16-18 April 2015
UP FAMNIT - Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Koper, Slovenia
Europe/Ljubljana timezone

Scientific Programme

The Mediterranean region is one of the most important biodiversity hotspots on Earth, characterized with a remarkable richness in cultivated and wild plant species. This diversity contributes significantly to the development and orientations of Mediterranean agriculture.  Some of the vitally important global challenges in the Mediterranean are the conservation and protection of the environment and natural heritage, sustainable use of natural resources, sustainable agricultural production and processing systems, and acquisition of new knowledge for development of modern technologies. These challenges can only be addressed with a continuous research aiming for a new, better knowledge and its transfer into practice.

Trends and Challenges in Mediterranean Agriculture is an international workshop giving an opportunity to participants to present latest advances in the field of Mediterranean Agriculture. 

Main topics:
  • Agricultural biodiversity
  • Plant genetics
  • Management of pests and diseases
  • Agronomic technologies
  • Production systems
  • Quality of agricultural products
  • Underutilized Mediterranean crops
  • Agricultural economics
  • Environmental pollution monitoring

The following invited speakers have confirmed their participation:
  • Frane Strikić (Institute for Adriatic Crops and Carst Reclamation, Croatia)
  • Mira Radunić (Institute for Adriatic Crops and Carst Reclamation, Croatia)
  • Tatjana Klepo (Institute for Adriatic Crops and Carst Reclamation, Croatia)
  • Biljana Lazović (University of Montenegro, Biotechnical Faculty)
  • Tatjana Perović (University of Montenegro, Biotechnical Faculty)
  • Miroslav Cizmović (University of Montenegro, Biotechnical Faculty)
  • Mirjana Adakalić (University of Montenegro, Biotechnical Faculty)
 
PROGRAMME

Thursday, 16 April 2015
 
8.00-8.45
Registration
 
8.45-9.00
Welcome and official opening
 
SESSION 1: FRUIT GROWING
 
9.00-10.00
Frane Strikić, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation
Wild fruit species-sustainable use
 
10.00-11.00
Mira Radunić, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation
Sweet cherry growing on the Mediterranean part of Croatia
 
11.00-11. 15
Coffee break
 
11.15-12.15
Miroslav Čizmović, University of Montenegro
The dynamics of the formation and falling of flowers and fruits of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)
 
12.15-13.00
Ana Miklavčič Višnjevec, University of Primorska
Phenolic compounds in jujube fruit (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.), almonds (Prunus dulcis), pomegranates (Punica granatum), and hackberries (Celtis australis L.) grown in Istria
 
13.00-14.30
Lunch break
 
SESSION 2: FISHERY
 
14.30-15.15
Andreja Ramšak, National Institute of Biology
Marine environmental pollution monitoring for safe food and sustainable exploatation of marine resources (Mediterranean Sea)
 
SESSION 3: ECONOMICS
 
15.15-16.00
Štefan Bojnec, University of Primorska
Changes in Dairy Value Chain in Slovenia
 
SESSION 4: PLANT PROTECTION
 
16.00-17.00
Tatjana Perović, University of Montenegro
Olive weevil Rhodocyrtus cribripennis (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae) danger for olive production in Montenegro
 
17.00-17.30
Tea Knap, University of Primorska
Olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae Gmelin) in the Slovenian Istria
 
17.30-18.00
Conclusions
 
 
Friday, 17 April 2015
 
8.00-9.00
Registration
 
SESSION 5: OLIVE GROWING
 
9.00-10.00
Tatjana Klepo, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation
Genetic diversity of cultivated and wild olives (Olea europaea L.) in Croatia
 
10.00-11.00
Biljana Lazović, University of Montenegro
Challenges in olive growing of Montenegro
 
11.00-11.15
Coffee break
 
11.15-12.15
Mirjana Adakalić, University of Montenegro
Genetic variability in olive cv. ‘Žutica’ (Olea europaea L.) determined by molecular markers
 
12.15-13.00
Maja Podgornik, University of Primorska
Effect of different irrigation levels on growth and crop yield of 'Istrska belica' olive trees (Olea europaea L.) in the northern Mediterranean region
 
13.00-14.30
Lunch break
 
14.30-15.15
Erika Bešter, University of Primorska
Measurement traceability and quality assurance – The case of accredited Laboratory for oil testing
 
15.15-16.00
Vasilij Valenčič, University of Primorska
Sensory analysis of table olives from Slovenian Istria
 
SESSION 6: PLANT TRANSCRIPTOMICS
 
16.00-16.45
Alenka Baruca Arbeiter, University of Primorska
Development and characterization of novel EST-SSR markers in olive (Olea europaea L.)
 
16.45-17.30
Matjaž Hladnik, University of Primorska
An attempt to identify genes involved in rugose wood aetiology with comparative gene expression analysis in Vitis vinifera autografts
 
17.30-18.00
Conclusions
 
Saturday, 18 April 2015
 
10.00-14.00
Excursion to experimental olive grove, Bivje, Slovenia
Bojan Butinar and Maja Podgornik, University of Primorska
Workshop on irrigation of olive tree