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June 1996, Issue no. 30
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Universal Constraints to IPM Seven papers presented at the seminar on Institutional Constraints on IPM, held during the XIIIth International Plant Protection Congress in 1995, set forth a dismal litany of factors and arrangements that hamper wider adoption of IPM. This provocative mixture of case studies and insights now has been published as INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS TO IPM, edited by H. Waibel and J.C. Zadoks, and issued as no. 3 in the jointly supported Pesticide Policy Project's publication series. Among the studies, the aspect of research specialization that fosters a clearly non-integrated attitude toward IPM was cited as a major impediment to IPM. The role of donor agencies that have inflexible administrative procedures and self-interests can complicate the conduct of IPM programs, particularly in the country attempting to implement the activity.

Another viewpoint suggested the need for redefining the role of plant protection services from a "classical fire brigade mentality towards a concept of agro-ecosystems management." Also analyzed was the ultimate importance of political support and commitment which goes far beyond the usual rhetoric of public administrators.

Copies of the 68-page, 1996 publication are available on request from: Pesticide Policy Project, Institute of Horticultural Economics, Univ. of Hannover, Herrenhauser Str. 2, D-30419, Hannover, GERMANY E-mail: waibel@ifgb.uni-hannover.de Fax: 49-511-762-2667 Phone: 49-511-762-3247

State Launches Who's Who in IPM One of the United States' major fruit and berry producing states recently launched an ambitious project to develop a comprehensive directory of individuals statewide who are working to promote the use of integrated pest management. "Who's Who in Michigan IPM" is aimed at increasing cooperative efforts in IPM as well as identifying critical resources for improving IPM in Michigan. The completed director will be made available as an electronic database, a hard copy publication, and a WWW site.

The directory will include:

EDUCATORS who are teaching how to develop an IPM program and the use of IPM techniques; EXTENSIONISTS who are bringing new information and research to growers; RESEARCHERS in applied and basic research who are searching for new solutions and innovative techniques in IPM; CONSULTANTS whose services support growers and others in the use of IPM; SUPPLIERS who provide the materials and tools for implementing IPM; GROWER/PRACTITIONERS who participate in demonstration, research, or raising public awareness of IPM; and PUBLIC/PRIVATE AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES who provide funding or organizational support for IPM.

The directory is expected to be available in about seven to eight months. excerpted from: THE IPM REPORTIntegrated Pest Management in Michigan, 5(1), Spring 1996.

Biocontrol of Cassava Pests in Brazil Two phytoseiid species, Typhlodromalus tenuiscutus and Neoseiulus californicus, have been introduced into northeastern Brazil as part of the ongoing project, "Ecologically Sustainable Cassava Plant Protection in South America and Africa," sponsored by the United Nations Development Program and designed to develop biological control for major cassava pests. The objective: reduce losses caused by Mononychellus tanajoa, (cassava green mite - CGM) and Phenacoccus manihoti (cassava mealybug - CM) through introduction of predator mites, fungal pathogens, and insect parasitoids into small-scale cassava production systems in the semi-arid regions of northeastern Brazil. The program is based on collaboration between the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) headquartered in Colombia and Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria (EMBRAPA).

Phytoseiid establishment has yet to be confirmed, but releases continue at several locations. This same classical biological control technique was used previously to establish three South American phytoseiid species in Africa to help control CGM on that continent. Project research workers are also pursuing several other elements of formalizing biocontrol in the region.

Thanks to S. Lapointe for providing the above material. FMI: S. Lapointe, Cx. Postal 007, Cruz das Almas, Bahia 44380-000, BRAZIL E-mail: lapointe@cnpmf.embrapa.br Phone: 55-75-721-2120 Fax: 55-75-721-2913

IPM Scout Training Held in Jordan Twenty IPM scouts from Jordan and the Palestinian Authority participated in classroom and field training during the first Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Scout Training course held 20-22 April 1996, at the National Center for Agricultural Technology Transfer and Training near Amman, Jordan. The course was conducted as part of the Jordan Valley Regional Integrated Pest Management Project, an activity sponsored by the International Cooperation and Development unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

In early May, individuals involved with the human health component of the project travelled to Washington, DC, and met with scientists from various agencies to discuss general public health issues and human health concerns related to the use of agricultural production chemicals.

excerpted from material provided by E. Herrera. Phone: 1-202-720-0469

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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources

IV. IPM MEDLEY general information, publications of interests, and other information and resources related to IPM Asian Association Formed Industry representatives from throughout Asia met in Malaysia, concurrently with an International Pesticide Conference last April, and established the Asia-Pacific Crop Protection Association (APCPA), another in the increasing number of regional industry-oriented crop protection groups. Among the activities APCPA has pledged to support is "implementation of IPM including the safe, effective and judicious use of crop protection products where appropriate within an overall IPM strategy." It will also support implementation of the FAO International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides.

APCPA plans to continue programs launched by the International Group of National Associations of Agrochemical Product Manufacturers to develop education and expand training on the safe and effective use of crop protection products (CPPs) in compliance with the industry's safe use initiative.

According to an APCPA document, the Association was established "to help meet the food demands of a rapidly increasing population and, at the same time, the interests of the crop protection product industry working to meet these demands." APCPA joins other regional associations in Latin America, Europe, Africa-Middle East, Japan, and the U.S.

FMI: APCPA Regional Coordinator, Rasa Tower, Suite 1405, 555 Pahonyothin Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, THAILAND E-mail: apcpa@ksc11.th.com Fax: 66-2-937-0491 Phone: 66-2-937-0487

European Group Will Host Symposium The European Weed Research Society (EWRS) is one among the group of specialized international professional groups devoted to pest management. A key objective involves promoting weed research throughout Europe. Periodically the Society sponsors an international symposium. The 10th such meeting has been scheduled for June 1997 in Poznan, POLAND.

EWRS also assists with communication between weed researchers, and encourages the overall advancement of weed science and technology, according to the Society's stated objectives.

FMI: EWRS Secretariat, c/o BBA Inst. f. Unkraut-forschung, Messeweg 11-12, D-38104 Braunschweig, GERMANY Fax: 49-531-299-3010 Phone: 49-531-299-3903

IPMporium ....Almond (Prunus amygdalus Batsch) growers in California have reduced pesticide use 24 percent since 1981, according to CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE. ....Wheat is at risk from rots, spots, weeds, rusts, mildew, smuts, scab, and other pests from seeding until used for feeding point out R.J. Cook and R.J. Veseth in WHEAT HEALTH MANAGEMENT. < ....in an earlier study weed scientists counted 168 weed seedlings in one square foot (0.09 sq. meter) of ground, and found that the soil in the study area actually contained approximately 13,000 weed seed per cubic foot (0.28 cu. meter) which worked out to be more than 280 million weed seeds in the top 6 inches (15.24 cm) of soil per acre (0.4 ha).


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/editor(s), costs, and any other particulars or descriptive materials to:

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 joint CICP/IPPC international IPM and crop protection literature collection (which the worldwide IPM/crop protection community is welcome to use) or returned if so requested.

Managing Moles and Gophers In its usual thorough manner, COMMON SENSE PEST CONTROL (a quarterly publication) presents an extensive summary of the problems and various control methods associated with moles (vertebrate order Insectivora) and gophers, true rodents. Both are common, underground pests, though gophers are generally the more serious threat to plants. Backed by an extensive reference list, authors W. Quarles and L. Simon have gathered information on identification, trapping, and baiting. Control methods, when called for, vary according to site and situation. The article appeared in vol. XII(2), 5-15, Spring 1996, published by the Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC). FMI: BIRC, PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA E-mail: BIRC@igc.apc.org Phone: 1-510-524-2567

Guide to Certain Pests in Tomato Fields Headed by a plant pathologist, a scientist-extensionist team in the U.S. state of Florida thoroughly revamped FLORIDA TOMATO SCOUTING GUIDE to help identify disease, nematode, and insect pests. The 1995 version (of its 12-year old predecessor) includes insect and disease identification keys, complete with a 16-page full color photo section. The text addresses action thresholds as well as field scouting procedures (but does not discuss weeds nor vertebrates). An interesting feature asks questions about careers in scouting (tomato fields) and offers answers. The 45-page, softbound publication, SP-22, by K. Pernezny, et al, contains a revised list of references and is said to have relevance to tomato growing areas beyond Florida that have similar climatic conditions. FMI: UF/IFAS Publications, PO Box 110011, Gainesville, FL 32611-0011, USA Fax: 1-352-392-2628 Phone: 1-352-392-1764 Biotech Transfer Analyzed D.W. Altman and K.N. Watanabe have edited the latest addition to the "Biotechnology Intelligence Unit," PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. The 300-page work draws on reviews from organizations facilitating plant biotech transfer and other initiatives. Published in 1995, the hardbound volume presents papers by geographically diverse authors, in 22 chapters grouped in four sections. FMI, contact the publisher: R.G. Landes Co., PO Box 4858, Austin, TX 78765, USA. Aquatic Plant Biocontrol The most recent issue of the AQUATIC PLANT CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAM, vol. A-96-1, summarizes the life histories and biologies of four insect biocontrol agents that have been released in the USA for management of the aquatic weed hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata [L. fil]). The title is, "Management of Hydrilla with Insect Biological Control Agents," by Grodowitz, M.J., et al. The issue also describes future plans for the hydrilla biocontrol effort. FMI: Waterways Exp. Stn., 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199, USA Pesticide Tax Provides Support The U.S. state of California levies a 2.2 percent tax on pestThe U.S. state of California levies a 2.2 percent tax on pesticides that, according to a new publication, only minimally affected demand for pesticides or increased food prices, while providing significant revenue to the state. In, TAXING PESTICIDES TO FUND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, W. Pease,et alcontend that the tax should not be reduced as proposed, but should continue as an equitable method for supporting pesticide regulation and IPM programs. The 1996, softbound, 36-page publication is available (at a cost) from: California Policy Seminar, 2020 Milvia Street, Suite 412, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA E-mail: CA.POLSEM@ucop.edu Fax: 1-510-642-8793 Phone: 1-510-642-5514 Karnal Bunt Profiled A short, but informative summary of karnal bunt (Tilletia indica) profiles this fungal disease of wheats, tricales, and ryes. In March 1996, the first known occurrence of this disease was confirmed in the USA where it was found in samples of durum wheat. In "Karnal Bunt," R. Karrow, et al, describe the disease and note that the ultimate control may rest with as yet unavailable cultivars with high levels of resistance or immunity. The paper appeared in CROP AND SOIL NEWS NOTES, 10(4), April 1996, available from: Extension Crop and Soil Science, Crop Science Building, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR 97331-3002, USA E-mail: karowr@css.orst.edu Fax: 1-541-737-1589 Weed Management Booklets J.J. Dellow has prepared WEED CONTROL IN LUCERNE AND PASTURES, 1995-96, and H. Milvain is responsible for NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL HANDBOOK - HERBICIDE CONTROL. These two booklets are available on request from: NSW Agriculture, The Cashier, Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW 2800, AUSTRALIA Phone: 61-63-91-3433 RESOURCES WEB PAGES PROLIFERATE More web pages with relevance to IPM keep appearing on the rapidly populating horizon. Among the latest to note are: The European IPM Working Group has launched a web site that contains database information on project activities in IPM and a guide to institutional and professional resources. Find it at:

