• 08:00 - 09:00   Registration

  • 09:00 - 09:20   Welcome and presentation

  • 09:20 - 10:00   Keynote Speech 1: Advancing Organic Amendment-based Soil Management Approaches: A Paradigm Shift from Soil Disinfestation to Nourishing Soil Health.

          Dr. Francesco Di Gioia. College of Agricultural Sciences. Penn State University, U.S.A.

  • 10:00 - 10:20   Oral 1.1: Seasonal differences influence the efficacy of soil biosolarisation with plant debris on the presence of Fusarium spp. and Pythium spp. in soil

          Dr. J. Ignacio Marín-Guirao. IFAPA, Spain

  • 10:20 - 10:40   Oral 1.2: Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) management in Southern California strawberry.

          Dr. Oleg Daugovish. University of California, U.S.A.

  • 10:40 - 11:20   Poster Session/Break: Poster session 01

          P01 - P07

  • 10:40 - 11:20  


    P01 - Effect of soil biosolarization with different amendments during high temperature conditions on greenhouse pepper yield in Southeastern Spain.

    M. Mar Guerrero. IMIDA, Spain

    P02 - Efficacy of microorganisms against Fusarium wilt on tomato in greenhouse

    Massimo Pugliese. University of Torino, Italy.

    P03 - Interaction between soil pathogenic fungi and nematodes in strawberry soil borne diseases in South Spain.

    Miguel Talavera. IFAPA

    P04 - Biofumigation, a soil disinfestation technic alternative to chemical soil disinfestation before replanting in asparagus crop.

    Daniel Palmero. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

    P05 - Efficacy of Nemasol® (Metam sodium 510) applied by drip irrigation at low dose to control Soil diseases and Nematodes on protected crops in Southern Europe.

    Emanuele Medico. EASTMAN, Italy.

    P06 - European Project “VIRTIGATION”- Emerging viral diseases in tomatoes and cucurbits: implementation of mitigation strategies for durable disease management.

    Vanesa Martínez. Fundación TECNOVA, Spain.

    P07 - Training in disinfection of horticultural soils in greenhouses.

    M. Carmen García. IFAPA, Spain.

  • 11:20 - 11:40   Oral 1.3: Effect of compost and biocontrol agents on lettuce and tomato Fusarium wilts and on rhizosphere microbiome

          Dr. Massimo Pugliese. University of Torino, Italy

  • 11:40 - 12:00   Oral 1.4: Vegetative and Reproductive, quality and quantity characteristics of strawberry cv. Camarosa in response to new soilless medium

          Prof. Bijan Kavoosi. Fars Agricultural Research, Iran

  • 12:00 - 12:20   Oral 1.5: Disinfection of used sawdust and its effect on yield of hydroponically grown tomatoes

          Dr. Nadia Araya. Agricultural Research Council, South Africa

  • 12:20 - 13:40   LUNCH

  • 13:40 - 14:20   Keynote Speech 2: Response of Soil Nitrogen Cycle and Functional Microbes after Soil Disinfestation.

          Dr. Dongdong Yan. Institute of Plant Protection. Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Beijing, China

  • 14:20 - 14:40   Oral 2.1: Seed germination and seedling development of selected vegetables and herbs grown in used disinfected substrates

          Ms. Johleen Malaka. Agricultural Research Council, South Africa

  • 14:40 - 15:00   Oral 2.2: Fresh chicken manure fumigation reduces the inhibition time of chloropicrin on soil bacteria and fungi and increases beneficial microorganisms

          Ms. Daqi Zhang. Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

  • 15:00 - 15:40  

    P08 - Evaluation of totally impermeable film and fumigants for management of clubroot of Brassica crops.

    Mary Ruth McDonald. Guelph University USA.

    P09 - Integrating Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation in Organic Small Fruit and Vegetable Production Systems.

    Francesco Di Gioia. EASTMAN, Italy.

    P10 - Mitigation effect of soil coverage to reduce MITC (methyl isothiocyanate) emission after application of the soil fumigant Nemasol® (Metam sodium 510).

    Emanuele Meedico. EASTMAN, Italy.

    P11 - Efficacy of microorganisms against Rhizoctonia crown and root rot on strawberry in greenhouse.

    Massimo Pugliese. University of Torino, Italy.

    P12 - Overview of dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) soil treatment at global level, an innovative and modern technology.

