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September 1999, Issue no. 69
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Rigorous New Program Offers Broad Based Degree A well-regarded U.S. landgrant university recently announced establishment of a unique, rigorous, 3-year, post-baccalaureate, graduate, interdisciplinary and interdepartmental Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) Degree Program designed to educate and train practitioner "plant doctors" in a parallel track equivalent to MDs and veterinarians in the sister professions of human medicine and veterinary medicine. Graduates of the Univ. of Florida's new DPM program are not intended to become researchers, but will be trained to diagnose, and to offer recommendations for management-control of, any condition that adversely affects plants: disease pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses, phytoplasmas), insects, weeds, mites, nematodes, nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, toxic air and soil pollutants, pH, temperature, water extremes, and vertebrate pests (birds, rodents, etc.).

DPMs are expected to provide needed expert service to commercial and urban plant growers, and to both the agricultural and general economy. They will have the capacity to contribute to reduced environmental impact as well as improvement of an area's water quality by making correct diagnoses of plant problems and by prescribing the optimum scientifically determined remediation based on the most effective, minimally necessary amounts of treatment materials, applied in the safest, most judicious manner.

Admission to the DPM program requires the same standards as admission to graduate school for an MS or PhD degree, and involves 90 semester credits of graduate course work plus 30 semester credits of internship. Courses are offered by various plant production and plant protection departments, plus those concerned with oral and written communication, business management, and agricultural law. Following successful completion of both course work and internship, students first must pass a comprehensive examination in plant pathology, entomology, and plant science, and then a licensing board exam.

DPM graduates are envisioned to become: private practitioners; governmental specialists; IPM coordinators, and other similar professionals. Individuals planning to return to, and work in, countries where specialist pathologists, entomologists, and weed scientists may not be available to provide needed technical answers, could find the DPM degree particularly useful as a source of broad expertise to help solve all types of plant health problems.

Applications are being accepted for the DPM Program beginning in August 2000. FMI: G. Agrios, Director, DPM Degree Program, 1453 Fifield Hall, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, Fl 32611-0680, USA. E-mail: GNA@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu Fax: 1-352-392-6532 Phone: 1-352-392-3631 Website: plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu

excerpted from material generously provided by G. Agrios. Reactions to the Doctor of Plant Medicine Concept ** "Perfect. Long overdue. Visionary. Many have dreamed; few have acted. I applaud Dr. Agrios for leading the way." R.E. Ford, Prof. Emeritus and Executive Director of the Consortium for International Crop Protection. [Former Head, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Illinois, USA, and Past President of the American Phytopathological Society.] ** "It is hoped that many promising young undergraduates with talents and potentials for pest diagnostics and for giving "prescriptions" can find this program and benefit from it." J.D. Harper, Prof. and Head, Dept. of Entomology, North Carolina State University, USA. Ed's. note: In conversation, other members of academia that learned about the DPM program have wondered: if the DPM initiative can be a successful approach as envisioned; whether graduates from the program would be educated and experienced to effectively address all the myriad of challenges across every one of the plant, insect, and other disciplines involved in "plant medicine;" as well as, will the DPM degree program cause overlaps and confusion with and among other existing academic programs and objectives. Further comments regarding the DPM degree program are welcome. Innovative Congress Attracts Global Participation The 14TH INTERNATIONAL PLANT PROTECTION CONGRESS, held during July 1999 in the modern Jerusalem, Israel, International Convention Center, lived up to its billing as a premiere event by attracting approximately 1,000 scientists, educators, and extension specialists in entomology, plant pathology, and weed science from more than 70 countries to participate in six plenary sessions, 26 symposia, 31 workshops, and a well planned series of poster presentations. The Congress included innovations: scheduled forums for discussion of the posters; and workshops organized around a series of short presentations followed by one hour of open discussions by all participants.

