12th International IOBC/WPRS Workshop on Pome Fruit Diseases

13-16 June 2022

Plovdiv, Bulgaria


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Instructions for authors 

Abstract: Maximum length 300 words, not including title, names and names of institutions. Abstracts must be sent through the registration form by 15 April 2022. Abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance by the scientific committee, and authors will be notified by 30 April 2022 whether their abstract has been accepted. Submitted abstracts will be printed in the book of abstracts handed out to participants during the meeting. Full instructions for authors and a template for the abstract can be found here.


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    Recipient: Agricultural University – Plovdiv
  • Address: blvd. Mendeleev 12, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
    Bank: UniCredit Bulbank
    IBAN: BG50 UNCR 7527 3154 6315 00
    IMPORTANT: you must enter the full name of the attendee + “IOBC PLOVDIV 2022” + “registration fee and/or excursion” in the payment description to validate the registration.

All fees must be free of all bank charges. However, please confirm with your bank as to any possible charges from their side.

An IOBC-WPRS membership number is compulsory for confirming the registration fee of IOBC-WPRS Member and must be submitted to the Organization by email: mmarinov6@gmail.com (Martin Marinov)

A certificate confirming student status must be scanned and submitted to the Organization by email: mmarinov6@gmail.com

To formalize the registration, it is necessary to submit a copy of the bank transfer receipt to the Organization by email: mmarinov6@gmail.com. 

An invoice for registration payment will be provided at the venue registration desk. A scan of the invoice can be sent by email upon request. Please send to the Organization by email mmarinov6@gmail.com the following details about the invoice: full name of the attendee; institution; address; ZIP code; VAT number


Registration Cancellation and Refund policy for the 12th International IOBC/WPRS Workshop on Pome Fruit Diseases

Cancellations must be received in writing to mmarinov6@gmail.com. Refunds for registration fees are given for cancellations received before the 5th of June 2022. A EUR 50 processing fee will be applied to refund requests received by the deadline given, eventual bank charges will also be deducted. Refunds will not be given for cancellations received after the given deadline, nor will they be given for failure to attend any events. Refunds will be issued via bank transfer, and will be processed within 30 days if the refund is approved. Please contact the Organization at mmarinov6@gmail.com regarding all cancellations.

Third Announcement

On behalf of the IOBC/WPRS Working group “Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops” Sub Group “Pome Fruit Diseases”, you are cordially invited to the forthcoming 12th International IOBC/WPRS Workshop on Pome Fruit Diseases that will take place from 13 to 16 June 2022 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The workshop was originally scheduled for June 2020; however, due to the pandemic the workshop has been postponed by two years. Another severe occurrence in Europe is the war in Ukraine. However, at the moment (late March 2022) we do not foresee any challenges due to Covid or the war in Ukraine in respect of having the meeting in mid-June. We aim to bring together the latest advances in research of pome fruit diseases, to provide an opportunity for exchange of information and ideas and to stimulate common research and collaboration. The workshop program includes oral and poster sessions, plenary discussions, a meeting with growers and advisors and a one-day excursion. Proposed topics: Diagnostic tools, pathogen biology and epidemiology, monitoring and forecasting infection risks, host-plant resistance and biodiversity, control methods (biocontrol, chemical, alternative, physical, sanitation), spray quality and disease control, canker diseases, postharvest diseases, soil borne diseases, and replant disease. Special attention will be given to poster presentations in plenary discussions during the meeting. There will be a special symposium on sustainable disease management where growers and advisors from Bulgaria and neighboring countries will be invited to attend. The official website is https://iobc-plovdiv2022.eu/ 


The official language is English.


Abstract: Maximum length 300 words, not including title, names, and names of institutions. Abstracts must be sent to the registration form by 15 April 2022. Abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance by the scientific committee, and authors will be notified by 30 April 2022 whether their abstract has been accepted. Submitted abstracts will be printed in the book of abstracts handed out to participants at the meeting. Presentations Authors may express their choice of oral or poster presentation; however, the scientific committee may invite the authors to change this choice. Publications in IOBC-WPRS Bulletin The authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare and submit online a full manuscript, or a two-page extended abstract, three months after the workshop (15 September 2022). After editing, the manuscripts or extended abstracts will be published in an IOBCWPRS Bulletin. Delegates who are not members of IOBC-WPRS will have one year membership of IOBC from time of registration. The proceedings published in the IOBCWPRS Bulletin will be available online only for IOBC-WPRS members. Instructions to authors for the Bulletin manuscripts are available on the IOBC-WPRS website at http://www.iobc-wprs.org/pub/instruction_authors.html


All participants must complete the online registration form on the website http://iobcplovdiv2022.eu/. Delegates having submitted an abstract for an oral or poster presentation must register before 15 April 2022 for their abstract to be included in the final program and abstract booklet. The registration fee covers all sessions, workshop materials, welcome evening, coffee breaks, lunches, social activities, excursions and the workshop dinner.