www.nri.org well known Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS) in the U.S. state of Florida has added a site that offers access to its extensive database: www.aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu REVISED IPM CATALOG ISSUED A 48-page revised 1996 edition of IPM BUYER'S GUIDE (Gempler's vol. 12, no. 22) has been published. The free catalog covers a wide range of traps, tools, publications, and other related items. FMI: T.A. Green, e-mail: 103065.3001@compuserve.com Phone: 1-800-382-8473 Fax: 1-800-551-1128 RECENT METHYL BROMIDE INFORMATION Two resources provide recent information concerning MeBr and the search for alternatives. METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES, vol 2, no. 2, published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, April 1996, offers summaries of research being conducted on various alternatives. Copies can be requested from: D. Stanley, USDA-ARS Information Staff, 6303 Ivy Lane, Room 444, Greenbelt, MD 20770, USA Fax: 1-301-344-2311. H.J. Banks edited, and CSIRO published, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION WITHOUT METHYL BROMIDE - FOUR CASE STUDIES, which offers data on the use of MeBr alternatives in cut flowers in Colombia, strawberry and cucurbit production in the Netherlands, and tomato production in Italy. In the summary, Dr. Banks notes that, "there is no guarantee that if an alternative works in one region of the world it can be successfully applied in another. However, case studies do present useful data on the potential." Copies are available on request from: M. Horan, Div. of Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA Fax: 91-6-246-4911 E-mail: michelleh@ento.csiro.au

FREE CATALOG INCLUDES IPM The free RESOURCE CATALOG, SP-1, for spring/summer 1996 from the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences at the Univ. of Florida (USA) lists numerous publications, CDs, and videos; it also includes posters, guides, and identification aids in its IPM section. To request a copy, contact: IFAS Publications, Univ. of Florida, PO Box 110011, Gainesville, FL 32611-0011, USA Fax: 1-352-392-2628 Phone: 1-352-392-1764 NEW LISTSERVER FOR MUSCIDAE A new listserver, devoted to discussion of the muscidae group, will include all aspects of muscidae biology, ranging from insecticide resistance and control measures to behavior, physiology, and genetics. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: Majordomo@cf.ac.uk, and in the body of the text type: subscribe muscidae-l <(that's a lower case "L")

Do not include a name after the subscribe command. Subscribers will receive additional information concerning the list. Direct any inquiries to: Johnsonj@cf.ac.uk

WORKING TO REDUCE PESTICIDE USE The Pesticide Action Network, an "international coalition of citizen's groups and individuals who advocate adoption of ecologically sound practices in place of pesticide use," publishes GLOBAL PESTICIDE CAMPAIGNER, a hardcopy periodical. The Network's North American regional center also maintains a Web page:

www.panna.org FMI: PANNA, 116 New Montgomery St., no. 810, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA E-mail: PANNA@panna.org Fax: 1-415-541-9253 Phone: 1-415-541-9140.

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

II. RESEARCH REVIEW research and findings related to IPM. Research Profile: THE PACIFIC FORESTRY CENTRE MICROBIAL BIOCONTROL OF FOREST WEEDS PROGRAM An active research group within the Canadian Forest Service's Pacific Forestry Centre (PFC) is pursuing "integrated vegetation management" (IVM) with emphasis on microbial biological control of forest weeds. Headquartered at Victoria, British Columbia, the group has responsibility to research, select, develop, and refine biocontrol agents and processes that are sensitive to forest biodiversity and public concerns, as well as economically and physically feasible.

According to microbiologist C.E. Dorworth, "we are the single full program in the world directed entirely toward microbial biocontrol of native forest weeds with native pathogens." The one exception is Dr. Dorworth's new study to define indigenous pathogens and biocontrol strategies to control Scotch broom [Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link].

One estimate pegged crop losses in British Columbia due to weeds and their associated control costs at more than C million annually. The province began using natural enemies to control noxious grassland and pasture weeds in 1951. By 1993, over 50 biocontrol organisms had been released to control unwanted vegetation.

Among the laboratory's recent work is "Manipulation of Endophytic Fungi to Promote their Utility as Vegetation Biocontrol Agents," by Dorworth and mycologist B.E. Callan, to be included as chapter 11, in: ENDOPHYTIC FUNGI IN GRASSES AND WOODY PLANTS, SYSTEMATICS, ECOLOGY, AND EVOLUTION, edited by S.C. Redlin and L.M. Carris, and published in 1996 by APS Press.