A new "International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences," was established during the Congress and assumed the role of the former Standing Committee for International Plant Protection Congresses. The new association will coordinate future congresses. The journal CROP PROTECTION, published by Elsevier, Inc., will become the Association's official journal.

based on material generously provided by M. Kogan. GLOBAL IPM NOTES | A new mosquito and biting insect trap emits a combination of carbon dioxide, heat, and octenol the same chemical/physical cues that attract mosquitoes and other biting insects in nature that draws in target pests and then kills them with an electric pulse. The dead pests neatly drop into a removable tray instead of being broadly "splattered" as with the traditional electronic "bug-zapper" type of trap. > W.A. Gregoricus, e-mail: biosensory.corp@snet.net. | "Green Muscle," a mycoinsecticide synthesized from the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum and developed by a multiorganization collaboration (the LUBILOSA Program) for the control of locusts and grasshoppers, is now being produced in South Africa. > Biological Control Products, e-mail: BCP-DN@iafrica.com.

| Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug) has developed resistance to pyrethroid insecticides, can feed and reproduce on 100+ weed species, causes significant economic losses annually in the USA, and is said to be the only major insect pest in cotton for which scientists have not developed a pheromone. An intensive project is underway to find answers. > G.L. Snodgrass, e-mail: gsnodgra@ag.gov.


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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources

II. IPM MEDLEY general matters, publications of interest, and other resources for IPM information Opinion: Rodent Management Approaches Critiqued Two internationally recognized scientists, in a lucid commentary, point out that "rodent management needs to be based on sound ecological understanding of the problem and its surroundings," and that many quick, or unscientific approaches to a very complex problem often can fall short of the desired objectives. H. Leirs, Head of the Mammal Dept. of the Danish Pest Infestation Lab., and G. Singleton, Project Leader of the (Australian) CSIRO Rodent Research Group/Wildlife and Ecology, forwarded a joint statement, "IPM of Rodent Pests - A Different View," in response to the item "Rodents = A Big Problem Globally" that appeared in IPMnet NEWS #66, June ྟ. Space limitations prevent including more than a brief summary of their statement; the complete version can be requested from either author.

According to Drs. Leirs and Singleton, rodent damage management despite the existence of various technologies, and the several texts describing them remains underdeveloped for several reasons: the complexity of rodent ecology and behavior; the unpopularity of studying the problem in contrast to insect pest problems; and the over-reliance on rodent predators or other non-scientific strategies.

The erroneous belief among agricultural scientists that current rodent damage levels have to be accepted as a way of life is another contributing factor impeding effective, damage-preventing rodent management, say the two authors.

Rodent controls such as those based on the use of baits require a thorough knowledge of rodent habits and preferences which can differ significantly with the involved species. Collecting information about rodent biology is a daunting, difficult, and time consuming challenge. While indigenous knowledge can be highly useful, it should both factor in the full impact of ecological understanding, and be buttressed by sound scientific information, observe Leirs and Singleton.

FMI: H. Leirs, e-mail: H.Leirs@ssl.dk, or G. Singleton, e-mail: Grant.Singleton@dwe.csiro.au.

excerpted from material generously provided by the authors. PUBLICATIONS AUTHORS, EDITORS, AND PUBLISHERS

IPMnet NEWS welcomes mentioning any publication, or CD, related to, or focused on, IPM. To assure coverage, please send a review copy of the publication, with full 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



TWO NEW TITLES FROM APS PRESS The prolific American Phytopathological Society (APS) offers two new titles: ** The latest in the plant-microbe interaction series is PLANTMICROBE INTERACTIONS, Volume 4, which explores examples of microorganisms and their sometimes unexpected effects on plants. Edited by G. Stacey and N.T. Keen, and with eight chapters by an array of international authorities, this 1999, 296-page, hardcover work discusses contemporary science with implications only beginning to be realized, and points to vast future potential. The series, and certainly this knowledgeable volume, aims to synthesize and chronicle recent advances in cutting-edge science.

** Originally published in 1973, COMPENDIUM OF CORN DISEASES has been thoroughly revised and re-issued in 1999 as a 128-page 3RD EDITION now containing over 170 clear color photos plus a two-page, color guide to nutrient deficiency symptoms. Editor D.G. White has skillfully melded information supplied by numerous contributors to create a practical and informative resource for all those involved with corn/maize production. The volume follows the traditional APS compendia softcover, graphically practical format.

FMI: APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St.Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA. E-mail: jmustful@scisoc.org Fax: 1-651-454-0766 Phone: 1-651-454-7250 Website: www.scisoc.org/apspress/

APPLICATION EQUIPMENT STANDARDS Establishing and following standards for pesticide application equipment is a logical and critical component of the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) program to minimize, and more judiciously manage, the use of pesticides. A no-nonsense 1998 2-volume publication, AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE SPRAYERS, sets forth: ** Vol. 1 (32 pgs)FAO Guidelines on Equipment Quality Control and Use, and FAO Minimum Standards;

** Vol. 2 (63 pgs)FAO Technical Standards, Sprayer Specifications and Test Procedures.

The same two volume set is also available in Spanish as ASESORES PARA PLAGUICIDAS AGRICOLAS.

