St. Petersburg Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPC RAS) hosted a workshop on technologies for managing the organo-bacterial community in crop production that completed the spring-summer series of the SPC RAS topical interdisciplinary workshops.
The workshop took place on July 1 in the already habitual hybrid format at the SPC RAS premises; two speakers were given a floor to present their projects that regarded an application of technologies for managing the organo-bacterial community in crop production.
The workshop considered and discussed the diverse problems of developing and implementing technologies for intensive cultivation of agricultural plants, as well as the use of entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernematidae) and their symbiotic bacteria (Xenorhabdus) against insects and plant pathogens.
While discussing the results of the delivered presentations, the workshop participants have arrived at the conclusion that it is quite important to get completed the introduction of organo-bacterial suspension to the technology of intensive cultivation of agricultural plants as a specific technological solution that would be highly demanded by the agricultural sector of the economy, particularly by the farms growing plants in protected ground under increased risks for agriculture. The workshop participants also noted the undoubted practical and economic effect produced by the use of entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernematidae) and their symbiotic bacteria (Xenorhabdus) against insects and plant pathogens
The next series of the Center topical workshops is planned for the fall of 2022, and you are invited to participate!