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February 2001, Issue no. 86
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Australia Boosts Funding for Weed Management Clearly, Australia is serious about weed management and is putting up the funding to prove it. The country's government recently announced A million funding for four Cooperative Research Centers (CRCs), including the new CRC for Australian Weed Management (CRCAWM), previously known as the CRC for Weed Management Systems. The monetary support is to commence in July this year and continue through 2008.

The government's announcement of the awards noted that "Weeds are amongst the most serious threats facing Australia's primary production and biodiversity with costs estimated at more than A.2 billion per year for grain cropping and probably at least twice that for the rest of agriculture." The CRCAWM will be working to reduce the risks to the environment, agriculture, and rural sectors all across Australia from currently established weed species as well as an increasing number of newly invading weeds.

CRCAWM is designed to attack the challenge in three ways:

Reduce the influx of new weeds and more effectively manage weed incursions already established in the country. Devise innovative methods and strategies to integrate weed management that reduces costs and improves agricultural sustainability. Protect the integrity of Australia's landscapes and natural ecosystems through use of multi-disciplinary approaches. The predecessor CRC for Weed Management Systems began operating in 1995 as a joint venture of the CSIRO, NSW Agriculture, and the Univ. of Adelaide, bolstered by a group of supporting partners. The number of players expanded as the new CRCAWM is cited as now having bases in virtually every state and territory of Australia. The CRC program concept originated in 1990 as a mechanism to strengthen collaborative links between industry, research organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Besides CRCAWM and its weed research oriented activities, a variety of other regional and local entities in Australia annually collaborate to conduct a national Weed Buster Week (with internationally prominent spokesplant "Woody Weed") to help heighten public awareness of the threats weeds pose to agriculture and the environment.

*> R. Roush, CRCAWM, Waite Institute, Univ. of Adelaide, PMB 1, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, AUSTRALIA. Fax: 61-08-8303-7125. E-mail: crcweeds@waite.adelaide.edu.au. Phone: 61-08-8303-6590. Web: www.waite.adelaide.edu.au/CRCWMS.

IPM for Asian Vegetables Staff scientists at the Taiwan-based Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC) are "developing pest-control technologies that emphasize biological, cultural, and mechanical control to minimize the use of chemical pesticides," according to Center's recently issued 1999 ANNUAL REPORT. One of AVRDC's key projects focuses on "Integrated insect and disease management (IPM) for environmentally-friendly production of safe vegetables." Research activities within this program are investigating: use of Solanum viarum as a possible trap crop to control Helicoverpa armigera (Asiatic tomato fruitworm); the effect of barrier nets to help control Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth) on cabbage; grafting cherry tomato onto eggplant rootstock to control soil-borne diseases; and, several other related integrated strategies.

"Harmonious integration" of these innovative approaches, the report notes, is the keystone of AVRDC's IPM research. Surprisingly, however, pest management was not among the proposed activities of the Regional Network for Vegetable Research and Development to be jointly conducted by AVRDC and the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations. *> AVRDC, PO box 42 Shanhua, Tainan 741, TAIWAN. E-mail: avrdcbox@netra.avrdc.org.tw. Fax: 886-6-583-0009. Web: www.avrdc.org.tw.

GLOBAL IPM NOTES The U.S. and Mexico are cooperating on use of biocontrol agents to control severe infestations of the aquatic weed Eichhornia crassipes (water-hyacinth) found in 60 irrigation districts of Mexico's Sinaloa state. *> T.D. Center, TCenter@saa.ars.usda.gov.

During the last decade scientists working in Cambodia developed a technique for determining which pests had the greatest impact on crop yields over the largest area, and then used the resulting information to prioritize IPM research. *> G.C. Jahn, G.Jahn@cgiar.org.

Research in Argentina found that Penthobruchus germaini (Parkinsonia seed beetle) shows promise as a biocontrol for limiting the spread of the highly invasive Parkinsonia aculeata (Jerusalem Thorn tree). *> J. Briano, JaBriano@mail.retina.ar.

In an effort to battle the devastating pathogen Crinipellis perniciosa, responsible for "witch's broom" disease in Theobroma cacao (cacao or cocoa), Brazilian scientists are using biochemical and molecular markers to map the genome of both the crop and fungal pathogen.
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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 Keeping Sprayers "Tuned" Pays Off Along with a variety of biological and cultural control tactics for managing crop pests, growers especially in commercial agriculture continue to apply pesticides, albeit in significantly reduced amounts. Most of these insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc. are applied as liquids using a powered sprayer, usually engine powered, or manually powered in the case of a knapsack-style, hand-pumped unit. Many spraying devices today are technologically advanced, precise, and efficient. However, they are machines and as such sustain wear, abuse from travel over uneven ground, and deterioration from weather and use of chemical materials. Frequently monitoring performance and keeping sprayers adjusted, or "tuned-up," is basic for avoiding improper application that may cause increased environmental hazards, or lead to economic loss as well as escaped pests.

In the U.S. state of Oregon, a team of extension specialists conducted a series of on-farm sprayer tune-up clinics and found that out of 44 sprayers surveyed, 38 (86 percent) needed at least one, or more, repairs or adjustments. The most common problem was worn nozzles; 28 machines required nozzle replacement. Next, 12 sprayers were found to have dripping or missing check valves, boom height too low or uneven (9), excessive pressure (8), unequal nozzle spacing or mismatched nozzles (6), end nozzles spraying the boom wheel because the boom had rotated slightly (5), faulty speedometer (5), nozzles at different heights on the boom (2), pressure variation on different sections of the boom (2), and one kinked hose that reduced flow, but not pressure.

