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April 2002, Issue no. 100
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS international IPM news and programs Canada: Anti-Resistance Refugia Practices Adopted A recent survey revealed that nearly 90 percent of more than 1,700 corn growers in Canada's Ontario, Manitoba, and Quebec provinces have voluntarily adopted key refugia practices as an integral component of planting transgenic Bt corn devised to combat crop damage caused by Ostrinia nubilalis (European corn borer). The two critical insect resistance management (IRM) practices gauged by the survey involved devoting at least 20 percent of corn land to non-transgenic varieties, and second, arranging transgenic and non-transgenic plantings to be no further than 400 m. (440 yds.) apart, or even closer.

The survey results appear in an article, "Voluntary Refuge Program Draws Overwhelming Support," by O. Roberts (Univ. of Guelph) in the March 2002 edition of ONTARIO CORN PRODUCER (on-line version) at . The survey was commissioned by the Canadian Corn Pest Coalition (CCPC). The Coalition has developed and promulgated several IRM strategies and carried out a monitoring, education, and communication program to gain acceptance.

In 2001, Bt transgenic corn accounted for at least 35 percent of the 567,000 ha. (1.4 million ac.) of land planted with corn in Canada. The CPCC study showed that a significant percentage of producers growing Bt corn had a high level of awareness of IRM requirements. Now the CPCC seeks answers to why a small percentage of growers have not adopted the recommended IRM tactics and joined in the effort to avoid blunting the effectiveness of Bt technology.

excerpted, with thanks, from the Ontario Corn Producers' Association website. GLOBAL IPM NOTES During the 2001 Latin American Weed Science Society Congress, weed scientist S.O. Duke discussed the possibility of producing transgenic allelopathic crops as a tactic for natural weed management. *> S.O. Duke, SDuke@olemiss.edu.

Rotating maize with soybeans in no-till systems (no plowing before planting) helped suppress populations of Heterodera glycines (soybean cyst nematode). *> G. Noel, G-Noel1@uiuc.edu.

Organic farmers' single biggest expense is weeds, involving management costs of up to US,000 per ac. (US,470 per ha.) according to a U.S. government horticulturist. *> E.B. Brennan, c/o J.D. McCreight, McCreight@pwa.ars.usda.gov.



100 An Oh So Brief Editorial Note 100: a daily newspaper cranks out that many issues before the end of April each year. Weekly magazines need nearly two full years to reach the century point. But for a monthly newsletter, publishing 100 issues requires over eight years and thus represents a fairly significant landmark. Hence, it is appropriate in this 100th issue of IPMnet NEWS to salute you, the supportive readers representing 122 countries, and your contributions of information reflected in the NEWS. Many other existing periodical sources include IPM information; still others focusing on IPM have flared into print, only to wither and disappear well before eight years elapse. The continuing support from IPMnet's sponsor, the Consortium for International Crop Protection representing the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and 10 U.S. landgrant universities plus the Univ. of Puerto Rico, and the close collaboration of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State Univ., are notable for both staying power and enlightened commitment of resources to the furtherance of global IPM information dissemination. Here's to a vision of another 100 issues or so and the goal of helping to accelerate the world's progress along the IPM spectrum. Ed.
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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 PERUSED 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



HOW TO DO IT RIGHT With a clearly stated title, SAFETY EQUIPMENT HANDBOOK, A Practical Guide to Pesticide Safety Requirements, offers an informative, up-to-date summary that, while geared to UK conditions, is globally applicable. The 2002, softbound work makes extensive use of full color photos and a very easy to follow, highly attractive format to cover all aspects of pesticide safety ranging from personal safety equipment to handling and disposal. Various sections also offer useful information for sources of safety equipment as well as important regulations and other data sources. The 74-page work was edited by pesticide application authority T. Southcombe. Tucked inside each copy is a freestanding, 4-page, plastic laminated leaflet, PROTECTING YOURSELF, The BCPC (British Crop Protection Council) Guide to Using Pesticides Safely. Found in this concise, effective leaflet:

Ten Steps to the Safe Use of Pesticides, including points such as: have alternative or non-pesticidal means been carefully considered; has the operator been trained; is the application operation fully planned and organized with all needed safety and disposal equipment at hand; and, A detailed table for Recommended Protective Equipment Basic Minimum Requirements, that lists 15 activities (from handling unopened containers to treating seeds) and the needed protective gear (coveralls, gloves, hood, boots, etc.) in each specific case. *> BCPC Publications, Bear Farm, Binfield, Bracknell, Berks RG42 5QE, UK. E-mail: publications@bcpc.org. Fax: 44-0-118-934-1998. Phone: 44-0-118-934-2727. Web: www.bcpc.org. THREE TITLES FROM ACIAR ACIAR, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, recently published several new titles including: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WATER HYACINTH 2, a 91-page study by M.H. Julien, et al, that presents original research concerning the biologies, host ranges, rearing, releasing, and monitoring techniques for the moths Niphograpta albiguttalis and Xubida infusellus, two more recently employed species for biocontrol of Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth). The 2001, softbound work uses extensive color illustrations throughout to complement the text and create a graphically appealing format. ACIAR Monograph #79.

