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TUESDAY, 8th February

8,30-9,30h.      Documentation handover at the Encounter Technical Secretary’s office

Encounter Moderator: Mr. Joan Benlloch, Phytoma-España
9,30-9,50h.    INAUGURATION chaired by Ms Maritina Hernández, Regional Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Accompanied by Mr. Juan F. Juliá, Rector of Valencia Polytechnic University and Mr. Gonzalo Iranzo Pous, Director of Phytoma-Spain Publishing.

9,50-10,45h.    INAUGURAL SPEECHES
Red Palm Weevil: description, behaviour and damage.
Ms. Antonia Soto. Mediterranean Agroforestry Institute. Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Red Palm Weevil: biological cycle and economic importance.
Mr. Josep A. Jacas. Universitat Jaume I. Associated Agricultural Entomology Unit UJI-IVIA. Castelló de la Plana.

ROUND TABLE “Biology and Importance of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus”
Moderator: Ms. Rosa Pilar Martín Suárez.
Members: Ms. Antonia Soto and Mr. Josep A. Jacas.

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DETECTION AND MONITORING.
RESEARCH AND APPLICATION IN CONTROL STRATEGIES AND
TECHNIQUES FOR RHYNCHOPHORUS FERRUGINEUS


Brief introduction to current strategies and techniques for control of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.
Ms. Antonia Soto. Mediterranean Agroforestry Institute. Polytechnic University of Valencia.

10,45-11,00h.     Acoustic detection of Red Palm Weevil by wireless sensor networks.
Mr. Antonio Martí Campoy. Department of Information Technology and Systems. ITACA Institute. Polytechnic University of Valencia, UPV.
11,00-11,30h.     Coffee
11,30-11,50h.     Influence of chromatic attraction in the prospection and massive capture of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.
Mr. Juan Antonio Ávalos. Mediterranean Agroforestry Institute. Polytechnic University of Valencia.
11,50-12,10h.     Application of semiochemicals in management of Design and development of a new adult capture trap.
Ms. Cristina Alfaro Cañamás. Centro de Ecología Química Agrícola, CEQA-IAM. Polytechnic University of Valencia.
12,10-12,30h.     *Innovative biorational solutions to combat Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.
Dr. Shakir Al-Zaidi. Head of Research & Development. Russell IPM Ltd. UK.
12,30-12,50h.     Chemical control of R. ferrugineus. Efficiency trials on Canary palm. 
Ms. Elena Llácer. Valencian Agricultural Research institute, IVIA. Associated Agricultural Entomology Unit UJI-IVIA. Moncada. Valencia.
12,50-13,10h.     *RYNCHOTRAK - new system from CHEMINOVA AGRO consisting of a trap with pheromone diffuser for monitoring Red Palm Weevil populations.
Mr. Pedro J. Espinosa. CHEMINOVA AGRO Marketing Department.
13,10-13,30h.     *Vegetal endotherapy: six years of struggle against Red Palm Weevil.
Mr. Joan Manel Barroso Martínez. Crop Science Engineer.  *Vegetal ENDOtherapy.
13,30-13,50h.     Persistence study on the insecticide effect of thiamethoxam in preventive endotherapeutic treatments against Red Weevil in adult palms.
Ms. Susi Gómez. Head of Integrated Control Laboratory. Phoenix Station. Elche. Alicante.
13,50-14,10h.     *TECNOVERD SL: Effective Integrated Control for Red Weevil by Endotherapy, ARBOPROF® system. 
Mr. Antonio García Sánchez. Director, TECNOVERD SL.

 

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16,00-16,30h. 1st ROUND TABLE on “Detection and Monitoring. Research and application in control strategies and techniques for Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.”
Moderator: Ms. Antonia Soto.
Members: Mr. Antonio Martí Campoy, Mr. Juan Antonio Ávalos, Ms. Cristina Alfaro Cañamás, Ms. Elena Llácer and Ms. Susi Gómez.

16,30-16,50h.     Potential of entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents against Red Palm Weevil.
Mr. Cándido Santiago-Álvarez. Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and Resources. ETSIAM. University of Cordoba.
16,50-17,10h.     *BOTANIGARD SC (Beauveria bassiana strain GHA): commercial bioinsecticide. Red Palm Weevil control applications.
Mr. Thomas Martínez Saldumbide. Biopesticide Product Manager. Futureco Bioscience SL.

