Scientific Program





Plenary Official Opening (Tuesday 1 September);
Schedule: from 9.30 to 11.30

Official act (Chancellor of the University of Sevilla; other authorities; brief introduction by the ESA president; Plenary keynotes)


Session 1. Crop functioning and crop quality

1.1. Crop physiology

1.2. Crop interaction with biotic and abiotic factors

1.3. Modelling crop-environment interactions

1.4. Sensory, nutritional and technological quality

1.5. New products and services: functional food, chemicals, fibers, and energy


Session 2. Farming systems and ecosystem services

2.1. Farming system design for conventional and organic production

2.2. Crop diversification

2.3. Crop-Livestock integration

2.4. Mitigating climate change: modelling, prediction, and strategies

2.5. Protecting natural resources and the human environment


Session 3. Efficient use of resources in agriculture

3.1. Sustainable intensification in farming systems

3.2. Efficient resource management: soils, water, nutrients, and energy

3.3. Instruments for resource management: models, monitoring, and decision-making tools

3.4. New avenues for managing biotic and abiotic stresses


Workshops (extended parallel sessions):

  1. Relevant issues in global food security: Rice;
    Chair: R. Confalonieri

  • Crop physiology
  • Crop management
  • Cropping systems
  • Models, monitoring, and decision-making tools in rice cultivation
  • Environmental issues in rice cultivation
  • Future expectations in rice production
  1. Towards efficient resource use: site-specific management;
    Chair: Manuel Pérez-Ruiz

  • Sensors and drones in agriculture
  • Monitoring systems
  • Spectral information and analysis
  • Decision-making tools
  • Agricultural robots
  • Variable rate application systems
  1. Sustainable, intensive horticulture production systems;
    Chairs: Marisa Gallardo and Santiago Bonachela

Section 1: Sustainable resource management of intensive horticultural crops

  • Efficient and sustainable water management
  • Efficient and sustainable nutrient management
  • Sustainable energy management
  • Sensing and modelling. Automation
  • Integrated pest management
  • Product quality

Section 2. Intensive established and alternative production systems

  • Protected cultivation of fruit crops
  • Super High-density fruit orchards
  • Organic systems
  • Urban horticulture
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Ornamentals