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FUTURE IPM IN EUROPE – call for abstracts

 

http://futureipm.eu/About-the-Conference

 

We would like to invite you to the forthcoming event Future IPM in Europe,
March, 19-21 2013, Riva del Garda, Italy. The conference will be organized
by Fondazione Edmund Mach, the European project “Pesticide Use-and-risk
Reduction in European farming systems with Integrated Pest Management” –
PURE, Centro di sperimentazione agraria e forestale di Laimburg and the
European network ENDURE, in collaboration with the Autonomous province of
Trento (Provincia Autonoma di Trento), the Ministry of agriculture
(Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentary e forestali), the
International Organisation for Biological Control of noxious animals and
plants (IOBC-WPRS), International Biocontrol Manifacturers’ Association
(IBMA) and Giornate Fitopatologiche. Venue of the congress is the
Palacongressi of Riva del Garda, which is located in a lovely area in the
Northern side of Garda Lake. 

Approximately 1000 participants over the three days are expected to register
from Europe and across the world.

Several congresses and conferences successfully address specific tools to
improve plant protection against pest and pathogens; however the future
challenge will be the integrated concept of IPM. In this context the

congress will provide a unique opportunity to share regulatory, scientific,
and technological information in the field of “reducing pesticide
use-and-risk in European integrated pest management (IPM)” in the view of

implementing the Directive 2009/128/EC. The main objective is to promote
knowledge exchange among scientists, companies, farmers, advisors, policy
makers and supply chain stakeholders, and identify

approaches, tools and techniques to meet the future needs of European crop
protection for a sustainable agriculture and development.

The highlight of our Congress is without doubt the scientific program,
which, thanks to invited keynote speakers and offered scientific
contributions, explores new directions in IPM and tools to implement the

directive 2009/128/EC and gives an overview of the regulation on pesticides
in Europe. Complementing the main program are the parallel scientific
workshops with the offered contributions, demos

and sponsored presentations and the wide exhibition of posters and stands. 

A Congress of this magnitude would not be possible without the hard work and
dedication of several people and institutions and the support our industry
partners, sponsors and exhibitors. On behalf of organization committee we
wish you a wonderful stay in Riva and memorable experiences from this
Conference.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission 30 November 2012

Confirmation of abstract acceptance by the organization 15 December 2012

Registration fee without charge 31 December 2012

Preliminary detailed program 31 January 2013

Final program 28 February 2013

 

Abstract Preparation

Participants willing to present a contribution are asked to prepare an
abstract, which will be included in the Conference book of abstracts.
Abstracts
<http://eventi.fmach.it/Future-IPM/Abstracts/Abstract-submission-on-line>
should be submitted on line. At least one author of each accepted paper is
required to attend the conference to present the work. After completing the
registration process participants will receive a code to be used in the
online abstract submission. Each participant can submit more than one
abstract (up to 3). Deadline for abstract submission is November 30.
Abstract acceptance will be confirmed by December 15; registration fee will
be fully refunded until December 31.

Contributions will be presented as posters. Poster will be located in the
Palameeting (main exibition room) and visible all through the duration of
the meeting. The scientific committee will select some contributions and
invite authors to present them as orals in the parallel sessions or thematic
workshops.

Participants will receive the electronic version of the Conference book of
abstracts at the meeting. The book of abstract will be also available on the
website (download) from March 19.

The content of the abstract should be clear, concise and have been revised
by an experienced English speaker.

Abstract: it should contain a short introduction, objectives, methods,
results and conclusions not divided in chapters. Some of the sections may be
omitted if they are not relevant. Length is 3000 characters (spaces
included).

 

General topics of interest – more details on the conference website ()

FUTURE IPM

· STATE OF THE ART ON IPM AND CASE STUDIES

· IPM PROSPECTIVE IN EUROPE AND FUTURE CHALLENGES

DESIGN

· ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND ENVIROMENTAL ASPECTS

· MODELLING, DESIGN APPROACHES AND INDICATORS

· MONITORING, FORECASTING AND DECISION SUPPORT

TOOLS

· EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

· BIOCONTROL AND BIOPESTICIDES

· SEMIOCHEMICALS AND OTHER NON CHEMICAL ALTERNATIVES

· BREEDING FOR RESISTANCE

· INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVES

STAKEHOLDERS

· CURRENT REGULATION AND NATIONAL ACTION PLANS: state of the art

· SOCIETY: problems and perception of risk

· EXTENSION SERVICES, ADVISORS, GROWERS AND CO-INNOVATION

 

SPECIFIC TOPICS

Contributions of participants will be accepted for the following specific
topics

CURRENT REGULATION AND NATIONAL ACTION PLANS

· Updates and future steps in the EU regulation on IPM, organic production,
pesticides and

biopesticides registration and sustainable use of pesticides, CAP

· National Action Plans: state of the art

· IPM Policy and Implementation outside Europe

STATE OF THE ART ON IPM AND CASE STUDIES

· Reduction of pesticides in sustainable agriculture: successful stories and
case studies

· Integration of sustainable tools in IPM to reduce the use of pesticides

· Limits and problems encountered in reducing pesticides

ENVIROMENTAL ASPECTS

· Experiences in pesticide reduction in different environments

· Environmental effects of reducing pesticide use

· Ecosystem services

· Eco-toxicology of biopesticides

MODELLING TOOLS

· Assessment models

· Life cycle assessment (LCA)

· Economical models

· Global sustainability models

· Environmental, eco-toxicological models

· Pest models and multi pest models (phenology, evolution, spatio-temporal
dynamics at various

scales including landscape)

· Interaction models (crop-pest models, pest-enemies models, trophic chain
models)

· Agro-ecological models

· Prediction of damages and losses

· Optimisation, e.g. Dynamic programming, multi-objective optimization, etc.