Proceedings of the second meeting of the Global Group for the Biological and Integrated Control of Water Hyacinth, convened in 2000, have been edited by M.H. Julien et al to produce the informative BIOLOGICAL AND INTEGRATED CONTROL OF WATER HYACINTH, Eichhornia crassipes. This all-text, 152-page volume, was published in softbound format in 2001, and includes 22 papers, plus an editorial, and session summaries. ACIAR Proceedings no. 102.

C.K. Koch and D.F. Waterhouse, with collaboration from five Chilean entomologists, have prepared DISTRIBUTION AND IMPORTANCE OF ARTHROPODS ASSOCIATED WITH AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY IN CHILE / Distribucion e Importancia de los Artropodos Asociados a la Agricultura y Silvicultura en Chile, 221 bilingual pages of peer reviewed original research covering 13 administrative regions of CHILE. A series of tables lists 617 insects and 49 mite species; 385 and 24, respectively, can be regarded as pest species, according to the authors. The large format, 2000, softbound publication uses a second ink color to enhance the many included tables. ACIAR Monograph no. 68. *> Publications, ACIAR, GPO Box 1571, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA. E-mail: P.W. Lynch, Lynch@aciar.gov.au. Fax: 61-2-6217-0501. Phone: 61-2-6217-0534. Web: www.aciar.gov.au. PUBLICATION & CD NOTES PROTECTING KEY GRAINS A section of the 188-page 2001 ANNUAL REPORT for the Sorghum/Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) is devoted to reporting progress in developing sustainable crop protection systems for Sorghum bicolor (sorghum) and Panicum miliaceum (millet). The U.S.-based program is managed by INSORMIL, a seven-institution consortium. Crop protection investigation broadly covers major pest classes with emphasis on pathogens, insects, and parasitic weeds. *> INTSORMIL, 113 Biochem, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0748, USA. Fax: 1-402-472-7978. E-mail: INTSORMIL@unl.edu. Phone: 1-402-472-6032. SUBTERRANEAN VERTEBRATE PESTS A recent issue of the COMMON PEST CONTROL QUARTERLY (vol. XVII, no. 4, 2001) published by the Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC) is devoted to "Stopping Gophers and Moles." Author W. Quarles introduces the target species with a brief discussion of biology, and then moves on to the important aspect of control. Here, information covers resistant plants, baits, repellents, and biological control/predators. The text is supplemented by line drawings and backed by an extensive reference list. A table of contents is needed, but not included in the softbound, 24-page work. *> BIRC, PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA. E-mail: BIRC@igc.org. Fax: 1-510-524-1758. Phone: 1-510-524-2567. Website: www.keyed.com/birc/.

A CASE OF POLLEN FLOW The complex and unique case of herbicide resistance transfer that occurred among Brassica napus varieties in Canada is succinctly reviewed and analyzed by J. Westwood in, "Cross-pollination Leads to Triple Herbicide Resistance," pg. 3-5, in the March 2001 issue of ISB NEWS REPORT. Dr. Westwood summarizes the events and unwelcome results, and concludes with the observation that, "this example should serve as a warning to producers to use their new herbicide-resistant crops wisely according to guidelines." *> J. Westwood, Westwood@vt.edu. ISB NEWS REPORT, 207 Engel Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA. E-mail: ISB@vt.edu. Fax: 1-540-231-9070. Web: www.isb.vt.edu.

WEBSITE, VIDEO, & OTHER SOURCES A KEY PEST OF BAMBOO A new website highlights the biology and management strategies for one of the main pest problems in bamboo production, Schizotetranychus celarius, a spider mite (actually a complex of mites). The colorful site, BAMBOO MITE IPM osu.orst.edu/dept/nurspest/bamboomite.htm, introduces S. celarius, offers extensive photos to help identify the damage it can cause, and lists a variety of cultural, biological, and chemical control options. Useful links and references are also presented. *> R. Rosetta, OSU-NWREC, 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, OR 97002-9543, USA. E-mail: Robin.Rosetta@orst.edu. Fax: 1-503-678-5986. Phone: 1-503-678-1264. NEW ON-LINE IPM COURSE The Bankok-based Asia-Pacific Regional Technology Centre (APRTC) has launched a new on-line course, "Introduction to Integrated Pest Management," as part of its e-Learning series. Topics cover: the definition, history, and development of IPM; fundamental concepts; range of tools available to the IPM practitioner; IPM strategies specifically tailored for conditions of the Asian-Pacific region; and a summary of where to find IPM information and resources. APRTC director R.T. Raab noted that, "this course deals with one of the most fundamental concepts associated with sustainable agriculture." Participants, Dr. Raab said, have "an opportunity to interact with a diverse group of experienced Asia-Pacific agricultural professionals." The course is facilitated by several regional IPM experts, Raab noted. The course's pilot run began in mid-March, and the next full course will run from 10 June to 19 July, 2002. The APRTC website www.aprtc.org provides for on-line registration, as well as review of course materials. *> R.T. Raab, APRTC, 28th Floor, Rasa Tower Bldg., 555 Pahonyothin Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, THAILAND. E-mail: info@aprtc.org. Fax: 66-2-937-0491. Phone: 66-2-937-0487.

