Note: This program may be subject to some change

 

Wednesday, November 26th 2008
WORKING DAY ON SCIENTIFICAL AND RESEARCH ISSUES

LOOKING to the SOUTH: SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT in WARM (dry or wet) CLIMATES

08:30 h.

Reception and Register. Set up of Posters

09:00 h. Welcome and Opening of the Working Day
09:15 h.

"The knowledge of multifunctionality of the O.M. from the agroecological practice" Juana Labrador. Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica. Spain

10:00 h. "The future of Tenerife and its environment under the Humboldt´s viewpoint" Isidoro Sánchez. Fundación Humboldt. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain
10:45 h.

"Desertification and soil degradation depending on soil uses…"
Antonio Rodríguez.
Universidad de La Laguna. La Laguna. Tenerife. Spain

11:30 h.

      Coffee Break

12:00 h.

"Humus and humic substances in O.M. and compost"
Gonzalo Almendros. Centro de Ciencias Medio Ambientales. Madrid. Spain

12:45 h. "Quality compost: past, present and future" 
Montserrat Soliva.
Escuela Superior de Agricultura de Barcelona. Spain
13:30 h. First POSTER Session

14:15 h.

      Lunch

16:00 h.

Second POSTER Session
16:45 h. "Soil biodesinfectation and Participative research. Mediterranean horticultural crops" Antonio Bello. CSIC-CCMA. Madrid. Spain
17:30 h. Roundtable 1: "Looking to the SOUTH, soil fertility management in warm climates"
18:30 h. Closing of the day
20:30 h. Conference Dinner courtesy of the Puerto de la Cruz City Council - Martiánez Lake
   

Thursday, November 27th 2008
POLICIES AND GENERAL ISSUES

The ROLE of the O.M. in the XXIst CENTURY in SOILS and the ENVIRONMENT
09:00 h. Official opening of the Conference
09:15 h.

"Organic matter and quality tourísm destinations"
Alejandro Hidalgo. TUI España Medio Ambiente. Palma de Mallorca. Spain

Matías González. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Spain
Enrique Padrón. ASHOTEL. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tenerife. Spain
Manolo Expósito Luis. AGATE. Spain

Alexis Sicilia
. Organix Consultores. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tenerife. Spain

10:45 h. "The organic matter as a resource for the fertility of the soils"
Uta Lüebke. Consultant in Composting. Austria

11:30 h.

      Coffee Break

12:00 h.

"Present and future of the E.U. Soil Thematic Strategy"
José Mª Gómez. Biomasa Peninsular, S.A. Madrid. Spain

12:45 h.

"The role of livestock in maintaining the soil organic carbon"
Joann Whalen. University Mc Gill. Ste Anne de Bellevue. Canada

13:30 h. "Management of fast decline in productivity in tropical agroecosystems"
Roberto Gª Espinosa. Universidad de Chapingo. Mexico

14:15 h.

      Lunch

16:00 h.

"Management perspectives of biodegradable residuals for the period 2008-2015" Mª José López. Mº de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino. Spain

16:45 h. "Formation of humus and C fixation depending on soil uses"
Rafael Espejo. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain
17:30 h. Roundtable 2: "The role of the O.M. in the XXIst century in soils and the environment"
18:30 h. Closing of the day
21:00 h. Official Reception offered by Cabildo Insular of Tenerife
 
 
Friday, November 28th 2008
COMPOST, SOIL AND CROPS FROM ECO-BIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
ECO-BIOLOGY and IMPROVEMENTS in COMPOST, SOILS, CROPS and FOOD
09:15 h. "Microorganisms of the rizosphere, influence on cultivated plants"
María C.Jaizme-Vega. ICIA - Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias. La Laguna. Tenerife. Spain
10:00 h.

"Highest quality compost to assure human, animal and enviromental health" Angelika Lüebke. URS Landmanagement. Peuerbach. Austria

10:45 h.

"Interaction between Phosphorus and humic substances, influence on P bioavailability" José Mª García-Mina. Universidad de Navarra. Spain

11:30 h.

      Coffee Break

12:00 h.

"Performance and quality of wheat cultivars in organic and conventional farming systems" Isabell Hildermann. FiBL-Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Switzerland

12:45 h.

"Soils, fertilisation, food and health"
Pedro P.Albertos. Centro Médico Abierto. Madrid. Spain

13:30 h. "Harmonizing the plant health and soil quality of the agroecosystems"
Clara I. Nicholls. California University. Berkeley. USA

14:15 h.

      Lunch
16:00 h.

"ISR- Induced Systemic Resistance, an eco-biological tool?"
Pablo R. Palenzuela. Centro Biología y Genómica de Plantas. UPM. Spain

16:45 h. "Silicon deficiency and functionality in soils, crops and food" Vladimir.V.Matichenkov. Institute of Basic Biological Problems. RAS Russian Academy of Sciences. Pushchino. Russia
17:30 h.

Roundtable 3: "Eco-biology and Improvements in Compost, Soils, Crops and Food"

18:30 h. Summary and Official Conference Closing
19:00 h.

Closing of the Conference and Farewell

 
 
Saturday, November 29th 2008
HUMBOLDT´S VIEWING POINT, THE OROTAVA´S VALLEY AND THE TEIDE
09:00 h. Bus departure from “Jardines del Taoro” Congress Center
10:00 h. Ascension to the Teide or Alternative Visit
15:00 h.       Lunch at the "Parador Parque Nacional del Teide"
18:00 h. Come back to "Jardines del Taoro" Congress Center
 

ROUNDTABLES:

José Manuel Hernández - Universidad de La Laguna. Tenerife. Spain
Elena A. Bocharnikova - Russian Academy Sciences. Institute of Physical-Chemical and Biological Problems. Russia
Caroline Sablayrolles - Ensiacet. Toulouse. France

Pilar Galindo - Cooperativa La Garbancita Ecológica. Madrid. Spain