ISHS-ProMusa symposia    Working group meetings

 
ISHS-ProMusa symposia
 
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Agroecological approaches to promote innovative banana production systems

Montpellier, France / 10-14 October 2016

The fifth ISHS-ProMusa symposium was hosted by CIRAD. The gathering provided scientists from around the world the opportunity to exchange around the theme of agroecological approaches to promote innovative banana production systems.

The proceedings will be published in Acta Horticulturea

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Unravelling the banana's genomic potential

Brisbane, Australia / 18-20 August 2014

The fourth ISHS-ProMusa symposium was held during the 29th International Horticultural Congress. It took stock of research efforts in the context of the recently sequenced genome, and how this has influenced various areas of banana research.

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Bananas and plantains: Toward sustainable global production and improved uses

Salvador, Brazil / 10-14 October 2011

The third ISHS-ProMusa symposium was hosted by Embrapa. It brought together scientists from several countries around the world discussed latest advances in crop management, crop diversity and improvement, and post-harvest and marketing.

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Global perspectives on Asian challenges

Guang Dong, China / 14-18 September 2009

The second ISHS-ProMusa symposium was hosted by the Guang Dong Academy for Agricultural Sciences. It brought together experts from all over the world to share their experience and discuss genetic and management solutions to problems affecting banana production systems in Asia.

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Recent advances in banana crop protection for sustainable production and improved livelihoods

White River, South Africa / 10-14 September 2007

The first symposium held under the alliance between ISHS and ProMusa was hosted by the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute and Du Roi Laboratories. The symposium brought together the world's leading experts on protecting bananas from pests and diseases.

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Working group meetings
 

ProMusa was established in 1997 to increase interactions between pathologists and the world’s few banana breeders in order to maximize the outputs of breeding and accelerate the impact of banana improvement efforts. Until 2005, ProMusa was organized into the Genetic improvement, Sigatoka disease, Fusarium wilt, Weevil, Nematology and Virology working groups. The structure of ProMusa was changed in 2005 following a meeting of the working group convenors.


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Meeting of ProMusa working group convenors

Montpellier, France / 2-4 June 2005

In June 2005, the convenors of the ProMusa working groups proposed bringing the researchers together into multi-disciplinary teams to better respond to research priorities.

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Sigatoka working group meeting

Guapiles, Costa Rica / 24-25 May 2002

Participants presented their research capacity and future and ongoing projects related to Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases. They also commented on their participation in ProMusa, defining their areas of interest where they would like to develop partnerships with other participants. The group identified various research priorities and defined the main activities that should be carried out.

Read the minutes of the meeting in the ProMusa newsletter No. 9 (PDF, 213 kB)

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Breeders group meeting

Leuven, Belgium / 6-7 May 2002

Discussions at the first meeting of the Breeders group focused on the current status of Musa germplasm, a global Musa breeding programme, genomics versus breeding, and a Musa breeding programme for Asia and the Pacific.

Read the minutes of the meeting in the ProMusa newsletter No. 10 (PDF, 425 kB)

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Weevil working group inauguration

Canary Islands, Spain / 2 March 2002

The inaugural meeting of the Weevil working group focused on working mechanisms and research priorities.

Read the minutes of the meeting in the ProMusa newsletter No. 9 (PDF, 213 kB)
 

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Second international workshop on Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases

San José, Costa Rica / 20-23 May 2002

Thirteen years after the 1st international workshop on Sigatoka diseases of banana held in San José, Costa Rica, in March 1989, the present proceedings offer an overview of the present status and outlook regarding Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases at the global level.

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Nematology working group meeting

Hazyview, South Africa / 24-25 May 2001

Participants in the Nematology working group meeting presented an outline of their research with regard to the three research priorities: a) nematode communities and biodiversity; b) resistance screening (including methods, sources and mechanisms); and c) damage and yield loss potential of nematode populations.

Read the minutes of the meeting in the ProMusa newsletter No. 8 (PDF, 163 kB )

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Meeting of ProMusa working group convenors

Montpellier, France / 18-20 April 2001

A first meeting of the convenors of the ProMusa working groups was held in Montpellier. Up-to-date news of the activities of each of the five groups were shared.

Read the minutes of the meeting in the ProMusa newsletter No. 7 (PDF, 201 kB)

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Third global ProMusa meeting

Bangkok, Thailand / 6-8 November 2000

The ProMusa Steering Committee and the working groups on Genetic Improvement, Fusarium, Nematology, Sigatoka and Virology came together during the third global ProMusa meeting.

Read the minutes of the meetings in the ProMusa newsletter No. 5 (PDF, 932 kB)

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Genomics workshop

Montpellier, France / 6-8 April 2000

The Genetic Improvement working group organized this meeting in order to make rapid progress in genomics research as applied to Musa. The participants agreed to form a Banana Genomic consortium.

Read the minutes of the meeting in the ProMusa newsletter No. 5 (PDF, 98 kB)

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Fusarium working group meeting

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / 21-22 October 1999

The Fusarium working met during the International Seminar “Fusarium wilt of banana: towards sustainable cultivation”. The working group discussions covered four main areas: Fusarium wilt management issues; IMTP Phase III; issues relevant to other working groups; and updating of Fusarium working group documents.

Read the minutes of the meeting in the ProMusa newsletter No. 4 (PDF, 194 kB)

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Meeting on genetic mapping

New York, USA / March 1999

This meeting, organized by the Genetic Improvement working group, was held on the occasion of the International Symposium on the Molecular and Cellular Biology of Banana. Discussions focused on the role ProMusa could play in the development of partnerships between the public and private sector. It was recognised that ProMusa could provide a suitable forum for such collaboration, particularly in the area of pre-competitive research.

Read about the symposium in the ProMusa newsletter No. 3 (PDF, 185 kB)

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Second global ProMusa meeting

Douala, Cameroon / 6-10 November 1998

The second global ProMusa meeting was held during the International Symposium on Bananas and Food Security. The ProMusa Steering Committee held its first meeting and the working groups on Genetic Improvement, Nematology, Sigatoka and Virology also came together.

Read the minutes of the meetings in the ProMusa newsletter No. 2 (PDF, 629 kB)

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Montpellier, France / 19-21 January 1998
Meeting on banana streak virus

Montpellier, France / 19-21 January 1998

The meeting, organized by the Virology working group, focused on recent advances in the understanding of the virus and the significance of integrated viral sequences in the Musa genome. Research needs were analysed and prioritized, and current BSV indexing procedures reassessed in the light of research results. It was generally agreed that the current indexing methods are still the most reliable for detecting a wide range of BSV isolates, and revisions to the Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Musa germplasm were not considered necessary.

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First global ProMusa meeting

Gosier, Guadeloupe / 5-9 March 1997

The creation of ProMusa as the global programme for Musa improvement was endorsed during a joint World Bank/INIBAP meeting. The programme structure, modus operandi and medium-term plan were agreed upon.

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