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We are happy to announce the 10th IOBC-WPRS meeting on Integrated Protection of Olive Crops that will be held in Baeza, Spain , from 11th-14th November 2024.


Three years after the 9th IOB-WPRS “Integrated Protection of Olive Crops” meeting group at Lisbon, we now have the chance and the great honor to host the 10th edition. The meeting serves as a podium for knowledge exchange of scientific findings on a wide range of topics, related to integrated protection of olive crops such as innovative insect pest management or studies about the impact of global warming on olive crops.


The main aim of this meeting is to set up a forum enabling the exchange of information, strengthening the collaboration among people from academia, industry and farming with common interests in biological and integrated control of pests, diseases and weeds in olive crop. 

The symposium will focus on new developments and technologies in all aspects of IPM and biological control of olive crops. Our goal is to gather scientists and stakeholders from around the globe and provide a unique opportunity to exchange information and to communicate research results on a wide range of topics, including but not restricted to:

 

  • Development of new methodologies for monitoring pests and diseases, and the crop itself.

  • Biodiversity, conservation and sustainability of olive crops: effects on pest/diseases and conservation biological control strategies.

  • Pest bio-ecology, biological control, biopesticides and bio stimulants.

  • Challenges and opportunities of novel technological tools: nanotechnology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, remote sensing, big data and artificial intelligence in IPM. 

  • New advances in intensive and high-density olive plantations pest/disease management.

  • Semiochemicals in the olive crop protection 

  • Emerging pests and diseases 

  • Effect of climate change on olive pests and diseases 

  • Advances in breeding for resistance/tolerance to (a) biotic stresses affecting olive 

  • The olive microbiome: challenges and opportunities

  • Improving soil health to enhance fitness, production and food quality of the olive holobiont 

  • Natural enemies and biocontrol agents

  • Combined use of biological and chemical control in olive pest and disease management

The meeting will include scientific sessions (several oral and poster sessions, two plenary sessions, and ample time devoted to discussions), one touristic visit to Baeza and Úbeda UNESCO World Heritage sites, and several social events (welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunch breaks and gala dinner) for a more informal dialogue and exchange of ideas among participants. A range of interactive events and prizes will be also available to appeal to students and early-career scientists’ in this field. 


We invite participants to attend this meeting and to present their latest research results, but also to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities of Andalucía. 


Since ancient Greece, the olive branch has been represented as a symbol of peace and abundance. From the organization, we hope that this congress will also serve to unite different Mediterranean peoples who have had the olive grove landscape as a place of refuge and meeting. The success of the congress depends on the contributions of the participants and we sincerely hope that you will actively participate.

We cordially invite you to Baeza, looking forward to seeing you!

Important dates​ and deadlines

  • 15 March 2024: Abstract submission begins

  • 15 July 2024: Full papers submission opens

  • 15 September 2024:  Abstract submission and full paper submission closes

  • 30 September 2024: Notification of abstract acceptance

  • 1 October 2024: Early bird registration ends

  • 11–14 November 2024: Meeting 

Presentation
Important dates

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Antonio Ortiz. University of Jaén

  • Lucia Ruiz. University of Jaén

  • Jesús Mercado. EEZ-CSIC. Granada

  • Juan Moral. University of Córdoba

  • Antonia Rojano. University of Córdoba

  • Antonio J. Fernández. EEZ-CSIC. Granada

  • Ana V. Lasa. EEZ-CSIC. Granada

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

  • Paula Baptista. Instituto Politécnico Bragança. Portugal

  • Florent P. Trouillas. University of California, Davis. USA

  • Patrizia Sacchetti. DAGRI. University of Florence. Italy

  • Giovanni Benelli. Università di Pisa. Italy

  • Sofiane Abdelhamid. Institution de la Recherche et de ESA. Tunisie

  • Vicente Navarro Llopis. Instituto Agroforestal del Mediterráneo-CEQA. Spain

  • Argyro Kalaitzaki. Institute for Olive Tree, Subtropical Crops & Viticulture. Greece

  • Robert Spooner-Hart. Western Sydney University. Australia

  • Inmaculada Garrido. University of Córdoba. Spain

  • Carolina Leoni. INIA Las Brujas. Uruguay

  • Manuel Ruiz. AGAPA. Jaén. Junta de Andalucía

PROGRAMME

The detailed programme is being prepared and will become available in a closer date to the meeting. See below the programme overview, which is still a draft version

Program
Call for Abstracts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

The organizing committee invites authors to submit abstracts for on-site presentation within any of the topic listed below. Submissions are sought for oral and poster presentations. The scientific committee will select the high relevance abstracts to present as Oral Communication. Additional details are outlined below:

  • All abstract must be written in English

  • All accepted papers will be published as conference proceedings in the IOBC-WPRS Bulletin. Full papers (4 pages) must adhere to the IOBC-WPRS submission guidelines:

  • Full papers must be uploaded on the platform

  • An author may submit a maximum of ONE abstract as first author.

  • The presenting author must be registered in the Congress.

