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EuroBlight workshop 2022

May 09, 2022 - May 12, 2022
Continues as Scheduled
In person and online
This workshop, to be held in Switzerland, is organised by EuroBlight - a potato late blight network for Europe and will take place from 9-12 May 2022 at Monte Verità, Ascona.

The local host is Agroscope, the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research. The plenary sessions will be broadcasted.

The main objective of the workshop is to present and discuss recent results on integrated control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) and early blight (Alternaria spp.).

Specific themes will be:
  • Fungicide resistance avoidance strategies and use of alternative products to control late blight and early blight
  • Exploiting knowledge of the host, the pathogens and the interactions for improved control strategies and DSSs
  • Precision agriculture - success stories and how to break barriers
  • Global issues - how can a global view of pathogen information help the individual farmer?
After lunch on day 2, presentations and discussions will continue in 4 subgroups:
  • Potato late blight monitoring
  • DSSs and host resistance
  • Alternaria
  • Fungicides and alternatives
Subgroup meetings are held during the workshops to organise harmonised protocols and co-ordinate and integrate research. We will also follow up on the EuroBlight statement including recommendations from the 2021 virtual workshop.

Conference program

Monday 9 May: 18.00 registration opens, get-together with light meal 19.00 -21.00. It will be possible to arrange side meetings during the day as required.

Tuesday 10 May: Plenary sessions and poster session. Local tour and dinner at a local restaurant (broadcasted).

Wednesday 11 May: Plenary sessions, poster session and discussions in subgroups. Conference dinner at Monte Verità (plenary session broadcasted).

Thursday 12 May: Wrap up from subgroup meetings and discussions in plenum.


Due to the covid-19 situation, the in-person meeting is limited to 80 people. After initial registration on the EuroBlight website, you will be informed whether you have been allocated an in-person or virtual place by February 10, 2022.

Registration process step-by-step:
  • Register your interest for the in-person or Zoom meeting and submit your title, abstract, and preference for oral and/or poster presentation by January 15th.
  • You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your initial registration.
  • The organisers will evaluate the registrations.
  • By February 10, your in-person or virtual place and oral/poster presentation will be confirmed by email.
  • Those selected for in-person attendance will receive a link to register at the venue.

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You must pay for your own travel to Monte Verità and accommodation.

By February 10 you will receive a link to register for the in-person conference and information about how to book your hotel room including a discount code.

We will pay for all meals, coffee, meeting facilities, conference dinner, and the mid-conference excursion.

Accompanying people cannot attend the workshop due to the Corona situation and due to limited number of participants.

Maximum numbers of participants: 80

In the case of over-registration, the organizing committee will review participation based on active contributions. This decision will be announced no later than the 10th of February.

Upload of abstract

During registration you will be asked to upload an abstract of your proposal for an oral or poster presentation. The scientific committee will decide on the programme and announce no later than 1 February 2022, whether your abstract was designated as an oral or poster presentation.

After this announcement you will have the opportunity to upload a final version of your abstract, which will be made available on the EuroBlight website.

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Organising committee
  • Jens G. Hansen, Aarhus University (DK) (web master, scientific programme).
  • Alison Lees, The James Hutton Institute (UK) (scientific programme)
  • Geert Kessel, Wageningen University (NL) (sponsors)
  • Karen Sullam & Tomke Musa, Agroscope (local host)