About the Workshop

This workshop, to be held in Switzerland, is organised by EuroBlight - a potato late blight network for Europe and will take place from 9-12 May 2021 at  Monte Verita, Ascona. The local host is Agroscope, the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research.

The main objective of the workshop is to present and discuss recent results on integrated control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) and early blight (Alternaria spp.). Specific themes will be:

  • Fungicide resistance avoidance strategies and use of alternative products to control late blight and early blight

  • Exploiting knowledge of the host, the pathogens and the interactions for improved control strategies and DSSs

  • Precision agriculture - success stories and how to break barriers

  • Global issues - how can a global view of pathogen information help the individual farmer?

EuroBlight is organised into four subgroups:

  • Host-pathogen interactions and characteristics

  • Epidemiology and modelling

  • Control strategies

  • Alternaria

    Subgroup meetings are held during the workshops to organise harmonised protocols and co-ordinate and integrate research.

    Conference program

    Sunday 9 May

    18.00 registration opens, get-together with light meal 19.00 -21.00. It will be possible to arrange side meetings during the day as required.

    Monday 10 May

    Plenary sessions and poster session. Local tour and dinner at a local restaurant .

    Tuesday 11 May

    Plenary sessions, poster session and discussions in subgroups. Conference dinner at Monte Verita.

    Wednesday 12 May

    Wrap up from subgroup meetings and discussions in plenum.


    EuroBlight and Agroscope (local host)


    Registration opens on 15 December 2020. Select the Registration button on this page and follow the instructions.

    You must pay for your own travel to Monte Verita and accommodation

    We will pay for all meals, coffee, meeting facilities, conference dinner, and the guided tour.

    Accompanying people can participate in all social arrangements at a price of appr. 100€. The payment for accompanying people should be made in cash as Euros at the registration desk.

    Maximum numbers of participants: 80

    In the case of over-registration, the organizing committee will review participation based on active contributions. This decision will be announced no later than the 10th of February.

    Upload of abstract

    During registration you will be asked to upload an abstract of your proposal for an oral or poster presentation. The scientific committee will decide on the programme and announce no later than 1 February 2021, whether your abstract was designated as an oral or poster presentation. After this announcement you will have the opportunity to upload a final version of your abstract, which will be made available on the EuroBlight website.

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    Travel Information and logistics

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    Organising committee


    We would like to thank all our sponsors for making this possible






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