The specialists engaged in constructive dialog with the sprayer owners. The objective: provide assistance to rectify any problem, not create an attitude of defensiveness or resentment. The affirmative approach was well received by all participating growers.

Each tune-up session began with a complete sprayer overview to verify nozzle type, size, spacing, and orientation on the boom, as well as the condition of hoses, fittings, and clamps. The presence or absence of nozzle screens was duly noted, and height above ground was measured at several points along the spray boom when in operating position.

Next, the team conducted a field test to determine elapsed time for the sprayer to travel a preset distance at its normal operating speed. Then, while stationary: the sprayer was filled with water only and pressurized to check its entire system for leaks; the unit then was operated at the same engine speed, and for the same time span as the field test run, and at the pressure of normal field applications, while discharge was collected individually from each nozzle.

The final sprayer tune-up step involved verifying the pattern and emerging volume of each nozzle by spraying onto a device that collects and measures the output from each nozzle and dramatically reveals whether all nozzles are discharging uniform volumes of spray. Any nozzle varying by 10 percent or more from the average discharge was judged to need replacement.

A simple formula involving distance, time, and volume sprayed was used to determine the sprayer's performance. The team found that nearly 7 percent of the total area sprayed by the 44 units had been receiving at least a 10 percent over-application of pesticides, and that another 6 percent of the sprayed area had received at least 10 percent less than the intended application rate.

Through calculating the actual costs of pesticide, the team was able to demonstrate the unnecessary costs growers spent each year on excess application. Extrapolating further, the entire group of 44 sprayers was estimated to have been wasting over US,000 per year on excess pesticide. The costs incurred by sprayers that under-applied on, or skipped portions of, the targeted area were not calculated, nor were the environmental impacts of over-application. *> M.D. Shenk, IPPC, 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. E-mail: ShenkM@bcc.orst.edu. Fax: 1-541-737-3080.

excerpted with thanks from: "Sprayer Tune-Ups Pay Off," Shenk, M.D., et al, AGRICHEM. AND ENVIRON. NEWS, No. 161, September 1999. PUBLICATIONS AUTHORS, EDITORS, AND PUBLISHERS IPMnet NEWS welcomes mentioning any publication, or CD, focused on, or related to, IPM. To assure coverage, please send a review copy of the publication, with full information to:

IPMnet NEWS, c/o Integrated Plant Protection Center 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-2915, USA



VEGETABLE BRASSICAS GUIDE The latest title in a colorful, graphically informative series of laminated, field-ready, publications from Australian agencies is the 2000, pocket-sized FIELD GUIDE TO PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS OF VEGETABLE BRASSICAS. Clear full color photos, descriptions, and a size scale are included for each key pest and beneficial insect covered. Closeups show the impact of diseases and environmental/chemical-caused disorders. The cooperatively produced, 85-page Guide presents a wide range of useful reference information in a handy wirebound, lay-flat format. *> Crop Health Services Bookstore, Agric. Victoria, Private Bag 15, Scoresby Business Centre, VIC 3176, AUSTRALIA. Fax: 61-3-9887-3166. Phone: 61-3-9210-9356. NEW TITLES FROM APS PRESS Filamentous fungi from the genus Colletotrichum and its telemorph Glomerella are considered major plant pathogens worldwide. Focused research on a variety of related elements presented at a 1998 international workshop forms the basis for a 2000 work, COLLETOTRICHUM HOST SPECIFICITY, PATHOLOGY, AND HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTION. Editors D. Prusky, et al have distilled a variety of topics, ranging from systematics through biocontrol, into 23 chapters and 393 pages that constitute a relevant and definitive softbound reference.

Papers presented at another international session convened in 1999 form the mass of a 2001 work that addresses DELIVERY AND PERCEPTION OF PATHOGEN SIGNALS IN PLANTS. The topic has moved to the forefront as scientists struggle to understand the process whereby a plant recognizes a signal from a pathogen (or other pest organism) that then elicits a resistance mechanism. N.T. Keen, et al have edited these cutting-edge presentations into an effective 26-chapter, monograph. The multi-dimensional, hardbound work spans 268 pages.

A set of eight, double-sided, laminated MYCOLOGY REFERENCE CARDS prepared by R.K. Noyd stands as a helpful teaching tool and study aid. The durable 21.6x27.9 cm. (8x10 in.) cards define over 220 mycology terms and include extensive graphics. The set covers: 10 phyla, 7 classes, 69 orders, and 28 families and includes illustrated classification maps of 10 major fungi along with a list of key features. *> APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA. E-mail: APS@scisoc.org. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. Phone; 1-651-454-7250. Web: www.scisoc.org. BEETLES IN AMERICA A year 2000 addition to taxonomic entomology covers more species of North American beetles than any previous publication. AMERICAN BEETLES, Vol. 1, edited by R.H. Arnett, Jr., and M.C. Thomas, uses its 443 pages to describe in text and illustration including 16 full color plates 22 families. The softbound work presents dichotomous keys to aid in the identification process. *> C. Spence, CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431-9868, USA. E-mail: CSpence@crcpress.com>. Fax: 1-800-643-9428. Phone: 1-561-994-0555. Web: www.crcpress.com. PUBLICATION & CD NOTES PEST MANAGEMENT PERCEPTIONS A Ph.D. thesis published in 2000, EVALUATING FARMERS' KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES: A CASE STUDY OF PEST MANAGEMENT BY FRUIT FARMERS IN THE MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM, while focusing on the topic, also offers chapters dealing with traditional practices of biological control in citrus and sapodilla by using predatory ants. Additional information reviews the potential of manipulating both annual and perennial components of the ecosystem to improve pest management. *> P. Van Mele, CABI Bioscience UK Centre, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey TW20 9TY, UK. E-mail: P.Vanmele@cabi.org. Fax: 44-0-1491-829100. Phone: 44-0-1491-829004.

