4 - 8 October 2021

Agro-Phyto Conference (AP2021)


After the success of the 2020 Congress, where more than 800 participants took part, CORESTA is pleased to announce the CORESTA Agronomy & Leaf Integrity and Phytopathology & Genetics Conference (AP2021) Virtual Conference starting on Monday, 4 October 2021.

The Conference will be composed of daily, 2-hour sessions or workshops (1 pm to 3 pm CET) focused on a specific topic area with pre-recorded 10 to 15 minute oral presentations followed by a live Q&A with the presenters.

Videos will remain available for a month after the events and the presentations will be published on the CORESTA website.

Making full use of the flexibility offered by the virtual environment, the duration of the Conference will only be limited by the number of presentations selected, so do not hesitate to take part and to contribute to the quality and diversity of the scientific programme by submitting one or several abstracts.

Scientists and students who do not have the opportunity to travel and present at international events are particularly encouraged to report on their research results.


The Agronomy & Leaf Integrity and Phytopathology & Genetics Study Groups wish to encourage the submission of papers including, but not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Sustainability in tobacco leaf production, such as reforestation and biodiversity, curing fuel sustainability, water resources, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), soil conservation, improving efficiencies, crop production practices, farmer and field technician education, social and economic issues.
  • Low nicotine, such as variety development, genetics, agronomic practices, economics.
  • Leaf chemistry, such as management of TSNAs, heavy metals, crop protection agents residues, laboratory testing.
  • Crop and environmental protection, such as crop protection agents, integrated pest management, biocontrol, diagnostics, monitoring, organic production, emerging pest and disease issues.
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding, such as technology and tools, variety development, germplasm preservation.
  • Supply Chain Integrity, such as supply chain due diligence, human rights impact assessment, agricultural labour practices, traceability.

To submit an abstract for the Conference, please click on the button above to access the online abstract submission instructions and form. Please note that there will only be oral presentations, no posters.

Abstract submission deadline: 14 May 2021


The Conference will be open to all free of charge, but online registration will be necessary.
Registration and the Conference Programme will be available in July 2021.

For any questions, please contact the CORESTA Secretariat here.