VALENCIAN INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
IVIA aims to promote scientific research and technological development in the Valencian food industry and integrate this contribution to the progress of agriculture. The Institute is divided in seven Research Centers with the goals of: Promote and conduct research programs related to the Valencian agri-food industry, transfer scientific results and maintain relationships with the agri-food industry to meet their needs for R & D & I, promote relationships with other institutions in the scientific community, both domestic and foreign, promote the organization of conferences and scientific meetings on topics of interest to the Valencian Community, related to the agri-food industry, advise on research and agricultural development to the government and private sector of the agri-food sector, and contribute to the training of research personnel in the scope of its scientific purposes.
ROLE IN THE PROJECT
IVIA will coordinate WP4 and WP6 to guarantee the correct implementation of the activities and the achievement of the objectives of these WP. Will participate in research related to the following main topics: i) Will develop or optimize detection and characterization protocols for serological molecular and conventional detection plants suspected of being affected by Xf and CaLsol and epidemiological studies on this last target and its psyllid vectors. ii) Will participate in WP6 exploiting surveillance strategies for early detection of asymptomatic detection of Xf infection and CaLsol symptoms in the crops using thermal, VIS/NIR and hyperspectral systems mounted on a terrestrial vehicle; will perform image analysis and modeling for generating supervised and unsupervised algorithms for early selection of symptoms, and iii) will participate in WP8 to assess plant disease risks and support plant health policy in the EU by developing quantitative models for entry, establishment and spread for the target diseases. The potential economic, social and environmental impacts will be also evaluated with multi-criteria analysis.
IVIA will be involved in the following work packages: WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, WP6, WP7, WP8 WP9, WP10, WP11