FMI: C.E. Dorworth, Pacific Forestry Centre, 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1M5, CANADA Fax: 1-604-363-0775 E-mail: CDORWORTH@a1.pfc.forestry.ca Phone: 1-604-363-0600

This Month's Noted Research Papers grouped by broad subject area IPM General "Integrated Pest Management Programs for Strawberries in the Northeastern United States," Cooley, D.R., et al. PLANT DIS., 80(3), 228-237, March 1996.


"Effects of Two-component Wheat Cultivar Mixtures on Strip Rust Severity," Akanda, S.I., and C.C. Mundt. PHYTOPATH., 86(4), 347-353, April 1996.

"Predicting Wheat Head Blight Incidence Using Models Based on Meteorological Factors in Pergamino, Argentina," Moschini, R.C., and C. Fortugno. EURO. JRNL. OF PLANT PATH., 102(3), 211-218, March 1996.

"Screening of Melon (Cucumis melo L.) Germplasm for Multiple Disease Resistance," Pan, R.S., and T.A. More. EUPHYTICA, 88(2), 125-129, 1996.

"Significance of the Root System in Verticillium Wilt Tolerance in Potato and Resistance in Tomato," Tsror, L., and A. Nachmias. ISRL. JRNL. OF PLANT SCI., 43(4), 315-324, 1995.

Weed Management

"Characteristics of Seeds and Seedlings from Weeds Treated with Sublethal Herbicide Doses," Andersson, L. WEED RESCH. 36(1), 55-64, February 1996.

"Estimation of the Seedbank of Striga spp. (Scrophulariaceae) in Malian Fields and the Implications for a Model of Biocontrol of Striga hermonthica," Smith, M.C., and M. Webb. WEED RESCH., 36(1), 85-92, February 1996.

"Prediction of the Competitive Effects of Weeds on Crop Yields Based on the Relative Leaf Area of Weeds," Lotz, L.A.P., et al. WEED RESCH., 36(1), 93-, February 1996.

"Tillage and Rotation Crop Effects on Weed Dynamics in Potato Production Systems," Liebman, M. AGRON. JRNL., 88(1), 18-26, January-February 1996.


"A Survey of Parasitoids of Brown Citrus Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Puerto Rico," Yokomi, R.K., and Y.Q. Tang. BIO. CONTRL., 6(2), 222-225, April 1996.

"Predators Feeding on the Colorado Potato Beetle in Insecticide-free Plots and Insecticide-treated Commercial Potato Fields in Eastern North Carolina," Hilbeck, A., and G.G. Kennedy. BIO. CONTRL., 6(2), 273-282, April 1996.

"Resistant Hybrids and Bacillus thuringiensis for Management of European Corn Borer (Lepidotera: Pyralidae) in Sweet Corn," Bolin, P.C., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOMO., 89(1), 82-92, February 1996.


"Sesbania Species as Potential Hosts to Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne javanica) in Tanzania," Karachi, K. AGROFOR. SYS., 32(2), 119-126, 1995.

"Using Crop Rotation to Control Meloidogyne hapla Chitwood and Improve Marketable Carrot Yield," Belair, G., and L.E. Parent. HORTSCI., 31(1), 106-109, February 1996.

Entomology "Future Perspectives on Insect Pest Management: Engineering the Pest," Pfeifer, T.A., and T.A. Griglilatti. JRNL. OF INVERT. PATH., 67(2), 109-119, March 1996. "Improved Pheromone-based Trapping Systems to Monitor Toxotrypana curvicauda (Diptera: Tephritidae)," Heath, R.R., et al. FLORI. ENTOM., 79(1), 37-47, March 1996.

"The Effect of Seeding Date and Plant Density on Infestations of Root Maggots, Delia spp. (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Canola," Dosdall, L.M., et al. CAN. JRNL. OF PLANT SCI., ola," Dosdall, L.M., et al. CAN. JRNL. OF PLANT SCI., 76(1), 169-178, January 1996.

"The Influence of Intercropping and Mulches on the Occurrence of Polyphagous Predators in Carrot Fields in Relation to Carrot Fly [Psila rosae (F)] (Dipt, Psilidae) Damage," Ramert, B. JRNL. OF APPL. ENTOM., 120(1), 39-46, February 1996.