EXPERT SYSTEM AUTHORING PROGRAM Using the expert system approach, a CD-based authoring system provides a mechanism to create databases in an identification system. With the XID Authoring System, even users inexperienced with the subject matter in the database such as a list of species or items can correctly identify or select individual species/items based on the incorporated deductive reasoning process. The system allows authors to build a database containing descriptions and a set of literature references. Each database includes a menu structure that defines how the data is organized and accessed. Constructed databases are said to be easily edited. *> XID Services, PO Box 272, Pullman, WA 99163, USA. E-mail: ROld@xidservices.com. Fax: 1-509-332-2989.

FREE CATALOG OFFERED A U.S. supplier of IPM and biological pest management materials offers an updated catalog that combines "how-to" procedures with product promotion. Copies of the softbound, 56-page, 2001 GREEN METHODS CATALOG, are free. *> M. Cherim, The Green Spot Ltd., 93 Priest Rd., Nottingham, NH 03290-6204, USA. E-mail: info@GreenMethods.com. Fax: 1-603-942-8932. Phone: 1-603-942-8925.

NEWS OF CROP PROTECTION Market Scope Europe publishes CROP PROTECTION MONTHLY, a newsletter covering crop protection products, processes, activities, and organizations. *> B.R. Hicks, CPM, 6 Torcross Grove, Calcot, Reading, Berks RG31 7AT, UK. E-mail: BRHicks333@aol.com. Fax: 44-0-118-942-0014. OTHER RESOURCES DISEASES OF VEGETABLE CROPS Access to a wide selection of vegetable disease fact sheets and enlargeable color photos are among the outstanding features of a new website authored by the Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell Univ. (New York, USA). This free information source, found at: vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu, is neatly organized and easily used to help answer questions about diseases attacking vegetables. Not only is information presented for numerous specific crops, a range of links leads to other useful sites and additional material; there is also, a unique "On-line Glossary of Technical Terms in Plant Pathology" that, besides definitions, includes visual (photos and drawings) and aural assistance. *> T.A. Zitter, TAZ1@cornell.edu. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT: A NEW SITE The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management has established a new website wildlifedamage.unl.edu as a U.S. national clearinghouse of vertebrate IPM information. The effort, a result of collaboration among several U.S. educational institutions, features the PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE handbook, plus full text proceedings of recent wildlife damage control conferences, a listing of wildlife control product and service vendors, keys to wildlife-caused damage, and extensive links. *> D. Virchow, Room 306 B, Biochem Bldg., Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0759, USA. E-mail: DVirchow1@unl.edu. Phone: 1-402-472-8961.

AFROTROPICAL INSECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Collaboration between the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Kenya and the U.S. Smithsonian Institute produced AFROTROPICAL ENTOMOLOGY: A PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SYSTEMATICS AND ECOLOGY, a database with over 7,500 citations on the systematics, distribution, and ecology of insects (and related arthropods) of Africa south of the Sahara (plus Madagascar and other islands). Web: www.icipe.org/icipedata/biodiversity/Africasearch.cfm. S. Miller, SMiller@icipe.org.

IPM FOR GREENHOUSE GROWING As part of a multi-faceted IPM program, Michigan State Univ. (USA) has launched GREENHOUSE ALERT, a periodic on-line newsletter focused on "cultural practices and pest management advice for growing greenhouse bedding plants." The graphically pleasing site (or e-mailed newsletter) at: www.msue.msu.edu/ipm/greenhouseAlert.htm includes extension and diagnostic services information that, while oriented toward the State of Michigan bedding plant industry's needs, has far broader utilization. *> J.N. Landis, LandisJ@msu.edu.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES VEGETABLE IPM/ENTOMOLOGIST, Painter, VA, USA. * Develop a biologically-based IPM strategies research and extension program for managing insect populations on commercially grown vegetable crops. Requires Ph.D. in entomology and appropriate experience. Contact: H.E. Hohlt, ESAREC, Virginia Tech., 33446 Research Dr., Painter, VA 23420-2827, USA. E-mail: Hohlt@vt.edu. Phone: 1-757-414-0724, ext. 15.
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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM

III. RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS categories and topics related to IPM. IPMnet NEWS will gladly provide the postal address for any first author mentioned in the titles that follow. E-mail requests to: IPMnet@bcc.orst.edu. This Month's SELECTED TITLES (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories). General "Biodiversidad como Fundamento en la Exclusion y Manejo de Plagas," Bustamente, E., et al. MAN. INTEG. DE PLAGAS, 56, 6-21, Junio 2000.

"Effects of Some Agricultural Tank-mix Adjuvants on the Deposition Efficiency of Aqueous Sprays on Foliage," Holloway, P.J., et al. CROP PROT., 19(1), 27-37, February 2000.

Biocontrol

"Effect of Organic Manures on Some Predators in the Rice Ecosystem," Ragini, J.C., et al. IRRN, 24(3), 15, December 1999.

