The 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases will be held in Viterbo, Italy from 9th – 11th July 2019. Following the aims started from the 1st edition in Darmstadt, Germany 2005, then in Orlando, Florida USA 2008, until the last ones in Belgrade, Serbia 2016, a new stimulating opportunity to meet and discuss the latest research results and developments in the biocontrol of bacterial plant diseases, has become a reality.
BIOCONTROL 2019 will focus on the main scientific, technical and political aspects related to the management of the most serious bacterial plant diseases occurring worldwide. The Symposium was developed into 9 core sections, taking into proper account the most relevant topics, such as: the interactions between plants and microbiome, genetics and genomics, till to the production, safety and regulation of biopesticides to control of the most dangerous plant bacterial diseases and their vectors.
Besides the strictly scientific content, the aim of the event is to generate a positive impact not only for the scientific community but also for the industry sector and all green companies involved in processing and distributing bioproducts (from elicitors, botanicals, biocontrol agents, biostimulants, till to sustainable strategies control vectors of phytopathogenic bacteria) related to the aims of BIOCONTROL 2019.
Additionally, the Symposium will be an excellent platform to clarify how politics may implement the current legislation to support the industrial development of effective and safe bioproducts, to be used for theb sustainable management of bacterial diseases.
The BIOCONTROL 2019 programme will also include two meetings related to relevant EU projects concerning several aspects of bacterial plant diseases (COST Action CA16107 EuroXanth, POnTE and XF-ACTORS). The Symposium will have the Working Group 4 Meeting of the EuroXanth COST Action organised back-to-back.
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