Diversifying crop protection (ENDURE 2008)

Venue: La Grande Motte Congress Palace

Location: La Grande Motte, 34, France

Event Date/Time: Oct 13, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 15, 2008
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2008
Early Registration Date: Nov 30, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Sep 15, 2008
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The most recent advances will be presented in lectures by scientists and guest speakers and in posters.

Plenary sessions will present the global challenges and the concurrent perspectives of different stakeholders.

The scientific programme will include specific sessions devoted to all aspects of the durable exploitation of crop protection strategies for sustainable agriculture:

1) Basic understanding of crop-pest systems

* New approaches to reduce pesticide inputs
* Pesticide resistance
* Plant genetic resistance
* Biocontrol agents
* Semiochemicals (push-pull strategies)
* Invasive and emerging pests
* Weed biology and management

2) Designing innovative crop protection strategies

* Mapping of pest damage
* Modelling of pest incidence
* Pest prevention strategies
* Diagnostic tools
* Innovative technologies (robotics, nanotechnologies, precision agriculture)
* Community ecology
* Landscape ecology
* Decision Support Systems

3) Multicriterion assessment of crop protection strategies

* Surveillance of pest incidence
* Historical evolutions
* Ecotoxicology
* Environmental assessment
* Life-cycle assessment
* Economic driving forces (public policies, regulations, long-term economics)
* Societal assessment (public, farmers, governance...)


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