More than 50 scientists and stakeholders from 17 countries gathered for the conference, which took place on June 18-19, 2019 and was organised by Agroscope. The aim: To avoid mycotoxins in wheat, barley and maize even more successfully than before.
A MycoKey technological workshop was held for the third time. This year, Agroscope hosted the conference, and Susanne Vogelgsang was the lead organiser, assisted by her research group.
Renowned scientists and stakeholders registered for the workshop, which took place at Agroscope Reckenholz on June 18-19, 2019. The speakers’ names were a roll call of the most important experts in the field from research and practice.
Mycotoxins from the fungal genera Aspergillus, Fusarium and Penicillium pose a worldwide threat to human and animal health. As a partner in the EU MycoKey Project www.MycoKey.eu, Agroscope is therefore in search of better ways to avoid mycotoxins in wheat, barley and maize. The conference provided the opportunity for attendees to benefit from the experience of other experts from science and practice, as well as for closer cooperation.
The topics addressed were preventive agronomic measures (including crop rotation and undersown crops), biological control, breeding of less susceptible varieties, simple and rapid methods of analysis, remediation of infected grain lots, challenges facing the grain sector, and the prediction of mycotoxin contamination in individual plots.