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Engineering Research Center - Plant Health in Sugarcane

Grant number: 17/25258-1
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program
Duration: August 01, 2021 - July 31, 2026
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Convênio/Acordo: São Martinho Group
Principal Investigator:Odair Aparecido Fernandes
Grantee:Odair Aparecido Fernandes
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Host Companies:Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV)
São Martinho S/A
City: PradópolisJaboticabal
Pesquisadores principais:
Antonio de Goes ; Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk ; Sergio Antonio de Bortoli
Associated researchers:Alessandra Marieli Vacari ; Alfredo Seiiti Urashima ; ALVARO JHOVALDO LOPEZ AYME ; Arlindo Leal Boica Junior ; Cláudia Pio Ferreira ; Dagmara Gomes Ramalho ; Daniel Júnior de Andrade ; Davi Rodrigo Rossatto ; David Ferreira Lopes Santos ; David Luciano Rosalen ; Fernanda Dias Pereira ; Guilherme Duarte Rossi ; Ivan Antônio dos Anjos ; Ivana Lemos Souza ; Juliana Lívia Vieira ; Laudecir Lemos Raiol Júnior ; Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto ; Leticia Henrique de Azevedo ; Luciana Rossini Pinto Machado da Silva ; Marcelo da Costa Ferreira ; Marcos Guimarães de Andrade Landell ; Mauro Alexandre Xavier ; Nelson Sidnei Massola Júnior ; Nilza Maria Martinelli ; Priscila Lupino Gratão ; Raphael de Campos Castilho ; Renata de Lima ; Rita de Cassia Panizzi ; Sérgio Florentino Pascholati ; Silvana Aparecida Creste Dias de Souza ; Tadeu Antônio Fernandes da Silva Júnior ; Tatiana Noronha de Souza
Associated grant(s):23/09499-0 - Multi user equipment approved in grant 2017/25258-1: Phytotron large growth chamber (walk-in) for Entomological studies, AP.EMU
21/14340-4 - Multi-user equipment granted in the project FAPESP proc. 2017/25258-1: Particle Size Analyzer, AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):24/05288-7 - Management Metrics for Research & Development Center, BP.TT
24/03947-3 - Compatibility of entomopathogenic fungi and pesticides aiming to Sphenophorus levis control, BP.TT
24/04133-0 - Evaluation of inoculation methods for phytopathogens associated with Sugarcane Wilting Syndrome (SWS), BP.TT
+ associated scholarships 23/12632-3 - Efficacy of tank mixture of biological and chemical against Diatraea saccharalis: a methodological approach, BP.IC
23/16438-7 - Development of a methodology for mass rearing of the sugarcane hairy borer, Hyponeuma taltula Schaus (Lepidoptera: Erebidae), under laboratory conditions and artificial diet., BP.TT
23/13346-4 - Sugarcane response to biotic and abiotic stress, BP.TT
23/12795-0 - Isolation and characterization of pathogens associated with sugarcane wilt syndrome (SMC), BP.TT
23/02607-1 - Functional response of Euborellia annulipes (Dermptera: Anisolabididae) preying eggs and larvae of Hyponeuma taltula, in labboratory, BP.TT
22/16579-7 - Engineering Research Center - Plant Health in Sugarcane, BP.TT
22/14046-1 - Engineering Research Center: Plant Health in Sugarcane, BP.TT
22/09652-0 - Engineering Research Center - Plant Health in Sugarcane, BP.TT
21/09645-0 - Physiological and spectral responses of sugarcane under biotic (Sphenophorus levis [Coleoptera: Curculionidae]) and abiotic (water restriction) stresses, BP.DR - associated scholarships

Abstract

The Engineering Research Center - Plant Health in Sugarcane (ERC-PHS) is proposed to develop basic and applied studies on sugarcane pest management. Despite the historical success of biological control programs of insect pests and breeding programs for diseases, the sugarcane industry still faces important pest and disease problems. The ERC-PHS is an interdisciplinary and multi-institute that will be based at São Paulo State University, campus of Jaboticabal. The main subprojects are: (1) biology and mass rearing of insects; (2) bioecological studies of insect pests; (3) monitoring pest species and plant injuries; (4) establishment of environmentally friendly techniques for pest control; (5) determination of economic threshold levels of pest infestation; (6) etiology and epidemiological aspects of the "Sugarcane Wilting Syndrome" (SWS), and (7) sugarcane disease management. Basic studies on the biology and ecology of the sugarcane root weevil, Sphenophorus levis (Vaurie) (Col.: Curculionidae) and the root caterpillar, Hyponeuma taltula (Schaus) (Lep.: Noctuidae). These soil dwelling insects are emerging as important pests and control strategies adopted are not assuring efficient reduction of the populations. In addition, a new disease - SWS - with atypical symptomatology and distribution, has been occurring in recent years. It is suspected that it is caused by Colletotrichum falcatum Went., a fungus endemic to sugarcane and responsible for red rot. These pests and diseases are causing great yield loss and, consequently, jeopardizing the sugarcane sector. The results obtained and technologies developed will be transferred to the sugarcane sector. Also, the ERC-PHS will be responsible for sharing the progress of the studies with both lay people and students of all levels. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PINTO, CIRO P. G.; WALKER, ANDREW A.; ROBINSON, SAMUEL D.; KING, GLENN F.; ROSSI, GUILHERME D.. Proteotranscriptomics reveals the secretory dynamics of teratocytes, regulators of parasitization by an endoparasitoid wasp. JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, v. 139, p. 13-pg., . (17/25258-1)
FONSECA, SANDY S.; POLANCZYK, RICARDO A.; ROSSI, GUILHERME D.; SANTOS, ANA LETCIA Z.; PINTO, CIRO PEDRO G.; DE AZEVEDO, EMILIANO B.. Immune interactions, risk assessment and compatibility of the endoparasitoid Cotesia flavipes parasitizing Diatraea saccharalis larvae exposed to two entomopathogenic fungi. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, v. 166, p. 8-pg., . (17/25258-1)
GUIDOTTI PINTO, CIRO PEDRO; DOS SANTOS, JOSY APARECIDA; RODRIGUES SILVA, FELIPE ALEXSANDER; BALBUENA, TIAGO SANTANA; ROSSI, GUILHERME DUARTE. First evidence of insecticidal potential of molecules produced during the parasitic phase of the endoparasitoid Cotesia flavipes. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, v. 170, n. 4, p. 9-pg., . (17/25258-1)

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