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17,10-17,30h.     Development of a biological control tool for sustainable management of red weevil.
Ms. Berenice Güerri Agulló. Researcher at University of Alicante, IMEM Ramón Margalef.
17,30-17,50h.     Effectiveness of the entomopathogenic nematodes for control of R. ferrugineus.
Mr. Oscar Dembilio. Valencian Agricultural Research institute, IVIA. Associated Agricultural Entomology Unit UJI-IVIA. Moncada. Valencia.
17,50-18,10h.     *Efficacy of entomopathic nematodes in a chiotosan solution for Red Palm Weevil control. Scientific trials and practical cases.
Mr. Alejandro Martínez Peña. Director of IDEBIO SL.

18,10-18,30h.     Break

18,30-18,50h.     Control of red weevil, combined strategy of entomopathogenic nematodes and phytosanitary products.
Mr. Gervasio V. Tapia Pérez. Pest Control Unit. IFAPA Centre La Mojonera. Almería.
18,50-19,10h.     *Confidor-Ynject. New low-pressure trunk injection device.
Mr. Jesús Cadahía Fernández. Agricultural Engineer. Green Business Manager Iberia. Bayer Environmental Science.
19,10-19,30h.     *PALMANEM: The biological solution for Red Palm Weevil control.
Mr. José Miguel Fernández Tapia. Microbiological Product Manager of Koppert España.
19,30-20,00h.     Results of experiments in tree surgery for red weevil control in infested Phoenix canariensis. Situation, expansion and control of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Italy.
Ms. Gabriella Lo Verde. Dip. SENFIMIZO. Sez. Entomology, Acarology and Zoology. Palermo. Sicily.
WEDNESDAY, 9th February

9,30-9,50h.     Enhanced integrated strategy to eradicate red palm weevil.
Mr. Michel Ferry. Scientific Director of Phoenix Station. Elche. Alicante. Researcher with INRA, French National Agricultural Research Institute.
9,50-10,10h.     *RYNCHONEX® SYSTEM - the biological solution for detection, monitoring and massive capture of Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus).
Mr. Francisco Martínez Campillo. Director General of SANIDAD AGRÍCOLA ECONEX, S.L.
10,10-10,30h. *FERTINYECT: Global Palm Protection and Recovery Solutions for Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.
Mr. Juan Jesús Barbado Montero. Agricultural Engineer. Fertinyect SL

10,30-11,30h. 2nd ROUND TABLE “Research and application in control strategies and techniques for Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.”
Moderator: Ms. Rosa Pilar Martín Suárez
Members: Mr. Cándido Santiago-Álvarez, Ms.  Berenice Güerri Agulló, Mr. Oscar Dembilio, Mr. Gervasio V. Tapia Pérez, Ms. Gabriella Lo Verde and Mr. Michel Ferry.

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16,30-16,50h.     Potential of entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents against Red Palm Weevil.
Mr. Cándido Santiago-Álvarez. Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and Resources. ETSIAM. University of Cordoba.
16,50-17,10h.     *BOTANIGARD SC (Beauveria bassiana strain GHA): commercial bioinsecticide. Red Palm Weevil control applications.
Mr. Thomas Martínez Saldumbide. Biopesticide Product Manager. Futureco Bioscience SL.
17,10-17,30h.     Development of a biological control tool for sustainable management of red weevil.
Ms. Berenice Güerri Agulló. Researcher at University of Alicante, IMEM Ramón Margalef.
17,30-17,50h.     Effectiveness of the entomopathogenic nematodes for control of R. ferrugineus.
Mr. Oscar Dembilio. Valencian Agricultural Research institute, IVIA. Associated Agricultural Entomology Unit UJI-IVIA. Moncada. Valencia.
17,50-18,10h.     *Efficacy of entomopathic nematodes in a chiotosan solution for Red Palm Weevil control. Scientific trials and practical cases.
Mr. Alejandro Martínez Peña. Director of IDEBIO SL.

18,10-18,30h.     Break

18,30-18,50h.     Control of red weevil, combined strategy of entomopathogenic nematodes and phytosanitary products.
Mr. Gervasio V. Tapia Pérez. Pest Control Unit. IFAPA Centre La Mojonera. Almería.
18,50-19,10h.     *Confidor-Ynject. New low-pressure trunk injection device.
Mr. Jesús Cadahía Fernández. Agricultural Engineer. Green Business Manager Iberia. Bayer Environmental Science.
19,10-19,30h.     *PALMANEM: The biological solution for Red Palm Weevil control.
Mr. José Miguel Fernández Tapia. Microbiological Product Manager of Koppert España.
19,30-20,00h.     Results of experiments in tree surgery for red weevil control in infested Phoenix canariensis. Situation, expansion and control of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Italy.
Ms. Gabriella Lo Verde. Dip. SENFIMIZO. Sez. Entomology, Acarology and Zoology. Palermo. Sicily.

