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Are healthy cereals safe cereals? - Ensuring the resistance of small grain cereals to Fusarium diseases

English title Are healthy cereals safe cereals? - Ensuring the resistance of small grain cereals to Fusarium diseases
Applicant Vogelgsang Susanne
Number 145210
Funding scheme NRP 69 Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production
Research institution Pflanzenschutz Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Forschungsstation ART
Institution of higher education Research Institutes Agroscope - AGS
Main discipline Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Start/End 01.12.2013 - 31.05.2018
Approved amount 644'004.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Ecology

Keywords (7)

breeding; cropping factors; cereals; epidemiology; food safety; health promoting compounds; mycotoxins

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Der Konsum von Getreide mit gesundheitsfördernden Inhaltsstoffen trägt zu einer ausgewogenen Ernährung bei. Die Schweizerische Getreide- und Ernährungsbranche unterstützt den Anbau von entsprechend hochwertigen Weizen-, Hafer- und Gerstensorten als Lebensmittel. Diese könnten zudem den Befall durch Fusarien-Pilze, die gefährliche Gifte (Mykotoxine) bilden, verringern. In letzter Zeit treten jedoch vermehrt Arten auf, für welche die befallsbeeinflussenden Anbau- und Umweltfaktoren unbekannt sind.
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Inhalt und Ziel des Forschungsprojekts

Unser übergeordnetes Ziel ist, durch neue Weizen-, Hafer- und Gerstensorten mit erhöhtem Gehalt an gesundheitsfördernden Inhaltsstoffen (GFIs) das Risiko von Mykotoxin-Belastungen zu verringern.  Dazu werden wir (i) das Fusarien-Artenspektrum in Getreide und die zugrundeliegenden Umwelt- und landwirtschaftlichen Faktoren erheben, (ii) epidemiologische Untersuchungen zu den häufigsten Arten in Hafer und Gerste durchführen und (iii) die Fusarium-Resistenz von gängigen Sorten und solchen mit erhöhtem GFI-Gehalt prüfen sowie die Rolle von GFIs als Resistenzfaktoren erforschen. Mit den Ergebnissen werden Anbaustrategien entwickelt und resistentere Sorten gezüchtet, um Mykotoxinbelastungen zu vermeiden. Zudem wird (iv) das Prognosesystem www.FusaProg.ch auf den Hafer- und Gerstenanbau erweitert. Gemeinsam mit Vertretern der Getreide- und Ernährungsbranche werden wir (v) die Erkenntnisse dieses Projekts verbreiten und die Anwendung in der landwirtschaftlichen Praxis und bei den Konsumenten fördern.

Wissenschaftlicher und gesellschaftlicher Kontext des Forschungsprojekts

Die Resultate erlauben ein besseres Verständnis des Fusarien-Komplexes, der Wechselwirkungen zwischen GFIs und Fusarien und liefern die Grundlagen für Entscheidungsgremien zur Festlegung von Toxin-Grenzwerten. Durch Fusarium-resistentere Sorten wird der Anbau von gesundem und sicherem Getreide sowie die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Schweizer Lebensmittelproduktion unterstützt. Davon profitieren die Landwirte, Lebensmittelverarbeiter und Konsumenten.

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Lay Summary (English)

Lead
The consumption of small grain cereals containing health promoting compounds (HPCs) improves the nutritional balance. Therefore, Swiss organisations from the cereal and nutrition sectors support an increase in domestic production of added-value wheat, oats and barley for food. Such cereal varieties could also reduce the infection by Fusarium fungi producing health threatening mycotoxins. For several recently emerging Fusarium species, the cropping factors influencing the infection are unknown.
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Aims of the research project

The overall objective of this project is to utilise wheat, oat and barley varieties with enhanced contents of HPCs to reduce the risk of mycotoxin contamination. For this, (i) an inventory on the occurrence of Fusarium species and the underlying environmental and agronomic factors will be established followed by (ii) epidemiological investigations on the most prevalent species in oats and barley. Subsequently, (iii) the Fusarium resistance of conventional and HPC enhanced varieties and the role of HPCs will be examined. With the results, we will develop cropping strategies and provide improved varieties to avoid mycotoxin contaminations. Furthermore, we will (iv) expand the forecasting system www.FusaProg.ch towards oat and barley productions. Together with representatives from the Swiss cereal und nutrition sector, we will (v) disseminate and implement the results to growers and consumers.

