PesticideLife in Green Week Conference in Brussels. Watch a video overview of Green Week 2013, including a short presentation of PesticideLife project. Video can be found in LIFE news in EU Life website.
PesticideLife was a subject of national TV news on YLE TV1 and of regional TV news of South-West Finland on YLE TV2 after the field day at Jalli's farm in Koski Tl on 6.7.2010. In the next morning, the project was presented on regional Swedish news of Radio Vega, News of Turku Region. The news were available at YLE Areena for 30 days.
Photos and videos of the project PesticideLife are published in a web album. Most recent pictures are from agricultural and horticultural exhibitions in summer 2013.
The project was presented at the LIFE Climate Change Seminar in Helsinki in 18.-19.1.2010. The presentations of the seminar were YouTubed. The presentation of PesticideLife by Sanni Junnila is in English, as well as the slides.
Experimental data was a questionary for farmers, the study carried out by Finnish Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Tike). It covered 1.5 % from all Finnish farms and 1112 cereal cultivated fields where plant protection products were used in 928 cereal fields (4470 ha, 86 % of the fields). Cereals were spring wheat, spring barley and oats. In the backround there have been shown effective temperature sum, precipitation and temporal variation of usage during growing season (months). Plant protection products have been divided into the substance groups.
Own Articles in Press Kasvinsuojeluaineiden ympäristöriskien vähentäminen. PesticideLife-hanke jalkauttaa EU:n kasvinsuojelupolitiikkaa käytäntöön. (Minimising environmental risks of plant protection products. Project PesticideLife is implementing PP policy). Kasvinsuojelulehti 42:99. Junnila, S. 2009. In Finnish.
PesticideLife vie kohti tarkennettua kasvinsuojelua. (PesticideLife leads the way to precision of plant protection). Maaseudun Tiede 2/2010, s. 10. Junnila, S. 2010. In Finnish.
Comparison of national action plans and implementation of IPM principles in the Nordic-Baltic countries. NJF Report, 7/3, s. 71. 24th NJF Congress, Book of abstracts. Tiilikkala, K., Laitinen, P., Markkula, I. ja Junnila, S. 2011.
Implementing IPM in cereal production in the Northern zone. NJF Report, 7/3, s. 72. 24th NJF Congress, Book of abstracts. Junnila, S ja Laitinen, P. 2011.
Articles in Press Rikkakasveista kehittymässä kasvinsuojeluaineita kestäviä. Hämeen Sanomat 2.10.2012, p. 6. Kankaansydän, A. En armé av kvalster i äppleodlarens tjänst. Huvudstadsbladet 3.9.2012, p. 8-9. Skogberg, O. Tautitorjunta tehtävä ennen oireita. Maaseudun tulevaisuus 20.7.2012, p. 9. Nikkari, S. Oikaisu: Tautitorjunta vain tarpeen mukaan. Maaseudun tulevaisuus 23.7.2012 Tuomikirvojen vaivat vähäisiä. Ilkka 21.7.2012 Koeruuduilta suoria vinkkejä seuraavan kesän viljelyksille. Maaseudun Tiede 12.3.2012, p.18. Ilmastonmuutos lisää kasvinsuojelun riskejä. (Climate change is multiplying risks of the plant protection). Maaseudun Tulevaisuus 22.02.2010, p.8. Lehtonen, S. Ilmastonmuutos tuo haasteita kasvinsuojeluun. (Climate change creates new challenges in plant protection) Kylvösiemen 2/2010, Nordman, R. Viljelijät etsivät täsmäaseita kasvintuhoojia vastaan. (Farmers are seeking smart ways to control pests) Turun Sanomat 7.7.2010, Palm, P. EU vaatii integroidun kasvinsuojelun lisäämistä. (EU is asking increased use of Integrated Pest Management) Maaseudun Tulevaisuus 9.7.2010 Lehtonen, T. Kohti kestävää tuholaistorjuntaa. (Towards sustainable pest management) Auranmaan Viikkolehti 9.7.2010, Trogen, T. Ötökät kuriin täsmähoidolla. (Smart pest control) Pohjankyrö 9.8.2010, Thors, S. PesticideLife-hankkeen tavoite tarveperusteinen kasvinsuojelu. (Chemical pest management only if needed is a goal of the project PesticideLife) Suomalainen Maaseutu 18.8.2010, Latvala M.
Policy review According to the Framework Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides, the member states have to build up and update a National Action Plan (NAP) before 2013. Implementing the Directive needs careful consideration of the national legislation and EU regulations. The NAP's and IPM principles are mandatory to the farmers in the 2014. National and EU regulations are considered in this policy review. The review was free to comments from May to December 2010. The commented version has been published in the MTT Report -series on 15.3.2011. A link to Policy review on the sustainable use of pesticides (in Finnish, summary in English).
Policy review on sustainable use of pesticides was updated and published in MTT Report series in September 2013. Please load the latest version of Policy review here. (in Finnish, summary in English)
Threshold review The pest control thresholds are an integral part of Integrated Pest Management. Control thresholds for insect pests, plant diseases and weeds have been reviewed. The Finnish review has a short summary in English. Pest Control Thresholds.
Backcasting of IPM-methods in 2010 A group of insect, weed and disease specialists made a backcasting of integrated pest management methods carried out during summer 2010. Backcasting reports were made also to every farm and sent to the farmers. Discussions about reports are starting during January 2011. Backcasting 2010 in English. Backasting 2011 in English was published in December 2011. Backasting 2012 in English was published in December 2012.
Noticeboards The notice boards presenting the project have been erected near the demonstration fields, 26 in total. Finnish, English and Swedish versions of Notice boards FI SE EN. Visitor guides are updated for the growing season 2012.