All over the world, initiatives are emerging to respond favourably to the various issues regarding food safety and global warming at different levels. In particular, the European Commission is funding projects under the Green Deal framework and in particular their Farm to Fork strategy – for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. Within these initiatives, novIGrain has received financial support from the Commission (H2020 Project) in order to provide a positive response to the challenge of grain storage management and the use of grain protectant.
As insect pests can cause spoilage, extensive post-harvest losses and consequently financial losses, plant protection products (PPP) are widely used in the storage of grain. In the EU, however, increased insecticide resistance creates an urgent demand for targeted solutions against insect development at all stages, especially the larval stage.
The EU-funded novIGRain
The EU-funded novIGRain project will develop a new type of PPP for larvicide treatment combined with versatile dual application technology. Research will confirm that the use of the new larvicide active substance and formulation as a grain storage PPP is in line with EU regulations.
Safety for consumers’ health
With the novel grain protectant and application technology, the project will effectively prevent and lessen insecticide resistance in the EU, offering a product of improved safety for consumers’ health and the environment.