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June 1997, Issue no. 42
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Australian Sessions Discuss Crop Protection Two important recent meetings in Australia dealt with contemporary crop protection technology issues and broader implications for society. A March workshop to debate the progress and pitfalls of commercialized transgenic crops attracted 220 international participants. The session focused on the potential impacts of herbicide-, insect-, and virus-resistant crops, their envisioned benefits as well as possible risks. Discussions also covered the needs for regulation as well as facilitation of transgenic crop development, and the thorny issue of intellectual property rights. Several consensus positions were formulated bearing on presentations made at the event as well as concerns and questions that surfaced.

Representatives of federal, state, and local government plus farmer, industry, consumer, and environmental groups attended a national pesticide risk reduction workshop at Canberra in April. "The agreement reached by all the major stakeholders involved with pesticides," said agricultural scientist and workshop coorganizer P.C. Rowland, "will greatly enhance efforts to minimize risks posed by pesticide use."

An interim advisory group has been formed to provide advice to the national government on further development of the draft National Strategy for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals. The strategy will include elements such as: pest management techniques that minimize pesticide use, introduction of safer products and application methods, and other related environmental and human safety concerns.

FMI: (for transgenic crops): M.J. Gibbs, CRC for Plant Science, Canberra, AUSTRALIA. E-mail: mark.gibbs@pi.csiro.au; (for pesticide strategy): P.C. Rowland, Bureau of Resource Sciences, PO Box E11, Kingston, ACT 2604, AUSTRALIA E-mail: pcr@henric.nric.gov.au Fax: 61-6-272-4896 Phone: 61-6-272-3443

based on material excerpted from ISB NEWS REPORT, May 1997; and, helpfully provided by P.C. Rowland
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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources

II. IPM MEDLEY general information, publications of interest, and other resources related to IPM IPM Training and Support for West Africa Under the umbrella of the Permanent Inter-state Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (French acronym: CILSS), a Dutch government-funded institute has worked since 1981 to strengthen West African nations' personnel capabilities in all phases of crop protection, with emphasis on IPM and training. The institute, known as the Crop Protection Training D partment (DFPV), is a training segment of the Agrhymet Regional Centre primarily serving CILSS member countries (Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Chad) in crop protection and environmental protection through the training of middle level personnel directly operational in the field. Training opportunities are also available to other West African country nationals. (See: IPMnet Calendar I for courses scheduled in 1997.)

Of the 238 technicians trained to date through a 2-year higher diploma course who are employed in national crop protection services, agricultural services, national agricultural research institutes, NGO's, and bilateral agricultural projects, 95 percent are currently active in the field, according to a November 1996 evaluation.

Recently, DFPV launched a farmer-level program designed so students garner first hand knowledge about approaches and techniques in IPM technology transfer to farmers, while at the same time involving the farmers themselves. Plans call for additional Farmer Field School activities.

DFPV's information component has more than 22,000 references in crop protection in its bibliographic database, and publishes and disseminates bulletins containing recent bibliographic references useful for researchers, teachers, technicians, and other users in the field.

Through provision of various activities, DFPV has established a specialized middle-level manpower resource base for the Sahelian countries, while at the same time serving as a valuable IPM information source for greater West Africa in general.

FMI: Project Leader, CILSS DFPV/AGRHYMET Regional Centre, B.P. 12625, Niamey, NIGER E-mail: dfpv@sahel.agrhymet.ne Phone: 227-73-21-81 Fax: 227-73-22-37

Based on information generously provided by S.B. Sagnia.

IPMporium .... In 1930, J.D. Tothill,et alprepared, and the (then) Imperial Bureau of Entomology (UK) published, THE COCONUT MOTH IN FIJI: A HISTORY OF ITS CONTROL BY MEANS OF PARASITES, a nearly 300 page treatise complete with photos and full color drawings, attesting to scientific interest in and chronicling of insect biological control early in this century. .... A noted U.S. agronomist/weed scientist recently observed that, despite publicity generated by the sheep cloned in Scotland, probably 90 percent of agricultural biotechnology is targeted at weed, insect, or plant disease management.

