Biopest-Med

Objectif thématique: A.2 Soutien à l’éducation, à la recherche, au développement technologique et à l’innovation
Priorité: Priorité A.2.1 Soutenir le transfert technologique et la commercialisation des résultats de la recherche, en renforçant les liens entre la recherche, l'industrie et d'autres acteurs du secteur privé
Brève description du projet : Fruit flies are considered as serious invasive agricultural pests capable to adapt to a broad range of climatic conditions. They are responsible of quantitative and qualitative losses in the mediterranean basin. Until now, chemical treatments constitute the main conventional control method against fruit flies. However, fungal entomopathogens are important biological control agents worldwide that are still under explored. The identification of local entomopathogenic strains that well adapt to the Mediterranean conditions is worthy. The aim of Biopest-Med is to elaborate a formulation of a biopesticide for use for large-scale pest management programmes in mediterranean area.
Objectifs principaux – problèmes à traiter: Identify, evaluate and develop new pesticides for fruit flies control in the mediterranean basin. Support fruit producers for the use of biopesticides locally produced with high efficiency.
Résultats attendus: -Isolated local efficient entomopathogenic fungal strains (some are already isolated). -Biopesticide formulation (pilot scale) -Field trials at pilot scale and decrease in fruit flies densities -Quantitative and qualitative improvement of fruit production in the pilot area -Possibility of implementation of organic agriculture project by farmers
Partenaires déjà impliqués: -Centre National des Sciences et Technologies Nucléaires Sidi Thabet (CNSTN) -Institut Supérieur de Biotechnologie de Sidi Thabet (ISBST) -Local farmer
Partenaires recherchés: -Research centers/universities -Agricultural and environmental organisations -Private Societies for biopesticides production
Budget total prévisionnel: 400.000 euros
Prénom: Meriem
Nom: Msaad Guerfali
Nom de l’organisme: CNSTN
Type d’organisme: Université/centre de recherche
Ville: Ariana
Pays: Tunisie
Courriel: msaad_tn@yahoo.fr
Numéro de téléphone: 0021692404623
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