The entomopathogenic nematodes celebrate their one hundred years birthday

Next April, the centenary of the first description of an entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema kraussei, by Gotthold Steiner in 1923, will be celebrated in Logroño. The event will take place in the capital of La Rioja from April 10th to 12th of the following year, 2024. Just before that, on April 9th, at the University of La Rioja, specific dissemination sessions for the viticulture sector will be organized within the framework of "Nematodes in the vineyards: issues, challenges, and soil health bioindicators," a pioneering initiative for this topic in La Rioja. This session will feature six internationally renowned researchers, each specializing in one of the proposed topics related to vineyard health and sustainability. Undoubtedly, both events and the European Society of Nematologists meeting, that will be held in Cordoba the following week, will provide a magnificent opportunity to connect all the events and share experiences and knowledge on topics such as sustainable agriculture or pest management.

This international gathering is organized by Raquel Campos Herrera, a researcher at the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences, and will feature speakers of international prominence, such as Raymond Akhurst (Australia) and Randy Gaugler (USA). The discussion topics aim to address not only this past discovery but also the present and future of nematode research, creating a forum for the exchange of knowledge.

The program is already available on the event's website At the same address, other relevant information can be found, such as the deadline for registration, which is March 1, 2024, as well as details for completing this process. The official language of the event will be English.