Weed management in arid and semi-arid climate and
Weed management systems in vegetables
4 – 8 September 2011 – Huesca, Spain

Provisional programme

(The Organization reserves the right to modify this Program
depending on the effective participation and other circumstances)

Sunday 4th  September

18:30    Registration at the ABBA Hotel in Huesca

19:30    Welcome drink at the ABBA Hotel and dinner on your own

 

Monday 5th September

07:45    Bus departure to EPS (venue of Workshop) from “Estación Intermodal” of Huesca (5 minutes walking from ABBA Hotel)

08:00    Registration at EPS (Polytechnic School of Huesca)

08:30    Opening Address: Prof. B. Rubin, Dr. E. Pannacci, Coordinators of Working Groups and Scientific Organizers.

09:00    Keynote address:
(1) Restrictions on herbicide use in the European Union. Andreu Taberner, University of Lleida and Plant Protection Center.

Session 1 - Weed biology, ecology and modelling – Chair S. Vrbnicanin, C. Zaragoza

09:30    (2) Corn yield components as influenced by the competitive weed species and the time of their emergence. Ilias S. Travlos  and Garifalia Economou

09:50    (3) Effect of soil burial depth on seedling emergence of Amaranthus retroflexus. A. Taab, M. Mottaghi Shahir;

10:10    (4) Seedling emergence of Amaranthus blitoides affected by soil burial depth. A. Taab, M. Akbari, S. Anbari

10:30    Coffee break

11:00    (5) Spread of weed seeds by cattle manure- is there a danger of infesting farmers' fields with weeds? Y. Goldwasser, J. Miron, M. Sibony, P. Sorek, E. Yosef and B. Rubin

11:20    (6) Persistence of main weeds in dryland cereals despite of high predation by harvester ants (Messor barbarus L.). V. Atanackovic, B. Baraibar and P.R. Westerman

11:40    (7) Competitive evaluation of corn and pigweed at different density and planting pattern of corn. Kamal Sadat Asylan

12:00    (8) Assessing arable plant richness during 3 years in no-till and till fields. J. Torra, A. Juarez, A. Royo Esnal, X. O. Solé, J. A. Conesa and J. Recasens

12:20    Discussion

12:40    Lunch


14:30    Poster Session 1 (see Posters at the end). Session organizer: H. Eizenberg, J. Torra

16:30    Coffee break

17:00    Round table: Present situation of weed science in Mediterranean climate areas (B. Rubin, E. Pannacci, J. Recasens, A. Uludag)

19:00    Bus departure to “Estación Intermodal” of Huesca

20:00    Dinner on your own

 

Tuesday 6th September 2011

08:15    Bus departure to EPS from “Estación Intermodal”

08:30    Registration

09:00    Keynote address:
(9) Evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds in the Mediterranean region – causes, mechanisms and management. Baruch Rubin

Session 2 - Herbicide resistance and integrated weed management in arid and semi arid farming systems: dry-land crops and irrigated crops – Chair S. Knezevic, A. Taberner

09:30    (10) Multiple herbicide resistance in ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) in Israel. M. Matzrafi and B. Rubin

09:50    (11) Successful establishment of alfalfa through the selection of weed competitive cultivars and early herbicide application. I. S. Travlos and G. Economou

10:10    (12) Effect of deficit irrigation practice on the weed flora in corn (Zea mays L.). V. E. Kotoulas, I. S. Travlos, D. Voloudakis and G. Economou

10:30    Coffee break

11:00    (13) Effects of long term irrigation with reclaimed wastewater on the efficacy and fate of ALS inhibiting herbicides in the soil. G. Dvorkin, M. Manor, M. Sibony, B. Chefetz and B. Rubin

11:20    (14) Changes on plant assemblages in dryland landscape depending on irrigation gradients. X. Solé-Senan, A. Juarez, J. A. Conesa, A. Royo-Esnal, J. Torra, J. Recasens

11:40    (15) Weed control with flaming and cultivation in corn. S. Knezevic, A. Datta, S. Stepanovic, C.Bruening, B.Neilson,  and G.Gogos

12:00    Discussion

12:30    Lunch

15:00    Poster Session 2. Session organizer: J.M. Urbano

16:00    Coffee break

16:30    Meeting of working group “Weed management in arid and semi-arid climate”

17:30    Meeting of working group “Weed management systems in vegetables”

18:30    Bus departure to “Estación Intermodal” of Huesca

20:00    Dinner on your own

 

Wednesday 7th September 2011

08:45   Bus departure to EPS from “Estación Intermodal” of Huesca

09:00    Keynote address:
(16) Integrated weed management systems in vegetables in the Mediterranean area. E. Pannacci and F. Tei

Session 3 - Integrated weed management in vegetables and other minor crops – Chair G. Economou, A. Cirujeda

09:30    (17) Application of residual herbicide by mechanical soil incorporation in drip irrigated crops. Y. Kleifeld and the "Netafim" Agriculture Department team

09:50    (18) Applying herbicide by chemigation via low flow drip irrigation. Y. Kleifeld and the "Netafim" Agriculture Department Team

10:10    (19) Purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus L.) can be controlled by paper mulch in tomato crop. A. Cirujeda, J. Aibar, C. Zaragoza

10:30    Coffee break

11:00    (20) Weed control in carrots in California. Brian Marsh

11:20    (21) Allelopathic potential of 16  flax varieties against burclover (Medicago polymorpha L.) weed. Hozayn M.,Amany A. Abd El-Monem, El-Harrery D.M. and Abd  Lateef E.M.

11:40    Discussion

12:00    Poster Session 3. Session organizer: E. Pannacci, J. Aibar

13:00    Lunch

14:30    Field excursion (extensive vegetable production area). Organizers: J. Aibar, C. Zaragoza, S. Fernández-Cavada.

20:30    Farewell dinner (Restaurant La Confianza. Downtown Huesca).

 

Thursday 8th September 2011

09:00    Keynote address:
(22) Eye on Earth: A citizen science tool for invasive alien species invasions. A. Uludag, M. Bruun

Session 4 - Invasive and parasitic weeds- Chair S. V. Eslami, S. Fernández-Cavada

09:30    (23) Effect of climate change on alien plants invasions and weed control. Uludag A., Uremis I. Zengin H.

09:50    (24) A time thermal model for predicting the parasitism of Orobanche cumana in sunflower- five years of field validation. H. Eizenberg, .J. Hershenhorn, G. Achdari, and J. E. Ephrath.

10:10    (25) Effect of environmental factors on seed germination and seedling emergence of invasive Ceratocarpus arenarius. V. Eslami, E. Ebrahimi, M. Jami-Al-Ahmadi, S. Mahmoodi

10:30    Coffee break

11:00    (26) How does irrigation management influence on alien species assemblages? A. Juarez, X. O. Solé, J. A. Conesa

11:20    (27) The trends of biological control of weeds. Mahadeo Gorain

11:40    Discussion

12:00    Poster Session 4. Session organizer: M.A. Turk, J. Aibar

12:45    Plans for the future and concluding remarks

13:30    Lunch

 

List of Posters

Poster Session 1 - Weed biology, ecology and modelling

Poster Session 2 - Herbicide resistance and integrated weed management in arid and semi arid farming systems: dry-land crops and irrigated crops

Poster Session 3 - Integrated weed management in vegetables and other minor crops

Poster Session 4 - Invasive and parasitic weeds

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