July 28 – August 3 senior researcher Dr. Alma Valiuškaitė and researcher Dr. Neringa Rasiukevičiūtė from Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture, Laboratory of Plant Protection, attended in International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) 2018: Plant Health in A Global Economy, Boston, USA.
Were participated leading scientists and PhD students from more than 84 countries, over 2.400 participants.
The vision of the Congress – An engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population – reflects the broad and unique position plant pathology holds within the international community of scientists.
During the congress researchers presented 4 posters:
The congress made up the sessions: “A Healthy Future for Plant Health“, “Microbial Interactions and Resilience for Plant Health“, “Plant Health is Earth’s Wealth“, “Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security“, “Risk and Horizon Scanning Plant Diseases in a Global Economy“, “Novel Approaches to Controlling Insect-Vectored Plant Diseases“, “Feeding the Future: Partners in Plant Health“, “The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety“, “Assessing the Real Impact of Plant Pathology: The Many Hidden losses Due to Plant Diseases“, “Global Food and Nutrition Security – From Challenges to Solutions“, “Interactions Between Endophytes and Pathogens“, “Understanding Mechanisms of Resistance and Resistance Costs to Improve Plant yield“, “Virus Biology“, “New Insights into Rice-Pathogens Interactions“, “Improving Disease Control Through Decision Support with Remote Sensing“, “Plant Health in a Global Economy: Mobilizing Global Support for a Healthy Planet“, “Precision Turf and Ornamental Disease Management in the 21st Century“, “Molecular Virus-Plant Interactions“, “Biocontrol“, “Emerging Issues and Pathogens Causing Blackleg and Soft Rot of Potatoes World Wide“, “This First line of Defense Against Plant Disease in the Developing World“, “Multi-Scale Influence of Weather on Pathogens and Disease Development“, “Where the Wild Barberry Are: Alternate Hosts, New Virulence and Rust Pandemics That Never Quit“, “Aflatoxins“, “Microbiomes and Disease Management“, “Impact of Global Climate Change on Plant Disease“, “Unlocking the Secrets of Suppressive Soils: Insights From the Microbiome“, etc.
Also, researchers attended in cranberry production and disease field tour.
This research was funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMTK-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.