Invited Speakers

Plenary Speaker

Kathy Ophel-Keller

Dr. Kathy Ophel-Keller

Research Chief, Sustainable Systems Division - South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Adelaide
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-ophel-keller-6453767b

Future of soilborne disease management – what was done before to where to in the future?


Keynote Speakers

Mark Mazzola

Dr. Mark Mazzola

Research Plant Pathologist, USDA, Washington, USA
https://www.ars.usda.gov/pacific-west-area/wenatchee-wa/physiology-and-pathology-of-tree-fruits-research/people/mark-mazzola/

Development and application of biologically-based methods to control soilborne diseases


Rodrigo Mendes

Dr. Rodrigo Mendes

Deputy Head of Research and Development, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa Environment, Jaguariuna, Brazil
https://www.embrapa.br/equipe/-/empregado/349701/rodrigo-mendes

Rhizosphere interactions for disease suppression and biocontrol


Maria del Mar Jimenez Gasco

Dr. Maria del Mar Jimenez Gasco

Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State University, USA
http://plantpath.psu.edu/directory/mxj22

Diversity, genetics and ecology: Verticillium dahliae a case study


Bob Stedtfeld

Dr. Bob Stedtfeld

Research Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=n4hDsOYAAAAJ&hl=en

New techniques for quantitative and qualitative diagnostics of pathogens


Inca Pierce

Inca Pierce

CEO, Vine Health Australia, South Australia
http://www.vinehealth.com.au/about-us/staff/

On-farm biosecurity: new pathogens and quarantine in borderless world


Dominic Cavallaro

Mr. Dominic Cavallaro

Technical Manager, Stoller Australia
http://stoller.com.au/

Case studies of successful soilborne disease management by alternative methods