TARGETING INVASIVES Two current sources for invasive species information are:

The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) offers an expanding list of publications and proceedings focused on those unwanted invaders. Some of the materials are free while supplies last. A listing is on the GISP website at: jasper.stanford.edu/gisp/home.htm. *> GISP, Project Office, Dept. of Biol. Sci., Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Fax: 1-650-723-9253. E-mail: LNeville@leland.stanford.edu.

From New Zealand, the Invasive Species Specialist Group of The World Conservation Union (IUCN) publishes ALIENS, a biannual newsletter that notes international activities, prints (or reprints) short papers, and lists information sources, all with a particular concern for the Asian-Pacific region. The sponsor is Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research. *> ISSG Office, SEMS, Univ. of Auckland (Tamaki), Private Bag 92 019, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND. Fax: 64-9-3737-042. E-mail: ISSG@auckland.ac.nz. Phone: 64-9-3737-599, ext. 5210. EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, & SERVICES CONVERTS CONTAINERS TO CLOSED SYSTEMS A device converts most ordinary plastic chemical containers into secure closed systems for safer handling and transfer of crop protectants or other materials. After removing the container's cap, but leaving the foil (or foam) seal in place, a SecuraLink-U [R] coupler-valve is attached, an integral plunger activated to break the seal, and the container, with valve and coupler in place, connected to a sprayer tank that has been fitted with an adapter. Rotating the valve then directly transfers all, or a portion of the container's contents to the spray tank. A built-in rinser completes the procedure. Operators are said to be protected from any spills, splashes, or vapors in the process. *> Tuthill/Sotera Systems, 8825 Aviation Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46809, USA. Fax: 1-219-747-3934. Phone: 1-219-747-9060. E-mail: AKosiak@tuthill.com. Web: transfer.tuthill.com/. PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TREE FRUIT IPM PROJECT LEADER, Logan, UT, USA. * Assist IPM program specialists in entomology, plant pathology and horticulture with coordination and implementation of extension IPM Program activities, and with evaluation of new IPM strategies currently focused on commercial tree fruits, with possible expansion into urban horticulture; provide pest advisories to county agents and producers via e-mail, internet web site, and telephone-tip services; organize and direct spring and summer pest scouting workshops to train private and professional scouts. * Requires: MS in IPM or related discipline; minimum of two years post-MS experience in IPM research or outreach education; individual with self-motivation; experience with tree fruit production. Contact: D.G. Alston, Dept. of Biology, 5305 Old Main Hill, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT 84322-5305, USA. E-mail: DianeA@biology.usu.edu. Fax: 1-435-797-1575. Phone: 1-435-797-2516. thanks to E.G. Rajotte for information. IPM EXTENSION AGENT, Austin, TX, USA. * Design, develop, implement and evaluate educational IPM programs for the community-wide fire ant management program; deliver services to several countries; work closely with a variety of stakeholders. * Requires: BS in IPM, entomology, or related field (MS preferred); ability and willingness to work with red imported fire ants; demonstrated competency in a range of activities and information exchange situations. Contact: County Programs Human Resources Office, 2162 TAMU Centeq Bldg., College Station, TX 77843-2162, USA. Specify position announcement no. 4471. E-mail: taex-hr@tamu.edu. Fax: 1-979-458-1046. Phone: 1-979-845-3708.


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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 Herbicide vs. Handweeding Studies conducted in the savannah of West Africa revealed that using herbicide to control Imperata cylindrica (speargrass) in maize and cassava provided better control than handweeding, as well as higher gross economic benefits. In their paper, "Response of Speargrass (Imperata cylindrica) to Cover Crops Integrated with Handweeding and Chemical Control in Maize and Cassava," D. Chikoye and colleagues concluded that, because of the need for repeated handweeding of I. cylindrica, their results suggest herbicide-based weed management was the optimal approach, especially in areas with labor shortages. *> D. Chikoye, D.Chikoye@cgiar.org. excerpted, with thanks, from CROP PROT., 21(2), 145-156, March 2002. This Month's SELECTED TITLES (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories). General "Agricultural and Biological Diversity in Latin America: Implications for Development, Testing, and Commercialization of Herbicide-resistant Crops," Riches, C.R., and B.E. Valverde. WEED TECH., 16(1), 200-214, 2002. "IPM Adoption in the Northeastern U.S.: An Examination of the IPM Continuum," Hollingsworth, C.S., and W.M. Coli. AMER. JRNL. ALT. AGRIC., 16(4), 177-183, 2002.

Biocontrol "Suggestions for Unifying the Terminology in Biological Control," Eilenberg, J., et al. BIOCON., 46(4), 387-400, December 2001. Phytopathology "Managing Plant Disease Risk in Diversified Cropping Systems," Krupinsky, J.M., et al. AGRON. JRNL., 94(2), 198-209, March-April 2002. Weed Management "Effect of Tillage, Cover Crop and Crop Rotation on the Composition of Weed Flora in a Sandy Soil," Shrestha, A., et al. WEED RESCH., 42(1), 76-87, February 2002. Entomology "Population-scale Laboratory Studies of the Effect of Transgenic Plants on Nontarget Insects," Schuler, T.H., et al. MOLEC. ECOL., 10(7), 1845-1853, 2001. Special sub-Section: Bt "In-field Monitoring of Beneficial Insect Populations in Transgenic Corn Expressing a Bacillus thuringiensis Toxin," Wold, S.J., et al. JRNL. OF ENTOM. SCI., 36, 177-187, 2001. "Transgenic Bt Potato and Conventional Insecticides for Colorado Potato Beetle Management: Comparative Efficacy and Non-target Impacts," Reed, G.L., et al. ENTOM. EXPER. ET APPL., 100(1), 89-100, July 2001.


