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December 1995, Issue no. 24
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news, and application of IPM techniques and programs. Virus Approved for Codling Moth Control The periodical CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE reports that, after 14 years of testing, a Univ. of California entomologist, L.A. Falcon, has received federal (U.S.) registration for use of a granulosis virus to control codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.) on apple, pear, walnut, and plum trees. Field tests have demonstrated that, with proper application of the virus a naturally occurring baculovirus moth larvae are controlled as effectively as with commonly used pesticides. The baculovirus has the advantage of attacking a narrow range of species, thereby avoiding impacts on both beneficial species and avoiding proliferation of secondary pests.

The baculovirus is both more labor intensive to apply and monitor, as well as more expensive, than a pesticide. The intent is to not to replace pesticides entirely, but to supplant and reduce the amount used. Dr. Falcon noted that integrating baculovirus use with judicious application of pesticide could help keep orchard moth populations at very low, economically tolerable levels while preserving ecologically healthier conditions.

excerpted from: CALIF. AGRIC., 49(5), 4, September-October 1995.

Insect's Resistance Threatens Coffee Crop Recently published research reports that, on the South Pacific island of New Caledonia, the coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) is now 25 to 100 times more resistant to the insecticide endosulfan than are borer strains in other coffee growing areas. While New Caledonia is remote from most other coffee growing areas making direct spread of insecticide-resistant borers less likely, the study's authors warned that the mutation protecting the New Caledonian borer from endosulfan could occur anywhere that this insecticide is used to control the coffee berry borer.

Endosulfan is a neurotoxin that attacks insects through their central nervous system. It is the primary insecticide used against the coffee berry borer because it can penetrate the coffee bean and kill the insect larvae whereas many other insecticides cannot.

U.S. entomologist J.J. Stuart of Purdue Univ., one of the report's authors, notes that resistance to endosulfan develops through a mutation of what is called the GABA gene, a part of the inherited gene pattern that manufactures a protein associated with the nervous system. The unusual reproduction system of H. hampei means that if a generation develops a mutation that confers resistance to endosulfan, the genes could pass unchanged from one generation to the next, quickly spreading throughout an entire coffee region.

"This resistance mutation has arisen once and probably will again," Stuart added. The widespread use of endosulfan increases the possibility of the borer developing a resistance, he said. For more information contact: J.J. Stuart, e-mail: jeff_stuart@entm.purdue.edu. Phone: 1-317-494-4561.


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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources

II. IPM MEDLEY general information, publications of interest, and other information and resources related to IPM. Crop Protection Gains at ICRISAT The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) headquartered at Hyderabad, INDIA, has reorganized its research thrust into seven research divisions. Research conducted within the Crop Protection Division alone now accounts for approximately 45 percent of all ICRISAT's activities, a senior member of that division reports. As one outgrowth of increased emphasis on crop protection, division staff members, along with other collaborating organizations, are accelerating information dissemination through a variety of pamphlets and periodic newsletters. Among the latter, the IPM AND IRM NEWSLETTER FOR LEGUME CROPS IN ASIA and the PODBORER MANAGEMENT NEWSLETTER focus on a specific crop group and a single insect pest (_Helicoverpa armigera_) respectively. The podborer periodical primarily concerns the topic of insecticide resistance.

For Asian farm systems, two avian species, the "drongo" and the cattle egret, are important predators of insects, particularly defoliating caterpillars. Entomologists, notes the legume crops newsletter, have come to regard the presence of these two birds as, "indicators of `healthy farms' places where IPM is happening."

For more information, contact either: J.A. Wightman, j.wightman@cgnet.com, or N.J. Armes, n.armes@cgnet.com; or direct inquiries to: Crop Protection Division, ICRISAT, Patancheru P.O., Andhra Pradesh 502 324, INDIA. Phone: 91-40-596161. Fax: 91-40-241239.

Argentine Insect Database A group of international scientists is assembling a database on plant feeding insects of Argentina and their host plants. The resulting "First Catalog of Fitophagous Insects of Argentina," to be published around mid-1996, will include phytophagous insect-host plant and phytophagous insect-parasitoid associations, plus relevant biological, bionomic, and environmental information. It will cover cultivated plants, wild plants, and weeds. Researchers are invited to join in the project. All contributions, published or unpublished, will be mentioned in the catalog with the corresponding author. Taxonomists covering whole groups will be acknowledged as chapter authors. The deadline to submit contributions is 31 January 1996. For more information about the project contact: K. Braun, braun@sabcl.ba.ar, or G. Logarzo, logarzo@sabcl.ba.ar, South American Biological Control Laboratory USDA-ARS, Bolivar 1559, (1686) Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA. Phone: 541-662-0999. Fax: 541-452-4838.

