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March 1997, Issue no. 39
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Indonesia Launches Massive IPM Project An extended IPM project recently approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help Indonesian smallholder estate crop farmers in 12 provinces adopt cost-effective, environmentally-sound pest management practices designed to increase productivity and farm income while decreasing usage of, and reliance on, pesticides, according to an ADB news release. The project targets farmers whose incomes are heavily impacted by pest-caused crop yield losses, and who presently lack information about improved crop protection practices. Estate crops including coffee, tea, cocoa, pepper, and cotton provide significant income for about 32 percent of Indonesia's 11.5 million rural households.

Based on achievements of the first ADB-assisted national estate crops protection project, the new effort will build on both human resources and physical infrastructure already in place. It will also accelerate research to identify and fieldtest new pest management technologies. The IPM approach followed will be similar to the strategy successfully promoted for rice farming in Indonesia and other Asian nations.

The effort will also strengthen plant quarantine services as an aid for improving standards for Indonesian estate crops and thereby expanding their access to export markets.

The project, estimated to cost the equivalent of US.6 million, calls for 734 person-months of consultant services to assist program implementation in: IPM training, curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation, information support communications, IPM research, and plant quarantine training.

excerpted from ADB official information.

Labeled Products Boost IPM A chain of food markets in the U.S. has launched an intensive campaign to promote and sell canned and frozen vegetables grown under verified integrated pest management practices. Wegmans Food Markets in New York state now offers new IPM labeled products, the first in the nation, that call consumers' attention to growers' IPM practices and their environmental stewardship. "Wegmans believes that there is value added to the IPM products it sells. They have produced in-store video tapes, brochures, television ads, etc. that tell the consumer about IPM," according to J.P. Tette, director of New York State's well regarded IPM Program.

Started in 1996 following two years of planning and cooperation between growers, Wegmans, Comstock Michigan Fruit (the food processor that supplies Wegmans' fruits and vegetables) and Cornell Univ., the IPM labeling effort arose from the earlier success of Wegmans' sales of IPM-grown fresh sweet corn. Shoppers reacted so favorably to that initiative that the chain decided to expand its IPM-labeled offering to include processed products.

Dr. Tette noted that growers, Wegmans, Comstock, and experts from Cornell jointly determine the IPM "elements" (practices) for each of the fresh and processed crops that are authorized to wear the IPM label. Verification by a third party assures that growers strictly follow the agreed-upon practices. IPM elements are designed to be flexible to accommodate a variety of farming operations as well as account for significant changes in pest pressures related to weather conditions.

The new IPM labeled products, "represent the most direct link we have been able to develop between consumers and agricultural research and implementation," Tette said. He also believes that the extent to which consumers' accept IPM-labeled processed vegetables could have an effect on the future of IPM research and development.

FMI: J.P. Tette, Cornell Univ., IPM Program, NYSAES, Geneva, NY 14456, USA Fax: 1-315-787-2360 Phone: 1-315-787-2208 E-mail: JPT1@nysaes.cornell.edu

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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 California Honors IPM Innovators The U.S. state of California recently awarded recognition to five agricultural enterprises for proactive leadership in adopting IPM techniques that increase the benefits, and reduce the risks, of pest management. The state's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) bestows the coveted "IPM Innovators" honor annually on those projects that are determined to benefit communities, agriculture, and the environment.

Winners this year included three major food grower-processor firms (Campbell Soup, Del Monte Foods, and Sun-Maid Growers), a vegetable research association, and a county resource conservation district. Each either effectively reduced the usage of "hard" pesticides, expanded application of pest monitoring, reduced worker exposure to pesticides, or took other actions that earned recognition as defined by the innovators program.

DPR Director J.W. Wells presented the five honorees with the awards and commented that "the commitment of large organizations like Campbell, Del Monte and Sun-Maid to grower education in IPM attracts considerable attention. They provide an example of leadership not only to their members and associates but also to growers of other commodities."

