Executive summary

The objectives of the project INNOVA were:

  • To identify innovative biopesticides to help growers to produce residues-free products focusing of the most critical crops and growing stages in term of risk of pesticide residues on final food and to select the potential biopesticides according their intrinsic technological qualities.
  • To identify the suitable formulations of the innovative biopesticides, in terms of shelf life and efficacy against pests and to scale-up the production.
  • To deepen the research on some specific aspects requested for the registration of the new bioproducts.
  • To identify the best application strategies in IPM and the suitable market strategies.


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Scientific pubblications


Complete genome sequence of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum S499, a rhizobacterium that triggers plant defences and inhibits fungal phytopathogens

Giulia Molinatto , Gerardo Puopolo , Paolo Sonego , Marco Moretto , Kristof Engelen , Carlo Viti , Marc Ongena , Ilaria Pertot. 2016 Journal of Biotechnology, 238, 56-59



Transcriptomic responses of a simplified soil microcosm to a plant pathogen and its biocontrol agent reveal a complex reaction to harsh habitat

Michele Perazzolli , Noemí Herrero , Lieven Sterck , Luisa Lenzi , Alberto Pellegrini , Gerardo Puopolo , Yves Van de Peer , Ilaria Pertot. 2016 BMC Genomics, 17/1, 838



Pea broth enhances the biocontrol efficacy of Lysobacter capsici AZ78 by triggering cell motility associated with biogenesis of type iv pilus

Selena Tomada , Gerardo Puopolo , Michele Perazzolli , Rita Musetti , Nazia Loi , Ilaria Pertot. 2016 Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 1136



Leaf Treatments with a Protein-Based Resistance Inducer Partially Modify Phyllosphere Microbial Communities of Grapevine

Martina Cappelletti , Michele Perazzolli , Livio Antonielli , Andrea Nesler , Esmeralda Torboli , Pier L. Bianchedi , Massimo Pindo , Gerardo Puopolo , Ilaria Pertot. 2016 Frontiers in Plant Science, 1064



Trichoderma atroviride SC1 prevents Phaeomoniella chlamydospora and Phaeoacremonium aleophilum infection of grapevine plants during the grafting process in nurseries

Ilaria Pertot , Daniele Prodorutti , Andrea Colombini , Luca Pasini. 2016 BioControl, 61/3, 257-267



Monitoring Lysobacter capsici AZ78 using strain specific qPCR reveals the importance of the formulation for its survival in vineyards

Guillem Segarra , Gerardo Puopolo , Elena Porcel-Rodríguez , Oscar Giovannini , Ilaria Pertot. 2016 FEMS Microbiology Letters, 363/3



Genetic Diversity and Biocontrol of Rosellinia necatrix Infecting Apple in Northern Italy

Luca Pasini , Daniele Prodorutti , Sandro Pastorelli , Ilaria Pertot. 2016 Plant Disease, 100/2, 444-452



Stepwise flow diagram for the development of formulations of non spore-forming bacteria against foliar pathogens: The case of Lysobacter capsici AZ78

Guillem Segarra , Gerardo Puopolo , Oscar Giovannini , Ilaria Pertot. 2015 Journal of Biotechnology, 216, 56-64



Impact of the omic technologies for understanding the modes of action of biological control agents against plant pathogens

Sebastien Massart , Michele Perazzolli , Monica Höfte , Ilaria Pertot , M. Haïssam Jijakli. 2015 BioControl 60/6, 725-746



A complex protein derivative acts as biogenic elicitor of grapevine resistance against powdery mildew under field conditions

Andrea Nesler , Michele Perazzolli , Gerardo Puopolo , Oscar Giovannini , Yigal Elad , Ilaria Pertot. 2015 Frontiers in Plant Science,  6, 4585195



Emission of volatile sesquiterpenes and monoterpenes in grapevine genotypes following Plasmopara viticola inoculation in vitro

Alberto Algarra Alarcon , Valentina Lazazzara , Luca Cappellin , Pier Luigi Bianchedi , Rainer Schuhmacher , Georg Wohlfahrt , Ilaria Pertot , Franco Biasioli , Michele Perazzolli. 2015 Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 50/8, 1013-1022



INNOVA project

Innovative bio-based pesticides to minimize chemical residue risk on food

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