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U.S. REGIONAL IPM CENTERS AND THE IPM-CRSP --- news, developments

IV. U.S. REGIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT CENTERS news, developments New Insect Pest Threatens U.S. Soybeans Populations of a newly identified insect pest have exploded from virtually unknown to a full blown crop threat in the U.S. midwest and northeast. The unwelcome arrival, Aphis glycines Matsumura (soybean aphid), was first noted in soybean fields during 2000, but now has been found in 16 states. The North Central Pest Management Center's website presents current information on an extensive Soybean Aphid Page www.pmcenters.org/Northcentral/NewsAlerts/soybeanaphid.html. Items such as Soybean Aphid Watch 2001, a colorful and informative Regional Pest Alert factsheet, and contributions from seven agricultural research institutions across the region provide a comprehensive overview of A. glycines, a native of southeastern and eastern Asia, as well as useful links to other information sources and management recommendations.
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IPMNET CALENDAR --- recent additions and revisions to a comprehensive global

V. IPMnet CALENDAR a comprehensive global listng of forthcoming IPM-related events (conferences, symposia, workshops, training courses, etc.) for 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 NOTES: The complete IPMnet CALENDAR is e-mailed to all IPMnet e-mail subscribers once annually, but is kept up to date and may be requested any time from IPMnet IPMnet@bcc.orst.edu. It can also be found on this website.

Please send information about future events, or revisions, to: IPMnet NEWS at IPMnet@bcc.orst.edu. Information listed in the IPMnet CALENDAR was supplied by, and collected from, a variety of sources; IPMnet greatly appreciates all the cooperation. New and Revised listings Previously Listed events See also AgNIC's Agricultural Conferences, Meetings, Seminars Calendar





IPMnet CALENDAR: (N)EW, or (R)EVISED entries only; current as of 29 March 2002.



2002

(N) 17-19 April ADVANCES IN PLANT VIROLOGY, Cambridge, UK. Contact: AAB, APV Conference, HRI Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9EF, UK E-mail: chris.aab@hri.ac.uk. Fax: 44-0-1789-470234 Phone: 44-0-1789-470382, ext.186 Website: www.aab.org.uk

(N) 22-26 April 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOPESTICIDES, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA. Contact: M. Roff, Secretariat, 3rd ICOB, MARDI Research Stn. Jalan Kebun, PO Box 186, GPO, 41720 Klang, Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA E-mail: Roff@mardi.my Fax: 60-3-5161-3967 Web: www.mapps.org.my/mapps/biopesticide.html

(N) 16-21 June 19TH CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE ENTOMOLOGIA, Manaus, AM, BRASIL. Contact: Orcal Eventos, Av. Joaquim Nabuco, no. 352, Centro, CEP 69020-031, Manaus, AM, BRASIL E-mail: orcal@osite.com.br Fax/phone: 55-092-232-4468 Website: www.fua.br/~19cbe/index.htm

(N) 24 June-12 July 52ND ANNUAL ACAROLOGY SUMMER PROGRAM, Columbus, OH, USA. Contact: H. Klompen, Museum of Biol. Diversity, 1315 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212-1157, USA Fax: 1-614-292-7774 E-mail: Klompen.1@osu.edu Phone: 1-614-292-7180 Web: www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~acarolog/sum2k1.htm

(N) 05-30 August INTER-REGIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON THE "USE OF THE STERILE INSECT AND RELATED TECHNIQUES FOR THE AREAWIDE MANAGEMENT OF INSECT PESTS," Kelowna, BC, CANADA. Contact: V.A. Dyck, Joint FAO/IAEA Division, IAEA, PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, AUSTRIA E-mail: V.A.Dyck@iaea.org Fax: 43-1-2600-7 Phone: 43-1-2600-26164 Web: www.iaea.org/programmes/nafa/d4/index.html

(N) 12-15 August 55TH NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: A. Rahman, AgResearch, Ruakura Agric. Resch. Ctr., Private Bag 3123, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND E-mail: Anis.Rahman@agresearch.co.nz Fax: 64-7-838-5031 Phone: 64-7-838-5280

(N) 25-30 August XVII PERUVIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGY CONGRESS, Tarapoto City, San Martin, PERU. Contact: E. Arevalo-Gardini, APF President, Jr. Tarapoto 247, Banda de Shilcayo, Tarapoto, PERU E-mail: ict@terra.com.pe Fax/phone: 51-945-22361

(R) 14-16 October New information * THE ROLE OF GENETICS AND EVOLUTION IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: IOBC Symposium, Agropolis, Ave. Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier, Cedex 5, FRANCE E-mail: IOBC.symposium@agropolis.fr Fax: 33-0-467-04-7599 Website: www.iobc.agropolis.fr/symposium2002/

