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March 2001, Issue no. 87
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs IPM Boosts Sri Lanka Rice Yields A long-term IPM program in Sri Lanka targeted at rice is paying off with documented increased yields and reduced reliance on pesticides, according to a recent report by IPM expert T. Hidaka, and colleagues. An IPM effort begun in 1984 with assistance from FAO, and including a Farmer Field School component launched in 1996, is credited with increasing rice yields 9-25 percent. Costs of pest management and number of pesticide applications have been significantly reduced, the authors note in, "Integrated Rice Pest Management in Sri Lanka."

IPM in Sri Lankan rice, while initially aimed at pest insect management, may be somewhat off target; the report, published in AGROCHEMICALS JAPAN, points out that 40 percent of rice yield losses are due to weeds, and that insects and pathogens account for only 12 percent of total losses.

In fact, Echinochloa crus-galli (barnyardgrass) serves as an alternate plant host for Leptocorisa oratorius (rice bug), a major rice insect pest. Another example of linkage between weeds and insect pests: during fallow season adults or larvae of Stenochaetothrips biformis (rice thrips) survive on weeds growing adjacent to rice fields. The reporting team, including a Sri Lanka Rice Research and Development Institute representative, cited a need for expanded weed management as a method for reducing insect pest pressure in rice.

excerpted, with thanks, from AGROCHEM. JAP., 77, 21-29, December 2000. Study Finds IPM Advances in Food Crops A recently completed, data rich study of pest management trends among growers in the U.S. state of Florida's intensive fruit and vegetable production region reveals an overall steady decline in both usage of and reliance on pesticides accompanied by increased acceptance of multitactic IPM systems. The review study, commissioned under a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture grant, was conducted by a long established, Florida-based commercial research and consulting firm, and resulted in publication of an in-depth report, PEST MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS TO SUSTAIN HIGH-VALUE FLORIDA VEGETABLE PRODUCTION. The 186-page document, which can be freely downloaded from the website: www.gladescropcare.com/PMAP_report.html, reflects evolution along the IPM continuum by regional tomato and pepper producers.

The authoring Glades Crop Care Inc. (GCC) specialists found that "growers are successfully reducing reliance on higher-risk pesticides through greater emphasis on prevention coupled with increasingly complex, multitactic IPM systems." Prevention was cited as both the "backbone of effective systems" and as being reliant on assuring that only disease-free crop seedlings are used for transplants.

Data collected by GCC suggests that "natural biocontrol-based processes carry a major share of the burden in suppressing insect pests on farms that have progressed into the biointensive zone along the IPM continuum." However, results clearly revealed that not all surveyed growers had made the transition. While the "most innovative growers in the State are now proving that such systems are commercially viable," the report notes, there remains a need to refine procedures and establish a greater level of confidence.

The five chapter document concludes that, despite progress toward prevention-based IPM, "intensive fruit and vegetable production in this region remains heavily dependent on access to pesticides" to manage pest populations that flare up because of weather, resistance, or emergence of a new strain. The report offers extensive charts and data tables for actual conditions. *> G. Frantz, Glades Crop Care, 949 Turner Quay, Jupiter, FL 33458, USA. E-mail: GFrantz@igc.apc.org. Fax: 1-561-746-3775. Phone: 1-561-746-3740.

excerpted, with thanks, from Glades Crop Care material; also, thanks to C. Benbrook for providing initial information. GLOBAL IPM NOTES Scientists are evaluating a beneficial, external-feeding parasitic wasp, Habrobracon hebetor, as a key to improving the quality of stored commodities. *> J.E. Baker, Baker@usgmrl.ksu.edu.

Sponsored by the Australian National Weeds Strategy Executive Committee, the WEEDS AUSTRALIA website www.weeds.org.au offers free access to voluminous information organized around the core of "a strategic approach to weed problems of national significance." *> J. Thorp, JThorp@weeds.org.au.

Growing wheat as a rotation crop when replacing trees in apple orchards may help prevent "replant disease" and serve as an alternative to using methyl bromide to fumigate the soil before planting new trees. *> M. Mazzola, Mazzola@tfrl.ars.usda.gov.