The softbound work presents safety standards, specifications, and test procedures for major agricultural sprayers manufactured and used in FAO member countries, with guidelines for compression sprayers, mist blowers, and other pesticide application apparatus. The material is based on contemporary information provided by a group of international experts. FMI: Agricultural Engineering Branch (AGSE), AGS, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, ITALY E-mail: Theodor.Friedrich@fao.org Fax: 39-065-705-3152.

ALL ABOUT BACTERIAL WILT DISEASE Reports from the 2nd International Bacterial Wilt Symposium convened in the French West Indies during June 1997 have been collected and published in hardback form as BACTERIAL WILT DISEASE, MOLECULAR AND ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS. Editors P. Prior, et al, have deftly arranged the presented material which summarizes all aspects of current information on bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. The 447-page, 1998 volume includes more than 60 presentations by an array of international specialists, as well as several color photos. FMI: Springer-Verlag, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010-7858, USA E-mail: johnm@springer-ny.com Fax: 1-212-533-5587 Phone: 1-212-460-1638 Website: www.springer-ny.com. CRUCIFER CROP PESTS IN MICRONESIA Among the more recent slim, but informative, publications from the University of Guam that let their numerous full color photos do most of the "talking," is PESTS OF CABBAGE AND OTHER CRUCIFER CROPS IN MICRONESIA. Authors R. Muniappan and N. Esguerra present useful background information to supplement the photos. Softbound, 12 pages. FMI: R. Muniappan, CALS, Univ. of Guam, Mangilao, Guam 96923, USA E-mail: rmuni@uog9.uog.edu. A CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP: GENDER AND IPM In its 107 pages, WOMEN AND IPM: CROP PROTECTION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES makes very clear women's importance to crop protection in the developing world and suggests ways to increase their involvement in decision making. In terms of women's roles in crop protection, and specifically IPM, editors E. van de Fliert and J. Proost, drawing on an authoritative group of international authors, ask and attempt to answer critical, flash-point gender issues, such as: who holds the power to design training courses, or select trainers and participants. The softbound, 1999 volume's bottom line message emphasizes the urgent need for revised gender-blind strategies and significantly broadened access to IPM information and training such as local farmer field schools. FMI: KIT Press (Royal Tropical Institute), PO box 95001, 1090 HA Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS E-mail: t.klees@kit.nl Fax: 31-20-568-8286 Phone: 31-20-568-8272 Website: www.kit.nl. Publication & CD Notes CAB International recently released its CROP PROTECTION COMPENDIUM, GLOBAL MODULE, a CD-based multimedia comprehensive resource to a worldwide collection of crop protection information including: full data sheets for over 1,500 insect pests, diseases, weeds, and natural enemies; data sheets for more than 150 crops and 150 countries; global and regional distribution maps as part of a Geographic Information System; and diagnostic aids including CABIKEYs for arthropods, and additional keys for weeds and nematodes. More than 800 specialists around the world authored and validated data sheets and provided illustrations. Additionally, the module offers: softlinks from all words; an integral electronic notepad system for personal and networked use; literature references linked to a bibliographic database of 100,000 references on crop protection, many with full records from the CAB ABSTRACTS database; and much more, all contained in an intelligent taxonomic framework displayed in a user-friendly format. A free demonstration and more information can be found at the website: pest.cabweb.org/cpc/cpchp.htm. FMI: V. Cottrell, Product Manager, CABI, e-mail v.cottrell@cabi.org Phone: 44-0-1491-829306.

The Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC) offers two recent titles: IPM FOR SCHOOLS, 217 pages, information for implementing an IPM plan in a school and discussion of the major activities involved; and, IPM ALTERNATIVES TO METHYL BROMIDE, 60 pages, covers seed treatments, suppressive media, and other procedures. 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. OTHER RESOURCES NEMATODE INFORMATION ACCESS IMPROVED Creation of a new searchable online database is said to increase access to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's massive Nematode Collection, offering records representing 555 nematode genera, and 1,670 species found on 800 plant hosts. Additionally, the website: www.nem.barc.usda.gov/database/search.cfm offers other resources including hot links to nematology societies and university collection sites. FMI: Z.A. Handoo, ARS Nematology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA E-mail: nematax@asrr.arsusda.gov Fax: 1-301-504-6666 Phone: 1-301-504-5660. PASTURE WEED SITE Pasture weed information (Australia) can be found at the new website: www.une.edu.au/agronomy/weeds/pasture/pasture_weeds.html. This site, a part of the Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management, will be updated regularly with news of the latest pasture weed publications and research activities. FMI: U. Taylor, Pasture Weed Education Officer, CRC for Weed Management Systems, Agronomy and Soil Science, Univ.of New England, Armidale NSW 2351, AUSTRALIA E-mail: utaylor@metz.une.edu.au Fax: 61-02-6773-3238 Phone: 61-02-6773-3075. PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (Appointments * Consulting * Research * Technology) TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SPECIALIST, Western Australia Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI), Nedlands, WA, AUSTRALIA. Apply expertise and interest in technology transfer communication and extension in weed management to maximize crop productivity and sustainability by minimizing weed problems within farming systems. Develop, with others, communications strategies for the management of herbicide resistant weeds; contribute to the overall research efforts of a multi-disciplinary team. Degree required; also, excellent communication skills as well as an understanding of extension methodology. Contact: R. Barrett-Lennard, WAHRI, Fac. of Agriculture, Univ. of Western Australia, Nedlands 6907 WA, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-8-9380-7834 E-mail: rbrtlnrd@cyllene.uwa.edu.au Phone: 61-8-9380-7870 Website: www.acs.uwa.edu.au/hrs/jobvacs/vacancies.htm.

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL/IPM SPECIALIST, Pullman, WA, USA. Develop and establish alternative pest management strategies, especially biological control, within the U.S. state of Washington. Integrate biocontrols into existing and developing IPM programs. Coordinate with a wide variety of organizations. Supervise an insectary and quarantine facility. PhD in entomology, or closely related discipline, required, plus experience, oral and written communication skills, and evidence of scholarly contributions. Ref. search #2380. Contact: G.L. Piper, Dept. of Entomology, Washington State Univ., PO Box 646382, Pullman, WA 99164-6382, USA E-mail: glpiper@wsu.edu Fax: 1-509-335-1009 Phone: 1-509-335-1947.

URBAN IPM PRACTITIONER, College Park, MD, USA. Urban biologist to perform IPM in a residential campus setting; mitigation of rodent, insect, and urban wildlife problems using least-risk, long-term approaches. Requires B.S. degree (M.S.preferred) in entomology or closely related field. Contact: C.M. Garcia, Urban Biology Section Manager, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA E-mail: cg5@umail.umd.edu Phone: 1-301-314-7552.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: MICROBIOLOGY, Zurich, SWITZERLAND. 1) Formulate the insect-pathogenic fungus Erynia neoaphidis for biocontrol. Formulation of materials and processing methods in both greenhouse and field conditions. 2) Work with DNA-markers based on microsatellites for monitoring the spread and effectiveness of E. neoaphidis. Contact: U. Tuor, Institut fur Mikrobiologie, Eidgenssische Technische Hochschule, ETH Zentrum/LFV E21, CH-8092 Zurich, SWITZERLAND E-mail: utuor@micro.biol.ethz.ch Fax: 41-1-632-1148 Phone: 41-1-632-4001.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW: PLANT PATHOLOGIST/EPIDEMIOLOGIST, Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management Systems and CSIRO Entomology, AUSTRALIA. Develop and carry out research on epidemiology and impact of a rust fungus for biocontrol of weeds. Participate in the evaluation and host-specificity testing of pathogens with potential for biocontrol. Ref. no. W0713(NAT). E-mail: recruit@ento.csiro.au Fax: 61-2-6246-4068 Website: www.ento.csiro.au. thanks to A.S. Cooper and W. Liebregts for this information.
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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM

III. RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS research/technical topics related to IPM. IPMnet NEWS will gladly provide the postal address for any first author mentioned in the listed titles that follow. Please direct requests for this information via e-mail to: IPMnetNUZ@bcc.orst.edu. This Month's SELECTED TILES (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories).

General "Facilitating IPM: The Role of Participatory Workshops," Norton, G.A., et al. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MGMT., 45(2), 85-90, 1999.