2003

(N) 19-23 January INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN CORN ROOTWORM, Goettingen, GERMANY. Contact: H. Kuhlman, e-mail: HKuhlma@gwdg.de Web: www.uni-goettingen.de/pflanzenpathologie/symposium

(R) 17-22 March Date change * 19TH ASIAN-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Manila, PHILIPPINES. Contact: L. Fabro, NCPC, Univ. of the Philippines, Los Banos, College, Laguna, PHILIPPINES E-mail: LFabro@yahoo.com Fax: 63-49-536-2409

2004

(R) 15-21 August New information * 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, "Strength in Diversity," Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Carillon Conf. Mgmt., PO Box 177, Red Hill, QLD 4059, AUSTRALIA E-mail: ICE2004@ccm.com.au Fax: 61-7-3369-3931 Phone: 61-7-3368-2644 Website: www.ICE2004.org

2005

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IPMnet CALENDAR PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries for 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Current as of April 2002



2002 06-09 April 6TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON FUNGAL GENETICS, Pisa, ITALY. Contact: D.G.M.P. S.r.l., Via Carducci 62/E, 56010 Ghezzano, Pisa, ITALY E-mail: incor@sirius.pisa.it Fax: 39-0032-050-879812 Phone: 39-0032-050-879740 Website: www.agr.unipi.it/ECFG6 07-11 April 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BARLEY LEAF BLIGHTS, Aleppo, SYRIA. Contact: A. Yahyaoui, ICARDA, PO Box 5466, Aleppo, SYRIA E-mail: A.Yahyaoui@cgiar.org Website: www.icarda.cgiar.org/Ann/2ndIntrl.html

09-10 April PEST-VENTURES SEMINAR, Nottingham, UK. Contact: Pest-Ventures, 2 Old Manor Farm, West End, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 4PE, UK Fax: 44-0-1664-820062 E-mail: Moira@agrisol.co.uk Phone: 44-0-1664-822678

12 April POWDERY MILDEW, 2002, Cambridge, UK. Contact: J. Brown, John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK E-mail: James.Brown@bbsrc.ac.uk Fax: 44-0-1603-450045

12-13 April BIOLOGICAL AND SUSTAINABLE MEANS FOR PREVENTION OF MYCOTOXIN ACCUMULATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY, (EU Working Group Meeting), Bari, ITALY. A focus on biocontrol and low-environmental impact means of reducing plant diseases and pest attacks that aid accumulation of fungal toxic metabolites and degrade food quality. Contact: C. Altomare, Inst. of Sci. of Food Prod., Natl. Research Council of Italy, Viale Luigi Einaudi, 51, 70125 Bari, ITALY E-mail: C.Altomare@area.ba.cnr.it Fax: 39-080-548-6063 Phone: 39-080-5912-831

17-19 April ADVANCES IN PLANT VIROLOGY, Cambridge, UK. Contact: AAB, APV Conference, HRI Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9EF, UK E-mail: chris.aab@hri.ac.uk. Fax: 44-0-1789-470234 Phone: 44-0-1789-470382, ext.186 Website: www.aab.org.uk

21 April-28 June TRAINING PROGRAMME ON INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, IAC, PO Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-317-495395 E-mail: training@iac.agro.nl Phone: 31-317-495353 Website: www.iac.wageningen-ur.nl

22-26 April 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOPESTICIDES, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA. Contact: M. Roff, Secretariat, 3rd ICOB, MARDI Research Stn. Jalan Kebun, PO Box 186, GPO, 41720 Klang, Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA E-mail: Roff@mardi.my Fax: 60-3-5161-3967 Web: www.mapps.org.my/mapps/biopesticide.html

26-28 April 20TH NATIONAL PESTICIDE FORUM, Seattle, WA, USA. Contact: Beyond Pesticides, 701 E St., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003, USA Fax: 1-202-543-4791 Phone: 1-202-543-5450 E-mail: info@beyondpesticides.org Website: www.beyondpesticides.org

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

05-11 May ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN MEDITERRANEAN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, Rabat, MOROCCO. Contact: F. Lieutier, INRA, BP 20619 Ardon, 45166 Olivet Cedex, FRANCE Fax: 33-0-238-417879 E-mail: Lieutier@orleans.inra.fr Phone: 33-0-238-417857

06-10 May 6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FRUIT FLIES OF ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE, Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: The Secretariat, 6th Fruit Fly Symposium, PO Box 12311, Die Boord 7613, South Africa E-mail: agritour@adept.co.za Fax: 27-21-887-7255 Phone: 27-21-887-4257 Website: www.fruitflysymposium.co.za

07 May 54TH 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 Website: allserv.rug.ac.be/~hvanbost/symposium

07-10 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 Website: www.agrsci.dk/plb/iobc/meet2002.htm

12-17 May 8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF PLANT VIRUS EPIDEMIOLOGY, Aschersleben, GERMANY. Contact: T. Kuehne, BAZ, PO Box 1505, 06435 Aschersleben, GERMANY E-mail: T.Kuehne@bafz.de Fax: 49-3473-879200. Phone: 49-3473-879-165 Website: virus-2002.bafz.de/title.htm

12 May-09 June COURSE ON DEVELOPMENT OF IPM APPROACHES, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, IAC, PO Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-317-495395 E-mail: training@iac.agro.nl Phone: 31-317-495353 Website: www.iac.wageningen-ur.nl

