This session provides a comprehensive exploration of innovative bio-based solutions for pest and disease management, including a wide array of low-risk pesticides, bio-stimulants, biopesticides, plant elicitors, and mechanisms of systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and induced systemic resistance (ISR). This session showcases laboratory and field research findings, delving into the efficacy and regulatory aspects of these promising bio-based interventions.

Key focal points within this session include:

  • Low-risk pesticides and biopesticides: Examining the efficacy and application of environmentally friendly pesticides derived from natural sources or employing biological mechanisms for pest and disease control. This encompasses biopesticides derived from microorganisms, plants, and other natural substances, as well as low-risk chemical pesticides with favorable environmental profiles.
  • Bio-stimulants and plant elicitors: Investigating the role of bio-stimulants and plant elicitors in enhancing crop health, resilience, and productivity through the activation of plant defense mechanisms and promotion of beneficial microbial communities.
  • Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and induced systemic resistance (ISR): Exploring the mechanisms underlying SAR and ISR responses in plants following exposure to biotic and abiotic stressors, and their potential applications in sustainable pest management strategies.
  • Regulatory considerations: Addressing the regulatory frameworks governing the registration, commercialization, and use of bio-based pesticides and related products, including considerations related to efficacy assessment, risk assessment, and labeling requirements.

Location: Date: September 6, 2024 Time: 9:00 am - 10:20 am Luigi Lucini Edoardo Puglisi Tito Caffi