III. TECHNOLOGY the nuts and bolts of IPM New Device Helps Control Trees A complete system utilizing biological agents to control unwanted hardwood tree species in managed forests has been developed by Canada's Pacific Forestry Centre (PFC). Originally developed to attack red alder (_Alnus rubraBong.), a species that, in many forest settings, readily crowds out young conifers being grown for harvest, the strategy of the PFC system is potentially useful for delivery of any biological or translocatable material into orchard, forest, or amenity trees. The patented system is built around the PFC-Mycocharge formulation and the PFC-Alderwak, a hand held tool that an operator uses to perforate a tree trunk and insert one or more biocontrol agent-impregnated pellets (PFC-Mycocharge). In the case of red alder, the biocontrol agent is Nectria ditissima, a pathogenic fungus specifically formulated as PFC-Alderkill.

Operation, while labor-intensive, can be economically justified for use in high value coniferous forests, or where public concern rules out other control methods. Killing takes about five years and may be completed by other fungi and insects. When the fungus is applied according to instructions, it is said to neither reproduce nor spread out of control. A full sales package was made available in 1996 to interested developers.

FMI: see, "Biological Control of Red Alder (Alnus rubra) with the Fungus Nectria ditissima," Dorworth, C.E. WEED TECH., 9(2), 243-248, April-June 1995. Or contact: Pacific Forestry Centre, 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1M5, CANADA. Fax: 1-604-363-0775. Phone: 1-604-363-0600.

Rights to Med-fly Trap Acquired A U.S.-based international pest management products manufacturer has acquired rights to a dry trapping system developed by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) that attracts both male and female flies, including Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), the Mediterranean fruit fly. The system developed by R. Heath, a USDA researcher, uses a synthetic blend of attractants and colors to lure flies into a plastic cylinder where they become trapped. According to the manufacturer, Consep, Inc., traps are said to be easily assembled and maintained, and attractants are capable of lasting up to six weeks in the field. The product uses Consep's proprietary technology to control the release of the attractant over time.

FMI: Consep, Inc., 213 SW Columbia St., Bend, OR 97702-1013, USA Fax: 1-503-388-3705 Phone: 1-503-388-3688

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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 a global summary of future meetings, seminars, conferences, and training courses that relate to IPM, in two sections. See also Meetings and Conferences listed in the WWW Virtual Library for Agriculture.

Section [1]: NEW "#", and REVISED "}}" entries (additional information or changes) since the last issue




}} 6-8 January 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PESTS IN AGRICULTURE, Montpellier, FRANCE. Among several plenary sessions will be "Integrated Pest Management: From the Grower to the ConsumerFacts and Prospects," featuring speakers and a roundtable discussion. Other specialized sessions will cover a broad range of pest management topics. Contact: ANPP, 6 Blvd. de la Bastille, F-75012 Paris, FRANCE Fax: 33-1-43-442-919 Phone: 33-1-43-448-964

# 2-7 March 16TH ANNUAL CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE ENTOMOLOGIA, Salvador, Bahia, BRAZIL. Contact: A. Nascimento, President CBE97/EMBRAPA-CNPMF, Cx. Postal 07, CEP 44380-000, Cruz das Almas, BA, BRAZIL E-mail: cbe97@cnpmf.embrapa.br

# 22-26 June 10TH EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, Poznan, POLAND. Includes worskshops, posters, and field excursions. Contact: EWRS Symposium ྜྷ, c/o BBA Inst. f. Unkrautforschung, Messeweg 11-12, D-38104 Braunschweig, GERMANY Fax: 49-531-299-3010 Phone: 49-531-299-3903

}} 7-11 October 7TH INTERNATIONAL VERTICILLIUM SYMPOSIUM, Cape Sounion, 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

1998 # 23 February-1 March INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PESTICIDE USE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: IMPACT ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT, San Jose, COSTA RICA. Jointly sponsored by the Univ. Nacional and several international organizations. Contact: Y. Astorga, Univ. Nacional, Apdo. 86-3000, Heredia, COSTA RICA E-mail: PPUNA@irazu.una.ac.cr Fax: 506-277-3583 Phone: 506-277-3584

