Programme

Monday, 13th May -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

09:00 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 10:20 OPENNING

Prof. Husrev Mennan - Scientific Committee of the EWRS

Prof. Euro Pannacci - Chairman WG Weed Management Systems in Vegetables

Prof. Hanan Eizenberg - Chairman WG Weed Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Climate

10:20 - 13:00 WORKSHOP ON WEED EMERGENCE MODELLING AND R PRACTICE

(Dr. M. Mesgaran, UC Davis, USA)

This workshop will present both the theoretical underpinnings of germination/emergence and provide hands-on experience in developing predictive emergence models. The first section of the workshop (1.0 to 1.5 hours) will provide an overview of the biology of germination/emergence and various mathematical models that have been developed to characterize it. Example topics to be covered are:

  • Emergence as multi-step process
  • Type of emergence models
  • Inputs and outputs of emergence models
  • Species-specific parameters

As a computer lab practice, the second section of workshop (about 2 hours) will use actual germination and field emergence data to calibrate and validate an emergence model. We will use Excel and R for this exercise: while prior experience in working with R is desirable no programing skill is required for the purpose of this modeling practice. Attendees will learn about various methods of estimating cardinal temperature, fitting thermal-, hydro-, and hydrothermal-time models using Excel and R. 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

SESSION 1 (Part I) - NON CHEMICAL WEED CONTROL AND INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT IN VEGETABLES 

Moderator - Prof. Husrev Mennan, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey

14:00 - 14:40 Advanced Non-Chemical Weed Control Tactics- Meeting the Challenges of Future Agriculture - Ran Lati

14: 40 - 15:00 Cover crops use in IWM (Integrated Weed Management) approach in vegetables' - Husrev Mennan

15:20 - 15:40 Evaluation of allelopathic effects of Coriandrum sativum L. - Euro Pannacci, Giulia Contini, Alessio Morelli, Daniele Ottavini, Francesco Tei

15:40 - 16:00 Discussion

16:00- 16:20 - Coffee Break

SESSION 1 (Part II) - NON CHEMICAL WEED CONTROL AND INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT IN VEGETABLES 

Moderator - Prof. Euro Pannacci, Univ. Perugia, Italy

16:20 - 16:40 Tubers characterization of Cyperus rotundus (L.) Palla., evaluation and extraction of their essential oil properties' - Ana Neves, Bernardo Campino, Aida Duarte, A. Cristina Figueiredo, Artur Guerra Amaral

16:40 - 16:50 Weed control with compost: immediate and residual effect' - Luísa Coelho

16:50 - 17:10 The application an integrated weed management (IWM) in oregano crop. Evaluation of the system on the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the final products' - Eliza Gavrhiil , Anagnostopoulos C, Eleftherohorinos I. Tarantilis P, Knezevic S, Economou G

17:10 - 17:20 Propane Based flaming- Alternative Mean to Control Weed in Direct Seeded Onion (Allium cepa L.)' - Karam Igbariya, Zvi Peleg, Ran Nisim Lati

17:20 - 18:00 Discussion

18:00 - 18:30 Working Groups meeting (Room 1 and Room 2)

Tuesday 14th May -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

09:00 - 12:30 WORKSHOP ON PARASITIC PLANT MANAGEMENT UNDER MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE

(Prof. H. Eizenberg, Israel).

09:00 - 10:00 Parasitic weed Orobanchaceae- taxonomy, biology and world populations,       Y. Goldwasser

10:00 - 11:00 Parasitic weed Orobanchaceae- Chemical management and decision support systems - Hanan Eizenberg

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 - 11:40 Biology and management of Egyptian broomrape (Phelipanche aegyptiaca) in cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) - Amit Wallach, Hanan Eizenberg

11:40 - 12:00 New Image-Driven Methodologies for Early Broomrape Detection Parasitism - Ran Nisin Lati, 1 Filin S, Hanan Eizenberg

12:00 - 12:30 Cuscuta campestris (field dodder) biology and management under semi arid conditions - Y. Goldwasser

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 18:00 FIELD DAY

20:00 - 23:00 WORKSHOP DINNER

Wednesday 15th May ------------------------------------------------------------------------

