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FiereCongressi Spa - Parco Lido, Riva del Garda - Italy

Carlo Malavolta

Responsible for Integrated production and Organic agriculture in agroenvironmental program - Sustainable agricultural service - Agricultural Department - Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Carlo Malavolta

Carlo Malavolta

Curriculum Vitae and research interest in short 

Employed by Emilia-Romagna Regional government is in charge of planning, organisation and co-ordination/ management of activity of technical and financial support to Integrated protection/ biological and integrated production aimed to the reduction of the environmental impact from pesticides and fertilisers, including definition of regional guidelines of integrated production, planning regional application of agroenvironmental measures under Regg. CEE 2078/ 92, CE 1257/99, 1698/06, 1305/2013.
From 1985 member of several IOBC-WPRS WGs. Elected, in 1996, from IOBC (International organisation for biological and integrated control of noxious animals) member and chairman – from 2009 to 2014 - of "IP Commission: Guidelines and endorsement"; in this role he participated to the institutional meetings and edited the General principles and Crop specific Guidelines for integrated production of pome, stone and soft fruits, arable crops, open field vegetables, olives and grapes. Member of OILB/WPRS Council during the period 1997/2001 and 2002/2005.

Presentation title

Integrated pest management concepts and implementation: state of the art and opportunities for the future

ABSTRACT - An analysis of IPM and Integrated production concepts and implementation is presented, based on state of the art in comparison with IOBC Integrated production principles and of some National action plans approved in application of Directive on sustainable use of pesticides. Possible improvement steps in implementation are described and proposed, including possible support systems and opportunities for the future in terms of legislation and financial support.