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INNOHORT 2015 - Innovation in Integrated & Organic Horticulture


Invited Speakers

Alberto Dorigoni

Alberto Dorigoni is a researcher at the Fondazione E. Mach (F.E.M.; Italy) from 1988.

His main research is carried out in the 2 experiment farms of F.E.M. in the Trentino Province. The focus of his trials in the last decade is on developing a more sustainable orchard system, by changing tree architecture and replacing the use of chemicals with mechanical and physical tools. In the last years he presented all over the main fruit-growing areas around the world his vision of a modern fruit-wall system that reduces input of both chemicals and labour. He invented and patented in 2012 the “window pruning machine”, a device that operates in 3 dimensions, designed for reducing labour of winter pruning in modern plantings.

Françoise Lescourret

Françoise Lescourret is a modeler in agro-ecology, in the area of horticulture.
She is a senior scientist at INRA Paca, Unit "Plants and Cropping Systems in Horticulture". She has worked mainly and jointly on the dynamics of fruit quality
traits and on fruit-plant-pest interactions controlled by crop management. Her purpose is to contribute to
the model-based design of ecological horticultural cropping systems. She turns to the study of multiple
agroecosystem services and their management.

Christine Poncet

Christine Poncet, associate Director of Sophia Agrobiotech Institute (ISA).

She is a plant pathologist and, since 1992, she has expanded her activities into innovative IPM strategies in the greenhouse agroecosystem. Her research concerns direct and indirect plant-pest-natural enemies interactions involved in biological control.  Her purpose is to provide practical IPM solutions using ecological engineering and both modeling and technological tools for pest forecasting, monitoring and control.

Sylvaine Simon

Sylvaine Simon is an agronomist and has worked for over 20 years on Integrated Fruit Production and Organic Farming in orchards at the INRA experimental station of Gotheron (Middle Rhone Valley, South-East France).

Her focus is  the orchard arthropod community and pest control. Her purpose is to design and experiment orchard systems combining plant-mediated and natural enemies-mediated actions to control pests and decrease pesticide use in fruit production