Promoted by the Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, INIA, this Fair seeks to show innovation, cutting-edge technology, experiences and generate business with the most important Biological Control companies in the country.
The first Biological Control Technology Fair "Tools and solutions for agriculture in Chile" will develop the INIA Quilamapu in Chillán, on October 10 and 11, in what is expected to be the main event of the specialty during 2018.
Organized under the auspices of the INIA Quilamapu Biological Control Center, this first version of the Fair is called to become the main meeting point for those who work around the biological control of agricultural and forest pests and diseases, since it will bring together the main companies in the field, specialized producers and professionals and researchers from all over the country.
This First Biological Control Fair will be an instance of encounter and interaction between all the actors that participate and promote biological control, considered one of the disciplines with the greatest projection in sustainable agriculture.
This Fair will be the main instance in Chile to generate business, show inputs, and have access to information and cutting-edge technology in this discipline, for which there will be prominent national and foreign exhibitors, who will propose practical solutions related to sustainable agricultural production. .
The fair will also have sectors of interactive stands where sponsoring companies and research centers will be able to show their products and technologies applied to deal with the main pests and diseases that affect agriculture and especially the fruit sector.
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Biological Control in Chile
INIA Quilamapu is a leader in Biological Control research, with more than 3 decades dedicated to this discipline and the last 10 years established as a Biological Control Center, a unit in which more than 20 specialists work, including researchers and technicians.
Today it has nine work areas linked to the study and control of pests and diseases: entomology; phytopathology; entomopathogenic fungi; chemical ecology; entomopathogenic nematodes; endophytic microorganisms; promoter and suppressor microorganisms; and the Microbial Genetic Resources Bank.
The Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) is the main agricultural research institution in Chile, dependent on the Ministry of Agriculture, with a national presence from Arica to Magallanes, through its 10 Regional Centers, as well as technical offices and experimental centers in each one of the regions of the country. Its mission is to generate and transfer knowledge and strategic technologies on a global scale, to produce innovation and improve the competitiveness of the agri-food sector. www.inia.cl.
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