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 Commission is helping to fund projects such as the Green Deal and Better Training Safer Food. In line with these different projects, novIGRain has also received support from the Commission, in order to provide a positive response to the problem of grain storage management and the use of pesticides.
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.Read more
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.Read more
Safety for consumers’ health
With the novel grain protection insecticide 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.Read more