.... DNA "fingerprinting" has revealed that the primary cause of recent late blight epidemics of Canadian and U.S. potato and tomato plants are new genotypes of Phytophthora fungus introduced from Mexico, according to the U.S. Agric. Research Service.


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.

Reducing Pesticide Usage The title is the clear message: TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING PESTICIDE USE, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS. A landmark 1997 publication edited by world renown scientist D. Pimentel, this collection of papers by international experts both recognizes the value of pesticides for managing pests attacking an evermore critical world food supply, but importantly suggests avenues for lowering pesticide use levels without sacrificing crop yields or quality. The hardback, 444-page work presents 19 papers that summarize contemporary and emerging tactics and assess the advantages of less pesticide-dependent agriculture. Dr. Pimentel has pulled together a useful information collection that addresses increasing international concern. FMI: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Baffins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1UD, UK E-mail: cs-books@wiley.co.uk Phone: 44-1243-779777 Soybean Pests and Management Its slim appearance belies its importance to world pest management literature. Long in preparation, MAJOR WORLD SOYBEAN DISEASES, WEEDS, AND INSECT PESTS: A DIAGNOSTIC PICTORIAL ATLAS, by M. Kogan, et al, presents color illustrations of some of the world's key soybean pests. The atlas, publication no. 3 from the (U.S.) National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL), is available as a stand-alone publication, or as the center section of NSRL's publication no. 2, GUIDELINES FOR THE INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF SOYBEAN PESTS, by J.B. Sinclair, et al, that builds on the visual identification aspect with extensive management tactics and strategies, plus a useful reference list. Both softbound works were published in 1997 jointly sponsored by the Univ. of Illinois (USA) Agricultural Experiment Station, and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. FMI: NSRL, 170 Envi./Agric. Sci. Building, Univ. of Illinois, 1101 West Peabody Drive, Urbana, IL 61801-4723, USA E-mail: srl@uiuc.edu Fax: 1-217-244-1707 Phone: 1-217-244-1706 Two New Plant Pathology References APS Press (American Phytopathological Society) recently announced two new works in its active publication series. M.C. Shurtleff and C.W. Averre III co-authored GLOSSARY OF PLANT-PATHOLOGICAL TERMS, a comprehensive 365-page reference developed for a wide range of scientists, managers, and students. The hardbound volume includes only a spare preface and devotes the rest of its pages to the primary business of defining over 5000 thousand terms. For students, instructors and scientists interested in learning principles and quantitative methods of botanical epidemiology, APS offers EXERCISES IN PLANT DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY, edited by L.J. Francl and D.A. Neher. Along with the spiral wire bound 233-page publication, the editors include four 3.5 inch diskettes containing the text and other files. The text itself is divided into 34 chapters written by an international array of authors and grouped in five general topic sections ranging from measuring diseases and pathogen populations to yield loss and disease management. FMI: APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: aps@scicoc.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Phone: 1-612-454-7250 Web site: www.scisoc.org

