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September 1997, Issue no. 45
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Australasian Meeting Will Assess IPM The largest applied entomology research conference in Australiasia is gearing up to convene a provocative, no-punches-pulled meeting in September 1998. IPM its advances as well as well its setbacks will be a central theme running throughout the event's slate of 10 symposia and concurrent poster sessions. G. Rothschild, Director, International Rice Research Institute, will keynote the event, the 6th Australasian Applied Entomology Re-search Conference, "Pest Management Future Challenges," when he addresses "Applied Entomology: Prospects, Pitfalls, and Challenges for the Next Millennium."

The meeting's first symposium, "IPM - Has it Delivered?" quickly sets the conference's tone. Scheduled papers will discuss topics such as: "IPM: Lessons from Developing Countries," "The Role of the Consumer and Market Forces in IPM Implementation," and "IPM in Theory and Practice in Australasian Agriculture and Horticulture."

The meeting comes at an apt time as the "turn of the century brings new opportunities in the form of tools such as biotechnology and information technology for application in pest management," notes conference convener M.P. Zalucki. But he also points to numerous remaining challenges including "the perceived failure to deliver pest management solutions, difficulties with resistance and migratory pests, pressure on insecticide use from environmental and consumer groups, funding cutbacks to basic research, and education" plus new challenges such as global trade agreements and climate change.

Symposia are being organized to consider, among various topics: "Managing the new transgenics - just another pesticide or a revolution for IPM;" "Pesticides: will they have a role in the new millennium?" "Education for pest management in the IT (information technology) age - CAL, WWW and other acronyms."

FMI: M.P. Zalucki, Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Queensland, QLD 4072, AUSTRALIA E-mail: M.Zalucki@mailbox.uq.edu.au Fax: 61-7-3365-1922 Phone: 61-7-3365-2194

Prevention: A Weed Management Tactic While most weed management efforts generally involve procedures to directly diminish weeds' impact, effective if often neglectedprevention schemes that focus on reducing long-, and short-distance, man-caused spread of weed seeds can be effective supplements that lower the problem threshold. In their paper, "The Nature and Consequence of Weed Spread in Cropping Systems," presented at a late-1996 symposium on weed biology and management, D.C. Thill and C.A. Mallory-Smith point out several preventative steps for limiting the spread of many weed species:

Plant clean, weed-free crop seed; Avoid spreading weed seeds with manure; and, Sanitize tillage and harvesting equipment between fields. These practices, the authors assert, should be integrated with other weed management practices such as competitive crops, crop rotation, cultivation, and herbicides. Some weed species exhibit dispersal mechanisms that make them very difficult to keep out of an area. To the extent that fewer weed seeds are returned to the soil seedbank each year, weed pressures may be reduced allowing for use of less harsh management strategies. FMI: D.C. Thill, Dept. of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Science, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA

excerpted from: WEED SCI., 45(3), 337-342, May-June 1997.

Escape Risks for Transgenics A March 1997 workshop convened at Canberra, AUSTRALIA, addressed the current and knotty issue of "The Commercialisation of Transgenic Crops: Risk, Benefit and Trade Considerations." During the meeting, B. Sindel, a lecturer in weed science at the Univ. of New England, presented an invited paper considering the escape risk for modified genes. Dr. Sindel's study found that roughly 61% of 235 crop species had more than one or more relative considered to be a weed in Australia. Based on preliminary data, Sindel then grouped crops according to potential risk of outcrossing transgenes. Crops with a high risk included: rice, potato, sorghum, barley, celery, carrot, sunflower, onion, and vetch. Among crops with low risk were: peanut/groundnut, sugarcane, wheat, maize, tomato, chickpea, and soybean. Further study is needed to support or refute these early findings, which may widely vary according to region.

Dr. Sindel recommended that transgenic crops posing a high risk of gene escape to weedy relatives should not be released on a commercial scale until sufficient safeguards were developed and deployed to prevent the transfer.

FMI: B. Sindel e-mail: bsindel@metz.une.edu.au Fax: 61-067-733238 Phone: 61-067-733747

excerpted from: WEED WATCH, 6, March-June 1997.


