• IOBC-WPRS 2023
  • IOBC-WPRS 2023
  • IOBC-WPRS 2023
  • IOBC-WPRS 2023
  • IOBC-WPRS 2023
  • IOBC-WPRS 2023



Plant protection in viticulture is matter of discussion due to the undesirable effects of pesticide use on human health and the environment. EU has launched various measures to reduce negative impacts of intensive management practices and to promote the transition towards more ecologically-based pest management methods. In addition, climate change poses particular regional challenges in the different wine-growing countries. While heat, drought and fire are pushing viticulture to its limits here, other areas are struggling at times with continuous rain and fungal diseases. The particular challenge here is to develop plant protection and cultivation systems that are as sustainable and effective as possible for each region. Research in this field is producing excellent results but their implementation in practice is still challenging. For our working group, which represents the wine-growing regions of the Western Palearctic, it is particularly important to understand scientifically the regional bottlenecks of sustainability and to communicate towards policy-makers that these may vary greatly from region to region.

We are pleased to invite you to the Conference of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group “Integrated Protection in Viticulture” that will take place at Logroño, Spain. This international conference (3 – 5 October 2023) aims to bring together scientists, researchers, students and consultants working on biological control and integrated protection in viticulture. This conference offers opportunities to share ideas and to discuss current research findings. Promising areas for future research will be identified. The Symposium will be organised under the auspices of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC) by the Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (ICVV).

We invite participants to attend this conference and to present their latest research results.
We look forward to seeing you in Logroño,
  Christoph Hoffmann (convenor)
  David Gramaje (local organizer)



1.    Advances in knowledge and new solutions against diseases
a)    Pathogens - plant interactions
b)    Resistant varieties: strengths and weakness
c)    Inducing resistance through chemical or agro-technical means
d)    Pathogens – arthropods relationships

2.    New strategies in arthropod pest control
a)    Conservation biological control in viticulture
b)    Bio-ecology and management of invasive pests in viticulture
c)    Disruption in communication and pest control

3.    Sustainable management of soil and weeds
a)    Alternatives to herbicides
b)    Soil management strategies: implications for pest control

4.    IPM implementation and tools for sustainable viticulture
a)    New technologies and products aimed at reducing pesticide use
b)    Organic viticulture: opportunities and limitations



Josep Armengol (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Raquel Campos Herrera (ICVV, Spain)
Ales Eichmeier (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
César Gemeno (University of LLeida, Spain)
Elisa González-Domínguez (Horta SRL, Italy)
David Gramaje (ICVV, Spain)
Saioa Legarrea Imizcoz (University of La Rioja, Spain)
Vicente Marco Mancebón (University of La Rioja, Spain)
Ignacio Pérez Moreno (University of La Rioja, Spain)
Gianfranco Romanazzi (Marche Polytechnic University, Italy)
José Ramón Úrbez-Torres (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)



Raquel Campos Herrera (ICVV)
Rebeca Bujanda Muñoz (ICVV)
David Gramaje (ICVV)
Saioa Legarrea Imizcoz (University of La Rioja)
Beatriz López Manzanares (ICVV)
Vicente Marco Mancebón (University of La Rioja)
Ignacio Pérez Moreno (University of La Rioja)
José Luis Ramos Sáez de Ojer (ICVV)
María Elena Martínez Villar (University of La Rioja)



Opening lecture:
Chloé Delmas (INRAE Bordeaux)

José Ramón Úrbez-Torres (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

Elisa González-Domínguez (Horta SRL)

Jordi Recasens (ETSEA, Universidad de Lleida)

César Gemeno (ETSEA, Universidad de Lleida)

Closing lecture:
Miguel Ángel Altieri (University of California, Berkeley)



Monday, 2nd October - Accommodation in the hotel and evening-welcome

Tuesday, 3rd October - morning registration, morning + afternoon sessions with presentations and posters, cocktail

Wednesday, 4th October - morning sessions with presentations and congress Tour

Thursday, 5th October - morning + afternoon sessions with presentations and posters and gala dinner



Opening for abstract submission: 1st March 2023
Deadline for abstract submission: 15th May 2023
Notification of abstract revision: 1st June 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15th June 2023
Deadline early registration and authors registration: 12th July 2023

3-5 October 2023: IOBC-WPRS



Registration via the conference website is required to attend all the scientific sessions and social events. Please note that only fully registered participants will be admitted to the scientific sessions. A personalized confirmation e-mail will be sent to each participant once the payment of the registration fee has been received either through the online system.

   Registration type

Early registration
(until 12th July)

Late registration
(after 12th July)

   IOBC Member
395,00 €
495,00 €
   IOBC Non-Member*
495,00 €
595,00 €
   PhD student, young Post-Doc# Member
230,00 €
330,00 €
   PhD student, young Post-Doc# Non-Member*
335,00 €
435,00 €

* The fee includes IOBC-WPRS membership for one year
# A certificate confirming student status is required to be submitted as a scanned copy to the Secretariat office of the conference
# Young Post-Doc: Candidates should have held their PhD for less than 5 years at the registration deadline

Full registration fee includes:
•    Welcome reception event/cocktail

•    Congress Tour

•    Official conference program and participant’s package

•    All lunches, cocktails and mid-session coffee breaks

•    Gala dinner



We would like to invite you to participate and to submit an abstract to present an oral and/or poster contribution from the proposed topics at this event. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific programme committee.

Please note that some presenters may be assigned a poster presentation even if they have specified for an oral presentation depending on the number of applications for oral presentations.
The maximum number of abstracts per registered author is TWO. However, each person is allowed to submit only one abstract as oral presentation.

At least one author (presenting author) must be registered as a participant and attend the conference. All presenters will be required to register for the conference by the early registration deadline. Presenters who do not register by this date will not be included in the conference programme.

