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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Insect Science Powers International Center With its insect science-based activities realigned and streamlined to better address the constraints to development influenced by arthropods, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Kenya has positioned itself to generate, refine, and deliver important technologies for global agriculture in the next two decades. ICIPE was originally conceived in the late 1960's as a "center of excellence" for research into insect physiology and endocrinology serving mid-Africa. Expansion and the replacement of "endocrinology" with "ecology" marked the Center's progress along with continuation of a research philosophy that recognized the needs of resource-poor rural communities in the world's tropical regions. Further rapid growth and shifting technologies lead to a mid-90's metamorphosis that produced the current organizational structure: a trio of "mega-projects" aimed at agriculture, human health, and the environment and an expanding network of international linkages.

Under the philosophy that "Farming practices, pest management included, that endanger ecosystems are no longer acceptable," IPM plays a conspicuous role at ICIPE, cutting across programs and four disciplinary departments. As one example, ICIPE continues to research and develop IPM strategies for banana pests (weevils and nematodes). Cross-program efforts involve behavioral ecology, semiochemicals, and biopesticides. Center staffers, in collaboration with other national and international groups, are actively investigating eco-friendly pest management methods for indigenous vegetable crops, primarily in Africa.

In another effort, extension of earlier trials using interplantings of the forage legume Desmodium uncinatum to reduce stemborer populations in maize (by attracting a higher population of natural enemies) has been found to also suppress infestations of the devastating parasitic weed, Striga hermonthica. ICIPE scientists have identified several other plants, such as Napier grass/Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) and Sudan grass (Sorghum sudanense), with properties that help reduce stemborer intensity.

In its new configuration, the Centre collaborates and works in partnership with numerous other international centers, laboratories, agencies, universities, and both governmental and non-governmental organizations. Earlier in 1998 ICIPE hosted the Integrated Pest Management Communications and Information Workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa that involved more than 80 international scientists and which was sponsored by a broad coalition of national and international entities. (The Workshop was discussed in IPMnet NEWS nos. 52 and 53. For extensive details, check the website: ipm-www.ento.vt.edu:8000/ail/ipmcw/intro.html.)

ICIPE's 1996/97 ANNUAL REPORT offers a concise summary of its current activities (which are far broader than indicated in this brief summary), achievements, and blueprints for the future, all set forth in a graphically attractive format. FMI: ICIPE, PO Box 30772, Nairobi, KENYA E-mail: ICIPE@cgnet.com Fax: 254-2-803360 Phone: 254-2-861680 Website: www.maraboutech.com/icipe

excerpted from the ICIPE 1996/97 ANNUAL REPORT, and ൡ Years of Research in Tropical Insect Science." Also, thanks to W. Knausenberger for review and invaluable input.

Decrease Disease, Gain Healthier Roots Extensive healthy roots, in contrast to disease-infected roots, obviously improve a plant's ability to absorb moisture and nutrients from the soil. To obtain and maintain a high degree of root health, five principles have been proposed: Reduce, even if only modestly, the power of soilborne pathogens to cause disease. Start a crop from pathogen-free material; avoid cultivating fields known to infested with disease, or use methods (solarization, flooding) to eliminate disease organisms.

Carefully manage the microenvironment of the soil where pathogens are active to significantly reduce the severity of root diseases. Follow practices that improve soil drainage; adjust temperature, moisture, and pH to discourage pathogens and favor their natural enemies.

Introduce or foster naturally occurring biocontrol agents in the soil that surrounds roots, either through cultural practices or by incorporation with planting material.

Target specific pathogens with narrow-spectrum fungicides applied with planting material or directly to the soil. When needed, apply materials singly, or as mixtures, making sure that the material is taken up by roots or contacts the pathogen.

Genetically increase the trait already present in plants to tolerate or resist virtually any biological or environmental stress factor, including soilborne pathogens. A long-term approach. excerpted from: "Biologically Controlling Soilborne Pests: A Research Overview", METH. BROM. ALTERN., 3(1), January 1997.
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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 Weed Science in Italy The Societa Italiana per la Ricerca sulla Flora Infestante (SIRFI), or Italian Weed Research Society, now has approximately 150 members, has published a weed identification handbook, issues a twice-yearly newsletter, and organizes periodic symposia. The group, formed in 1975 (under a different title), aims to promote progress in weed science, to collect and disseminate information and results, and to assist with relevant communication. It convenes biennial conferences on various weed science topics and publishes the proceedings.

FMI: F. Tei, SIRFI, Istituto di Agronomia, Univ. di Perugia, Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121 Perugia, ITALY Fax: 39-075-585-6344 E-mail: agronomy@unipg.it Phone: 39-075-585-6320 Website: www.unipg.it/~agronomy/sirfi/welcome.htm

Correction The article "Fostering IPM in Africa," included in IPMnet NEWS #53, May 1998, stated an incorrect website for Africa IPM Link, the innovative effort from the IPM Collaborative Research Program (IPM-CRSP) managed by the Office of International Research and Development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT) and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The correct website (with a hyphen, not an underbar) is: ipm-www.ento.vt.edu:8000/ail/index.html The NEWS regrets the error. IPMporium .... Results of field trials revealed that denatonium benzoate, a bitter compound, was not effective in repelling pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides Rich.) nor reducing their damage to conifer seedlings. .... A California study confirmed that bats feed on crop pest insects such as moths, midges, and beetles, as well as flies and mosquitoes.

.... In Cambodia a scientist observed that, whereas nationally, grasshoppers probably do not contribute much to annual crop loss, an individual field can be devastated, and an entire seed bed can be destroyed by grasshoppers in a single day.

.... A "Christmas" tree farm in Denmark, where certain herbicides are now bannedfound that ostriches reduce weeds and unwanted plants without damaging young trees.

.... A representative of a major U.S.-based farming cooperative cites a low birth rate in the mid- to late-1980s and the "farm crisis" as reasons the organization has well over 40 commercial chemical applicator positions in the mid-western U.S. going begging.


IPMnet NEWS wants to mention any publication, or CD, 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.