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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 Changing Pest/Pest Management Perceptions Two International Rice Research Institute research scientists recently conducted a study to test the impact of information that contradicted entrenched pest management perceptions of 101 Philippine rice farmers. The research team gave the test group a straightforward rule: "in the first 30 days after transplanting (or 40 days after sowing), leaffolder control is not necessary." In their paper, "Perception Change in Rice Pest Management: A Case Study of Farmers' Evaluation of Conflict Information," K.L. Heong and M.M. Escalada note that despite the test group's deeply entrenched perceptions of pests and pesticide use, the "simple experiment reduced their early season insecticide applications." The researchers additionally found that farmers' attitudes toward leaf feeding insects changed. Besides dissonance resolution, cost saving and reduced labor also seemed to influence the farmers' behavior.

The authors suggest that, because of its impact, conflict information may be an under-explored technique for changing farmers' perceptions about pests and pest management and ultimately their be-havior. For reprints and information: K.L. Heong, IRRI, P.O. Box 933, Manila, PHILIPPINES E-mail: kheong@cgnet.com The noted paper appears in: JRNL. OF APPL. COMMUN., 81(2), 3-17, 1997

information generously provided by K.L. Heong.

A View from the Field J. Chaput, a vegetable IPM specialist with the Government of Ontario Province, CANADA, recently observed: "My main impression whenever I travel to see other IPM programs, research in IPM, and private consultants is the critical need for us to work together across [provincial] borders to our mutual benefit. In many areas, despite a hard sell for IPM/ICM [integrated crop management], growers have been slow to adopt. It varies sometimes by county depending upon who has developed and/or delivered the programs to the field. Trust, reliability, and proven results are necessary." information generously provided by J. Chaput. IPMporium .... CIAP (Cambodia IRRI Australia Project) is working closely with 24 Cambodian rice farmers, FAO, and local agencies to assess the effect of insecticides on the yields of two rice varieties in the Kampong Ro, Svay Rieng region. All the farmers previously attended an IPM National Program Farmer Field School. .... A Canadian researcher has developed a technique for successfully controlling clubroot disease (Plasmodiophora brassicae) with crushed crabshell.

.... A 15-minute video, "To Spray or Not to Spray," produced by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics, won second prize among 19 entries in a 1997 annual competition in INDIA. The video (in both English and Telugu versions) describes IPM options for postrainy-season groundnut farming in India.

.... Two U.S. researchers recently were awarded a patent for parasite-derived resistance based on obtaining genes or gene fragments from a parasite and inserting them into the host genome to confer resistance.

PUBLICATIONS AUTHORS, EDITORS, AND PUBLISHERS

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



BIOCONTROL OF FOREST ARTHROPODS BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF FOREST ARTHROPODS IN THE NORTHEASTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL UNITED STATES: A REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS summarizes information on 94 selected arthropod pests. The 257-page work by R.G. Van Driesche, et al, presents reasons for the organism's pest status, describes natural enemies and attempts at biocontrol, and offers recommendations. The softbound, late 1996 volume cites approximately 2000 references. Copies are free, from: L. Cress, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, 180 Canfield Street, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA E-mail: lcress@mserv.fsl.wvnet.edu Fax: 1-304-285-1505 Phone: 1-304-285-1563 MANAGING JAPANESE BEETLE IMPACT A new, attractive, 4-color booklet focuses on IPM for MANAGING THE JAPANESE BEETLE: A HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK. The free, 16-page document notes that, while "an IPM program will not eliminate all Japanese beetles," [Popillia japonica Newman] its management strategies and options can help reduce the pest's impact. For instance, consulting a provided list helps with selection of plants most resistant to P. japonica. The text also discusses both biological and chemical control options. FMI: P. Kingsley, OPP Lab., Building 1398, Otis ANGB, MA 02542-5008, USA E-mail: A348PKINGSLE@attmail.com Fax: 1-508-564-4398 Phone: 1-508-563-9303 CUTTING PESTICIDE-BASED POLLUTION A 1997 softbound work published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) assesses the prospects for and potential outcomes from REDUCING RELIANCE ON PESTICIDES IN GREAT LAKES BASIN AGRICULTURE of the USA. P.J. Hoppin et al have pulled together a disparate and extensive collection of data to underscore the point that shifting commercial agriculture "toward more bio-intensive pest management" can significantly reduce current levels of pollution. The 113-page treatise "is intended as a sourcebook of ideas" ranging from on-farm to policy-making. FMI: R.A. Liroff, WWF, 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037-1175, USA E-mail: Rich.Liroff@WWFUS.org Publication Notes * The U.S. state of Pennsylvania recently published INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT ... A COLLECTION OF IPM ARTICLES FROM 20 YEARS OF "REGULATORY HORTICULTURE." The free, 88-page booklet ranges over a variety of topics from basics to biocontrol, all presented in a compact, straightforward style. FMI: K. Valley, Penn. Dept. of Agriculture, 2301 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408, USA Fax: 1-717-783-3275 Phone: 1-717-772-5204 * A December 1996 meeting produced PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECTION EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY OF THE NETHERLANDS ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY (N.E.V.). The 203 page work, vol. 8, was edited by M.J. Sommeijer and P.J. Francke and includes a variety of insect pest-related papers. FMI: NEV, Plantage Middenlaan 64, 1018 DH Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS.