IPMporium ..... The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has formally published IPM guidelines for its staff and other international organizations. The guidelines are included in the Bank's new publication, HANDBOOK FOR INCORPORATION OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS. ADB is headquartered at Manila, PHILIPPINES. ..... The National Biological Impact Assessment Programs' NBIAP NEWS REPORT will devote its December issue to reporting on the spreading use ofBacillus thuringiensisdelta-endotoxin genes for insect control in transgenic plants. For information, contact P. Traynor, traynor@nbiap.biochem.vt.edu.

..... The South African government has launched a massive program to clear invasive plants from water catchment areas and gain an estimated 30-50% in water yield annually.

..... Delegates to a 1994 international workshop on pesticide policies, sponsored by FAO on behalf its Panel of Experts on Integrated Pest Control, prepared "A Conceptual Framework for Pesticide Policy Studies," aimed at aiding realistic assessments (economic benefits, external costs, social consequences) of pesticide use and subsidies, and approximation of "socially optimal" levels of pesticide use.

..... The International Mycological Institute continues to add to its series of loose-leaf, detailed "Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria" sheets. IMI can be contacted at: Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey TW20 9TY, U.K.

..... The Western Regional IPM Program (USA) has issued its 񓟫 Management Report," the fourth in a series. Five regional IPM research programs are highlighted.

..... The 1995 World Food Prize was awarded recently to H.R. Herren, a Swiss-born entomologist who organized a biological control program to eradicate the cassava mealybug (Phenacoccus spp) in 30 African countries. Herren identified a tiny wasp, E. lopezi, as the mealybug's natural predator and led an international effort to move the wasp to Africa, breed it in sufficient numbers, distribute it across Africa, and organize the people needed to monitor and operate the program.





PUBLICATIONS AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS

IPMnet NEWS wants to mention any publication related to or focused on IPM. To assure coverage, please send a review copy of the publication, with background information where to obtain copies, data about the author(s), costs, and any other particulars or descriptive materialsto:

IPMnet NEWS, c/o Integrated Plant Protection Center 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-2915, USA After review, materials will be cataloged into the Center's extensive international IPM and crop protection literature collection (which the worldwide IPM/crop protection community is welcome to use) or returned if so requested.



Crop Breeding to Reduce Pesticides R.A. Robinson, a Canadian/British plant scientist with more than 40 years of wide-ranging global experience in crop improvement for both commercial and subsistence agriculture, has authored RETURN TO RESISTANCE, a new work subtitled "Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence." The dilemma Robinson sees is a choice between "food and pollution on the one hand, or purity and famine on the other. In fact, there may be a solution to this dilemma," he observes, leading to both adequate food supplies and freedom from excessive crop protection chemicals.

The 500-page, softbound work provides an answer by explaining "how groups of farmers can work together to breed crops with effective, durable resistance to all locally important pests and diseases," according to the book's publisher. Dr. Robinson analyzes crop breeding's successes and shortcomings, and explains new techniques for breeding food crops with inherited immunity, or `horizontal resistance.' The 1996 volume includes numerous tables, a glossary, lists of resource groups and organizations, and a bibliography.

For more information, contact: agAccess, 603 Fourth Street, Davis, CA 95616, USA. Phone: 1-916-756-7177. Fax: 1-916-756-7188. E-mail: agaccess@davis.com.

Weed Management Covered Published in 1995, the HANDBOOK OF WEED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS not only covers the subject's basic background, but devotes separate chapters to weed management systems for: seed crops, grain crops, horticultural crops, pasture and hay crops, rangeland, forest nurseries and woodlands, and turfgrass. Editor A.E. Smith has pulled together the work of nearly 30 experts. The 741-page work is part of the "Soils, Plants, and the Environment" series, from: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, USA. Insect Parasitism Analyzed U.S. Agriculture Handbook #693, by E.F. Knipling, is PRINCIPLES OF INSECT PARASITISM ANALYZED FROM NEW PERSPECTIVES: Practical Implications for Regulating Insect Populations by Biological Means. The 1995 work investigates factors influencing behavior of parasites, examines potential for controlling pests with natural enemies, and offers natural pest control case studies for several pests, including sugarcane borer, boll weevil, tephritid fruit fly, and gypsy moth. Factors influencing success of natural parasitism in each of these cases are described. The 349-page volume is free, from: Information Staff, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 6303 Ivy Lane, Room 400, Greenbelt, MD 20770, USA. Phone: 1-301-344-2152. Fax: 1-301-344-2325. Neem Tome Everything anybody ever wanted to know about neem and its pest repelling qualitiesand then somecan probably be found in a massive, 696-page, 66-chapter work edited by H. Schmutterer. Published in 1995, NEEM TREE, Azadirachta India A. Juss. and Other Meliaceous Plants, Sources of Unique Natural Products for Integrated Pest Management, Medicine, Industry and Other Purposes, begins with analysis of biologically active ingredients and proceeds through a chronicle of the effects on various organisms. Lists of products are provided, along with examples of neem used in IPM programs. The hardbound volume contains color plates. For more information contact: VCH Publishers, 220 E. 23rd St., Suite 909, New York, NY 10010, USA. New Titles Offered A technical publishing house in East Europe offers several new pest-related titles, including: A CHECKLIST OF THE GROUND-BEETLES OF RUSSIA AND ADJACENT LANDS (INSECTA, COLEOPTERA, CARABIDAE), Kryzhanovskij, O.L., et al. English text, 271 pgs, softbound. An extensive and critically revised faunal list, comprising almost 4,000 valid species and subspecies, populating the ex-USSR, distributed between its 26 primary regions and a multitude of subregions. Special remarks concern over 130 taxonomic innovations, introduced here, all based on a restudy of pertinent material. More than 350 taxonomic notes clarify situations with doubtfull taxa. The bibliography alone lists about 2900 titles, most in Russian, but all such titles translated into English. There is also a catalog of described larvae of over 500 species.