Scientific and societal context of the research project

The results will allow a better understanding of the Fusarium complex, the interactions between HPCs and fusaria and will provide the basis for decision-making authorities in setting maximum toxin limits. By means of Fusarium resistant varieties, the production of healthy and safe cereals as well as the competitiveness of Swiss food production will be promoted. The results from this research will be of benefit to growers, food processors and consumers.

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Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Infection conditions of Fusarium graminearum in barley are variety specific and different from those in wheat
Schöneberg Torsten, Musa Tomke, Forrer Hans-Rudolf, Mascher Fabio, Bucheli Thomas D., Bertossa Mario, Keller Beat, Vogelgsang Susanne (2018), Infection conditions of Fusarium graminearum in barley are variety specific and different from those in wheat, in European Journal of Plant Pathology, 151(4), 975-989.
Resistance against Fusarium graminearum and the relationship to β-glucan content in barley grains
Martin Charlotte, Schöneberg Torsten, Vogelgsang Susanne, Morisoli Romina, Bertossa Mario, Mauch-Mani Brigitte, Mascher Fabio (2018), Resistance against Fusarium graminearum and the relationship to β-glucan content in barley grains, in European Journal of Plant Pathology, 1-14.
Occurrence of Fusarium species and mycotoxins in Swiss oats - Impact of cropping factors
Schöneberg Torsten, Jenny Eveline, Wettstein Felix E., Bucheli Thomas D., Mascher Fabio, Bertossa Mario, Musa Tomke, Seifert Keith, Gräfenhan Tom, Keller Beat, Vogelgsang Susanne (2018), Occurrence of Fusarium species and mycotoxins in Swiss oats - Impact of cropping factors, in European Journal of Agronomy, 92, 123-132.
Responses of oat grains to Fusarium poae and F. langsethiae infections and mycotoxin contaminations
Martin Charlotte, Schöneberg Torsten, Vogelgsang Susanne, Mendes Ferreira Carla S., Morisoli Romina, Bertossa Mario, Bucheli Thomas D., Mauch-Mani Brigitte, Mascher Fabio (2018), Responses of oat grains to Fusarium poae and F. langsethiae infections and mycotoxin contaminations, in Toxins, 10(1), 47-64.
Factors of wheat grain resistance to Fusarium head blight
Martin Charlotte, SchönebergTorsten, VogelgsangSusanne, VincentiJérémy, BertossaMario, Mauch-ManiBrigitte, MascherFabio (2017), Factors of wheat grain resistance to Fusarium head blight, in Pyhtopathologia Mediterranea, 56(1), 154-166.
Anbaufaktoren beeinflussen Fusarien und Mykotoxine in Schweizer Gerste
Schirdewahn Torsten, Mascher Fabio, Bucheli Thomas D., Bertossa Mario, Musa Tomke, Wettstein Felix E., Keller Beat, Vogelgsang Susanne (2016), Anbaufaktoren beeinflussen Fusarien und Mykotoxine in Schweizer Gerste, in AGRARForschung, (9), 372-377.
Fusarium and mycotoxin spectra in Swiss barley are affected by various cropping techniques
Schöneberg Torsten, Martin Charlotte, Wettstein Felix E., Bucheli Thomas D., Mascher Fabio, Bertossa Mario, Musa Tomke, Keller Beat, Vogelgsang Susanne (2016), Fusarium and mycotoxin spectra in Swiss barley are affected by various cropping techniques, in Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, (10), 1608-1619.
Effects of cropping factors and health promoting compounds in different oat cultivars on Fusarium species infection and mycotoxin contamination
Schirdewahn Torsten, Martin Charlotte, Mascher Fabio, Bucheli Thomas D., Bertossa Mario, Morisolo Romina, Musa Tomke, Vogelgsang Susanne (2014), Effects of cropping factors and health promoting compounds in different oat cultivars on Fusarium species infection and mycotoxin contamination, in The Oat Newsletter, 51(4), 1.
Chemotype and environment condition the aggressiveness of Fusarium graminearum
Martin Charlotte, Schürch Stéphanie, Bertossa Mario, Kellenberger Stefan, Mascher Fabio, Chemotype and environment condition the aggressiveness of Fusarium graminearum, in Journal of Plant Pathology, 1.
Epidemiology of Fusarium langsethiae and F. poae in oats - lower temperatures during anthesis increase mycotoxin accumulation