# 9-16 August 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, Edinburgh, U.K. Contact: P.R. Scott, Div. of Crop Protection/Genetics, CABI, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, U.K. Fax: 44-1491-833508

# 6-10 December AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOC. and ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC. OF AMERICA JOINT MEETING, Las Vegas, NV, USA. Contact: J.M. Schimml, APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Phone: 1-612-454-7250 E-mail: zzz6882@vz.cis.umn.edu

Section [2]: PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries

1996 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 SOCIETY 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

27 August SYMPOSIUM, AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF IPM IN SOLANUM MELONGENA CROP, Florence, ITALY. Contact: F. Cellini, Metapontum Agrobios. E-mail: E104FC02@area.ba.cnr.it Fax: 39-835-745306 Phone: 39-835-740239

1-7 September 29th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, and 3rd INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS, Univ. of Cordoba, Cordoba, SPAIN. Contact: C. Santiago-Alvarez, Catedra de Entomologia Agricola y Forestal, E.T.S.I.A.M., Univ. de Cordoba, Apartado 3048, 14080 Cordoba, SPAIN E-mail: crlsaalc@lucano.uco.es Phone: 34-57-218475 Fax: 34-57-298343

3-4 September INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP, MATING DISRUPTION OF LEAFROLLERS IN FRUIT ORCHARDS, S. Michele, ITALY. Contact: D. Forti, Instituto Agrario, S. Michele all'Adige, 38010 TN, ITALY E-mail: Diego.Forti@ismaa.it Fax: 39-46-165-0872

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.fra 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

11-13 September 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEED BIOLOGY, Dijon, FRANCE. Contact: ANPP, 6 Blvd. de la Bastille, F-75012, FRANCE Phone: 33-43-44-89-64 Fax: 33-43-44-49-19

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

24-26 September SLUGS & SNAIL PESTS IN AGRICULTURE, Canterbury, UK. Contact: British Crop Protection Enterprises Ltd., 9 Downing St., Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PH, U.K. Phone: 44-1252-733072. Fax: 44-1252-727194.

25-27 September COURSE ON MITES OF GREENHOUSES; IDENTIFICATION, BIOLOGY AND CONTROL, Internat. Inst. of Entomology, London, U.K. Contact: D. Agassiz, IIE, 56 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5JR, U.K. Phone: 44-171-584-0067 Fax: 44-171-581-1676 E-mail: d.agassiz@cabi.org

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 Phone: 61-3-961-92603 Fax: 61-3-961-91756

5-9 October ANNUAL MEETING, ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA & THE ACADIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC., Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, N.B., CANADA. Contact: J. Sweeney, Canadian Forest Service-Maritimes, PO Box 4000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5P7, CANADA Phone: 1-506-452-3250 Fax: 1-506-452-3525 E-mail: JSweeney@FCMr.forestry.ca

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

5-7 November 13TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE, HIGI (Weed Science Society of Indonesia), Bandar Lampung, South Sumatera, INDONESIA. Contact: HIGI Conference, Research and Development Centre, Univ. of Lampung, Jl. Sumantri Brojonegoro 1, Bandar Lampung 35145, INDONESIA.

18-21 November PESTS AND DISEASES 1996, THE BRIGHTON CONFERENCE, Brighton, UK. Contact: D.V. Alford, ADAS, Brooklands Ave., Cambridge CB2 2BL, U.K Phone: 44-1223-455857 Fax: 44-1223-455624.

(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

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 Also see information at: www

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 13-18 April INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IN HORTICULTURAL CROPS, an international symposium, Agadir, MOROCCO. Oral and poster presentations related to integrated control of pests of horticultural crops, plus post-symposium tours. Contact: Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, BP 18/S, Agadir, MOROCCO Fax: 212-824-2243 Phone: 212-824-1006

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.


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

13-18 December ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Opryland, Nashville, TN, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Suite 300, Lanham, MD 20706, USA Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Phone: 1-301-731-4535 E-mail: pubinfo@entsoc.org

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