Grupo Agrotecnología, Silver Sponsor on the 10th International Symposium Artichoke 2019
Orihuela will host the 10th edition from the International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their Wild Relatives from the 12th to the 15th of march of 2019, event organized by the Miguel Hernández University and the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS).
Grupo Agrotecnología, is a leading company in the field of biostimulants, biopesticides, biofertilizers and a pioneer in the Zero residue strategy. On this occasion it is Silver Sponsor of the 10th International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardo and its wild relatives. It is organized by the Miguel Hernández University, the International Society of Horticultural Sciences, co-organized by the Artichoke of Spain and the Artichoke Associations in la Vega Baja, Alicante. After thirteen years, this symposium is coming back to a Spanish headquarters. Orihuela city will be the host from the 12th to the 15th of march of this 10th edition in which will be analyze the latest advances in the crops, management and new developments in artichoke products.
This international symposium is celebrated every three years and it is a space for sharing and to spread the knowledge, experiences and opportunities which will bring together the leading scientists, researchers, academics, technicians and experts from the international and national scene involved in the field of artichoke, cardoon and their wild relatives. Likewise at the event, technical visits will be developed in which the assistants will have the chance to know firsthand the crops and the work the processing industries are carrying out.
Professor Giovanni Mauromicale of the University of Catania, will be in charge of holding the inaugural conference. The professor is the greatest specialist and most prolific author on the artichoke crops, who will speak about the interest on artichoke and thistle, both for fresh consumption and the food industry. An interesting and intense three days program, where international experts will talk about irrigation techniques and nutrient, production and biodiversity, management of genetic resources, post-harvest and final product quality and processing. Meanwhile, the national specialists will give speeches approaching issues related to genetics, multiply and seeds production, pest management, the bioactives health value and the new researches on management for crops and soils.
For Grupo Agrotecnología "it is a pleasure to be Silver Sponsor on this international symposium, whose 10th edition is celebrated in our beloved city. Once again and because of the artichoke, Orihuela is an unmissable event in international agriculture. This congress will help to make the value of the artichoke crops more visible and in addition, it will give us the chance to make known our rich agrarian region Vega Baja del Segura to the world". This region has been able to mitigate and adapt the effects of global climate change with innovative solutions for water control and management, development and improvement in energy efficiency in favor of a comprehensive and transversal sustainable agriculture which is contemplated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda has multiple goals as the importance of an active sustainable development committed to the environment and biodiversity; challenges that agree with the main proposal, commitment and business philosophy of the company.