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EWRN Workshop: Global experts unite to tackle wireworm challenges in potato production

The European Wireworm Research Network (EWRN) is set to host an important workshop dedicated to combating wireworm infestations in potato crops. The event, scheduled for July 7th, will be held at the Scandic Fornebu Hotel in Oslo, Norway.

Program Highlights

Keynote Presentations:

  1. Romans Voors (Europatat, Belgium): “Managing Wireworms in Potatoes: Understanding the Problem and Solutions”
  2. Katharina Wechselberger (AGES, Austria): “Wireworms in Austria: Challenges for Farmers, Producers, and Researchers”
  3. Sylvain Poggi (INRAE, France): “Using Models to Assess Wireworm Infestation Risks”

Country-Based Updates:

Experts from Norway, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Spain, and France will share recent research findings and updates on wireworm management strategies.

Scientific Poster Presentations:

  • Development of ATTRACAP®: A novel biological control.
  • Research on wireworm movement through soil in Canada.

Break-out Sessions:

Participants will engage in group discussions to share insights and develop collaborative solutions.

This workshop promises to be a pivotal event for researchers, farmers, and industry professionals committed to mitigating the impact of wireworms on potato production.

For more details, visit the European Wireworm Research Network program page.

Image: Credit EWRN

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