Date: 23 March 2021, 13-16.30 UTC+1, Central Europe time.
Title: New control strategies in the context of the EU Green deal - Farm to Fork strategy.
Responsible: Geert Kessel, Pete Skelsey, Jens G. Hansen, Erland Liljeroth and Didier Andrivon.
Discussion points: Slowly but surely, DSSs and Precision agriculture are claiming their place in modern agriculture. Integrated pest and disease management (IPM) is becoming mandatory with the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy. How can EuroBlight and other relevant stakeholders contribute to this transition? Can we organise a European potato demonstration-farms network - to demonstrate technologies that facilitate the adoption of the Farm to Fork strategy?
Part I 13:00 – 14:41
Opening (Jens G. Hansen, 5 min)
Introduction of F2F (Geert Kessel, and Albert Schirring 5 min)
Presentations (Group, 8 min. max)
Validation and implementation of DSS with farmers from small agriculture in Chiloé Island, Chile. / Ivette Acuña, INIA Chile
Decision support tools for late blight using the PoPs model / Jean Ristaino, NC State, USA
A GIS-based model for estimating the risk of oospore-initiated outbreaks in potatoes / Julie Pedersen, Aarhus University
Controlling late blight in resistant and susceptible cultivars / Isaac Kwesi Abuley, Aarhus university
Discussion 15 min
Presentations (8 min. max)
Stakeholder engagement for early warning and control of late blight in Denmark / Jens Grønbech Hansen, Aarhus University
Management of late blight using Indo-Blightcast and dsRNA based fungicide / Sanjeev Sharma, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla (HP), India
Novel Management strategies for potato late blight: dsRNA as a novel plant protection for the management of late blight in potato / Sundaresha Siddappa, Central Potato Research Institute, India
Discussion 15 min
Part II 15 – 16:30
Presentations (10 min max):
The Dutch potato covenant, a successful model for transition of the organic potato market into a more sustainable system / Niels Heining, BioNext, the Netherlands
Reducing fungicides in starch potato production: A fairytale from Lyckeby / Linnea Almqvist-Stridh, Lyckeby Starch Potato & SLU Alnarp, Sweden
French breeder perspective: A breeders perspective, current major topics and pipeline / Clement Mabire, Institut des Sciences du Végétal, France
Discussion (~12 minutes / topic)
Components of future control strategies for LB & EB control
DSS & Precision Agriculture
Demo-farms with Euroblight involvement
Resistant potato varieties, creation, availability, time frames, life span, barriers for introduction
Legislation versus free market mechanism
What (political) actions are required to facilitate transition?
What can science do /contribute?
Model LB system at European level and eg 10 yr time frame
Pre-breeding resistant potato clones
EU infrastructure project, control strategies, demo farms, breeding, monitoring, dss, PA technology, ...
EU call calendar: September 2021, ...
How do we involve chain actors / stakeholders?