All abstracts must be submitted through the online form below. Logging within the electronic platform is required prior to abstract submission.

Submission deadline: 15th May, 2023.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15th June, 2023.


♦  Abstracts: authors should submit an abstract (1-page maximum), both for poster and oral presentations composed by Title, Authors information, Institution, Email for correspondence, Abstract, Key words

♦  Full papers: maximal 4 pages (preferred)
Full papers submission will be opened on September 4th, 2023. Deadline for Full Paper Submission: November 24th, 2023.


♦  Oral presentation
Please remember that time allocated for:
Each oral presentation will be given 12 minutes plus 3 minutes of discussion.

Please prepare your presentation in Power Point (PPT or PPTX) or PDF format. Computer projection will be available. Presentations must be loaded on one of the meeting's computers at least 1 hour before the start of the session.

♦  Poster presentations
The size of posters should be DIN A0 (118.9 x 84.1 cm; 46.81x33.11 inch) portrait orientation.

Abstract title, authors and affiliation should appear on the top of the poster, after introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, references. Due to limited space only, a certain number of abstracts will be selected for poster presentation.





Double for single use (DUI, 1
pax) + breakfast

Double room (2 pax) +

   Hotel AC La Rioja 4*
154 €
165 €
   Hotel Los Bracos by Silken 4*
101 €
112 €
   Hotel Condes de Haro 3*
99 €
110 €
   Hotel FG Logroño 3*
95 €
103 €
   Hotel Murrieta 3*
90 €
100 €
   Sercotel Calle Mayor 4*
12% discount with the code IOBC-WPRS23. According to the Standard fare on the  hotel's website.
   Sercotel Portales 3*
12% discount with the code IOBC-WPRS23. According to the Standard fare on the  hotel's website.

You will be able to book the available accommodation in your personal area.


How to get to Logroño?
Find how to get to Logroño from the most important and closest Spanish airports.

Options to get to Logroño from Madrid:
Bus: ALSA and Jiménez Movilidad bus companies offer a service with direct departures from Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal T4 to Logroño.
   •  ALSA. Schedules and prices at:
   •  JIMENEZ MOVILIDAD. Schedules and prices at
In addition, they also offer services from the Avenida América bus station. To get from Madrid-Barajas airport to Avenida América bus station there are two options:
   •  Bus line 200.  More information
   •  Metro line 8 + line 4.  More information

Train: Trains to Logroño depart from Madrid-Atocha station. The company in charge of this route is RENFE. Schedules and prices at:
To get from Barajas Airport to Atocha Station there are several options:
   •  Bus 203 Exprés Aeropuerto.  More information
   •  Metro line 8 + line 1.  More information

Plane: There is one flight per day from Madrid Terminal 4 to Logroño airport. Schedules and prices at IBERIA airline:

To get to Logroño from Bilbao airport, there are no direct means of transportation. Buses departure from the city centre.

Bus: go to Termibus bus station.
To get there, take the bus (line A3247) from the airport to Termibus bus station. Check schedules and prices  here
The bus company in charge of the Bilbao-Logroño route is CUADRA BUS. Schedules and prices available at:

To get to Logroño from Barcelona-El Prat airport, there are no direct means of transportation. Buses departure from the city centre.

Bus: To travel to Logroño by bus you must go to Barcelona Nord Station.
So that, you first take the Aerobús A1 or Aerobús A2 bus line to Plaza Cataluña. Then, take the metro line L1 towards Fondo.  Barcelona public transport information
The bus company in charge of the Barcelona-Logroño route is ALSA. Schedules and prices at:

Train: To travel to Logroño by train you must go to Barcelona-Sants Station.
To do so, you should take the train line R2 Nord. Check schedules and prices  here
Then you need to take the train to Logroño. The train company is RENFE. Check timetables and prices at

Once at the train or bus station, or at the airport in Logroño you can take a taxi to get to your accommodation. Taxis are usually parked next to each station or airport. If there is no one available, call the following telephone number to order one: +34 941 50 50 50.

From the bus or train station, you can also take a bus to go to your accommodation. Schedules and routes of the local bus:




Calle San Millán, 23 - 25, 26004 Logroño, La Rioja

The Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio de La Rioja, better known as Riojaforum, is located in the Parque de la Ribera del Ebro, in an easily accessible area, five minutes walking distance from the center of Logroño. This proximity and accessibility can be extrapolated to the excellent communications available in Logroño.


Go to the Riojaforum website.


Logroño is the capital of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja. It is bathed by the Ebro River, which it embraces in its growth and development.
Among the best known virtues of the city, it is worth mentioning the culture of wine, gastronomy, the Camino de Santiago, the Old Town or the character of First Commercial City of Spain.

The size of the city invites visitors to stroll around and enjoy its significant enclaves. The Paseo de El Espolón, the co-cathedral of Santa María de La Redonda; the convent of La Merced, current seat of the regional Parliament; the characteristic Portales street, the church of Santiago El Real, or the church of Santa María de Palacio, are some examples of interest that cannot be missed.



This region, located in the western vertex of the Ebro valley, presents a privileged variety of landscapes, flora and fauna, due to the different geographical characteristics of its natural regions, giving life to the rivers that cross it to fertile plains.


Being the smallest region of Spain, it has taken part in all the historical moments of this one. Occupied by the Romans and Muslims, in the Middle Ages it was the center of disputes between Navarre, Castile and Aragon. In this same period, the Camino de Santiago was a determining phenomenon for its cultural development, becoming a center of influence of the first order, especially through its monasteries, true foci of knowledge and where the first written text in Castilian was forged. Thus, the road is marked by monumental towns of great beauty such as Calahorra, Arnedo, San Millán de la Cogolla, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Logroño, already founded by the Romans and nowadays



















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