The International PGPR Workshop is the most comprehensive conference on the field of PGPR/PGPB (Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria/Bacteria), with a long tradition that started in Canada in 1987. Subsequently, the Workshop has been held in Switzerland (1990), Australia (1994), Japan (1997), Argentina (2000), India (2003), The Netherlands (2006), Oregon (2009), Colombia (2012), Belgium (2015) and Canada (2018). Unfortunately, the Workshop was not held in 2021 due to COVID-19; thus, the relaunch of the periodic meeting is a good opportunity to gather leading scientists and industry in an environment of scholarly sessions and cooperation opportunities.
This 12th International PGPR Workshop has been planned on the tradition of the previous meetings.
we expect to have lead researchers, students, and commercial companies presenting and discussing issues such as new visions and approaches to the already studied growth promotion mechanisms, the use of PGPR and effect on microbial populations, the industrial usage of the PGPR including methods of fermentation and formulation, and the novel utilization of PGPR, in interaction with other organisms different from higher plants.
In addition, given planet-wide adverse environmental phenomena, climate changes, and disasters, an increasing challenge arises to preserve, rehabilitate, and restore damaged soils, where the usage of PGPR/PGPB is a leading research field addressing these challenges and is expected to boom in the coming years.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we welcome you to this 12th International PGPR Workshop.