Biocontrol Solutions for Plant Health

BOOST Autumn School will address the challenges and major themes of plant health and biocontrol by confronting the visions and expectations of professionals of the field.Through workshops and plenary lectures the program will cover all aspects of plant health management from case study to research and innovation. BOOST Autumn School will also give selected participants a chance to discuss these topics informally with renowned international and local experts.

When: from 20th to 27th of September
Where: Institut Sophia Agrobiotech – Université Côte d’Azur

Friday, September 20th


Challenges in plant production and plant protection

9:00 to 9:30 AM

Opening and welcoming by UCA and INRA representatives

Jean-Philippe Nabot (or his representative)

INRA PACA President

Jean-Marc Gambaudo (or his representative)

UCA President

9:30 to 10:30 AM

Introduction to FAO and challenges of plant protection.  

Teodardo CALLES

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

10:30 to 11:00 AM

Coffee break

11:00 to 12:30 AM

Focus on transboundary pests and diseases.

Teodardo CALLES

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

12:30 to 2:00 PM

Lunch break - ISA restaurant with privileged prices  / BOOST MSc Students will have a private lunch with the speakers

2:00 to 3:30 PM 

How “modern agriculture” has created environmental problems and new agricultural approaches for improving sustainability.

Teodardo CALLES

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

4:00 to 5:00 PM

What are the sanitary problems in plant production, with focus on international activities on plant health?

Anne Sophie ROY

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, EPPO

Monday, September 23th


Agrochemistry and Agroecology

9:30 to 10:00 AM

What is agroecology?

Anne-Violette Lavoir

UNS/UCA Biology

10:00 to 10:15 AM

Coffee break 

10:15 to 12:00 AM

What is agroecology?

Anne-Violette Lavoir

UNS/UCA Biology

12:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Lunch break - ISA restaurant with privileged prices

2:00 to 3:00 PM 

Examples of agrosystems causing severe health and environmental issues “ the case study of the use of the weed killer glyphosate”

Christian MOUGIN

INRA Versailles

3:00 to 4:00 PM 

Round table : glyphosate 

Christian MOUGIN

INRA Versailles

4:30 to 4:30 PM 

From agrochemestry to agroecology: example of banana croping systems in French West Indies

Jean-Marc BLAZY

INRA Antilles (videoconference)

Tuesday, September 24th


Agrochemistry and Agroecology (Sequel)

9:00 to 10:30 AM

Examples of durable agroecological systems “Eternal Rice: a case study of sustainable management of plant resistance”

Jean-Benoit MOREL

INRA Montpellier

10:30 to 11:00 AM

Coffee break

11:00 to 12:15 AM

Agroecological crop protection in protected vegetable systems in practice

Amélie Lefevre

INRA, Domaine Expérimental Alénya Roussillon

12:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Lunch break - ISA restaurant with privileged prices

2:00 to 5:30 PM

Visit - Restricted to BOOST MSc students

Anaïs YATES

Exploitation AUDA

Wednesday, September 25th


Biocontrol and management of plant health

9:00 to 10:00 AM

Introduction, definitions of biocontrol and management of plant health

Thibaut Malausa

INRA PACA Sophia

10:00 to 10:15 AM

Coffee break 

10:15 to 12:00 AM

Management of plant health seen by plant breeders

Laure Didierlaurent

Syngenta seeds

12:00 AM to 2 PM

Lunch break - ISA restaurant with privileged prices

2:00 to 3:00 PM

Viewpoint from a Researcher in chemistry & biostimulation

Cédric Bertrand

Univ. Perpignan

3:00 to 4:00 PM

To be confirmed - Viewpoint from one of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) members

To be confirmed - Frédéric Lejard

IBMA-Bayer

4:00 to 4:30 PM

Flash presentations by researchers involved in BOOST program

4:30 to 6:00 PM

Poster session with drinks and appetizers

Thursday, September 26th


Biocontrol and management of plant health (Sequel)

9:00 to 10:00 AM

Viewpoint from a Researcher in ecology/evolution & biological control

Enric Frago

CIRAD

10:00 to 10:15 AM

Coffee break 

10:15 to 11:30 AM

Viewpoint from the president of the International Organisation for Biocontrol and Intagrated Control (IOBC)

Philippe Nicot

IOBC / INRA PACA Avignon

11:00 to 12:00 AM

Round table : Biocontrol and ecological management of plant health 

Philippe Nicot

IOBC / INRA PACA Avignon

12:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Lunch break - ISA restaurant with privileged prices




Research and innovation in biocontrol and plant health management

1:30 to 2:30 PM

Innovation in biocontrol:  background and players.

Olivier Couillerot

CIRAD

2:30 to 3:30 PM

Success stories in biocontrol research and innovation: Trichogramma

Maxime Ferrero

Consultant mites and insects production and management

4:00 to 5:00 PM

Success stories in biocontrol research and innovation: Mycophyto Startup

Justine Lipuma

Mycophyto Startup

5:00 PM

COST meeting - Restricted to COST members 

COST - Biomed

COST - Biomed

Friday, September 27th


Research and innovation in biocontrol and plant health management (Sequel)

8:45 to 9:30 AM

Challenge 2 - Plant improvement

Bernard Caromel

INRA Avignon (videoconference)

9:45 to 10:45 AM

Current challenges for research and innovation in ecological plant health management.

Thibaut Malausa

INRA PACA Sophia

10:45 to 11:00 AM

Coffee break

11:00 to 12:00 AM

ISA seminar

12:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Lunch break - ISA restaurant with privileged prices

1:30 to 2:45 PM

(Sequel) Current challenges for research and innovation in ecological plant health management.

Thibaut Malausa

INRA PACA Sophia

2:45 to 3:00 PM

Chalenge 1 - Substances and molecules

Thomas Michel

UNS/UCA chemistry

3:00 to 3:45 PM

Challenge 3 - Biocontrol

Nicolas Ris

INRA PACA Sophia

3:45 to 4:00 PM

Break

4:00 to 6 :00 PM

Regulatory and socio-economic context: opportunities, barriers, levers.

Aura Parmentier

UNS/UCA GREDEG

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