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Applications are now being accepted for ENDURE's 2016 Summer School. Focusing on 'The role of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in mitigating the effects of climate change on pest dynamics - modelling approaches', the Summer School will run from October 9 to 14, 2016.
ENDURE said goodbye and thanks to an old friend and one of its founding members in May, with the retirement of Piet Boonekamp (left in photograph) of Wageningen University and Research Centre’s Plant Research International. He has been replaced on the ENDURE Executive Committee by his former colleague, Willem Jan de Kogel.
A new project is seeking to understand why, despite much research and many breakthroughs, late blight in potato remains stubbornly difficult to control with efficient and environmentally friendly methods.
A strategic research agenda for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Europe has been prepared by Coordinated Integrated Pest Management (C-IPM), the European Research Area Network (ERA-Net) seeking to align national research programmes on IPM in Europe.
The results of projects launched in 2013 by INRA’s Sustainable Management of Crop Health (SMaCH) metaprogramme will be presented (in French) at a two-day workshop this autumn, alongside four theses supported by the programme.
Recent issues relating to proposed withdrawals of key pesticides for farmers in the European Union, including neonicotinoids (pollinator loss concerns) and glyphosate (for example, weed resistance, health and biodiversity loss concerns) have raised the profile of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) amongst stakeholders as a potential way forward for more sustainable crop protection, write Nick Birch, Graham Begg, Cathy Hawes and Geoff Squire from Scotland’s James Hutton Institute.
More news of projects launched under Coordinated Integrated Pest Management’s (C-IPM) first call is now available, providing details of plans to tackle hairy root disease in minor crops and mites in berries, soft fruits and woody ornamentals.
Alongside the ENDURE Twitter feed (@ENDURE_ERG), it is now possible to follow developments on France’s Integrated Pest Management portal, EcophytoPIC, through social media thanks to the launch of a Twitter service and Facebook page.
More details of the projects selected for funding under the first C-IPM (Coordinated Integrated Pest Management) call are now available, revealing the ambition to tackle wireworm control and weeds in maize and winter wheat through Decision Support Systems (DSS).
One of the cornerstones of France’s attempts to reduce pesticide use in agriculture is the DEPHY network which, alongside an experimental system, comprises 1,900 farms which are taking various approaches to ensure a more parsimonious use of pesticides. These farms now have several years of experience behind them and thanks to the production of ‘trajectory sheets’, which chart the motives for change, the steps taken, the successes and the setbacks, it is possible to get a fascinating insight into real-life examples of change.