Giropoma Costa Brava SL, as leader, together with Girona Fruits SCCL, Fructícola Empordà SL, Serrater SL and Agroalimentaria Mas Saulot SL; and with the participation of IRTA as technological center; is working on the development of precision treatment systems and inoculum management techniques to rationalize the use of phytosanitary products in the control of apple apple scab (SCABKILL).
In the Girona area, the control of apple apple scab concentrates more than 80% of the phytosanitary treatments, being the control of primary infections in spring one of the critical points for the management of the disease.
In this context, the main objective of the SCABKILL project is to define a comprehensive strategy for the sustainable control of apple scab by:
– Developing tools to manage the primary inoculum of ground leaves.
– Evaluating systems that allow forcing the release of inoculum at a time without risk of disease
– Using precision dusting systems to improve the efficiency of treatments
– Evaluating sustainable alternatives to synthetic products.
SCABKILL is framed within the European Innovation Partnership Operational Groups support for agricultural productivity and sustainability, financed by the Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
“Project funded through the Operation 16.01.01 Cooperation for Innovation of the Rural Development Program of Catalonia 2014-2022.”