“Providing information, tools and services to scientists, policy and farm advisers, and trainers concerned with Integrated Pest Management.” More information at What is ENDURE?
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.
The ERA-NET C-IPM is setting the stage for a coordinated effort to prepare calls for research and knowledge exchange in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Europe. Existing research, infrastructures and capacities in Europe have been mapped and analysed.
Since its launch in late 2007, more than 91,000 people have consulted the ENDURE website, producing more than half a million page views from practically every country and territory in the world.
Latin America is to get its own version of EuroBlight, with European researchers helping scientists and the industry in the region to create a network for improving knowledge about phytophthora in potato and methods for controlling it.
In the table below you can find a selection of European projects which you may find interesting. While the majority of these projects are not 'ENDURE-endorsed', we hope that by bringing together more than 20 European projects in one easy to use table we are helping the international Integrated Pest Management community to gain an insight into European agricultural research.
The C-IPM ERA-NET (Coordinated Integrated Pest Management) stages its second workshop immediately prior to the PURE Congress, IPM Innovation in Europe, at the Hotel Novotel in Poznan, Poland, in January. The deadline for registration is December 22, 2014.
We regularly update our events calendar, and another six events have been added in recent weeks. Highlights in early 2015 include the PURE Congress, IPM Innovation in Europe, which is being held in Poznan, Poland, in January, while March will see the staging of the 5th International Conference on Non-Chemical Crop Protection Methods in Lille, France, and the 8th International IPM Symposium, in Salt Lake City, USA.
In this article we focus on the results recently published by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), one of ENDURE's Italian partners, and the University of Pisa's 'Enrico Avanzi' Centre for Agro-environmental Research (CIRAA) on new ways to re-design cropping systems based on agro-ecological principles.