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 4th 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

48 months

EU funded project

71 scientists

21 partners

17 countries

48 months

Project Timeline

Latest News & Events

June 15, 2022
10th International Society for Horticultural Science
January 26, 2022
Innovative smartphone app helps identify fruit flies of major economic significance in EU and Africa
The FF-IPM project targets three highly polyphagous fruit fly (FF) species (Tephritidae) that cause devastating losses in the fresh fruit producing industry, the Mediterranean fruit fly […]
January 5, 2022
FF-IPM on Insect Control Newsletter
Nikos T. Papadopoulos and Marc De Meyer write about FF-IPM in the newsletter of the joint FAO/IAEA programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. A […]
December 10, 2021
Webinar: ”Modern tools for Integrated Management, in the new Era of Plant Protection”
19th of January 2022, 10:00-15:00 CET Innovative technology and managerial strategies for plant protection This event is organized by three sister programs, FF-IPM, OPTIMA and SuperPests, […]
September 22, 2021
FF-IPM and LTZ exchange knowledge for the defence of the EU fruit crops
Professor Nikolaos T. Papadopoulos visited the Landwirtschaftliches Technologiezentrum (LTZ) Augustenberg in Karlsruhe Germany last week and met with the scientific committee of LTZ to discuss aspects […]
September 4, 2021
Publication in Frontiers on effects of thermal acclimation on the tolerance of Bactrocera zonata to hydric stress
This paper aims to show how acclimation at constant temperature regimes has a profound effect on the survival of B. zonata in terms of weight gaining […]

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