The EUFRUIT Knowledge Platform is part of a European thematic network of 21 partners including research institutes, universities and industrial partners who represent keyparts of the fruit supply chain from 12 countries.

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The European Fruit Network (EUFRUIT) - Knowledge Platform

EUFRUIT Knowledge Platform is an international open access database of electronic documents related to productivity, sustainability and quality of fruit in the European fruit sector. New knowledge on fruit research and best practice approaches at a European level are available in the database. It is possible to search for information in a specific language.

Focuses are on four thematic areas of critical importance to competitiveness and innovation potential of the European fruit sector:

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USAMV-WP3-A1

Horticulture Days of Bucharest

Organising/holding open demonstration day - Reduction in pesticide residues

Open demonstration day with different methods for reducing pesticides in fruits.

FRESHFEL-WP3-A2

Update on IEG meeting to Freshfel members in Freshfel newsletter

Publication of newsletter - Reduction in pesticide residues

Fresfhel updated its membership (over 600 people reached) on the outcomes of the IEG meeting in Jork. The article summed up the activities and the topics discussed during the meeting.

FRESHFEL-WP3-A3

Update on IEG meeting to Freshfel members in Freshfel headlines

Publication of newsletter - Reduction in pesticide residues

Fresfhel updated members and beyond (over 1000 people reached) on the outcomes of the IEG meeting in Jork. The article summed up the activities and the topics discussed during the meeting.

FRESFHEL-WP3-A5

Update on Synthesis report to Freshfel members in Freshfel Newsletter

Publication of newsletter - Reduction in pesticide residues

The results of the synthesis report, following the IEG scanning, have been communicated through the Freshfel newsletter to Freshfel's members (over 600 people reached).

PcFruit-WP3-A5

Efficacy of postharvest treatments by nebulisation of biological control organisms against Botrytis cinerea fruit rot on pear

Participation in scientific conference - Reduction in pesticide residues

Storage diseases of pome fruits are caused by different fungal species. Disease management to control storage diseases includes several treatments with different fungicides in the weeks prior to harvest. However, residues on fruits becomes more and more a public and governmental concern. In order to reduce the chemical residue on fruits to a minimum, more research is done on...

Pcfruit-WP3-a6

Protection of apple and pear flowers against fire blight infections using biocontrol organisms applied via bumblebees

Participation in scientific conference - Reduction in pesticide residues

Limited tools are available to growers to protect apple and pear flowers against Erwinia amylovora infection of which the risk increases with increasing temperature making the secondary bloom later in the season more vulnerable than the primary bloom in early spring. Apart from regular inspections and removal of the infected plant parts preventive sprayings with plant defense...

PcFruit-WP3-a12

Potential role of fruit intercrops for parasitoid assisted integrated apple aphid management

Participation in scientific conference - Reduction in pesticide residues

Apple aphids, especially Dysaphis plantaginea Passerini, are among the most abundant and destructive insect pests of apple tree crops in Belgium, but also in all temperate regions. Their feeding can directly and indirectly damage the crop and decrease the yield quality and quantity. Managing these pests by conventional farming and monocropping systems have been often caused a...

CTIFL-WP3-A12

Reduction in pesticide residues - year 1 synthesis report

Publication of EIP-AGRI practitioner abstract - Reduction in pesticide residues

1. year report on synthesis findings based on the scanning reports of existing knowledge on reduction in pesticide residues.

AU-WP3-A1

Rain roofs for apples and pears

Organising/holding industry group meeting/event - Reduction in pesticide residues

An initial experiment involving narrow plastic roofs over single rows of apples was high successful at preventing scab and rot diseases in susceptible apples varieties without significantly reducing yield or quality. In a follow-up project 'ProtecFruit' the aim is to develop a commercial rain roof for apple and pears and document the effect on diseases, fruit production, fruit...

AU-WP3-A2

The effect of harvest date and delayed cold storage on development of storage rot

Organising/holding seminar/lecture-based workshop - Reduction in pesticide residues

Presentation on the effect of harvest date and delayed cold storage on the development of storage rots. The two year experiment show minor effect on firmness of both delayed picking and cold storage (within the normal picking window). In 2014 rots of the first pick were significantly increased by delaying cold storage, this was most likely due to higher ambient temperatures during...

The EUFRUIT thematic network has received funding from the
European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 696337.