CATALOGUE OF THE GROUND-BEETLES OF BULGARIA (COLEOPTERA: CARABIDAE), Gueorguiev, B.V., and B.V. Gueorguiev. English text, 279 pgs, softbound. An assessment of the fauna of a large beetle family within most of the Balkans, comprising 753 acknowledged species/subspecies.

CO-EVOLUTION OF THE TAMARISKS (TAMARICACEAE) AND PEST ARTHROPODS (INSECTA: ARACHNIDA: ACARINA), WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BIOLOGICAL CONTROL PROSPECTS, Kovalev, O.V. Approx. 110 pgs. Contents include: Introduction; Historical review; Fossil and recent background for the co-evolution of the tamarisks and arthropod pests; Weedy tamarix species in the USA and the prospects of their biological control; A list of arthropod pests of the Tamaricaceae; Most promising candidate pests for biological control of Tamarix ramosissima; and more. For information on these titles, contact: Pensoft Publishers, 1, Chekhov St. 208, #6, 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA. E-mail: PENSOFT@main.infotel.bg. Phone/Fax: 359-2-736188. South African Alien Plants The Plant Protection Research Institute recently announced publication of its Handbook #5, PLANT INVADERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, by L. Henderson. The 180-page pocket-sized field guide identifies 161 of the area's most important (or potentially important) alien plant species. Detailed line drawings, nomenclature, descriptions, range, characteristics, and other data are included for each species. For more information contact: Public Relations, PPRI, Private Bag X134, Pretoria 0001, SOUTH AFRICA. E-mail: . Phone: 27-12-8080-952. Fax: 27-12-8080-321.



Other Newer Titles NOVEL APPROACHES TO INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, edited by R. Reuveni, 1995, 369-pgs, CRC Press, USA. MANAGING VERTEBRATE PESTS: RABBITS, Williams, K., et al, 1995, 284-pages, Australian Govt. Publishing Service.

PLANT INVADERS: THE THREAT TO NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS, Cronk, Q.C.B., and J. Fuller, 1995, 241-pgs, Chapman-Hall, London, U.K.





RESOURCES PEST MANAGEMENT DATABASE Several U.S. organizations have cooperated to establish, and now maintain, a National Pest Management Materials On-line Database that offers access to an interactive Web-based database. According to the sponsors, this database provides, "an up-to-date reference source of IPM materials available on a specific subject, commodity, [or] pest problem" as well as through various delivery formats (newsletters, articles, booklets, fact sheets, videos, etc.). The URL for the database is:

www.entm.purdue.edu The database was developed by the Purdue [Univ., USA] Pest Management Program in cooperation with the U.S. National IPM Program/ES-USDA. For a copy of a free descriptive brochure, or for other information, contact: C.R. Geiger, 1158 Entomology Hall, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN 47907-1158, USA. E-mail: . Phone: 1-317-494.4569.

ANTS IN YOUR PLANTS? A U.S. research scientist invites communications on ants in pest management in order to compile a listing of species, pests they prey on, in what crops, and harmful effects they may have. Contact: R. Levins, e-mail: humaneco@hsph.harvard.edu.

CROP/FIELD DATA SOFTWARE A computer-based program of planning software provides facilities for mapping, planning, and tracking fields and crops as well as record keeping for production or research operations, including pest management. A free software demonstration disc is available on request. For more information, contact: Crop Growers Software, Inc., 201 Crop Growers Drive, Great Falls, MT 59405, USA. Phone: 1-800-381-6617. PEST MANAGEMENT FORUM PESTCON (Integrated Pest Management at Colleges and Universities) is a networking forum concerning insects, mammals, birds and other life forms that impact the health and safety, or conflict with the daily mission, of human occupancy at learning institutions, private, public, state, provincial, territorial, and federal government buildings and grounds, and institutional farms. PESTCON ascribes to an IPM philosophy. Current subscribers (approximately 20% international) include experts in entomology, pest control application, safety engineers, facilities administrators, plant pathologists, state and local extension units, grounds and housekeeping departments, and chemical manufacturers. Subscription is free and open to all interested parties.