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11,30-12,00h. Café


▀MARCO LEGAL DE LA SANIDAD EN PARQUES Y JARDINES: SITUACIÓN DE LA PLAGA A NIVEL EUROPEO Y PLANES DE ACTUACIÓN EN ESPAÑA

12,00-12,20h. Evolución del picudo rojo de las palmeras en la Unión Europea y normativa reguladora.
D. José María Cobos Suárez. Subdirector General Adjunto. Subdirección General de Sanidad de la Producción Primaria. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Medio Rural y Marino. Madrid.

12,20-12,40h. Perspectivas con la entrada en vigor de la nueva directiva de usos sostenible de los plaguicidas en Parques y Jardines. Plagas de Cuarentena: medidas de prevención ante la globalización en la comercialización de las plantas.
D. Jordi Giné. Jefe del Servicio de Sanidad Vegetal de Cataluña. Departament d'Agricultura, Alimentació i Acció Rural. Barcelona

12,40-12,55h. Los productores de palmeras frente al Picudo rojo.
D. Miguel Agulló. Vicepresidente de VAME, Asociación de Empresas Productoras de Plantas Viveros de la Provincia de Alicante.

12,55-13,05h. Tenemos que ganar la batalla al “Picudo”. El sector de flores y plantas de FEPEX considera que es posible.
D. Vicente Peris. Presidente del Comité de Flores y Plantas de FEPEX, Federación Española de Asociaciones de Productores Exportadores de Frutas, Hortalizas, Flores y Plantas Vivas.

13,05-13,20h. La necesidad de Formar Técnicos y Profesionales de la Sanidad para el mantenimiento de los Espacios Verdes.
Dª Trini Plaza. Responsable de Campañas e Información Fitosanitaria del Servicio de Sanidad Vegetal de Cataluña.

13,20-13,40h. MESA REDONDA sobre “El Marco Legal”
Moderador: D. Fernando García-Marí. Instituto Agroforestal Mediterráneo. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
Componentes: D. José María Cobos Suárez, D. Jordi Giné, D. Miguel Agulló, D. Vicente Peris y Dª Trini Plaza.

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ACTION PLANS

13,40-14,00h.     Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in the Valencian Region.
Ms. María del Pino Baraja Bou. Head of Phytosanitary Inspection Service. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
14,00-14,20h.     Action Plan for Red Weevil Control in Catalonia.
Mr. Jordi Giné. Head of Catalonian Vegetal Health Service. Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Actions. Barcelona.
14,20-14,40h. Control and Eradication Plan in the Canary Isles.
Ms. Rosa Pilar Martín Suárez. Canary Islands Government Vegetal Health Service. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
14,40-15,00h. Video showing “The palm weevil ferruginous” directed by Mr. Jose Manuel Llorens for the Andalusian board and produced by Heliwescam.

15,00-16,00h. CLOSING COCKTAIL PARTY

PRACTICAL CONTROL EXPERIMENTS

16,00-16,20h.     Local Action Plan to coordinate the containment, control and management activities for red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, in the municipal area of Valencia.
Mr. Santiago Uribarrena. Urban Tree Studies and Planning Technical Section. Gardening Service. Valencia Local Authority.
16,20-16,40h.     *Application of Integrated Biological control against Red Palm Weevil in Historical Gardens: Carmen de los Mártires (Granada).
Ms. Yolanda de la Rosa, ITForestal CESPA; Mr. Jorge Hernández, Biologist from R+D Department ,  Biobest Sistemas Biológicos SL; and Mr. Carlos Cerdán, Technician from Projardín.
16,40-17,00h.     Municipal control of Red Palm Weevil.
Mr. Sergio Paz  Compañ.  Environment Councillor, Sagunto Local Authority (September 2008 - February 2010).
17,00-17,30h. ROUND TABLE on “Plans of Action and Practical Experiments”
Moderator: Mr. Ferran García-Marí.
Members: Ms. María del Pino Baraja Bou, Mr. Jordi Giné,  Ms. Rosa Pilar Martín Suárez, Mr. Santiago Uribarrena and Mr. Sergio Paz  Compañ.

17,30h.     CLOSING CEREMONY of the Encounter chaired by Mr. Manuel Láinez, Director General of Agroalimentary Research at the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
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