FMI: K. Brunetti, Agriculture Program Supervisor, DPR, 1020 N Street Room 161, Sacramento, CA 95814-5624, USA E-mail: brunetti@empm.cdpr.ca.gov Fax: 1-916-324-4088 Phone: 1-916-324-4100

IPM: Global Permutations A foray on the web one recent grey winter afternoon, seeking listings under what was assumed to be among the most universally familiar three-letter acronyms, shockingly revealed that around the world "IPM" is far from solely dedicated to just Integrated Pest Management. For instance, the search request led first to the IPM company that manufactures communication equipment in Italy. Fine.

However, looking further and checking under the Web address www.digitalangel.com/ipm/, one finds the rock music magazine "In Perpetual Motion," presenting recent in-depth interviews of the bands Numb, Wumpscut, and others, written by people known as "Empress" and "Lizard," according to the posted information and garish graphics. This site's link to pest management probably exists only for us narrow-minded, musically biased dinosaurs.

If there remained any doubt that the acronym IPM was far from exclusively associated with management of pests, the perception was shattered by the web site hosted by International Prison Ministries.

The inevitable conclusion from this search was that, while the term "IPM" as we know it has a three decade history, there's still a lot of educating and communicating to do. Ed.

IPMporium ....California scientists have identified two field populations of root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) that parasitize supposedly nematode-resistant tomato plants. .... for 1996 Belgium awarded the prestigious King Baudouin International Development Prize to ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) for developing improved millet lines that incorporate disease resistance.

.... A recent study revealed that late-maturing sunflower (Helianthus spp.) hybrids, or those with down-turned or horizontal head position, were significantly more resistant to bird inflicted damage.


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.