"Mass Releases of Trichogramma Wasps Can Reduce Damage from Codling Moth," Mills, N., et al. CALIF. AGRIC., 54(6), 22-25, November-December 2000.

Phytopathology

"Influences of Cropping Practices on Verticillium dahliae Populations in Commercial Processing Tomato Fields in Ontario," Harrington, M.A., and K.E. Dobinson. PHYTOPATH., 90(9), 1011-1017, September 2000.

Weed Management "Rice Allelopathic Potential and its Modes of Action on Barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli)," Lin, W.X., et al. ALLEL. JRNL., 7(2), 215-224, July 2000. "Using Noxious Weed Lists to Prioritize Targets for Developing Weed Management Strategies," Skinner, K., et al. WEED SCI., 48(5), 640-644, 2000.

Entomology "Effect of Specific and Generic Sex Attractant Blends on Pheromone Trap Captures of Four Leafroller Species in Mid-Atlantic Apple Orchards," Gronning, E.K., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 93(1), 157-164, February 2000. "Practicas Agricolas para el Manejo de Bemisia tabaci," Hilje, L. MAN. INTEG. DE PLAGAS, 56, 22-30, Junio 2000.

"Predicted Buffer Zones to Protect Temporary Pond Invertebrates from Ground-based Insecticide Applications Against Desert Locusts," Lahr, J., et al. CROP PROT., 19(7), 489-500, August 2000.

Nematology "Effect of Field Establishment Methods on Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) Infection and Growth of Sesbania sesban in Western Kenya," Desaeger, J., and M.R. Rao. CROP PROT., 20(1), 31-41, February 2001. "Susceptibility of Some Cereal Crops to Cyst Nematode Heterodera sacchari in West Africa," Coyne, D.L., and R.A. Plowright. IRRN, 24(3), 17, December 1999.

Vertebrates "Efficacy of Border Collies to Control Nuisance Canada Geese," Castelli, P.M., and S.E. Sleggs. WILDLF. SOC. BULL., 28(2), 385-392, Summer 2000.
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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. IPMnet MASTER CALENDAR a global listng of forthcoming IPM-related events (conferences, symposia, workshops, training courses, etc.) for 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 NOTES: The IPMnet MASTER CALENDAR is e-mailed to all current IPMnet e-mail subscribers just once (or twice) annually. It is kept current and may be freely requested any time from IPMnet IPMnet@bcc.orst.edu. It can also be found on the IPMnet this website.

Information in the IPMnet MASTER CALENDAR was supplied by, and collected from, a variety of sources; IPMnet expresses its appreciation to all for their generous cooperation.

Please send information about future events or revisions to: IPMnet NEWS at IPMnet@bcc.orst.edu or, IPMnet NEWS, c/o Integrated Plant Protection Center 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State Univ. Corvallis, OR 97331-2915, USA. Fax: 1-541-737-3080. New and Revised listings Previously Listed events See also AgNIC's Agricultural Conferences, Meetings, Seminars Calendar





IPMnet MASTER CALENDAR (N)EW, or (R)EVISED entries only



In 2001

(N) 09-15 June NATO ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP, "Enhancing Biocontrol Agents and Handling Risks," Florence, ITALY. Contact: M. Vurro, itmpmv01@area.area.ba.cnr.it.

(N) 10-14 July 10TH CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MOLECULAR PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS, Madison, WI, USA. Contact: 10th IS-MPMI Congress, UW-Extension Conf. Centers, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706, USA E-mail: sal@plantpath.wisc.edu Web: www.plantpath.wisc.edu/mpmi

(R) July CANCELED * 3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON WHITEFLIES, Norwich, UK. Contact: W.A. Jones, USDA-ARS, 2413 E. Highway 83, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA Fax: 1-956-969-4888 E-mail: WJones@weslaco.ars.usda.gov Phone: 1-956-969-4803

(N) 14-16 August NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: A. Rahman, AgResearch, Private Bag 3123, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND Fax: 64-7-838-5073 E-mail: Anis.Rahman@agresearch.co.nz Phone: 64-7-838-5280 Website: www.hortnet.co.nz/nzpps/

(N) 25-30 August 34TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, Noordwijkerhout, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: J. Vlak, Dept. of Virology, Agric. Univ., Binnenhaven 11, Wageningen 6709 PD, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-31-748-4820 E-mail: Just.Vlak@viro.dpw.wau.nl Phone: 31-31-748-3090 Website: www.sipweb.org

(N) 10-12 September ROYAL ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC. ANNUAL MEETING, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Contact: A.J. Mordue, A.J.Mordue@abdn.ac.uk

(N) 25-27 October ASSOCIATION OF NATURAL BIO-CONTROL PRODUCERS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Washington, DC, USA. Contact: ANBP, 10202 Cowan Hts. Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705, USA Web: www.anbp.org E-mail: execdir@anbp.org Fax/Phone: 1-714-544-8295

In 2002

(N) 12-13 September ROYAL ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC. ANNUAL MEETING, Cardiff, UK. Contact: H. Jones, Jonesth@cardiff.ac.uk

(R) 17-21 November New information * ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA E-mail: meet@entsoc.org Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Phone: 1-301-731-4535 Website: www.entsoc.org

(N) No date set 35TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, Iguassu Falls, BRAZIL. Contact: F. Moscardi, Moscardi@cnpso.embrapa.br

In 2003

no new or revised entries. In 2004 no new or revised entries.