METHODS FOR CONTROLLING VECTORS An impressive, information-laden new publication from the World Health Organization (WHO) more than lives up to its label as the "the first comprehensive guide to simple and affordable methods of vector control." The beautifully produced, 412-page volume, VECTOR CONTROL: METHODS FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES, was prepared by J.A. Rozendaal, and offers both technical background and, more importantly, practical, usable techniques for controlling some of the world's nastiest disease vectors. Copious line drawings supplement the clear text. Important sections address proper, safe usage of pesticides. Each of the 10 chapters, covering mosquitos and other biting Diptera, tsetse flies, and many other widespread vector species, cites references and provides lists for further reading. FMI: Distribution & Sales, WHO, 1211 Geneva 27, SWITZERLAND Fax: 22-791-4857 E-mail: publications@who.ch Phone: 22-791-2477 Website: www.who.ch ONE WAY TO CONTROL MEDFLY One of the emerging technologies successfully used to combat the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata [Wiedemann]), a continuing major insect pest of fruit and vegetables worldwide, is the sterile insect technique (SIT). A 1997 publication from the joint FAO/IAEA coordinated research program on this noxious pest summarizes recent developments presented during a 1994 meeting in, EVALUATION OF GENETICALLY ALTERED MEDFLIES FOR USE IN STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE PROGRAMMES. The 112-page, softbound work includes 11 key papers plus additional information. FMI: Sales and Promotion Unit, IAEA, PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, AUSTRIA E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org Fax: 43-1-2060-29302 Phone: 43-1-2060-22529 LOWLAND RICE PEST MANAGEMENT IN CAMBODIA A new report published by the Cambodia-IRRI-Australia Project (CIAP), FARMERS' PEST MANAGEMENT AND RICE PRODUCTION PRACTICES IN CAMBODIAN LOWLAND RICE, by G.C. Jahn, et al, describes the results of interviews conducted with 1,265 rice farming households in 154 villages. Farmers were questioned about their lowland rice production practices and pest problems, with particular attention to pesticide use. The report includes an analysis of the effect of pest control, pesticides, and fertilizers on rice yields. FMI: CIAP, 14 Monireth Street, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA E-mail: irri-cambodia@cgnet.com Fax: 855-23-720704 Phone: 855-23-216465 CDs ARTHROPODS ON ORNAMENTALS The University of Florida (USA) recently released WOODYBUG, a computerized, hypertext knowledgebase of pest and beneficial arthropods associated with woody ornamental plants found in Florida and the southeastern U.S. The single CD lists categories of numerous major species (aphids to whiteflies) and includes extensive IPM information on topics such as host plant resistance, scouting/monitoring, and use of beneficial species. Sections address pest biology, identification, damage, and management. WOODYBUG, prepared by D.E. Short, et al, offers over 150 color photos plus hundreds of links to entomological definitions, and serves as a graphic key. FMI: IFAS Publications, PO Box 110011, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA Fax: 1-352-392-2628 E-mail: fasulo@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu Phone; 1-352-392-1764 Website: www.ifas.ufl.edu/~ent1/software/fasulo.htm APHIDS OF THE WORLD A 1997 CD from CAB International (CABI) provides pictorial keys to aphids found on all the world's major field crops. The ambitious program, by R.L. Blackman and V.F. Eastop, contains on-screen information about aphid morphology, a glossary, species descriptions, and a full list of references. A user selects the crop from which the specimen aphid was collected; that calls up a key which then leads to identifying the aphid species found on that particular crop. The CD is part of the "TAXAKEY" series, and is intended for anyone working with crop insect pests. A free demonstration CD contains a small sample set of data from this (or other) TAXAKEY applications, together with samples of other CAB information products. FMI: Publishing Division, CABI, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK E-mail: cabi@cabi.org Fax: 44-1491-826090 Phone: 44-1491-832-111 Publication & CD Notes ** The American Fisheries Society (AFS) has published MANAGING AQUATIC VEGETATION WITH GRASS CARP - A GUIDE FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGERS, in 1996. Edited by J.R. Cassani, the 196-page softbound document is available from: AFS, 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110, Bethesda, MD 20814-2199, USA. OTHER RESOURCES FOCUSED ON IMPROVED CROP PROTECTION In a well-designed and highly readable website, the British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) sets forth its mission, organization, and activities. BCPC aims to "promote the development, use and understanding of effective and sustainable crop protection practice." Among its objectives, the Council champions improved, environmentally sensitive crop protection practices to produce wholesome food. BCPC members include a wide cross-section of British organizations with an interest in crop protection. Among its activities, BCPC supports an active publication effort, and may be best known for its long-term sponsorship of the heavily attended annual Brighton conferences plus other symposia in the UK.

The Council's website is: www.bcpc.org. FMI: BCPC, 49 Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PH, UK Fax: 44-1252-727194 Phone: 44-1252-733072

EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS LIVE ANIMAL TRAPS When management of pest animal populations involves live trapping, a U.S. firm can provide over 70 sizes and styles of traps, plus snake tongs and hooks, baits, and a range of related materials. Most of the traps are constructed from heavy gage galvanized wire and steel rods with a variety of doors and spring mechanisms designed not to harm the trapped animal. Bird nets plus fish and turtle traps, as well as handler gear kevlar gloves, odor eliminators are also available. FMI: Tomahawk Traps, PO Box 323, Tomahawk, WI 54487, USA Fax: 1-715-453-4326 E-mail: trapem@tomahawklivetrap.com Phone: 1-715-453-3550 Website: www.livetrap.com
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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 PAPER A newly emerging method for artificial augmentation, itself a traditional technique for introducing natural enemies in biocontrol programs, was the basis for the paper, "Novel Application of Gels as Potential Carriers for Beneficial Insects," by D.J. Jenkins et al. Research focused on a potential carrier media for the eggs of Perillus bioculatus (F.) and Podisus maculiventris (Say), two predators of Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata [Say]), a serious pest insect. While the paper reports that gels caused some decline in egg hatch rates, the authors believe that using gels to deliver eggs of predator species may have a practical application for integrated pest management in the future. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 91(2), 419-427, April 1998. This Month's SELECTED TILES (broadly grouped by pest, or tactic, categories). IPMnet can provide addresses for the listed journals. General "Agronomic, Economic, and Environmental Comparison of Pest Management in Conventional and Alternative Tomato and Corn Systems in Northern California," Clark, M.S., et al. AGRIC., ECOSYS., & ENVIRON., 68, 51-71, 1998.

"Eco-rating System for Optimizing Pesticide Use at Farm Level: 1.) Theory and Development; 2) Evaluation, Examples and Piloting," Lewis, K.A., et al. JRNL. OF AGRIC. ENGRG. RESRCH., 68(3), 271- , November 1997.

"Feed-Value Approach for Establishing Economic Injury Levels," Hutchins, S.H., and L.P. Pedigo. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 91(2), 347-351, April 1998.

"Modified Bait Tube Controls Disease-carrying Ticks and Fleas," Lane, R.S., et al. CALIF. AGRIC., 52(2), 43-47, March-April 1998.

"Predicting the Adoption of Plant Protection Measures by Farmers Using a Logit Model," Rao, C.A.R., et al. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MAN., 43(4), 299-302, October-December 1997.


"A Fungal Root Symbiont Modifies Plant Resistance to an Insect Herbivore," Borowicz, V.A. OECOLOGIA, 112(4), 534-542, November 1997.

"Aphelinid Parasitoids as Sustainable Biological Control Agents in Greenhouses," vanLenteren, J.C., et al. JRNL. OF APPL. ENTOM., 121(9-10), 473-486, December 1997.

"Development of Commercially Acceptable Formulations of the Nematophagous Fungus Verticillium chlamydosporium," Stirling, G.R., et al. BIO. CONTRL., 11(3), 217-223, March 1998.

"Host-plant Effects on the Efficacy of Two Predators Attacking Russian Wheat Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae)," Messina, F.J., et al. ENVIRO. ENTOM., 26(6), 1398-1404, December 1997.

"Influence of Pesticide Use on the Natural Occurrence of Entomopathogenic Fungi in Arable Soils in the UK: Field and Laboratory Comparisons," Mietkiewski, R.T., et al. BIOCON. SCI. AND TECH., 7(4), 565-576, December 1997.

"Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Insecticides on Two Parasitoids Attacking Bemisia argentifolii," Jones, W.A., et al. BIO. CONTRL., 11(1), 70- , January 1998.

"Multiple Routes of Pesticide Exposure and the Risk of Pesticides to Biological Controls: A Study of Neem and the Sevenspotted Lady Beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)," Banken, J.A.O., and J.D. Stark. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 91(1), 1-6, February 1998.

"Parasites and Pathogens of Mites," Poinar, G. Jr., and R. Poinar. ANN. REV. OF ENTOM., 43, 449-470, 1998.


"A Foliar Spray of Micronutrient Solutions Induces Local and Systemic Protection Against Powdery Mildew (Sphaerotheca fuliginia) in Cucumber Plants," Reuveni, M., et al. EURO. JRNL. OF PLANT PATH., 103(7), 581-588, October 1997.

"Components of Resistance to Early Leaf Spot in Peanut - Genetic Variability and Heritability," Chiteka, Z.A., et al. SOIL AND CROP SCI., 56, 63-67, 1997.

"Control of Soilborne Pathogenic Fungi in Fields of Sweet Onion," Sumner, D.R., et al. PLANT DIS., 81(9), 885-891, August 1997.

"Methods for Screening Maize Against Downy Mildew Peronosclerospora sorghi," Cardwell, K.F., et al. PLANT BREED., 116(3), 221-226, July 1997.

"Pathogen Avirulence and Plant Resistance; a Key Role for Recognition," DeWit, P.J.G.M. TRENDS IN PLT. SCI., 2(12), 452-457, December 1997.

"Quantifying the Temporal Dynamics of Plant Virus Epidemics: A Review," Nutter, F.W. CROP PROT., 16(7), 603-618, 1997.

Weed Management "Effect of Herbicides Applied at Different Times of the Day," Skuterud, R., et al. CROP PROT., 17(1), 41-46, February 1998. "Hard-to-Control Weeds Need a Mix of Measures," Lyons-Johnson, D. AGRIC. RESCH., 46(4), 22-23, April 1998.

"Predicting Yield Loss Due to Interference from Two Weed Species Using Early Observations of Relative Weed Leaf Area," VanAcker, R.C., et al. WEED RESCH., 37(5), 287-300, October 1997.

"The Effects of Shading on Competition Between Purple Loosestrife and Broad-leaved Cattail," Weihe, P.E., and R.K. Neely. AQUATIC BOT., 59(1-2), 127-138, November 1997.

"Weed Communities of Winter Wheat as Influenced by Input Level and Rotation," Barberi, P., et al. WEED RESCH., 37(5), 301-314, October 1997.

Entomology "Arthropod Pests of Rubus in Europe: Pest Status, Current and Future Control Strategies," Gordon, S.C., et al. JRNL. OF HORT. SCI., 72(6), 831-862, November 1997. "Crop Losses Caused by Maize Stem Borers (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Pyralidae) in Cote d'Ivoire, Africa: Statistical Model Based on Damage Assessment During the Production Cycle," Moyal, P. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 91(2), 410-418, April 1998.

"European Corn Borer Management in Field Corn: A Survey of Perceptions and Practices in Iowa and Minnesota," Rice, M.E., and K. Ostlie. JRNL. OF PROD. AGRIC., 10(4), 628- , October-December 1997.

"Reduced Insecticide Rates and Strip-harvesting Effects on Alfalfa Weevil (Coleoptera: Cuculionidae) Larval Populations and Prevalence of Zoophthora phytonomi (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae)," Giles, K.L., and J.J. Obrycki. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 90(4), 933-944, August 1997.

Nematology "Field Efficacy of Verticillium lecanii, Sex Pheromone, and Pheromone Analogs as Potential Management Agents for Soybean Cyst Nematode," Meyer, S.L.F., et al. JRNL. OF NEMA., 29(3), 282-288, September 1997. "Plant-derived Enzyme Inhibitors and Lectins for Resistance Against Plant-parasitic Nematodes in Transgenic Crops," Burrows, P.R., et al. PESTI. SCI., 52(2), 176-183, February 1998.

Vertebrate Management "An Experimental Field Study to Evaluate a Trap-barrier System and Fumigation for Controlling the Rice Field Rat, Rattus argentiventer, in Rice Crops in West Java," Singleton, G.R., et al. CROP PROT., 17(1), 55-64, February 1998.
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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, various sources, to all of whom IPMnet expresses its appreciation. See also AgNIC's Agricultural Conferences, Meetings, Seminars Calendar

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

In 1998

(N) 25-29 October REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR APPLIED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES, Cairo, EGYPT. Plenary sessions, posters, workshops (entomophagous predators, parasitoids, entomopathogenics); official language is English. Contact: S.A. El Arnaouty, Sec-Gen., Center of Biological Control, Fac. of Agric., Cairo Univ., Giza, EGYPT Fax: 202-570-2134 E-mail: LEC@brainy1.ie-eg.com Phone: 202-569-5686

