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January 1998, Issue no. 49
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Is IPM Information Available, And Used? IPM information aimed at growers seems to be stuck in the pipeline, or ignored, judging by results of a 1996 nationwide survey in Canada that covered four crops and revealed continued heavy reliance on chemical application for pest management. Canada's Expert Committee on IPM (ECIPM) developed a questionnaire to gage the availability of IPM program information and the extent of its adoption by growers. The survey, mailed to crop specialists and extentionists across Canada, focused on apples, carrots, potatoes, and canola as representing a range of crop types perennial and annual horticultural, and two field crops.

H.G. Philip, ECIPM chairman and editor of PEST MANAGEMENT NEWS, summarized the survey's results in a recent issue of the NEWS, observing that:

Most growers of the commodities studied have more IPM information available than they use. Pest identification, as well as monitoring and injury threshold, information was widely available, but infrequently employed.

Most "IPM programs" are currently based on using chemical control tactics when treatments are required. There were both regional and crop-specific differences.

Formal evaluation of the season's pest management operations and results rarely was performed. Based on the survey results, Dr. Philip concludes that there is need for more research on, and information about, cultural, preventative, and biological management methods and combinations to expand available IPM choices for growers. FMI: H.G. Philip; e-mail hphilip@galaxy.gov.bc.ca Fax: 1-250-861-7490 excerpted from PEST MANAGEMENT NEWS, 9(3), Fall 1997

Australia Sponsors Pest Management Programs The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has launched several new programs involving pest management, covering a range of crops and pests. These programs are: A study of herbicide-resistant weeds of wheat in India and Australia and investigation of more environmentally sensitive and cost-effective management practices.

Joint Chinese-Australian evaluation of biocontrol for soilborne root diseases, to include studies of cereals, vegetables, and cotton.

Research aimed at reducing the use of broad-spectrum pesticides in China and Southeast Asia through implementing IPM programs based on the use of petroleum spray oils.

Support of continuing biocontrol research on Chromolaena odorata (Siamweed) particularly aimed at Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, including surveys to identify new biocontrol agents and testing of currently known agents. FMI: Crop Sciences, ACIAR, GPO Box 1571, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA. E-mail: fischer@aciar.gov.au Fax: 61-6-217-0501 Weeds: A Major Problem in Organic Crops Eight years of pest management data compiled from the Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) project in Northern California revealed weeds to be the most difficult and costly pest problem to manage in organically grown row crops. The SAFS project studied agronomic, economic, and biological aspects of both "conventional" and "alternative" farming systems for field corn/maize and processing tomato. Conventional systems used "best farmer management practices," while pesticides in the "low-input" system were cut, primarily by employing legume cover crops and mechanical cultivation, and using transplants (tomato) for weed management. An organic treatment was managed without synthetic chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

SAFS scientists found that, for the organically grown systems, disease and nematode problems were almost absent, arthropod pests presented occasional problems that could be managed relatively efficiently and economically, but weeds were costly to manage and escaped control in several years. In fact, weeds were the only pest variable directly associated with reduced yields.

Results for corn showed pesticide use could be reduced 50-100 percent with only a slight (if any) yield reduction, though weed competition reduced yields from the low-input and organic systems, and weed management accounted for the bulk of pest management costs in all three tomato systems.

FMI: M.S. Clark, SAFS, Dept. of Agronomy/Range Science, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA Fax: 1-916-752-4361 E-mail: msclark@ucdavis.edu Phone: 1-916-752-2023

excerpted from information kindly provided by M.S. Clark.


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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 QUOTES "Weeds are the greatest challenge to profitable organic farming facing the UK industry. Perennial weed problems in particular are increasing and in many instances have been the cause of complete crop failure." G. Seavers, IACR-Long Ashton Research Station, UK. IPMporium .... An areawide orchard pest management program in the western U.S. determined that cover crops may not promote a high degree of biocontrol because: many natural enemies that are effective within the trees are not found near ground level; and, large populations in the cover crop may not provide sufficient control up above in the trees. .... French researchers reporting in NATURE provide a model of, and evidence that, gene flow from genetically engineered (GE) crops to wild relatives can occur, and suggest careful investigation is needed before extensively cultivating GE crops.

.... The Univ. of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources publications group says their 336-page publication, PESTS OF LANDSCAPE TREES AND SHRUBS, INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, is "our #1 best seller."

