Keynote Address and Symposia Program

13thACPP 2020,1-6 November2020, Hammamet, Tunisia

Monday, November 2, 2020 (Opening Session)
Keynote address: Plant health and food security: the burden of pests on major food crops. Suggested speaker: Dr. Serge Savary, INRA, France.

Symposium I: Plant Health for Food Security and Safety
(In celebration of the Plant Health Year 2020)
1- Plant health vision for the 21st century: new knowledge and approaches. Dr Sophien Kamoun, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK.
2- Mycotoxins as a hidden threat for food and feed safety: risks and challenges. Dr. Antonio Logrieco, CNR, Bari, Italy.
3- Importance of compliance to international phytosanitary regulations for seeds and plants to enhance food security. Dr. Nico Horn,EPPO, Paris, France.
4- Conservation and use of global plant genetic resources for enhancing insect pests and disease resistance. Dr. Ahmed Amri,ICARDA,Rabat, Morocco.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Symposium II: Research and Innovation for Sustainable Crop Protection
1- Wheat stem rust: How to meet the challenges of a re-emerging threat to wheat production. Dr. David Hodson, CIMMYT, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2- The challenges of automatic counting and identification of insect threats using smart technology. Dr. James Bell, Rothamsted Experimental Station, UK
3- Parasitoid pre-adaptation improves biological control of symbiont-protected aphids. Dr. Christoph Vorburger, EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Institute of Integrative Biology, Switzerland.
4- How to cope with resistance to insecticides to improve pest management. Dr. Emanuele Mazzoni, Istituto di Entomologia e Patologia Vegetale, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Symposium III: Advances in Molecular Plant Protection and its Applications in Pest Management
1- Molecular interaction between plants and beneficial microbes and its application on development of new bio-pesticides and bio-fertilizers. Dr. Mateo Lorito, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
2- The use of RNA interference approach to protect agricultural crops against fungal pathogens. Dr. Mark Belmonte, University of Manitoba, Canada.
3- Metabolic approaches for citrus greening management. Dr. Nabil Killiny, University of Florida, USA.
4-Moleular techniques for mites characterization and their use in the biological control of pests. Dr. Marie-Stephane Tixier, Montpellier SupAgro, France.

Friday, November 6, 2020
Symposium IV: Application of Behavioral control Tools as a Safe and Effective Alternative in Pest Management
1- SPLAT semiochemical technology for behavioral manipulation of insect pests. Dr. Agenor Mafra-Neto,ISCA Technologies, Riverside, California, USA.
2- Manipulation of plant pests host-finding and acceptance behavior: Practical applications in IPM. Dr. Baldwyn Torto, ICIPE, Nairobi, Kenya.
3- Application of tritrophic interaction strategies in pest management systems. Dr. Stefano Colazza, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

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