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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS international IPM news and programs Nobel Laureate Calls for IPM IPM is on Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug's short list for actions needed to help address a "building catastrophe" on African farms that are "locked in a downward spiral" with declining crop yields, depleted soil nutrients, and a need to plant ever greater land areas to meet increasing food demands. In a recently published commentary, Dr. Borlaug said that, "Africa desperately needs the simple, effective high-yield farming systems that have made the first world's food supply safe and secure, and kept its wild species from extinction: chemical fertilizers, improved seeds bred for local conditions, and integrated pest management (with pest- icides)." These "basics" are needed to stave off malnourishment and wide-spread hunger and illness, he noted.

Borlaug believes that, just as with the Green Revolution of the 1960's, there is an enormous global challenge to significantly expand food production while making an effort to "save the planet's wild- lands." One of the factors that has changed in 40-plus years is the rising adoption of IPM to help bolster food production and pest in- curred yield losses. excerpted, with thanks, from the WALL STREET JOURNAL, 13 May 02. thanks to D. Powell and AgNet for information.

Chem Sales Down, GM Up in 2001 Conventional" crop protection product sales fell 7.4 percent to US.8 billion in 2001, while sales of biotechnology-related pro- ducts (including sales of genetically modified [GM] crops and their associated technology fees) surged 12.9 percent, to US billion, according to recent reports. Among major agricultural chemical companies, most logged sales declines in conventional ag chem products last year, intensified by product line divestitures and global monetary conditions. Several medium-size firms reported sales increases compared to 2000, mainly due to product line acquisitions.

The leading agchem companies in millions of US dollar sales were reported to be: Syngenta, US,323; Bayer, US,278 (but expected to rise to number 1 with acquisition of Aventis CropScience); Monsanto, US,212; DuPont, US,842; BASF, US,114: Dow Chemical, US,842; and, Makhteshim-Agan, US4. excerpted, with thanks, from various sources.

Pachyderm Pests Prove Persistent Scouting, traps, mechanical control, feeding deterrents. Why don't they call it IPM as they should?" rightly asks IPM scientist E.G. Rajotte, commenting on a multi-tactic plan to manage what is doubtlessly the largest of vertebrate pests threatening crops, Elephas maximus (Asian elephant). A team of scientists has launched a unique initiative to reduce crop raiding by Asian elephants in an Indonesian province. The scheme integrates guard towers built out of local self-rooting tree trunks then wrapped in barbed wire, tripwires, and harmless-but-fiery chili juice impregnated ropes that cause a powerful but short term irrita- tion in the eyes and nasal membranes which is unpleasant and temporar- ily incapacitating. Conflicts between farmers and elephants have been raging for some time. Elephants confined to ever smaller forest blocks increasingly venture into farms for food. The results have been disastrous: farmers lose their crops and sometimes their lives, and elephants are either killed, or captured and confined to "training centers."

Once alerted by the tripwires, guards in the towers will use sirens, spotlights, whistles, and firecrackers to persuade the pachy- derms to move off. For particularly aggressive animals, such as soli- tary males, a vehicle fitted with a siren and spotlight will be called to herd animals back into the forest. In areas where vehicle access is impossible, five tamed elephants and their handlers will keep wild elephants at bay. No mention made of using peanuts. excerpted, with thanks, from the Wildlife Conservation Society's website: wcs.org/7411/?art=57518 special thanks to E.G. Rajotte for information.

GLOBAL IPM NOTES Color-infrared photography taken from aircraft-mounted cameras is a fast, affordable method of locating and monitoring Salvinia molesta (giant salvinia), one of the world's worst aquatic weeds. *> J.H. Everitt, Email: jeveritt@weslaco.ars.usda.gov Adoption of IPM in a potato-growing region of Ecuador is expected to reduce usage of, and applicator exposure to, insecticides as well as improve environmental conditions. *> C. Crissman, Email: c.crissman@cgiar.org. An international scientific consortium sequenced the genomes of twoXanthomonas bacteria strains (cause of citrus canker, and black rot in broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbages) and found these economically important pathogens share over 80 percent of their genes, information seen as leading to limitation of their damage capability. *> A.C.R. da Silva, Email: acrasera@iq.usp.br
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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

