We are very pleased to announce the Meeting entitled “Natural products in pest management: Innovative approaches for increasing their use” was held from 25 to 29 September 2018 at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center on the Como Lake, Italy.

The Meeting wa supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CRP) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

This conference brought together a selected group of experts having different backgrounds  (molecular biology, genetics, new technologies, biochemistry, chemistry, plant physiology, host-parasite interactions, regulatory aspects), who gave lectures covering the latest and most advanced research, followed by long periods of discussions. The group discussed, in a wonderful venue and a friendly atmosphere, how the newest ideas, approaches, solutions, or methodologies coming from different fields of application may renew and increase interest in the field of natural compounds for pest management.

In the following pages you can have information about this great event.

The Proponents and Organizers