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PLANNED ACTIONS

A. Preparatory actions

This action will focus on the description of the collaborating farms, and the experimental design for the different trials demonstrations

  • A1 Description of the collaborating farms and development of the experimental designs

B. Implementation actions

The implementation actions will focus on the adaptation and development of different tools and techniques for reducing pesticide consumption or drift to achieve a decrease of pesticide risk for fauna, flora and humans and the transfer of these tools and knowledge to the main stakeholders: farmers. Besides, a new ultra-fast, sensitive and time resolved technology for the analysis of pesticides will be developed. More precisely the actions are:

  • B1 Support tools for volumes rates adjustment in citrus and vineyards: evaluation and dissemination
  • B2 Modification and validation of a high sensitive and high time resolution instrument (APPI-DMA-MS) developed in a previous LIFE project (LIFE12 ENV/ES/000729) for the determination of pesticides and related compounds in soil and air
  • B3 Evaluation of the reduction of pesticides and their coadjuvants in the environment (soil and air) by the use of low-drift application techniques and tools
  • B4 Evaluation of the reduction of pesticides exposure of operators and bystanders by the use of lowdrift application techniques and tools
  • B5 Determination of atmospheric lifetime of pesticides, its degradation products or other related compounds
  • B6 Increase farmer awareness of drift managing tools: Promotional campaign about the use of new tools and low-drift technology
  • B7 Development of the Business and replicability and transferability Plans

C. Monitoring of the impact of project actions

These actions will focus on the monitoring the achievements of the different implementation actions under different points of view

  • C1 Environmental impact of the use of volume rates adjustment tools and low-drift tools and techniques
  • C2 Pesticide risk assessment in operators and bystanders
  • C3 Monitoring of behavioral change of farmers
  • C4 Monitoring of economic impact
  • C5 Monitoring of project key performance indicators

D. Public awareness and dissemination of results

These actions will focus on the production of detailed and comprehensive material in order to disseminate the results of the project

  • D1 Dissemination planning and execution

E. Project management

This task aims to prepare, manage, monitor and coordinate the project schedule by managing the technical, administrative and financial aspects of the project

  • E1 Project management and monitoring of the project progress
  • E2 After-LIFE plan