THE FUTURE OF WEED MANAGEMENT In the preface to his new publication, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF WEED CONTROL, J. Gressel sets the stage by directly stating that "Weeds are the major crop protection constraint to food production." In between that clear pronouncement and a massive reference list, the hardbound volume critically assesses the impact of new molecular biology tech- niques on the science of weed management and also points out areas in which weed science has influenced molecular biology. A wide ranging discussion addresses aspects of both engineered and natural herbicide resistance. Dr. Gressel looks to the future in describing how appli- cation of molecular biology can reduce reliance on chemical control methods and enhance crop plant competitiveness for light, nutrients, and water. The 2002, 520-page monograph includes over 40 black and white illustrations. *> A. Upali, Taylor & Francis Ltd., 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE, UK. Fax: 44-0-20-7842-2300. E-mail: antonio.upali@tandf.co.uk. Phone: 44-0-20-7842-2021. Web: www.lifesciencesarena.com FLOWERS WITHOUT METHYL BROMIDE As a result of the Montreal Protocol, the United Nations Environ- ment Program published FLORICULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENTGROWING FLOW- ERS WITHOUT METHYL BROMIDE in 2001 in English, Spanish, and French versions. The 124-page, softbound guide contains practical information for adopting effective alternatives to the use of MeBr in the produc- tion of cut flowers. The new volume is attractively designed, and in- cludes: informative tables, several step-by-step procedures, and num- erous full-color photos. It is also available (free) on the web at: www.uneptie.org *> C. Mercado, DTIE, Tour Mirabeau, 39-43 quai Andre Citroen, 75739 Paris-Cedex 15, FRANCE. E-mail: cecilia.mercado@unep.fr. Fax: 33-1-44-371474. Phone: 33-1-44-371450. PUBLICATION & CD NOTES CD COVERS TROPICAL RICE IPM "RiceIPM," a newer CD focused on tropical rice, offers an interactive training and extensive information resource package for improving man- agement of rice pestsprimarily insects, weeds, and pathogens. The CD combines hypertext links, interactive keys, images, and video while allowing users to access content in a variety of ways. From an intro- ductory tutorialthrough diagnostics, fact sheets, and identification of rice disordersto a rice-IPM quiz, the CD is said to be useful for researchers, advisors, and students alike. Information was researched by an international team of IPM specialists from various countries in SE Asia, and the CD developed jointly by the International Rice Re- search Institute (IRRI) and the Centre for Pest Information Technology & Transfer at the Univ. of Queensland (Australia).*> Div. WB, CPS-Marketing and Dist. Unit, IRRI, DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES. E-mail: e.ramin@cgiar.org. Fax: 63-2-761-2404. Web: www.irri.org ADVANTAGES OF ALLELOPATHY A recent monograph, ALLELOPATHY IN AGROECOSYSTEMS discusses how the natural biochemical interactions among plants and microbes may be harnessed as a tool for weed, and possibly pest insect, management. Editors R.K. Kohli, et al have distilled the contributions of international allelopathy experts into a 20-chapter reference co- published as JOURNAL OF CROP PRODUCTION, 4(2), #8, 2001. The 432- page work updates the latest research and thinking on the topic. *> Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghampton, NY 13904-9981, USA. E-mail: getinfo@haworthpressinc.com. Fax: 1-607-771-0012. Phone: 1-607-771-5857. Web: www.haworthpress.com

WEEDING/CULTIVATION REVISITED One of the most extensive and up-to- date reviews of field cultivation and weeding equipment has been revised with new information in a 2002 ver- sion of STEEL IN THE FIELD, first published in 1997. Author G. Bowman has retained the same informative mix of technical data, outstanding black and white line drawings, and first-hand reports from growers of dryland, orchard/horticultural, and agronomic crops, but updated the numerous addresses and added websites to make this 128-page work an even more valuable reference. *> Sustainable Agriculture Publica- tions, Hills Bldg., Rm 210, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405- 0082, USA. E-mail: SANpubs@uvm.edu. Phone: 1-802-656-0484.

DISEASE RISK ASSESSED A series of studies has been analyzed and summarized on a CD titled PEST RISK ANAL- YSIS FOR SHIPPING WHEAT FROM KARNAL BUNT (Tilletia indica) INFECTED AREAS TO DISEASE FREE DESTINATIONS. The six included chapters (MS Word files) address various aspects of the topic. *> S. Nagarajan, Indian Agric. Research Institute, New Delhi 110012, INDIA. Fax: 91-011-576-6420. E-mail: snagaranjan@flashmail.com. Phone: 91-011-573-3367.

