For full papers, proceedings, and powerpoint presentations, kindly contact the Secretariat at info@itfnet.org
Keynote Presentations
1. Progress on, and the Future Outlook for Managing Tropical Fruit Diseases
  Prof. Randy C. Ploetz, University of Florida, USA
2. Tropical Fruit Pests and its Management Options in Malaysia
  Dr. Mohamad Roff Mohd. Noor, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Malaysia
3. The Role of Plant Health in Food Security
  Dr. Jayne Crozier, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, United Kingdom
Session 1: New and Emerging Tropical Fruit Pests and Diseases
Chair: Dr. Hannah Jaenicke, Coordinator, Kompetenzzentrum Gartenbau, Germany
1. Lead paper: New and Emerging Diseases and Pests of Tropical Fruit Crops
  Prof. Randy C. Ploetz, University of Florida, USA
2. Banana Nematode Infestation in Peninsula Malaysia
  Dr. Syarifah Aisyafaznim Sayed Abdul Rahman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
3. Climatic Influence on Incidence of Papaya Dieback in Sabah, Malaysia
  Ms. Evenni Poi Li, Department of Agriculture, Sabah, Malaysia
4. The Status of the Banana Fusarium TR4 in the Philippines
  Dr. Lorna E. Herradura, Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Horticulture, Philippines
5. Abundance of Mesofauna on Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Ecosystem in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Thoa, Southern Horticultural Research Institute, Vietnam
Session 2: Advances in Biotechnology Research on Tropical Fruit Pests and Diseases
1. Lead Paper: Role of Plant Biotechnology for the Genetic Improvement of Fruit Crops with Special Reference to Banana, Papaya, Pineapple, and Mango
  Prof. Latiffah Zakaria, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
2. Bioactivity of Alcaligenes faecalis and Lecanicillium sp. against Erwinia psidii of Papaya Dieback Disease
  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chong Khim Pin, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Session 3: Challenges and Opportunities in Biosecurity and Quarantine
1. Lead Paper: Strengthening Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Capacities for Improving Trade of Tropical Fruits
  Mr. Ramli Md. Afandi, Department of Agriculture, Malaysia
Session 4: Plant Health, Soil Nutrition, and Disease-free Planting Materials
1. Lead Paper: The Impact of Elevated Levels of Carbon Dioxide on Host Plants, Insect Pests, and Their Natural Enemies: Implications for Tropical Agriculture
  Prof. Ravindra C. Joshi, University of the South Pacific, Fiji
2. Effect of Various Degree of Canopy Pruning on Plant Growth, Yield, and Control of Canker Disease of Dragonfruit Crop
  Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hieu, Southern Horticultural Research Institute, Vietnam
3. Citrus Black Spot Disease on Phuc Trach Pummelo and Management Measures in Ha Tinh Province
  Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung, Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute, Vietnam
4. Seasonal Occurrence of Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera : Thripidae) Associated with Weeds in Mango Orchards
  Dr. Affandi, Indonesian Tropical Fruit Research Institute, Indonesia
Session 5: Advances in Biological Control Methods
1. Lead Paper: Biological Control of Thrips in Banana
  Mr. Bart de Graaf, Koppert Biological Systems
2. Validation of Artificial Diets for Rearing of Galleria mellonella Larvae and Mass Multiplication of Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Use in the Control of Fruit Flies
  Mr. Hyunh Thanh Loc, Southern Horticultural Research Institute, Vietnam
Session 6: Developments in Plant Protection: Emerging Trends and Capacity Requirements
1. Lead Paper: Emerging Trends in Plant Protection
  Dr. Sivapragasam Annamalai, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International–Southeast Asia, Malaysia
2. The Use of Lemongrass Oil against Postharvest Development of Anthracnose Disease on Banana (Musa acuminata L.)
  Dr. Suhaizan Lob, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
3. Effectiveness of Silicon Treatment to Inhibit Fungal Growth on Dragonfruit Plant
  Dr. Nurul Faziha Ibrahim, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
4. Tropical Fruits Pests and Diseases: Global prospects for Production and Trade of Bananas and Tropical Fruits
  Ms. Sabine Altendorf, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Poster Presentations
1. Development of Detection Method of an Oomycetes, Phytophthora palmivora causing Bud Rot Disease of Oil Palm by Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP)
  Dr. Maizatul Suriza Mohamed, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysia
2. Rapid and Sensitive Electrochemical Biosensor for the Detection of Plant Pathogen DNA using Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles
  Dr. Lau Han Yih, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Malaysia
3. Impedimetric DNA biosensor as early warning system tool in management of papaya dieback disease
  Ms. Nur Azura Mohd Said, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Malaysia
4. The construction and expression of pCAMBIA1304::16D10::S2F3 in Agrobecterium tumefaciens for global interactome analysis of banana – Meloidogyne incognita 16D10 gene interaction via Affinity Tagging Purification-Mass Spectrometry (AP-MS) approach
  Ms. Nur Hikmah Mostaffa, University of Malaya, Malaysia
5. Isolation and characterisation of Pathogenesis-related gene 1 (PR-1) from Musa spp. against Meloidogyne incognita infestation
  Mr. Arullthevan Rajendram, University of Malaya, Malaysia
6. Effects of Bicarbonates against Anthracnose, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides of Mango Plant
  Ms. Nor Dalila Nor Danial, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Malaysia
7. In vitro Evaluation of Fungicides against Colletotrichum gleosporoides, the Causal Pathogen of Anthracnose Disease on Lepisanthes fruticosa
  Ms. Nur Adliza Baharom, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Malaysia
8. Molecular Detection of a New and Emerging Bacterial Disease of Jackfruit in Peninsula Malaysia Caused by Dickeya fangzhongdai
  Ms. Nur Sulastri Jaffar, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Malaysia
9. Diagnosis of the disease-causing agent of plants samples received from local farmers
  Dr. Clament Chin Fui Seung, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
10. Turbocharged odor that attracts animals: Structural analysis of MGL proteins in Durio zibethinus (Durian)
  Dr. Nur Athirah Yusof, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
11. Insect Pests of Ceri Terengganu, Lepisanthes fruticosa in Peninsula Malaysia
  Ms. Farah Huda Sjafni Suherman, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Malaysia
12. Thrips Infesting Mango var Carabao and Pomelo var Magallanes in Ato Belen’s Farm, Laguna, the Philippines
  Ms. Mary Queen R. Bagaoisan, De La Salle University, The Philippines
13. Lasiodiplodia sp. Causes Whole-Bunch Fruit Drop in Longkong (Lansium domesticum Corr.) Fruit after Harvest
  P. Songpram, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Copyright © 2018. All rights reserved.
Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, with a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels.