Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2498723
Sist endret: 31. desember 2020, 15:29

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2498723
Sist endret: 31. desember 2020, 15:29
Prosjekt

Environmentally friendly fungal disease management in protected crop production using plant genetic resources and sensor technology (END-IT)

prosjektleder

Aruppillai Suthaparan
ved Biovitenskap ved Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Biovitenskap ved Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet

Finansiering

  • TotalbudsjettNOK 10.000.000
  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 300999
  • Grofondet
    Prosjektkode: 190025

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Bioinformatikk • Planteforedling, hagebruk, plantevern, plantepatologi • Simulering, visualisering, signalbehandling, bildeanalyse • Plantefysiologi

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Anvendt forskning

Kontaktinformasjon

Sted
Aruppillai Suthaparan

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. mai 2020 Slutt: 30. april 2024

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Environmentally friendly fungal disease management in protected crop production using plant genetic resources and sensor technology (END-IT)

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

Background

Ensuring an adequate food supply for the escalating human population is a great challenge. Crop losses and value degradation caused by plant diseases are major constraints to food security globally. Fungicides are important tools in management of plant diseases caused by fungal and oomycete pathogens. At present, major crop losses are inevitable without the use of fungicides. However, reliance on fungicides is not sustainable since the fungal pathogens that cause powdery mildews and grey mould are high-risk pathogens capable of developing fungicide resistance. European legislation also restricts pesticide use due to public health concerns and costs associated with pesticide removal from water. This reduces the number of available pesticides in the market, which will accelerate the development of pathogen resistance to the remaining pesticides. Integration and use of new, non-chemical strategies is therefore crucial for continued production of high quality food in a sustainable manner with minimal environmental impact.

 

Primary and secondary objectives

The primary objective of END-IT is to ensure high quality, value added food supply via minimal use of synthetic chemicals by integrating advanced technologies, optical radiation and exploitation of plant genetic resources. Specific objectives of this project are:

  • On-site quantification of pathogen inoculum with artificial intelligence and robotic sampling.
  • Exploit plant genetic resources for
    • Improved crop tolerance to optical environment optimized for efficient disease management.
    • Increased efficiency of the optical based disease management via optimized up-regulation of host plant disease resistance genes regulated by optical environment.
    • Enrichment of antioxidant content in the edible crop products via optimized up-regulation of antioxidant biosynthesis genes regulated by optical environment.
  • Validation and demonstration trials with hands-on training for growers.
  • Socio-economic impact analysis of the research outcomes.

 

END-IT will strengthen the Norwegian crop production by adding knowledge and innovation through its value chain. In the short term, it will improve plant health, yield (quality & quantity) and shelf life by online spore detection, environmentally friendly disease management, and value addition via antioxidant enrichment. In a longer perspective, this will strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian crop products in the market. Innovative findings from END-IT will place Norway in the forefront of efficient use of resources for high quality crop production with least environmental impact by using genetic resources, optimized optical environment, advanced sensor systems and machine learning in the agricultural sector.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Aruppillai Suthaparan

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Biovitenskap ved Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet

Odd Arne Rognli

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Biovitenskap ved Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet

Ep Heuvelink

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Wageningen University
Aktiv cristin-person

Kristin Kaspersen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved SINTEF AS

Heidi Knutsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Norsk institutt for bioøkonomi
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