In the western U.S. state of Oregon, several studies have been launched to investigate management of the parasitic annual weed Orobanche minor (clover broomrape), a cause of increasing field crop losses. *> J.B. Colquhoun, Jed.Colquhoun@orst.edu.
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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 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:

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MUSA AND ENSETE DISEASES & PROBLEMS World authority and widely recognized "banana doctor" D.R. Jones has edited a new, comprehensive, and pertinent reference, DISEASES OF BANANA, ABACA AND ENSET. With contributions from 33 international authorities, complemented by more than 250 color photos, the hardbound volume not only addresses fungal, bacterial, and virus diseases attacking Musa and Ensete species, but also includes useful chapters on nematode pathogens, non-infectious disorders, mineral deficiencies, chemical injury, and injuries caused by adverse climate and weather. The 2000 work's 544 pages additionally discuss banana breeding for disease resistance. As an expanded sequel to the long out of print 1972 publication BANANA, PLANTAIN AND ABACA DISEASES, the new volume is expected to serve as a useful diagnostic manual. *> CABI Publishing, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK. E-mail: CABI@cabi.org. Fax: 44-0-1491-833508. Phone: 44-0-1491-832111. Web: www.cabi.org. KEEPING GRASS GREENER (AND LESS WEEDY) A useful 2001 reference, COLOR ATLAS OF TURFGRASS WEEDS, offers over 575 color photos illustrating various stages of development as an aid to weed identification and management in turf. The hardbound work helps pinpoint the causes of weed infestation, and suggests effective management strategies (predominantly herbicide-based) for hundreds of weed species. Authors L.B. McCarty, et al, present an easily viewed format along with an informative guide to herbicide effectiveness on key weed species. The 269-page work also includes a glossary of taxonomic terminology plus other useful information. *> S. DeWall, Ann Arbor Press, 310 N. Main St., Chelsea, MI 48118, USA. E-mail: Skip@sleepingbearpress.com>. Fax: 1-734-475-0787. Phone: 1-734-475-4411. IPM IN A SOCIO-ECONOMIC MATRIX An attractively designed, 58-page publication presents a sobering review of a farming systems IPM (FSIPM) project conducted in Africa during the last decade. The softbound, 2000 volume, LEARNING AND LIVELIHOODS: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE FSIPM PROJECT IN SOUTHERN MALAWI, summarizes efforts to develop low-cost, sustainable IPM strategies for four key food crops in a setting where poor soil fertility, not pests, seriously depressed yields and proved to be farmers' primary concern. Aside from helping Malawian farmers gain increased awareness of low-impact technologies, the multi-disciplinary project team operating under the aegis of the U.K.'s Natural Resources Institute (NRI) learned, and herein share, experience seen to benefit "researchers, policymakers, and donor agencies" in the future. *> NRI Catalogue Svcs., CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK. PUBLICATION & CD NOTES SITE FOR VEGETABLE IPM The new and impressive online information resource, INTEGRATED CROP & PEST MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE PRODUCTION, prepared by scientists at Cornell Univ. (USA) provides links to fact sheets, photos, and other data relevant for more than 20 vegetable crops. Organized into 28 chapters, the site's core material presents a set of pest management recommendations for weed, insect, pathogen, and wildlife pests. The site www.nysaes.cornell.edu/recommends/ includes profuse color photos and links to other related sites as elements for supporting its recommendations. An initial chapter discusses IPM and the fundamental procedures it involves: monitoring/scouting, forecasting, thresholds, management tactics, and record keeping. Other chapters cover related topics ranging from transplanting to post-harvest handling. *> C. Petzoldt, NYS IPM, NYSAES, Cornell Univ., Geneva, NY 14456, USA. E-mail: cp13@cornell.edu. Phone: 1-315-787-2206. thanks to E.G. Rajotte for alerting IPMnet to this site.

WHITEFLY NEWSLETTER The European Studies Network on European Whiteflies' latest issue (no. 8) of its EWSN NEWSLETTER highlights a December 2000 meeting in Spain and includes reports (with full color photos) of crops under attack by whitefly transmitted pathogens. *> EWSN, network.ewsn@bbsrc.ac.uk. Web: www.jic.bbsrc.ac.uk/hosting/eu/ewsn/.