Schöneberg Torsten, Kibler Karin, Wettstein Felix E., Bucheli Thomas D., Forrer Hans-Rudolf, Musa Tomke, Mascher Fabio, Bertossa Mario, Keller Beat, Vogelgsang Susanne, Epidemiology of Fusarium langsethiae and F. poae in oats - lower temperatures during anthesis increase mycotoxin accumulation, in Plant Pathology, 1.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Association of Cantonal Plant Protection Services Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Tuscia Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Plant Protection Service, canton Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
AGRIDEA Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
LANDI-Pain du Gros de Vaud Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Swiss Society for Nutrition Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
IP SUISSE Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Food Biochemistry, ETHZ Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, Agroscope Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
14th European Fusarium Seminar Talk given at a conference Healthy and safe oats? Dominant Fusarium species, influencing cropping factors, epidemiology and susceptibility 11.04.2018 Tulln, Austria Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Kibler Karin; Bertossa Mario; Schöneberg Torsten; Vogelgsang Susanne; Morisoli Romina; Mascher Fabio; Martin Charlotte;
14th European Fusarium Seminar Poster Development of a forecasting system for deoxynivalenol in barley 11.04.2018 Tulln, Austria Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Mascher Fabio; Schöneberg Torsten; Vogelgsang Susanne;
Swiss Food Research - Treffen der Innovationsgruppe Getreide und Backwaren Talk given at a conference Avoine: Un élément clé dans la gamme alimentaire moderne - Options d'utilisation / Idée de projet 09.11.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Schöneberg Torsten; Martin Charlotte; Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio;
Future IPM 3.0 Poster Role of ferulic acid in Fusarium head blight resistance of wheat spikes 17.10.2017 Riva del Garda, Italy Kibler Karin; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Martin Charlotte; Bertossa Mario; Vogelgsang Susanne; Schöneberg Torsten; Mascher Fabio;
Schweizer Bio-Ackerbautagung 2017 Poster Impact de Fusarium langsethiae et F. poae sur les grains d'avoine 08.06.2017 Cournillens, Switzerland Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Mascher Fabio; Martin Charlotte; Bertossa Mario; Schöneberg Torsten; Vogelgsang Susanne; Morisoli Romina;
Schweizer Bio-Ackerbautagung 2017 Poster Fusarien und Mykotoxine in Hafer - Welche Anbaufaktoren beeinflussen die Infektion? 08.06.2017 Cournillens, Switzerland Mascher Fabio; Vogelgsang Susanne; Schöneberg Torsten; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Bertossa Mario;
Pflanzenschutztagung Feldbau - 2017 Talk given at a conference Epidémiologie des espèces de Fusarium de l'orge et de l'avoine 23.01.2017 Murten, Switzerland Mascher Fabio; Kibler Karin; Vogelgsang Susanne; Schöneberg Torsten; Bertossa Mario; Bucheli Thomas Daniel;
Symposium of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center: Plants for Health - from research to application Poster Impact of Fusarium infection on beta-glucans in barley grains 01.12.2016 Zürich, Switzerland Schöneberg Torsten; Bertossa Mario; Martin Charlotte; Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Morisoli Romina; Bucheli Thomas Daniel;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Phytomedizin (SGP) Herbsttagung - 2016 Poster Fusarium langsethiae bei Hafer - welche Faktoren beeinflussen die Infektion? 27.10.2016 Bern-Zollikofen, Switzerland Kibler Karin; Bertossa Mario; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Schöneberg Torsten; Mascher Fabio; Vogelgsang Susanne;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Phytomedizin (SGP) Herbsttagung - 2016 Poster Phenotyping Fusarium head blight resistance of oats by analysis of morphological and biochemical properties of grains 27.10.2016 Bern-Zollikofen, Switzerland Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Morisoli Romina; Mascher Fabio; Schöneberg Torsten; Bertossa Mario; Martin Charlotte; Vogelgsang Susanne; Vincenti Jérémy;
60. Deutsche Pflanzenschutztagung Talk given at a conference Anbaufaktoren beeinflussen das Auftreten von Fusarien und Mykotoxinen in Schweizer Gerste- und Haferproben 20.09.2016 Halle (Saale), Germany Schöneberg Torsten; Mascher Fabio; Vogelgsang Susanne; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Bertossa Mario;