"The Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission: A Framework for Implementing IPM," Klonsky, K., et al. IPM REVS., 3(4), 225-242, 1998.

Biocontrol

"A Note on the Development and Use of Biopesticides in the United States," Uri, N.D. JRNL. OF SUST. AGRIC., 13(2), 35-57, 1999.

"Impact of Natural Enemies on Abundance of Millet Head Miner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Niger," Boire, S., et al. INTL. SORG. AND MILL. NEWSLTR., 39, 144-145, 1998.

"Increased Parasitization of Aphids on Trap Plants Alongside Vials Releasing Synthetic Aphid Sex Pheromone and Effective range of the Pheromone," Glinwood, R.T., et al. BIOCON. SCI. AND TECH., 8(4), 607- , December 1998.

"Influence of Application Technique on the Viability of the Biological Control Agents Verticillium lecanii and Steinernema feltiae," Nilsson, U., and E. Gripwall. CROP PROT., 18(1), 53-59, February 1999.

"'Integrated Biological Control:' A Proposal for Enhancing Success in Biological Control," Gurr, G.M., and S.D. Wratten. INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MGMT., 45(2), 81-84, 1999.

Phytopathology

"Controlling Downy Mildew of Maize Caused by Peronosclerospora sorghi by Foliar Sprays of Phosphionic Acid Compounds," Panicker, S., and K. Gangadharan. CROP PROT., 18(2), 115-118, March 1999.

Weed Management "Potential of an Indigenous Fungus, Plectosporium tabacinum, as a Mycoherbicide for Control of Arrowhead (Sagittaria trifolia), Chung, Y.R., et al. PLANT DIS., 82(6), 657-660, June 1998. Entomology "Baseline Susceptibility of European Corn Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to Bacillus thuringiensis Toxins," Marcon, P.C., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 92(2), 279-385, April 1999. "Does Host Self-regulation Increase the Likelihood of Insect-pathogen Population Cycles?," Bonsall, M.B., et al. AMER. NATURAL., 153(2), 228-235, 1999.

"Failure of Sorghum in Rotation with Corn to Manage Mexican Corn Rootworm," Lingren, P.S., et al. INTL. SORG. AND MILL. NEWSLTR., 39, 117-118, 1998.

"Levels, Inheritance and Stability of Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Formulation in a Field Population of the Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) from Thailand," Imai, K., and Y. Mori. APPL. ENTOM. AND ZOOL., 34(1), 23-29, 1999.

"Switching on Bacillus thuringiensis to Reduce Selection for Resistance," Bhau, B.S., and V. Koul. CURR. SCI., 75(8), 771-777, 1998.

Nematology "Interactive Effects of Ozone and Root-knot Nematode on Tomato," Khan, M.R., and M.W. Khan. AGRIC., ECOSYST., & ENVIRON., 70(2-3), 97-108, October 1998.
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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 listng of forthcoming IPM-related events (conferences, training courses, symposia, etc.) Information was collected from, and supplied by, various sources; IPMnet expresses appreciation to all. NOTE: this issue of the NEWS contains both Calendar 1, (events new to the Calendar, or listing revised information) and Calendar 2 (All Previously Listed Events). Additional information can be found at the website: www.IPMnet.org. New and Revised listings Previously Listed events See also AgNIC's Agricultural Conferences, Meetings, Seminars Calendar





IPMnet Calendar 1. (N)EW, or (R)EVISED entries only



In 1999

(N) 8-10 September 12TH INTERNATIONAL PEST CONTROL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION, Slofok, HUNGARY. Contact: BPCC ྟ Committee, c/o Babolna Bioenvironmental Centre, Szallas u.6, 1107 Budapest, HUNGARY E-mail: babolnab@mail.matav.hu Fax: 36-1-261-1835

In 2000

(N) 09 May 52 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CROP PROTECTION, Coupure Links, Gent, BELGIUM. Contact: P. DeClercq, Dept. of Crop Protection, Univ. of Gent, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM E-mail: Patrick.DeClercq@rug.ac.be Fax: 32-9-264-6239 Phone: 32-9-264-6158

(N) 27 May-01 June 10TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON VIRUS DISEASES OF ORNAMENTAL PLANTS, Annapolis, MD, USA. Contact: J. Hammond, USDA, ARS, USNA, Building 010A, Beltsville, MD 20705-2350, USA E-mail: jhammond@asrr.arsusda.gov Fax: 1-301-504-5096