Global Directory Published Recently announced, THE CROP PROTECTION DIRECTORY INTERNATIONAL EDITION offers up-to-date information for more than 1300 organizations, research centers, companies, donor agencies, and consultants involved with various elements of crop protection worldwide. The softbound, 1997 reference work presents detailed current data in eight sections, with summaries and invaluable contact information, often including e-mail addresses. Two appendixes list national associations. The directory is an independent, 332-page publication researched and compiled by two senior crop protection communication specialists and reflects the advisory knowledge of a panel of technical specialists. A free descriptive brochure and full ordering information are available from: Elaine Warrell Associates, 105 Lee Road, London SE3 9DZ, UK Fax: 44-0-181-297-0789 Phone: 44-0-181-852-6158 Active IPM Program's Report The U.S. state of New York recently issue its extensive INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT 1997, an informative review of one of the USA's leading state-level IPM programs. From the insightful Director's message urging more citizen support for IPM, through six feature articles, and concluding with project summaries, the 60-page publication presents the profile of an active IPM program. FMI: J.P. Tette, Director, NYS IPM Program, NYAES, Geneva, NY 14456-0462, USA E-mail: JPT1@cornell.edu Phone: 1-315-787-2353 Phenoxy Herbicide Future At the request of the U.S. National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (NAPIAP), a task force of U.S. weed scientists reviewed the agricultural and other applications and merits of phenoxy herbicides. The result is the 1996 publication, BIOLOGIC AND ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF BENEFITS FROM USE OF PHENOXY HERBICIDES IN THE UNITED STATES. Primarily focused on 2,4-D, NAPIAP Report No. 1-PA-96 contains 13 chapters describing the various uses of phenoxy herbicides for crops, forestry, and aquatic settings, as well as an economic assessment for ending registration and use. An 8-panel Executive Summary brochure is available in addition to the softbound, 227-page publication. FMI: NAPIAP, USDA/CREES, Room 332-A, Aerospace Center, Washington, DC 20250, USA Soybean Research Conference Proceedings for the World Soybean Research Conference V, convened at Chiang Mai, THAILAND, in early 1994, have been published in 1997 as a 581-page, hardbound volume. Under the theme, "Soybean Feeds the World." The work, edited by B. Napompeth, presents a one full section (24 papers) devoted to all facets of soybean crop protection. FMI: Kasetsart Univ. Press, 50 Phaholyothin Road, Bangkok 10900, THAILAND. OTHER RESOURCES Bt SPREAD AND RESISTANCE An interesting summary of transgenic crops introduction and spread appears in the article, "Bt Crops: Year Two," by B. Kantz, in the May 1997 issue of AG CONSULTANT. Kantz devotes more than half of the article to the topic of potential development of resistance. A 5-point list of keys to Bt resistance (avoidance) programs for corn/maize is included. FMI: AG CONSULTANT, 37733 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094, USA Fax: 1-216-942-0662 E-mail agc-edit@meisterpubl.com Phone: 1-216-942-2000 FREE NEMATODE DATABASE OFFERED NEMABASE, a database of the status of plants that host plant-parasitic nematodes (with approximately 42000 entries), now can be downloaded with its built-in search engine and report generator. NEMABASE requires no database software, but for efficient use needs either a Pentium or 486 PC with at least 8Mb of RAM (preferably 16), approximately 20Mb available disk space, and Windows 3.1 or 95. There is no cost to download NEMABASE from the Web (other than any connect-time charges). The website is: www.ipm.ucdavis.edu. Alternatively, NEMABASE can be ordered on disk for US (checks payable to: UC Regents) from: Software Distribution, Statewide IPM Project, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616-8621, USA. FMI: H. Ferris, Dept. of Nematology, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA E-mail: hferris@ucdavis.edu IPM FOR COCOA/CACAO The "Cocoa Information System" website, co-sponsored by the American Cocoa Research Institute and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (USA), includes an IPM section as well as sections on field pests, storage pests, and diseases of cacao/cocoa. The site, at www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/cocoa, also links to other important international agricultural research and extension IPM sources. FMI: R. Williams, e-mail: williams.14@osu.edu SPECIAL FOCUS: DISEASE CONTROL A special extended section in the 1 May issue of GOOD FRUIT GROWER magazine published by the Washington State Fruit Commission (USA) contains several informative articles concerning disease control in orchards and vineyards, including using weather data to forecast disease incidence. FMI: GOOD FRUIT GROWER, 105 South 18th Street, Suite 217, Yakima, WA 98901-2149, USA E-mail: growing@goodfruit.com Fax: 1-509-453-4880 Phone: 1-509-575-2315 EQUIPMENT DISTRESS CRIES CHASE BIRDS Several research sites are reporting success with use of a "Bird Gard," an electronic bird repeller custom produced to emit the distress cries of nuisance bird species. The weather-sealed units are offered in two sizes designed for various size orchards, vineyards, fields, buildings, or other applications. Bird Gard uses a microchip with up to four (of more than 20 available) digitally recorded species' distress cries and can be powered by a 12v auto battery as well as mains current. Other elements include a cycle switch to vary the operation timing and a photo cell to shut off units during night hours. FMI: Weitech/JWB, 101 Hurlbut Street, Westwood, NJ 07675, USA Fax/phone: 1-201-666-8334 ENTOMOLOGY CATALOG OFFERED BioQuip, a manufacturer/distributor of entomological and other related equipment, has published its 167-page, 50TH ANNIVERSARY CATALOG for 1997. FMI: BioQuip, 17803 LaSalle Avenue, Gardena, CA 90248-3602, USA E-mail: bioquip@aol.com Fax: 1-310-324-7931 Phone: 1-310-324-0620
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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. Feature "Insect Feeding on Cucumber Mediated by Rhizobacteria-Induced Plant Resistance," Zehnder, G.W., et al. ENT. EXP. ET APPLI., 83, 81-85, 1997. Greenhouse trials revealed that, when given a choice between cucumber plants (Cucumus sativus) treated with plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, or untreated plants, cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber) showed a marked preference for the untreated samples. PGPR might thus provide a promising mechanism for inducing plant resistance to certain pests. This Month's Selected Materials (broadly grouped by pest categories) IPMnet can provide addresses for any of the journals listed. General "Pest and Disease Management by Intercropping: Suppression of Thrips and Rust in Leek," Theunissen, J., and G. Schelling. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MAN., 42(4), 227-234, October- December 1996.

