In Seville we find one of the best pitches of Spain, eventough they face many challenges due to their geographical location. They face all sort of challenges in this very hot and dry climate! But still they maintain a high quality standard for their pitch, closely followed up by LaLiga with their pitch quality software!

Join us in the sunny Seville for an interesting workshop and brand new insights!
Definitely well worth the trip to the south of Spain! See you there!

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What's included in my ticket?


Price information:

  • Per person
  • Excluding VAT 
  • Only available for ESSMA Members
  • Tickets for ESSMA Partners are SOLD OUT

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The preliminary schedule of our Pitch workshop

Monday 21 November 2022

12h00:  Welcome words by Ludwig Sneyers, ESSMA

  • Lunch at Seville’s training Centre: Ciudad Deportiva Ramón Cisneros Palacios
  • GTK: Introduction of participants  

13h10:  Block 1: Nematodes control

Deborah Cox (Lagan Valley Scientific)

  • Introduction to nematodes
  • Focus on root knot nematodes, lesion nematodes & sheath nematodes
  • Nematicide options with a focus on active ingredients
  • Emerging & non- nematicide treatment options

13h50: Block 2: Performance quality standards

Pedro Fernandez (La Liga agronomist)

  • Presentation: Quality standards
  • Demonstration of measuring instruments on the pitch

15h00:  Coffee break

15h30: Block 3: Pitch approach and challenges in a warm climate              

Carlos Venegas (Grounds manager Sevilla)

  • Presentation: Pitch approach and challenges
  • Stadium visit
  • Sustainability
  • Overseeding process

18h00:  Transfer to Novotel (Next to Seville’s stadium)

  • Rooftop drinks & Dinner

Tuesday 22 November 2022

08h30:  Welcoming by ESSMA

08h40:  Block 4: Pest and disease control

Manuel Avilés & Celia Borrero (University of Seville)

  • Presentation: Pest and disease control without pesticide
  • New products in the market

09h30:  Coffee break

09h45:  Golf course visit: Real club de Golf de Sevilla Eugenio Escribano

12h15:  Lunch at the Golf course

13h30:  Transfer to airport Sevilla – San Pablo 

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Ban on pesticides
Quality Control on League level
Crossover to Golf

ESSMA Event Hotel: Novotel Seville

Please note: The hotel is not included in your event ticket, and should be booked seperately!

Hotel Novotel Sevilla is located in Seville’s Nervión district, next to Sevilla FC’s Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. It has a rooftop pool with terrace and offers free WiFi. All rooms at the Novotel Sevilla are air-conditioned and come with a private bathroom equipped with hairdryer. Each one has a tea and coffee set. The hotel’s restaurant specialises in Mediterranean food. It is a 15-minute walk to the old town of Seville, where you can find the Alcázar, the medieval Moorish palace, and Seville Cathedral.

This hotel will be available soon for ESSMA bookings.

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Please note:

  • Tickets are only available to ESSMA members
  • The event ticket does NOT include the hotel
  • Tickets for ESSMA Partners are SOLD OUT!

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