20th EUCARPIA General Congress, ETHZ Poster Phenotyping Fusarium head blight resistance of oats by analysis of morphological and biochemical properties of grains 29.08.2016 Zürich, Switzerland Vogelgsang Susanne; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Mascher Fabio; Morisoli Romina; Bertossa Mario; Martin Charlotte; Schöneberg Torsten;
20th EUCARPIA General Congress, ETHZ Poster Impact of Fusarium infection on beta-glucans in barley grains 29.08.2016 Zürich, Switzerland Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Schöneberg Torsten; Vogelgsang Susanne; Martin Charlotte; Morisoli Romina; Bertossa Mario; Mascher Fabio;
10th International Oat Conference, St. Petersburg (Russia) Talk given at a conference Phenotyping Fusarium head blight resistance of oats by analysis of morphological and biochemical properties of grains 13.07.2016 St. Petersburg, Russia Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Bertossa Mario; Martin Charlotte; Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Vincenti Jérémy;
10th International Oat Conference Talk given at a conference Elucidating the cropping factors influencing Fusarium species and mycotoxin occurrence in Swiss oats 13.07.2016 St. Petersburg, Russia Vogelgsang Susanne; Schöneberg Torsten; Bertossa Mario; Mascher Fabio; Bucheli Thomas Daniel;
International Commission on Food Mycology (ICFM) workshop Talk given at a conference Airborne fungal communities in wheat grain dusts 14.06.2016 Freising, Germany Mascher Fabio;
International Commission on Food Mycology (ICFM) workshop Poster Comparison of infection modes of Fusarium in wheat, barley and oat kernels 14.06.2016 Freising, Germany Martin Charlotte; Vogelgsang Susanne; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Mascher Fabio; Bertossa Mario;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften (SGPW) - 24. Jahrestagung Poster The choice of the previous crop influences the mycotoxin content in barley and oats 17.03.2016 Bern-Zollikofen, Switzerland Morisoli Romina; Mascher Fabio; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Vogelgsang Susanne; Bertossa Mario; Schöneberg Torsten; Martin Charlotte;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften (SGPW) - 24. Jahrestagung Poster Impact des infections de Fusarium sur les beta-glucans des grains d'orge 17.03.2016 Bern-Zollikofen, Switzerland Vogelgsang Susanne; Bertossa Mario; Mascher Fabio; Morisoli Romina; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Schöneberg Torsten; Martin Charlotte;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften (SGPW) - 24. Jahrestagung Poster La présence d'interactions Genotype x Environnement implique la nécessité de tests multi-locaux pour la séléction de la résistance à la fusariose 17.03.2016 Bern-Zollikofen, Switzerland Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Bertossa Mario;
4. Nationale Ackerbautagung Poster The choice of the previous crop influences the mycotoxin content in barley and oats 27.01.2016 Murten, Switzerland Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Mascher Fabio; Schöneberg Torsten; Vogelgsang Susanne; Bertossa Mario;
Oats 2020 Talk given at a conference Cropping factors influencing the occurrence of Fusarium species and mycotoxins in oats from Swiss harvest samples 25.11.2015 Birmingham, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Bertossa Mario; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Schöneberg Torsten;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Phytomedizin (SGP) Herbsttagung - 2015 Poster Einfluss des Wetters auf den Fusarienbefall in Gerste und Hafer 29.10.2015 Conthey, Switzerland Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Schöneberg Torsten; Bertossa Mario; Mascher Fabio; Vogelgsang Susanne;
Integrative Food and Nutrition Center (IFCN) event, EPFL Poster Health promoting compounds promote Fusarium head blight resistance in cereals 23.09.2015 Lausanne, Switzerland Martin Charlotte; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Kibler Karin; Vincenti Jérémy; Mascher Fabio; Schöneberg Torsten; Vogelgsang Susanne;
