The on-Line sessions (see On-line Program tab) will hold extra short lectures and oral communications. Participants will be able to interact via the web.

July 18, 2022 8:00 am - 9:00 am


July 18, 2022 9:00 am - 11:10 am

Opening session: Sustainable Agriculture

9:00-9:30Opening ceremony
9:30-10:30Opening (plenary) lecture
Dr Alexander Schätz, R&D Leader (Formulations) in Syngenta SA (Switzerland)
Sustainability in Agrochemical Product Design - beyond active ingredients
10:30-11:00MAC Projects Presentation session

July 18, 2022 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break

July 18, 2022 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Precision Agriculture

11:30-12:10 Invited short lecture
Prof. José Enrique Fernández Luque, IRNAS-CSIC (Sevilla, España)
Approaches to meet the coming challenges in irrigation
12:10-12:45 Invited short lecture
Prof. José Francisco López, IUMA-ULPGC (Gran Canaria, Spain)
Technology carriers for precision agriculture: a practical view with pros and cons
12:45-13:20 Invited short lecture
Dr. Nuria de Diego, Palacky University (Olomuc, Czech Republic)
Accelerating stress tolerance studies using biological translation from model plants to crops

July 18, 2022 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sustainable and Precision Agriculture

15:00-15:45 Round table: Agro and Food Sustainability
15:45-16:20 Invited short lecture
Prof. Manuel Pérez Ruiz, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
Engineering Technology for crop disease identification and management
16:20-17:00 Invited short lecture
Dr. Marino Expósito, Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK
Visualizing ROS metabolism at subcellular level under fluctuating light conditions

July 18, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Coffee break and Meetings with agrocompanies

Agrobusiness display, and joint short meetings companies-research groups.

July 18, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome Cocktail

July 19, 2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Biostimulants as active compounds to face abiotic stresses

9:00-9:40Invited short lecture
Prof. Pedro L. Rodríguez, IBMP-CSIC-UPV (Valencia, Spain)
Biotechnological approaches to increase drought tolerance based on abscisic acid receptors
9:40-10:20Invited short lecture
Prof. Lukas Spíchal, Univ Palacky, Olomuc, Czech Republic
Plant phenotyping approaches in biostimulant research and development
10:20-11:00Invited short lecture
Prof. Jorge M.L. Marques da Silva, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Assessing plant vitality with optical techniques

July 19, 2022 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break

July 19, 2022 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Food Safety

Round Table “Food Safety”.
Each participant will make a 15-min oral introduction to the subject (first hour).
Moderator: Carmen Rubio Armendáriz (Research Group in Food and Environmental Toxicology, Universidad de La Laguna-ULL, Spain)
Isabel Peña-Rey Executive Director of Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (AESAN)
José Asterio Guerra García, Responsable Área Agriculura GMR Canarias SAU
Antonio V Herrera Herrera, Departament of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, ULL
Ricardo Díaz Díaz, Head of the Department of Environmental Analysis, Research and Technological Development Section, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias

July 19, 2022 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Agroecology, a tool for the future

15:00-15:45 Invited lecture
Dra. Jana Alonso and Dra. Mercedes Hernández, IPNA-CSIC / Laboratorio de Agrobiología-Cabildo de La Palma (Tenerife, Spain)
How agroecological crops managing results in soil regeneration: Will be possible in the presence of volcanic ashes?
15:45-16:00 Short talk
Angie Marcela Pedraza Torres, Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha (Toledo, Spain)
Biochar-earthworm interaction in the improvement of soil quality and potential use in bioremediation
16:05-16:20 Short talk
María José Grajal Martín, Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (Tenerife, Spain)
Phytogenetic resources as a cornerstone of sustainable tropical fruit growing in the Macaronesia. FRUTTMAC Project
16:25-16:40 Short talk
Mercedes Alonso and Albert Mora, Dirección General de Agricultura- Gobierno de Canarias (Canary Islands, Spain)
Predatory insects as weapons to fight pests
16:45-17:00 Oral and Flash communications

July 19, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Coffee break and Meetings with agrocompanies

Agrobusiness display, and joint short meetings companies-research groups.

July 19, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gala Dinner

July 20, 2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am


9:00-9:40 Invited lecture
Paula Cristina Castilho, Universidad da Madeira (Portugal)
Waste from food industry as source of (bio)pesticidal substances
9:40-10:20 Invited lecture
Fernando Pinacho Crisóstomo, Universidad de la Laguna, Founder of Ecoberture (Tenerife, Spain)
New remote device for early detection and population monitoring of lepidopteran species
10:20-10:35 Short lecture
Mª Carmo Barreto, Universidade das Açores (Portugal)
From invasive plant to biopesticide: Hedychium gardnerianum against Ceratitis capitata
10:35-10:50 Short lecture
Carolina Perez Reyes, Universidad de La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain)
New insight into Canarian's Flora as a new source of biopesticides
10:50-11:00 Flash communications
Samuel Rodrigez-Sabina, Universidad de La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain)
Argyranthemum frutescens, an endemic canarian plant as a promising biopesticide
Nereida M. Rancel, Universidad de La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain)
Subaerophytic Canarian microalgae: a promising source for new biopesticides

July 20, 2022 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break

July 20, 2022 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Closing Session and Awards

11:30-12:00-Short presentations of E-Posters selected for Awards
12:00-13:00Closing lecture
Prof. Laurent Torregrosa, L’Institut Agro, France
The Microvine, a dwarf plant model providing innovative experimental insights for studies in grapevine physiology and genetics
Presided by María del Mar Afonso, Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de La Laguna