For further information regarding discussion topics and specific instructions for subscribing, contact: D. Jackson, e-mail: djackson@pps1-po.phyp.uiowa.edu.

MITE BIOCONTROL VIDEO In Australia, NSW Agriculture has produced a video about the biological control of mites in vineyards using native phytoseiids, primarily Doreen's predatory mite and the Victorian predatory mite. These two species (and others) are expected to help remove miticides from wine production (in Australia) saving the industry millions of dollars. Primarily aimed at grape growers, the video, entitled "Wine, Women and Vineyard Mite Control with Doreen and Victoria," will, according to one source, "also appeal to teachers and the general public. Acarologists can use it as propaganda to demonstrate the economic and social benefits of studying mites." For more information, contact; Publication Sales Unit, NSW Agriculture, Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW 2800, AUSTRALIA.

TRAINING FOREST PEST COURSE SET The Canadian Forest Service, Canadian Institute of Forestry, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources will jointly conduct a Forest Insect Management Course from 5-9 February 1996, at Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. The course is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of forestry professionals in current techniques and principles for planning, implementing, and evaluating forest insect management programs, not simply as tactical control programs, but in reference to the broader scope of Integrated Resource Management (IRM). Course instructors will come from all across the North to facilitate a 5-day learning experience through lectures, field trips, practical field exercises, and discussions groups.

Completion of the course will help participants gain improved awareness of forest insect management principles, insect population surveys, damage appraisals and impacts, insect management tactics and strategies, insecticide application technology, as well as current advances and trends in organizing an insect pest management program.

For more details, contact: E. Harvey. Fax: 1-705-759-5728. E-mail: eharvey@pmoeafpm.fpmi.forestry.ca.

IPM COURSE PROPOSED Interested in IPM for scale and mealybug pests on trees? In 1997 the International Institute of Biological Control (IIBC) is planning to conduct an international IPM training course for crop protection specialists in 1997 at IIBC-Pakistan. As proposed, the two-week practical course would draw on IIBC's experience with these pests in mango, apple, stone fruits, neem, almond, and forestry trees. Participants would learn:

how to identify scale and mealybug pests and their natural enemies; how to rear and release parasitoids and predators; and, how to develop an IPM system integrating natural enemies with cultural and other control methods. Suggestions for this course are welcome. For more information and to express interest, contact: S. Williamson, Training & Information Officer, IIBC, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7TA, UK. Fax: 44-1344-875007. E-mail: s.williamson@CABI.org.


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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM

III. FORUM / EDITORIAL viewpoints, opinions, and discussion of IPM issues. [ In a thoughtful article published in 1993, a U.S. rural sociologist articulately identified a fundamental root cause of resistance to broader adoption of sustainable agricultural techniques. The same tenets also clearly apply to implementing and adopting IPM. Excerpts from the article follow. Ed. ]



"Most of us find it easy to agree with the basic principles of sustainable agriculture which call for the development of farming systems that are environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and profitable. But it is not so easy to translate a broad set of principles and goals into a set of practical recommendations to improve farming practices, especially when the issues are charged with emotion, controversy, and misunderstanding. What are the roots of the polarization between those who advocate `sustainable agriculture' and those who feel skeptical, and even suspicious of it? "Many in the agriculture community view sustainable agriculture as a personal criticism or an attack on conventional agriculture, of which they are justifiably proud. `I guess that the main thing people get defensive about when you say sustainable,' explained one [interviewed extension] agent, `is that it implies that what they've been doing is not sustainable. And that's the biggest issue.' They [agents] feel that by promoting sustainable agriculture, society is unfairly blaming farmers for pollution, and unfairly targeting agriculture for reform. Farmers are willing to go the extra mile to improve environmental impacts, but consumers ought to share the burden.

"And many are skeptical of the economic feasibility of sustainable agriculture, particularly related to labor and equipment costs. `If you go from chemical pesticides to cultivation, you have to have more labor, and more equipment,' argued an Extension agent. At the same time, [agents] feel that farmers are not given enough credit for what they're already doing to improve environmental impact. `We've been doing it [cover cropping and rotations] in vegetables for years!' complained another. And yet we don't get credit for what we are doing.'

"Unfortunately, the history of conflict, misunderstanding, and ignorance surrounding sustainable agriculture still divides the agriculture community. We need to cultivate a genuine respect for all who are sincerely concerned about the future of agriculture. We need to learn how to work together to address both longterm societal goals of sustainability and the immediate needs of farmers to stay in business."

[Excerpted, with permission of the author, from: "Why Green Ideas Raise A Red Flag," J. Green, FARMING ALTERNATIVES NEWSLETTER, 1(4), Summer 1993. For subscription information, contact J. Padula, e-mail: . An e-mail version of the complete article is available, free, on request, from: IPMnet NEWS, e-mail: IPMnetNUZ@bcc.orst.edu. ]

QUOTES "It was found that weed problems and ways to improve their management are generally not well understood, and that hand-weeding, the major control activity at small farm level, is taken for granted rather than rated as an economic liability in many countries." R. Labrada, Weed Control Officer FAO Plant Protection Service [From: "Status Report on Weed Management Needs and Activities in Developing Countries," a 72-country status report designed to identify constraints and progress in weed management activities in developing countries, FAO PLANT PROT. BULL, 42(4), 1994.]