(R) 16-19 November Corrected dates BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1998, PESTS & DISEASES, Brighton, UK. Contact: The Event Organization, 8 Cotswold Mews, Battersea Square, London SWll 3RA, UK E-mail: eventorg@event-org.com Website: www.BCPC.org Fax: 44-0-171-924-1790 Phone: 44-0-171-228-8034

(N) 7-9 December 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES AND EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS, Orlando, FL, USA. Contact: Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach, 144 W. Peace River Drive, Fresno, CA 93711-6953, USA Fax: 1-209-436-0692 E-mail: gobenauf@concentric.net Phone: 1-209-447-2127

In 1999

(N) 15-18 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1998, Brighton, UK. Contact: The Event Organization, 8 Cotswold Mews, Battersea Square, London SWll 3RA, UK E-mail: eventorg@event-org.com Fax: 44-171-924-1790 Phone: 44-171-228-8034 Website: www.BCPC.org

In 2000

(R) 3-6 June Corrected e-mail 22ND BRAZILIAN WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Foz do Iguassu, PR, Brazil. Contact: B.N. Rodrigues; e-mail: sbcpd@cnpso.embrapa.br or noedi@pr.gov.br

(R) 6-11 June Corrected e-mail, website 3RD INTERNATIONAL WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Foz do Iguassu, PR, Brazil. Contact: J.B. da Silva; e-mail: baptista@estaminas.com.br Website: www.sercomtel.com.br/ice/plantas

IPMnet Calendar II. PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries. Valid for June 1998 1998 5-10 June 3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MOLECULAR INSECT SCIENCE, Snowbird, Utah, 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 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

8-19 June LOCUST-GRASSHOPPER CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES COURSE, Ascot, UK. A practical, 2-week, "Train-the-Trainers" course, in techniques for ground and aerial application of insecticides to control hoppers. Contact: IPARC, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot SL5 7PY, UK E-mail: Hans.Dobson@nri.org Fax: 44-1344-294450

15-20 June INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, "Management, Theory & Practice, Developing Sustainable Agriculture," Guangzhou, CHINA. English language only. Contact: L. Li-ying, Guangdong Entomological Soc., Xingang West Road 105, Guangzhou 510270, CHINA E-mail: gzgeii@publicl.guangzhou.gd.cn Fax: 86-20-841-91709 Phone: 86-20-841-83642 Website: www.ipmchina.cn.net

24-26 June CONFERENCE ON THE STATUS OF SORGHUM ERGOT IN NORTH AMERICA, Corpus Christi, TX, USA. Contact: G. Odvody, Texas A&M Agricultural Experiment Station, Rt. 2, Box 589, Corpus Christi, TX 78410, USA E-Mail: g-odvody@tamu.edu Fax: 1-512-265-9434 Phone: 1-512-265-9201

4-11 July 10TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INSECT-PLANT RELATIONSHIPS, Oxford, UK. Contact: SIP10, Oxford International, Summertown Pavilion, Middle Way, Oxford OV2 7LG, UK E-mail: sip10@oxfordint.co.uk Fax: 44-0-1865-511-570 Website: www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/oum/

5-24 July 4TH INTERNATIONAL IPM SHORT COURSE, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. Contact: K.M. Maredia, Institute of International Agriculture, 416 Plant and Soils Sciences Building, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824, USA Fax: 1-517-432-1982 E-mail: kmaredia@pilot.msu.edu Phone: 1-517-353-5262

6 July-28 August INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) TRAINING COURSE IN RICE, Los Banos, PHILIPPINES. Contact: Director, National Crop Protection Center, U.P. at Los Banos, College, Laguna 4031, PHILIPPINES E-mail: ncpc@laguna.net Fax: 63-536-2409 Phone: 63-536-0967