SESSION 1 (Part III) - NON CHEMICAL WEED CONTROL IN CEREALS AND INVASIVE WEEDS 

Moderator - Prof. Artur Amaral, Polytechnic Institute Santarém, Portugal

08:30 - 09:00 A demographic role for hybridization in biological invasions - 'Mohsen B Mesgaran (Invited speaker)

09:00 - 09:20 Temperature-based prediction model for Ambrosia confertiflora development' - Omer Kapiluto, Hanan Eizenberg

09:20 - 09:40 Integrated Weed Management through Genetic Wheat Architecture Manipulations - Shlomi Aharon, Zvi Peleg, R. Ben David, Ran Nisim Lati

09:40 - 10:00 Influence of seasonal rainfall and different tillage systems on the total density of weeds and wheat yields in monoculture vs. rotation' - Maria Luisa Gandía, J.P. Monte, J.L. Tenorio, M. Ines Santín-Montayá

10:00 - 10:20 Modeling emergence of five California weedy rice accessions under various flooding and burial depths' - Liberty Galvin, Deniz Inci, Whitney Brim-DeForest, Mohsen Mesgaran, Kassim Al-Khatib

10:20 - 10:40 Resistance Risk Assessment for ALS Inhibiting Herbicides in Rice Weeds' - Isabel M Calha, Gonçalo Canha, Filipa Setas, Jorge Zambujo, Teresa Pereira, Capela R, Manuela Leitão, Manuel Luis Fernandes, Pedro Reis

10:40 - 10:50 Discussion

10:50 - 11:10 Coffee Break

SESSION 2 (Part I) - WEED CONTROL IN ARID AND SEMIARID CONDITIONS 

Moderator - Prof. Hanan Eizenberg, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Israel

11:10 - 11:30 The Role of Climate Change in Chemical Weed Management' - Dr. Maor Matzrafi

11:30 - 11:50 Factors affecting the infestation level of tomato by Phelipanche ramose - Ana Paula Nunes, Elsa Valério, Maria do Céu Godinho, Artur Amaral, José Cachado, Lourdes Almeida, Susete Matos, Manuela Leitão, Manuel Luís Fernandes, Isabel M. Calha, Pedro Reis

11:50 - 12:10 The interference of Lolium rigidum L. with malt barley under mediterranean conditions' - Dimitris Doulfi, P. Vahamidis, G. Economou

12:10 - 12:25 Discussion

12:25 - 13:30 Lunch

SESSION 2 (PART II) - WEED CONTROL IN ARID AND SEMIARID CONDITIONS 

Moderator - Prof. Ana Monteiro,University of Lisbon, Portugal

13:30 - 14:10 Illustrating the temporal and spatial distribution patterns of weeds: three case studies' - Lior Blank

14:10 - 14:30 Herbicide effect of different organic compounds to control Conyza bonariensis in vineyards' - Carlos Cabrera, Francisco Valencia-Gredilla, Aritz Royo-Esnal, Jordi Recasens 

14:30 - 14:50 Biodiversity of cover crops in vineyards: the influence of soil and climate in the Dão Region, Portugal' - Gonçalo Coelho, Pina A, Campos A, Santos S, Santos T, Lopes S, Rodrigues, Cristina Amaro da Costa

14:50 - 15:00 Discussion

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

SESSION 3 - HERBICIDE FATE IN ENVIRONMENT

Moderator - Prof. Jordi Recassens , University of Lerida, Spain

15:30 - 15:50 Predicting sulfosulfuron fate in soil using computer simulations' - Amit Paporish, Y. Laor, Baruch Rubin, Hanan Eizenberg

15:50 - 16:10 Modelling of microbial communities for degradation of phenyl urea herbicides in crop soils'  Kusum Dhakar, Raphy Zarecki, Hammam Ziadne,Shlomit Medina, Jackline Abu-Nassar, Radi Aly, Zeev Ronen, Hanan Eizenberg, Shiri Freilich

16:10 - 16:30 Evaluation of glyphosate (sa) in the viability of tubers sedge (Cyperus rotundus L. (Palla) in greenhouse and open air - Artur G Amaral, Renato Ferreira Costa; Isabel M Calha

16:30 - 16:50 Discussion

CLOSURE