19-24 May AQUATIC WEED CONTROL SHORT COURSE 2002, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Contact: B. Miller-Tipton, OCI, PO Box 110750, Bldg. 639, Mowry Rd., Gainesville, FL 32611-0750, USA E-mail: BMiller-Tipton@mail.ifas.ufl.edu Fax: 1-352-392-9734 Web: conference.ifas.ufl.edu/aw/ Phone: 1-352-392-5930

04-08 June 7TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ALLIUM WHITE ROT, Coalinga, CA, USA. Contact: M.R. McDonald, Bovey Bldg., Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, Ont. N1G 2W1, CANADA Fax: 1-519-767-0755 E-mail: MRMcDona@uoguelph.ca Phone: 1-519-824-4120 Website: www.cps-scp.ca/allumwhiterot.html

10-22 June COURSE ON THE ROLE OF PESTICIDES IN IPM, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, IAC, PO Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS Fax: 31-317-495395 E-mail: training@iac.agro.nl Phone: 31-317-495353 Website: www.iac.wageningen-ur.nl

16-19 June 2002 CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING, Waterton Lakes National Park, AL, CANADA. Contact: L.M. Kawchuk, Pathology, Lethbridge Resch. Ctr., P.O.B. 3000, Lethbridge, AL T1J 4B1, CANADA E-mail: Kawchuk@em.agr.ca Fax: 1-403-382-3156 Phone: 1-403-317-2271

16-21 June 19TH CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE ENTOMOLOGIA, Manaus, AM, BRASIL. Contact: Orcal Eventos, Av. Joaquim Nabuco, no. 352, Centro, CEP 69020-031, Manaus, AM, BRASIL E-mail: orcal@osite.com.br Fax/phone: 55-092-232-4468 Website: www.fua.br/~19cbe/index.htm

17-21 June 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOREST VEGETATION MANAGEMENT, Nancy, FRANCE; "Technical, Environmental and Economic Challenges of Forest Vegetation Management." Contact: H. Frochot, IFVMC4, INRA, 54 280 Champenoux, FRANCE Fax: 33-3-83-39-40-34 E-mail: IFVMC4@nancy.inra.fr Website: www.ifvmc.org

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

24-28 June 1ST LATIN-AMERICAN SHORT-COURSE ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS, Montelimar, NICARAGUA. Contact: J.C. Medal, Dept. of Entom. & Nema., Univ. of Florida, PO Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620, USA E-mail: Medal@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu Phone: 1-352-846-5000

24 June-12 July 52ND ANNUAL ACAROLOGY SUMMER PROGRAM, Columbus, OH, USA. Contact: H. Klompen, Museum of Biol. Diversity, 1315 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212-1157, USA Fax: 1-614-292-7774 E-mail: Klompen.1@osu.edu Phone: 1-614-292-7180 Web: www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~acarolog/sum2k1.htm

08-10 July BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PLANT PATHOLOGY PRESIDENTIAL MEETING, "Plant Pathology and Global Food Security," London, UK. Contact: M.J. Hocart, Crop Sci. Dept., SAC, West Mains Rd., Edinburg EH9 3JG, UK E-mail: M.Hocart@ed.sac.ac.uk> Fax: 44-0-131-667-2601 Phone: 44-0-131-535-4082 Website: www.bspp.org.uk

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

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/

05-08 August 23RD BRAZILIAN WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Porto Alegre, RGS, BRAZIL. Contact: E. Roman, ERoman@cnpt.embrapa.br

05-30 August INTER-REGIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON THE "USE OF THE STERILE INSECT AND RELATED TECHNIQUES FOR THE AREAWIDE MANAGEMENT OF INSECT PESTS," Kelowna, BC, CANADA. Contact: V.A. Dyck, Joint FAO/IAEA Division, IAEA, PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, AUSTRIA E-mail: V.A.Dyck@iaea.org Fax: 43-1-2600-7 Phone: 43-1-2600-26164 Web: www.iaea.org/programmes/nafa/d4/index.html

11-17 August 7TH INTERNATIONAL MYCOLOGICAL CONGRESS, Oslo, NORWAY. Contact: L. Ryvarden, Leif.Ryvarden@bio.uio.no Website: www.uio.no/conferences/imc7/imc7/intro.html

12-15 August 55TH NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: A. Rahman, AgResearch, Ruakura Agric. Resch. Ctr., Private Bag 3123, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND E-mail: Anis.Rahman@agresearch.co.nz Fax: 64-7-838-5031 Phone: 64-7-838-5280

12-15 August 22ND BRAZILIAN WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Porto Alegre, RGS, BRAZIL. Contact: E. Roman, A/C EMBRAPA, C.P. 451, Passo Fundo, RS, BRAZIL E-mail: ERoman@cnpt.embrapa.br

25-30 August XVII PERUVIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGY CONGRESS, Tarapoto City, San Martin, PERU. Contact: E. Arevalo-Gardini, APF President, Jr. Tarapoto 247, Banda de Shilcayo, Tarapoto, PERU E-mail: ict@terra.com.pe Fax/phone: 51-945-22361

