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The members of the Euphresco network propose a number of ideas each year. This can lead to transnational collaborations, provided that they raise enough interest, that coordinators are identified and national funds are committed.

Collaboration with research organisations that are not members of the network is encouraged. For any questions on how to be involved in Euphresco projects, please contact the Euphresco network office. The research ideas proposed for transnational collaboration in 2024 are presented below:


2024-D-462 Quantitative horizon scanning using climatic modelling to identify species with the potential to become plant pests
The project will provide a foundation for the identification of plant pests before they become invasive. It will integrate quantitative modelling approaches for comprehensive horizon scanning of novel plant pests.

2024-A-463 The use of insect trap collection fluids for the surveillance of quarantine fungi in forests
The project aims at testing the feasibility of detecting EU quarantine fungi in collection fluids from insect traps that are currently used by NPPO for quarantine insect surveillance.

2024-I-465 Data exchange for risk assessment of phytosanitary R&D activities
The aim of the project is to develop a database to share information on phytosanitary measures (e.g. sample destruction and disinfection techniques) tested in the framework of national R&D activities.

2024-G-466 Phytosanitary risks of international movement of sea containers
This project aims at developing best practices for inspection of sea containers and to carry out surveys to gather field data.

2024-A-468 Improved detection of regulated Torradoviruses
The project aims at validating an existing generic test as well as evaluating novel specific tests for the detection of regulated quarantine Torradoviruses. Subsequently, a test performance study would be conducted with a view to provide essential validation data.

2024-F-470 Characterization of the cochineal scale insects (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) invading the Mediterranean basin and causing severe losses of prickly pear crops
The project aims at generating data on the distribution (presence/absence) of cochineal genus/species in the Mediterranean basin to improve knowledge on its biology, epidemiology and ecology, in particular as a pest of prickly pear crops.

2024-E-471 Tracking Spodoptera frugiperda invasion pathways in Europe through population genomics
The objective of this project is to understand invasion pathways for Spodoptera frugiperda by using population genomics.

2024-A-472 Modern diagnostic methods of bunt fungi of the genus Tilletia in seed and grain products
The project aims at replacing previous diagnostic methods for the detection and identification of Tilletia spp. (quarantine fungi causing bunt diseases in grain crops) by an in vitro spore viability test to evaluate the effectiveness of phytosanitary measures.

2024-A-473 Pseudomonas syringae: identification, genetic diversity, host plants and distribution
The project aims at collecting and exchanging Pseudomonas syringae strains and at characterizing them molecularly in order to enrich bacterial strain collections.

2024-A-476 Entomological radar for insect pest detection, monitoring and fly ability recording
The project aims at developing and validating the use of entomological radar and thermal sensors to collect information on insects of the Anoplophora genus. This will allow to set strategies for the control and prevention of infestations based on sound data rather than on theoretical models.

2024-A-477 Strengthening the diagnosis of Stagonosporopsis chrysanthemi
The project aims at testing and validating a PCR test for S. chrysanthemi in planting material, seeds and soil.

2024-A-478 Distribution of Diplodia bulgarica and diagnosis
The project aims at gaining an understanding of the current distribution of D. bulgarica and validate methods for its detection and identification.

2024-C-483 Vegetable and technical crops biological protection systems: evaluation, development and practices in Central Asia in open field and crop protected areas
The project aims at evaluating the present situation in Central Asia for the protection of vegetables, corn and cotton. An evaluation of current and new biological protection systems will be made per crop and per country.

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