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The international congress on “Pesticide Use and Risk Reduction for future IPM in Europe” will provide a unique opportunity to share regulatory, scientific, and technological information. The main objective is to promote knowledge exchange among scientists, companies, farmers, advisors, policy makers and supply chain stakeholders, and identify approaches, tools and techniques to meet the future needs of European crop protection. 

Riva del Garda, FiereCongressi Spa - Parco Lido, 38066 Riva del Garda Trento 0464 52000

We would like to invite you to the forthcoming event Future IPM in Europe, March, 19-21 2013, Riva del Garda, Italy. The conference will be organized by Fondazione Edmund Mach, the European project “Pesticide Use-and-risk Reduction in European farming systems with Integrated Pest Management” – PURE, Centro di sperimentazione agraria e forestale di Laimburg and the European network ENDURE, in collaboration with the Autonomous province of Trento (Provincia Autonoma di Trento), the Ministry of agriculture (Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentary e forestali), the International Organisation for Biological Control of noxious animals and plants (IOBC-WPRS), International Biocontrol Manifacturers’ Association (IBMA) and Giornate Fitopatologiche. Venue of the congress is the Palacongressi of Riva del Garda, which is located in a lovely area in the Northern side of Garda Lake.

Approximately 1000 participants over the three days are expected to register from Europe and across the world.

Several congresses and conferences successfully address specific tools to improve plant protection against pest and pathogens; however the future challenge will be the integrated concept of IPM. In this context the congress will provide a unique opportunity to share regulatory, scientific, and technological information in the field of “reducing pesticide use-and-risk in European integrated pest management (IPM)” in the view of implementing the Directive 2009/128/EC. The main objective is to promote knowledge exchange among scientists, companies, farmers, advisors, policy makers and supply chain stakeholders, and identify approaches, tools and techniques to meet the future needs of European crop protection for a sustainable agriculture and development.

The highlight of our Congress is without doubt the scientific program, which, thanks to invited keynote speakers and offered scientific contributions, explores new directions in IPM and tools to implement the directive 2009/128/EC and gives an overview of the regulation on pesticides in Europe.

Complementing the main program are the parallel scientific workshops with the offered contributions, demos and sponsored presentations and the wide exhibition of posters and stands.

A Congress of this magnitude would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of several people and institutions and the support our industry partners, sponsors and exhibitors. On behalf of organization committee we wish you a wonderful stay in Riva and memorable experiences from this Conference.

Sincerely,

 

Ilaria Pertot, Claudio Ioriatti and Françoise Lescourret

Convenors of the Congress