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FEMS Microbiology Ecology Webinar on Sustainable Agriculture

20 May, 2021 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

This webinar explores sustainable agriculture by diving into the interactions between common crops and their microbiomes. Our speakers will demonstrate how modern sequencing techniques can reveal how plant microbiomes influence the postharvest pathogens and storability of crops, the root and soil rhizosphere, and plant performance. This knowledge on the soil and plant microbiota of various crops has applications in developing agricultural management practices for sustainable crop production.

Chair: Max Häggblom, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Speaker 1: Gabriele Berg, Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

Speaker 2: Rodrigo Mendes, Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology, Embrapa Environment, Jaguariúna SP, Brazil

Speaker 3: Doreen Babin, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) – Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics, Braunschweig, Germany