e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Challenges for the implementation of integrated pest management of cucumber pests in protected crops - An Australian perspective


The key pests attacking cucumbers in Australian greenhouses are reviewed. They are mostly common species with worldwide distribution. The greenhouse industry itself is scattered across the country, from Mediterranean Western Australia, through temperate Tasmania and subtropical northern Queensland, and must cope with a wide variation in climate, knowledge base and available resources. Traditionally, ethnic minorities close to large urban centers have been the chief suppliers of protected crops. Most operations are small and unsophisticated, operating on a family farm basis rather than as cooperatives. Adoption of IPM practices other than spraying chemicals has been very slow, despite the availability of dedicated courses, manuals and field guides, and educational and extension resources being concentrated in this area for several years. Few pesticides are registered for greenhouse cucurbits, and most have a broad spectrum activity. Local insectaries supply a limited range of biocontrol agents, enough to enable adoption of primarily non-chemical pest management, but uptake has been very limited. The question is continually being raised how to better direct limited resources to secure a greater level of IPM adoption. Research at the National Centre for Greenhouse Horticulture in NSW, the sole R&D facility dedicated to the greenhouse industry in Australia, has provided natural enemies for several cucurbit pests but is now concentrating on evaluating reduced risk pesticides and biopesticides that will allow growers to continue current spray-centred practices, yet open a window for integrating natural enemies into the system. Additionally, Horticulture Australia with grower levies is funding a western flower thrips management program in three States to work more closely with growers, with the long-term goal of improving the availability of trained commercial IPM consultants.

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    Data keywords
    • knowledge
    • knowledge based
    Agriculture keywords
    • farm
    Data topic
    • information systems
    • knowledge transfer
    Proceedings of the IIIrd International Symposium on Cucurbits
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      e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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