26-30 August 3RD WORLD CONGRESS ON ALLELOPATHY, Tsukuba, JAPAN. Contact: Y. Fujii, Natl. Inst. for Agro-Environmental Sci., Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305-8604, JAPAN E-mail: YFujii@affrc.go.jp Website: iasj.ac.affrc.go.jp

31 August-05 September 6TH IOBC/WPRS WORKSHOP ON POME FRUIT DISEASES, Lindau/Bodensee, GERMANY. Contact: P. Triloff, Marktgemeinschaft Bodenseeobst, Albert Maierstr. 6, 088045 Friedrichshafen, GERMANY E-mail: Peter.Triloff@t-online.de Fax: 49-0-171-829-8032 Phone: 49-0-7541-501030

02-06 September 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AQUATIC WEEDS, Moliets, FRANCE. Contact: M-H. Montel, Water Quality Research Unit, Cemagref Groupement de Bordeaux, 50 Avenue de Verdun, 33612 Cestas Cedex, FRANCE E-mail: Marie-Helene.Montel@cemagref.fr Fax: 33-5-578-90801 Phone: 33-5-578-90854 Website: www.cemagref.fr

08-13 September 13TH AUSTRALIAN WEEDS CONFERENCE, Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA. Contact: 13th AWC, PO Box 257, South Perth, 6951 WA, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-8-9450-2942 E-mail: convlink@iinet.net.au Phone: 61-8-9450-1662 Website: members.iinet.net.au/~weeds/conference/index.htm

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

09-14 September 6TH CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR PLANT PATHOLOGY, "Disease Resistance in Plant Pathology," Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC. Contact: EFPP 2002, Czech Phyto. Soc., Resch. Inst. of Crop Prod., Div. of Plant Med., Drnovska 507, 161 06 Prague 6, Ruzyne, CZECH REPUBLIC E-mail: EFPP2002@vurv.cz Fax: 420-2-333-11592 Phone: 420-2-330-22295 Website: www.efpp.net/PDF/2%20page.pdf

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

15-18 September EGG PARASITOIDS FOR BIOCONTROL OF INSECT PESTS 6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Perugia, ITALY. Contact: 6th Symposium, Dept. of Arbor. and Plant Prot.-Entom., Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121, Perugia, ITALY E-mail: eggpar@unipg.it Fax: 39-075-585-5039 Phone: 39-075-585-6030 Web: www.unipg.it/eggpar/

15-19 September 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE PATHOVARS AND RELATED PATHOGENS, Potenza, ITALY. Contact: N.S. Iacobellis, pseudomonassyringae@unibas.it

22-27 September IOBC PHEROMONE WORKING GROUP MEETING, Erice, Sicily, ITALY. Contact: P. Witzgall, SLU, Box 44, 23053 Alnarp, SWEDEN E-mail: peter.witzgall@phero.net Fax: 46-40-461991 Phone: 46-40-415307 Web: phero.net/iobc/sicily/announc4.html

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

07-13 October 7TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, Thessaloniki, GREECE. Contact: Secretariat, Lab. of Appld. Zoo. and Parasitol., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, 540-06 Thessaloniki, GREECE Fax/phone: 31-998-853 E-mail: Matilda@agro.auth.gr

14-16 October THE ROLE OF GENETICS AND EVOLUTION IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: IOBC Symposium, Agropolis, Ave. Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier, Cedex 5, FRANCE E-mail: IOBC.symposium@agropolis.fr Fax: 33-0-467-04-7599 Website: www.iobc.agropolis.fr/symposium2002/

21-24 October INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMIMPROVING BIOCONTROL OF Plutella xylostella, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: C. Lyonnet, CIRAD-DS/midec, TA 179/02, Ave. Agropolis, 34398 Montpellier cedex 5, FRANCE E-mail: dbm2002@cirad.fr Fax: 33-0-467-615603 Web: dbm2002.cirad.fr

28 October-01 November 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RODENT BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, Bogor, INDONESIA. Contact: D. Tart, ACTS, GPO Box 2200, Canberra ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-2-6257-3256 E-mail: secretariat@icrbm.com Phone: 61-2-6257-3299 Website: www.icrbm.com

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

05-08 November 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL PLANT DISEASES, Chiang Mai, THAILAND. Contact: TPS2002 Secretariat, PO BOX 1064, Kasetsart Post Office, Bangkok 10903, THAILAND E-mail: Amara@doa.go.th Phone: 66-2-579-9585 Fax: 66-2-940-5419 Website: www.doa.go.th/diseases/index.html

18-21 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2002, "Pests and Diseases," Brighton, UK. Contact: BCPC Ltd., 49 Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PH, UK E-mail: md@bcpc.org Fax: 44-0-1252-727194 Phone: 44-0-1252-733072 Website: www.bcpc.org

24-27 November CANADIAN EXPERT COMMITTEE ON WEEDS ANNUAL MEETING, Saskatoon, SK, CANADA. Contact: H. Beckie, BeckieH@em.agr.ca Fax: 1-306-956-7247 Phone: 1-306-956-7251

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

04-06 December 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PESTS IN AGRICULTURE, Montpelllier, FRANCE. Contact: S. Kreiter, Directeur de l'UFR Ecologie Animale & Zoologie Agricole, Campus Agro.M / INRA - Unit 9 d'Acarologie, 2, Place Pierre Viala, 34060 MONTPELLIER Cedex 01, FRANCE E-mail: Kreiter@ensam.inra.fr

