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We would like to thank the attendees of IWOPA 2021 for the numerous participation and the great contributions on our 3rd International  Workshop on Plasma Agriculture, which was a virtual conference successfully held at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) in Greifswald, Germany, March 1-3, 2021.

The 3rd International Workshop on Plasma Agriculture, organized by the Leibniz Insitute for Plasma Science and Technology, was successfully held from March 1-3 2021 in Greifswald, Germany.

We had about 67 participants from 19 different countries and in sum 56 contributions, inlcuding invited talks, oral presentations and posters.

The workshop covered the following topics:

  • Food safety, preservation, storage & transportation
  • Seed germination, plant growth & development
  • Biological processes, e.g. stress responses, resistances
  • Systems & methods for treatments of seeds, plants…
  • Methods & procedures, simulations
  • Regulatory issues
  • Environmental aspects

The general chairs of IWOPA 3 were Prof. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann and Prof. Jürgen Kolb. Both from the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP).

Important Dates:

Early Registration: until 20th December 2020

Regular registration: until 1st February 2021


Early Registration:

  • Regular Participant: 225€
  • Student: 60€

Regular Registration:

  • Regular Participant: 285€
  • Student: 110€

International Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Alexander Fridman (Drexel University, USA)
Prof. Dr. Gregory Fridman (AAPlasma, LLC, USA)
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann (INP, GERMANY)
Dr. Suk Jae Yoo (National Fusion Research Institute, KOREA)
Prof. Dr. Eun Ha Choi (Kwangwoon University, KOREA)
Prof. Dr. Masaru Hori (Nagoya University, JAPAN)
Prof. Dr. Masaharu Shiratani (Kyushu University, JAPAN)
Prof. Dr. Masafumi Ito (Meijo University, JAPAN)

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kolb
Dr. Henrike Brust
Dr. Nicola Wannicke
Nadja Dahlhaus
Antonia Rehbein

Technical Program Contact

Dr. Henrike Brust (INP, Plasma-Agriculture)

Technical Program Committee

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann (Chair)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kolb (Chair)
Dr. Henrike Brust
Dr. Nicola Wannicke

13 Contributed Talks, 15 Invited Talks, 2 Postersessions

Timetable: PDF

Book of Abstract: PDF

Investigation of the effi ciency of a dual microwave-radiofrequency low-pressure air plasma source on fungal and mycotoxin proliferation control.
Manon Soulier

Application of plasma activated water on mushrooms.
Erik Esveld

Plasma functionalized water and air: from bech to prototype for fresh food safety.
Jörg Ehlbeck

Controlling CampylobacterSPP and SalmonellaSPP contamination in poultry processing using cold plasma.
Soukaina Barroug

Applications of chitooligosaccharides produced in beam-plasma reactors for plant growth stimulation.
Tatiana Vasilieva

Plasma activated water for medical and agro applications.
Guus Pemen

Cold plasma for microbiological and insect pest control in cereal grain production.
Dana Ziuzina

Microwave argon plasma torch for agriculture applications.
Plamena Marinova

Radical producation and treatment of nutrient solution using pulsed dischrges contact with water surface.
Katsuyuki Takahashi

Effects of cold plasma treatment on seed germination and seedling growth of turkish tea.
Tuba Şen

Electron spin resonance study on germination dynamics of plasma-activated seeds of radish sprouts.
Kenji Ishikawa

Atmospheric plasma technology with potential for treatment and processing of agricultural products.
Kerstin Horn

Low temperature atmospheric plasma effects on sprouting and plant growth of turmeric (CurcumaSPP.) rhizomes in the greenhouse and the field.
Srinivasa R. Mentreddy

Influences of plasma treatment of seeds on their molecular responses.
Kazunori Koga

Plasma enhanced biorefiner
Masafumi Ito

Plasma-treated substrates using atmospheric jet and multi-jets for agricultural purpose.
Eric Robert

Physics and plasma chemistry of fresh produce washing and misting.
Alexander Fridman

Plasma activated water as novel resistance inducer for plants in greenhouse and open field.
Romolo Laurita

Plasma-derived nitrogen-species: Fertilizers or signaling factors in plant growth and development?
Henrike Brust

Can physical and biological treatments enhance the yield of crops? Pilot study on rapeseed.
Vladislav Curn

Plant pathogen control using direct spray of solution contacting plasma or plasma effluent gas.
Toshiro Kaneko

Long-term observations as a tool for estimation of plant response to seed treatment with cold plasma and electromagnetic field.
Vida Mildažienė

Nonthermal plasma treatment and their activated water irrigation for enhancement of seed-ling rates, defense hormone and gene expression in plant.
Eun Ha Choi

Degradation of residual agrochemicals by non-thermal plasma.
Juergen F. Kolb

Scale-up of non-equilibrium pulsed discharge for sanitation of whole and cut fresh fruits and vegetable.
Gregory Fridman

On the plasma decontamination effi ciency of naturally occurring toxins in agriculture.
Uros Cvelbar

Plasma applications for agriculture from seeds to field.
Hiroshi Hashizume

Changing the plant tissue morphology and physiology by plasma treatment.
Nevena Puac

Scaling Plasma-Liquid Systems – Diagnostic Means to Meet the Needs.
Stephan Reuter

  1. Selected authors were invited to submit their conference contributions to the special issue "Plasma & Agriculture II", organised by the international journal "Plasma Processes and Polymers (PPaP)".
  2. The journal Applied Sciences offered the possibility to publish articles in their special issue "Plasma Techniques in Agriculture, Biology and Food Production". More Information
  3. The journal "plants" invited contributions for the special issue "Effects of Non-thermal Plasma Treatment on Plant Physiological and Biochemical Processes". More Information

This conference was supported by the following sponsors and industry exhibitors:


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