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 August 1998 SYMPOSIUM ON INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR VEGETABLE PRODUCTION IN THE TROPICS, Brussels, BELGIUM. Contact: G. Grubben, CPRO-DLO, PO Box 16, 6700 AA Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-317-418094 E-mail: g.j.h.grubben@cpro.dlo.nl Phone: 31-317-477323 Website: www.agr.kuleuven.ac.be/ishs/ishshome.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

6-7 August 4TH INTERNATIONAL BIOHERBICIDE WORKSHOP, Glasgow, UK. Contact: M.N. Burge, Dept. of Biosci./Biotech., Univ. of Strathclyde, The Todd Centre, Taylor Street, Glasgow G4 0NR, UK E-mail: m.n.burge@stra th.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-141-553-4115 Phone: 44-0-141-548-3626

9-14 August 17TH CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE ENTOMOLOGIA, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL. Contact: E.B. Menezes, BR 465, km 7, CP 74538, Seropedica, 23851-970 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL E-mail: cbel17@rio.nutecnet.com. br Fax: 55-21-682-1033

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

10-12 August INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WILD AND WEED RICES IN THE AGRO-ECOSYSTEM, Ho Chi Min City, VIETNAM. Contact: D.V. Chin, Cuulong Delta Rice Research Institute, 9B Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Cantho City, Cantho Prov., VIETNAM Fax: 84-71-861457 E-mail: chinclrri@bdvn.vnd.net

11-13 August 51ST NZ PLANT PROTECTION SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: A. Rahman, Ruakura Agric. Research Centre, Private Bag 3121, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND E-mail: rahmana@agresearch.cri.nz Fax: 64-7-838-5073 Phone: 64-7-838-5280

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

23-29 August 6TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, Ceske Budejovice, CZECH REPUBLIC. Contact: T. Soldan, Institute of Entomology, AS CR, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, CZECH REPUBLIC E-mail: soldan@entu.ca s.cz Fax: 42-0-38-43625 Phone: 42-0-38-40822 Website: www.jcu.cz/~entu

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

7-11 September 8TH CONGRESSO IBERICO ENTOMOLOGIA, Evora, PORTUGAL. Contact: D. Figueiredo, CIE, Centro de Ecologia Aplicada, Univ. de Evora, Apartado 94, 7001 Evora Codex, PORTUGAL E-mail: cong@uevora.pt Website: www.cea.uevora.pt/cie.html

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

22-25 September 10TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AQUATIC WEEDS, Lisbon, PORTUGAL. Contact: APRH Secretariat, 10th EWRS Aquatic Weed Symposium, Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Avenida do Brasil 101, 1799 Lisboa Codex, PORTUGAL.

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

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

28 September-2 October 1998 GENRE ET PROTECTION DES VEGETAUX, Training Course/Workshop, Niamey, REP. DU NIGER. Contact: S.B. Sagnia, Centre Regional AGRHYMET/DFPV, BP 12625, Niamey, REP. DU NIGER E-mail: dfpv@sahel.agrhymet.ne Fax: 227-732237 Phone: 227-734758 Website: www.agrhymet. ne

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: sa lly.brown@mailbox.uq.edu.au Phone: 61-7-3365-6360 Website: www. ctpm.uq.edu.au/Education/AppliedEnto.html

5-8 October FIRST ARGENTINE CONGRESS ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES, Circulos Oficiales de Mar., Sarmiento 1867, Capital Federal, ARGENTINA. Contact: G. Cap, Lab. de Nematologia IMYZA-CICA-INTA, CC 25, 1712 Castelar, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA E-mail: gcap@cica.inta.gov.ar Fax: 54-1-621-0670 Phone: 54-1-621-1683

12-15 October 8TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FIRE BLIGHT, Kusadasi, TURKEY. Contact: H. Saygili, Faculty of Agric., Plant Protection Dept., Univ. of Ege, 35100, Bornova, TURKEY E-mail: fblight8@ziraat.ege.edu.tr Fax: 90-232-388-1864 Phone: 09-232-388-0110, ext. 2743