(N) 08-10 August 53RD NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: A. Rahman, AgResearch, Ruakura ARC, Private Bag 3123, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND Fax: 64-7-838-5073 E-mail: rahmana@agresearch.cri.nz Phone: 64-7-838-5280

(N) 23-25 October 5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OFCHROMOLAENA ODORATA Durban, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: L. Strathie-Korrubel, ARC-PPRI, Private Bag X6006, Hilton 3245, SOUTH AFRICA E-mail: ntlws@natal1.agric.za Fax: 27-331-355-9423 Phone: 27-331-355-9419

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IPMnet Calendar 2 PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Current as of September 1999



1999 30 August-24 September BIOLOGICAL PEST MANAGEMENT SHORT COURSE, Egham and Ascot, UK. Contact: S. Groundwater, CABI Bioscience UK Centre (Egham), Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY, UK E-mail: S.Groundwater@CABI.org Fax: 44-0-1491-829100 Phone: 44-0-1784-470111 06-08 September 2ND EUROPEAN VERTEBRATE PEST MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Braunschweig, GERMANY. Contact: Vertebrate Conference, c/o TU Braunschweig, Postfach 3329, D-38023 Braunschweig, GERMANY E-mail: d.kaehler@tu-bs.de Fax: 49-531-391 Website: www.bba.de/english/events/evpmc/vertebr.htm

08-10 September 12TH INTERNATIONAL PEST CONTROL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION, Slofok, HUNGARY. Contact: BPCC ྟ Committee, c/o Babolna Bioenvironmental Centre, Szallas u.6, 1107 Budapest, HUNGARY E-mail: babolnab@mail.matav.hu Fax: 36-1-261-1835

12-16 September 12TH AUSTRALIAN WEEDS CONFERENCE, Hobart, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Conference Design, PO Box 342, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7006, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-03-6224-3774 E-mail: mail@cdesign.com.au

27-30 September 12TH BIENNIAL AUSTRALASIAN PLANT PATHOLOGY SOCIETY CONFERENCE, "Asia-Pacific Plant Pathology for the New Millennium," Canberra, AUSTRALIA. Contact: L. Morin, CSIRO Entomology, GPO 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-2-6246-4177

27 September-11 October MEXICAN AND LATIN AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGY SOCIETIES JOINT MEETING, Guadalajara, Jal., MEXICO. Contact: V.G. Partida, VERAMAR, Lopez Mateos Nte. 1010-9, Guadalajara, Jal., MEXICO E-mail: veramar@vinet.com.mx Fax: 52-3-642-7982 Phone: 52-3-641-8630 Website: www.cimmyt.mx/events/MexLAPhyto_English.htm

05-08 October MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP ON PLANT VIRUSES WITH FUNGAL VECTORS, Monterey, CA, USA. Contact: J.L. Sherwood, Dept. of Plant Path., Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7274, USA E-mail: sherwood@arches.uga.edu Fax: 1-706-542-1262 Phone: 1-706-542-2571 Website: www.bspp.org.uk/ppigb/meetings/iwgpvfv99.htm

13-16 October 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ECOLOGY OF INVASIVE ALIEN PLANTS, La Maddalena, Sardinia, ITALY. Contact: G. Brundu, Dipartimento di Botanica ed Ecologia Vegetale, Univ. di Sassari, Via F. Muroni 25, 07100 Sassari, ITALY E-mail: gbrundu@box1.tin.it Fax: 39-079-233600 Phone: 39-079-228611

17-20 October EVALUATING INDIRECT ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, IOBC Symposium, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: M. Montes de Oca, IOBC Symposium, Ave. Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier, Cedex 5, FRANCE E-mail: iobc.symp@agropolis.fr Fax: 33-4-6704-7599 Phone: 33-4-6704-7530 Website: www.agropolis.fr/iobc/

17-20 October 8TH LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN WORKSHOP ON WHITEFLIES AND GEMINIVIRUSES, Recife, BRAZIL. Contact: e-mail mosca@ipa.br

24-27 October 2ND PAN PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON PESTICIDE SCIENCE, Honolulu, HI, USA. Contact: J. Coats, Dept. of Entomology, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA 50011, USA E-mail: jcoats@iastate.edu Fax: 1-515-294-9823 Phone: 1-515-294-4776 Website: www.acs.org/meetings/ppc/welcome.htm

