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EAPR 20th Triennial Conference, Versailles, France, July 2017

The 20th Triennial Conference of the EAPR will be held in Versailles, France, July 9-14, 2017.

This will be organised under the frame “Potato facing global challenges“. This  will be a good occasion to share between all the members of the EAPR, and more largely within the potato scientific community, the last innovative advances to help the potato crop remaining in the right way for proposing solutions to adapt to climate change, population growth, environmental and societal concerns, etc.

Its dedicated website is www.eapr2017.com . Please connect to obtain all the information about the conference.

The main key dates of the conference are the following ones :

  • Abstract submission opening: June 2016
  • Registration and hotel reservation opening: November 2016
  • Deadline for EAPR Student Support submission: November 30, 2016
  • Deadline for abstract submission: December 16, 2016
  • Acceptance notification to Student EAPR support applications : January 15, 2017
  • Acceptance notification to abstract submitters : March 1st, 2017
  • Deadline for early bird registration: March 17, 2017
  • Deadline for hotel reservation: June 30, 2017

Please refer on the website www.eapr2017.com for more complete information. Thanks also to register at the dedicated newsletter by completing your email address on the base of the home page.

For EAPR 2017 enquiries:


Section Agronomy and Physiology: – The 3rd meeting of the Agronomy and Physiology Section of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR) will take place in Riga, Latvia from September 26-29, 2016. Further details will be announced at the official meeting website http://www.eapr2016agrphys.eu
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Riga! On behalf of the Organizing Committee, Ilze Dimante and Ilze Skrabule (Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Latvia)

Section Breeding and Varietal Assessment: -The 18th Joint Meeting of EAPR Breeding and Varietal Assessment Section and EUCARPIA Section Potatoes. Date: November 15th – 18th, 2015. Location: Hotel Aequa,  Vico Equense, (close to Sorrento), Italy. Hosted by: Domenico Carputo, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. Contact: carputo@cds.unina.it – Check out the Section page at http://www.eapr.net/sections/breeding-and-varietal-assessment/ for all details and to download the announcements. Early bird registration ends July 31, 2015

Section Post Harvest: -The 2016 triennial EAPR Section Post Harvest meeting will be held on the 29-30th June 2016 in Wageningen, The Netherlands.
The meeting will cover different aspects of post-harvest research in potatoes, with an emphasis on relevance to the industry. Themes will range from diagnosis and detection of disease, dormancy and sprout control, quality management and technology in post-harvest management.
The program will allow plenty of time for scientific presentations and networking, and with the opportunity of a visit to Wageningen UR and the Post-harvest research group.
We encourage scientists, students, growers, potato producers and industry representatives to attend this meeting.
Further details will be announced shortly but to register your interest in the meeting or for any other enquiries please email: info@eapr-postharvest.eu
Organizing Committee chaired by Drs. Tjaart Hofman (Hofman@certiseurope.com) and Glyn Harper (glyn.harper@ahdb.org.uk).

Section Pathology and Pests:

  • 2016 in Scotland: August 7-11 2016, Dundee, Scotland. Pathology and Pests Section Meeting.
  • This meeting covers research into potato pests and diseases with a focus on applied outcomes and attracts world-class speakers. The program allows ample time for scientific presentations and an opportunity for participants to interact socially. The meeting will also include the chance to attend ‘Potatoes in Practice’, the largest field-based potato event in the UK.
  • To register your interest in the meeting or for any other enquiries please email: eaprpathology2016@hutton.ac.uk
  • For further information please visit: http://www.eaprpathology2016.eu
  • Organizing Committee chaired by Dr. Ian Toth (Ian.Toth@hutton.ac.uk); Organising Committee: Alison Lees and Sonia Humphris; Pathology and Pests Section Chairperson: Leah Tsror

Section Virology:

16th triennial meeting of the Virology Section of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR), this meeting will be combined with the 8th annual meeting of PVYwide organization. The meeting will be held from May 31st till June 3rd 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The meeting will cover different aspects of virus research in potatoes, ranging from diagnosis and detection to plant-virus interactions. We encourage scientists, students, growers, seed potato producers and plant health officers to attend this meeting.

See important dates and more detailed information in the attached First Announcement and on the meeting website: http://www.eapr2016.si/

We are looking forward welcoming you in Ljubljana. Adrian Fox, on behalf of the Virology Section of EAPR; Christophe Lacomme, on behalf of PVYwide organization; Marusa Pompe-Novak, on behalf of Organizing committee

Most recent EAPR section meetings have been held during the 19th Triennial Conference in Brussels, Belgium.