IPMnet MASTER CALENDAR PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries for 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Current as of February 2001



2001 11-15 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Greensboro, NC, USA. Contact: WSSA, J. Breithaupt, PO Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA E-mail: jbreith@allenpress.com Fax: 1-913-843-1274 Phone: 1-913-843-1235 28 February-03 March EUROPEAN WHITEFLY SYMPOSIUM, Ragusa, Sicily, ITALY. Contact: EWSN Office, JIC, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK E-mail: network.ewsn@bbsrc.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1603-456844 Phone: 44-0-1603-452571 Website: www.jic.bbsrc.ac.uk/hosting/ewsn

25 February-02 March GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON PLANT HERBIVORE INTERACTIONS, Ventura, CA, USA. Contact: J. Schultz, Dept. of Entomology, Penn. State Univ., Univ. Park, PA 16802, USA E-mail: UJQ@psu.edu

05-08 March 2ND AUSTRALASIAN SOILBORNE DISEASE SYMPOSIUM, Lorne, VIC, AUSTRALIA. Contact: The Conference Organisers Pty. Ltd., PO Box 1127, Sandringham, VIC 3191, AUSTRALIA E-mail: conforg@ozemail.com.au Fax: 61-3-952-18889 Phone: 61-3-952-18881

13-15 March GIANT SALVINIA CONFERENCE, Houston, TX, USA. Contact: B. Pitman, FWS-ANS, PO Box 1306, Rm 3118, Albuquerque, NM 87103-1306, USA E-mail: Bob_Pitman@fws.gov Phone: 1-505-248-6471 Website: www.giantsalvinia.org

15-16 March FIRST INTERNATIONAL KNAPWEED SYMPOSIUM OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA. Contact: L. Wilson, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA E-mail: LWilson@uidaho.edu Phone: 1-208-885-9489 Web: www.sidney.ars.usda.gov/knapweed/

18 March-30 June INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, PO Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-317-495395 E-mail: iac@iac.agro.nl Phone: 31-317-495353 Web: www.iac-agro.nl

21-23 March 2001 AN INTERNATIONAL WEED ODYSSEY, An International Invasive Exotic Species Conference, Athens, GA, USA. Contact: C. McCormick, Inst. of Ecol., Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA E-mail: cheryl@arches.uga.edu Fax: 1-706-542-4819 Phone: 1-706-542-2968 Web: www.ecology.uga.edu/

11 April-17 May FAO/IAEA INTER-REGIONAL TRAINING COURSE, "The Use of the Sterile Insect and Related Techniques for the Integrated Area-wide Management of Insect Pests," Gainesville, FL, USA. (See details in "Other Resources" section.) Contact: A. Kellner, PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, AUSTRIA E-mail: A.Kellner@iaea.org Fax: 43-1-26007

08 May 53RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CROP PROTECTION, Coupure Links, Ghent, BELGIUM. Contact: P. DeClercq, Dept. of Crop Protection, Univ. of Ghent, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Ghent, BELGIUM E-mail: Patrick.DeClercq@rug.ac.be Fax: 32-9-264-6239 Phone: 32-9-264-6158

12-15 May 6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECOPARASITES OF PESTS, Ballina, IRELAND. Contact: M. Murphy, Biological Laboratories Europe Ltd., Carrentrila, Ballina, Co. Mayo, IRELAND E-mail: ballina@biolabs.iol.ie Phone: 353-096-70355

14-18 May NORTH AMERICAN FOREST INSECT WORK CONFERENCE, "Boreal Odyssey," Edmonton, AL, CANADA. Contact: J.R. Spence, Biol. Sci., Univ. of Alberta, 114 St.-89 Ave., Edmonton, AL T6G 2M7, CANADA E-mail: John.Spence@ualberta.ca Phone: 1-780-492-3003 Web: nofc.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/nafiwc/

14-18 May 13TH INTL. REINHARDSBRUNN SYMPOSIUM, "MODERN FUNGICIDES AND ANTIFUNGAL COMPOUNDS," Friedrichroda, GERMANY. Contact: H-W. Dehne, Inst. for Plant Diseases, Univ. of Bonn, Nussallee 9, D-53115 Bonn, GERMANY E-mail: Reinhardsbrunn@uni-bonn.de Fax: 49-228-739627 Phone: 49-228-732-444 Web: www.uni-bonn.de/pk/reinhardsbrunn/

15 May-30 June INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PLANT PATHOLOGY INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM (on-line). Contact: T.M. Stewart, Massey Univ., Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND. E-mail: T.Stewart@massey.ac.nz. Fax: 64-06-350-5639. Phone: 64-06-350-6236. Web: www.ISPP-ITsymposium.org.nz/.

20-24 May 15TH NEMATOLOGICAL CONGRESS, "Integrated Nematode Control in the New Millennium," Skukuza, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: M. Daneel, ARC-ITSC, Private Bag X11208, Nelspruit 1200, SOUTH AFRICA E-mail: mieke@itsc.agric.za Fax: 27-13-752-3854 Phone: 27-13-753-2071 Web: www.agnic.org/mtg/2001/15nc.html

28 May-02 June 18TH ASIA-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE CONFERENCE, Beijing, CHINA. Contact: C. Zhang, APWSC, Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS, No. 2 West Yuanmingyuan Rd., Beijing 100094, CHINA. E-mail: CXZhang@public east.cn.net. Phone: 86-10-6281-5908. Web: www.wssc.org.cn.

