NextGenBioPest is a Horizon EU project that meets the challenge of increasing crop yields, while reducing the use of chemical pesticides by delivering novel and improved products, methods, and practices for the rational control of the most difficult-to-manage arthropod pests and pathogens, with substantially reduced pesticide use.

The project will provide a new toolkit for plant protection in key vegetable and fruit crops including diagnostics for pest and pathogen identification and incrimination, novel Biological Control Agents and methods to augment their performance in the field, RNA-based pesticides, Low Risk/Green chemicals, plant resistance inducers and innovative agronomic and ecological practices.

These innovations will be integrated with existing approaches, to achieve effective, environment friendly and sustainable crop protection.