"Precision Band Spraying with Machine-vision Guidance and Adjustable Yaw Nozzles," Giles, D.K., and D.C. Slaughter. TRANS. OF ASAE, 40(1), 29-36, January-February 1997.

"When Predators also Feed on Plants: Effects of Competition and Plant Quality on Omnivore-prey Population Dynamics," Coll, M., and S. Izraylevich. ANN. OF THE ENTOM. SOC. OF AMER., 90(2), 155-161, March 1997.


"The Association Between Root Necrosis and Above-ground Symptoms of Brown Streak Virus Infection of Cassava in Southern Tanzania," Hillocks, R.J., et al. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MAN., 42(4), 285-290, October-December 1996.

"Viral Diseases Causing the Greatest Economic Losses to the Tomato Crop 1. The Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, A Review," Rosello, S., et al. SCI. HORT., 67(3-4), 117-150, December 1996.

"Wheat Root Rotting Fungi in the `Old' and `New' Agricultural Lands of Egypt," Fouly, H.M., et al. PLANT DIS., 80(11), 1251-1256, November 1996.

Weed Management "Evaluation of Mechanical Weed Management Programs for Corn (Zea mays)," Mohler, C.L., et al. WEED TECH., 11(1), 123-131, January-March 1997. "Influence of Nitrogen on Competition Between Cereals and their Natural Weed Populations," Jornsgard, B., et al. WEED RESCH., 36(6), 461-470, December 1996.

"Smicronyx Species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Economically Important Seed Predators of Witchweeds (Striga spp.) in sub-Saharan Africa," Anderson, D.M., and M.L. Cox. BULL. OF ENTOM. RESCH., 87(1), 3-18, February 1997.

BioControl "Impact of Intraplot Mixtures of Toxic and Non-toxic Plants on Population Dynamics of Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its Natural Enemies," Riggin-Bucci, T.M., and F. Gould. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 90(2), 241-251, April 1997. "Mechanisms Involved in the Biological Control of Botrytis cinerea Incited Diseases," Elad, Y. EURO. JRNL. OF PLANT PATH., 102(8), 719-732, October 1996.

Entomology "Breeding Resistant Alfalfa Holds Promise for Silverleaf Whitefly Management," Teuber, L.R., et al. CALIF. AGRIC., 51(3), 25-29, May-June 1997. "Field-based Studies with the Diamondback Moth Tritrophic System in Cameron Highlands of Malaysia: Implications for Pest Management," Verkerk, R.H.J., and D.J. Wright. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MAN., 43(1), 27-34, January-March 1997.