20-23 October 22ND ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN PLANT PROTECTION ORGANIZATION MEETING, Halifax, NS, CANADA. Contact: R. Bast, E-mail: rbast@em.agr.ca Fax: 1-613-228-6606 Phone: 1-613-225-2342

25-29 October REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR APPLIED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES, Cairo, EGYPT. Plenary sessions, posters, workshops (entomophagous predators, parasitoids, entomopathogenics); official language is English. Contact: S.A. El Arnaouty, Sec-Gen., Center of Biological Control, Fac. of Agric., Cairo Univ., Giza, EGYPT Fax: 202-570-2134 E-mail: LEC@brainy1.ie-eg.com Phone: 202-569-5686

31 October-4 November JOINT MEETING, ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETIES OF CANADA AND QUEBEC, "Today's Basic Research, Tomorrow's IPM," Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, CANADA. Contact: J. Delisle, Centre de Foresterie des Laurentides, 1055 rue du PEPS, Sainte-Foy, QUE. G1V 4C7, CANADA Fax: 1-418-648-5849 E-mail: jdelisle@cfl.forestry.ca Phone: 1-418-648-2526

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

9-27 November RECYCLAGE EN PHYTOPATHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE, Training Course/Workshop, Niamey, REP. DU NIGER. Contact: S.B. Sagnia, Centre Regional AGRHYMET/DFPV, BP 12625, Niamey, REP. DU NIGER E-mail: dfpv@sahel.agrhymet.ne Fax: 227-732237 Phone: 227-734758 Website: www.agrhymet. ne 16-19 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 Website: www.BCPC.org

7-9 December 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES AND EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS, Orlando, FL, USA. Contact: Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach, 144 W. Peace River Drive, Fresno, CA 93711-6953, USA Fax: 1-209-436-0692 E-mail: gobenauf@concentric.net Phone: 1-209-447-2127

1999 18-29 January LA PROTECTION CONTRE LES NUISIBLES DES CULTURES MARAICHERES, Training Course/Workshop, Niamey, REP. DU NIGER. Contact: S.B. Sagnia, Centre Regional AGRHYMET/DFPV, BP 12625, Niamey, REP. DU NIGER E-mail: dfp v@sahel.agrhymet.ne Fax: 227-732237 Phone: 227-734758 Website: www.agrhymet.ne 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

18-19 February 2ND ASIA-PACIFIC CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Juhu, Mumbai, INDIA. Contact: P.P. Dave, PMFAI, B-4, Anand Co-op Housing Society, Sitladevi Temple Road, Mahim (W.), Mumbai - 400016, INDIA E-mail: pmfai@bom4.vsnl.net.in Fax: 91-22-437-6856 Phone: 91-22-437-5279

(N) 8-10 March INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN IPM: CONCEPTS, RESEARCH, AND IMPLEMENTATION, Raleigh, NC, USA. Aim: to provide a forum for examining emerging technologies and discussing constraints to their development, implementation, and integration into IPM programs. Contact: T. Sutton, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Box 7616, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA Website: ipmwww.ncsu.edu E-mail: turner_sutton@ncsu.edu Phone: 1-919-515-6823

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

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

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

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

12-16 September 12TH AUSTRALIAN WEEDS CONFERENCE, Hobart, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA. Contact: A. Harradine, Tasmanian Weed Society, PO Box 303, Devonport, Tasmania 7361, AUSTRALIA E-mail: alan.harradine@dpif. tas.gov.au

15-18 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1998, Brighton, UK. Contact: The Event Organization, 8 Cotswold Mews, Battersea Square, London SWll 3RA, UK E-mail: eventorg@event-org.com Fax: 44-171-924-1790 Phone: 44-171-228-8034 Website: www.BCPC.org

November 17TH ASIAN-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Bangkok, THAILAND. Contact: R. Suwanketnkom, Dept. of Agronomy, Kasetsart Univ., Bangkok 10903, THAILAND

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 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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