Agroecological approaches to promote innovative banana production systems

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The fifth ISHS-ProMusa symposium was organized by ProMusa and hosted by Cirad. Held in Montpellier, France, from 10 to 14 October 2016, the gathering provided scientists from around the world the opportunity to exchange around the theme of Agroecological approaches to promote innovative banana production systems.

Conference group photo (photo by B. Pogam/Cirad)

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Symposium speakers

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Oral presentations

SESSION A: Sharing the concepts of agroecology and illustrating their usage

Keynotes

M. Blouin, AgroSup/Université de Bourgogne, France
Ecological engineering with earthworms: principles, ecosystem services and mechanisms (PDF 1.8 MB)

S. Declerck, Université Catholique de Louvain, BelgiumAgroecology: the key role of beneficial rhizosphere microorganisms in ecosystem services (PDF 1.4 MB)

M. Köberl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
The banana microbiome: stability and potential health indicators (PDF 1.5 MB)

Oral presentations

C. Staver, Bioversity International, France
Step by step tools to identify agroecological intensification alternatives for banana croppingsystems (PDF 1.6 MB)

W. Ocimati, Bioversity International, Uganda
Effects of Banana Xanthomonas wilt and other banana diseases on ecosystem services in banana based agroecosystems  (PDF, 1.2 MB)

G. Damour, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
A trait-based approach for the choice of cover-crops in banana cropping systems: theoretical developments and practical applications  (PDF, 2.1 MB)

H. Tran Quoc, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Introducing cover crops in the Caribbean banana fields: which determinants for adoption of innovative banana cropping systems in the French West Indies and Dominican Republic? (PDF 3.2 MB)

G. Blomme, Bioversity International, Ethopia
Agroecological integration of shade tolerant and drought tolerant food/feed crops for year round productivity in banana-based systems under rain-fed conditions  (PDF, 2.4 MB)

S. Massart, University of Liège, Belgium
Biological control in the microbiome era: challenges and opportunities for banana production  (PDF, 1.3 MB)

S. Depigny and T. Lescot, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Agroecology: a key for the emergence of productive and sustainable plantain-based cropping systems?  (PDF, 1 MB)


SESSION B: Managing plant diversity to ensure ecosystem services

Keynotes

P. Bàrberi, Sant’Anna School of Advances Studies, Italy
Functional agrobiodiversity: approach, examples, and applicability to banana cropping systems (PDF, 1.6 MB)

F. DeClerck, Bioversity International, France
Ecosystems Services from Agriculture  (PDF, 2 MB)

Oral presentations

M. Dorel, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
What variety for sustainable banana cropping system: Cavendish clones or new BLSD resistant hybrids? Management of banana functional traits (PDF, 904 kB)

E. Amorim, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil
Banana genotypes resistant to Fusarium Wilt identified under infested area and greenhouse conditions (PDF, 2 MB)

Frédéric Bakry, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
CARBAP K74: a plantain-like hybrid designed to promote sustainable plantain-based cropping systems (PDF, 2.1 MB)

N. Roux, Bioversity International, France
Revision of the Global Strategy of the Conservation and Use of Musa Genetic Resources (PDF, 1.1 MB)

P. Brat, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Management of post-harvest fruit quality for ecologically intensified banana cropping systems (PDF, 2.1 MB)

R. Achard, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Weed control ability of two cover crops Neonotonia wightii and Centrosema pascuorum intercropped as living cover in banana plantations; impacts on soil nitrogen availability and crop productivity (PDF, 1.3 MB)

P. Bonneviot, Cirad, Cameroon
Are common crops associated with plantain a source of ecological services? (PDF, 900 kB)

C. Staver, Bioversity International, France
Do suckers from superior mother plants produce bigger bunches? Preliminary results for plantains (PDF, 783 kB)

E. Amorim, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil
Genetic variability in plantain genotypes using agronomical and molecular data (PDF, 867 kB)

R. Tumuhimbise, National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Uganda
Genotype × environment interaction effect and selection of cooking banana hybrids for yield and other relevant traits in Uganda(PDF, 873 kB)

E. Amorim, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil
Musa acuminata x Mycospharella musicola:  Preliminary results of RNA-Seq analysis(PDF, 286 kB)

P. Deltour, Ghent University, Belgium
The influence of different banana cultivars on pathogenic and non-pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum (PDF, 823 kB) view poster

 

SESSION C: Enhancing biological regulations in banana cropping systems (field level)