WEBSITE, VIDEO, & OTHER SOURCES PLANT DISEASE NOMENCLATURE The American Phytopathological Soci- ety's Committee on Standardization of Common Names for Plant Diseases has prepared, and continues to main- tain and revise, an extensive and freely accessible listing of COMMON NAMES OF PLANT DISEASES at: www.apsnet.org/online/common/toc.asp. Clicking on a listed plant reveals both common and scientific names of known bacterial, fungal, and miscellaneous diseases or disorders, as well as the authority and date of the latest report or revision. The same information, in either hardcopy or diskette format, is out of print currently. BIOPESTICIDES DATABASE From a description of microbial biopesticides (MB) including mode of action and spectrum of control, to a global listing of MB manufacturers and sup- pliers, a newer website offers a wide range of useful information and pertinent links. The "Database of Microbial Biopesticides" (DMB) ippc.orst.edu developed by W.I. Bajwa, forms one of the newer elements in the suite of data and knowledge bases that comprise the well regarded Database of IPM Resources. DMB includes environmental risk assessment of MBs, a feature on Bt-based pest management, plus brief discussions on a variety of MB-related aspects. *> W.I. Bajwa, bajwaw@bcc.orst.edu.

GROWERS REPORT THEIR IPM ACTIONS In their own words, nine west- ern Canadian canola (Brassica napus or B. rapa) growers report their pest management activities for one growing season in a straight-forward web feature, "IPM Jour- nal." Each growers' entry follows a chronological format and is rich in personalized experiences and a variety of approaches for coping with weeds (the major problem), insects, and diseases. The engaging material appears on "Canola Connection," the website of the Canola Council of Canada, at: www.canola on "What's New," then on "IPM Journal." A series of integrated "IPM Notes" high- light a range of techniques that could be utilized depending on indi- vidualized situations. excerpted, with thanks, from the Canola Council. special thanks to K. Weigand for forwarding information.

EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, & SERVICES SPECIMEN HOLDER IMPROVES VIEWING A new, low cost specimen holder for minute species has been de- veloped to aid in low-temperature scanning electron microscopy. De- signed by E. Erbe, the device is made from scrap metal and allows a 90-degree tilt for observation of the edges of flat specimens. It also can be used to obtain side, front, and back views of specimens normal- ly mounted with just the top side exposed. Rotating samples in the new holder between each observation/recording yields a series of micro- graphs comprising a 360-degree view of the object/specimen. Whereas standard holders permit only limited viewing and can cost several hun- dred dollars, Erbe's holder was inexpensively made and has far more versatility. The holder is anticipated to lead to more accurate iden- tification and ultimately improved pest management techniques. *> E. Erbe, erbee@ba.ars.usda.gov. excerpted, with thanks, from AGRIC. RESEARCH, May 2002. PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES COORDINATOR, INSECT MANAGEMENT TRIALS, Urbana, IL, USA. * Determine efficacy of registered and ex- perimental crop protection technologies; establish small-plot and on- farm research trials; conduct associated activities. * Requires: BS in an agricultural science (MS preferred); minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in insect management field research; computer capability; data management experience; oral and written communica- tion (English) skills. Contact: K.L. Steffey, Dept. of Crop Sciences, Univ. of Illinois, 1102 South Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, USA. E-mail: ksteffey@uiuc.edu. Fax: 1-217-333-5245. Phone: 1-217-333-6652.
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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 Search for a Plant-Based Vole Repellent Rodenticies and herbicides are the current primary means of con- trolling voles, a major vertebrate pest in orchards and other crops. P.D. Curtis, et al conducted research on candidate plant species that might be used as a non-lethal, but effective, repellent. In their paper, "Developing a Plant-Based Vole Repellent: Screening of Ten Candidate Species," the group reported that Pachysandra terminalis, Buxus sempervirens, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, and Coronilla varia were the most effective feeding deterrents among the species tested.*> P.D. Curtis, pdc1@cornell.edu. excerpted, with thanks, from CROP PROT., 21(4), 299-306, May 2002. This Month's SELECTED TITLES (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories). General "Demystifying Farmers' Entomological and Pest Management Knowledge: A Methodology for Assessing the Impacts on Knowledge from IPM-FFS and NES Interventions," Price, L.L. * AGRIC. AND HUM. VALUES, 18(2), 153-176, 2001. "Environmental Benefits of Genetically Modified Crops: Global and European Perspectives on their Ability to Reduce Pesticide Use," Phipps, R.H., and J.R. Park. * JRNL. OF ANIMAL AND FEED SCI., 11, 1-18, 2002.

"Growing Greener - The Impact of Integrated Pest Management," Brower, V. * EMBO REPORTS, 3(5), 403-406, May 2002. Web: www.embo-reports.oupjournals.org/content/vol13/issue5. [No author address available.]

"Involucramiento de las Mujeres en Procesos Participativos de Manejo Integrado de Plagas en Cafe en Nicaragua," Valenzuela, G., and K. Prins. * MANEJO INT. DE PLAG., 63, Marzo 2002. Web: www.catie.ac.cr/information/rmip.

Biocontrol "Biocontrol of Cocoa Pod Diseases with Mycoparasite Mixtures," Krauss, U., and W. Soberanis. * BIOL. CONT., 22(2), 149-158, October 2001. "Control of Seven Grasses with a Mixture of Three Fungal Pathogens with Restricted Host Ranges," Chandramohan, S., and R. Charudattan. * BIOL. CONT., 22(3), 246-255, November 2001. "The System Management Approach of Biological Weed Control: Some Theoretical Considerations and Aspects of Application," Frantzen, J., et al * BIOCON., 46(2), 139-155, June 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 "Assembly Theory Applied to Weed Communities," Booth, B.D., and C.J. Swanton. * WEED SCI., 50(1), 02-13, 2002. "Control of Orobanche aegyptiaca and O. ramosa in Potato," Goldwasser, Y., et al * CROP PROT., 20(5), 403-410, June 2001.

"Non-chemical Weed Management in Organic Farming Systems," Bond, W., and A.C. Grundy. * WEED RESCH., 41(5), 383-405, October 2001.

Entomology "Bollworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Survival on 'Bollgard' and 'Boll- gard II' Cotton Flower Bud and Flower Components," Gore, J., et al * JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 94(6), 1445-1451, December 2001. "Glandular-haired Cultivars Reduce Potato Leafhopper Damage in Alfalfa," Sulc, R.M., et al * AGRON. JRNL., 93(6), 1287-1296, November-December 2001.

"Medfly Areawide Sterile Insect Technique Programmes for Prevention, Suppression or Eradication: The Importance of Mating Behavior Studies," Hendrichs, J., et al * FLORIDA ENTOM., 85(1), 1-13, March 2002.

Special sub-Section: Bt "Comparison of Bt Maize Hybrids with their Non-transgenic Counterparts and Commercial Varieties for Resistance to European Corn Borer and for Agronomic Traits," Magg, T., et al * PLANT BREED., 120(5), 397-404, October 2001. "Efficacy of Seed Mixes of Transgenic Bt and Nontransgenic Cot- ton Against Bollworm, Helicoverpa zea Boddie," Agi, A., et al * JRNL. OF COTTON SCI., 5(2), 74-80, 2001.

Nematology "Effective Transgenic Resistance to Globodera pallida in Potato Field Trials," Urwin, P.E., et al * MOLEC. BREED., 8(1), 95-101, August 2001.

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IV. U.S. REGIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT CENTERS news, developments Pest Management Plan Session Slated Growers, commodity leaders, researchers, and others will gather 25-27 June 2002 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA, to convene an International Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for Dry Peas, Lentils, and Chickpeas, with a goal of identifying research, regu- latory, and education needs for pest management in these crops. The event will follow a workshop format and draw participants from both western Canadian provinces and western U.S. states, accord- ing to information from the U.S. Western Region Pest Management Center (WRPMC). Discussion will follow a pest-by-pest approach to cover all current pest management practices as well as those under development.

Space is available for observers who wish to have a seat in the audience area. More information on the PMSP process can be found at: www.wrpmc.ucdavis.edu/CropProfiles/index.html. * > L. Herbst, WRPMC, Dept. of Environmental Toxicology, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616-8588, USA. E-mail: llherbst@ucdavis.edu. Fax: 1-530-754-8379. Phone: 1-530-752-7010. Web: www.wrpmc.ucdavis.edu.

A Salute and Thanks

For eight-and-a-half years IPMnet's Web Site www.ipmnet.org and computer server have been ably administered by R.E. Stinner (North Carolina State Univ.) and the HTML coding for the web version of IPMnet NEWS efficiently and crisply performed by J.E. Bacheler. On behalf of the Consortium for International Crop Protection and IPMnet, a very heartfelt and generous thanks as the baton and duty is handed off with this issue of the NEWS. Here, here... job well done.