Bt in Mesoamerica To help prepare countries in Mesoamerica for the likely arrival of "Bt crops," the Panamerican School of Agriculture organized and hosted a May 1996 workshop that brought together scientists and decision-makers to discuss issues and analyze probable impacts. The 3-day event's expanded proceedings have been published (in English) as TRANSGENIC PLANTS, BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS IN MESOAMERICAN AGRICULTURE, edited by A.J. Hruska and M.L. Pavon. The 11 chapters present both potentials and concerns. A series of conclusions and recommendations cover strategies, appropriate uses, training and dissemination, follow-up, and legislative/regulatory concerns. The 128-page, softbound work is available from: Department of Crop Protection, Apdo. 93 Zamorano, Tegucigalpa, M.D.C., HONDURAS Phone: 504-76-6140, ext. 2351 E-mail: allan%eapdpv@sdnhon.org.hn Fax: 504-76-6242 Soilborne Plant Pathogens Detailed A recently published (late 1996) work considers soilborne plant pathogens from four perspectives: 1) historical, social, and scientific contexts; 2) concepts for understanding biology and control; 3) factors leading to innovative management practices; and 4) case studies of the application of management techniques. PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGING SOILBORNE PLANT PATHOGENS, edited by R. Hall, emphasizes integrated approaches for managing bacteria, fungi, nematodes, rots, and wilt. In hardback, 342 pages, from: APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: aps@scisoc.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Phone: 1-800-328-7560 Methyl Bromide Alternatives During the past several years the IPM PRACTITIONER has published a number of informative articles concerning the problems associated with use of the pesticide methyl bromide. Five of these extended pieces have now been collected in one 58-page publication, IPM ALTERNATIVES TO METHYL BROMIDE. As usual, each article is thoroughly researched and documented. While several of the situations relate to agriculture in the U.S. state of California, they have broader application. The softbound, 1996 work edited by W. Quarles and S. Daar is available from: Bio-Integral Resource Center, PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA E-mail: BIRC@igc.apc.org Fax: 1-510-524-1758 More on Methyl Bromide The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers free copies of the paper, "Agriculture, Methyl Bromide, and the Ozone Hole: Filling the Gap," by J.B. Ristaino. Contact: AAAS E-mail: grichter@aaas.org Fax: 1-202-289-4950 Phone: 1-202-326-6600 Slash/Mulch Impacts Plant Disease One of the main themes of the recently published volume, SLASH/MULCH SYSTEMS, SUSTAINABLE METHODS FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE, emphasizes how slash/mulch systems manage many pests, especially diseases and serious tropical weeds. Author H.D. Thurston devotes one of the 1997 work's 10 chapters to the "Effects of Organic Mulches, Soil Amendments, and Cover Crops on Soil-borne Plant Pathogens and Their Root Diseases." Mulches, notes Dr. Thurston, "can reduce plant diseases by reducing soil splashing, influencing the moisture content and temperature of the soil, and enhancing the microbiological activities that suppress plant pathogens." Thurston and colleague G. Abawi delve into additional detail. The 196-page hardback was published by: Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301-2877, USA E-mail: Ellen.Williams@harpercollins.com Fax: 1-303-449-3356 Phone: 1-303-444-3541 Genes and Crop Protection A special issue of PFLANZENSCHUTZ NACHRICHTEN BAYER published in 1996 focuses on "Genetic Engineering in Agriculture," with the aim of providing "non-experts who have a biological and chemical background with information on `green' genetic engineering." The 120-page volume contains two sections: "Gene Transfer in Plants," by J.E. Thomzik; and, "Genetic Engineering in Crop Protection Opportunities, Risks, and Controversies," by R. Hain and P.H. Schreier. In English with summaries in German, French, Spanish, and Russian, and extensive references. FMI: M. Esters, Crop Protection Business Group, Public Affairs/Market Research, D-51368 Leverkusen, Bayerwerk, GERMANY. Rice Tungro Disease Papers The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has published RICE TUNGRO DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND VECTOR ECOLOGY, edited by T.C.B. Chancellor, et al, as no. 19 in its IRRI Discussion Paper Series. The 1996 work contains papers summarizing the main activities carried out under the IRRI and Natural Resource Institute (NRI) collaborative research on vector ecology and epidemiology. A free copy can be requested from: T.C.B. Chancellor, IRRI, PO Box 933, Manila, PHILIPPINES E-mail: tchancellor@irri.cgnet.com A Recent Entomology Proceedings A newer title from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) is PROCEEDINGS: ZOOPHYOPHAGOUS HETEROPTERA: IMPLICATIONS FOR LIFE HISTORY AND INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, edited by O. Alomar and R.N. Wiedenmann, a series of papers exploring potentials for biological control. The 202-page, softbound work was published in December 1996. FMI: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD 20706, USA E-mail: sales@entsoc.org Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Phone: 1-301-731-4535 Fumigant Fate The proceedings of an August 1996 symposium have been published as FUMIGANTS, ENVIRONMENTAL FATE, EXPOSURE, AND ANALYSIS, ACS Symposium Series Vol. 652, edited by J.N. Seiber, et al. The 236-page work has 17 chapters and is available from: American Chemical Society, Distribution Office, 1155 16TH St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA Eriophyoid Mites Profiled E.E. Lindquist, et al have edited a 790-page treatise, ERIOPHYOID MITES, THEIR BIOLOGY, NATURAL ENEMIES AND CONTROL. The 50 chapters of the 1996 work cover the Eriophyoidea in detail. FMI: Elsevier Science BV, PO Box 211, 1000AE Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Pest Management Quarterly Revamped The English-French bi-lingual PEST MANAGEMENT NEWS, edited by extension entomologist H.G. Philip and an editorial team, offers a cross-section of current IPM, biocontrol, and industry information. The Canadian-based quarterly adopted a spritely new format in 1996 and carries a limited number of advertisements for pest management products. FMI: PEST MANAGEMENT NEWS, Box 35009, Ottawa, ON K1Z 1A2, CANADA Fax: 1-819-772-1197 OTHER RESOURCES WEB DATABASE LINKS IPM RESOURCES A free, new, user-friendly database and search engine can rapidly pinpoint thousands of IPM information resources scattered throughout the Internet and beyond. The "Database of IPM Resources" (DIR), jointly developed by the Consortium for International Crop Protection and the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University, locates and then presents these web resources in a logical, structured manner. Users report that DIR, as a function-designed tool, reduces the frustration encountered and search time required when using general search engines to locate IPM information on the web. DIR covers a wide array of crops, pests, institutions, and related topics worldwide. It utilizes a graphically appealing format.

