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November 1997, Issue no. 47
ISSN: 1523-7893 Copyright 2005


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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Two IPM Visionaries Receive Award Two internationally recognized pioneers in global integrated pest management have been jointly awarded the prestigious 1997 World Food Prize for their leadership in developing and promoting more ecologically responsible methods of agricultural pest management. U.S. scientists R.F. Smith and P.L. Adkisson, working individually and together over three decades, "helped bring about a fundamental shift in agricultural production marked by a dynamic reduction in the use of chemical pesticides," according to the announcement naming the two entomologists as recipients of the Eleventh Annual World Food Prize. They will share the US0,000 prize cash award.

The Prize has been awarded each year for the past decade to recognize work that aided the world through providing greater food availability, quality, and quantity.

Globally, both men have worked to promote IPM concepts and programs through a wide range of channels including workshops, conferences, research, publications, personal service, and advising. The prize winners helped popularize and gain broad acceptance for the IPM concept as well as more environmentally sustainable crop protection methods.

Both Drs. Smith and Adkisson were instrumental in developing and leading the Consortium for International Crop Protection (CICP). Smith, while directing an internationally-oriented pest management program at the Univ. of California, helped bring together the dozen plus institutions that comprise the Consortium, and then served as CICP's first executive director from its inception in 1978 until 1985.

Adkisson, through his long career at Texas A&M Univ. where he headed the Dept. of Entomology and then served as Chancellor of the institution, was one of the early and enthusiastic supporters of CICP. He later was selected to be CICP executive director.

Both men also served as chair of the Panel of Experts on Integrated Pest Control, an advisory body to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization.

The fact that the concept and practice of IPM has been adopted by thousands of farms throughout the world can be attributed in large part to Smith's and Adkission's efforts, the prize sponsor noted. Through helping to increase food security, "Drs. Smith and Adkisson have served their fellow men in truly exemplary fashion ... they have done great good," the sponsoring foundation observed.

Of the 14 individuals to receive the World Food Prize since it was first awarded in 1987, six have focused their life work on developing more effective and environmentally sound pest management. FMI: World Food Prize Foundation, 601 Locust Street, Suite 350, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA E-mail: WFP@netins.net Fax: 1-515-245-3785 Website: www.wfpf.org

based in part on information provided by the World Food Prize Foundation.


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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources

II. IPM MEDLEY general information, publications of interest, and other resources for IPM information UK Group: Multiple Crop Protection Thrusts Integrated crop protection at the UK's Institute of Arable Crops Research (IACR) follows a dual approach of investigating new methods while concurrently working to develop improved techniques for use of current products, according to IACR's research report for 1996, "Integrated Approach to Crop Research." IACR head of entomology and nematology, B.R. Kerry, points out that while "pesticides are essential for the management of pests, diseases and weeds," it is essential to reduce chemical inputs, minimize development of resistant target populations, and reduce the risk to non-target organisms, all while seeking new strategies involving plant defence mechanisms and manipulation of natural enemies.

IACR scientists and collaborators working at three main sites and numerous locations in the UK engage in a range of crop protection studies including novel methods of slug control involving natural enemies, non-toxic repellents or antifeedants, and interference with the pests' digestive processes. FMI: R.K. Atkin, IACR, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 2JQ, UK Fax: 44-1582-760981 E-mail: roger.atkin@bbsrc.ac.uk Phone: 44-1582-763133

excerpted from IACR Report for 1996.

IPMporium .... IPM research conducted on rice plants by the Cambodia-IRRI-Australia Project (CIAP) indicates that less than 16 percent leaf damage (up to the booting stage) has no effect on yield. To be on the safe side CIAP suggests controlling caterpillars if 15 percent or more of the leaves are damaged before the flag leaf emerges. The project also recommends the services of a crop protection specialist if leaf damage reaches 5 percent after the flag leaf appears. excerpted from CIAP Newsletter 2(9), October 1997. .... According to a recent issue of AUDUBON magazine, in the USA, "On public lands, 4,600 acres [1,862 ha] of wildlife habitat are being lost DAILY [ed's emphasis] to alien plants."

.... In the U.S., the Univ. of California presented its College Departmental Affirmative Action & Diversity Achievement Award to the Statewide IPM Project for creating the "most comprehensive pesticide education program in the U.S. to train applicators, handlers, and farm workers in pesticide safety."

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.



New Publications About Insects Two recent titles from Chapman & Hall: PARASITIC WASPS, by D.L.J. Quicke, comprises a contemporary overall review of parasitic Hymenoptera, an important insect group with an estimated million-plus species. The 488-page, hardbound work focuses on genetics, developmental biology, physiology, anatomy, and molecular biology. The 1997 volume's extensive information will be useful in the pursuit of more effective biocontrol tactics.

