The benefits

  • By facilitating the implementation of IPM techniques in mushroom, growers will be able to comply with the upcoming regulation which encourages natural pest control mechanisms reducing pesticides use per farm by at least 70% (3,472 Tons in Europe after 5 years).
  • The combined approach of early detection of fungal diseases and use of biopestices will provide a tool that will reduce yield losses caused by pests and diseases by around 48%.
  • The development of suitable IPM guides will facilitate the implementation of IPM in mushroom at European level providing the best methods for the detection and treatment of the most important pests/diseases.
  • Sensors and Software SME members of the supply chain will gain from the royalty free licensing of the BioMush technology (fungal detection sensor) for an agreed period of time of 5 years with a share of the forecasted sales of €6.3M.
  • Biological control products SME will gain from the royalty free licensing of the developed biopesticides for an agreed period of time of 5 years.
  • Training and awareness of the benefits of IPM and biopesticices will benefit both growers and Biological Control products SMEs with forecasted turnover of the developed biopesticides of €190.7M after 5 years.
 

 

 

   

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