeting the Sustainable Use Directive is being met with a plan that seeks to employ, where possible, non-regulatory approaches delivered by stakeholder partners. Nick Birch, of the James Hutton Institute, and Andrew Lewer, long-term ENDURE contributor, report.
We regularly update our events calendar, and more than 10 events have been added in the past week.
A new European project has been launched to boost the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on farms across Europe. Called C-IPM (Coordinated Integrated Pest Management), the project brings together 32 organisations from 21 countries and is being backed with almost €2 million through the European Commission's ERA-NET scheme.
The PURE research project, focusing on innovative crop protection for sustainable agriculture, stages a stakeholder conference in January 2015, showcasing the novel tools and knowledge it has developed and combined with existing control methods and technologies to provide IPM solutions for major European cropping systems.