A broader overall view characterizes THE ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF INSECTS, an international compendium of applied entomology by D.S. Hill. The 432-page hardback offers over 200 line drawings and 100 photos, as well as numerous references to current application of pheromones and semiochemicals. A useful glossary and bibliography are included.

FMI: Chapman & Hall, 2-6 Boundary Row, London SE1 8HN, UK E-mail: info@chaphall.com Website: www.chapmanhall.com

Biocontrol Targets in the Pacific A new monograph from the Australian Centre for International Agriculture (ACIAR) focuses on THE MAJOR INVERTEBRATE PESTS AND WEEDS OF AGRICULTURE AND PLANTATION FORESTRY IN THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN PACIFIC. Prepared by D.F. Waterhouse, the 99-page publication is designed to provide data needed for countries in the indicated area to target pests for classical biocontrol. The data were said to be supplied by agricultural experts in 18 participating nations. FMI: ACIAR, GPO Box 1571, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA E-mail: comms@aciar.gov.au Fax: 61-02-6217-0501 Phone: 61-02-6217-0500 Website: Publication Notes * A special issue of the journal AGRICULTURE, ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, 64(2), July 1997, is devoted to selected papers from the British Crop Protection Council's 1995 Conference on "Integrated Crop Protection: Towards Sustainability?," guest edited by R.G. McKinlay and D. Atkinson, The Scottish Agricultural College, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG, UK E-mail: r.mckinlay@ed.sac.ac.uk * Thompson Publications, PO Box 9335, Fresno, CA 93791, USA, publishes an extended list of crop protection titles, primarily oriented toward chemical tactics. Free descriptive information is available, though it omits publication dates. Several handbooks are in a 12th or 13th edition. The firm also sponsors a website at: www.agbook.com Fax: 1-209-435-8319 Phone: 1-209-435-2163

* A US publisher offers GLOBAL INSECTICIDE DIRECTORY, first edition, 190 pages, softbound. FMI: Ag Chem Information Services, 6705 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA E-mail: agcheminfo@aol.com Fax: 1-317-841-1210 Phone: 1-317-845-0681

OTHER RESOURCES WEBSITE FEATURES APPLE IPM "Apple IPM Program," a lively website sponsored by the Univ. of Maine (USA), focuses on research and extension for Pyrus malus. The site contains a variety of pest management information, weather links, newsletters, and descriptions of the program's activities. The website is: pmo.umext.maine.edu/apple/applpage.htm FMI: G.W. Koehler, Pest Management Office, 491 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-1295, USA E-mail: gkoehler@umce.umext.maine.edu Phone: 1-207-581-3882. ASSOCIATION ADDS WEBSITE The California-based ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED INSECT ECOLOGISTS (AAIE) has opened a website at: www.AAIE.com. AAIE was established in 1967 as a non-profit alliance of research and professional entomologists, pest control advisors, and others dedicated to controlling agricultural, ornamental, and landscape pests via integrated pest management and biological control measures. The group provides a number of services to members and offers a range of scholarships in pest management. FMI: AAIE, 1008 10th Street, Suite 549, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA Phone/fax: 1-916-441-5224 E-mail:PlainAAIE9@aol.com NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR WSSA The WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA (WSSA) has relocated its headquarters and selected J. Breithaupt as executive secretary. The contact information is now: WSSA, J. Breithaupt, PO Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA E-mail: jbreith@allenpress.com Fax: 1-913-843-1274 Phone: 1-913-843-1235 NEW IPM PROGRAM DOCUMENT The U.S. state of Texas recently published TEXAS IPM 1997, a full color, 30-page document describing program achievements and progress. A website entowww.tamu.edu/extension/ was established to serve both growers and the general public. FMI: T.W. Fuchs, TAES, 7887 US Highway 87 N, San Angelo, TX 76901-9714, USA E-mail: t-fuchs@tamu.edu Fax: 1-915-658-4364 Phone: 1-915-653-4576 EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS NEW INSECTICIDE OFFERED A newer insecticide, based on fermentation of living organisms, has shown promise in field testing for apples, almonds, cole crops, and tomatoes. The product, named "Success," is derived from the actinomycete bacteria Saccharopolyspora spinosa and is said to have a unique mode of action. It can function as either a contact or stomach poison, is very specific to target organisms, and has a low mammalian toxicity (oral LD50, mg/kg greater than 5,000). Impartial researchers cite it as potentially useful for holding resistance in check and for reducing secondary pest populations that may occur when mating disruption tactics are used against a primary insect pest. FMI: DowElanco, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1054, USA Fax: 1-317-337-7374 Phone: 1-317-337-7364 Website: www.dowelanco.com PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (Appointments * Consulting * Research * Technology) * DIRECTOR, Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management Systems, Univ. of Adelaide, Waite Campus, AUSTRALIA. Provide leadership for the Center an unincorporated collaborative venture among several educational, governmental, and private organizationswith a mission committed to increasing the sustainability of agriculture and protecting the natural environment by developing ecologically sound, cost effective weed management systems. Candidates should have high level research and management experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an understanding of rural industries and natural environmental issues in relation to plant ecology and weed management. Involves frequent national and some international travel. FMI: J. Fortune, Executive Officer, CRC for Weed Management Systems, Univ. of Adelaide, PMB 1, Waite Campus, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, AUSTRALIA E-mail:jfortune@waite.adelaide.edu.au Fax: 61-8-8303-7125 Phone: 61-8-8303-6590 Website: www.waite.adelaide.edu.au/CRCWMS * INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, Northeast Research and Extension Center, Concord, NE, USA. Provide leadership for research and extension programs in IWM for crop and forage production systems. Assist growers with IWM decisions; conduct applied weed science research. Ph.D. and experience required. FMI: K.G. Cassman, Head, Dept. of Agronomy, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0915, USA E-mail: KCASSMAN@unl.edu Phone: 1-402-472-1555


