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July 2002, Issue no. 103
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. IPM NEWS international IPM news and programs Note: Coincidentally, two major reports concerning biotech crops were released recently. While IPMnet NEWS holds no special brief for biotechnology as such, its impact and increasing presence clearly affect the future application and adoption of IPM. Thus, information about these two biotech-related reports follows. National Study Finds Biotech Does It All Sharply increase crop production on the same amount; significantly reduce the annual volume of pesticide applied; and generate truckloads of additional cash for agriculture. It's a win-win-win combination that reads like a proponent's wildest hope, but is, in reality, the prediction of an expert group based on extensive results from 40 studies of 27 biotech crops all across the U.S.A. The group's eye-popping summary report, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY: CURRENT POTENTIAL IMPACT FOR IMPROVING PEST MANAGEMENT IN U.S. AGRICULTURE, AN ANALYSIS OF 40 CASE STUDIES," was compiled by L.P. Gianessi, et al, under the aegis of the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP) in the U.S., and released in June 2002.

The analysis documents findings that 27 crops developed (or being developed) through biotechnology have the potential in the U.S. to increase annual production by an additional 6.35 billion kg (14 billion lb) of yield, improve farm income by US.5 billion, and reduce pesticide use by a whopping 74 mil. kg (163 mil. lb).

During the 2001 crop year, eight current biotech cultivars (insect resistant corn and cotton, herbicide tolerant canola, corn, cotton, and soybean, and virus resistant papaya and squash) together were said to increase crop yields by 1.8 billion kg (4 billion lb), save growers US.2 billion by cutting production costs, and reduce pesticide use by 21 mil. kg (46 mil. lb).

The visionary cumulative totals (above) arise from adding the potential from many more biotech cultivars still under development (tomato, citrus, peanut, etc.) to the results from the eight crops grown in 2001. The 40 case studies were reviewed by nearly 70 plant biotechnology experts in what is deemed "the most comprehensive evaluation of the impact on U.S. agriculture of crops developed through biotechnology."

Dr. Gianessi, beyond the triumvirate of gains mentioned above, also cites several instances where he feels biotechnology may rep-resent the only chance of avoiding huge food crop losses. "In nearly every case we evaluated," Gianessi noted, "biotechnology provides equal or better control of harmful pests at reduced costs."

NCFAP is a private, non-profit, non-advocacy research organization originally established in 1984. The massive 40-case biotech study was first supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation and later expanded with funding from several organizations with a clear interest in biotechnology. The report makes interesting reading for anyoneon either side of the biotech divide. *> NCFAP, 1616 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. E-mail: < NCFAP@ncfap.org>. Fax: 1-202-328-5133. Phone: 1-202-328-5048. Web: www.ncfap.org





Biotech Crop Impacts Surveyed A second just released, notable, science-based report on biotech crops focuses on environmental impacts, and determined that "a comprehensive review of the scientific literature supports the conclusion that overall the currently commercialized biotechnology-derived soybean, corn, and cotton crops yield environmental benefits. The June 2002 document, COMPARATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF BIO-TECHNOLOGY-DERIVED AND TRADITIONAL SOYBEAN, CORN, AND COTTON CROPS, was published by the U.S.-based Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).

Based on a comprehensive review and critical analysis of the scientific literature, report authors J. Carpenter, et al, found that the three biotech-derived crops "pose no environmental concerns unique to or different from those historically associated with con-ventionally developed crop varieties."

The report is intended to address questions about a series of potential environmental impacts ranging from shifting pesticide use patterns and emergence of weedy crops to human exposure and land use efficiency. Building on their findings, the authors offer a series of measured and reflective recommendations.

An executive summary of the full report (in English, Chinese,French, Spanish, and Portuguese versions), as well as a PDF version of the entire 198-page document, and other background material, is available on line at: www.cast CAST is a non-profit organization that "assembles, interprets, and communicates science-basedinformation on .... food, fiber, agricultural, natural resource, and related societal and environmental issues." *> C.L. Richard, CAST Biotech, 505 Capitol Ct., NE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20002-4937, USA. E-mail: Crichard@cast-science.org Fax: 1-202-675-8334. Phone: 1-202-675-8333. thanks to D. Powell for information.