2003 January 41ST CONGRESS, SOUTHERN AFRICA SOCIETY FOR PLANT PATHOLOGY, Orange Free State, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: Secretary, SASPP, ARC, PPRI, Private Bag X5017, Stellenbosch 7600, SOUTH AFRICA E-mail: vredcl@plant3.agric.za Website: www.saspp.co.za 19-23 January INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN CORN ROOTWORM, Goettingen, GERMANY. Contact: H. Kuhlman, e-mail: HKuhlma@gwdg.de Web: www.uni-goettingen.de/pflanzenpathologie/symposium

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/

09-12 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Jacksonville, FL, USA. Contact: WSSA Mtg. Manager, PO Box 7050, Lawrence, KS 66044-7050, USA E-mail: WSSA@allenpress.com Fax: 1-785-843-1274 Phone: 1-785-843-1235 Website: www.WSSA.net

17-21 February 6TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF CHROMOLAENA ODORATA AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS IN INDONESIA, Medan and Samosir Island, North Sumatara, INDONESIA. Contact: R. Muniappan, RMuni@uog9.uog.edu

March 3RD INTERNATIONAL BEMISIA WORKSHOP, Barcelona, SPAIN. Contact: J. Arno, Dept. de Proteccio Veg., IRTA-Centre de Cabrils, 08348 Cabrils, Barcelona, SPAIN E-mail: Judit.Arno@irta.es Fax: 93-753-3954 Phone: 93-750-7511

17-22 March Date change * 19TH ASIAN-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Manila, PHILIPPINES. Contact: L. Fabro, NCPC, Univ. of the Philippines, Los Banos, College, Laguna, PHILIPPINES E-mail: LFabro@yahoo.com Fax: 63-49-536-2409

27 April-02 May 11TH SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS, Canberra, AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Corey, CSIRO Entomology, PO Box 1700, Canberra 2601, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-02-6246-4177 E-mail: Sharon.Corey@ento.csiro.au. Phone: 61-02-6246-4136 Website: www.ento.csiro.au/weeds2003/index.html

May 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON POPULATION DYNAMICS OF PLANT INHABITING MITES, Orlando, FL, USA. Contact: D.C. Margolies, Dept. of Entomology, Waters Hall, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS 66506-4004, USA E-mail: DMargoli@oznet.ksu.edu

11-14 June 15TH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF INSECT SCIENTISTS, MEETING AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE, "Integrated Pest (IPM) and Vectors Management (IVM) on African Rural and Urban Livelihoods: Perspective and Future Strategies." Contact: F.E. Nwilene, WARDA, 01 BP 2551, Bouake 01, COTE D'IVOIRE E-mail: F.Nwilene@cgiar.org

01-03 July 16TH CONGRESS OF THE NEMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: H. Hugo, ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, Private Bag X5013, 7599 Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA E-mail: Hans@infruit.agric.za Fax: 27-21-809-3584 Phone: 27-21-809-3468

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

11-13 July 2ND GLOBAL INITIATIVE ON LATE BLIGHT CONFERENCE, Hamburg, GERMANY. Contact: C. Lizarraga, GILB, CIP, PO Box 1558, Lima 12, PERU. E-mail: GILB@cgiar.org Fax: 51-1-317-5326 Website: www.cipotato.org/gilb/gilb02_conference.htm

12-17 July 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

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.

17-20 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2003, "Weeds," Brighton, UK. Contact: BCPC Ltd., 49 Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PH, UK E-mail: md@bcpc.org Fax: 44-0-1252-727194 Phone: 44-0-1252-733072 Website: www.bcpc.org

2004 07-11 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Kansas City, MO, USA. Contact: WSSA Mtg. Manager, PO Box 7050, Lawrence, KS 66044-7050, USA E-mail: WSSA@allenpress.com Fax: 1-785-843-1274 Phone: 1-785-843-1235 Website: www.WSSA.net 19-25 June 4TH INTERNATIONAL WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: IWSS, PO Box 8048, University, MS 38677-8048, USA E-mail: SDuke@olemiss.edu Fax: 1-662-915-1035 Phone: 1-662-915-1036

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

15-20 August 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Contact: J. Cullen, CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA Phone: 61-2-6246-4025 E-mail: J.Cullen@ento.csiro.au Fax: 61-2-6246-4000 Website: www.ento.csiro.au/ice2004/index.html

15-21 August New information * 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, "Strength in Diversity," Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Carillon Conf. Mgmt., PO Box 177, Red Hill, QLD 4059, AUSTRALIA E-mail: ICE2004@ccm.com.au Fax: 61-7-3369-3931 Phone: 61-7-3368-2644 Website: www.ICE2004.org

22 August 11TH INTERNATIONAL CEREAL RUST AND POWDERY MILDEW CONFERENCE, Norwich, UK. Contact: J. Brown, James.Brown@bbsrc.ac.uk

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

13-18 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2004, 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

2005 30 July-04 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Austin, TX, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: aps@apsnet.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Website: www.apsnet.org 12-17 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2005, 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





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