Session themes

  • Diseases in Argentina and the Americas: current status, future threats and success stories
  • Diagnostics and disease detection
  • Disease resistance and germplasm screening
  • Integrated disease management
  • Economic impact of diseases
  • Understanding diseases: host pathogen interaction and pathogen variability
  • New and emerging threats: country reports, climate change and Biosecurity

Language

The Workshop will be conducted in English.

Workshop format

The scientific program will comprise workshop sessions with either oral or poster presentations. During the course of the workshop, there will be a two-day field tour focused on sugarcane diseases in commercial fields in Ledesma, Seaboard, and Río Grande Sugar Mills, as well as in Experiment Stations INTA-Yuto and Chacra. During field visits, delegates will have the opportunity to observe major/prevailing diseases such as red stripe, smut, mosaic, RSD, leaf scald, and brown rust. Proceedings with the abstracts of oral presentations and posters will be distributed to participants at the Workshop and uploaded on the ISSCT website.
Abstracts of all contributions (oral and poster) must be received by 31 August 2021.

Preliminary program

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Sunday December 12 – evening
Registration and Welcome Cocktail
Monday December 13
Workshop sessions including 20 minute presentations and discussions. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch included
Tuesday December 14 – Field tour day 1
Morning departure from Salta for a 2-day field visit to sugarcane growing areas.
Visit Río Grande, Ledesma, and INTA Yuto for field observations of common diseases and visit to facilities.
Overnight in Ledesma.
Workshop dinner.
Wednesday December 15 – Field tour day 2
Departure Ledesma.
Visit Seaboard Sugar Mill for field disease observation. Visit Chacra for tour of facilities, breeding program and diseases.
Return to Salta.
Thursday December 16
Workshop sessions including 20 minute presentations and discussions.
Poster presentations and country reports.
Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch included.
Workshop farewell dinner
Friday December 17
Workshop sessions including 20 minute presentations and discussions.
Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch included.
Summary and wrap up of discussions.
Close of program and farewell.

Venue

The Workshop sessions will be held in the FUNDACIÓN COPAIPA venue in downtown Salta city. A list of nearby recommended hotels for the stay in Salta will be provided in future announcements and in the workshop website. A two day field tour will take place to visit sugarcane fields in Jujuy and Salta, including an overnight stay in Libertador General San Martín (Jujuy). A list of nearby recommended hotels for one night stay in Jujuy will also be provided in future announcements and in the workshop website. Delegates will be invited to book the accommodations directly with the Hotels. Workshop rates will provided for delegates.