25-29 October SPRAY OILS BEYOND 2000: SUSTAINABLE PEST & DISEASE MANAGEMENT, Sydney, AUSTRALIA. Contact: A. Frost, Hawkesbury Technologies, UWS Hawkesbury, PO box 415, Richmond, NSW 2753, AUSTRALIA E-mail: a.frost@uws.edu.au Fax: 61-02-4570-1520 Website: www.hawkesbury.uws.edu.au/events/sprayoils Phone: 61-02-4570-1690

27-29 October IOBC WORKING GROUP, PESTICIDES AND BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS, Versailles, FRANCE. Contact: H. Vogt, BBA, Inst. for Plant Protection in Fruit Crops, Schwabenheimerstr. 101, D-69221 Dossenheim, GERMANY Fax: 49-6221-868-0515 E-mail: heidrun.vogt@urz.uni-heidelberg.de Website: www.bba.de/english/events/iobc_w1/iobc_w1.htm Phone: 49-6221-868-0530

01-04 November ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES AND EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS, San Diego, CA, USA. Contact: MBAO, 144 W. Peace River Dr., Fresno, CA 93711-6953, USA E-mail: gobenauf@agrc.cnchost.com Fax: 1-559-436-0692

05-19 November EXTENSION DEVELOPMENT FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, Cairo, EGYPT. 5th Refresher Course for alumni of the IAC International Course on Plant Protection / IPM from the Middle East and Africa. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, PO Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS E-mail: h.a.i.stoetzer@iac.agro.nl Fax: 31-317-418552 Phone: 31-317-490353

10-12 November IOBC-WPRS WORKING GROUP, USE OF PHEROMONES AND OTHER SEMIOCHEMICALS IN INTEGRATED CONTROL, Hohenheim, GERMANY. Contact: J. Kienzle, Univ. Hohenheim, Institut 360, Otto Sander Str. 5, D-70593 Stuttgart, GERMANY Fax: 49-711-459-2408 E-mail: jkienzle@uni-hohenheim.de

15-18 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1999, WEEDS, 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

22-27 November 17TH ASIAN-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE, "Weeds and Environmental Impact," Bangkok, THAILAND. Contact: S. Chinawong, Dept. of Agronomy, Kasetsart Univ., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10903, THAILAND E-mail: agrsbc@nontri.ku.ac.th Website: aggie.kps.ku.ac.th/APWSS/index.html

07-09 December 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PESTS IN AGRICULTURE, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: Association Nationale de Protection des Plantes (ANPP), 6, Blvd. de la Bastile, F-75012 Paris, FRANCE E-mail: anpp@anpp.asso.fr Fax: 33-1-43-44-2919 Phone: 33-1-43-44-8964 Website: www.anpp.asso.fr

12-16 December ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Atlanta, GA, USA. Contact: Z.B. Mayo, Dept. of Entomology, 202 Plant Industry Bldg., PO Box 830816, Lincoln, NE 68583-0816, USA E-mail: zmayo1@unl.edu Fax: 1-402-472-4687 Phone: 1-402-472-8703

2000 18-20 January JOINT CONGRESSES: SOUTH AFRICAN WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY; SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR CROP PRODUCTION; and SOUTH AFRICAN NEW CROP RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, Bloemfontein, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: J.C. Pretorius, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, SOUTH AFRICA E-mail: seefpret@lanbou.uovs.ac.za Fax: 27-051-401-2217 05-10 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

28 February-02 March 14TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL PLANT RESISTANCE TO INSECTS WORKSHOP, Ft. Collins, CO, USA. Contact: F. Peairs, Dept. of Entomology, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO 80523, USA E-mail: fbpeairs@lamar.colostate.edu Phone: 1-970-491-5945

19 March-01 July INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, PO Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-317-418552 E-mail: iac@iac.agro.nl Website: www.iac-agro.nl Phone: 31-317-490111

09 May 52 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CROP PROTECTION, Coupure Links, Gent, BELGIUM. Contact: P. DeClercq, Dept. of Crop Protection, Univ. of Gent, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM E-mail: Patrick.DeClercq@rug.ac.be Fax: 32-9-264-6239 Phone: 32-9-264-6158

