The official language for the conference is English.
Mr. Howard Nager, Domex SuperFresh Growers, Yakima, WA
Dr. Franco Weibel, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick Switzerland
Mr. Don Harris, Harris Consulting Solutions, USA
Dr. Imre Holb, University of Debrecen, Debrecen and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Plant Protection Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Nick Mills, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Dr. Kathleen Evans, Washington State University, USA
Dr. Robert Prange, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dr. Charles Benbrook, The Organic Center, USA
Dr. Jim McFerson, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, USA
Dr. Deirdre Birmingham, President, Organic Farming Research Foundation, USA
Detailed Program (click on the dates below)
This is based on the abstracts submitted and accepted. Some presenters may not be able to attend. This is a draft, a final version will be handed out at the meeting.
General Schedule (tentative)
Evening reception and Welcome program. Start 630pm
Morning. Start 800am
Plenary session: Organic fruit status in USA and EU. Progress in insect biological control. The role of breeding and genomics for organic fruit.
Organic Research and Extension Initiative project case studies.
Concurrent sessions: Insect pest control, plant pathology, horticulture.
Start 800am. Day-long tour of research trials, organic farms, and organic fruit packing. Evening dinner.
Morning. Start 800am.
Concurrent sessions: Research funding, global organic systems, soils, economics.
Noon business meeting.
Afternoon plenary. Impacts of organic systems, session reports, lessons learned.