ECOSYN project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research,
technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 605740
Insect pests cause significant damage to agricultural crops and transmit several important diseases of humans and animals. Chemical insecticides have been used to control insect pests for many decades and remain essential to ensure a supply of affordable food and as part of disease vector control for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, the world-wide use of synthetic insecticides over many years has led to increased resistance to insecticides and contributed to environmental contamination. One way to reduce insecticide use without compromising control is to use a synergist in combination with an insecticide. Synergists are themselves nontoxic but act by increasing the effectiveness of the insecticides they are used with. They do this by inhibiting the metabolic systems in insects that detoxify insecticides. The goal of this project is to develop ecofriendly synergists for use in formulations with insecticides, both in agriculture and in Public Health, enabling a reduction in the amount of insecticidal active applied, and thereby reducing the adverse effects of these insecticides on beneficial insects such as bees.
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Upcoming - A joint publication of results achieved in WP1 and WP2 has been submitted to Pest Management Science on December 21st, 2015. (Pest Management Science - Manuscript number: PM-15-0798: The interactions between piperonyl butoxide and analogues with the metabolic enzymes FE4 and CYP6CY3 of the green peach aphid Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). By Panini, Michela; Tozzi, Francesco; Bass, Chris; Zimmer, Christoph T.; Field, Linda; Borzatta, Valerio; Mazzoni, Emanuele; Moores, Graham).[Read all]
Upcoming – A paper to disseminate results of the project (WP4) to the scientific community by publication of a paper in an international scientific peer-reviewed journal is foreseen (Rothamsted with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore / Apreslabs / Endura)[Read all]
Upcoming – Rothamsted plans to disseminate results of the project to the scientific community by publication of a paper in an international scientific peer-reviewed journal. A paper on results achieved in WP6 is currently under preparation.[Read all]
Upcoming - Vyzkumny Ustav VcelarskY Sro plans to prepare peer-reviewed publication, to disseminate and publish results of tests performed on beneficial insects for scientific community in an international journal[Read all]
Dr. Michela Panini will held a presentation about Ecosyn project results with the title "Characterisation of interactions between novel inhibitors and metabolic enzymes in insect pest" at the European PhD Network in “Insect Science”, 6th Annual Meeting and SEI-SIPAV Joint Workshop, Firenze, 11 – 13 November 2015.[Read all]
An overview on the use of synergists to overcome insecticide resistance and Ecosyn project findings.
Several Ecosyn consortium members will attend and present relevant project's findings during Resistance 2015, Rothamsted Research, Harpendem, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, on September 14-16th 2015.[Read all]
Posters presented at Resistance 2015[Read all]
Dissemination article “Insecticide Boost” on C&I Magazine Issue 9, 2015 (ApresLabs)[Read all]
Dr. Michela Panini (UCSC) will hold a talk entitled "Ecosyn: ecofriendly synergists for insecticide formulations" and Dr. Vincenzo Puggioni (UCSC) will present a poster (Target site and metabolic insecticide resistance monitoring in Musca Domestica) at the Agrisciences Young Researchers 2015: Crop Production, Protection and Utilisation, 8th July 2015, Syngenta, Jealott's Hill International Research Centre (Bracknell, UK).
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Poster presented by UNICATT at the conference “Agrisciences Young Researchers 2015[Read all]
An Ecosyn project summary was published on Spray Magazine, May 2015.[Read all]
Press release in Spray Magazine presenting the project, its overview and scope. May 2015. (ENDURA)[Read all]
Dr. Prof. O.Gurkan will hold a workshop at Plant Protection Research Institute, Ankara, Turkey.[Read all]
Dr. Graham Moores (Rothamsted Research) will present Ecosyn project at Agri Innovation 2015: Emerging science and technologies in crop research, SCI, London.[Read all]
Paper produced for Proceedings of Crop Protection in Southern Britain Conference due to take place on 25th -26th November 2014, at Peterborough Arena, Cambridgeshire. Paper entitled: “Controlling aphids and turnip yellows virus in oilseed rape in a post-neonicotinoid world” by Dewar Crop Protection Ltd.[Read all]
Dr. Martin Kamler (VYZKUMNY USTAV VCELARSKY) will present a poster about Ecosyn project during the next Czech Phytomedical Days, Pardubice, November 5-6 2014.[Read all]
The first Review Meeting will be held in Brussels on October 15th, 2014.[Read all]
Ecosyn project was presented by Dr. Cosimo Franco (Endura) at the World Aerosol Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[Read all]
Press release in Chemistry Today magazine to update about the development of the project, September 1st 2014. (ENDURA)[Read all]
Press release on Chemistry Today magazine, September 1st 2014.[Read all]
Press release in AGROW (World Crop Protection News) journal to update about the development of the project, August 20th 2014, issue 694: 18. (ENDURA)[Read all]
An update on Ecosyn project was published on AGROW Magazine, August 20th 2014.[Read all]
Dr. Cristoph Zimmer (Rothamsted Research) will present Ecosyn project at 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, San Francisco, USA.[Read all]
Dr. Chris Bass, Dr. Cristoph Zimmer (Rothamsted Research), Dr. Michela Panini and Prof. Emanuele Mazzoni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) will present the Ecosyn project poster at the 10th European Congress of Entomology, University of York, Heslington, York.
Dr. Graham Moores (Rothamsted Research) and Dr. Michela Panini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) will present Ecosyn project at Agri - innovation 2014: Emerging science and technologies in crop research, Imperial College, London.[Read all]
Prof. E. Mazzoni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) will present a poster about Ecosyn project during the next Giornate Fitopatologiche conference, Chianciano Terme (Siena), March 18-21 2014.
Prof. E. Mazzoni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) will held a talk on insecticides resistance and synergists during the next Informa Life Science’s Biocide formulations Conference, Berlin, 12-13 February 2014.[Read all]
Press release: “Reducing the impact of pesticides on beneficial insects” on Rothamsted Research's website, November 2013.[Read all]
Press release on "Pest Magazine" on November 27th 2013, Vol.55, Nr.6 (Babolna Kornyezetbiologial Kozpont Kft)[Read all]
Press release on "Pest Magazine" on November 27th 2013.[Read all]
Press release in AGROW (World Crop Protection News) journal announcing the project, its overview and scope. November 13th, 2013, issue 676: 13 (ENDURA)[Read all]
From AGROW journal, on November 13th 2013, issue 676 page 13.[Read all]
Introduction article of the project, its overview and aims with description of work on beneficial insects in the local reviewed journal for crop protection “Rostlinolékař” (“Phytodoctor” http://www.rostlinolekari.cz/)
Project's press release on Rothamsted Research's website.[Read all]
M. Kamler (BRIDOL) will present Ecosyn project at Honeybees and plant protection Congress held in Pardubice, Czech Republic, on 7th November 2013.[Read all]
Press release on project published on Hungarian Pest Control Association, November 2013 (Babolna Kornyezetbiologial Kozpont Kft)[Read all]
Press release to announce the project and the kick off meeting in Piacenza (Italy) on local newspaper (Cattolica news) as well as on one of the most important Italian agricultural online newspaper (www.agrinotizie.it) , October 2013 (UNICATT).
Press release on "IlPiacenza" on October 1st, 2013[Read all]
Press release on "IlPiacenza" on October 2nd 2013.[Read all]
Press release on Agronotizie.com, October 2nd 2013[Read all]
Time : 13.00-18.00 (October 1st) ; 9.00-14.00 (October 2nd)
Place: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Via Emilia Parmense 84, 20122 Piacenza (Italy)