Bio-pesticides (discovery and development)
The project aims to identify natural sources of antifungal compounds for use in plant protection.
- To identify bio-pesticides derived from plants
- To test new bio-pesticides in crop protection
Particularly, the project is testing the effects of using inexpensive plant extracts for use in seed treatment in order to replace synthetic fungicides. In Burkina Faso, a local plant, Eclipta alba, containing antifungal compounds are being tested in seed treatment by 25 farmers of sorghum (African cereal) during two growing seasons. An average yield increase of 17% was demonstrated during 2010-2011. Similar experiments testing other plant extracts in crop protection are in progress in Denmark, Burkina Faso, India and Tanzania.
The project 'EU-Alba - Increasing yields of Millet and Sorghum by a new and sustainable seed technology developed in Sahel' is funded by EuropAID.
|Ole Søgaard Lund|
- Dr. Elisabeth Zida, INERA (Burkina Faso)
- Dr. Paul Kusolwa, Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania)
- Prof. Dr. H.S. Prakash, University of Mysore (India)
- Public Private Partnership - Plant Phenotyping Project (6p)
- EU-Alba - Increasing yields of Millet and Sorghum by a new and sustainable seed technology developed in Sahel
- The intelligent sprayer boom
- The logarithmic sprayer
- Flora changes on arable fields
- ASETA - cooperating autonomous vehicles
- Quantitative on-farm evaluation of integrated pest management
- Molecular detection of microbes
- Bio-pesticides (discovery and development)
- Gradueret vækstregulering af rødsvingel baseret på afgrødens biomasse
- Sted-specifik ukrudtsbekæmpelse med droner
- Automatisering af logarithmesprøjte til vurdering af optimal herbiciddosering i roer