Way Forward in Organic Plant Health Care Strategies

17 Nov
— 18 Nov
Online
17 Nov
— 18 Nov
Online

Climate crisis, biodiversity crisis.. it is becoming ever more evident that practices harming the environment need to be transformed urgently. In terms of food production and plant health care strategies more specifically, organic farming has established an approach that continuously strives to optimise interactions with ecosystems and biodiversity.

The copper minimisation conferences in the past focussed on approaches surrounding fungal control in those crops, where copper is used. With a new and broader theme, our conference will still have copper minimisation in plant protection and reporting of the German copper monitoring as a fixture, but it now includes the full scope of organic plant health care strategies, with a focus on innovative approaches and new knowledge paired with discussions on related societal and political narratives.

So please save these dates for our two-day conference:

Thursday, 17.11.2022: Copper Minimisation in plant protection
Friday, 18.11.2022: Organic plant health care strategies and biodiversity

The conference will take place online and is free of charge.
To attend, register by 15 November 2022 at the following link: https://boelw-organic.streavent.de/register

Programme

17 Nov
10:00
Arrival
10:15
Welcome
Stefan Kühne (JKI)
Amélie Steu (IFOAM Organics Europe)
Kevin Smith-Weißmann (BÖLW)
10:30
Re-evaluation of copper
N.N. competent authority
10:50
EFSA Statement on Transition Metals
Silvia Pieper (UBA)
11:10
Copper Risk Assessment
Matthias Weidenauer (EU Copper Task Force)
11:30
Short break
11:35
Questions and Discussion: Copper Re-evaluation under current political conditions
N.N. competent authority
Silvia Pieper (UBA)
Matthias Weidenauer (EU Copper Task Force)
11:55
Sum-Up
Moderator
12:00
Lunch break
13:00
Copper Monitoring in Germany
Fruit: Jutta Kienzle (FÖKO)
Wine: Hannecke Schönhals (Ecovin)
Potatoes: Dr.Stephanie Fischinger (Bioland)
Vegetables: Dr. Wolfgang Patzwahl (Naturland)
Hop: Dr. Florian Weihrauch (LfL Bayern)
13:35
Copper reduction roadmaps: strategies developed in RELACS
Dr. Annegret Schmidtt (JKI)
Dr. Lucius Tamm (FiBL)
13:50
Cluster project VITIFIT: Current results on copper reduction from vineyard and greenhouse trials
Ottmar Baus (HS Geisenheim)
Dr. Stefan Schwab (Uni Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Prof. Dr. Beate Berkelmann-Löhnertz (HS Geisenheim)
14:10
DNA metabarcoding for comparative analyses of copper effects on the grapevine phyllosphere mycobiome in organic viticulture
Yannick Ditton (JKI)
14:25
Short break
14:30
Novochizol copper minimisation trials: progress report
Yvan Loroch (Novochizol)
14:45
Possibilities of copper reduction with the patented combination of copper with formulated Potassiumhydrogencarbonate (Armicarb, Kumar, Karma)
Dr. Herbert Welte (Certis Belchim B.V.)
15:00
Strategies for Copper Reduction
Dr. Patrick Schwinges (RWTH Aachen)
15:15
Rhaponil – an organic spray-additive for improved efficacy of contact fungides against downy mildew
Dr. Stephan Reimann (Belchim Crop Protection)
Dr. Christian Moser (Novaprot)
15:30
Questions and Discussion
Moderator
15:50
Wrap up and outlook day two
Stefan Kühne (JKI)
Amélie Steu (IFOAM Organics Europe)
Kevin Smith-Weißmann (BÖLW)
16:00
16:30
Networking (online)
18 Nov
09:30
Introduction
Stefan Kühne (JKI)
Amélie Steu (IFOAM Organics Europe)
Kevin Smith-Weißmann (BÖLW)
09:45
Evolution of organic plant health care strategies - Example Arable Crops - Example Wine
Kevin Smith-Weißmann (BÖLW)
Simon Tewes (Bioland)
Katrin Filsinger (Ecovin)
10:15
Potential to enhance biodiversity in commercial organic apple orchards
Jutta Kienzle
Gulmira Esenova
Heinrich Maisel (University of Hohenheim)
Bastian Benduhn (OEON e.V.)
10:30
Experience with Bioland standards for measures for the enhancement of biodiversity
Maike Prehm (Bioland)
Katharina Schertler (Bioland)
10:45
Questions and Discussion
Moderator
11:00
Short break
11:10
Workshop sessions
12:25
Break
13:10
Welcome back
Moderator
13:15
Presentation Workshop-Results
Amélie Steu (IFOAM Organics Europe)
Stefan Kühne (JKI)
Kevin Smith-Weißmann (BÖLW)
Friedhelm von Mering (BÖLW)
Jutta Kienzle (FÖKO)
13:40
Short break
13:45
Panel discussion: Organic plant health care strategies and their role in biodiversity conservation and the SUR
Marian Blom (IFOAM Organics Europe, Board)
Sarah Wiener (MEP)
Karl Kempkens (BMEL)
Helmut Burtscher-Schaden (Global2000)
15:00
Wrap-Up and official Good-Bye
Stefan Kühne (JKI)
Amélie Steu (IFOAM Organics Europe)
Kevin Smith-Weißmann (BÖLW)
15:15
15:45
Networking (online
 
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