IV. RESEARCH REVIEW research and findings related to IPM. IPM for Sweet Pepper As part of the project, "Development of an Ecologically-based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program for Sweet Pepper," a team of researchers working in Spain investigated and sought to quantify pepper crop yield losses due to various yield-reducing agents (aphids, viruses, nematodes, and weeds) acting jointly and individually. Results suggested that some weed species were able to act as important reservoirs for aphid vectors and enhance virus spread. Floating row covers, when established at the correct time, were found to be an adequate cultural strategy to control pepper viruses. The researchers calculated economic thresholds and maximum risk periods for some of the most damaging pests of pepper. A computer-based information model for pest control was completed as paFor more information, contact: A. Fereres,. e-mail: ebvaf22@PINAR1.csic.es.

NOTE: The September 1995 issue of the FLORIDA ENTOMOLOGIST, 78(3) carries a series of five papers from: "Symposium: The Myths of Managing Resistance," pgs. 385-451. This Month's Noted Research Papers

This Month's Noted Research Papers "Analysis of Host-pathogen Interaction in Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley," Takeda, K., et al. BREEDING SCI., 45(3), 349-356, September 1995. "Bacillus thuringiensis: Ecology, the Significance of Natural Genetic Modification, and Regulation," MorrisCoole, C. WORLD JRNL. OF MICROBIO. & BIOTECH., 11(5), 471-477, September 1995.

"Crop Growth, Disease and Yield Components of Rusted Phaseolus Beans in Ethiopia," Habtu, A., and J.C. Zadoks. JRNL. OF PHYTOPATH., 143(7), 3941-403, July 1995.

"Economic Threshold Level for Mustard Aphid (Lipaphis erysimi) on Toria (Brassica rapa var. napus) for Hilly Regions," Mishra, N.C. INDI. JRNL. OF AG. SCI., 65(9), 694-, September 1995.

"Efficacy and Economy of Weed Management Systems for Sicklepod (Senna obtusfolia) and Morningglory (Ipomoea spp) Control in Soybean (Glycine max)," Vencill, W.K., et al. WEED TECH., 9(3), 456-461, July-September 1995.

"Estimation of Vector Propensity of Potato Virus Y in Open-field Pepper Crops of Central Spain," Perez, P., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENT., 88(4), 986-991, August 1995.

"Field Insect Pests of Rohida (Tecomella undulata) in Arid Zones of Rajasthan," Verma, S.K., and S. Vir. ANNALS OF ARID ZONE, 33(4), 51-56, December 1994.

"Host Plant Effects on Entomopathogenic Nematodes," Barbercheck, M.E., et al. JRNL. OF INVERT. PATH., 66(2), 169-177, September 1995.

"Impact of Different Weed Types on Growth and Yield of Mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek)," Sangakkara, U.R., et al. JRNL. OF AGRON. AND CROP SCI., 175(1), 1-6, August 1995.

"Integration of Genotype and Age-related Resistances to Reduce Fungicide Use in Management of Alternaria Diseases of Cotton and Potato," Shtienberg, D., et al. PHYTOPATH., 85(9), 995-1020, September 1995.

"Late Blight Resistant Varieties for Cameroon," Martin, C., et al. AMER. POTATO JRNL., 72(9), 513-522, September 1995.

"Leaf Blower Adapted for Large-scale Inoculation of Plants with Mechanically Transmitted Viruses," Munger, H.M., et al. HORTSCI., 30(6), 1266-1268, October 1995.

"Plant Disease Severity in High-input Compared to Reduced-input and Organic Farming Systems," vanBruggen, A.H.C. PLANT DIS., 79(10), 976-984, October 1995.

"Plant Protection Projects in Developing Countries: The Present Situation," Gahukar, R.T. OUTLK. ON AGRIC., 24(2), 97-102, June 1995.

"Predicting the Competitive Effects of Weed and Crop Density on Weed Biomass, Weed Seed Production and Crop Yield in Wheat," Wilson, B.J., et al. WEED RESCH., 35(4), 265-278, August 1995.

"Resistance to Diseases and Insects in Transgenic Plants: Progress and Applications to Agriculture," Shah, D.M., et al. TRENDS IN BIOTECH., 13(9), 362-368, September 1995.

"Simulating Disease Development and Economic Impact and the Application of Mathematical Optimization Methods for Plant Disease Management," Reynolds, K.L. CAN. JRNL. OF PLANT PATH., 17(2), 115-123, June 1995.

"Specificity and Insecticidal Activity of Chilean Strains of Bacillus thuringiensis," Vasquez, M., et al. JRNL. OF INVERT. PATH., 66(2), 143-148, September 1995.