.... AWARDS/RECOGNITION: entomologist/citrus IPM specialist J. Knapp was named "Researcher of the Year" by the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Assn.; and, the Entomology Society of America presented an Award for Excellence in IPM to T. Wilson, entomologist and director of the Center for Biologically Intensive IPM at Texas A&M Univ.

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.



Special Feature From apples to wheat, and from bananas to turfgrass, the authoritative DISEASE COMPENDIUM SERIES published by the American Phytopathological Society (APS) offers one of the most extensive ongoing information resources for identifying and managing crop diseases. Now with over 30 titles, some in a second or even third edition, the Series uses a full size (8.5 x 11 in., 21.6 x 28 cm) softcover format that includes numerous full color photos to aid in identifying disease symptoms. APS seeks out renowned, often international, plant pathologists with extensive knowledge of the subject crop to author or edit each compendia as many as 48 have contributed to one title. Naturally, every volume includes selected key references, guides, and other supporting material. 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 Website: www.scisoc.org IPM FOR MEDITERRANEAN CITRUS With extensive full-color plates, INTEGRATED INSECT PEST MANAGEMENT FOR CITRUS IN NORTHERN MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES, a softbound, 1996 work, describes the region's main insect pests in citrus. Author P. Katsoyannos summarizes current pest management practices and reviews potential IPM strategies for Mediterranean citrus, "considered one of the most suitable candidates for successful implementation of biological control and IPM," according to the publisher. FMI: Benaki Phytopathological Institute, 8 St. Delta Str., GR-145 61 Kiphissia, Athens, GREECE Fax: 30-1-807-7506 Phone:30-1-807-8917 FOCUSED ON PEST MANAGEMENT Since 1986, the Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza (CATIE) has published MANEJO INTEGRADO DE PLAGAS, a quarterly journal devoted to reporting research for improved pest management within the context of sustainable systems. This professional periodical offers a variety of information in Spanish with English abstracts. Both hard copy and electronic formats are available. FMI: Revista MIP, CATIE, 7170 Turrialba, COSTA RICA E-mail: cicmip@catie.ac.cr Fax: 506-556-0606 Phone: 506-556-1632 Website: www.catie.ac.cr BEDDING PLANT IPM GUIDE A new 112-page publication from the successful State of New York IPM program offers INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR BEDDING PLANTS, A SCOUTING AND PEST MANAGEMENT GUIDE, a concise aid for starting and operating an effective IPM program. Editor C. Casey has pulled together a wealth of useful information ranging from insect scouting techniquesincluding useful scouting forms to case studies. The spiral bound Guide itself is user friendly, compact, and well organized. FMI: C. Koplinka-Loehr, NYS-IPM Program, Box 28 Kennedy Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA E-mail: ckk3@cornell.edu Phone: 1-607-255-8879 1998 IPM PRACTITIONER DIRECTORY The IPM PRACTITIONER periodical has published its 񓟮 Directory of Least-Toxic Pest Control Products," a softbound, 52-page listing of more than 2,000 products and services (predominantly North American) arranged under insect, plant disease, vertebrate, and weed management sections. Sub-sections group specific pests. The Directory includes an up-to-date roster of firm names and contact addresses. FMI: BIRC, PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA E-mail: BIRC@igc.apc.org Fax: 1-510-524-1758 Phone: 1-510-524-2567 NEW EDITION OF PESTICIDE MANUAL Now with over 1,600 pages, the recently published massive 11th edition of THE PESTICIDE MANUAL, A World Compendium, provides a definitive reference for anyone involved with any of six main pesticide classes, plus safeners, repellents, pheromones, plant growth regulators, biological control agents, and animal ectoparasites. The hardbound work, edited by C.D.S. Tomlin, describes active ingredients for 759 products, lists nearly 600 superseded products, offers an extended reference section, and includes an international list of manufacturers. FMI: BCPC Publications, Bear Farm, Binfield, Bracknell, Berks RG42 5QE, UK E-mail: publications@bcpc.org Fax: 44-118-934-1998 Phone: 44-118-934-2727 Website: www.bcpc.org INDUSTRY MAKES IPM COMMITMENT The Global Crop Protection Federation (GCPF) has published a free, 22-page illustrated pamphlet, "Integrated Pest Management The Way Forward for the Global Crop Protection Industry," describing principles and application of IPM as well as the Federation's clear commitment to the concept. GCPF (formerly GIFAP) comprises six regional industry associations spread across all continents. FMI: Communications, GCPF, 143 Avenue Louise, B-1050 Brussels, BELGIUM E-mail: gcpf@pophost.eunet.be Fax: 32-2-542-0419 Website: www.gcpf.org Publication Notes In 1997, the Univ. of California published IPM FOR TOMATOES, 4th edition, softbound. FMI: DANR Communication Services, 6701 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94608-9887, USA E-mail: danrcs@ucdavis.edu Fax: 1-510-643-5470

