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DROPSA – Strategies to develop effective, innovative and practical approaches to protect major European fruit crops from pests and pathogens

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  • Project leader : Dr. Joël Pothier
  • Deputy of project leader : Dr. Brion Duffy
  • Project team : Michael Gétaz
  • Project budget : EUR 331'964
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : EU and other international programmes (FP7 / Projekt Nr. 613678)
  • Contact person : Joël Pothier


The DROPSA consortium will create new knowledge and understanding of the damage and losses of fruit crops resulting from pests and pathogens, with a specific focus on the new and emerging threats due to Drosophila suzukii and quarantine pathogens Pseudomonas syringae, Xanthomonas fragariae and X. arboricola. The project will deliver a cost effective approach that can be widely implemented by the EU fruit industry.

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