* The monthly MIDWEST BIOLOGICAL CONTROL NEWS will expand its coverage to include weeds and diseases (as well as insects) beginning with its September 1997 issue. FMI: MBCN, Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Wisconsin, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA E-mail: smahr@entomology.wisc.edu Fax: 1-608-262-3322 Phone: 1-608-262-9914

OTHER RESOURCES IPM DATABASE RECEIVES AWARDS The Consortium for International Crop Protection's wide-ranging, information laden DATABASE OF IPM RESOURCES, also known as "DIR," recently has been honored with:

"Outstanding Education-Related Site" on the Web by Education Index, an annotated directory of superior, education-oriented web pages; "Majon's Web Select Award, Seal of Excellence" (Wall Street Journal) for demonstrated creativity, quality design, and usefulness in purpose; and, "Extraordinary Website," by the international Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book, maintained at the Univ. of Bonn, Germany. DIR now links IPM information from more than 3,000 sites, according to its manager/author, W.I. Bajwa, and provides viewers with a logical matrix and "user-friendly" search engines.

DIR can be found at: www.IPMnet.org

ULTIMATE TURFGRASS DISEASE RESOURCE A new interactive CD-ROM from the American Phytopathological Society (APS) offers a comprehensive information resource for TURFGRASS DISEASES: DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT. Authors G.L. Schumann and J.D. MacDonald have compiled data for identifying over 65 turfgrass diseases and disease agents as well as the procedures for developing environmentally sound integrated management programs. Features include the ability to conduct a step-by-step investigation using variables such as synonyms, temperature, microscopic signs, and environmental conditions. By clicking on various buttons or boxes, a user can research virtually any facet of turfgrass diseases. In addition to its interactive capability, this CD-ROM contains a vast body of information on the topic that can be easily accessed. According to APS, individuals from turfgrass managers to IPM consultants will find the material useful and readily usable. Computer requirements are: 486 or better processor, Windows 3.1 or later, 8MB of RAM, and a CD-ROM drive.

FMI: APS Press, 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

SOFTWARE HELPS MANAGE PESTS "WISDOM," decision-oriented software for managing vegetable crop pests, emphasizes field scouting and environmental crop conditions. The program was developed in the U.S. state of Wisconsin where it has been used successfully on several crops. It offers: descriptions and high resolution photos of pest's life stages; economic importance and thresholds; environmental factors influencing pest development; management recommendations, and more. According to a recent summary, further program development is continuing. FMI: B.M. Jensen, Dept. of Horticulture, Univ. of Wisconsin, 1630 Linden Drive, B73C, Madison, WI 53706, USA E-mail: BMJENSE1@facstaff.wisc.edu Phone: 1-608-263-4073 CATALOG INCLUDES PEST MANAGEMENT A free 1997-98 catalog lists a vast collection of publications, videos, slide sets, and posters available through the Univ. of California, including many concerning pest management. From the well-known IPM manuals covering a dozen major crops to taped distress calls for controlling crows, the UC collection is a trove of pest management information. To request a catalog or additional information, contact: DANR Communications Services, Room 110, Univ. Services, 1441 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95616, USA E-mail: danrcs@ucdavis.edu Fax: 1-916-757-8940 Phone: 1-916-757-8930 Website: danrcs.ucdavis.edu FREE PEST MANAGEMENT CD-ROM CAB International (CABI) has released its CROP PROTECTION COMPENDIUM, Module 1, a new CD-ROM based resource for pest management, and is offering an introductory free trial CD-ROM. The latter requires "Windows" and is a sample that demonstrates the Compendium's diagnostic and illustrative potential through a process of indicating country, crop, and pest-caused symptom. Module 1 provides access to detailed, illustrated data for 1,000 major pests (including weeds and diseases) and natural enemies, for 150 crops in 150 countries. It contains illustrated diagnostic keys, a bibliographic database of more than 50,000 references on pest management with abstracts and an interactive glossary. To request a free trial disk, send e-mail to: S.Harris@CABI.org FMI: CAB International, Wallingford, OXON OX10 8DE, UK Website: www.cabi.org

