International Workshop on "Biotechnical Methods" has been jointly organized by Bornova Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) and Bursa Uludağ University and performed through the experiments shared by renowned scientists from different countries on 25 March 2021 between 14.00-19.00. online. Prof. Dr. Orkun B. Kovancı from Bursa Uludağ University, and Dr. F. Özlem Altındişli, Dr. Öncül K. Caner, İsmet Acar, Mustafa Hakan Balcı and İhsan Barışcan Tunçkol from Bornova PPRI have participated in the organization of the Workshop.
Opening speech of the Workshop have been performed by Dr. Nevzat Birişik, Director General of the Agricultural Research and Policy, and Dr. Tevfik Turanlı, Director of Bornova PPRI. The Workshop was moderated by Dr. F. Özlem Altındişli. The first invited speaker was Dr. Maria-Pojar Feneşan, the Manager of Raluca Ripan Institute for Research in Chemistry depended upon Babeş-Bolyai University in Romania and presented "Insect Pheromone Synthesis". Subsequently, Dr. Gianfranco Anfora, Professor at the University of Trento, has addressed the topic namely "Insect Behavioural Tests in the Development of Biotechnical Control Materials". Prof. Dr. Orkun B. Kovancı from Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection mentioned Recent Developments in Biotechnical Methods in the World. After, Prof. Dr. Ferit Turanlı from Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection has presented "Sterile Insect Release Technique" in detail. One of the last speakers, Extension Professor Dr. Jaime Pinero from University of Massachusetts, Stockbridge School of Agriculture at Amherst, USA performed a presentation about "An Overview of Semiochemicals Used for Invasive Fruit Fly (Tephritidae and Drosophilidae) Management". Finally, Dr. Nurhayat Tabanca, Research Chemist in Subtropical Horticulture Research Station in Miami (USA) made a speech on "Plant Volatiles.
Approximately 150 people, including Dr. Suat Kaymak, Chief of the Plant Heath Researches Department and the Department staff, researchers from research institutes working in plant protection, researchers who will be able to carry out projects on this subject at some cooperating universities, and representatives of the private sector participated in this workshop as listeners.