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1st Symposium on Broomrape in Sunflower, Edirne, Turkey , 2008

Opening Talks: Dr. Yalcin KAYA, Chair, Organizing Committee 

Dr. Necmi BESER, Director of Trakya Agricultural Research Institute
 Dr. Vehbi ESER, President of Turkish Plant Breeders Association
Prof Dr. Dragan SKORIC, On the behalf of Scientific Committee
 Assoc. Prof Dr. Masum BURAK, Director General, The General Directorate of Agricultural Research
Orobanche Resistance in Sunflower 
Invited speaker: D. M. Joel, D. Plakhine 
Conditioning of Orobanche in Agricultural Fields: Ecophysiological Aspects
Invited speakers: A. Höniges, K. Wegmann, A. Ardelean 

Session: BROOMRAPE BIOLOGY, PLANT HOST RELATIONSHIPS
Session Chair : Prof. Dr. Jose Maria Melero Vera
Broomrape (Orobanche spp.) Problem in The Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey
F. Bülbül, E.Aksoy, S.Uygur, N.Uygur
Current status of broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr) in Serbia
B. Dedić, N. Lačok, S. Tančić, S. Jocić
Sunflower broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.) in Castilla-León, a traditionally non broomrape infected area in Northern Spain
J. Fernández-Escobar, M.I. Rodríguez-Ojeda, L.C. Alonso

Session : RESISTANCE BREEDING
Section Chair : Prof. Dr. Stevan Masirevic
Virulence and aggressiveness of sunflower broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.) populations, in Europe
M. Pacureanu Joita, S. Raranciuc, E. Sava, E. Petcu, N. Babeanu, O. Popa
The Wild Species Helianthus - Source of Resistance to the Parasite Orobanche Cumana
M. Christov, R. Batchvarova, M. Hristova-Cherbadzhi
Behavior of some sunflower cultivar at the broomrape attack in Romania
 V. Jinga, H. Iliescu, S. Stefan, D. Manole

RESISTANCE BREEDING
Section Chair : Prof. Dr. Jose Maria Fernandez
Sunflower breeding for resistance to the new broomrape race in the Krasnodar region of Russia
 S.V. Gontcharov
The Use of new Rf Inbred Lines Originating from Interspecific Population with H. deserticola for the Production of Sunflower Hybrids Resistant to Broomrape
 N. Hladni, S. Jocić, V. Miklič, D. Saftić-Panković, D. Škorić
The performance of sunflower hybrids resistant to race F of Orobanche cumana Wall. in naturally infested fields
 J. M. Melero-Vara, R. García Ruiz, J. Domínguez, M. L. Molinero-Ruiz
The Evaluation of Broomrape Resistance in Sunflower hybrids
 Y. Kaya, G. Evci, V. Pekcan, T. Gucer, M. I. Yilmaz
The Virulence of Broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.) Populations on Sunflower in some Regions of Northern Caucasus
 T.S. Antonova, N.M. Araslanova, S.Z. Guchetl, T.A. Tchelustnikova, S.A. Ramazanova, E.N. Trembak
Determination Superior Hybrid Combinations in Sunflower and Testing Hybrid Performance in Broomrape (Orobanche Cumana Wallr.) Infested Areas
 O. Gunduz, A. T. Goksoy
Ongoing Research Strategies for Sunflower Broomrape Control in Spain
 J. M. Fernández-Martínez, J. Domínguez, B. Pérez-Vich and L. Velasco
Status of broomrape in Serbia S. Masirevic

Discussion Session: Recent developments on the distribution of new race of Broomrape by participating countries
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Ferenc Vranyi

Session: Broomrape Chemical and Other Control Methods in sunflower
Session Chair : Prof. Dr. Horia Iliescu
Improving sunflower for resistance to Orobanche and Sulfonylureas herbicides - Sunflower hybrid PF100
G. Dicu, N. Dumitrescu, M. Radu, O. Diaconescu
Control of Broomrape in Iran
 A. Esmaailifar, A. Nezamabadi, A. Mirabadi
Status of Orobanche cernua Loefl. and Weeds in Sunflower Production in Turkey
M. Demirci, Y. Kaya
Discussion: COST and other joint EU Project proposals
Session Chair : Prof. Dr. Dragan Skoric