March 8th,  2024 

Dear Participants, 

On behalf of the Organising Committee Board we are pleased to inform you about the 8th International Symposium on Biofumigation, Green Manures and Cover Crops that will take place on 21-25 October 2024 in San Pedro, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The slogan of this symposium will be “Plants in the service of soil and crops health”.

With great enthusiasm we announce the programmed keynotes that will allow us to update on global trends in techniques which improve soil, crop health and quality through the use of plants and their by-products. We are proud of bringing together a diverse group of professionals interested in crop sustainable management, soil regeneration and circular economy, concepts that involve an interdisciplinary approach to be turned into concrete recommendations for growers.

The academic programme includes three intense days of knowledge exchange and is completed with optional visits to farmers in San Pedro, Zárate, La Plata horticultural belt and Argentina Northwest, a territory with a diversity of climates and soils.

Each author may submit two abstracts in English and Spanish. Abstracts will be received until 31 May 2024 and will be presented as poster or oral presentation according to the decision of the scientific committee. The full paper (in English or Spanish) is optional, it can be sent together with the abstract or later, and if accepted it will be included in a special issue of the journal Revista Horticultura Argentina that will be published at the end of the event. The rules for submission of papers can be consulted at:

We are willing to receive help from companies or organisations that wish to support human resources formation in these areas. If you think you can collaborate, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to meeting you in San Pedro!


Mariel Mitidieri
Symposium Chair 

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Morning, Argentina Time (GMT-3)

Local time

Monday 21

Tuesday 22

Wednesday 23

Thursday 24

Friday 25

8 am


Welcome Day 2

Welcome Day 2

Day 4

Day 5


Back Potato cyst nematode management using biofumigants

Peter-Jan Jongenelen
Research in cover crop mixes and soil biodiversity, particularly

Transfer to La Plata (begins 6 am)

to horticultural farms in Jujuy and Salta




Gies. Practical applications of biofumigation in farming.

Giampiero Patalano – Biofumigant meals/liquids – innovative
applications of biofumigation


9 am





Wall. Soil microbiome and its interaction with biofumigation, green
manure and cover crops

Q&A session




10 am

to La Plata Green belt




Presentations (including Q&A Session) (5 presentations 120 minutes)

Presentations (including Q&A Session) (4 presentations 90 minutes)




Presentations (including Q&A Session) (4 presentations – 90 minutes)

11 am




of the event

& Group

12 am




Afternoon, Argentina Time (GMT-3)









13 pm

session 1:

(Posters remain standed the rest of the days)

session 2:

Green manures and cover crops (Posters remain standed the rest of the

to Nestor Paolinelli in Zarate and strawberry farms. Transfer to Buenos
Aires city

Transfer to Buenos Aires (ends Day 4)

14 pm






to INTA San Pedro Experimental Station and field trials (20 km from
Symposium Place)

15 pm






16 pm






17 pm


Boat trip on Paraná river

Visit to historic centre in San Pedro

Buenos Aires City tour
Dinner and Tango Show

Flight to Jujuy


San Pedro

San Pedro

Buenos Aires



Link for paper submission:    

Abstracts should be submitted in English and Spanish. The full paper (optional) may be submitted in English or Spanish, if not submitted by May 31, it may be submitted later. 

 Presentation Areas: 

  • Biocidal green manures for pest, weed and disease control (BG) 
  • Non-biocidal green manures and cover crops for pest, weed and disease control (NBG)  
  • Cover crops (CC) 
  • Biofumigation with plant-derived products for pre- and post-harvest control (B) 
  • Biosolarization (BS) 
  • Use of plant-derived products (including compost) in crop production (PDP) 
  • Breeding of green manures and cover crops (BR) 
  • No preference (NP) 


Useful contacts: 

Organisation of the event: [email protected] 
Paper submission: [email protected] 
Sponsors: [email protected] 
Registrations: [email protected]
Communication: [email protected]
Technical tours: [email protected]  


Fees and discounts 


First deadline may 31st

After may 31st






General fee

450 USD *

100 USD

550 USD *

150 USD

Graduate students (with regular student certificate) 20 %.
Undergraduate students (with regular student certificate) 50 %  

 * Includes 3 lunches and 3 refreshments from 21 to 23 October. 

 A limited number of scholarships will be awarded.  

Fees only include registration, meals, breaks and tours during the academic programme that will take place from October 21st to 23rd. Visits to the horticultural belt of La Plata and the NOA are optional and at the participant’s own expense. For more information on programmes, transfer prices and hotels in each place, please consult  

 Payment method  


Local committee 


International committee 

Mariel Mitidieri – INTA San Pedro
Fedra Albarracín – INTA San Pedro
Cristian Alvarez – INTA Anguil
Patricia Baffoni – INTA VIRN
Tomás Baigorria – INTA Marcos Juarez
Martin Barbieri – INTA San Pedro
Damián Belladonna – ASAHO
Virginia Brambilla – INTA San Pedro
Marisol Cuellas – INTA AMBA
Marco D’Amico – Univ. Nac. de La Plata. Ministerio de Desarrollo Agrario de la Prov de Bs. As.
Ignacio Fernandez – INTA Yuto
Ceferino Flores – INTA Yuto
Pablo Gauna – INTA Bella Vista
Pablo Gonzalez – INTA Pergamino
Gerónimo Gutiérrez – INTA San Pedro
Clarisa Marcozzi – INTA San Pedro
Natalia Meneguzzi – INTA IPAVE 
Verónica Obregón – INTA Bella Vista
Eliana Perello – INTA San Pedro
Mariana Piola – INTA San Pedro
Lorena Peña – INTA San Pedro
Analía Puerta – INTA Floricultura
Silvina Restovich – INTA Pergamino
Josefina Scaglione – Univ. Rosario
Omar Medina – Univ. Jujuy
Patricia Bazán – Univ. San Luis
Graciela Corbino – INTA San Pedro
Omar Perniola – Univ. Nac. de  Lomas de Zamora | Univ. Nac. de La Plata
Ana Clara Sokolowski – Univ. Nac. de Lomas de Zamora
Soledad Muñoz – INTA San Pedro
Romina Peralta – Asesora privada
Florencia Sanchez – Asesora privada  
  Matthew Back. Harper Adams University, UK
Cesar Bauer Gomes. EMBRAPA, Brasil
Mohamed Besri. IAV, Morocco
José Buenahora. INIA, Uruguay
Julie Finnigan. Serve-Ag Pty Ltd, Australia
Mayra Guadalupe Rodríguez Hernández. Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria, Cuba
Farah María González Userralde. Instituto de Investigaciones Hortícolas “Liliana Dimitrova”, Cuba
Marco Antonio Magallanes Tapia. Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México
Roberto Matteo. Council for Agricultural
Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis, Italia
Vincent Michel. AGROSCOPE, Switzerland
Leticia Rubio. INIA, Uruguay
Giampiero Patalano, Nutrien Italia SpA   




Contact information: 

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Organisation of the event: [email protected] 
Paper submission: [email protected] 
Sponsors: [email protected] 
Registrations: [email protected]
Communication: [email protected]
Tours: [email protected] 

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