miCROPe International Symposium: Microbe-assisted crop production – opportunities, challenges and needs

December 07, 2017


Vienna, Austria




The symposium “Microbe-assisted crop production – opportunities, challenges and needs” (miCROPe 2017- www.micrope.org), which took place from 4 -7 December 2017 in the Orangerie of the Schönbrunn castle in Vienna, Austria, addressed basic and applied aspects of applying beneficial microorganisms in crop production. This symposium, which was organized by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and by the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT), covered mechanistic understanding of beneficial plant-microbe interactions, microbiome research with a focus on microbiome and multi-trophic interactions, formulation and application know-how as well as the importance of microbial inoculants for rural development. A special talk addressed registration issues. More than 320 delegates from 39 countries participated in this symposium with more than 26% of the delegates coming from the industry sector.