‘Plant health in Mediterranean and subtropical crops. Challenges in the face of an agroecological transition ‘. That is the title of the International congress to be held at the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Center from October 27 to 29. Six work tables make up an appointment organized by the Cabildo of Tenerife together with the Canarian Institute of Agricultural Research of the Government of the Canary Islands (ICIA), the Antonio Bello Cultural Chair of Agroecology of the University of La Laguna (ULL), the Foundation Institute of Agroecology and Sustainability and Phytoma. This meeting, in addition, has as a collaborator the Adeje City Council and the sponsorship of Asprocan.
The scientific committee of the congress, whose registrations can be processed until October 4 ([email protected]), is made up of Dr. José Luis Porcuna (Fiases), Dr. María del Carmen Jaizme (ICIA), Estrella Hernández (ICIA ), Javier López Cepero (Coplaca), Domingo Ríos (CCBAT-Cabildo de Tenerife), Esther Domínguez (Asprocan) and Antonio González (Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of the Canary Islands).
Precisely, Antonio Domínguez will be in charge of moderating the first roundtable to analyze the question: Why move towards more sustainable systems? It will address issues such as the effects of climate change, plant medicines, exposure to environmental pollutants or the challenges of the ecological transition in the field. The contents of this and the rest of the work tables are available on the web at https://www.phytoma.com/simposio/programa.
The second working table on October 27 will have as a topic to analyze The importance of the soil in the agraecological transition and will be moderated by the specialist Francisco Díaz Peña, representative at this appointment of the Department of Animal Biology, Soil Science and Geology of the ULL.
The first day will close with a debate on The role of biodiversity in the stability of agrosystems. On this occasion the moderator will be Santiago D. Perera, technician of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Cabildo de Tenerife.
Ana Piedra Bueno-Díaz, from the Department of Plant Protection of the Canarian Institute of Agrarian Research (ICIA), and Mariela Pérez, Natural, Rural and Marine Environment of the Cabildo de Tenerife, will lead the work table that will revolve around the Management of pests and diseases for a transition in subtropical crops.
Strategies for a phytosanitary transition. Citrus, fruit and vegetables will be the starting point of the table whose contents will be managed by Ana Cano, from the Agro-alimentary Cooperative of the Valencia Community.
Gustavo Bueso, editor-in-chief of Pythomas, will be the coordinator of the sixth and last roundtable to be held at this congress in Adeje. On October 28, the speakers will present their proposals on Tools, techniques and products for the ecological transition. Visits to avocado, banana and mango plantations have been organized for October 29, complemented by technical talks.