Potential of selective harvest based on mycotoxins content assessment in cereal crops.

What is POSHMyCo?

POSHMyCo will establish for the first time a novel solution to reduce the risk of mycotoxin contamination in food products originated from barley and wheat grains by adopting smart farming technologies. This is expected to maximize the yield price, while minimize the risk to human health and livestock.
This project will increase farming profitability and reduce environmental footprint and human risk related to consuming unhealthy food products originated from barley and wheat grains.

Forecast and detection.

A system for the forecast and detection of the spatial distribution of FHB in the field, will be developed to predict the spatial distribution potential of mycotoxin contamination. 

Preventive site specific spraying (PSSS).

The PSSS of Fusarium fungicide will reduce the risk of crop infection with Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) during the growing season, hence, reduce the risk of mycotoxin contamination of harvested grains consequently. 

Selective harvest.

Selective harvest will allow the grain harvested to be sorted into three categories of healthy, slightly/moderately contaminated and contaminated classes. 


Ghent University, Belgium

Ghent University, founded in 1817 by King William I of Orange, is one of the major Universities in the Dutch speaking region of Europe, with 46000 students and 9000 staff, active in more than 120 faculty departments.

Agrosap, Spain

Agrosap is an agrotech company based in Seville, Spain. It has over 12 years experience providing Precision Agriculture Services to farmers and food companies.

Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest University in Greece. In the last 3 years, its Research Committee has collaborated with 1,700 partners for the implementation of 3,500 RTD projects. 

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

SLU is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life.

University of Sevilla, Spain

The University of Seville, founded in 1551, is one of the leading institutions of Spain’s higher education system. Its many schools and technological institutes serve the educational needs of over 70,000 students. 

Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is the Widest-Range University in Lithuania. VMU, established 1922, is a comprehensive institution of higher education devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, research, arts and innovation.

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POSHMyCo Project | Precision Agriculture for fighting mycotoxins contamination in cereal crops.

About POSHMyCo

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under
grand agreement no 862665

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Funded by
  • FWO, Belgium
  • GSRT, Greece
  • FORMAS, Sweden
Project Duration
  • 01/03/2021 - 28/02/2024

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