"The First Record of Aphanisticus cochinchinae seminulum Obenberger (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a Potential Sugarcane Pest in the Western Hemisphere," Wellso, S.G. COLEO. BULL., 49(3), September 1995.

"Weed Control in Rice (Oryza sativa) with Quinclorac and Bensulfuron Coating of Granular Herbicides and Fertilizer," Braverman, M.P. WEED TECH., 9(3), 494-498, July-September 1995.

"Weed Suppression Ability of Spring Barley Varieties," Christensen, S. WEED RESCH., 35(4), 241-248, August 1995.

"Zinc Phosphide Baits and Prebaiting for Controlling Rats in Hawaiian Sugarcane," Sugihara, R.T., et al. JRNL. OF WILDLIFE MGMT., 59(4), 882-888, October 1995.


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U.S. REGIONAL IPM CENTERS AND THE IPM-CRSP --- news, developments


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U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)


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IPMNET CALENDAR --- recent additions and revisions to a comprehensive global

V. CALENDAR future events: meetings, seminars, conferences, and training courses that relate to global IPM. NOTE: sponsors and organizers are cordially encouraged to send information about future events to:

IPMnet NEWS, c/o Integrated Plant Protection Center 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-2915, USA. Fax: 01-541-373-3080 E-mail: IPMnetNUZ@bcc.orst.edu # = new entry since the last issue of IPMnet NEWS. {+} = additional information. or changes.



See also Meetings and Conferences listed in the WWW Virtual Library for Agriculture.

1996 # 2-5 January ADVANCED TURFGRASS IPM SHORT COURSE, and; # 8-12 January ADVANCED LANDSCAPE IPM SHORT COURSE, College Park, MD, USA. Contact: Extension, Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. Phone: 1-301-405-3913. 8-19 January SHORT COURSE: DECISION TOOLS FOR PEST MANAGEMENT, Imperial College, Silwood Park, U.K. Content will focus on: determining priorities for pest management research; designing and implementing integrated pest management strategies; and, choosing appropriate training programs for pest managers and advisers. Contact: J. Mumford, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks. SL5 7TA, U.K. E-mail: j.mumford@ic.as.uk. Fax: 44-1344-294339. Phone: 44-1344-294206.

21-26 January 9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS. The program includes a full session on integrated control. Preceded by: 3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BIOHERBICIDES. Contact: J.H. Hoffmann, Zoology Dept., Univ. of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, SOUTH AFRICA. Fax: 27-21-650-3726. E-mail: hoff@botany.vct.ac.za.

# 28-30 January 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED INSECT ECOLOGISTS, Sacramento, CA, USA. Theme is, "The Future of IPM." Contact: J. Plain, AAIE, 1008 10th St., Suite 549, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA. Phone: 1-916-441-5224.

4-9 February INTERNATIONAL NEEM CONFERENCE, Lawes, QLD., AUSTRALIA. Contact: E. Hassan, Dept. of Plant Production, Univ. of Queensland Gatton College, Lawes, QLD 4343, AUSTRALIA.

6-9 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, annual meeting, Marriot and Omni Hotels, Norfolk, VA, USA. Contact: WSSA, 1508 W. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61821, USA. Phone: 1-217-352-4212. E-mail: wssa@uiuc.edu.

# 5-9 February FOREST INSECT MANAGEMENT COURSE, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, CANADA. A cooperative effort of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Canadian Forest Service, and Canadian Institute of Forestry. Contact: E. Harvey, Canadian Forest Service, Forest Pest Management Institute, 1219 Queen Street East, Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6A 5M7, CANADA. Phone: 1-705-759-5740, ext. 2251. Fax: 1-705-759-5728. E-mail: eharvey@pmoeafpm.fpmi.forestry.ca.

# 26-28 February 12TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL PLANT RESISTANCE TO INSECTS WORKSHOP, Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel, Savannah, GA, USA. Contact: O. Sosa, USDA-ARS, Star Route Box 8, Canal Point, FL 33438, USA. Phone: 1-407-924-5227. Fax: 1-407-924-6109.

27 February-1 March U.S. 3RD NATIONAL IPM SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP, Sheraton-Washington Hotel, Washington, DC, USA. Contact: B.J. Jacobsen, USDA IPM Coordinator, Ag Box 2220, Washington, DC 20250-2220, USA. E-mail: bjacobsen@reeusda.gov. Phone: 1-202-401-6627. Fax: 1-202-401-4888.

4-7 March 17TH VERTEBRATE PEST CONFERENCE, Rohnert Park, CA, USA. Contact: T.P. Salmon, DANR-North Region, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616-8575, USA.

17-23 March 9TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON VIRUS DISEASES OF ORNAMENTALS, Herzlia, ISRAEL. Contact: G. Loebenstein, Dept. of Virology, Volcani Center, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, ISRAEL. Fax: 972-3-960-4180.

