Completed research projects

Insect Services has been involved in six research projects in the area of pest control over the past five years.

Project PRUNI-REPEL

Title: Establishment of a system for the release of repellent substances within a push-and-pull strategy in order to control Cacopsylla pruni as a pest in stone fruit growing.

Funded by the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (DIP Agrar and Rentenbank)

Project duration: 5th February 2015 until 31st May 2020

Projectpartners: Julius Kühn-Institut Dossenheim, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen, Institut für Pflanzenschutz in Obst- und Weinbau

Project RNAiKEF

Title: Development of an innovative, environmentally friendly control method for Drosophila suzukii using attractive traps and RNA interference.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project duration: 1st March 2016 until 31st July 2019

Project partner: AlPlanta – Institute for Plant Research, RLP AgroScience GmbH

Project BIOZEK

Title: Development of a biological tick control agent, based on an innovative attract-and-kill strategy.

Funded by the AiF, project executing organisation of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, as part of the program “Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (ZIM)“

Project duration: 1st May2015 until 30th August 2018

Project partners:  Fachhochschule Bielefeld – University of Applied Sciences, AG Fermentation und Formulierung von Zellen und Wirkstoffen

Biocare Gesellschaft für Biologische Schutzmittel mbH, Einbeck

Universität Hohenheim, AG Parasitologie

Projekt FIT BEE

Title: Joint research project: Reference System for a vital bee colony – Fit Bee – Module 7: Development of a biological control method against Varroa mites, based on sex pheromones.

Funded by the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
Project duration: 1stApril 2011 until 31st August 2015

Project partner: Universität Hohenheim, Landesanstalt für Bienenkunde

Project BIO-LURE

Title: Controling insects with olfactorily working attractants and repellents. Development of innovative attractive traps for monitoring and mass trapping of phytoplasma vectors in pomaceous fruits.

Funded by the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food Project duration: 1st October 2011 until 30th June 2015.

Project partner: Julius Kühn-Institut Dossenheim, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen, Institut für Pflanzenschutz in Obst- und Weinbau

Project ESFY

Title: Application of plant-born infochemicals for controling ESFY disease: Development of innovative biotechnical methods using attractants and repellents.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, as part of the program “Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (ZIM)”

Project duration: 1st May 2010 until 31st July 2013

Project partners: Julius Kühn-Institut Dossenheim, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen, Institut für Pflanzenschutz in Obst- und Weinbau, AlPlanta – Institute for Plant Research, RLP AgroScience GmbH