    Thierry Foulliet. ARKEMA, France.

    P13 - Trends in soil disinfection in greenhouses in Southeastern Spain.

    M. Carmen García. IFAPA, Spain.

    P14 - Alternative carbon sources for anaerobic soil disinfestation in California strawberry.

    Oleg Daugovish. University of California, USA.

  • 15:00 - 15:40   Poster Session/Break: Poster session 02

          P08 - P14

  • 15:40 - 16:00   Oral 2.3: The dynamic change of soil K following soil fumigation

          Dr. Wensheng Fang. Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China.

  • 16:00 - 16:20   Oral 2.4: Environmental Fate of Soil FumiganT—Allyl Isothiocyanate

          Ms. Yi Zhang. Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China.

  • 16:20 - 16:40   Oral 2.5: Combined silica with copper-based sodium alginate/chitosan multicomponent hybrid hydrogels to synergistically control fumigants release, reduce emission and enhance bioactivity

          Dr. Lirui Ren. Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China.

  • 16:40 - 17:00   Oral 2.6: Enhanced Efficacy and Economic Feasibility of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation Combined with Carbon Source and Cover Tarps in Controlling Strawberry Soil-borne Diseases

          Mr. Zhaoxin Song. Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China. China

  • 09:00 - 09:40   Keynote Speech 3: Valorization of Biomasses and Biowastes into Suppressive Biofertilizers.

          Dr. Massimo Pugliesse. Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences. University of Torino, Italy

  • 09:40 - 10:00   Oral 3.1: Exploring novel soil organic amendments to implement suppressive soils against Fusarium oxysporum fs.p. lactucae

          Dr. Jesús Fernández-Bayo. University of Granada, Spain

  • 10:00 - 10:20   Oral 3.2: Agronomic viability of species of the Brassicaceae family with biofumigant potential in central Spain

          Prof. Daniel Palmero. Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

  • 10:20 - 11:00  

    Poster session 03

    P15 - Profitability of soil disinfestation methods against Root-knot nematodes in Mediterranean intensive strawberry crops.

    Miguel Talavera IFAPA, Spain

    P16 - Decline of charcoal rot in strawberry by anaerobic soil disinfestation: reduction of propagules and/or induction of soil suppressiveness.

    Manuel Avilés Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

    P17 - Ozone treatments for the management of Meloidogyne spp. in tomato crops under protect.

    Caridad Ros IMIDA, Spain

    P18 - Best4Soil tools to improve soil health.

    M. de Cara IFAPA, Spain

    P19 - Volatil fatty acids released during soil biodisinfestation with agri-food by-products in a greenhouse lettuce crop with limited solar radiation.

    Santiago Larregla NEIKER, Spain

    P20 - Efficacy of ethanedinitrile for use in high-value crop production.

    Katie Stevens Draslovka Services, USA

    P21 - Greenhouse soil fertility improvement through soil biosolarisation with fresh plant debris.

    J. Ignacio Marín IFAPA, Spain

    P22 - Planting-hole steam application for pathogen and weed control in organic strawberry in Southern California.

    Oleg Daugovish Univeristy of California, USA

  • 10:20 - 11:00   Poster Session/Break: Poster session 03

          P15 - P21

  • 11:00 - 11:20   Oral 3.3: Factors that promote dimethyl disulfide fumigant desorption from soil and reduce the risk of phytotoxicity to newly-planted seedlings

          Quiuxia Wang. Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China.

  • 11:20 - 11:40   Oral 3.4: Evaluation of different peats for the suppression of damping-off in cucumbers

          Prof. Ana Pastrana. University of Savilla, Spain

  • 11:40 - 12:00   Oral 3.5: Control of soil-borne tobacco diseases by low dose dazomet combined with mustard biofumigation

          Dr. Qingli Han. College of Biodiversity Conservation, Southwest Foresty University, China

  • 12:00 - 12:20   Oral 3.6: An innovation machine for dazomet application in strawberry

          Prof. Aocheng Cao. Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciencies, China.

  • 12:20 - 13:40   LUNCH

  • 13:40 - 14:20   Keynote Speech 4: Integration of biosolarisation in Mediterranean greenhouse systems

          Dr. Miguel de Cara. IFAPA, Centro La Mojonera, Almería, Spain

  • 14:20 - 14:40   Oral 4.1: Evaluation of rhizome treatment combined with preplant fumigation in ginger field

          Dr. Dongdong Yan. Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China.

  • 14:40 - 15:20  

    Poster Session 04

    P23 - Is soil amendment a safe practice to recycle end-of-life organic substrates from soilless cultures?.

    Joana Serrao GreenUPorto, Portugal

    P24 - The biocontrol agent Trichoderma asperellum T34 is tolerant to biofumigation.

    Soraya França Biobest Group, Belgium

    P25 - Biosolarisation with by-products of winemaking for the management of Meloidogyne incognita in pepper crops under greenhouse.

    Caridad Ros IMIDA, Spain

    P26 - Date palm fiber as an organic substrate for vegetable production in hydroponics.

    Zienab Ahmed United Arab Emirates University, UAE

    P27 - Efficacy of Nemasol® (Metam sodium 510) applied by drip irrigation at low dose to control Weeds on protected crops in Southern Europe.

    Emanuele Medico EASTMAN, Italy

    P28 - Fusarium-infested cucumber plant debris are a suitable material for biosolarisation to control Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-cucumerinum.

    Miguel de Cara IFAPA, Spain

    P29 - Evaluating the reuse of disinfected organic growth media for the production of hydroponically grown tomatoes.

    Nadia Araya Agricultural Research Council, South Africa

    P30 - Resistance genes to reduce the impact of soilborne diseases on tomato cultivars in UE.

    M. Carmen García IFAPA, Spain

  • 14:40 - 15:00   Oral 4.2: Optimizing the Application of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation to High Tunnel Vegetable Production Systems in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region

          Dr. Francesco Di Gioia. Penn State University, U.S.A.

  • 15:00 - 15:40   Poster Session/Break1: Poster session 04

          P22 - P30

  • 15:40 - 16:00   Oral 4.3: Use of plastic films in soil treatments beyond TIF

          Mr. Javier Pery. Grupo Armando Álvarez, Spain

  • 16:00 - 16:20   Oral 4.4: Efficacy of Biofumigation with Brassica carinata Commercial Pellets (BioFence) to Control Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

          Ms. An Decombel. Inagro, Belgium

  • 16:20 - 16:40   Oral 4.5: Sustainable use of soil fumigant Nemasol® (Metam Sodium 510): Stewardship and mitigation measures as key success factors

          Dr. Emanuele Medico. EASTMAN. Italy.

  • 16:40 - 17:00   Oral 4.6:Efficacy of Dimethyl Disulfide (DMDS) for Orobanche spp. control in Turkey

          Mr. Thierry Fouillet. Arkema, France

  • 17:00 - 17:20   Young minds Awards

  • 17:20 - 17:40   Concluding session

  • 08:30 - 16:00   Technical Visit

    8:30 Start: Gran Hotel Almería (C. Reina Regente, 8, 04001 Almería) 

    9:00-10:30 Visit: IFAPA

    The activity of the IFAPA Center of La Mojonera, in its triple aspect of research, training and technology transfer, is focused on the intensive greenhouse horticulture sector. Its research studies are mainly oriented to solve real problems of the greenhouse horticultural sector. There we will learn about some of the main lines of research and visit experimental trials currently in progress.

    11:00-12:00 Visit: KIMITEC

    Kimitec is a high-growth Spanish biotech company that has been researching, developing, producing, and commercializing biopesticides, biostimulants, prebiotics and probiotics for the agricultural industry and other products for the food industry for the last 15 years. All with natural compounds and ingredients through a business model based on disruptive innovation.

    Kimitec replaces chemically synthesized compounds with natural compounds obtained from nature.

    12:30- 14:00 Visit: SOTRAFA

    Belonging to Grupo Armando Alvarez, the leading polyethylene film transformer in the Spanish market, and among the first in Europe with an annual production of more than 400,000 tons, Sotrafa is a manufacturer specialized in films for agriculture and geosynthetics.

    It develops its activity in two aspects, on the one hand, to contribute to agricultural development and on the other hand, to contribute to environmental care and protection with our waterproofing geomembranes used for good water management, and as an insulator of polluting products and waste.

    14:30 Lunch at El Edén (Ctra. de Málaga Km 414.5, 04710 Santa María del Águila, Almería)

    15:30 Return to Gran Hotel and free afternoon