Come and join us, is the clear message being delivered to agricultural advisers and other specialists across Europe as ENDURE launches the ENDURE Network of Advisers (ENA).
The ENA will be a forum for sharing knowledge on issues relating to crop production in general and plant protection in particular all over Europe. The forum is being supported by the ENDURE Information Centre (ENDURE IC), the online database which contains a variety of ready-to-use information and experimental results related to integrated pest management (IPM).
The coordinating team behind the ENA are from ENDURE partners in six different European countries and have already made contact with several international expert advisers. Now they are throwing open the invitation to come and join the network.
In a message to advisers, they said: “Joining the network is free of charge. The only requirement is that you are willing to share your knowledge with people who are faced with IPM-related problems. In return you will get the chance to gather knowledge about IPM from international colleagues, thus improving the quality of advice that you are able to provide to farmers.
“Through the connection with ENDURE, you will be directly connected with European pesticide policy, as the outcome of this project is followed closely by representatives of the European Commission.
“One of the main objectives of ENDURE is to ensure that advisers and growers in Europe are able to practically implement any IPM-related recommendations. This further underlines the need for a group of advisors willing and able to test these recommendations under ‘real life’ conditions.
“The main language of the network for disseminating news and so forth is English, but you are more than welcome to communicate in any language with your colleagues inside the network.”
The team is currently collecting contact information from advisers before creating an online directory of members. This will also make it possible for members to contact specialists in particular fields.
How to register
Registration for the ENA is simple. First click here, which will open a web page in your internet browser enabling you to enter your e-mail address. When you have done this, click the X to close the window. You will shortly receive an automatic e-mail message giving you a new and personal link which you can use to register as a member of the ENA. This personal link will also allow you to change your registration details should the need arrive.
ENA coordination team:
|Country||Name(s) and organisation|
Rolf Thostrup Poulsen and Jens Erik Jensen
Danish Agricultural Advisory Service, Denmark
Association de coordination technique agricole (ACTA), France
Julius Kuehn Institute, Germany
UdL/Irta (Universitat de Lleida), Spain
Wageningen UR, The Netherlands
Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom
To contact members of the coordination team, you can use the standard ENDURE contact form.