“Providing information, tools and services to scientists, policy and farm advisers, and trainers concerned with Integrated Pest Management.” More information at What is ENDURE?
A team of six ENDURE scientists presented ongoing IPM activities in Europe at the 8th International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium held in Salt Lake City, USA, from March 23 to 26. The team comprised Graham Begg and Nick Birch from the UK's The James Hutton Institute (JHI), Jay Ram Lamichhane from France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Maurizio Sattin and Vasileios Vasileiadis from Italy's National Research Council (CNR), and Per Kudsk from Denmark's Aarhus University (AU).
Experts from ENDURE and the European Research Area Network in Coordinated Integrated Pest Management (ERA-Net C-IPM) have set out their recommendations for tackling the lack of viable protection options for minor crops, a problem estimated to be causing losses of more than one billion Euros per year in Europe.
The first joint transnational call from the Coordinated Integrated Pest Management (C-IPM) ERA-Net opened on Monday, April 27, 2015, with a total budget of around €6 million available for collaborative research projects.
One of ENDURE's two Danish partners has changed its name after merging with the country's pig research centre. The Knowledge Centre for Agriculture (VFL) is now known as SEGES and, together with the Danish Agricultural Advisory Service, is in a nationwide collaboration with a total of 30 advisory services, which combined employ some 3,100 staff.
Climate change is one of several challenges that 21st century agriculture has been facing, writes an expert team from ENDURE. More specifically, in Europe agriculture faces the challenges of meeting food demands while satisfying sustainability goals.
The Coordinated Integrated Pest Management (C-IPM) ERA-NET has launched a collaborative consultation process in order to develop a medium to long-term Integrated Pest Management Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) in Europe.
Abstracts from the international congress IPM Innovation in Europe, held to mark the end of the PURE research project, are now available.
Europe is set to become a source of 'renewed inspiration' for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in conventional agriculture in industrialised countries, according to ENDURE experts, broadening its remit to include all pest categories.
Inspired by the discussions held during ENDURE's 2012 Summer School focusing on the use of agroecology for crop protection on European farms, Alain Ratnadass and Marco Barzman, two of the course's experts, have produced a chapter examining a number of historical pathways aiming at fitting crop protection within sustainable agriculture.
Our sixth Country Profile is dedicated to Italy, where efforts to reduce the risk and impact of pesticides can be traced back almost 40 years. Italy's application of the 'Pesticides Package' regulations relies heavily on the country's 20 regions and two autonomous provinces for introducing IPM practices appropriate for that area's specific crops.