16-18 April SIXTH INTERNATIONAL PARASITIC WEED SYMPOSIUM, Cordoba, SPAIN. Contact: M.T. Moreno, Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo Agrario, Apartado 4240, 14080 Cordoba, SPAIN. Phone: 34-57-293833. Fax: 34-57-202721.

22-25 April INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON MANAGING THE CITRUS LEAFMINER, Orlando, FL, USA. Invited talks and posters will provide information on CLM (Phyllocnistis citrella Staint): biology, monitoring, impact, research needs, developing integrated controls, and regulatory issues. Contact: M.A. Hoy, Dept. of Entomology & Nematology, PO Box 110620, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620, USA. E-mail: mahoy@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu. Phone: 01-904-392-1901, ext. 153. Fax: 01-904-392-0190.

{+} 29 April-24 May 3RD INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF ARTHROPOD PESTS & WEEDS, Silwood Park, U.K. Contact: S. Williamson, IIBC, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks. SL5 7TA, U.K. E-mail: . Fax: 44-1344-875007. Phone: 44-1344-872999.

24-26 April INTERNATIONAL PESTICIDES CONFERENCE: CROP PROTECTION TOWARDS 2000, KL Hilton International, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA. Co-organized by the Malaysian Agricultural Chemicals Assn., and the International Group of National Associations of Manufacturers of Agrochemical Products. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including IPM. Contact: MACA Secretariat, Ticket Serahan, Tingkap No. 43, Damansara Jaya, 47409 Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA. Phone: 60-3-704-8968. Fax: 60-3-704-8964.

24-28 April ECONOMICS OF AGRO-CHEMICALS, a symposium of the International Assn. of Agric. Economists, Wageningen International Conference Centre (WICC), Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: A. Wossink, Wageningen Agric. Univ., Dept. of Farm Management, PO Box 8130, 6700 EW Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. E-mail: Ada.Wossink@ALG.abe.wau.nl. Phone: 31-317-484370. Fax: 31-317-484763.

7 May 48TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CROP PROTECTION, Univ. of Gent, BELGIUM. Contact: L. Tirry, Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM. Phone: 32-0-9-264-6152. Fax: 32-0-9-264-6239.

13-15 May 6TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PESTICIDES IN SOIL AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Contact: AAP, c/o Horticulture Research International, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9EF, UK. Phone: 44-1789-470382. Fax: 44-1789-470234.

9-14 June 5TH SYMPOSIUM OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL (SICONBIOL), Rafain Palace Hotel, Foz do Iguacu (Iguazu Falls), Parana, BRAZIL. Contact: F. Moscardi, President-5th SICONBIOL, EMBRAPA - Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Soja, Cx. Postal 1061, CEP 86001-970, Londrina, PR, BRAZIL. E-mail: moscardi@cnpso1.embrapa.anpr.br.

23-28 June 11TH INTERNATIONAL BOTRYTIS SYMPOSIUM, Wageningen, NETHERLANDS. Contact: J.A.L. van Kan, Dept. of Phytopathology, WAU, PO Box 8025, 6700 EE Wageningen, NETHERLANDS. E-mail: jan.vankan@medew.fyto.wau.nl. Phone: 31-8370-83126. Fax: 31-8370-83412.

25-28 June 2ND INTERNATIONAL WEED CONTROL CONGRESS, organized by the International Weed Science Society, Copenhagen, DENMARK. Two concurrent sessions each day beginning with a keynote address on the session theme. Contact: ICS, PO Box 41, DK-2900 Hellerup, DENMARK; or IWSS, c/o IPPC, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-2915, USA. Phone: 01-503-737-3541. Fax: 01-503-737-3080. E-mail: larsons@bcc.orst.edu.

1 July-16 August INTERNATIONAL COURSE: BIOLOGY AND IDENTIFICATION OF INSECTS AND MITES OF IMPORTANCE TO MANKIND, London, UK. Contact: D. Agassiz, IIE, 56 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5JR, UK. E-mail: d.agassiz@cabi.org. Fax: 44-1715-811676.

2-5 July 3RD SYMPOSIUM, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ACAROLOGISTS, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS. Theme: "Ecology and Evolution in the Acari." Emphasis will be given to phylogeny, evolutionary ecology, and population dynamics. Contact: T. Korzilius, Population Biology, Univ. of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 320, 1098 SM Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS. Fax: 31-20-525-7754. Phone: 31-20-525-7736. E-mail: korzilius@bio.uva.nl.

2-7 July 3RD INTERNATIONAL NEMATOLOGY CONGRESS, Gosier, Guadeloupe, FRENCH WEST INDIES. Contact: A. Kermarrec, INRA, BP 1232, F-97185 Pointe-a-Pitre Cedex, Guadeloupe, FWI. Phone: 590-255-940. Fax: 590-941-172.

8-10 July INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INSECT PESTS IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh, U.K. Contact: W. Robinson, Urban Pest Control Resch. Center., Dept. of Entomology, VPI&SU, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0319, USA.