Recent meetings have also included:

  • 2013: Section Virology Meeting: May 31 2013 in Antalya- (Turkey), Organizing Committee chaired by Dr. Gülşen Sertkaya (gsertkaya@mku.edu.tr ) Web page: www.eapr-virology2013.mku-tr.org
  • 2013: Section Post Harvest meeting: October 22-24, 2013 in Warsaw (Poland), Kazimiera Zgorska  (k.zgorska@ihar.edu.pl) and Dominika Boguszewska-Mankowska (dboguszewska@gmail.com) web page: http://www.ihar.edu.pl/post_harvest_eapr_section_meeting.php
  • 2013:  The section  Agronomy & Physiology organized the second international symposium on Agronomy and Physiology (Potato Agrophysiology 2013)  from September 15 to 19  2013, in Prague (Czech Republic), with the Organizing Committee chaired by Jaroslav Cepl (Jaroslav Čepl VUB cepl@vubhb.cz ). Main records: 53 attendees from 19 countries, 25 oral presentations and 3 keynote lectures, 11 posters. Main topics: potato physiology, water and nutrition, tuber quality, organic farming.
  • 2013 EAPR Pathology Section meeting was held at Jerusalem, Israel, November 17-21, 2013. This meeting hosted by ARO dealt with aspects of potato pathology with a special emphasis on climate change /global warming effects on diseases and pests. The presentations are available from the ARO website see http://www.agri.gov.il/en/pages/1008.aspx
  • The 2010 tri-annual conference organised by EAPR-Eucarpia sections Breeding and Varietal Assessment was held in Wageningen, The Netherlands, 27–30 June 2010. The theme of the conference was: Potato Breeding after completion of the DNA Sequence of the Potato Genome.  The Abstracts of the meeting are published in Potato Research (2010) 53: 199-252.  http://www.eapr.net/publications/
  • 14th Meeting of the Virology Section was held at Hamar, Norway, 4-9 July, 2010.  Check out http://www.bioforsk.no/eapr2010 for photographs from the meeting
  • EAPR Pathology Section meeting 2010 was held at Carlow, Ireland, 13-16 September, 2010. This three day meeting, jointly hosted by Teagasc and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (Belfast), dealt with all aspects of potato pathology with a special emphasis on new threats to potato posed by changes in the behaviour of existing pests and pathogens and by new species. The presentations are available from the Teagasc website see http://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2010/20101014/index.asp
  • The first meeting of the Agronomy & Physiology Section of the EAPR after the joining two sections was held at the symposium Potato AgroPhysiology 2010, in Nevsehir, Turkey, 20-24 September 2010.

For further details on meetings of EAPR Sections check out the respective Section pages at http://www.eapr.net/sections/


XIX Triennial Conference of the EAPR: July 6-11 2014; Brussels (Belgium)

The conference focused on the “Most recent advances on sustainable and innovative techniques”, and covered the following topics:

  1. Recent progress in genomics and breeding
  2. Pests, diseases and crop protection
  3. Recent advances in agronomy, physiology and plant production
  4. Developments in post‐harvest, preservation, quality and nutritional value of tubers
  5. Potato and precision agriculture
  6. Biological control of pests and diseases
  7. Socio‐economy of the potato
  8. Place of potato in global food security
  9. Connection between research and end-users needs in potato production and potato chain


XVIII Triennial Conference of the EAPR: July 24-29, 2011; Oulu (Finland). The conference covered the following topics:

  1. From genomes to practice: what should be the priorities in utilizing genomic data from the potato and its pests and pathogens?
  2. Where is potato breeding going?
  3. Is there a future for transgenic and cisgenic potatoes in European agriculture?
  4. What can potato research do to increase potato consumption?
  5. What is required from research to make potatoes a true food security crop in the developing world?

see http://www.eapr2011.com/

XVII Triennial Conference of the EAPR: July 6-10, 2008; Brasov (Romania): http://www.eapr2008-brasov.com/ In the International Year of Potato (2008), this conference was organised to be an interactive forum where scientists and potato experts can meet and share their thoughts and identify solutions for “a potato in a changing world”.

Minutes of the 18th General Meeting – Brasov 2008

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