XVIII International Plant Protection Congress Talk given at a conference Occurrence of dominant Fusarium species and mycotoxins in barley and oats 24.08.2015 Berlin, Germany Bertossa Mario; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Schöneberg Torsten;
The American Phytopathological (APS) Annual meeting Poster Role of lutein in Fusarium head blight resistance in the DH population Toronit x ACW 211.12014 01.08.2015 Pasadena, United States of America Mascher Fabio; Bertossa Mario; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Vogelgsang Susanne; Martin Charlotte;
Annual PhD students meeting; UniNE Talk given at a conference Resistance against Fusarium head blight in wheat varieties with coloured grains 26.05.2015 Neuchâtel, Switzerland Schöneberg Torsten; Martin Charlotte; Morisoli Romina; Vincenti Jérémy; Mascher Fabio; Vogelgsang Susanne; Bertossa Mario; Bucheli Thomas Daniel;
13th European Fusarium Seminar Poster Impact of lutein on wheat kernel resistance against Fusarium graminearum 13.05.2015 Bari, Italy Bertossa Mario; Mascher Fabio; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Vogelgsang Susanne; Martin Charlotte;
13th European Fusarium Seminar Talk given at a conference Resistance against Fusarium head blight in wheat varieties with coloured grains 13.05.2015 Bari, Italy Morisoli Romina; Vogelgsang Susanne; Schöneberg Torsten; Martin Charlotte; Bertossa Mario; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Vincenti Jérémy; Mascher Fabio;
13th European Fusarium Seminar Talk given at a conference Occurrence of dominant Fusarium species and mycotoxins in barley and oats 13.05.2015 Bari, Italy Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Bertossa Mario; Mascher Fabio; Vogelgsang Susanne; Schöneberg Torsten;
Statusseminar Hafer Talk given at a conference Erste Ergebnisse des Schweizer Fusarium-Monitorings auf Hafer 26.03.2015 Quedlinburg, Germany Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Schöneberg Torsten; Mascher Fabio; Bertossa Mario; Vogelgsang Susanne;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Phytomedizin (SGP) Frühlingstagung - 2015 Talk given at a conference Effet de la luteine contra la fusariose de l'épi dans la population de mappage Toronit x 211.12014 23.03.2015 Bern-Zollikofen, Switzerland Bertossa Mario; Martin Charlotte; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Vincenti Jérémy; Mascher Fabio; Vogelgsang Susanne;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften (SGPW) - 23. Jahrestagung Poster Are healthy cereals safe cereals? 20.03.2015 Bern-Zollikofen, Switzerland Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Vogelgsang Susanne; Martin Charlotte; Morisoli Romina; Mascher Fabio; Schöneberg Torsten; Bertossa Mario;
International Workshop: Breeding for quality and resistance in wheat Talk given at a conference NRP 69 Healthy & Safe: Healthy promoting compounds and their impact on resistance of Fusarium in wheat 04.03.2015 Viterbo, Università della Tuscia, Italy Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Morisoli Romina; Vincenti Jérémy; Bertossa Mario; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Martin Charlotte; Kibler Karin; Schöneberg Torsten;
Pflanzenschutztagung Feldbau - 2015 Talk given at a conference Erste Ergebnisse des schweizweiten Fusarienmonitorings auf Gerste und Hafer 02.02.2015 Murten, Switzerland Bertossa Mario; Schöneberg Torsten; Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Bucheli Thomas Daniel;
Pflanzenschutztagung Feldbau - 2015 Poster Teneur en ß-glucane dans des variétés locales d'orge de printemps du Valais 02.02.2015 Murten, Switzerland Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Vogelgsang Susanne; Martin Charlotte; Bertossa Mario; Mascher Fabio;
Pflanzenschutztagung Feldbau - 2015 Talk given at a conference Etude de la résistance contre la fusariose dans le blé et l'orge 02.02.2015 Murten, Switzerland Vogelgsang Susanne; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Morisoli Romina; Mascher Fabio; Bertossa Mario; Schöneberg Torsten; Martin Charlotte;
Zurich Mycology Symposium Talk given at a conference Comparaison de la virulence de Fusarium graminearum et F. culmorum en fonction de la plante hôte et de l'environnement 16.01.2015 Wädenswil, Switzerland Vogelgsang Susanne; Martin Charlotte; Schöneberg Torsten; Morisoli Romina; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Bertossa Mario; Mascher Fabio;