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SAFE AND EFFICIENT APPLICATION OF AGRO-CHEMICALS AND BIO-PRODUCTS IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA have been published, based on the May 1997 event in Bangkok, THAILAND. Softbound, 212 pgs, edited by V.M. Salokhe. FMI: Asian Institute of Technology, Library & Reg. Documentation Ct., PO Box 2754, Bangkok, THAILAND

The U.S. Forest Service has published INTEGRATING CULTURAL TACTICS INTO THE MANAGEMENT OF BARK BEETLE AND REFORESTATION PESTS, a 31-chapter, 243-page proceedings of a 1996 conference held at Vallombrosa, ITALY, edited by J.C. Gregoire, et al. FMI: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, PO Box 6775, Radnor, PA 19087, USA OTHER RESOURCES CD-ROM HOLDS DIRECTORY A recently released WORLDWIDE DIRECTORY OF AGROBIOLOGICALS lists approximately 2,000 products and 300 companies worldwide providing non-chemical products for crop protection and production. On CD-ROM for PCs, Windows 3.11 or 95, it includes products to control insects, weeds, diseases, and soil microbes, plus probiotics and fertilizers. FMI: CPL Scientific Information Services Limited. E-mail: sis@cplsci.demon.co.uk Fax: 44-163-552-9322 Phone: 44-163-552-4064 Website: www.cplscientific.co.uk URBAN IPM LISTSERVER An IPM extensionist has set up a new urban IPM listserver as a general, broad-based discussion list open to anyone interested in structural and/or landscape IPM (for invertebrate, vertebrate, weed, and disease pests). Topics are expected to include IPM basics, how to set up and run an urban IPM program, management tactics for specific urban pests, and related topics. To subscribe, send an e-mail to: listproc@cornell.edu with the following words in the body of the message: subscribe urban-IPM-L [your name] FMI: S. Stauffer, 5134 Comstock Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853-0901, USA E-mail: rss30@cornell.edu Fax: 1-607-255-0939 Phone: 1-607-255-6144

EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS HIGH TECH: REDUCES HERBICIDE USE Dramatic nonselective herbicide reductions result from usage of a chlorophyll-detecting infrared light beam triggered by plant matter (weeds) that instantly activates, then shuts off spray, according to manufacturers of the "Weed Seeker" selective spraying technology. When mounted on a vehicle, the Weed Seeker senses bare ground and only sprays when its optics encounter weeds, thus avoiding "blanket" spraying and wastage. It reduces potential soil and runoff problems and, depending on extent of use, can pay for itself in saved herbicide costs. Plastic shields allow Weed Seeker units to apply non-selective herbicides between crop rows. The system also is said to be well-adapted for industrial uses, roadsides, and rights-of-way weed management. FMI: Patchen Selective Spray Systems, 101A Cooper Court, Los Gatos, CA 95030, USA Fax: 1-408-399-0094 Phone: 1-408- 399-9112 SUITE OF TECHNICAL SOFTWARE A Dutch firm offers a range of sophisticated software products for computer-aided collection, analysis, management, and visualization of behavioral, physiological, and acoustical data. Typical uses in pest management and entomology include:

studying organism courtship, mating, oviposition, communication, competition, etc.; investigating predator-prey or host-parasitoid interactions; examining mechanisms of olfactory orientation, flight behavior, etc.; and, testing impacts of chemicals on beneficial organisms. FMI: B. van Roekel, Noldus Information Technology b.v., PO Box 268, 6700 AG Wageningen, NETHERLANDS E-mail: info@noldus.nl Fax: 31-317-424496 Phone: 31-317-497677 PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (Appointments * Consulting * Research * Technology) ** ECOLOGIST/WEED SCIENTIST, POST DOCTORAL FELLOW (position number W0650) Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management Systems, Univ. of Sydney, and CSIRO Entomology, AUSTRALIA. Responsible for developing and conducting research into the interaction between the biocontrol agent Trichocirocalus horridus, its weed host Carduus nutans, and grazing by livestock, with the aim of developing an integrated management system. Duties include significant field and lab experimentation and 15 hours of lectures and practicals yearly. PhD required in insect ecology and control, pasture management as influenced by grazing or in experimental ecology with relevance to management of forest insect pests. FMI: T. Woodburn, CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA E-mail: timw@ento.csiro.au Fax: 61-2-9351-4172 Phone: 61-2-6246-4360
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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM

III. RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS research/technical topics related to IPM. Featured Papers Two years of field experiments in northeastern U.S. apple orchards showed that carbaryl (a fruit-thinning agent with broad-spectrum insecticidal properties), when combined with other chemical thinners, was beneficial for both managing crop load and suppressing a leafhopper complex. Reporting in "Carbaryl as a Component in Integrated Crop Management of Apple," JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 90(5), 1315-1323, October 1997, R.W. Straub et al point out that, "in orchards that do not rely upon natural control of phytophagous mites, this unique horticultural chemical fits well into integrated crop management programs on apple."

To investigate the potential impact of reduced herbicide use on field crops, D. Mulugeta and D.E. Stolenberg conducted four years of research, and reported the results in "Weed and Seedbank Management with Integrated Methods as Influenced by Tillage," WEED SCI., 45(5), 706-715, September-October 1997. The researchers found that reduced herbicide coupled with inter-row cultivation were as effective as full-rate herbicide application for the management of several annual weed species in both conventional and conservation tillage systems. This Month's SELECTED TILES (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories) IPMnet can provide addresses for any of the journals listed. General "Changes in Spray Retention by Apple Leaves During a Growing Season," Hall, F.R., et al. HORTSCI., 32(5), 858-860, August 1997.

"Comprehension of Pesticide Safety Information: Effects of Pictoral and Textual Warnings," Wilkinson, R.L., et al. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MAN., 43(3), 239-246, July-September 1997.

"Disentangling Effects of Induced Plant Defenses and Food Quantity on Herbivores by Fitting Nonlinear Models," Morris, W.F. AMER. NATURAL. 150(3), 299-327, September 1997.

"Experiences and Perspectives of Forest Pest Management in Costa Rica," Gamboa, M.A., and L.Q. Rodriguez. REV. MIP, 45, 34-42, September 1997 (in Spanish).

"Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Code of Conduct for the Import and Release of Exotic Biological Control Agents." BIOCON. NEWS AND INFO., 18(4), 119N-124N, 1997.

"Reducing Pesticide Use in the Netherlands with Stick and Carrot," Proost, J., and P. Matteson. JRNL. OF PESTI. REFRM., 17(3), 2-8, fall 1997.

"Shields to Reduce Spray Drift," Ozkan, H.E., et al. JRNL. OF AGRIC. ENG. RESCH., 67(4), 311- , August 1997.

"SYNOPS 1.1: A Model to Assess and to Compare the Environmental Risk Potential of Active Ingredients in Plant Protection Products," Gutsche, V., and D. Rossberg. AGRIC., ECOSYS. & ENVIRO., 64(2), 181- , July 1997.

Biocontrol

"Biological Control of Pigweeds (Amaranthus retroflexus L., A. powellii S. Watson and A. bouchonii Thell.) with Phytophagous Insects, Fungal Pathogens and Crop Management," Burki, H.M., et al. INT. PEST MGMT. REV., 2(2), 51-59, June 1997.

"Biological Control of Take-all of Wheat in the Pacific Northwest of the USA Using Hypovirulent Gaeumannomyces graminis var. Tritici and Fluorescent Pseudomonads," Duffy, B.K., and D.M. Weller. JRNL. OF PHYTOPATH., 144(11-12), 585- , December 1996.

"Biopesticides for Management of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) in Chickpea," Sharma, M.L., et al. INTL. CHICKPEA AND PIGEONPEA NEWSLTR., 4, 26-27, 1997.

"Commercial Mass Production and Pricing of Organisms for Biological Control of Pests in Europe," vanLenteren, J.C., et al. BIOLOG. CTRL., 10(2), 143- , October 1997.

"Field Tests of Predaceous Pentatomid Pheromones and Semiochemistry of Podisus and Suppuitus Species (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae)," Aldrich, J.E., et al. ANAIS DA SOC. ENTOM. DO BRASIL, 26(1), 1-14, April 1997.

"Importance of Plant Size, Distribution of Egg Masses, and Weather Conditions on Egg Parasitism of the European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, by Trichogramma ostriniae in Sweet Corn," Wang, B.D., et al. ENTOM. EXP. ET APPL, 83(3), 337-346, June 1997.

"Pests of Pearl Millet (Bajra) and their Natural Enemies in Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir)," Bhagat, K.C., and H.D. Makhmoor. JRNL. OF ADV. ZOOL., 18(1), 42-45, June 1997.

