A European research project for the protection of fruit production + trade threats posed by fruit flies

Fruit Flies have been subjects of very extensive international research and development for decades, due to significant socioeconomic concerns to the devastating threats they pose to the global and European fruit production and trade.

The project aims to introduce “in silico” supported prevention, detection and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches for both new and emerging Fruit Flies, based on spatial modelling across a wide range of spatial levels, novel decision support systems, and new knowledge regarding biological traits of the target species, fruit trading and socioeconomics.

Having a deep understanding of all aspects of fruit fly invasion and recognizing the international dimension of the phenomenon, we have established a consortium of 21 partners (15 from EU, 2 from South Africa, 1 from Israel, USA, China, Australia) to work towards providing scientific answers and practical solutions for the whole range of stakeholders dealing in fruit production and trading in Europe and elsewhere.

FF-IPM Bulletin

Read the 6th issue of FF-IPM's newsletter, get the latest news of our project and learn how nematodes can help on fruit-fly control.
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EU funded project

University of Thessaly

COORDINATOR

71 scientists

21 partners

17 countries

54 months

EU funded project

71 scientists

21 partners

17 countries

48 months

Project Timeline

Latest News & Events

November 6, 2022
Fruit flyer Bulletin #6
Τhe sixth Newsletter Publication of the EU-funded research project FF-IPM. Newsletters will be published quarterly, highlighting the actions, news, progress related to the issue at hand. […]
September 6, 2022
Fruit flyer Bulletin #5
Τhe fifth Newsletter Publication of the EU-funded research project FF-IPM. Newsletters will be published quarterly, highlighting the actions, news, progress related to the issue at hand. […]
June 30, 2022
Important distinction for Vasilis Rodovitis at the ISHS Young Mind Awards Competition
Vasilis Rodovitis participated in the ISHS Young Mind Awards Competition organized by the Symposium with a presentation entitled “Population dynamics of Mediterranean fruit fly in mixed […]
June 15, 2022
Participation in Hortgro Technical Symposium 2022
On the 6 – 10 June, 2022, Prof. Nikos Papadopoulos presented an invited talk entitled “Managing new and emerging pests in a changing world: the fruit […]
June 15, 2022
FF-IPM Project participation in the 10th International Peach Symposium
The 10th International Peach Symposium was successfully held on 30 May – 3 June 2022 in Naoussa, Greece. The Symposium was held under the auspices of […]
May 29, 2022
FF-IPM Project participation in the 19th Panhellenic Entomological Conference
Members of the FF-IPM Project presented their most recent work at the 19th Panhellenic Entomological Conference that was held on May 23-27, in Agrinio, Greece. The […]

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