CHROMOLAENA WORKSHOP REPORT The latest issue of the CHROMOLAENA ODORATA NEWSLETTER, #14, December 2000, contains a summary of the 5th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Chromolaena odorata convened in October 2000 at Durban, SOUTH AFRICA. *> R. Muniappan, AES, Univ. of Guam, Mangilao, Guam, USA. E-mail: rmuni@uog.edu. OTHER RESOURCES AUTHORING SOFTWARE EXPANDED New items among IPM identification and diagnostic keys, based on technology developed by and available from the Center for Pest Information Technology and Transfer (CPITT) in Australia, include web-based keys to cotton insects, mites, and more found at: www.lucidcentral.com/keys/cpitt/public/Cotton/html/index.htm. A "Lucid Player" is required, and can be downloaded free. The cotton insect key is but one of over 40 (listed on the LucidCentral site) that have been developed using Lucid Professional, authorware said to be "a powerful but easy-to-use system" for constructing and viewing interactive identification or diagnostic keys to any group of organisms or array of material. The program's latest version offers keys that can be accessed from the web. A free demonstration version of "Lucid Builder" to construct keys can be downloaded from the Lucid site. *> G. Norton, CPITT, Level 5 Hartley-Teakle Bldg., Univ. of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld 4072 AUSTRALIA. E-mail: G.Norton@cpitt.uq.edu.au. Fax: 61-7-3365-1855. Phone: 61-7-3365-1854. Web: www.cpitt.uq.edu.au. TRAINING AND EDUCATION MATERIALS A U.S. training and education materials firm offers a free, new (2001), 48-page, full color, illustrated catalog listing dozens of slide sets, videos, CDs, and publications covering a wide range of IPM and general pest management topics from insect identification to turf protection. *> San Luis Video Publishing, PO Box 6715, Los Osos, CA 93412-6715, USA. E-mail: slvp@slvideopublishing.com>. Fax: 1-805-528-7227. Phone: 1-805-528-8322. Web: horticulturevideos.com.

MANUAL FOR USING A BIOCONTROL AGENT Another (new) Australian website focuses on biological control of Asparagus asparagoides (bridal creeper) by offering a wealth of information about procedures for rearing and releasing bridal creeper leafhopper (Zyginia sp. [provisional]). The logically presented content uses photos to clearly depict each step of the process. Information on another biocontrol agent rust fungus is currently being developed and is expected to be posted soon. The website www.ento.csiro.au/research/weedmgmt/bridal_creeper/index.htm is an effective collective effort by several organizations. *> S. Corey, Sharon.Corey@ento.csiro.au.

ACTION AGAINST WEED INVADERS The Environmental Weeds Action Network (EWAN) was formed in 1996 by a coalition of various community members to save indigenous flora from the threat of invading weeds in Western Australia. The group's website members.iinet.net.au/~ewan/index.html offers information about key weeds and more. *> K. Brown, Kate.Brown@wrc.wa.gov.au.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES BIOLOGICAL CONTROL ENTOMOLOGIST, Corvallis, OR, USA. * Conduct research on predator-prey, parasitoid-host, or tri-trophic-level interactions and their role in natural and managed ecosystems; develop and implement biological control programs; teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in pest management, biological control, or related areas. Requires: Ph.D. in entomology, or closely related field; graduate or postdoctoral experience in biological control. Contact: P.B. McEvoy, 2046 Cordley Hall, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR 97331-2907, USA. Fax: 1-541-737-3643. Phone: 1-541-737-5507. E-mail: McEvoyP@bcc.orst.edu. Web: www.ent.orst.edu. PROGRAM LEADER: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA * Promote community adoption of improved weed management strategies; interact with a wide variety of publics and the media to achieve goals of the Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management. Requires: knowledge of agriculture and weed management; demonstrated effective communication skills; frequent travel. Contact: R. Roush, CRCAWM, PMB 1, Waite Campus, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, AUSTRALIA. Fax: 61-8-8303-7125. E-mail: crcweeds@waite.adelaide.edu.au. Phone: 61-8-8303-6590. Web: www.waite.adelaide.edu.au/CRCWMS/jobvacancies/progleaderad.html.

IPM ENTOMOLOGIST (FIELD CROPS), Columbia, MO, USA. * Develop a research effort focused on biorational management of arthropods affecting field crops; conceive resistance management plans for transgenic crops; teach graduate level courses. Requires: Ph.D. in entomology or related biological science. Contact: IPM Search Chair, c/o M. Anglen, ESA, Plant Sci. Unit, 1-41 Ag. Bldg., Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA. E-mail: AnglenM@missouri.edu. Phone: 1-573-882-3001.

FOREST HEALTH GROUP LEADER, Durham, NH, USA. * Interdisciplinary position (plant pathology, entomology, genetics) offering technical expertise to manage, protect, and better use private forests; provide leadership, direction, and management. Requires: degree in an appropriate field and applicable experience. Contact: B. Mannion, HR, 11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA. E-mail: BMannion@fs.fed.us. Phone: 1-610-557-4236.

EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, & SERVICES R&D FIRM METAMORPHOSES A small UK-based mollusc-and-insect oriented product testing and development firm recently spun off from Cardiff Univ., has relocated to new facilities, and reorganized to concentrate on its core technologies. Insect Investigations Ltd. (IIL) conducts field and laboratory research and development aimed at control of slugs, the UK's number one agricultural pest, as well as pest insects, particularly flies. Facilities include an electrophysiology lab, cage area, microscopy zone, behavioral rooms, growth areas, and related facilities. IIL also gathers efficacy data for product registration, tests electric fly killers and similar devices, and offers a broad product development service. *> P. McEwen, IIL, #10-12 Cardiff Bus. Tech. Park 2, Off Parkway, Capital Business Park, Wentloog, Cardiff CF3 2PX, UK. E-mail: Peter@insect-investigations.com. Fax: 44-0-29-208-37451. Phone: 44-0-29-2083-7450. Web: www.insect-investigations.com.
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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. Featured Paper Non-Bt Refuge Costs and Configurations Increasingly, growers are encouraged to plant refuges of non-Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) transgenic crops that can delay, if not circumvent, development of pest insect resistance resulting from cultivating large areas of Bt crops. Experts recommend establishing refuges in a 1:5 ratio to the total planted area and in close proximity to the main crop. To investigate costs and configurations that could pose obstacles, scientists used a budget analysis approach to estimate expenditures for alternative refuge configurations in the U.S. "corn belt" region. In "An Economic Analysis of Non-Bt Corn Refuges," J. Hyde and colleagues found that, overall, costs were not significant and that a strip configuration was less costly than a block-U shaped area. The researchers also noted that a need for segregating the crop produced was likely to be the key determining factor for selecting a refuge shape. *> Excerpted, with thanks, from: CROP PROT., 20(2), 167-171, March 2001. This Month's SELECTED TITLES (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories). General "Introduction of Systemic Resistance by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in Crop Plants Against Pests and Diseases," Ramamoorthy, V., et al. CROP PROT., 20(1), 01-11, February 2001.

Biocontrol

"Effects of Sweet Alyssum Flowers on the Longevity of the Parasitoid Wasps Cotesia marginiventris (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and Diadegma insulare (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)," Johanowicz, D.L., and E.R. Mitchell. FLORIDA ENTOMO., 83(1), 41-47, March 2000.

"Performance of a Pyrethroid-resistant Strain of the Predator Mite Typhlodromus pyri (Acari: Phytoseiidae) Under Different Insecticide Regimes," Hardman, J.M., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 93(3), 590-604, June 2000.

Phytopathology

"Evaluation of Fungicides for the Management of Sclerotinia Blight of Peanut," Ryley, M.J., et al. AUSTRAL. JRNL. OF AGRIC. RESCH., 51(7), 917-924, 2000.

"Impact of Aspergillus niger AN27 on Growth Promotion and Sheath Blight Disease Reduction in Rice," Kandhari, J., et al. IRRN, 25(3), 21-22, December 2000.

Weed Management "Effects of Crop Management Practices on Echinochloa crus-galli and Chenopodium album Seed Production in a Maize/Soyabean Rotation," Perron, F., and A. Legere. WEED RESCH., 40(6), 535-547, December 2000. WEED RESCH., 40(6), 561-568, December 2000. "Interplanting Grasses into Alfalfa Controls Weeds in Older Stands," Prather, T.S., et al. CALIF. AGRIC., 54(6), 37-41, November-December 2000.

"Striga Control and Improved Farm Productivity Using Crop Rotation," Oswald, A., and J.K. Ransom. CROP PROT., 20(2), 113-120, March 2001.

Entomology "Impact of Bemisia Whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on Alfalfa Growth, Forage Yield, and Quality," Palumbo, J.C., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 93(6), 1688-1694, December 2000. "Simulated Insect Defoliation on Soybean: Influence of Row Width," Hammond, R.B., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 93(5), 1429-1436, October 2000.

Special sub-Section: Bt "Ear and Shank Damage by Corn Borers and Corn Earworms to Four Events of Bacillus thuringiensis Transgenic Maize," Archer, T.L., et al. CROP PROT., 20(2), 139-144, March 2001.

Nematology "Sampling Procedures and Damage Thresholds for Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne javanica) on Pineapple," Stirling, G.R., and R. Kopittke. AUSTRAL. JRNL. OF EXP. AGRIC., 40(7), 1003-1010, November 2000. Vertebrates "Influence of Diversionary Foods on Vole (Microtus montanus and Microtus longicaudus) Populations and Feeding Damage to Coniferous Tree Seedlings," Sullivan, T.P., et al. CROP PROT., 20(2), 103-112, March 2001.
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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 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 April VERTEBRATE DAMAGE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Corvallis, OR, USA. Contact: L. Parks, IPPC, 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR 97331-3904, USA Fax: 1-541-737-3080 E-mail: ParksL@bcc.orst.edu Phone: 1-541-737-3541

