Call for Projects

THERE ARE CURRENTLY TWO CALLS FOR PROJECTS

 

Project Title: PHC2020/04 Improving knowledge of Xylella fastidiosa vector ecology: modelling vector occurrence and abundance in the wider landscape in Scotland

This project will build on the results of previous Xylella projects commissioned by the Centre and will address the knowledge gaps highlighted by those projects including: production of a detailed picture of the presence and abundance of Xylella vectors across differing landscapes; assessment of appropriate vector trapping methods for Xylella surveillance programmes; refinement of Xylella spread and risk models that incorporate Scottish Xylella vector data; and the analysis of the suitability of current EU Xylella eradication strategies versus alternatives within the Scottish context.

Please see call for full details and apply using the application form below before 12pm on Monday 21st December 2020.     

 

Project Title: PHC2020/05 Identifying links between farmer and agronomist perceptions on pest and disease risk, the information sources they use to determine pesticide usage and the uptake of IPM methods

This project aims to understand where growers and agronomists currently gather information to form their impression of pest and disease risk and inform their decision making on the need for interventions, pesticide or otherwise. The project will identify accurate, efficient and trusted sources and test whether these are influential in the appropriate usage of control options across key arable regions and crop types. 

Please see call for full details and apply using the application form below before 12pm on Monday 21st December 2020.     

 

Relevant Documentation: 

All applications should be submitted by email to info@planthealthcentre.scot before 12pm on Monday 21st December 2020.

All feedback and queries related to these calls should be emailed to info@planthealthcentre.scot before 12pm on Monday 14th December.  All non-confidential queries and answers will be published on this website.