Zurich Mycology Symposium Talk given at a conference First results from the Swiss Fusarium monitoring (barley & oats) 16.01.2015 Wädenswil, Switzerland Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Bertossa Mario; Mascher Fabio; Schöneberg Torsten; Vogelgsang Susanne;
8. Bioforschungstagung Poster Are healthy cereals safe cereals? 13.11.2014 Nyon-Changins, Switzerland Bertossa Mario; Vogelgsang Susanne; Schöneberg Torsten; Mascher Fabio; Bucheli Thomas Daniel;
8. Bioforschungstagung Poster La résistance de type II contre la fusariose de l'épi dans la population de mappage Toronit x 211.12014 13.11.2014 Nyon-Changins, Switzerland Martin Charlotte; Mascher Fabio; Vogelgsang Susanne;
Annual Symposium of the PhD programme in Sustainable Agriculture Poster Type II resistance against Fusarium head blight in the Toronit x 211.12014 mapping population 06.11.2014 Zürich-Reckenholz, Switzerland Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Martin Charlotte;
Annual Symposium of the PhD programme in Sustainable Agriculture Poster Are healthy cereals safe cereals? 06.11.2014 Zürich-Reckenholz, Switzerland Schöneberg Torsten; Mascher Fabio; Vogelgsang Susanne; Bucheli Thomas Daniel; Bertossa Mario;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Phytomedizin (SGP) Herbsttagung - 2014 Poster Ist gesundes Getreide auch sicheres Getreide? 25.09.2014 ZHAW-Wädenswil, Switzerland Schöneberg Torsten; Bertossa Mario; Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Bucheli Thomas Daniel;
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Phytomedizin (SGP) Herbsttagung - 2014 Poster Type II resistance against Fusarium head blight in the Toronit x 211.12014 mapping population 25.09.2014 ZHAW Wädenswil, Switzerland Mascher Fabio; Martin Charlotte; Vogelgsang Susanne;
Gibberella zeae (Fusarium graminearum) forecasting - modelling meeting Talk given at a conference Are healthy cereals safe cereals? 07.04.2014 Zürich (Agroscope), Switzerland Vogelgsang Susanne; Schöneberg Torsten;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Visite des essais: Le beta-glucan dans les ressources génétiques suisses de l'orge et l'avoine Poster 20.06.2017 Nyon, Changins, Switzerland Bertossa Mario; Martin Charlotte; Vogelgsang Susanne; Mascher Fabio; Schöneberg Torsten; Bucheli Thomas Daniel;
Agridea-Kurs "Aktuelles aus der Ackerbauforschung" Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 25.05.2016 Zürich-Reckenholz, Switzerland Vogelgsang Susanne; Schöneberg Torsten;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
NFP 69-Projekt "Healthy & Safe", Abschlussworkshop 30.03.2017 Bern, Switzerland
Biokompatible Regulierung von Schadorganismen, Exkursion for Agronomie Studierende (2016) 14.06.2016 Zürich-Reckenholz, Switzerland
Biokompatible Regulierung von Schadorganismen, Exkursion for Agronomie Studierende (2015) 24.06.2015 Zürich-Reckenholz, Switzerland
Projet PNR 69 "Healthy & Safe" - Premiers résultats - Visite des essais 17.06.2015 Nyon, Switzerland
NFP 69 Projekt „Healthy & Safe“ - Erste Ergebnisse - Versuchsrundgang 16.06.2015 Zürich, Switzerland
PNR 69 progetto “Healthy & Safe” - Primi risultati – Visita delle prove 11.06.2015 Cadenazzo, Switzerland
Biokompatible Regulierung von Schadorganismen, Exkursion for Agronomie Studierende (2014) 12.06.2014 Zürich-Reckenholz, Switzerland
Besuch Schweizerischer Getreideproduzentenverband (SGPV) Kommission Mais 10.06.2014 Zürich-Reckenholz, Switzerland
NFP 69 Projekt „Healthy & Safe“, 1. Workshop 21.01.2014 Zürich, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Fusarien in Gerste und Weizen (Agridea-Merkblatt als Teil der UFA-Revue 5/2018) German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2018
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Mykotoxine in Gerste: Wie kann das Risiko verringert werden? (UFA-Revue 5/2018) German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2018
Other activities NFP 69 Newsletter November 2016: "Wussten sie dass..." / "Savez-vous que..." Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Getreide mit farbigen Körnern: gesund und sicher Press release German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Les céréales à grains colorés: saines et sûres Press release Western Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland 2015

