Tuesday September 3rd 2019 at 08:00 to 16:30
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SMARTCROP - Innovative approaches and technologies for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to increase sustainable food production


SMARTCROP end of Project Symposium 3 September 2019 Vitenparken, Campus Ås, Norway

Participation fee will NOT be reimbursed after 20 August 2019


Noen av presentasjonene vil bli holdt på norsk med bilder på engelsk. (Some of the presentations will be held in Norwegian but with slides in English.)

Spørsmål og kommentarer både på norsk og engelsk er velkommen. (Questions and comments in both Norwegian and English are welcome.)



Please find information about SMARTCROP here:


  • 08:00 - 08:30

    Coffee and registration & SMARTCROP exhibitions/ posters

  • 08:30 - 08:40

    Welcome to SMARTCROP end of project Symphosium

    Per Stålnacke (Research Director, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO))

  • 08:40 - 08:50

    Welcome and short introduction of SMARTCROP and participants

    Ingeborg Klingen (SMARTCROP Project leader (NIBIO))

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Where do we stand? / Integrert plantevern (IPV) -Hvor står vi?

    Chair of session: Arne Hermansen (Director Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health (NIBIO))

  • 08:50 - 09:10

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Norway - from DDT to SMARTCROP

    Trond Hofsvang (Emeritus (NIBIO)), Ingeborg Klingen (NIBIO), Nina Trandem (NIBIO)

  • 09:10 - 09:25

    Incentives and policies for IPM in Europe

    Roma Gwynn (BioRationale) 

  • 09:25 - 09:40

    Increased adoption of biological control in Brazil to meet demands for IPM tools

    Italo Delalibera Jr (São Paulo University (ESALQ-USP))

  • 09:40 - 09:50

    Virkemidler for økt bruk av integrert plantevern (IPV) hos gårdbrukeren (Policy measures for increased IPM among farmers)

    Arild Vatn (Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)), Valborg Kvakkestad (NIBIO)

  • 09:50 - 10:00

    Godkjenning av mikroorganismer i Skandinavia: en sammenlikning mellom Sverige, Norge og Danmark (Authorization of microbial biopesticides in the Scandinavian countries: a comparative analysis)

    Valborg Kvakkestad (NIBIO), Anette Sundbye (NIBIO), Ingeborg Klingen (NIBIO), Roma Gwynn (BioRationale)

  • 10:00 - 10:15

    Questions/comments: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Where do we stand?

  • 10:15 - 10:30

    Break with refreshments & SMARTCROP exhibitions/ posters

  • Presentation of results from SMARTCROP Cereals (annual model crop) IPM tool and strategies

    Chair of session: Einar Strand (Coordinator Cereals, Norwegian Agricultural Extension Service (NLR)/ NIBIO))

  • 10:30 - 10:40

    IPM Tool: Sensor-based weed harrowing in cereals

    Therese With Berge (NIBIO), Frode Urdal (Adigo AS)

  • 10:40 - 10:50

    IPM Tool: Combine odours and natural enemies for pest insect control in cereals

    Gunda Thöming (NIBIO)

  • 10:50 - 11:00

    Can we improve the natural control of cereal aphids by beneficial fungi?

    Stephanie Saussure (NIBIO/ NMBU), Anne-Grete Roer Hjelkrem (NIBIO),Ingeborg Klingen (NIBIO),  Richard Meadow (NMBU/ NIBIO), Niels Holst (Århus University)

  • 11:00 - 11:10

    Testing IPM strategies in winter wheat in Norway

    Therese With Berge (NIBIO), Andrea Ficke (NIBIO), Stephanie Saussure (NIBIO)

  • 11:10 - 11:20

    Økonomisk risikovurdering av IPV strategier i korn (Economic risk assessment of IPM strategies in cereals: A quantitative approach)

    Gudbrand Lien (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN / NIBIO), Ming Su (NIBIO/ INN) 

  • 11:20 - 11:30

    Bruk av IPV hos norske kornbønder (Cereal farmers: adoption of IPM in Norway)

    Anne Strøm Prestvik (NIBIO), Åsmund L. Steiro (NMBU)

  • 11:30 - 11:45

    Spørsmål/ kommentarer (Questions / comments): Cereals IPM tool and strategies

  • 11:45 - 12:45

    Lunch at Vitenparken & SMARTCROP exhibitions/ posters

  • Strawberry (perennial model crop 1) IPM tools and strategies

    Chair of session: Jørn Haslestad (Editor Norsk Frukt og Bær, Norwegian Agricultural Extension Service (NLR))

