New solutions for a better and sustainable agriculture

World population is constantly increasing, and more food is needed to supply all people. The search for better, cheaper, and more environmental-friendly alternative processes for increase food production or to solve specific agricultural problems is of utter importance and constitutes a major challenge. Such alternatives should, desirably, replace non-green or unsustainable practices, such as the intensive use of agrochemicals in field fertilization (chemical fertilization) or in the fight against phytopathogens (use of pesticides). In this session, participants are encouraged to submit new developments related with greener alternatives solutions, such as those related with the production of biofertilizers, biostimulants or biocontrol, for being used in the 21st century agriculture.

Convener:          

Dr Helena Soares, University of Porto, Portugal (email: hsoares@fe.up.pt)