AMBER aims to identify practical ways for growers to improve the performance of biopesticides in their crop protection programmes.
The performance of biopesticides will be benchmarked on commercial nurseries.
Research will then be done to develop practices that optimise biopesticide performance, including improved spray applications; relating timing and frequency of application to biopesticide persistence and environmental conditions; compatibility with pesticides and natural enemies.
These will be tested on commercial nurseries for their ability to improve biopesticide performance.
The findings will then be extrapolated to a wider range of crops, pests and diseases.
AMBER is a five-year project and will be run by University of Warwick.
The AMBER project website has been created to keep growers updated with all the project news and to provide access to useful information about biopesticides. Visit bit.ly/AMBERproject.