BIOVITIS, the project coordinator, has developed, at laboratory level (TRL4), an effective method to biocontrol one of the major causes of worldwide vineyards destruction, the Grapevine Trunk Diseases (GTDs). The protection system is based on the oomycete Pythium oligandrum strain I-5180 that, applied at optimal time and concentration, colonises the root of vines and stimulates the natural plant defences against GTDs, providing a protection that ranges between 40% and 60%.
BIOBESTicide project will respond to the increasing demand for innovative solutions for crop protection agents, transferring the technology to a DEMO Plant able to produce more than 10 T of a high-quality oomycete-based biopesticide product per year (TRL7).
The BIOBESTicide project will validate the efficiency of the formulated product on vineyards of different geographical areas. To assure the safety of products under both health and environmental points of view, a full and complete approval dossier for Pythium oligandrum strain I-5180 will be submitted in all the European countries.
BIOBESTicide | Coordinator and partner
- BIOVITIS (coordinator)
- LAMBERTI SPA
- FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
- INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
- EURION Consulting
- PNO Ciaotech S.r.l.
- ZIELONA CHEMIA
- INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE LA VIGNE ET DU VIN
- MERCIER Frères S.A.R.L
- Nordzucker AG
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BIOBESTicide has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 886776.