BIOCONTROL 2019 International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases next to be held in Viterbo

BIOCONTROL 2019, the 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases will be held in Viterbo, Italy from 9th – 11th July. The Symposium will be held at Università della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE) which is part of the unique academic pole of agriculture based research in central Italy.

BIOCONTROL 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,  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 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 the sustainable management of bacterial diseases.

BIOCONTROL 2019 programme will also include 2 meetings related to relevant EU projects concerning several aspects of bacterial plant diseases (COST Action CA16107 EuroXanth, PONTE and XF-ACTORS).

Full information is available on the event website and in the second circular available here.