DIR's sponsors continue to seek out and add additional sites as new information is posted on the web. DIR, provided as a free service to help promote IPM research, development, and adoption worldwide, is located at: ipmwww.ncsu.edu/cicp/DIR/

CARIBBEAN IPM WEB SITE The Caribbean IPM Working Group maintains a web site with useful information and links to other sites. Its web address is: //users.caribnet.net/~lec/ipmprin.html WILDLIFE PUBLICATIONS LIST A free listing of current wildlife research publications and presentations is available from: National Wildlife Research Center, 1716 Heath Parkway, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2719, USA Phone: 1-970-223-1588, extension 239 or 249 SITE OFFERS VARIETY OF LINKS A scientist in Germany has created an information-packed web site, the "Plant Path Internet Guide Book," with a variety of categories and extensive links to other sites worldwide. IPM, weed science, entomology, biocontrol, and other topics are included. The site was designed and assembled by T. Kraska at the Univ. of Hannover, e-mail kraska@mbox.ipp.uni-hannover.de. The site address is: oeko50.ifgb.uni-hannover.de/extern/ppigb/ AUSTRALIAN CENTER OPENS WEB SITE ACIAR (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) has created a new web site that describes its current programs, publications, and more. The site address is: www2.dynamite.com.au/aciar. POSITIONS BIOLOGICAL CONTROL SPECIALIST, (entomologist/acarologist), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, to participate in a 4-year project implementing classical biological control of the exotic cassava green mite Africa-wide. Applicants should have experience with tropical crop pests, natural enemy population dynamics, field ecology and systems research, plus experience working with classical biological and spider mite natural enemies. Ph.D. required, with appropriate post-doctoral experience and background in quantitative ecology. Knowledge of multi-trophic, multi-cropping and multi-cultural systems desirable as is experience working with small farmers, tropical agriculture, and interdisciplinary research teams. Fluency in English; a working knowledge of French will be an advantage. Send CV and three letters of reference to: Director, IITA Plant Health Management Division, 08 B.P. 0932, Cotonou, BENIN.
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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM

III. RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS research findings/technical topics related to IPM. IPMnet can provide an address for any journal listed below. This Month's Selected Materials (broadly grouped by pest categories) General "Agrochemical Use on Banana Plantations in Latin America: Perspectives on Ecological Risk," Henriques, W., et al. ENVIRON. TOX. & CHEM., 16(1), 91-99, January 1997.

"A Multiple-paradigm System for Rangeland Pest Management," Hastings, J.D., et al. COMPUT. & ELEC. IN AGRIC., 16(1), 47-68, December 1996.

"Characterization of Wheat-alien Translocations Conferring Resistance to Diseases and Pests: Current Status," Friebe, B., et al. EUPHYTICA, 91(1), 59-88, 1996.

"Consumer Response to Integrated Pest Management and Certification," Anderson, M.D., et al. AGRIC., ECOSYS. & ENVIRO., 60(2-3), 96-106, December 1996.

"Ecotoxicology of Pesticides in the Tropical Paddy Field System," Abdullah, A.R., et al. ENVIRON. TOX. & CHEM., 16(1), 59-70, January 1997.

"Effect of the Volume Rate of Application on the Glasshouse Performance of Crop Protection Agent Adjuvant Combinations," Grayson, B.T., et al. PEST. SCI., 48(3), 205-218, November 1996.

"Intercropping as a Management Strategy Against Carrot Rust Fly (Diptera: Psilidae): A Test of Enemies and Resource Concentration Hypotheses," Ramert, B., and B. Ekbom. ENVIRON. ENTOM., 25(5), 1092-1100, October 1996.