"Suppression of Phytophthora Blight in Bell Pepper by a No-till Wheat Cover Crop," Ristaino, J.B., et al. PHYTOPATH., 87(3), 242-249, March 1997.

"The Role of Public Policy in Biological Control: Some Global Trends," Wellings, P.W. ENTOMOPHAGA, 41(3-4), 435-442, 1996.

Phytopathology

"Effect of Plant Spacing and Cropping Pattern on Brown Blotch (Colletotrichum truncatum) of Cowpea," Adebitan, S.A., et al. TROP. AGRIC., 73(4), 275-280, October 1996.

"Field Sprays of Bacillus subtilis and Fungicides for Control of Preharvest Fruit Disease of Avocado in South Africa," Korsten, L., et al. PLANT DIS., 81(5), 455-459, May 1997.

"Inter- and Intranational Spread of Ascochyta Pathogens of Chickpea, Faba Bean, and Lentil," Kaiser, W.J. CAN. JRNL. OF PLANT PATH., 19(2), 215-224, June 1997.

"Salicylic Acid and Disease Resistance in Plants," Durner, J., et al. TRENDS IN PLANT SCI., 2(7), 266-274, July 1997.

Weed Management "Allelopathy as a Competitive Strategy in Persistent Thickets of Lantana camara L. in Three Australian Forest Communities," Gentle, C.B., and J.A. Duggin. PLANT ECOL., 132(1), 85-96, September 1997. "Grower Acceptance of Economic Thresholds for Weed Management in Illinois," Czapar, G.F., et al. WEED TECH., 11(4), 828-831, October-December 1997.

"Weeds and Weed Management in Irrigated Lentil in Northern Sudan," Mohamed, E.S., et al. WEED RESCH., 37(4), 211-218, August 1997.

Entomology "A Behavioral Study to Help Clarify How Undersowing with Clover Affects Host-plant Selection by Pest Insects of Brassica Crops," Finch, S., and M. Kienegger. ENTOM. EXP. ET APPLI., 84(2), 165-172, August 1997. "Economic Evaluation of Three Alternative Methods for Control of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Israel, Palestinian Territories, and Jordan," Enkerlin, W., and J. Mumford. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 90(5), 1066-1072, October 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.

Nematology "Control of Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne javanica) on Tomato with Molasses and Other Organic Amendments," Vawdrey, L.L., and G.R. Stirling. AUSTRALASIAN PLANT PATH., 26(3), 179-187, 1997. Vertebrate Management "Estimation of Effective Area of Bird Scarers," Nakamura, K. JRNL. OF WILDLF. MAN., 61(3), 925-934, July 1997. "Reducing Bird Repellant Rates by the Addition of Sensory Stimuli," Nelms, C.O., and M.L. Avery. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MAN., 43(3), 187-190, July-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 of forthcoming IPM-related events (conferences, training courses, symposia, etc.) Information collected from, and supplied by, a variety of sources, to whom 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 February RECENT ADVANCES IN CODLING MOTH MANAGEMENT IN PEARS, APPLES, AND WALNUTS, Sacramento, CA, USA. Contact: C. Ingels, Univ. of California Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Rd., Sacramento, CA 95827-3898, USA E-mail: caingels@ucdavis.edu Fax: 1-916-875-6233 Phone: 1-916-875-6913

(R) Revised website. 1-6 March IPM COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP: EASTERN/SOUTHERN AFRICA (ICWESA), International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, KENYA. Contact: M. Iles, Secretary, IPMForum, NRI, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, UK E-mail: malcolm.iles@nri.org Fax: 44-1-634-883377 Phone: 44-1-634-883054 Website: ipm-www.ento.vt.edu:8000/ail/ipmcw/intro.html

(R) Corrected e-mail. 15-18 March 13TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL PLANT RESISTANCE TO INSECTS WORKSHOP, Memphis, TN, USA. Contact: J. Foster, Dept. of Entomology, 202 Plant Industry Building, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0816, USA E-mail: entm011@unlvm.unl.edu Fax: 1-402-472-4687 Phone: 1-402-472-8686 Website: www.ianr.unl.edu/ianr/entomol/announce/ipri.htm

(N) 26-27 March PEST MANAGEMENT FOR EVERGREEN TREES, A PRACTICAL SHORT COURSE, St. Paul, MN, USA. Hands-on intensive workshop covering disease, insect, and abiotic problems on spruce, pine, and fir in nurseries, plantations, shelter belts, & landscapes. Contact: C. Ash, APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA Fax: 1-612-454-0766 E-mail: cash@scisoc.org Phone: 1-612-454-7250 Website: www.scisoc.org/visitors/evergreen_tr.htm