· Design tools based on models

DESIGN APPROACHES AND INDICATORS

· IPM design for pesticide reduction and assessment methodology

· Sustainability evaluation of IPM approaches

· Pesticides risk indicators

· Environmental Risk indicators

· Prototyping cropping system

MONITORING, FORECASTING AND DECISION SUPPORT

· Ecology and Population Sampling for reducing pesticides

· Monitoring pest and pathogens: insect and spore traps and other advanced
measurement methods

and monitoring tools

· Monitoring for pesticides reduction for air, water and soil quality

· Disease and pest forecasting

· Identification of Economic thresholds and acceptable pest/disease levels

· Decision support systems to reduce pesticide use-and-risk

· New technologies and communication media to support reduction of
pesticides as geographic

information systems, web-bases systems, smart phones, social networks, etc.

ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

· Crop management to engineer pest suppressive fields (e.g. suppressive
soils, biofumigation,

inducible defence, etc.)

· Habitat management strategies and mechanisms to promote pest regulation
(e.g. margins, agroforestry,

impact on food-webs, push-pull strategies, attract and reward, etc.)

· Managing biodiversity to reduce pesticide use (functional and genetic
diversity of crops, biodiversity–

function relationships, habitat complexity, etc.)

· Engineering landscapes (landscape ecology of pests and beneficial species,
area-wide IPM)

EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

· Application techniques to reduce drift and contamination

· Setting buffer and safeguard zones

· Application techniques to reduce energy consumption and carbon emission

· Precision Agriculture approaches within IPM

· Inspection of equipment

BIOCONTROL

· Invertebrate Biological Control Agents, or Macrobials

· Biological Control: Approaches and Application to reduce pesticide use

· Protection of natural biological processes as beneficial insects and mites

· Mechanism of action and signaling in biocontrol

· Sterile Insect Release and other Genetic Control Strategies

BIOPESTICIDES

· Microbial Biopesticides: bacteria, algae, protozoa, viruses and fungi.

· Biopesticides derived from microorganisms ‘metabolites

· Botanicals

· Pesticides form other natural origins

· Effect of environment on efficacy of biopesticides

· Microbial and non-microbial induced resistance to biotic and abiotic
stresses and plant growth

promotion

· Interaction between plants and beneficial microorganisms

SEMIOCHEMICALS

· Semio-chemicals, Allelochemicals, Pheromones

· Pheromone mating disruption, monitoring, mass trapping

· Innovative mating disruption techniques

OTHER NON CHEMICAL ALTERNATIVES

· Preventive cultural practices to reduce pesticide: selection of varieties,
cultural techniques as crop

sanitation, crop rotation, vegetation management, role of plant nutrition,
etc.

· Mechanical control methods: from classical approaches to innovative
methods

BREEDING

· Host Plant Resistance

· Breeding for resistance

· Integration of resistant varieties in IPM to reduce pesticide use

· Cis-genic plants: open discussion on social acceptability

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVES

· Opportunities and Challenges for the Private Sector on tools to reduce
pesticide use

· Mass production, formulation methods delivery strategies and risk
assessment of biopestidicides and

other alternative tools

· Registration and commercialization of biopesticides, invertebrate
biocontrol agents and other

alternative tools

· New frontiers for biopesticides and alternative control tools

· Marketing of alternative tools in IPM (alternative products in retail
stores, eco-labeling, food industry,

branding, view of pest management industry)

· The Role of Technology in developing alternative to pesticides in
sustainable Agriculture.

SOCIETY

· Reduction of pesticides and future challenges (bio-economy, global food
shortages, sustainable

development, international cooperation, landscape level and area-wide IPM,
education in IPM)

· Reduction of pesticides in communities (schools, child care facilities,
gardens, green buildings)

· Public health risks associated with pesticides and natural toxins in foods

· Consumer perception of pesticide risk

· “Zero residue” food

· Urban and stored product

· Measures to inform general public and to promote awareness-raising
programmers

EXTENSION SERVICES, ADVISORS, GROWERS

· Role of the Private Consultant in Implementation of strategies to reduce
pesticide use in IPM

· Schemes for implementing new alternative tools in IPM

· Web-site, publishers and other actors involved in dissemination of new
approaches and solution

· Communication with growers: case studies and success stories

· Training

· Practionners’ perspectives

CO-INNOVATION

· co-innovation and participatory approaches

· policy makers and research

· contribution of research to innovation and the value of co-innovative
approaches in national or EU

programmes

PROSPECTIVE AND FUTURE CHALLENGES

· Impact of climate change

· IPM of invasive pest and pathogens

· IPM of outbreaks of unexpected existing pests and pathogens

 

 

Sincerely,

Ilaria Pertot, Claudio Ioriatti and Françoise Lescourret

Convenors of the Congress

 

 


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