"Seed Orchard Pest Management: The Case for Forest Service R&D," Hodge, G.R., et al. JRNL. OF FOR., 95(1), 29-32, January 1997.


"Host Range of Sorghum Downy Mildew in Africa," Bock, C.H., et al. INTL. SORGH. AND MILL. NEWSLTR., 37, 56-57, 1996.

"Impact of Reduced Fungicide and Tillage on Foliar Blight, Fruit Rot, and Yield of Processing Tomatoes," Louws, F.J., et al. PLANT DIS., 80(11), 1251-1256, November 1996.

"Occurrence and Spread of Sugarcane Smut Caused by Ustilago scitaminea in Morocco," Akalach, M., and B. Touil. PLANT DIS., 80(12), 1363-1366, December 1996.

"Witches' Broom Disease of Cocoa in Bahia: Attempts at Eradication and Containment," Pereira, J.L., et al. CROP PROT., 15(8), 743-752, December 1996.

Weed Management

"An Emerging System Management Approach for Biological Weed Control in Crops: Senecio vulgaris as a Research Model," MullerScharer, and J. Frantzen. WEED RESCH., 36(6), 483-492, December 1996.

"The Effects of Artificial Weed Strips on Diversity and Abundance of the Arthropod Fauna in a Swiss Experimental Apple Orchard," Wyss, E. AGRIC., ECOSYS. & ENVIRON., 60(1), 47-60, November 1996.

"The Potential for Selecting Wheat Varieties Strongly Competitive Against Weeds," Lemerle, D., et al. WEED RESCH., 36(6), 505-514, December 1996.

"Utilization of Allelopathy for Weed Management in Agroecosystems," Weston, L.A. AGRON. JRNL., 88(6), 860-865, November-December 1996.


"Abundance and Diversity of Beneficial Arthropods in Conventional and `Organic' Carrot Crops in New Zealand," Berry, N.A., et al. NZ JRNL. OF CROP & HORT. SCI., 24(4), 307-314, December 1996.

"Application of Multivariate Analysis for the Selection of Candidates for Biological Control Agents," Sujii, E.R., et al. BIO. CONT., 7(3), 288-292, December 1996.

"Comparative Evaluation of Population Effect and Economic Potential of Biological Suppression Tactics Versus Chemical Control for Squash Bug (Heteroptera: Coreidae) Management on Pumpkins," Olson, D.L., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 89(3), 631-639, June 1996.

"Safety of Microorganisms Intended for Pest and Plant Disease Control: A Framework for Scientific Evaluation," Cook, J., et al. BIO. CONT., 7(3), 333-, December 1996.

Entomology "Alfalfa Weevil (Coleoptera: Cuculionidae) Management in Alfalfa by Spring Grazing with Cattle," Buntin, G.D., and J.H. Bouton. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 89(6), 1424-1430, December 1996. "Elevation of Pheromone Response Threshold in Almond Moth Males Pre-exposed to Pheromone Spray," MafraNeto, A., and S.R. Telford. PHYSIO. ENTOM., 21(3), 217-222, September 1996.

"Evaluation of the Pest Status and Research Conducted on Phytophagous Lepidoptera on Cultivated Plants in South Africa," Bell, J.C., and M.A. McGeoch. AFR. ENTOM., 4(2), 161-170, September 1996.

"Integrated Management of the Onion Maggot (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 89(6), 1582-1586, December 1996.

"Modified Summer Programme Using Border sprays for Managing Codling Moth, Cydia pomonella (L) and Apple Maggot, Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh) in Ontario Apple Orchards," Trimble R.M., and B. Solymar. CROP PROT., 16(1), 63-68, February 1997.

Nematology "Effect of Yard Waste Compost on Nematode Densities and Maize Yield," McSorley, R., and R.N. Gallaher. JRNL. OF NEMA., 28(4), 655-660, December 1996. "Investigations on Possible Mechanisms of Resistance to Nematodes inMusa" Fogain, R., and S.R. Gowen. EUPHYTICA, 92(3), 375-382, 1996.