INSECT REARING SUPPORT A U.S. firm offers a wide range of insect rearing media and supplies including insect diets, ingredients, and equipment. All items are listed in a free catalog for 1997. FMI: Entomology Division, BioServe, One 8th Street, Suite 1, Frenchtown, NJ 08825, USA E-mail: bioserv@prolog.net Fax: 1-908-996-4123 Phone: 1-908-996-2155 FREE SAMPLES OF JOURNALS International publisher Elsevier-Pergamon is offering free sample copies of the following journals: JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, or INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. To request a free copy(ies), send an e-mail message to: freesamples@elsevier.co.uk Enter the reference number ET701 on the subject line, and in the body of the message indicate the title(s) requested and include your name and postal address (including full postal zones/codes).
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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM

III. RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS research/technical topics related to IPM. This Month's SELECTED MATERIALS (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories) IPMnet can provide addresses for any of the journals listed. General "Evaluation of Technology Dissemination for Integrated Pest Management Towards Sustainable Agriculture in Irrigated Lowland Rice," Seminiano, S.C., et al. PHIL. AGRICULTURIST, 79(1&2), 81-95, 1996.

"Maintaining Spider Diversity in Agroecosystems as a Tool in Pest Control," Marc, P., and A. Canard. AGRIC., ECOSYS. & ENVIRON., 62(2-3), 229-236, April 1997.

"Site-specific Integrated Pest Management Impact on Development of Esfenvalerate Resistance in Colorado Potato Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and on Densities of Natural Enemies," Midgarden, D., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 90(4), 855-867, August 1997.

"Wind-induced Mechanical Stimulation Increases Pest Resistance in Common Bean," Maron, J.L., and E.L. Simms. OECOLOGIA, 111(1), 84-90, June 1997.

Biocontrol

"Birds as Predators of Lepidoptera: Selected Examples," Kristin, A., and J. Patocka. BIOLOGIA, 52(2), 319-336, April 1997.

"Conservation and Augmentation of Natural Enemies in Pest Management of Chinese Apple Orchards," Yan, Y.H., et al. AGRIC., ECOSYS. & ENVIRON., 62(2-3), 253, April 1997.

"Control of Codling Moth in Organically-managed Apple Orchards by Combining Pheromone-mediated Mating Disruption, Post-harvest Fruit Removal, and Tree Banding," Judd, G.J.R., et al ENTOM. EXPER. ET APPLI., 83(2), 137-146, May 1997.

"Soil Treatment with Entomopathogenic Fungi for Corn Rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) Larval Control," Krueger, S.R., and D.W. Roberts. BIO. CTRL., 9(1), 67- , May 1997.

"Suppression of Mating by Beet Armyworm (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) in Cotton with Pheromone," Mitchell, E.R., et al. JRNL. OF AGRIC. ENTOM., 14(1), 17-28, January 1997.

Phytopathology

"Rice Bacterial Leaf Blight: Field Experiments, Systems Analysis and Damage Coefficients," Elings, A., et al. FIELD CROPS RESCH., 51(1-2), 113-132, March 1997.

"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 "Noxious Weed Population Dynamics Education Model," Maxwell, B.D., and R.L. Sheley. WEED TECH., 11(1), 182-188, January-March 1997. "Weeds in Slash-and-burn Rice Fields in Northern Laos," Roder, W., et al. WEED RESCH., 37(2), 111- , April 1997.

Entomology "A New Strategy for the Ecological Control of the Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar, Lepidoptera)," Novotny, J., and M. Turcani. BIOLOGIA, 52(2), 337-342, April 1997. "Damage Threshold for Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Monocropped and Intercropped Leek," Theunissen, J., and G. Schelling. EURO. JRNL. OF ENTOM., 94(2), 253-262, 1997.

"Evaluation of Trapping and Vacuuming Compared with Low-impact Insecticide Tactics for Managing German Cockroaches in Residences," Kaakeh, W., and G.W. Bennett. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 90(4), 976-982, August 1997.

"High Clearance Sprayer Methods for Application of Corn Rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Semiochemical-based Baits," Chandler, L.D., and G.R. Sutter. SOUTHWEST. ENTOM., 22(2), 167-178, June 1997.