Awards

Title Year
C. Martin: Travel grant der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften (SGPW) für aktive Teilnahme an der 10. International Oat Conference, St. Petersburg (Russia) 2015
T. Schöneberg. Travel grant der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften (SGPW) für aktive Teilnahme an der 10. International Oat Conference, St. Petersburg (Russia) 2015
T. Schöneberg: Marasas Oral Prize Honorable Mention (13th European Fusarium Seminar - Oral Presentation) 2015
T. Schöneberg: Posterpreis der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Phytomedizin (SGP), SGP Herbsttagung 2015
T. Schöneberg: Travel grant der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Phytomedizin (SGP) für aktive Teilnahme an der "Oats 2020"-Konferenz in Birmingham (UK) 2015

Abstract

In view of improving the nutritional balance of consumers with small grain cereals containing health promoting compounds (HPCs), various Swiss organisations from the cereal and nutrition sector support an increase in domestic production of added-value wheat, oats and barley for human consumption. These cereal varieties could at the same time reduce infections by various Fusarium species producing health threatening mycotoxins and leading to the noxious fungal disease Fusarium head blight (FHB). Recently, a species shift in the FHB species complex and the emergence of the highly toxigenic species F. poae and F. avenaceum has been observed. Very little is known on cropping factors and resistances influencing the risk of infection by these and other less investigated FHB causing species. The overall objective of this project is to reduce the risk of contamination by mycotoxins in wheat, oats and barley through developing varieties with enhanced contents of HPCs. An inventory on the occurrence and the underlying environmental and agronomic factors of Fusarium species (WP 1) will be followed by epidemiological investigations on the most prevalent species in oats and barley (WP 2). Subsequently, the resistance of conventional and HPC enhanced genotypes and the role of HPCs will be examined (WP 3). These WPs will result in the development of strategies to reduce the risk of contaminations using combinations of suitable cropping factors, improved genotypes and in expanding of the forecasting system www.FusaProg.ch to include oats and barley (WP 4). Representatives from the Swiss cereal und nutrition branch will be involved from the very beginning of this project and will contribute to the dissemination and implementation of the results to growers and consumers (WP 5).This project contributes significantly towards reducing the risks of health threatening substances, promotes the production of safe and healthy cereals, and will thus ensure competitiveness and attractiveness of Swiss food products. Furthermore, results from HEALTHY&SAFE will provide the basis for a better understanding of the FHB complex and the epidemiology of neglected and poorly understood Fusarium species, which is of great interest to the scientific community. Finally, the obtained knowledge will provide the scientific basis for decision-making by government agencies on national and international levels with respect to setting maximum toxin limits. We believe that the proposed research is of high importance for the scientific community as well as for Swiss food safety organisations, agro-industry stakeholders, growers and consumers.
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