Keynotes

P. Tixier, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Enhancing ecological regulations in banana cropping systems: an example of a fine-tuned management approach for Cosmopolites sordidus (PDF, 2.5 MB)

S. Sánchez Moreno, National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology, Spain
Biodiversity and soil health: the role of the soil food web in soil fertility and suppressiveness to soilborne diseases  (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Oral presentations

A. Drenth, University of Queensland, Australia
Development and implementation of agroecological approaches in Australia’s banana cultivation

W. Tinzaara, Bioversity International, Uganda
Ecologically sustainable technologies for the management of the highland banana pests in East and Central Africa (PDF, 1 MB)

C. Poeydebat, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Multiple pests’ ecological control driven by plant richness in banana agrosystems (PDF, 1.3 MB)

C. Guillermet, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Experimental approaches for agroecological management of black leaf streak in dry and humid tropical conditions (PDF, 1.2 MB)

L. Kumar, IITA, Nigeria
Recovering banana production in BBTD affected areas in sub-Saharan Africa: Strategies to reduce infection pressure prior to and after replanting (PDF, 2 MB)

A. McBeath, QDAF, Horticulture Forestry Science, Australia
Monitoring microbial functional and structural diversity for management of disease suppressive soils (PDF, 854 kB)

M. Dita, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil
An integrated approach to reduce yield losses caused by Fusarium wilt of banana in São Paulo, Brazil (PDF, 2 MB)

D. Ochieno, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya
Effects of endophytic non-pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum V5w2 and mulching on field-grown tissue culture banana plants and root infection by Radopholus similis

A.B. Pattison, QDAF, Horticulture Forestry Science, Australia
Integrating management practices to support banana production in the presence of Fusarium wilt 

A.B. Omondi, Bioversity International, Uganda
Recovering banana production in bunchy top-affected areas in Sub-Saharan Africa – Ensuring banana bunchy top virus-free planting material for smallholders(PDF, 649 kB) view poster

R. Thangavelu, ICAR-National Research Center for Banana, India
Field control of Fusarium wilt (Foc race 1- VCG 0124) and plant growth promotion mediated by native microbes and botanical Zimmu in banana cv. Grand Naine (PDF, 3.8 MB)

M. Dita, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil
Management of Fusarium wilt of bananas in Minas Gerais, Brazil (PDF, 1.1 MB)

D. Carval, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Contrasting effects of a cover crop on the regulation of the banana weevil (PDF, 612 kB)

R. Thangavelu, ICAR-National Research Center for Banana, India
Biological management of eumusae leaf spot disease using native epiphytic and endophytic microbes in banana cv. Grand Naine (AAA) (PDF, 1.7 MB)

C. Berhal, University of Liège, Belgium
Study of the volatile organic compounds in the interaction between banana plants and the fungal disease Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 (FocTR4) (PDF 2.3 MB)

A. Wibowo, Gadjah Mada Univ., Indonesia
Screening of endophytic bacteria for controlling wilt disease of banana


SESSION D: Improving soil functioning through optimizing mineral and water
resource use
(field level)

Keynote

J.L. Chotte, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France
Soil Biological interactions: a driver to improve soil ecosystem services  (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Oral presentations

A.B. Pattison, Queensland Government, Australia
Soil indicators respond to changes in banana plantation management (PDF, 1.3 MB)

M. Dorel, Cirad, Guadeloupr, France
Root traits are predictive of cover crop effects on soil structuration  (PDF, 905 kB)

A.B. Pattison, QDAF, Horticulture Forestry Science, Australia
Agronomic consequences of vegetative groundcovers and reduced nitrogen applications on banana production systems (PDF, 1.2 MB)

R.A. Segura, CORBANA, Costa Rica
Managing the interactions between soil abiotic factors to alleviate Fusarium Wilt in bananas (PDF, 1.3 MB)

H. Gübbük, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Effects of different mulch materials on morphological features, quality and yield of banana 

H. Gübbük, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Comparison of open-field and protected banana cultivation for some morphological and yield
features under subtropical conditions

G. Calberto, Colombia
The frequency and effects of weather events on banana productivity – results of a global survey (PDF, 716 kB)

 

SESSION E: Processes, multi-criteria assessment of performances, and contextual factors driving stakeholder strategies (at farm, landscape or higher levels)

Keynotes

S. Zanoletti, UGPBAN, France
Agroecological systems in banana production in Guadeloupe and Martinique. From pesticide reduction to improving selling prices (PDF, 683 kB)

C. Bockstaller, INRA, France
Multicriteria assessment of farming systems with indicators: state of the art and methodological issues (PDF, 1 MB)

