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IOBC/WPRS Working Group "Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens": Climate change: challenge or threat to biocontrol?
7-10 June 2010, Graz, Austria

Topics to be discussed and presented in the meeting

i. Climate change, biocontrol and integrated plant disease management: impact, adaptation, negative and positive side effects on biocontrol.

ii. Effect of climatic factors on disease development and biocontrol.

iii. Molecular tools to study microbial populations in different environments, crops and climate.

iv. Climatic stress and biocontrol.

v. Case studies of adaptation to climate change in biocontrol: successes and problems encountered.

vi. Biocontrol and integrated disease management in different environments.

vii. Integration of microbials and other adaptation tools.

viii. Commercial use of microbials for management of diseases - present situation and prospects in a view of climate change, including new/near registration products.

ix. Application of natural substances/microbials against diseases in different environments and climate.

x. Effect of stress on host plant resistance (including induced resistance).

xi. Biocontrol and climate – all aspects.

xii. New bio-resources for biocontrol.

xiii. Mechanisms and signalling in biocontrol.

xiv. Way to commercialization: mass production, formulation methods and risk assessment.

xv. All aspects of biocontrol.


Preliminary Programme
(may be changed):

Monday

07.6.2010

Afternoon

Arrival, registration and opening (17:00) of the meeting

Tuesday

08.6.2010

9.00-18.00

Presentations and Conference Dinner (20:00 - 24:00)

Wednesday

09.6.2010

9.00-18.00

Presentations and Excursion (14:00 – 20:00)

Thursday

10.6.2010

9.00-17.00

Presentations and Farewell Barbecue at the institute

Friday

11.6.2010

 

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