Commercialisation of an Automated Monitoring and Control System against the Olive and Med Fruit Flies of the Mediterranean Region
Project in Brief
Environmentally effective control of key-pests for olive, peach, and citrus crops is paramount socio-economic importance for huge Med basin areas. It requires effective e-monitoring and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) ground spraying control solutions based on technological innovations, which have to be developed and commercialized.
The FruitFlyNet-ii project aims to develop a complete package solution for the farmer to e-monitor the olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) and the Medfly (Ceratitis capitata) pests. The final solution will be based on a Location Aware System (LAS) providing two prototypes, namely, the OliveFlyNet and the MedFlyNet, consisting of two e-traps, one per pest examined, and a set of e-services including an automatic identification and e-counting pest mechanism, spraying track path recording, spraying risk maps based on Decision Support Systems and e-guides for precise IPM spraying. The two LAS prototypes will be optimized by the inputs of living labs that consist a new approach in cross-border EU research policies. The optimized prototypes will be established and demonstrated in 8 large-scale, olive, peach, and citrus crop sites, in three EUMemberCountries (EUMC) and two MedPartnerCountries (MPC).
The LAS will integrate IPM knowledge and local farmers’ needs introducing novel and clean technologies enforcing policy changes, at a rational cost. Communication activities will attract stakeholders to test the LAS functionalities. Market targeted optimizations, establishment and operation of spin-offs will, presumably, lead to a co-patent product and will prepare the LAS prototypes for commercialization.
11:00-14:00, Athens (GR) time
FruitFlyNet-ii: Commercialising a Location Aware System (LAS) of environmentally effective e-monitoring and ground spraying control solutions for Olive and Med fruit fly pests based on Living Labs innovations and startups enforcement.
- Prof. Enrique Quesada, University of Cordoba
- Prof. Andrea Sciarretta, University of MOLISE
- Assoc. Prof. Dionysios Perdikis, Agricultural University of Athens
- Prof. Theodore Tsiligiridis, Agricultural University of Athens
Kick off Meeting: 04 - 05/11/2020
11:00-14:00, Athens (GR) time
FruitFlyNet-ii: STR_B_A.2.1/0043/ENI CBC MED/EU
Commercialising a Location Aware System (LAS) of environmentally effective e-monitoring and ground spraying control solutions for Olive and Med fruit fly pests based on Living Labs innovations and startups enforcement.
- 2 new types of e-traps and
- 2 new sets of e-services
- 2 training and testing sites
- 8 wide-area sites of olive trees, peaches and citrus crops
- 2 demand-driven cross-border living labs
- 3 spin-offs
- Demonstration events, Dissemination
- Scientific publications
Who will benefit
- 1,000 Farmers, agriculturalists
- 100 Cooperative and trade Unions
- 120 agro-industries, exporters
- 100 local authorities and policy-makers
- SMEs and IPM industry
- Certification bodies, Payment Authorities of CAP Aid Schemes
- Researchers, academics, practitioners
- Consumers, producers and public