Nematology "Evolution of Resistance and Virulence in Relation to the Manage- ment of Nematodes with Different Biology, Origins, and Repro- ductive Strategies," Blok, V.C., et al. NEMA., 43(1), 1-14, January 1997. Vertebrate Management "Crop-raiding by Wild Vertebrates: The Farmer's Perspective in an Agricultural Community in Western Uganda," Hill, C.M. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MAN., 43(1), 77-84, January-March 1997.
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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 parts) 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) 12-16 July 11TH INTERNATIONAL ENTOMOPHAGOUS INSECTS WORKSHOP, Madison, WI, USA. Contact: M.R. Strand, Univ. of Wisconsin, 1630 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 52706, USA E-mail: mrstrand@facstaff.wisc.edu

(N) 17-18 July U.S. NATIONAL WORKSHOP: REGISTRATION OF PLANT PESTICIDES, Arlington, VA, USA. Contact: L. Sallmen-Smith, U.S. EPA (7501W), 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC, 20460, USA E-mail: sallmen-smith.laura@epamail.epa.gov Fax: 1-703-308-7026 Phone: 1-703-308-8716


(N) 17-20 August INTERNATIONAL MAMMAL TRAPPING SYMPOSIUM, Sherwood Park, Alb., CANADA. Contact: G. Proulx, Alpha Wildlife Research & Management Ltd., 9 Garnet Crescent, Sherwood Park, ALB. T8A 2R7, CANADA E-mail: alpha@xpress.ab.ca Fax: 1-403-417-0255 Phone: 1-403-464-5228

(N) 9-11 September TANZANIA ENTOMOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 3RD SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE, Zanzibar, TANZANIA. Theme: "Ecologically Sound Pest Management Systems for Sustainable Agriculture and Public Health," with special attention to IPM and Tsetse eradication. Contact: M.R. Said, PPD, PO Box 1062, Zanzibar, TANZANIA E-mail: ppdznz@twiga.com Fax/phone: 255-54-32110

(R) Date change: 15-18 September WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF EASTERN AFRICA, 16TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE, Kampala, UGANDA. Contact: WSSEA Conference Committee, Dept. of Crop Science, Makerere Univ., PO Box 7062, Kampala, UGANDA E-mail: acss@starcom.co.ug Fax: 256-41-531641 Phone: 256-41-533580

(N) 13-24 October SHORT-TERM COURSE: MONITORING AND EARLY DETECTION OF PLANT DISEASES, Niamey, NIGER. Contact: DFPV/AGRHYMET Centre, B.P. 12625, Niamey, NIGER E-mail: dfpv@sahel.agrhymet.ne Fax: 227-73-22-37 Phone: 227-73-21-81

(N) 3-22 November SHORT-TERM COURSE: PHYTOSANITARY LEGISLATION AND ITS APPLICATION IN CILSS MEMBER COUNTRIES, Niamey, NIGER. Contact: DFPV/AGRHYMET Centre, B.P. 12625, Niamey, NIGER E-mail: dfpv@sahel.agrhymet.ne Fax: 227-73-22-37 Phone: 227-73-21-81

(N) 17 November-13 December SHORT-TERM COURSE: SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL OF VERTEBRATE PESTS: GRAIN EATING BIRDS AND RODENTS, Niamey, NIGER. Contact: DFPV/AGRHYMET Centre, B.P. 12625, Niamey, NIGER E-mail: dfpv@sahel.agrhymet.ne Fax: 227-73-22-37 Phone: 227-73-21-81

(N) 24 November-13 December SHORT-TERM REFRESHER COURSE IN CROP PROTECTION EXTENSION, Niamey, NIGER. Contact: DFPV/ AGRHYMET Centre, B.P. 12625, Niamey, NIGER E-mail: dfpv@sahel.agrhymet.ne Fax: 227-73-22-37 Phone: 227-73-21-81

In 1998

(N) 29 September-2 October 6TH AUSTRALASIAN APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Brown, ICTE Conferences, Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, AUSTRALIA E-mail: sally.brown@mailbox.uq.edu.au Phone: 61-7-3365-6360 Website: www.ctpm.uq.edu.au

In 1999

(N) 25-30 July 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON PLANT PROTECTION, Jerusalem, ISRAEL. Theme: "Plant Protection Towards the Third Millennium - Where Chemistry Meets Ecology." Contact: D. Loebl, Congress Secretariat, PO Box 50006, Tel Aviv 61500, ISRAEL E-mail: dloebl@kenes.com Fax: 972-3-514-0077 Phone: 972-3-514-0057