"International Collaboration in the Publication of Entomological Research," Resh, V.H., and D.O. Yamamoto. AMER. ENTOM., 42(1), 48-55, Spring 1996.

"Long-term Conservation Tillage Studies: Impact of No-till on Seedcorn Maggot (Diptera: Anthomyiidae)," Hammond, R.B. CROP PROT., 16(3), 221-226, May 1997.

Vertebrate Management "Effects of Simulated Rat Damage on Yields of Macadamia Trees," Tobin, M.E., et al. CROP PROT., 16(3), 203-208, May 1997. "Vertebrate Pests of a Sahelian Wetland Agro-ecosystem: Perceptions and Attitudes of the Indigenes and Potential Management Strategies," Ezealor, A.U., and R.H. Giles. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MAN., 433(2), 97-104, April-June 1997.


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


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


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

IV. CALENDAR a global list forthcoming IPM-related events (conferences, training courses, symposia, etc.) Information was collected from, and supplied by, a variety of sources, for which IPMnet expresses appreciation. See also AgNIC's Agricultural Conferences, Meetings, Seminars Calendar



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



In 1997

(N) 10-14 November 8TH CONGRESO DE MANEJO INTEGRADO DE PLAGAS, Hotel Camino Real, Guatemala City, GUATEMALA. Objetivos: 1. Dar a conocer los avances en la ciencia y tecnologia del manejo integrado de plagas (MIP); 2. fortalecer el desarrollo de estrategias de MIP; 3. Intercambiar experiencias en el campo del MIP. Contact: e-mail, mata@uvg.edu.gt Phone: 592-502-4760496

In 1998

(N) 2-7 August 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PESTICIDE CHEMISTRY, "The Food-Environment Challenge," Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK. Sponsored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Contact: J.F. Gibson, RSC, Burlington House, London W1V 0BN, UK E-mail: iupac98@rsc.org Fax: 44-171-734-1227 Phone: 44-171-437-8656 Website: //chemistry.rsc.org/rsc/9_iupac.htm

(N) 29 September-2 October 6TH AUSTRALASIAN APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY RESEARCH CONFERENCE, "Pest ManagementFuture Challenges," Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. An international event with 10 symposia and a poster session. Contact: M.P. Zalucki, Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Queensland, QLD 4072, AUSTRALIA E-mail: M.Zalucki@mailbox.uq.edu.au Fax: 61-7-3365-1922 Phone: 61-7-3365-2194

In 1999

(N) March 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANT PROTECTION IN THE TROPICS, "Tropical Plant Protection in the Information Age," Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, organized by the Malaysian Plant Protection Society (MAPPS). Contact: N.Z. Radziah e-mail: sivasam@mardi.my Fax: 60-3-656-5251

IPMnet Calendar II. PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries. Information valid during: 1-30 September 1997. 1997 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

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

10-12 September ENTOMOLOGY ྜྷ, and 19TH SYMPOSIUM ON `INSECT POPULATIONS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE,' Univ. of Newcastle, UK. Contact: Registrar, Royal Entomological Society, 41 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HR, UK 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, UK. Contact: H.M. Anderson, IACR-Long Ashton, Bristol BS18 9AF, UK E-mail: Christine.Cooke@bbsrc.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1275-394007

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 Fax: 256-41-531641 E-mail: acss@starcom.co.ug Phone: 256-41-533580

16-19 September CROP PROTECTION & FOOD QUALITY: MEETING CUSTOMER NEEDS, Univ. of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Contact: CASI Ltd., 4 Cavendish Square, London W1M 0BX, UK Fax: 44-171-629-3233 Phone: 44-171-499-0900

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, UK. Contact: CASI, 4 New Cavendish Square, London W1M 0BX, UK 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

4-8 October JOINT MEETING OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETIES OF CANADA AND ALBERTA, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA. Contact: B. Heming, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, CANADA Fax: 1-403-492-9234 E-mail: bheming@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca Phone: 1-403-492-4173

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 Fax: 45-35-282670 Phone: 45-35-282660

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

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

2-7 November 3RD HANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PLANT PATHOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, Hangzhou, CHINA. Venue: Institute of Biotechnology, Zhejiang Agricultural Univ. (IBZAU). Contact: X. Ping, IBZAU, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310029, CHINA E-mail: libd@pub.zjpta.net.cn> Fax: 86-571-696-1525 Website: www.agric.org/mtg/1997/3hang.html Phone: 86-571-697-1182