01-06 June INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, as part of the Pacific Science Intercongress, Guam, USA. Contact: R. Muniappan RMuni@uog9.uog.edu

03-07 June 7TH SYMPOSIUM OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL (VII Siconbiol), Po!os de Caldas, MG, BRAZIL. Contact: e-mail siconbio@ufla.br Website: www2.ufla.br/~siconbio

04-08 June PESTS AND VECTORS MANAGEMENT FOR FOOD SECURITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN AFRICA: CHALLENGES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, joint meeting of African Association of Insect Scientists and Crop Protection Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA. Contact: AAIS, AAIS@icipe.org

04-08 June 7TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PARASITIC WEEDS, Nantes, FRANCE. Contact: P. Thalouarn, Groupe de Phys. et Path. Veg., Univ. de Nantes, 2 rue de la Houssiniere, 44300 Nantes, FRANCE E-mail: Patrick.Thalouarn@svt.univ-nantes.fr Fax: 33-02-511-25612 Phone: 33-02-511-25619 Web: www.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/scnat/biologie/GPPV.web/congres.html

09-15 June NATO ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP, "Enhancing Biocontrol Agents and Handling Risks," Florence, ITALY. Contact: M. Vurro, itmpmv01@area.area.ba.cnr.it.

10-14 June 4TH INTERNATIONAL NEMATOLOGY SYMPOSIUM IN RUSSIA, Moscow, RUSSIA. Contact: A. Ryss, Zool. Inst. RAS, Universitskaya emb. 1, St. Petersburg 199034, RUSSIA Fax: 7-812-323-6955 E-mail: AlexRyss@AR4280.spb.edu Phone: 7-812-328-0611 Web: www.ianr.unl.edu/son/nsf01inf.html

11-15 June IV INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR ON PLANT PROTECTION, Varadero, CUBA. Concurrent meetings include:

- XI Latin American Workshop on White fly-Geminivirus: - 33rd Annual meeting of the Nematologist Organization of the American Tropics (ONTA); - 41st Annual Meeting of the Phytopathologist Society-Caribbean Division (APS-DC); - VII International Pest Ants Symposium; and, - II Latinamerican Congress of Neotropical Region Section of the International Organization of Biological Control. Contact: I.S. Ramirez, CP 11600, Playa, Ciudad de la Habana, CUBA E-mail: inisav@ceniai.inf.cu FAX: 537-24-0535 July AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Contact: R. Gunkel Gunkelr@wes.army.mil

02-05 July 13th ENTOMOLOGICAL CONGRESS (SOUTH AFRICA), Pietermaritzburgh, KwaZulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: D.J. Brothers, Brothers@nu.ac.za Phone: 27-0-33-260-5106

08-12 July SCLEROTINIA 2001: 11TH INTERNATIONAL SCLEROTINIA WORKSHOP, York, UK. Contact: N. Hardwick, Central Science Lab., Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ, UK Fax: 44-0-1904-462111 E-mail: nigel.hardwick@csl.gov.uk

10-14 July 10TH CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MOLECULAR PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS, Madison, WI, USA. Contact: 10th IS-MPMI Congress, UW-Extension Conf. Centers, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706, USA E-mail: sal@plantpath.wisc.edu Web: www.plantpath.wisc.edu/mpmi

02-05 August SYMPOSIUM ON THE PRACTICE OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL: IMPORTATION AND MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL ENEMIES IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM, Bozeman, Montana, USA. Contact: T. Kring, Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA E-mail: tkring@comp.uark.edu Phone: 1-501-575-3186

13-17 August 6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ADJUVANTS FOR AGROCHEMICALS, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: H. de Ruiter, ISAA 2001 Foundation, PO Box 83, NL-6870 AA Renkum, THE NETHERLANDS E-mail: h.deruiter@isaa2001.com Fax: 31-317-350-812 Web: www.isaa2001.com

14-16 August NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: A. Rahman, AgResearch, Private Bag 3123, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND Fax: 64-7-838-5073 E-mail: Anis.Rahman@agresearch.co.nz Phone: 64-7-838-5280 Website: www.hortnet.co.nz/nzpps/

14-17 August 4TH ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON ENTOMOLOGY, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA. Contact: I.A. Ghani, School of Env. & Nat. Res. Sci., Fac. of Sci./Tech., Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA E-mail: IdrisGh@ukm.my Web: www.mapps.org.my/mapps/APCE.html

19-22 August INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORTHOPTEROID INSECTS, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: Le Corum, Service Congress, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, BP 2200, 34027 Montpellier Cedex 1, FRANCE E-mail: gestion@corum-montpellier.com Fax: 33-(0)4-67-61-6684 Phone: 33-(0)4-67-61-6761 Web: os2001.cirad.fr

25-29 August SOCIETY OF NEMATOLOGISTS ANNUAL MEETING, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Contact: A.P. Nyczepir, USDA-ARS, 21 Dunbar Rd., Byron, GA 31008, USA E-mail: anyczepir@byronresearch.net Fax: 1-912-956-2929 Phone: 1-912-956-6438

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

25-30 August 34TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, Noordwijkerhout, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: J. Vlak, Dept. of Virology, Agric. Univ., Binnenhaven 11, Wageningen 6709 PD, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-31-748-4820 E-mail: Just.Vlak@viro.dpw.wau.nl Phone: 31-31-748-3090 Website: www.sipweb.org

02-06 September 3RD EUROPEAN VERTEBRATE PEST MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Kibbutz Ma'ale Hachamisha, ISRAEL. Contact: Ortra Ltd, PO Box 9352, Tel Aviv 61092, ISRAEL E-mail: vert@ortra.co.il Fax: 972-3-638-4455