Vertebrate Management "Forecasting Rodent Outbreaks in Africa: An Ecological Basis for Mastomys Control in Tanzania," Leirs, H., et al. JRNL. OF APPL. ECOL., 33(5), 937-943, October 1996. "Response of European Starlings to Menthone Derivatives: Evidence for Stereochemical Differences in Repellency," Mason, J.R., and T. Primus. CROP PROT., 15(8), 723-726, December 1996.

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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

IV. CALENDAR a global list (in two sections) of future IPM-related events (conferences, training courses, symposia, etc.) See also Meetings and Conferences listed in the WWW Virtual Library for Agriculture.

IPMnet Calendar I. NEW (N), or REVISED (R) entries

In 1997

(N) 28 May BIOCONTROL WORKSHOP FOR TROPICAL ORNAMENTAL COLLECTIONS, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn, NY, USA. A practical experience in applying biocontrol and evaluating its effectiveness. Contact: C. Glennister, IPM Laboratories, Inc., PO Box 99, Locke, NY 13092-0099, USA E-mail: ipmlabs@baldcom.net

(R) Revised e-mail. 23-27 June 17TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON VIRUS AND VIRUS-LIKE DISEASES OF TEMPERATE CROPS, Bethesda, MD, USA. Contact: A. Hadidi, ARS-USDA Germplasm Resources Lab., Beltsville, MD, 20705, USA Fax: 1-301-504-5551 E-mail: ngrlah@ars-grin.gov

(R) Revised fax. 6-11 July 21ST BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF WEED SCIENCE, Hotel Gloria, Caxambu, MG, BRAZIL. Contact: J.B. da Silva, EMBRAPA/CNPMS, C.P. 151, 35701-970 Sete Lagoas, MG, BRAZIL E-mail: baptista@cnpms.embrapa.br Fax: 55-031-774-0240 Phone: 55-031-773-2863

(R) Revised e-mail: 1-5 September EUROPEAN SEMINAR ON FUSARIUM: MYCOTOXINS, TAXONOMY AND PATHOGENICITY, Szeged, HUNGARY. Contact: A. Mesterhazy, Cereal Research Institute, PO Box 391, H-6701 Szeged, HUNGARY E-mail: H10152mes@ella.hu Fax: 36-62-434-163 Phone: 36-62-435-235

(R) Revised e-mail. 29 September-3 October 11TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE AUSTRALASIAN PLANT PATHOLOGY SOCIETY, Perth, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Secretary APPS, Plant Pathology, Dept. of Agriculture, Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, WA 6151, AUSTRALIA E-mail: APPS97@agric.wa.gov.au Fax: 61-9-367-2625

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IPMnet Calendar II. PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries 1997 17-20 March BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS MEETING, Auburn, AL, USA. Contact: P.A. Backman, Biological Control Institute, 226 Life Sciences Building, Auburn Univ., AL 36849, USA E-mail: pbackman@ag.auburn.edu 20-21 March 2ND INTERNATIONAL SPARTINA CONFERENCE, Olympia, WA, USA. Contact: K. Patten, Washington State Univ., Rt. 1, Box 570, Long Beach, WA 98631, USA Fax & phone: 1-360-642-2031 E-mail: pattenk@coopext.cahe.wsu.edu

25 March NUTSEDGE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA. A day of training on the "World's Worst Weed," with presentations and handouts on all aspects of nutsedge biology and control. Contact: Registration, Nutsedge Workshop, 4106 Batchelor Hall Extension, Dept. of Botany, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0124, USA E-mail: susana@ucrac1.ucr.edu Fax: 1-909-787-5717 Phone: 1-909-787-4430

