4th International Symposium on Broomrape, Bucharest, Romania, July 2-4, 2018.

The Board of the International Sunflower Association (ISA) proposed in their past meeting, held in Paris in February 2017, to organize an International Symposium on Broomrape in Sunflower in July 2018, in Romania.

This will be the fourth specific symposium on broomrape in sunflower after those held in Turkey 2008, Moldova 2011 and Spain 2014.

The symposium is organized by the National Agricultural Research and  Development Institute Fundulea and University of Agronomy and  Veterinary Medicine Sciences in Bucharest, in cooperation with the International Sunflower Association (ISA).
The other collaborators are State Institute for Variety Testing and Registration, Romania and Agricultural Research and Development Station, Braila.
The symposium will be held in Bucharest, from  July 2 to 4 in the building of Faculty of Biotechnology.
The symposium will cover all aspects related to broomrape parasitisms  in sunflower, including  parasite biology, physiology, parasite-host interaction, racial status of broomrape, genetic resistance, molecular breeding, chemical control  using herbicide-tolerant, integrated  management.