06-07 September 3RD ASIA PACIFIC CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE, New Delhi, INDIA. Contact: P.P. Dave, PMFAI, B-4, Anand Co-op Housing Soc., Sitladevi Temple Rd., Mahim (W), Mumbai 400-016, INDIA E-mail: PMFAI@bom4.vsnl.net.in Phone: 91-11-6960338 Web: www.pmfai.org

09-14 September 3RD EUROPEAN VERTEBRATE PEST MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Kibbutz Ma'ale Hachamisha, ISRAEL. Contact: Ortra Ltd., PO Box 9352, Tel Aviv 61092, ISRAEL E-mail: vert@ortra.co.il Fax: 972-3-683-4455 Phone: 972-3-683-4444 Website: ortra.com/vertebrate/

10-12 September ROYAL ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC. ANNUAL MEETING, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Contact: A.J. Mordue, A.J.Mordue@abdn.ac.uk

11-14 September DYNAMICS OF FOREST INSECT POPULATIONS (IUFRO, Div. 7), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Joint mtg. with Royal Entom. Soc. Contact: A.D. Watt, Banchory Resch. Stn., Hill of Brathens, Glassel Banchory AB31 4BY, UK E-mail: ADW@ite.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1330-823303 Phone: 44-0-1330-826344 Web: iufro.boku.ac.at/iufro/iufronet/d7/wu70307/aberdeen_firstannounce.htm

12-15 September 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF ALIEN PLANT INVASIONS (EMAPi) 2001, Leicestershire, UK. Contact: L.E. Child, Centre for Environmental Studies, Loughborough Univ., Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK E-mail: L.E.Child@lboro.ac.uk Phone: 44-(0)1-509-222558

18-21 September 3RD MEETING, IOBC/WRPS WORKING GROUP "INTEGRATED PLANT PROTECTION IN ORCHARDS," Dundee, Scotland, UK. Contact: S.C. Gordon, SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, Scotland DD2 5DA, UK E-mail: SC.Gordon@scri.sari.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1382-562426 Phone: 44-0-1382-562731 Web: www.scri.sari.ac.uk/assoc/IOBC2001/

23-26 September RESISTANCE 2001: MEETING THE CHALLENGE, Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts, UK. Will review the latest research on the origins, nature, development, and prevention of resistance to insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides. Contact: Resistance 2001 Secretariat, IACR-Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ, UK E-mail: res.2001@bbsrc.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1582-760981 Web: www.iacr.bbsrc.ac.uk/iacr/tmeeting.html Phone: 44-0-1582-763133

24-27 September 13TH BIENNIAL AUSTRALASIAN PLANT PATHOLOGY SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Cairns, AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Denyer, Center for Trop. Agric., PO Box 1054, Mareeba, QLD 4880, AUSTRALIA E-mail: denyers@dpi.qld.gov.au Fax: 61-7-4092-3593

08-12 October 9TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FIRE BLIGHT, Napier, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: C.N. Hale, HortResearch, Private Bag 92169, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND E-mail: CHales@hort.cri.nz Fax: 64-9-815-4207 Phone: 64-9-815-4200 Website: www.hort.cri.nz/confer/fireblight2001.htm

21-24 October JOINT ANNUAL MEETING, ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETIES OF CANADA and ONTARIO, Niagara Falls, ON, CANADA. Contact: C.S. Dupree, Dept. of Environ. Biol., Univ. of Guelph, Guild, ON N1G 2W1, CANADA E-mail: CSDupree@evbhort.uoguelph.ca Phone: 1-519-824-4120

25-27 October ASSOCIATION OF NATURAL BIO-CONTROL PRODUCERS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Washington, DC, USA. Contact: ANBP, 10202 Cowan Hts. Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705, USA Web: www.anbp.org E-mail: execdir@anbp.org Fax/Phone: 1-714-544-8295

November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2001, 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 Website: www.BCPC.org

06-09 November INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF PESTICIDES AND INTEGRATED PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Kathmandu, NEPAL. Contact: A. Herrmann, K-IPM Conf., Inst. of Geog. and Geoecol., Tech. Univ. Braunschweig, Langer Kamp 19c, D-38106 Braunschweig, GERMANY E-mail: ipmktm@tu-bs.de Fax: 49-531-391-8170 Web: www.tu-bs.de/institute/igg/physhyd/conference.html

12 November THE WORLD'S WORST WEEDS, Brighton, UK. One day symposium preceding WEEDS 2001 BCPC Conference; ... and ....

13-14 November PESTICIDE BEHAVIOR IN SOILS AND WATER, Brighton, UK. Research symposium in conjunction with WEEDS 2001 BCPC Conference. Contact: The Event Organization, 8 Cotswold Mews, Battersea Sq., London SWll 3RA, UK E-mail: eventorg@event-org.com Fax: 44-171-924-1790 Website: www.BCPC.org

26-29 November 4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DIAMONDBACK MOTH AND OTHER CRUCIFER PESTS, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. Contact: F. Campbell, Conference Management, Univ. of Melbourne, VIC 3010, AUSTRALIA E-mail: fionacam@unimelb.edu.au Fax: 61-3-8344-6122. Web: www.studentadmin.unimelb.edu.au/moth/

03-09 December 2ND AFRICAN ACAROLOGY SYMPOSIUM, Nairobi, KENYA. Theme: "Novel Approaches to Tick and Mite Management in the New Millennium." Contact: M. Knapp, ICIPE, P.O. Box 30772, Nairobi, KENYA E-mail: MKnapp@icipe.org Fax: 254-2-860110