22-27 May 1ST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INDUCED RESISTANCE TO PLANT DISEASES, Corfu, GREECE. Contact: E. Tjamos, Dept. of Plant Path., Agric. Univ. of Athens, Votanikos 118 55, Athens, GREECE E-mail: ect@auadec.aua.gr Fax: 30-1-529-4513 Website: www.ag.auburn.edu/pgpr/isrgreece.html Phone: 30-1-529-4505

27 May-01 June 10TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON VIRUS DISEASES OF ORNAMENTAL PLANTS, Annapolis, MD, USA. Contact: J. Hammond, USDA, ARS, USNA, Building 010A, Beltsville, MD 20705-2350, USA E-mail: jhammond@asrr.arsusda.gov Fax: 1-301-504-5096

03-06 June XXII BRAZILIAN WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Iguassu Falls, PR, BRAZIL. Contact: B.N. Rodrigues; e-mail sbcpd@cnpso.embrapa.br

06-11 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

18-21 June JOINT MEETING, CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY and PACIFIC DIV. OF THE AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Victoria, BC, CANADA. Contact: Conference Mgmt., Div. of Continuing Studies, Univ. of Victoria, PO Box 3030, Victoria, BC V8W 3N6, CANADA E-mail: morourke@uvic.ca Fax: 1-250-721-8774 Website: web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/conf/cps_aps/AbForm.htm Phone: 1-250-721-8704

24-28 June SOCIETY OF NEMATOLOGISTS ANNUAL MEETING, Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA. Contact: G. Belair, Hort. Resch. and Development, 430 Gouin Blvd., Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 3E6, CANADA E-mail: belairg@em.agr.ca Fax: 1-450-346-7740 Website: www.ianr.unl.edu/son/son_quebec2000.html Phone: 1-450-346-4494

23-27 July 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANT PATHOGENIC BACTERIA, Charlottetown, PEI, CANADA. Contact: S.H. De Boer, e-mail: deboers@em.agr.ca Website: www.isn.net/~ppb2000/

08-10 August 53RD NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: A. Rahman, AgResearch, Ruakura ARC, Private Bag 3123, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND Fax: 64-7-838-5073 E-mail: rahmana@agresearch.cri.nz Phone: 64-7-838-5280

12-16 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY-MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOINT MEETING, New Orleans, LA, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: aps@scisoc.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Website: www.scisoc.org

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

10-12 September SCI CONFERENCE, PREDICTING FIELD PERFORMANCE IN CROP PROTECTION, Canterbury, UK. Contact: S. Walter, SCI Conference Dept., 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS, UK E-mail: soniaw@chemind.demon.co.uk Fax: 44-171-235-7743 Website: sci.mond.org/conference/home.html Phone: 44-171-235-3681

18-22 September 5TH EFPP CONGRESS, "Biodiversity In Plant Pathology," Sicily, ITALY. Contact: A. Catara, Inst. di Patologia Vegetale, Univ. of Sicily, Via Valdisavoia 5, 95123 Catania, ITALY Fax: 39-95-361487 Phone: 39-95-351422 Website: www.ipo.dlo.nl/ipowww/efpp/events.htm

22-26 October 7TH ARAB CONGRESS OF PLANT PROTECTION, Amman, JORDAN. Contact: W.A. Gharbieh, Fac. of Agric., Univ. of Jordan, Amman, JORDAN E-mail: sacpp@ju.edu.jo. Fax: 962-6-5355577 Phone: 962-6-5355000

23-25 October 5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OFCHROMOLAENA ODORATA Durban, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: L. Strathie-Korrubel, ARC-PPRI, Private Bag X6006, Hilton 3245, SOUTH AFRICA E-mail: ntlws@natal1.agric.za Fax: 27-331-355-9423 Phone: 27-331-355-9419

Winter (2000) SHORTCOURSE: PEST MANAGEMENT FOR EVERGREEN TREES, Madison, WI, USA. Contact: C.L. Ash, American Phytopathological Society,3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: cash@scisoc.org Fax: 1-651-454-0766 Phone: 1-651-454-7250 Website: www.scisoc.org

2001 July 3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON WHITEFLIES, Norwich, UK. Contact: W.A. Jones, USDA-ARS, 2413 E. Highway 83, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA E-mail: w-jones@pop.tamu.edu Fax: 1-956-969-4888 Phone: 1-956-969-4803 25-29 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETTING, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: aps@scisoc.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Website: www.scisoc.org

2002

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