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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: This issue of the IPMnet NEWS lists only: (N)EW events that have not been previously cited; and, (R)EVISED events, with new information compared to an earlier listing in the IPMnet CALENDAR 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 the IPMnet website: www.ipmnet.org 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 var- iety of sources; IPMnet greatly appreciates all 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 01 June 2002.

2002 (N) 03-05 July XXII CONGRESO ASOCIATION COLOMBIANA DE FITOPATOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AFINES (ASCOLFI), Santa Fe de Bogota, COLOMBIA. Contact: ASCOLFI, A.A. 1474, Palmira-Valle, COLOMBIA. E-mail: ascolfi@telesat.com.co. Fax: 92-275-0557. (N) 27 July-01 August 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VIROLOGY, Paris, FRANCE. Contact: ICA/JCD Conseil, 4, Villa d'Orleans, 75014 Paris, FRANCE. E-mail: iums@jcdconseil.com. Fax: 33-0-1-406-42050. Phone: 33-0-1-406-42000. Web: iums.galilee.fr

(N) 04-09 August XXXV CONGRESO BRASILEIRO DE FITOPATOLOGIA, Recife, BRAZIL. Web: www.sbfito.com.br

(N) 10-15 October 7TH INTERNATIONAL BIOSAFETY OF GENETICALLY MOD- IFIED ORGANISMS SYMPOSIUM, Beijing, CHINA. Contact: Biosafety Symposium, Email: biosafe@pku.edu.cn. Fax: 86-10-627-51194. Web: www.worldbiosafety.net

2003 (N) 06-10 April XII CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE FITOPATOLOGIA, Valle del Rio Grande, TX, USA. Contact: J.M. Amador, Agric. Resch. Ctr., 2415 E. Hwy. 83, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA. Fax: 1-956-969-5639. E-mail: j-amador@tamu.edu. Phone: 1-956-968-5585.

(R) 08-10 April revised * 4TH NATIONAL IPM SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP (U.S.), Indianapolis, IN, USA. Contact: E.E. Wolff, 302 E. John St., Suite 202, Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820, USA. Fax: 1-217-333-9561. E-mail: ipmsymposium@ad.uiuc.edu. Phone: 1-217-333-2881. Web: www.conted.uiuc.edu/ipm.

(N) June * 2003 CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Montreal, QUE, CANADA. Contact: A.C. Kushalappa, Dept. of Plant Sci., Raymond Bldg., Macdonald, McGill Univ., 21111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste. anne de Bellevue, QUE H9X 3V9, CANADA. Fax: 1-541-398-7897. E-mail: kushalappa@macdonald.mcgill.ca. Phone: 1-514-398-7851, ext. 7867.

(N) 12-16 October 8TH ARAB CONGRESS OF PLANT PROTECTION, El-Beida, LIBYA. Contact: A. Bataw, ACPP Organizing Comm., Fac. of Agric., Omar El-Mokhtar Univ., El-Beida, LIBYA. E-mail: alibataw@hotmail.com.

2004 No new or revised entries.

2005 (N) Date unspecified XIII CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE FITOPAT- OLOGIA, Cordoba, COR, ARGENTINA. Contact: S. Lenard, slenard@infovia.com.ar.

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

2002 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

16-19 June 8TH BIENNIAL WORKSHOP ON SMUT FUNGI, Dallas, TX, USA. Contact: K. Arthur, 1400 Preston Rd., Suite 400, Plano, TX 75093, USA E-mail: KArthur@gustafson.com Fax: 1-972-985-1696 Phone: 1-972-985-8877 Web: www.gustafson.com/smut_workshop/

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

18-19 June INVASIVE SPECIES SYMPOSIUM, Davis, CA, USA. Contact: J. Brown-Simmons, e-mail: JBSimmons@ucdavis.edu Phone: 1-530-752-0476 Web: www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/Cofred/Public/Aca/ConfHome.cfm?confid=130

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

02-05 July 29TH CONGRESO NACIONAL DE LA SOCIEDAD MEXICANA DE FITOPATOLOGIA, Monterrey, NL, MEXICO. Web: members.tripod.com/~sociedad/Sociedad.htm