09-13 December ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, San Diego, CA, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA E-mail: esa@entsoc.org Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Website: www.entsoc.org Phone: 1-301-731-4535

2002 10-13 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Reno, NV, USA. Contact: WSSA, J. Breithaupt, PO Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA E-mail: jbreith@allenpress.com Fax: 1-913-843-1274 Phone: 1-913-843-1235 19-20 February CROP PROTECTION IN NORTHERN BRITAIN 2002, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Contact: T. Heilbronn, CPNB, SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, UK E-mail: T.Heilbronn@scri.sari.ac.uk Fax: 44-01-382-562426 Phone: 44-01-382-562731 Web: www.scri.sari.ac.uk/assoc/cpnb2002.htm

11-13 March 5TH WORKSHOP, EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY WORKING GROUP ON PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL WEED CONTROL, Pisa, ITALY. Contact: P. Barberi, Scuola Superiore di Studi Univ. Perfezionamento S. Anna, Via G. Carducci 40, 56127 Pisa, ITALY Fax: 39-050-883-215 E-mail: Barberi@sssup.it Phone: 39-050-883-449

May IOBC WORKSHOP: BIOCONTROL AGENTS MODES OF ACTION AND THEIR INTERACTION WITH OTHER MEANS OF CONTROL, Kudadasi, TURKEY. Contact: Y. Elad, ARO, Volcani Ctr., PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, ISRAEL E-mail: elady@netvision.net.il Fax: 972-3-968-3688 Web: www.agri.gov.il/Depts/IOBCPP/IOBCPP.html

08-11 May IPM IN GLASSHOUSES MEETING, IOBC WP&N Working Groups, Victoria, BC, CANADA. Contact: D.R. Gillespie, Pacific Agri-Food Rsch. Ctr, PO Box 1000, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0, CANADA E-mail: GillespieD@em.agr.ca Fax: 1-604-796-0359

June 12TH EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: EWRS Symposium 2002, c/o Organisation Bureau ISa, Markweg 17, NL-6871 KW Renkum, THE NETHERLANDS E-mail: ingrid.sanderson@wxs.nl Website: www.ewrs.org

04-09 August 10TH IUPAC INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON THE CHEMISTRY OF CROP PROTECTION, Basle, SWITZERLAND. Contact: M. Haeuselmann, c/o Novartis CP AG, WRO-1060.1.42, CH-4002 Basel, SWITZERLAND E-mail: Marlies.Haeuselmann@cp.novartis.com Fax: 41-61-697-7472 Phone: 41-61-697-4507 Web: www.cp.novartis.com/iupac2002/

August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Milwaukee, WI, 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

08-12 September 13th AUSTRALIAN WEEDS CONFERENCE, Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA. Contact: 13th AWC, PO Box 257, South Perth, 6951 WA, AUSTRALIA E-mail: convlink@iinet.net.au Fax: 61-8-9450-2942 Phone: 61-8-9450-1662

08-13 September 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY, Merida, MEXICO. Contact: J.B. Morales-Malacara, XI ICA Secretary, Lab. de Acarologia, Dept. de Biologia, Fac. de Ciencias, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Coyoacan 04510 DF, MEXICO E-mail: JBMM@hp.fciencias.unam.mx Fax: 52-5-622-4828 Phone: 52-5-622-4923

12-13 September ROYAL ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC. ANNUAL MEETING, Cardiff, UK. Contact: H. Jones, Jonesth@cardiff.ac.uk

November 4TH INTERNATIONAL NEMATOLOGY CONGRESS, Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN. Contact: Congress Organizer, congress@ifns.org Web: www.ifns.org

November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2002, 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 Website: www.BCPC.org

10-15 December ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Phone: 1-301-731-4535 E-mail: esa@entsoc.org Website: www.entsoc.org

17-21 November New information * ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA E-mail: meet@entsoc.org Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Phone: 1-301-731-4535 Website: www.entsoc.org

2003 No date ANNUAL MEETING, SOCIETY OF NEMATOLOGISTS, Ithaca, NY, USA. Contact: W. Brodie, USDA-ARS, Dept. of Plant Path., 334 Plant Science, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA E-mail: BBB2@cornell.edu Fax: 1-607-255-4471 Phone: 1-607-272-3745 02-08 February 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: ICPP2003 Conference Secretariat, PDG, PO Box 84, Lincoln Univ., Canterbury, NZ E-mail: icpp2003@lincoln.ac.nz Fax: 64-3-325-3840 Phone: 64-3-325-2811 Website: www.lincoln.ac.nz/icpp2003/

06-11 July 15TH INTERNATIONAL PLANT PROTECTION CONGRESS, Beijing, CHINA. Contact: W. Liping, Inst. of Plant Prot., Chinese Acad. of Agric. Sci., #2 West Yuanmingyuan Rd., Beijing 100094, CHINA E-mail: cspp@ipmchina.cn.net Fax: 86-10-628-95451 Website: www.ipmchina.cn.net/ippc

09-13 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Charlotte, NC, 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

26-30 October ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA E-mail: esa@entsoc.org Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Website: www.entsoc.org Phone: 1-301-731-4535.

November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2003, 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 Website: www.BCPC.org

2004 Date unspecified 4TH INTERNATIONAL WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA. 24-28 July AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Spokane, WA, 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

07-11 November ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA Fax: 1-301-731-4538 E-mail: esa@entsoc.org Website: www.entsoc.org





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