„Innovative strategies for copper-free low input and organic farming systems”
Programme: 7th EU Framework Programme, KBBE-2011-5
Project period: 01.01.2012–30.06.2016
Contract number: 289497
Project Coordinator: Annegret Schmitt Ph.D. (Julius Kühn-Institut)
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Project Coordinator from IPP – NRI: Jolanta Kowalska Ph.D., Assoc. Prof.
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About: The project aims to develop innovative methods, tools and concepts for the replacement of copper in European organic and low input fruit, grapevine, potato and tomato production systems. Copper-free production systems will be achieved by providing alternative compounds, ‘smart’ application tools and integrating these tools into traditional and novel copper-free crop production systems. The copper-free production systems will be evaluated also with respect to agronomic, ecologic and economic performance. CO-FREE will develop strategies of breeding goals by development of crop ideotypes and evaluation of acceptance of novel disease-resistant cultivars by consumers and retailers.
The project beneficiaries are 21, from them 11 are Research and Development Units and 10 SME from the 10 European Union member countries namely France, Great Britain, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and one from Switzerland.
Project website: http://www.co-free.eu