FEMS Microbiology Ecology Webinar on Sustainable Agriculture

This webinar explores sustainable agriculture by diving into the interactions between common crops and their microbiomes. Our speakers will demonstrate how modern sequencing techniques can reveal how plant microbiomes influence the postharvest pathogens and storability of crops, the root and soil rhizosphere, and plant performance. This knowledge on the soil and plant microbiota of various crops has applications in developing agricultural management practices for sustainable crop production.

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Date: Thursday 20 May, 20201

Time: 4pm CEST / 3pm BST

Join us for a webinar on Sustainable Agriculture, featuring:

Chair: Max Häggblom, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology







Speaker 1: Gabriele Berg, Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

Author of: Kusstatscher et al. Microbiome approaches provide the key to biologically control postharvest pathogens and storability of fruits and vegetables. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2020, 96: fiaa119,




Speaker 2: Rodrigo Mendes, Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology, Embrapa Environment, Jaguariúna SP, Brazil

Author of: Rossmann et al. Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2020, 96: fiaa032,



Speaker 3: Doreen Babin, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) – Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics, Braunschweig, Germany

Author of: Babin et al. Distinct rhizomicrobiota assemblages and plant performance in lettuce grown in soils with different agricultural management histories. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2021, 97:fiab027,

This event is part of a series of webinars by FEMS with OUP

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