(N) 26-29 September 29TH AUSTRALIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Brown, ICTE, 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) 19-21 May WORLD NEEM CONFERENCE (and Tradeshow), Vancouver, CANADA. Contact: M.B. Isman, Dept. of Plant Science, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver V6T 1Z4, CANADA E-mail: isman@unixg.ubc.ca Fax: 1-604-822-8640

(R) New contact. 25-30 July 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON PLANT PROTECTION, Jerusalem, ISRAEL. Theme: "Plant Protection Towards the Third Millennium - Where Chemistry Meets Ecology." Contact: S. Barnett, Congress Coordinator, PO Box 50006, Tel Aviv 61500, ISRAEL E-mail: IPPC@kenes.com Fax: 972-3-514-0077 Phone: 972-3-514-0014

In 2000

0 IPMnet Calendar II. PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries. 1998 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 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

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 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

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

23-24 February INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSGENIC PLANTS, Advances in Value Added Plant Technology & Commercialization, Washington, DC, USA. Contact: IBC, 225 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772-1749, USA E-mail: reg@ibcusa.com Fax: 1-508-481-7911 Website: www.ibcusa.com/conf/transgenic

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

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

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.biocon trol.bba@t-online.de Fax: 49-6151-407290 Phone: 49-6151-407223

8-12 March IV CONGRESO ARGENTINO DE ENTOMOLOGIA, Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA. Contact: A. Gonzalez, Fac. de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, 1900 La Plata, ARGENTINA E-mail: algonzal@isis.unlp.edu.ar Fax: 54-21-232327 Web: www.una.ac.cr/ambi/ppuna

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

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:

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

31 May-2 June ALTERNATIVE PARADIGMS FOR COMMERCIALIZING BIOLOGICAL CONTROL WORKSHOP, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. Contact: M. Wilson e-mail wilsonmj@rci.rutgers.edu Website: www.rci.rutgers.edu/~insects/biopesticides.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

13 July-7 August 5TH ANNUAL IIBC INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE, "Biological Control of Arthropod Pests & Weeds," Silwood Park, Ascot, UK. Contact: S. Williamson, Training & Information Officer, IIBC, Silwood Park, Buckhurst Road, Ascot, Berks. SL5 7TA, UK E-mail: s.williamson@CABI.org Fax: 44-1344-875007 Phone: 44-1344-872999

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

4-8 August 2ND INTERNATIONAL RICE BLAST CONFERENCE, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: CIRAD (Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement), Secretariat IRBC 98, UR-Phyma, Bat. 2, BP 5035, 34032 Montpellier, FRANCE E-mail: IRBC98@cirad.fr Website: www.cirad.fr/irbc98/irbc98.html Fax: 33-4-67-615603

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

14 September ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF RIPARIAN WEEDS WORKSHOP, Loughborough, UK. An AAB 1-day event for those involved in the management of stream, river, or canal banks, and waterbody shores. Contact: M. Wade, Intl. Centre of Landscape Ecology, Dept. of Geography, Loughborough Univ., Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK E-mail: p.m.wade@lboro.ac.uk Fax: 44-01509-223931 Phone: 44-01509-223030

21-24 September SCENTS IN ORCHARDS, IOBC-WPRS meeting on behaviorally active compounds of plant and insect origin, especially from orchard environments, Munich, GERMANY. Contact: P. Witzgall, SLU, Box 44, SE-230 53, Alnarp, SWEDEN E-mail: peter.witzgall@vsv.slu.se 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

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: 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@sc isoc.org

9-12 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1998, PESTS & DISEASES, Brighton, UK. uontact: 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 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 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

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

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

2000 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 3-6 June XXII BRAZILIAN WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Iguassu Falls, PR, BRAZIL. Contact: B.N. Rodrigues; e-mail sbcpd@cnpso.embrapa.br

6-11 June III INTERNATIONAL WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Iguassu Falls, PR, BRAZIL. Contact: J.B. Silva; e-mail sbcpd@cnpso.embrapa.br Web Site: www.foztur.com.br/iwsc

20-26 August ** E-mail change ** 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, Iguassu Falls, PR, BRAZIL. Contact: D.L. Gazzoni; e-mail gazzoni@cnpso.embrapa.br Web site: www.embrapa.br/ice





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