It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 5th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight (ISFHB) and the 2nd International Workshop on Wheat Blast (IWWB), both to be held April 6-10, 2016, at Costão do Santinho, Florianópolis, Brazil. adidas nmd schoenen The ISFHB meets every four years and is an open scientific meeting on FHB-related issues. The IWWB follows-up the “Wheat blast: A potential threat to global wheat production” international workshop
held in 2010 at Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil.

These two meetings will be a unique opportunity for all those involved in the issues regarding two of the most important diseases of wheat, including plant scientists, public health experts, crop consultants and representatives from industry. Nike Air Max Goedkoop We invite all interested individuals to join us in examining the latest scientific developments in research, and in exploring how such developments can be realistically applied to reduce the impact of these diseases on both food seurity and safety. The participation of early career scholars and postgraduate research researchers is positively encouraged.

In order to help plan both meetings and ensure the involvement and participation of the world-wide community, several committees have been set up. An International Scientific Committee (14 members from 10 countries), chaired by Emerson Del Ponte (Universidade Federal de Viçosa) and co-chaired by Gary Bergstrom (Cornell University) has been established, and a Local Organizing Committee, supported by our colleagues with the University of Passo Fundo, Embrapa Wheat and Universidade Federal de Viçosa is overseeing the running of the Conference.

In the upcoming months, we will work on building a strong scientific agenda. nike pas cher As in the previous editions of the ISFHB, the agenda will include ground-breaking presentations from top investigators distributed in the following tracks: Epidemiology, Pathogen Biology and Diversity, Host Resistance, Integrated Disease Management and Chemical Control. Nike Air Max 1 Femme The 2nd IWWB will update oresearch findings by the scientific community involved in wheat blast research. NIKE AIR MAX Goedkoop Platform presentation sessions will provide oral accounts of innovation in research, extension and application. Poster sessions will provide participants with opportunities for networking and sharing best practices and research findings.

We are confident that the symposium delegates will benefit from hearing successes and challenges in wheat pathology specific to this country. adidas Stan Smith scarpe In the months ahead, we encourage you to learn more about the meetings and to get involved in this important event by developing and submitting abstracts, and making plans to join us in Florianópolis. The Costão do Santinho Resort is a unique and spectacular venue, located by the beach in one of Brazil’s most beautiful landscapes. The 5th ISFHB and 2nd IWWB are organized by Embrapa Wheat, in partnership with Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Universidade de Passo Fundo, and Kansas State University.

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