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Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health

MyToolBox - Safe Food and Feed through an Integrated ToolBox for Mycotoxin Management

Finished Last updated: 07.11.2018
End: feb 2020
Start: mar 2016

MyToolBox is a project which goes beyond the field-to-fork approach to reduce moulds and mycotoxins in the food and feed chains 

External project link Project web site
Start - end date 01.03.2016 - 29.02.2020
Project manager Prof. Rudolf Krska, BOKU
Project manager at Nibio Ingerd Skow Hofgaard
Division Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health
Department Fungal Plant Pathology in Forestry, Agriculture and Horticulture
Funding source European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 678012.

WP1 – Pre-harvest reduction strategies 

NIBIO is involved in WP1 by conducting field experiments on the reduction of mycotoxins in small grain cereals through the application of biopesticide technology. Current chemical control of Fusarium mycotoxins is limited to a single chemical group, the triazoles. This creates a large selective pressure for fungicide resistance to develop and there are currently safety concerns with triazole fungicides as they are classed as endocrine disruptors, and as such they may be removed from the market.

This task will look at a number of alternatives to triazole fungicides. This will include alternative chemistry as well as novel biopesticides such as salts, botanical extracts, plant defence elicitors and biocontrol agents.

Project partner's

The MyToolBox consortium consists of leading experts from 23 partner organisations in 11 countries, including three partners from China. More than 40% of the project partners are from industry including farmers.

Kick-Off meeting Tulln: Group Photo