The present EuroWheat website is an updated version of EuroWheat.org. The logo indicate that this network and its website started in the frame of the ENDURE project. Wheat is the most important cereal crop in Europe. Several plant pathogens are known to be of major threat to wheat crops, and many problems still remaining to be solved in order to improve management and control of the main diseases. New aggressive strains of important pathogens are emerging and we still need early warning tools, which can help us to assess the risk – when we assess if sprayings are needed or not.
Limited access to different fungicide groups and problems with fungicide resistance is known for particularly Septoria tritici blotch and is widespread in Europe. This makes it very important to monitor this resistance situation and propose anti-resistance strategies.
We have identified that still many data and information related to wheat IPM is scattered and fragmented. By collating and analysing relevant information - cross countries, cross institutions and cross public and private sector institutions and companies - we believe we can make a difference as a European knowledge hub, supporting the ongoing IPM implementation in EU. Putting attention on one major crop, can be used a showcase how to optimize IPM and sustainable crop production in Europe.