Following the last IOBC-WPRS meeting of the Working Group “Biological and integrated control of plant pathogens” in Berlin in September 2016, IOBC will organize a meeting in Lleida (Catalonia). The Institute of Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (IRTA), a research institute from Catalan government, will be the local organizer together with the University of Lleida. The workshop will be held at the “Centre de Cultures i Cooperació transfronterera” Auditorium of the University of Lleida that is equipped with all necessary facilities. The meeting venue is located in the new campus of the University of Lleida near the river and at walking distance to the city centre and to most hotels.
Lleida is a middle size city, very well connected to Barcelona airport and located in a privileged setting, at an hour distance to the Pyrenees and Mediterranean coast. Is the centre of a fertile agricultural area and it is considered the most important fruit producer area of Catalonia.
The theme of the workshop will be: “Biocontrol products: From lab testing to product development”. All contributions relating to biocontrol of plant diseases are welcome, but priority to oral presentations will be given to research on the main necessary aspects to bring biological products from the lab to the field. This meeting will provide an important opportunity to present your last works on this theme, to share ideas and to discuss common issues.