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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 "Molluscicides and Mechanical Barriers Against Slugs, Vaginula plebeia Fischer and Veronicella cubensis (Pfeiffer) (Stylommatophora: Veronicellidae)," Hata, T.Y., et al. CROP PROT., 16(6), 501-506, September 1997.

"Prospects for Integrated Pest Management in Tea Cultivation in Japan," Kawai, A. JAP. AGRIC. RESCH. QTRLY., 31(3), 213-218, July 1997.

Biocontrol

"A Physiologically Based Model of Pest-Natural Enemy Interactions," Holst, N., and P. Ruggle. EXPER. & APPL. ACAR., 21(6-7), 325-342, June-July 1997.

"Biological Control of Fungal Plant Diseases," Fokkema, N.J. ENTOMOPHAGA, 41(3-4), 333-342, 1996.

"Experiences in Educating Rice Farmers to Understand Biological Control," Ooi, P.A. ENTOMOPHAGA, 41(3-4), 375-386, 1996.

"Failure of Trichogramma Mass-release in Pigeonpea and Chickpea," Romeis, J., et al. INTL. CHICKPEA AND PIGEONPEA NEWSLTR., 4, 27-28, 1997.

Phytopathology

"Integrated Effect of Host Plant Resistance and Fungicidal Seed Treatment on Rice Blast Control in Brazil," Filippi, M.C., and A.S. Prabhu. PLANT DIS., 81(4), 351-355, April 1997.

Weed Management "Cultural Systems Can Reduce Reproductive Potential of Winter Annual Grasses," Anderson, R.L. WEED TECH., 11(3), 608-613, July-September 1997. "Weed Management in Irrigated Wheat (Triticum aestivum)," Lal, R.B., et al. IND. JRNL. OF AGRON., 41(3), 406-409, September 1996.

Entomology "Monitoring and Mating Disruption of the Maize Stalkborer, Busseola fusca, in Kenya with Pheromones," Critchley, B.R., et al. CROP PROT., 16(6), 533-540, September 1997. "Spatial Modelling of the Influence of Corn Planting and Wind Blocking Features on a Catch of Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) in Pheromone Traps and Subsequent Pest Damage," Drapek, R.J., et al. AGRIC. SYST., 54(3), 381-398, July 1997.

"Weather Associated with Spring and Summer Migrations of Rice Pests and Other Insects in Southeastern and Eastern Asia," Mills, A.P., et al. BULL. OF ENTOM. RESCH., 683-694, 86(6), December 1996.