03-05 July XXII CONGRESO ASOCIATION COLOMBIANA DE FITOPATOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AFINES (ASCOLFI), Santa Fe de Bogota, COLOMBIA. Contact: ASCOLFI, A.A. 1474, Palmira-Valle, COLOMBIA E-mail: ascolfi@telesat.com.co Fax: 92-275-0557

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

21-24 July 4TH INTERNATIONAL WHEAT TAN SPOT AND SPOT BLOTCH WORKSHOP, Bemidji, MN, USA. Contact: L. Francl, e-mail: Leonard.Francl@ndsu.nodak.edu Fax: 1-701-231-7851 Web: www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/francl/workshop/index.htm

27 July-01 August 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VIROLOGY, Paris, FRANCE. Contact: ICA/JCD Conseil, 4, Villa d'Orleans, 75014 Paris, FRANCE E-mail: IUMS@jcdconseil.com Fax: 33-0-1-406-42050 Phone: 33-0-1-406-42000 Web: iums.galilee.fr

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 XXXV CONGRESO BRASILEIRO DE FITOPATOLOGIA, Recife, BRAZIL. Web: www.sbfito.com.br

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

08-12 September INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IPM IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, Entebbe, UGANDA. Theme: "IPM: A Strategic Tool for Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa." Contact: Adipala-Ekwamu, Crop Sci. Dept., Makerere Univ., Box 7062, Kampala, UGANDA E-mail: acss@starcom.co.ug Phone: 256-41-540464 Web: www.aaec.vt.edu/ipmcrspuganda/conference/

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

13 September SYMPOSIUM: HERBICIDE RESISTANT CROPS AND WEEDS, Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Powles, c/o Weeds Conference, Convention Link, PO Box 257, South Perth, WA 6951, AUSTRALIA E-mail: SPowles@agric.uwa.edu.au Fax: 61-8-9450-2942 Web: members.iinet.net.au/~weeds/. [Follows the 13th Australian Weeds Conference and includes international featured speakers.]

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-04 October 4TH INTERNATIONAL POWDERY & DOWNY MILDEW WORKSHOP, Napa, CA, USA. Contact: PM/DM Workshop 2002, Dept. of Plant Path., Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA E-mail: pmdm2002@yahoo.com Fax: 1-530-752-5674 Web: www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/Cofred/Public/Aca/ConfHome.cfm?confid=134

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

10-15 October 7TH INTERNATIONAL BIOSAFETY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS SYMPOSIUM, Beijing, CHINA. Contact: Biosafety Symposium, biosafe@pku.edu.cn Fax: 86-10-627-51194 Web: www.worldbiosafety.net

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

27-30 October SYMPOSIUM: INVASIVE PLANTSGLOBAL ISSUES, LOCAL CHALLENGES, Chicago, IL, USA. Contact: K. Havens, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL, USA E-mail: KHavens@chicagobotanic.org Web: www.chicagobotanic.org/symposia/jmpsymp.html

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


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

06-10 April XII CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE FITOPATOLOGIA, Valle del Rio Grande, TX, USA. Contact: J.M. Amador, Agric. Resch. Ctr., 2415 E. Hwy. 83, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA Fax: 1-956-969-5639 E-mail: J-Amador@tamu.edu Phone: 1-956-968-5585

08-10 April 4TH NATIONAL IPM SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP (U.S.), Indianapolis, IN, USA. Contact: E.E. Wolff, 302 E. John St., Suite 202, Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820, USA Fax: 1-217-333-9561 E-mail: IPMsymposium@ad.uiuc.edu Phone: 1-217-333-2881 Web: www.conted.uiuc.edu/ipm

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

June 2003 CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Montreal, QUE, CANADA. Contact: A.C. Kushalappa, Dept. of Plant Sci., Raymond Bldg., Macdonald, McGill Univ., 21111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste. anne de Bellevue, QUE H9X 3V9, CANADA Fax: 1-541-398-7897 E-mail: Kushalappa@macdonald.mcgill.ca Phone: 1-514-398-7851, ext. 7867

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

12-16 October 8TH ARAB CONGRESS OF PLANT PROTECTION, El-Beida, LIBYA. Contact: A. Bataw, ACPP Organizing Comm., Fac. of Agric., Omar El-Mokhtar Univ., El-Beida, LIBYA E-mail: AliBataw@hotmail.com

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 Date unspecified XIII CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE FITOPATOLOGIA, Cordoba, COR, ARGENTINA. Contact: S. Lenard, SLenard@infovia.com.ar. 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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