Our central topic: Developing new and alternative biologically integrated methods of disorder control in the field of vegetables and ornamentals production.

05.10.2021 - 06.10.2021 - 2021 „Vegetables and Ornamentals“ Working Group Meeting: “Potential of biological and alternative products in the field of Vegetables and Ornamentals”

MS-Teams online-meeting in four different Workshops

In our last two meetings we concentrated on matters in regard to ornamentals. As a result of this exchange an article has been submitted to the JKI’s “Journal für Kulturpflanzen”. As soon as it is published, we will let you know. This year we again will deal with a more general topic, nevertheless with a focus on applicability.

Beside current restrictions in the field of plant protection resulting from the disappearance of plant protection remedies and constantly rising numbers of official requirements and application rules, the federal government’s “Arable Farming Strategy 2035” and a “Farm-to-Fork-Strategy” will, in the medium term perspective, result in further restrictions.

In the meantime biostimulants are praised as “saviors”. At our previous meetings, as a “side-effect” we already dealt with low-risk products like biologicals, plant strengthening agents and biostimulants. As we have hardly any experience with these remedies, they will be at the center of our attention in the four workshops of this year's meeting – details will be provided in the course of the registration process. We thus look forward to presentations about these topics in the field of vegetables and ornamentals. Predominantly we will concentrate on defining terms like “biologicals” and exchange experiences gained in application, the potentials, and in research and experimentation.

You can register and submit presentation proposal below at “registration”.

Dr. Ellen Richter
Pflanzenschutzdienst der Landwirtschaftskammer NRW
Gartenstraße 11
50765 Köln-Auweiler

Dr. Elias Böckmann
Institut für Pflanzenschutz in Gartenbau und Forst - Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11-12
38104 Braunschweig

  • Developing adequate test methodologies for experiments of efficacy against pests and diseases
  • Developing and testing of new integrated, biological, and alternative methods of disorder control
  • Integration into plant protection strategies that aim at a future-oriented production of vegetables and ornamentals
  • Interdisciplinary exchange with working groups of related fields of activity
  • Occurrence of new pathogens in vegetables and ornamentals
  • Biology of pests and pathogenesis of infectious agents
  • Strategies for an aimed, biological, and integrated plant protection
  • Alternatives for plant protection incl. strategies for anti- infection measures
  • Methods of monitoring for an early detection of infection
  • Evaluation of plant protection methods