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 Fax: 1-209-436-0692 Phone: 1-209-447-2127

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

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

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

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

18-19 November PNW-INTEGRATED VEGETATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Portland, OR, USA. Theme: "Forestry & Rights-of-Way." Contact: C. Ramsay E-mail: ramsay@wsu.edu Phone: 1-509-335-9222

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

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

3-5 December 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, LES MALADIES DES PLANTES, Tours, FRANCE. Three plenary sessions, posters, and tour of Loire Valley. Contact: C. Duboscq, ANPP, 6 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, FRANCE Fax: 33-1-43-44-2919 E-mail: ncavelie@rennes.inra.fr Phone: 33-1-43-44-8864

14-18 December ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Nashville, TN, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Suite 300, Lanham, MD 20706, USA E-mail: MEET@entsoc.org Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Phone: 1-301-731-4535 Website: www.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/ambi/ppuna

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

29 March-1 April NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON PESTICIDE SPRAY DRIFT MANAGEMENT, Portland, ME, USA. Theme: "Building Better Applicators, One Neighbor at a Time." Contact: J. Dill, UMCE Pest Management Office, 491 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-1295, USA Fax: 1-207-581-3881 E-mail: JDILL@umce.umext.maine.edu Phone: 1-207-581-3880 Website: www.state.me.us/agriculture/drift1.htm

5-9 April INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: THE FUTURE OF FUNGI IN THE CONTROL OF PESTS, WEEDS & DISEASES, Univ. of Southampton, Southampton, UK. Aim: identify problems and opportunities affecting research on fungal biocontrol agents, and outline strategies for the successful development of these organisms as sustainable, environmentally benign agents for crop protection. Invited presentations and offered papers in six subject areas. Contact: C.W. Jackson, School of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Southampton, Basset Crescent East, Southampton SO16 7PX, UK E-mail: C.W.Jackson@soton.ac.uk Phone: 44-1703-59-3205

13-15 May EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY MEDITERRANEAN SYMPOSIUM 1998, Montpellier, FRANCE. Four sessions, simultaneous translation. Contact: J. Maillet, c/o UFR Biol. & Patho Veg. ENSA M., Place Viala, F. 34060 Montpellier Cedex 1, FRANCE E-mail: maillet@ensam.inra.fr Fax: 33-046-754-5977 Phone: 33-049-961-2516

16-23 May 12TH INTERNATIONAL REINHARDSBRUNN SYMPOSIUM, "Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds," Reinhardsbrunn, GERMANY. Contact: H.-W. Dehne, Institute for Plant Diseases, Univ. of Bonn, Nussallee 9, D-53115, Bonn, GERMANY E-mail: HW-Dehne@uni-bonn.de Fax: 49-228-732442 Phone: 49-228-732444 Website: www.ifgb.uni-hannover.de/extern/dpg/meeting/mfaac.htm

May TROPICAL PEST MANAGEMENT COURSE, Ascot, UK. A 4-week practical training course on safe and efficient use of pesticides within Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. Contact: IPARC, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, SL5 7PY, UK E-mail: Hans.Dobson@nri.org Fax: 44-1344-294450

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

15-20 June INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, "Theory & Practice, Developing Sustainable Agriculture," Guangzhou, CHINA. English language only. Contact: G. Mingfang, Guangdong Entomological Soc., Xingang West Road 105, Guangzhou 510270, CHINA Fax: 86-20-841-91709 E-mail: gzgeii@publicl.gungzhou.gd.cn Phone: 86-20-841-99129

June 1998. LOCUST-GRASSHOPPER CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES COURSE. Designed to "Train the Trainers" so participants can return to their country and provide national courses in their own language, this 2-week course offers practical training in techniques for ground and aerial application of insecticides to control hopper bands and swarms. Contact: IPARC, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, SL5 7PY, UK E-mail: Hans.Dobson@nri.org Fax: 44-1344-294450

2-7 August 9TH IUPAC INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS: PESTICIDE CHEMISTRY, London, UK. Contact: J.F. Gibson, Royal Soc. of Chemistry, Burlington House, London W1V 0BN, UK 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, UK 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, Bio-Forest Technologies Inc., 105 Bruce Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ONT. P6A 2X6, CANADA E-mail: ifvmc3@nrcan.gc.ca Fax: 1-705-942-8829 Website: www.cif-ifc.org/cifweb/ifvmc3/ifvmc3.html Phone: 1-705-942-5824

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

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 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 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 i 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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