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

14-16 April RESISTANCE ྜྷ, INTEGRATED APPROACH TO COMBATTING RESISTANCE, sponsored by IACR, Rothamsted, U.K. Third in a series of international conferences to review progress in addressing pesticide resistance. Contact: B.P.S. Khambay, IACR-Rothamsted, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, U.K. E-mail: BHUPINDER.KHAMBAY@bbsrc.ac.uk Fax: 44-1582-760981

16-18 April MICROBIAL INSECTICIDES: NOVELTY OR NECESSITY, (symposium), Warwick, U.K. Contact: G. Beaumont, BCPE, Linden House, Old Stowmarket Road, Woolpit, Bury St. Edmonds IP30 9QS, U.K. Fax: 44-0-1359-241434

21 April-16 May 4TH INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF ARTHROPOD PESTS & WEEDS, Ascot, U.K. Contact: S. Williamson, International Institute of Biological Control, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7TA, U.K. E-mail: S.WILLIAMSON@cabi.org Fax: 44-1344-875007 Phone: 44-1344-872999

28-30 April AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR A BETTER WORLD, ABSP 1997 Global Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, USA. Includes a poster session. Contact: Conference Secretariat, ABSP Project Conference Office, 414 Plant & Soil Sciences Building, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824-1325, USA E-mail: global97@pilot.msu.edu Fax: 1-517-432-1982 Phone: 1-517-353-5263

6 May 49TH 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

19 May-13 June 1997 COURSE ON TROPICAL PEST MANAGEMENT AND APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY, Ascot, U.K. Practical instruction on safe, effective application of pesticides as part of an integrated pest management program. Contact: International Pesticide Application Research Centre, Biology Dept., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Tech. and Medicine, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, U.K. E-mail: g.matthews@ic .ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1344-294450 Phone: 44-0-1344-294234

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.

2-7 June GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON SORGHUM ERGOT, Sete Lagoas, MG, BRAZIL. Overviews, regional presentations, and management strategies. FMI: R.E. Schaffert, EMBRAPA/CNPMS, Rod MG 424, km 65, C.P. 151, 35701-970 Sete Lagoas, MG, BRAZIL E-mail: schaffer@cnpms.embrapa.br Fax: 55-31-773-9252 Phone: 55-31-773-5644

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

19-23 July SOCIETY OF NEMATOLOGISTS ANNUAL MEETING, Sheraton El Conquistador Resort, Tucson, AZ, USA. Contact: M.A. McClure, Dept. of Plant Pathology, 204 Forbes Bldg., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA E-mail: McClure@ag.arizona.edu Fax: 1-520-621-9290 Phone: 1-520-621-7161

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

(N) 18-21 August NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Lincoln Univ., NEW ZEALAND. Contact: D. Crabb, Centre for Continuing Education, Lincoln Univ., Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND E-mail: crabbd@lincoln.ac.nz Fax: 64-3-325-3840

1-4 September 2ND TURKISH WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Izmir, TURKEY. Contact: Y. Nemli, E.U. Ziraat Faultesi, Bitki Koruma Bolumu, Bornova/Izmir 35100, TURKEY.

3-7 September WEED SCIENCE FOR EASTERN AFRICA CONFERENCE, Kampala, UGANDA. Contact: D.S.O. Osiru, Crop Sci. Dept., Makere Univ., PO Box 7062, Kampala, UGANDA Fax: 256-041-531641

8-12 September 16TH ASIAN-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA. Contact: B.H. Bakar, Botany Dept., Univ. of Malaya, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA E-mail: BAKI@botany.um.edu.my Fax: 60-3-759-4178 Phone: 60-3-759-4351

10-12 September ENTOMOLOGY ྜྷ, Univ. of Newcastle, UK. Contact: Registrar, Royal Entomological Society, 41 Queen's Gate, London SW5 5HR, U.K. Fax: 44-0171-581-8505 E-mail: reg@royensoc.demon.co.uk

15-17 September UNDERSTANDING PATHOSYSTEMS: A FOCUS ON SEPTORIA (15th Long Ashton International Symposium), Bristol, U.K. Contact: H.M. Anderson, IACR-Long Ashton, Bristol BS18 9AF, U.K. E-mail: Christine.Cooke@bbsrc.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1275-394007