IPMnet Calendar II. PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries 1997 16-29 June SHORT COURSE, INSECTICIDE APPLICATION FOR LOCUST AND GRASSHOPPER CONTROL, Ascot, Berkshire, UK. A two-week practical course on techniques used for ground and aerial application of insecticides to control locust swarms and hopper bands; of particular benefit to those directing and training local staff in locust-affected countries. Contact: International Pesticide Application Research Centre, Biology Department, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK E-mail: g.matthews@ic.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1344-294450 Phone: 44-0-1344-294234 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

22-27 June 2ND INTERNATIONAL BACTERIAL WILT SYMPOSIUM, Gosier (Grande-Terre), Guadeloupe, FWI. Contact: P. Prior, 2nd IBWS Organizing Secretary, INRA-URPV, BP 515, 97165 Pointe-a-Pitre Cedex, Guadeloupe, FRANCE E-mail: prior@antilles.inra.fr Fax: 590-94-11-72 Phone: 590-25-59-34

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

30 June-4 July INSECTS IN AFRICAN ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE, sponsored jointly by the Entomological Society of Southern Africa and the African Association of Insect Scientists, Univ. of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact. R. Venter, ESSA Congress, Private Bag X5017, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa E-mail: rethav@infruit.agric.za

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

7 July-29 August INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) COURSE IN RICE, Los Banos, PHILLIPINES. To strengthen the participants' capability to analyze on-farm pest problems and to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to these problems based on biological, economic, and ecological considerations emphasizing communication. Contact: Director, National Crop Protection Center, Univ. of the Philippines at Los Banos, College, Laguna 4031, PHILIPPINES E-mail: LRIV@mudspring.uplb.edu.ph Fax: 63-049-536-2409 Phone: 63-049-536-2409

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


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

18-21 August 5TH NATIONAL STORED PRODUCT IPM TRAINING CONFERENCE, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA. Contact: K. Brewer, Agric. and Bio. Engineering Dept., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA E-mail: brewerk@ecn.purdue.edu Fax: 1-765-496-1356 Phone: 1-765-494-1173 Web site: pasture.ecn.purdue.edu

18-22 August 2ND GLOBAL MEETING ON PARASITIC DISEASES, Hyderabad, INDIA. Contact: V.P. Sharma, 20 Madhuban, Vikas Marg, Delhi 110 092, INDIA Fax: 972-3-5175674 E-mail: ross@icmrmrc.ren.nic.in

24-29 August SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, 30TH ANNUAL MEETING, Banff, Alberta, CANADA. Contact: M. Goettel, Lethbridge Research Center, Agriculture & Food Canada, PO Box 3000, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B1, CANADA Fax: 1-403-382-3156 E-mail: goettel@em.agr.ca Phone: 1-403-317-2264

1-3 September 1ST EUROPEAN VERTEBRATE PEST MANAGMENT CONFERENCE, Univ. of York, York, UK. Contact: Dept. of Biology, PO Box 373, Univ. of York, York YO1 5YW, UK E-mail: biocomms@york.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1904-433029 Phone: 44-0-1904-432940

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

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

7-11 September 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INVERTEBRATE NEUROCHEMISTRY AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, Eilat, ISRAEL. Contact: M. Altstein, Dept. of Entomology, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 50250, ISRAEL Fax: 972-3-968-3679 Phone: 972-3-968-3710

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

23-26 September SHORT COURSE, WHITEFLIES AND THEIR NATURAL ENEMIES, London, UK. A short, intensive course covering identification of whiteflies and their natural enemies and application of biocontrol. Contact: Training Officer, International Institute of Entomology, 56 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5JR, UK E-mail: IIE-Training@cabi.org Fax: 44-0-171-581-1676 Phone: 44-0-171-584-0067

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

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

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

12-17 October 9TH LATINAMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL CONGRESS, Montevideo, URUGUAY. Contact: M. Francis, E-mail: dgsa@chasque.apc.org

