MICROBE-ASSISTED CROP PRODUCTION-
OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES & NEEDS
DEC. 4 - 7, 2017
The global demographic development and climate change pose a threat on crop production in many areas. There is a need to intensify agricultural production in a sustainable manner and to find solutions to combat abiotic stress, pathogens and pests. Plants are associated with complex microbiota, which are known to promote plant growth and stress tolerance, support plant nutrition and antagonize plant pathogens. The integration of beneficial plant-microbe and microbial interactions might represent a promising solution to improve agricultural production.
The symposium "Microbe-assisted crop production - opportunities, challenges and needs" (miCROPe 2017) will encompass aspects ranging from basic understanding of plant-microbe interactions to commercial application of microbial products in crop production. It is our aim to bring together participants from academia, industry as well as from the public and farming sector to discuss together the latest developments and future opportunities in this field.
The highly interesting scientific program will be flanked by multiple activities such as sightseeing, cultural events and a miCROPe party. We hope that you will join "miCROPe 2017" to discuss the most recent research findings and their implications for agricultural application and look forward to welcoming you in Vienna during the unique Christmas atmosphere, 4 to 7 December 2017.
on behalf of the Organizing Committee
Successful microbial products
Microorganisms for rural development
New mechanisms involved in beneficial plant-microbe interactions
Plant understanding and improvement of beneficial interactions with microbes
The holobiont plant: multitrophic interactions
The holobiont plant: microbiome understanding
Application technologies & formulations
Future of microbial products & regulatory issues
Visit the Website of the previous Micrope2015 Symposium.