25-27 September SYMPOSIUM ON CROP PROTECTION & FOOD QUALITY, MEETING CONSUMER NEEDS, Univ. of Kent, Canterbury, U.K. Contact: CASI, 4 New Cavendish Square, London W1M 0BX, U.K. Fax: 44-0-171-629-3233 Phone: 44-0-171-499-0900

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

10-15 October MICROBIAL CONTROL OF PESTS IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural Univ., Copenhagen, DENMARK. Contact: J. Eilenberg, Dept. of Ecology and Molecular Biology, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural Univ., Thorvaldsensvej 40, DK-1871 Frederiksberg, DENMARK E-mail: Per.Damgaard@ecol.kvl.dk Fax: 45-35-282670 Phone: 45-35-282660

17-20 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1998, WEEDS, Brighton, UK. Contact: CASI Ltd., 4 New Cavendish Square, London W1M 0BX, U.K. Fax: 44-0-171-629-3233 Phone: 44-0-171-499-0900

24-26 November CONGRESO NACIONAL 1997 SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE MALHERBOLOGIA, Valencia, SPAIN. Contact: D. Gomez de Barreda, IVIA, Apdo. Oficial, E-46113 Moncada, SPAIN E-mail: diego.gomez.barreda@ivia.es Fax: 34-6-139-0240

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

1998 9-12 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Chicago, IL, USA. Contact: WSSA, 1508 W. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61821-3133, USA Phone: 1-217-352-4212 23 February-1 March INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PESTICIDE USE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: IMPACT ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT, San Jose, COSTA RICA. Contact: Y. Astorga, Univ. Nacional, Apdo. 86-3000, Heredia, COSTA RICA Phone: 506-277-358 Fax: 506-277-3583 E-mail: PPUNA@irazu.una.ac.cr Web: www.una.ac.cr

2-7 August 9TH IUPAC INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS: PESTICIDE CHEMISTRY, London, UK. Contact: J.F. Gibson, Royal Soc. of Chemistry, Burlington House, London W1V 0BN, U.K. Fax: 44-171-734-1227 Phone: 44-171-437-8656

9-16 August 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, Edinburgh, UK. Contact: ICPP98 Congress Secretariat, c/o Meeting Makers, 50 George Street, Glasgow, Scotland G1 1QE, U.K. E-mail: icpp98@meetingmakers.co.uk Fax: 44-141-552-0511 Phone: 44-141-553-1930

17-21 August 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ADJUVANTS, Memphis, TN, USA. Contact: A. Underwood, FISAA, c/o Helena Chem. Co., 6075 Poplar Ave., Suite 500, Memphis, TN 38119, USA Fax. 1-901-761-2640 Phone: 1-901-537-7260

23-28 August 6TH INTERNATIONAL MYCOLOGICAL CONGRESS, Jerusalem, ISRAEL. Contact: Secretariat, PO Box 50006, Tel Aviv 61500, ISRAEL E-mail: mycol@kenes.ccmail.compuserve.com Fax: 972-3-5175674 Phone: 972-3-5140014

24-28 August 3RD INTERNATIONAL FOREST VEGETATION MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. Contact: IFVNC #3, Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1235 Queen Street E., Sault Ste Marie, ONT P6A 5N5, CANADA E-mail: ifvmc3@epo.gov.on.ca Fax 1-705-946-2030 Phone: 1-705-946-2981

9-12 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1998, PESTS & DISEASES, Brighton, UK. Contact: CASI Ltd., 4 New Cavendish Square, London W1M 0BX, U.K. Fax: 44-0-171-629-3233 Phone: 44-0-171-499-0900

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

In 1999 6-12 August JOINT MEETING OF THE AMERICAN AND CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETIES, Montreal, CANADA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: aps@scisoc.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Phone: 1-612-454-7250

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