  • 12:45 - 12:55

    IPM Tool: Effects of water-sprinkling on powdery mildew and spider mites in strawberry

    Arne Stensvand (NIBIO), Belachew Asalf Tadesse (NIBIO), Nina Trandem (NIBIO)

  • 12:55 - 13:05

    IPM Tool: Beneficial (entomopathogenic) fungi in plant protection of strawberry

    Fernanda Canassa (ESALQ-USP), Nicolai Vitt Meyling Copenhagen University, Ingeborg Klingen (NIBIO), Italo Delalibera Jr (ESALQ-USP) 

  • 13:05 - 13:15

    IPM Strategy: Mulch (coffee husk and straw) and predatory mites in strawberry plant protection in Brazil and Norway

    Gilberto De Moraes (ESALQ-USP)/ Fernanda Esteca (ESALQ-USP ), Nina Trandem (NIBIO/ NMBU), Ingeborg Klingen (NIBIO)

  • 13:15 - 13:25

    Testing IPM strategies in strawberry in Norway

    Nina Trandem (NIBIO), Jan K. Henriksen (NLR)

  • 13:25 - 13:35

    Norske forbrukeres holdninger til IPV i jordbær (Consumer attitudes to IPM in strawberry)

    Anna Birgitte Milford (NIBIO), Nina Trandem (NIBIO)

  • 13:35 - 13:50

    Questions/comments: Strawberry IPM tools and strategies

  • 13:50 - 14:10

    Break with refreshments & SMARTCROP exhibitions/ posters

  • Apples (perennial model crop 2) IPM tools and strategies

    Chair of session: Sigrid Mogan, Coordinator Fruit and Berry (NLR)

  • 14:10 - 14:20

    IPM Tool: Combine odours and natural enemies for pest insect control in apple

    Gunda Thöming (NIBIO), Marco Tasin (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Joakim Pålsson (SLU)

  • 14:20 - 14:30

    IPM Tool: The apple scab model

    Arne Stensvand (NIBIO), Håvard Eikemo (NIBIO), Anne-Grete Roer Hjelkrem (NIBIO), Vincent Philion (IRDA, Quebec)

  • 14:30 - 14:40

    IPM strategies in Norwegian apple orchards

    Bjørn Arild Hatteland (NIBIO), Nina Trandem (NIBIO)

  • 14:40 - 14:55

    Questions / comments: Apples IPM tools and strategies

  • 14:55 - 15:05

    Break with refreshments & SMARTCROP exhibitions/ posters

  • Pesticide IPM decision support models

    Chair of session: Abdelkarim Abdellaue (Department leader National Approvals, Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet)

  • 15:05 - 15:15

    Modelling of risk and fate of pesticides in the environment from EIQ to SMARTCROP

    Ole Martin Eklo (NIBIO/NMBU), Marianne Stenrød (NIBIO)

  • 15:15 - 15:25

    Pesticide fate model adapted to cold climates

    Roger Holten (NIBIO), Mats Larsbo (SLU), Nicholas Jarvis (SLU), Marianne Stenrød (NIBIO), Ole Martin Eklo (NIBIO/ NMBU) 

  • 15:25 - 15:35

    SYNOPS Web: A tool for environmental pesticide risk assessment in Norway

    Jörn Strassemeyer (Julius Kühn Institut), Anto Raja (Julius Kühn Institut), Ole Martin Eklo (NIBIO/NMBU), Eivind Solbakken (NIBIO), Roar Lågbu (NIBIO), Tor-Einar Skog (NIBIO), Einar Strand (NIBIO/ NLR), Marianne Stenrød (NIBIO)

  • 15:35 - 15:45

    VIPS, a platform for end user access to IPM model tools

    Tor Einar Skog (NIBIO), Berit Nordskog (NIBIO)

  • 15:45 - 16:00

    Questions / comments to Pesticide IPM decision support models

  • 16:00 - 16:30

    General discussion and concluding remarks, mainly in Norwegian

  • 17:00 - 17:30

    Aperitif at Vitenparken Campus Ås for SMARTCROP partners

  • 17:30 -

    Dinner at Vitenparken Campus Ås for SMARTCROP partners


For practical questions please contact Symposium organizer Cathrine Broch.

For questions regarding SMARTCROP please contact Project leader Ingeborg Klingen.

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