(N) 21-25 May 12TH AUSTRALASIAN VERTEBRATE PEST CONFERENCE, Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA. Contact: M. Gould, Convention Associates Pty Ltd., 13 Jeffrey St, Mt. Waverley, VIC 3149, AUSTRALIA E-mail convention@optushome.com.au Fax: 61-3-9887-8773 Phone: 61-3-9887-8003

(N) 23-28 September 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTHROPODS: CHEMICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS, Ladek Zdroj, POLAND. Contact: G. Rosinski, Dept. of Animal Physiology, Inst. of Exp. Biol., Adam Mickiewicz Univ., Fredry 10, 61-701 Poznan, POLAND Fax: 48-61-8523615 Phone: 48-61-8524592 Web: gerwazy.chem.uni.wroc.pl/arthropods/

In 2002

(N) 06-10 May 6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FRUIT FLIES OF ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE, Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: The Secretariat, Fruit Fly Symposium, PO Box 12311, Die Boord 6713, South Africa E-mail: agritour@adept.co.za Fax: 27-21-88-77-255 Phone: 27-21-88-74-257

(R) 24-27 June new information * 12TH EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, Papendal (Wageningen), THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: EWRS Symposium 2002, PO Box 28, Doorwerth NL-6865 ZG, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-317-319-652 Phone: 31-317-313-750 Web: www.ewrs.org/w2002/register.html

(N) 30 September-05 October 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF DIPTEROLOGY, Brisbane AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Brown, Conf. Conn., PO Box 108 Kenmore, QLD 4069, AUSTRALIA E-mail: sally.brown@uq.net.au Web: www.uq.edu.au/entomology/dipterol/diptconf.html Fax: 61-7-3201-2809

(N) 25-30 November 4TH ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DEL GRUPO DE TRABAJOS DE MOSCAS DE LOS FRUTOS DEL HEMISFERIO OCCIDENTAL, Mendoza, ARGENTINA. Contact: O. De Longo, Mellado Boulogne Sur Mer 3050, Ciudad, Mendoza, (CP 5500), ARGENTINA E-mail: iscamen@cpsarg.com Web: www.iscamen.com.ar Fax/Phone: 54-261-425-8741

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 March 2001



2001 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/

09 April VERTEBRATE DAMAGE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Corvallis, OR, USA. Contact: L. Parks, IPPC, 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR 97331-3904, USA Fax: 1-541-737-3080 E-mail: ParksL@bcc.orst.edu Phone: 1-541-737-3541

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

21-25 May 12TH AUSTRALASIAN VERTEBRATE PEST CONFERENCE, Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA. Contact: M. Gould, Convention Associates Pty Ltd., 13 Jeffrey St, Mt. Waverley, VIC 3149, AUSTRALIA E-mail convention@optushome.com.au Fax: 61-3-9887-8773 Phone: 61-3-9887-8003

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

23-28 September 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTHROPODS: CHEMICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS, Ladek Zdroj, POLAND. Contact: G. Rosinski, Dept. of Animal Physiology, Inst. of Exp. Biol., Adam Mickiewicz Univ., Fredry 10, 61-701 Poznan, POLAND Fax: 48-61-8523615 Phone: 48-61-8524592 Web: gerwazy.chem.uni.wroc.pl/arthropods/

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

06-10 May 6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FRUIT FLIES OF ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE, Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: The Secretariat, Fruit Fly Symposium, PO Box 12311, Die Boord 6713, South Africa E-mail: agritour@adept.co.za Fax: 27-21-88-77-255 Phone: 27-21-88-74-257

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

24-27 June 12TH EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, Papendal (Wageningen), THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: EWRS Symposium 2002, PO Box 28, Doorwerth NL-6865 ZG, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-317-319-652 Phone: 31-317-313-750 Web: www.ewrs.org/w2002/register.html

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

30 September-05 October 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF DIPTEROLOGY, Brisbane AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Brown, Conf. Conn., PO Box 108 Kenmore, QLD 4069, AUSTRALIA E-mail: sally.brown@uq.net.au Web: www.uq.edu.au/entomology/dipterol/diptconf.html Fax: 61-7-3201-2809

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

25-30 November 4TH ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DEL GRUPO DE TRABAJOS DE MOSCAS DE LOS FRUTOS DEL HEMISFERIO OCCIDENTAL, Mendoza, ARGENTINA. Contact: O. De Longo, Mellado Boulogne Sur Mer 3050, Ciudad, Mendoza, (CP 5500), ARGENTINA E-mail: iscamen@cpsarg.com Web: www.iscamen.com.ar Fax/Phone: 54-261-425-8741

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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