Here you can see the presentations from the Plant Biologicals Network Symposium 2019.

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Wednesday 13 November

Keynote presentation:

How biology-based technologies can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – Dr. Morven McLean, Executive Director, ILSI Research
Foundation, USA

Session 1: Increased plant resilience to climate change

Reducing pest populations by direct and indirect effects using fungal inoculations in horticultural crops – Nicolai Vitt Meyling, Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Practical experiences with biologicals in organic/biodynamic cropping systems – Thomas Harttung, Organic/biodynamic farmer and entrepreneur at Barritskov and Krogerup

Selected flash talks:

Mitigation of Salinity Stress by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi – Bhoopander Giri, University of Delhi

Grow the Perfect Seed – Phenotyping with Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectrometry – Søren Dalby, Thermo Scientific

ABA-mediated modulation of elevated CO2 on stomatal response to drought – Shenglan Li, University of Copenhagen

Session 2: How to ensure efficacy of plant biologicals

Learning the difference – Switching your mindset from classical chemical to microbial products – Charlotte Klank, EMEA Plant Health R&D leader at FMC Corporation

Experiences from efficacy testing of Microbial products and alternative chemistry – Lise Nistrup Jørgensen, Senior Scientist, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University

Selected flash talks:

Soil amendment with C sources promotes P biofertilizer traits of Penicillum aculeatum – Beatriz Gómez-Muñoz, University of Copenhagen

Indications of improved germination of sugarbeet pre-washed and primed with protein-based biostimulants – Jolayemi Okanlawon Lekan, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

A structured screening approach for identification of fungal endophytes for Septoria tritici blotch control – Meike A. C. Latz, University of Copenhagen

Thursday 14 November:

Session 3: Biological products for pest and disease control

Potato disease resistance and towards development of a plant strengthener – Erik Andreasson, Professor in Plant Protection and Head of the Resistance Biology Unit, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

From Microbiome Analysis to Commercial Product – Marcus Meadows-Smith,– CEO, BioConsortia (slides pending)

Selected flash talks:

Bacteriophages as biocontrol agents in agriculture – Alexander Byth Carstens, University of Copenhagen

Studying B. subtilis in root colonization of different plant species – Christopher Blake, Technical University of Denmark

Biological control of Fusarium head blight in wheat using naturally occurring endophytes – Edward C. Rojas, University of Copenhagen

Session 4: Tomorrow’s sustainable agriculture with microbes

Presentation of the Collaborative Crop Resilience Program (CCRP) funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The MATRIX project: Microbiome Assisted Triticum Resilience In X-dimensions – Lars Hestbjerg Hansen, Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen

INTERACT: Decoding the Rhizobiota Interactome for Improved Crop Resilience – Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen, Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen

The InRoot project of the Collaborative Crop Resilience Program. Molecular Mechanisms and Dynamics of Plant-Microbe Interactions at the Root-Soil Interface – Jens Stougaard, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University

Selected flash talks:

Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis is negatively regulated by a plant CLE peptide – Thomas de Bang, University of Copenhagen

The rule of natural products in belowground interactions between plant species – Hossein Hazrati, Aarhus University

Characterization of a Novel Bacillus pumilus Strain as a Plant GrowthPromoting Rhizobacteria – Asger Ourø Jensen, University of Copenhagen

Session 5: Integrating biology-based and conventional crop protection

Integrating biologicals in a crop protection schedule: robust and cost effective schedules are prerequisites for successful market penetration – Jolanda Wijsmuller, Value Chain, Biologics & Minor Crops Manager, Bayer

From pain points to opportunities: Integrating biology-based and conventional crop protection – Harry Teicher, Principal Scientific Consultant, BioScience Solutions

Selected flash talks:

Quercetin; as a promising bioactive compound to alter the concentration of pesticides in honey bees – Hamidreza Ardalani, Aarhus University

Combination of biological control agents and fungicides to control diseases in wheat and reducing the risk of fungicide resistance – Birgit Jensen, University of Copenhagen

Quantifying synergistic effects of combining chemical and immune stressors – Nina Cedergreen, University of Copenhagen