Nematology "Influence of Nematicide Application on the Severity of the Root-knot Nematode Fusarium wilt Disease Complex in Cotton," Colyear, P.D., et al. PLANT DIS., 81(1), 66-70, January 1997. Vertebrate Management "Bait Placement and Acceptance by Rats in Macadamia Orchards," Tobin, M.E., et al. CROP PROT., 16(6), 507-510, September 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 1998

(N) 5-8 January ADVANCED TURFGRASS IPM SHORT COURSE, College Park, MD, USA. Contact: J. Lyons-Carter, Dept. of Entomology, 4112 Plant Sci. Building, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA Phone: 1-405-3913

(N) 12-16 January ADVANCED LANDSCAPE IPM SHORT COURSE, College Park, MD, USA. Contact: J. Lyons-Carter, Dept. of Entomology, 4112 Plant Sci. Building, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA Phone: 1-405-3913

(N) 18-20 January ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED INSECT ECOLOGISTS (AAIE), "Scents, Cents & Sense - Issues in Modern Pest Management," Pacific Grove, CA, USA. Contact: AAIE, 1008 10th Street, Suite 549, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA E-mail: PlainAAIE9@aol.com Phone/fax: 1-916-441-5224 Website: www.AAIE.com

(R) 9-12 February Contact change WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Chicago, IL, USA. Contact: E. Stoller, W-321 Turner Hall, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Phone: 1-217-333-9654 E-mail: ewstoller@uiuc.edu

(N) 22-27 February PLANT HERBIVORE INTERACTIONS (Gordon Research Conference), Ventura, CA, USA. Contact: D. Bowers, Campus Box 334, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA E-mail: bowers@spot.colorado.edu Fax: 1-303-492-8699 Phone: 1-303-492-5530

(N) 2-7 March 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TRICHOGRAMMA AND OTHER EGG PARASITOIDS AND QUALITY CONTROL OF MASS REARED ARTHROPODS, International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC), Cali, COLOMBIA. Contact: S. Hassan, BBA Institute, Heinrichstr. 243, D-64267 Darmstadt, GERMANY E-mail: S.Hassan.biocontrol.bba@t-online.de Fax: 49-6151-407290 Phone: 49-6151-407223

(N) 22 March-4 July. INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, "Strategies to Control Diseases and Insect Pests," International Agricultural Centre (IAC), Wageningen, NETHERLANDS. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, IPM Course Coordinator, IAC, P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, NETHERLANDS E-mail: h.a.i.stoetzer@iac.agro.nl Phone: 31-317-490353 Fax: 31-317-418552 Website:

(N) 23-26 September 4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OROBANCHE RESEARCH, Albena, BULGARIA. Contact: K. Wegman, Waldhauserstrasse 37, D-72076 Tubingen, GERMANY Fax/phone: 49-707-164-658

(R) 8-12 November Contact correction * AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOC. and ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC. OF AMERICA JOINT MEETING, Las Vegas, NV, USA. Contact: C.S. Dacus, APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Phone: 1-612-454-7250 E-mail: corie@scisoc.org

In 1999

(N) 8-10 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, San Diego, CA, USA. Contact: WSSA, J. Breithaupt, PO Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA Fax: 1-913-843-1274 E-mail: jbreith@allenpress.com Phone: 1-913-843-1235

(N) 28 March-10 July. INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, "Strategies to Control Diseases and Insect Pests," International Agricultural Centre (IAC), Wageningen, NETHERLANDS. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, IPM Course Coordinator, IAC, P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, NETHERLANDS E-mail: h.a.i.stoetzer@iac.agro.nl Phone: 31-317-490353 Fax: 31-317-418552 Website: www.iac-agro.nl

(N) 29 August-3 September VII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JUVENILE HORMONES, Jerusalem, ISRAEL. Contact: S.W. Applebaum, e-mail: jhvii@indycc1.agri.huji.ac.il Website: www.agri.huji.ac.il/~jhii

In 2000

(N) 5-10 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Toronto, CANADA. Contact: WSSA, J. Breithaupt, PO Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA Fax: 1-913-843-1274 E-mail: jbreith@allenpress.com Phone: 1-913-843-1235

IPMnet Calendar II. PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries. 1997 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 1-5 January 1ST BRAZILIAN MEETING ON BOLL WEEVIL IPM, "Boll Weevil and Plant Protection in South America," Fortaleza, CE, BRAZIL, organized by the Brazilian Boll Weevil Studies Group (Grupo de Estudos Sobre o Bicudo). Contact: D.C. Costa Filho, e-mail: dcosta@pobox.com Fax: 55-85-287-1115 Website: pobox.com 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

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

23 March-3 April SHORT COURSE: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF TROPICAL WEEDS, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Provides an understanding of theory and practical exposure to procedures in biocontrol of weeds. Contact: Short Course Coordinator, CRC for Tropical Pest Management, Gehrmann Laboratories, Univ. of Queensland, QLD 4072, AUSTRALIA E-mail: cours es@ctpm.uq.edu.au Fax: 61-7-3365-1855 Phone: 61-7-3365-1851

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

(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.rs c.org/rsc/9_iupac.htm

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

8-12 November 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

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

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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