EURO-wheat– A European collaboration on resistance characteristics of wheat cultivars, wheat pathogen virulence, disease management tools and fungicide efficacy

Summary

Sector:
Cereals & Oilseeds
Project code:
PR462
Date:
01 July 2008 - 31 March 2009
Funders:
AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.
AHDB sector cost:
£16,366 from HGCA.
Project leader:
Bill Clark Broom‟s Barn Research Centre, Higham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6NP

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About this project

Abstract

EURO-wheat is a part of a large European project entitled ENDURE (European Network for the Durable Exploitation of crop protection strategies) (www.endure-network.eu). It is an initiative to reshape European research and development on pesticide use in crops for the implementation of sustainable pest control strategies. It was selected for funding by the European Commission in response to call FP6, Food Quality and Safety. EURO-wheat is an internet-based platform accessible through the Virtual Laboratory of the main ENDURE website and was part-funded by the EU and part-funded by HGCA. The vision was to facilitate a platform containing the most important information about wheat disease management in an IPM context. Information can be accessed in different ways, e.g., through a specific PATHOSYSTEM, through a host CULTIVAR or through a FUNGICIDE, which may have effects across multiple diseases. Technical information is available on yellow rust races in several EU countries, searchable by year and country, Fusarium control measures, fungicide efficacy ratings in EU countries, cultivar disease ratings, decision support systems, disease thresholds, fungicide trade names, pathogen names including translations into non-English languages, fungicide resistance issues, cultural disease control methods and yield responses to fungicide use. The ENDURE and EURO-wheat web sites will continue to be populated beyond 2009. Currently the EURO-wheat website is not accessible to the general public although the intention is that all information will eventually be accessible via an open website.

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