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Horticulturae Webinar | Use of Potential Basic Substances, Including Essential Oils, for the Control of Postharvest Diseases of Fresh Fruit and of Seedborne Pathogens

Part of the Horticulturae Webinar Series series
28 Sep 2021, 15:00 (CEST)

Basic Substances, Essential Oils, Crop Protection, Squash, Rust, Powdery Mildew, Plant Protection, Reg EC 11072009 Art 23, Vegetables
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Horticulturae Webinar

Use of Potential Basic Substances, Including Essential Oils, for the Control of Post-harvest Diseases of Fresh Fruit and of Seed-borne Pathogens

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 BasicS project and Euphresco mission, three presentations on potential basic substances will be made: i) Efficacy of some potential basic substances to control kiwifruit and apple post-harvest fungal diseases, and ii) Use of essential oils to control seed-borne squash.

Date: 28 September 2021

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

Webinar Secretariat: horticulturae.webinar@mdpi.com

*Please note that this webinar is being co-organized by the Webinar Chair.*

Chair

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

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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).

Speakers

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, France

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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.

Department of Agricultural Sciences of Bologna University, Italy

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Dr. Alessandra Di Francesco has been working 10 years in the field of Plant Pathology at the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna. In 2020/21 she held the position of Adjunct Professor at the Department of Agricultural Sciences of Bologna University. Alessandra completed her PhD in Plant Pathology in 2015, specializing in biological control of postharvest fungal diseases of fresh fruit. She has published 30 scientific articles in international indexed journals, of which 21 as first author. She also participated in the writing of 2 book chapters and attended several conferences as a speaker. She also realized two patents and tutored national and international students.

National Institute of Agronomy of Tunisia (INAT), Tunisia,
Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

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Bio
Dr. Marwa Moumni completed her Ph.D. in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences at Marche Polytechnic University, Italy (UNIVPM) and in Plant Protection at National Institute of Agronomy of Tunisia (INAT) in 2020. In 2014, she got Master degree in Integrated Pest Management at INAT. Her research focused on detection, morphological and molecular identification of seedborne fungi on cucurbits. She also studied seed-transmission of the main diseases of cucurbits and their control using essential oils. In recent years she also investigated Aspergillus and mycotoxin contamination on caraway and cumin seeds.

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Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST/CET

Chair Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Romanazzi

Chair Introduction

3.00

Welcome address Dr. Baldissera Giovani

3.05

Speaker 1 Dr. Alessandra Di Francesco

Presentation Title

Efficacy of some potential basic substances to control kiwifruit and apple postharvest fungal diseases

3.10

Q&A Session

3.35

Speaker 2 Dr. Marwa Moumni

Presentation Title

Use of essential oils to control seedborne squash pathogens

3.45

Q&A Session

4.10

Closing of Webinar

Chair

4.30

Relevant SI

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 October 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: 15 December 2021

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