{+} 8-19 July 4TH ANNUAL SUMMER INSTITUTE ON GLOBAL PEST RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT, East Lansing, MI, USA. Contact: M.R. Bush or M.E. Whalon, B-11 Pesticide Research Center, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824-1311, USA. Phone: 1-517-355-1768. E-mail: bushm@pilot.msu.edu. Fax: 1-517-353-5598.

{+} 15-18 July 14TH SOUTH AFRICAN WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY CONGRESS, Lowveld Agric. College, Nelspruit, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: SAWSS, PO Box 27552, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0132, SOUTH AFRICA. Phone: 27-12-4203-227. Fax: 27-12-3422-713.

27-31 July AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOC. ANNUAL MEETING, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA. Phone: 01-612-454-7250. Fax: 01-612-454-0766. E-mail: zzz6882@vz.cis.umn.edu.

12 August-20 September. INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF FUNGI OF AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SIGNIFICANCE, Egham, UK. Contact: S. Groundwater, International Mycological Institute, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey TW20 9TY, UK. Phone: 44-1784-470111. Fax: 44-1784-470909. E-mail: s.groundwater@cabi.org.

25-31 August 20TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, ITALY. Science program includes 26 sections. Contact: O.I.C., Via A. La Marmora 24, 50121 Florence, ITALY. Fax: 39-55-500-1912. Phone: 39-55-500-0631.

(no date) August 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANT PATHOGENIC BACTERIA, Madras, INDIA. Contact: A. Mahadevan, Centre for Advanced Study in Botany, Univ. of Madras, Guindy Campus, Madras 600 025, INDIA. Fax: 91-4456-6693.

9-11 September IOBC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, "TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL: FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE," Montpellier, FRANCE. Sponsored by The Council of the global International Organization for Biological Control. Contact: J.P. Aeschlimann, CSIRO Biological Control Unit, Campus de Baillarguet, 34980 Montferrier-sur-Lez, FRANCE. E-mail: aeschlim@cypres.montpellier.inra.fr. Fax: 33-67-599-040.

9-11 September ADVANCES IN THE CHEMISTRY OF CROP PROTECTION, Cambridge, UK. Contact: Society of Chemical Industry, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS, UK. Phone: 44-171-235-3681. Fax: 44-171-823-1698.

16-20 September 1ST WORLD CONGRESS ON ALLELOPATHY, Cadiz, SPAIN, International Allelopathy Soc. (newly formed, in INDIA, in September 1994). Contact: F.A. Macias, IAS, Dept. of Organic Chem., Fac. of Sci., Univ. of Cadiz, Apdo. 40, 11510 Puerto Real-Cadiz, SPAIN. Fax: 34-56-834924. Phone: 34-56-830217. E-mail: famacias@galeon.uca.es.

30 September-3 October 11TH AUSTRALIAN WEEDS CONFERENCE, Melbourne Univ., Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Weed Sci. Soc. of Victoria, PO Box 987, Frankston, VIC 3199, AUSTRALIA.

14-16 October INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECOTOXICOLOGY: PESTICIDES & BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS, Cardiff International Arena, Wales, UK. Contact: P. McEwen, Welsh Pest Management Forum, PO Box 915, Cardiff CF1 3TL, UK. Fax: 44-222-450-538. E-mail: SABPKM1@cardiff.ac.uk.

(no date) November AFRO-ASIAN SOCIETY OF NEMATOLOGISTS, 3RD INTERNATIONAL NEMATOLOGY CONFERENCE, Coimbatore, INDIA. Contact: U.K. Mehta, Dept. of Nematology, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641 007, INDIA. Fax: 91-422-445611. Phone: 91-422-441179.

4-6 December 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PESTS IN AGRICULTURE, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: ANPP, 6 Blvd. de la Bastille, F-75012 Paris, FRANCE.

# 8-12 December ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Galt House, Louisville, KY, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Suite 300, Lanham, MD 20706, USA. Phone: 1-301-731-4535. Fax: 1-301-731-4538. E-mail: pubs@entsoc.org.

1997 2-6 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Orlando, FL, USA. Contact: WSSA, 1508 W. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61821-3133, USA. Phone: 1-217-352-4212. 29-31 May INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ACREMONIUM/GRASS INTERACTIONS, Atlanta, GA, USA. Contact: N.S. Hill, Dept. of Agronomy, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.

20-23 July SOCIETY OF NEMATOLOGISTS MEETING, Tucson, AZ, USA.

9-13 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Rochester, NY, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA. Phone: 1-612-454-7250. Fax: 1-612-454-0766. E-mail: zzz6882@vz.cis.umn.edu.

(no date) 7TH INTERNATIONAL VERTICILLIUM SYMPOSIUM, Athens, GREECE. Contact: R.C. Rowe, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Ohio State Univ., Wooster, OH 44691, USA. E-mail: rowe.4@osu.edu. Fax: 1-216-263-3841.

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