FRUIT CARE: OPERATIONAL GROUP FOR THE SUBSTITUTION OF PPPS ON STONE FRUITS, RED FRUITS AND TABLE GRAPE
In 2017, the operational group Fruit Care was created. Ideagro has been part of this group for the agrifood security. This group intends to determine the most efficient modifications on the production process of each crop, as well as the improvement of the Plants Protection Products Substitution process. In fact, Fruit Care emerges from the elaboration of the new and extended list of Active Substances for the plant protection by the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority).
Composition of the group
This initiative cooperates with the professional agricultural organization from Murcia (ASAJA), the foundation AULA DEI, as well as Ideagro, Acopaex, Business School of the Pyrinees, Bonafru, Galifrut, Zerya, Sunberry and the Universitary Institute of Joint Agri food Research of Aragón (University of Zaragoza).
Philosophy of the Operational Group
Our main philosophy is the establishment of Plants Protection Products´(PPPs) substitution programs, enlisted on the substitution list issued by the EFSA in 2015. These products are relevant due to their persistence level or their damaging potential for the environment and the human health.
We are currently working on a project of capital importance in order to improve and increase the productivity in the stone fruit, red fruits and table grape exploitations.
Waste Free Production
Encourage the producers who want to reach waste free production to accomplish the substitution of PPPs, help them to consolidate their sustainable and minimal environmental impact production is another one of the Group’s targets.