Oral presentations

P. Feschet, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Multi-criteria assessment of innovative cropping systems in French West Indies: A step of the improvement process (PDF, 823 kB)

I. Comte, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Assessing the environmental impact of pesticide use in banana cropping systems (PDF, 1.1 MB)

S. Di Cesare, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France
Conceptualizing a new method to evaluate banana farmworkers pesticide exposure (PDF, 424 kB)

J. Daniells, Queensland Government, Australia
TR4 as a driver of agroecological approaches in banana production (PDF, 1.7 MB)

C. Staver, Bioversity International, France
A quantified approach to project losses caused by Fusarium wilt Tropical Race 4 (PDF, 1 MB)

S. Ajambo, Bioversity International, Uganda
Recovering banana production in bunchy top-affected areas in Sub-Saharan Africa: developing gender-responsive approaches (PDF, 531 kB)

A. Rietveld, Bioversity International, Uganda
Banana-based beverages in East and Central Africa: money-maker for rural value chain actors? (PDF, 893 kB)

S. Zheng, Bioversity International, China
Innovative integrated systems for intensification of banana, pig and cattle production in Yunnan
province of southwest China
 (PDF, 1.9 MB)

G. Mbure, World Vision, U.S.A
Strengthening local systems to control Xanthomonas wilt in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (PDF, 653 kB)

W. Ocimati, Bioversity International, Uganda
Land-use/cropping pattern changes in retrospect across Xanthomonas wilt- infected landscapes (PDF, 760 kB)

A. Rietveld, Bioversity International, Uganda
Beer-banana value chains in Eastern DR Congo: importance for livelihoods (PDF, 360 kB)

G. Ngoh-Newilah, CARBAP, Cameroon
Postharvest quality and performance of a promising plantain-like hybrid `CARBAP K74´ from Cameroun using contrasted agronomic practices

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Posters

Poster competition

First prize:

D. Carval, Contrasting effects of a cover crop on the regulation of the banana weevil (see corresponding short oral)

Second prize:

A.B. Omondi,Recovering banana production in BBTD affected areas in Sub-Saharan Africa – Ensuring BBTV-free planting material for smallholders (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Third prize tie:
S. Depigny, Are common crops associated with plantain a source of ecological services? (see corresponding short oral)

A. Abla: Crotalaria spectabilis combined to Rhizophagus irregularis MUCL41833 decreases the incidence of Radopholus similis in banana

J. Adheka Giria: Banana and plantain diversity and uses in Oriental province, Democratic Republic of Congo

M. Arias: Biological control of banana Red Rust Thrips: Preliminary lab results (PDF, 1.4 MB)

M. Castro-Benitez: Determination of Chl a/Chl b ratio as a physiological indicator of hyperpigmentation phenomenon in baby banana (`Bocadillo´) production as affected by environmental factors

P. Deltour: The influence of different banana cultivars on pathogenic and non-pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum  (PDF, 968 kB)

R. Corozo: Cover crops in organic-export banana systems: Farmer experiences and soil health in Ecuador (PDF, 1 MB)

P. Tixier: Intercropped cultivated plants control ant community stability and banana weevil damages in plantain agroecosystems (PDF, 1MB)

C. Declerck: Virus indexing and sanitation of international banana collection: insights from a multi-years collaborative effort  (PDF, 585 kB)

P. Deltour: Harmful or beneficial? Graminoids as reservoir of pathogenic and non-pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum (PDF, 628 kB)

M.A. Kamel: The influence of alum, bicarbonate and chlorine treatments on crown rot disease progress in organic bananas

N. Portal-Gonzalez: Extracellular compound from culture filtrate of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense could be useful in agroecological approaches for banana production (PDF, 282 kB)

D. Rengifo: Challenges and opportunities for keeping nutrients in balance in organic-export banana systems (PDF, 820 kB)

E. Rosalie: A new alternative to reduce chemical fertilizer and herbicide (PDF, 1.2 MB)

A. Soler: Induced systemic resistance and native tolerance to pathogens in banana: preliminary results (PDF, 408 kB)

E. Angbo-Kouakou: Establishment of innovations platforms to support ecological intensification of plantain production in Côte d'Ivoire (PDF, 314 kB)

M. Weinert: Comparing the efficacy of banana weevil borer traps and pheromone lures (PDF, 486 kB)

A. zum Felde: Effects of planting density and irrigation on Musa AAB cv. 'Agbagba' under sub-optimal agroecological conditions (PDF, 1.2 MB)

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