13-24 October TRAINING COURSE ON PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT, Los Banos, PHILLIPINES. Contact: Director, National Crop Protection Center, Univ. of the Philippines at Los Banos, College, Laguna 4031, PHILIPPINES Phone: 63-049-536-2409 E-mail: LRIV@mudspring.uplb.edu.ph Fax: 63-049-536-2409

3-5 November ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES AND EMISSIONS REDUCTION, San Diego, CA, USA. Contact: Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach, PO Box 5377, Fresno, CA 93755, USA Phone: 1-209-244-4710

10-21 November SHORT COURSE ON WEED SCIENCE, Los Banos, PHILLIPINES. Contact: Director, National Crop Protection Center, Univ. of the Philippines at Los Banos, College, Laguna, 4031, PHILIPPINES Phone: 63-049-536-2409 E-mail: LRIV@mudspring.uplb.edu.ph Fax: 63-049-536-2409

16-18 November NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON PESTICIDE SPRAY DRIFT MANAGEMENT, Portland, ME, USA. Contact: J. Dill, UMCE Pest Management Office, 491 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-1295, USA. E-mail: jdill@umce.umext.maine.edu Fax: 1-207-581-3881 Phone: 1-207-581-3880

17-20 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1997, WEEDS, Brighton, UK. Contact: The Event Organization, 8 Cotswold Mews, Battersea Square, London SW11 3RA, UK E-mail: eventorg@event-org.com Fax: 44-0-171-924-1790 Phone: 44-0-171-228-8034 Web site: www.BCPC.org

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 4-6 February URBAN BIRD PEST MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Cardiff, Wales, UK. Contact: P. Haskell, Univ. of Wales, PO Box 915, Cardiff CF1 3TL, UK E-mail: insect@cf.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1222-388965 Phone: 44-0-1222-388952 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

2-5 March 18TH VERTEBRATE PEST CONFERENCE, Costa Mesa, CA, USA. Topics cover all aspects of vertebrate pest management and control. Contact: W.P. Gorenzel, DANR-North, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA Fax: 1-916-754-8489 E-mail: wpgorenzel@ucdavis.edu Phone: 1-916-752-2263 Web site: www.mother.com/~vpc/98conf.html

10-12 March 19TH GERMAN CONFERENCE ON WEED BIOLOGY AND WEED CONTROL, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, GERMANY. Contact: H.U. Haas, Inst. of Phytomedicine (360), D-70593 Stuttgart, GERMANY E-mail: haashu@uni-hohenheim.de Fax: 49-711-459-2408

5-10 June 3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MOLECULAR INSECT SCIENCE, Snowbird, UT, USA. Contact: Center for Insect Science, 225 Life Sciences South, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA E-mail: insects@ccit.arizona.edu Fax: 1-520-621-2590 Web site: www.arl.arizona.edu/cis/symposium

7-12 June 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BEMISIA AND GEMINIVIRAL DISEASES, San Juan, PUERTO RICO. Specific topics concerning whiteflies and geminiviruses plus sessions of interest to entomologists, virologists, and IPM specialists. Contact: D. Guy, USDA-ARS, 2120 Camden Road, Orlando, FL 32803-1419, USA E-mail: rmayer@ix.netcom.com Fax: 1-407-897-7337 Phone: 1-407-897-7304

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: IFVMC #3, BioForest Technologies Inc., 105 Bruce Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ONT P6A 2X6, CANADA E-mail: ifvmc3@nrcan.gc.ca Fax: 1-705-942-8829 Phone: 1-705-942-5824

9-12 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1998, PESTS & DISEASES, Brighton, UK. Contact: The Event Organization, 8 Cotswold Mews, Battersea Square, London SW11 3RA, UK E-mail: eventorg@event-org.com Fax: 44-0-171-924-1790 Phone: 44-0-171-228-8034 Web site: www.BCPC.org

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

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 2000 20-26 August 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, Iguassu Falls, BRAZIL. Contact: D.L. Gazzoni. E-mail: francovi@sercomtel.com.br Web site: www.embrapa.br/ice

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