  • Abstracts should be up to 300 words, written in English and uploaded in the platform (bellow)

 

Topics

  1. Development of new methodologies for monitoring pests and diseases, and the crop itself.

  2. Biodiversity, conservation and sustainability of olive crops: effects on pest/diseases and conservation biological control strategies.

  3. Pest bio-ecology, biological control, biopesticides and bio stimulants.

  4. Challenges and opportunities of novel technological tools: nanotechnology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, remote sensing, big data and artificial intelligence in IPM. 

  5. New advances in intensive and high-density olive plantations pest/disease management.

  6. Semiochemicals in the olive crop protection 

  7. Emerging pests and diseases 

  8. Effect of climate change on olive pests and diseases 

  9. Advances in breeding for resistance/tolerance to (a) biotic stresses affecting olive 

  10. The olive microbiome: challenges and opportunities

  11. Improving soil health to enhance fitness, production and food quality of the olive holobiont 

  12. Natural enemies and biocontrol agents

  13. Combined use of biological and chemical control in olive pest and disease management

  14. Other topics related with integrated protection of olive crops

Oral Communications

 

  • Oral Communications will be 12 mins of on-site presentation and 3 mins of questions. 

  • The presentation must be done in English. 

  • All presentations must be uploaded as pdf or powerpoint before the sessions on the computer at the venue. The use of own laptops will not be allowed.

 

​Posters

  • Posters must be written in English and printed in vertical format using following measures: A0 portrait format.

  • Posters should be placed in their correspondent panels at registration time and should remain there until the closing ceremony of the Congress. The correspondent panels will be informed by email to all corresponding authors some days before the Congress.

  • During the poster walk session the presenting author must be stand up close to the poster to inform about the poster and answer the questions from other researchers.

 

Key dates

  • 15 March 2024: Abstract submission begins

  • 15 July 2024: Abstract submission closes

  • 31 July 2024: Notification of abstract acceptance; Full papers submission opens

  • 15 September 2024: Full paper submission closes

  • 11–14 November 2024: Meeting 

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Registration

REGISTRATION

How to register?

To formalize the participation you must fill the mandatory fields in the registration form. Payment could be made by bank transfer or credit card through the registration platform. If bank transfer is chosen, you must state clearly the name and the reference received by email.​

Registration fee

The registration fee for all applications received before October 1st is:

  • IOBC-WPRS Member: 310€

  • IOBC-WPRS Non-member*: 430€

  • Students**: 200€

  • Gala dinner ticket: 70€          

  • Accompanying person: 150€

Registrations formalized from October 1st, 2024 onward will be subject to a surcharge of 100€. The registration includes the attendance to all the presentations and communications announced in the program, IOBC-WPRS Bulletin (not for accompanying persons), meeting materials, attendance and participation certificates, welcome drink on 11th November, coffee breaks, lunches (12th and 13th November) and turistic visit to Baeza and Úbeda.

* Includes a free one-year membership to IOBC-WPRS. IOBC membership fee is 90 €/year and allows access to IOBC-WPRS Bulletins and other publications as well as reduction of registration fees for IOBC-WPRS meetings during 1 year!

** A certificate confirming student status must be scanned and submitted to the conference Secretariat

Important dates

  • 15 March 2024: Abstract submission begins

  • 15 July 2024: Abstract submission closes

  • 31 July 2024: Notification of abstract acceptance; Full papers submission opens

  • 15 September 2024: Full paper submission closes

  • 1 October 2024: Early bird registration ends

  • 11–14 November 2024: Meeting 

Registation form:

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Venue

VENUE

The Meeting will take place at International University of Andalucía (UNIA), at the Baeza venue.

Baeza is known as ‘the cradle of Spanish Renaissance’ was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2003, along with its larger neighbour Úbeda, both of them site in Jaen province, Andalucía, Spain, known for its Renaissance architecture that dates to the 16th century.

Travelling from the Madrid or Granada airports to Baeza.

From Madrid:

  • By Train: The are six daily trains between Madrid to Linares-Baeza railway station. https://www.renfe.com/es/es (From Madrid to Linares-Baeza)

  • From Linares-Baeza railway station to Baeza you can catch a taxi (18 min, 25-31€ aprox.). Phone number: +34 953 69 10 10

From Granada Airport:

  • Airport Bus stop: The bus stop is located on the right of airport terminal. The bus goes every 30 minutes to Granada Bus station.

  • Granada to Baeza by Bus: There are six daily buses between Granada to Baeza. The trip takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes. https://www.alsa.es/

Accommodation

  • El Hotel Palacio de los Salcedo: Doble room single use B.I. 62,80€/ night 

  • El Hotel Puerta de la Luna me ha pasado: Doble room single use B.I. 72,60€/ night 

For more information on accommodation at special rates for congress participants and transfers, please click here.

Organization

ORGANIZATION

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SPONSORS

Contact: Technical and Scientific Secretariat · Baobab Eventos - Granada Congresos · olive@webcongreso.com

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