H2020 (RUR-10-2016-2017)
Grant agreement no. 773864
Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems

In General

The aim of this network is to set-up a self-sustainable Thematic Network on Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising designed for the effective exchange between researchers, industry, extension services and farming community. This network will link directly applicable research and commercial solutions and grassroots level needs and innovative ideas thoroughly captured, thus contributing to close the research and innovation divide in this area. The proposed network will be organized to cover spraying application needs in the most commonly used crops in Europe: cereals, vegetables, orchards, vineyards and greenhouses organized in seven national innovation hubs linked with international interactive workshops. This Thematic Network will address important and timely issues that are critical to improve crop productivity and reduce environmental impact.

More Information

This network includes spraying equipment, technologies and practical methods to estimate and reduce spray drift and environmental contamination; information and procedures on the benefits of following regular inspections of sprayers in use; new spraying equipment and components to increase the efficacy of the application; practical information and advice on the dose expression dilemma especially for orchard and bush crops; calibration and operation procedures using lively videos and developed interactive training and learning material; classification schemes for sprayers and nozzles to enable farmers and pesticide companies to decide on the most suitable to them nozzle/sprayer/technology combination for certain pesticide application; environmental requirements for new sprayers following ISO 16119; and best management practices acquired over the years from several EU projects and research publications.

AGENSO Contribution

AGENSO is responsible in this Thematic Network for the development of the INNOSETA platform and website, the organization of the Greek regional workshops, the feed of the transnational workshops and brokerage events in Brussels with the most appropriate stakeholders as well as the creation of the inventory of INNOSETA with Greek products or known software and hardware from other EU countries.


Creation of an inventory that includes research work and commercial applications related to spraying technologies.
Innovation-based collaborations
Development of interactive innovation processes in the national/regional agricultural value chains
Web Platform
An online and interactive approach to communication, interaction and knowledge sharing and exchange regarding spraying technologies
Communication, networking and matching between the supply and demand sides, and active participation of the relevant stakeholders

Project Funding

  • Starting date : 01/05/2018
  • Duration : 36 Months
  • Status : Running
  • AGENSO participation type: Direct Beneficiary
Estimated Cost: €1,998,562.60 100%
EU Contribution: €1,998,562.60 100%
AGENSO grant amount: €110,625.00 6%
  • This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 773864
Grass root level ideas and innovations
Monthly visits to SETA platform

AGENSO Main Tasks

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