All the results from “Protected crops cropping system” activity

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The overall objective of this activity was to design more robust IPM solutions to implement not only in high-tech greenhouse systems. These robust solutions to pest problems need also to integrate current and major system disturbances as the cutting back of fossil energy input and the exotic pest invasions.

The following specific objectives are derived:

1)    To design IPM solutions adapted for different levels of greenhouse technology (based on a combination of strategic options and tactic components) that reduce reliance on pesticides and risks to human health while providing cost-effective investment (Tasks 1 and 2).

This task notably delivered:

2)    To ensure that these solutions satisfy the needs of concerned stakeholders via on-station and on-farm trials and consider the robustness of towards potential climate change and pest invasions (Tasks 3a and 3b);

This task delivered

3)    To disseminate usable results (Task 7.4);

This task notably delivered:

  • Three booklets:

Booklet 2013 - IPM solutions for protected vegetables
Booklet 2015 - Results and lessons learnt from PURE – Protected crops – Tomato

Recent developments and market opportunities for IPM in greenhouse tomatoes in Southern Europe 

  • Two deliverables:

Ex-post assessment of the selected scenarios after testing in real farming conditions

IPM guidelines for protected vegetables in Europe

  • e-learning material:

Results and lessons from Pure: Protected crops

A session on Protected crops held in Poznan during the final conference.


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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE