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Horticulturae Webinar | Use of Basic Substances to Manage Grapevine Downy Mildew and Diseases of Horticultural Crops and Tropical Fruit

Part of the Horticulturae Webinar Series series
20 Jul 2021, 15:00

Basic Substances, Chitosan, Crop Protection, Downy Mildew, Fruit, Grapevine, Plant Protection, Reg. EC 1107/2009 Art. 23, Vegetables
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Welcome from the Chair

1st Horticulturae Webinar

Use of Basic Substances to Manage Grapevine Downy Mildew and Diseases of Horticultural Crops and Tropical Fruit

Basic substances are compounds used in human medicine, or as food ingredient or of common use that find additional interest as products for crop protection. In the EU, they are regulated under Reg. 1107/2009. With the increased demand for alternatives to synthetic pesticides, basic substances are seen as molecules that can complement, and with time also replace, some of the chemical plant protection products currently in use. In the meeting, after brief introduction on Euphresco and EPPO missions, three presentations on basic substances will be made: i) application of chitosan for the management of grapevine downy mildew, ii) update on basic substances specific approval pathway, with an emphasis on horticultural usages and iii) basic substances in the control of Postharvest decay in tropical and subtropical fruits.

Date: 20 July 2021

Time: 3:00 pm CEST | 9:00 am EDT | 9:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 815 1401 2603

Webinar Secretariat: horticulturae.webinar@mdpi.com

Chair

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization

DETAILS
Bio
Dr Giovani holds a MSc ‘cum laude’ in Biology (molecular biology) from University of L’Aquila (Italy), a MSc on Management (specialty intellectual property and innovation) from the University of Strasbourg (France) and a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (France). After more than 10 years of research experience in world leading universities, governmental agencies and private companies he moved into the field of research funding and international research cooperation. Since 2014 he coordinates the Euphresco network at the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Invited Speakers

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization

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Bio
Dr Ewa Matyjaszczyk is leading the EPPO activities on plant protection products. She studied agronomy and food quality. She received the title of Doctor of Economics at the Poznań University of Economics and a habilitation in agricultural sciences at the Institute of Plant Protection in Poznań. For over 12 years, as the head of the Department of Expertise and Opinions on Plant Protection Products at the Institute of Plant Protection in Poznań, she was responsible for efficacy assessment of plant protection products before their registration in Poland and for qualifying plant protection products for use in organic farming. She also completed a year-long internship at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in the field of risk assessment.

Marche Polytechnic University

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Bio
Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Romanazzi got Degree ‘cum laude’ in Agricultural Sciences in 1995 and PhD in Crop Protection in 1999 at the University of Bari. He joined Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona in 2001, where he is professor of Plant pathology and chairs the BSc in Agricultural Science and Technology and MSc in Land and Agricultural Technology programs. He coordinates several projects, including PRIMA StopMedWaste and Euphresco BasicS, and research activity focuses on alternatives to synthetic fungicides for pre and postharvest disease management. Since June 2020, he is President of the Italian Association for Plant Protection (AIPP).

The Organic Food and Farming Institute (ITAB)

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Bio
Dr. Marchand is an organic chemist (PhD 1994), researcher in biopesticides specializing in natural substance. His experience includes over 25 years in analytical environmental chemistry, organic synthesis of natural products analogs and structure elucidation, and applied research on the chemistry-biology interface. His particular area of focus is on plant extract (botanicals). He has worked extensively for 10 years on the approval of low concern natural products and light substance on EU pesticide regulation. Now head of crop protection and biostimulation (DSc. 2020) at ITAB, he was President of the French Association for Plant Protection (Végéphyl, 2019-21).

Technological Institute of Tepic (ITT)

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Bio
Prof. Dr. Gutierrez is Biologist by the Faculty of Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). MSci in Postharvest Physiology by National School of Fruit Production. Dr. in Biotechnology of Plants by the Center for research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV)-Irapuato. His Research and development area is in Post-harvest Pathology and Development of alternative systems to the use of fungicides for the control of post-harvest Decay by fungi in tropical and subtropical fruits. Professor- Researcher, participation in Bachelor and Postgraduate. Projects in mango, jackfruit, soursop, blue berry, supported by National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), Fundación Produce, Tecnológico Nacional de México. Member of the national system of researchers (SNI) Level I, National Award in Food Science and Technology,2015. Nayarit Centenary Medal Award 2017, for scientific and technological research: Technology and Agricultural Sciences area.

Webinar Content

On Tuesday, 20 July 2021, MDPI and the Journal Horticulturae organized the first webinar on Horticulturae, entitled "Use of Basic Substances to Manage Grapevine Downy Mildew and Diseases of Horticultural Crops and Tropical Fruit".

The introduction was held by the Chair of the webinar, Dr. Baldissera Giovani, and Dr. Ewa Matyjaszczyk. After more than 10 years of research experience in world leading universities, governmental agencies and private companies Dr. Giovani moved into the field of research funding and international research cooperation. Since 2014 he coordinates the Euphresco network at the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. Dr. Ewa Matyjaszczyk is leading the EPPO activities on plant protection products at the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. For over 12 years, as the head of the Department of Expertise and Opinions on Plant Protection Products at the Institute of Plant Protection in Poznań, she was responsible for efficacy assessment of plant protection products before their registration in Poland and for qualifying plant protection products for use in organic farming.

The first speaker to quick off this webinar was Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Romanazzi from the Marche Polytechnic University. He coordinates several projects, including PRIMA StopMedWaste and Euphresco BasicS, and research activity focuses on alternatives to synthetic fungicides for pre and postharvest disease management. Since June 2020, he is President of the Italian Association for Plant Protection (AIPP). His presentation was entitled "Application of Chitosan for the Management of Grapevine Downy Mildew".

The second presentation with the title "Basic Substances, a New Active Substance Category at PPP Regulation: Overview on Horticultural Usages" was held by Dr. Patrice Marchand. He is an organic chemist, researcher in biopesticides specializing in natural substance. His experience includes over 25 years in analytical environmental chemistry, organic synthesis of natural products analogs and structure elucidation, and applied research on the chemistry-biology interface. His particular area of focus is on plant extract (botanicals) and he is head of crop protection and biostimulation at the Organic Food and Farming Institute (ITAB).

The third and last presentation, entitled "Basic Substances in the Control of Postharvest Decay in Tropical and Subtropical Fruits" was held by Prof. Dr. Porfirio Gutierrez Martinez from the Technological Institute of Tepic (ITT). His Research and development area is in post-harvest pathology and development of alternative systems to the use of fungicides for the control of post-harvest decay by fungi in tropical and subtropical fruits.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A, moderated by the Chair. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Horticulturae, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on "Subscribe" at the top of the page.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Dr. Baldissera Giovani

Chair Introduction

3:00 - 3:05 pm

Dr. Ewa Matyjaszczyk

Welcome Address

3:05 - 3:10 pm

Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Romanazzi

Application of Chitosan for the Management of Grapevine Downy Mildew

3:10 - 3:35 pm

Q&A

3:35 - 3:45 pm

Dr. Patrice Marchand

Basic Substances, a New Active Substance Category at PPP Regulation: Overview on Horticultural Usages

3:45 - 4:10 pm

Q&A

4:10 - 4:20 pm

Prof. Dr. Porfirio Gutierrez Martinez

Basic Substances in the Control of Postharvest Decay in Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

4:20 - 4:45 pm

Q&A

4:45 - 4:55 pm

Closing of Webinar
Dr. Baldissera Giovani

4:55 - 5:00 pm

Relevant SIs

Chitosan and Natural Compounds for the Control of Preharvest and Postharvest Diseases of Horticultural Commodities
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Romanazzi & Prof. Dr. Silvia Bautista-Baños
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021

Biological Control of Pre- and Postharvest Fungal Diseases
Guest Editors: Dr. Alessandra Di Francesco, Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Romanazzi & Dr. Rosario Torres
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021

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