Pesticide Reduction Campaign Wins Prize The results of an effective, collaborative, multi-year effort to reduce indiscriminate and unneeded use of insecticides in Vietnam's Mekong Delta paddy rice farms has garnered a three-person research team the prestigious USK Saint Andrews Environmental Prize. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) entomologist K.L.Heong, Leyte State University communications specialist M.M. Escalada, and Vietnam Plant Protection Department director Nguyen Huu Huan jointly devised a campaign utilizing a mix of methodsincluding radio dramas, posters, and leafletsto change farmer perceptions of insect damage and the need to rely on pesticides. Farmers learned that cer-tain "usual" insecticide applications were unnecessary and a waste of resources, as well as gaining familiarity with the concept of pre-serving natural enemies.

The sustained effort led to farmers' perceptions being replaced by economic rationale. Within five years, insecticide use was reduced 72 percent. Farmers who believed insecticides equated with higher yields fell from 83 to 13 percent. Realization that sprays killed natural enemies of insect pests rose dramatically.

According to Dr. Heong, the prize funds will be used to continue and expand the program and its potential benefits to farmers. *> K.L. Heong, . excerpted, with thanks, from an IRRI press release.





GLOBAL IPM NOTES Based on research at Canada's Lethbridge Center, replacing bare ground fallow with Trifolium sp. (sweet clover) can dramatically reduce weed populations and thus a need for herbicide application.*> R.E. Blackshaw, < Blackshaw@em.agr.ca>. More than 15 species of predators and parasites of Bemisia argentifolii (whitefly) were identified in Martinique during an 8-year study. *> P. Ryckewaert, < Philippe.Ryckewaert@cirad.fr>. Use of monosodium glutamate, a culinary taste enhancer, increased uptake of a spinosad compound by Cydia pomonella (codling moth feeding on apple leaves and consequently led to higher mortality. *> M.A. Pszczolkowski, < Pszcz@wsu.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 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



THREE NEW TITLES FORM CRC PRESS Guidelines for managing herbicide resistance The pressure herbicides exert on weed populations has led to selection of herbicide-resistant biotypes which can proliferate, become dominant, and cause crop yield losses. A newer hardbound, 328-page monograph, HERBICIDE RESISTANCE AND WORLD GRAINS, presents information prepared by international experts to address the issue and offer guidelines for managing, and to the extent possible, avoiding resistance in the world's major grain crops via a systems approach. Editors S.B. Powles and D.L. Shaner predict that "farmers will adopt herbicide-resistance management techniques and tools if they accept the economic sense of these practices." Impacts on crop fitness and production A broad overview of the impact biotic stressors exert on crops, and the subsequent yield reductions that often result, forms the basis for an informative 2001 volume, BIOTIC STRESS AND YIELD LOSS. With contributions from a group of experts, editors R.K.D. Peterson and L.G. Higley have crafted a unique discussion that widely ranges across all aspects of biotic stress and plant response and, in the end, sets forth key considerations for implementing IPM programs. The hardbound, 280-page work was judged by one noted authority to be "an indispensable resource for understanding the complex responses of plants to the attack of pests." The topic is important and fundamental to a wide range of scientific and technical specialties grappling with the challenges of crop management and crop protection.

An up-to-date analysis of herbicides A third monograph, HERBICIDES AND THEIR MODE OF ACTION, addresses the mechanisms of herbicides as well as their environmental impacts, and offers insight into the increasingly important aspect of the causes of herbicide resistance. Editors A.H. Cobb and R.C. Kirkwood drew upon an international contingent of contributors representing both commercial and academic sectors to produce a 320-page reference that obviously covers mechanisms of herbicide action, but reaches further to "provide a state-of-the-art appraisal" of the topic, accord-ing to the publisher. The hardbound, 10-chapter work was published in 2001. *> CRC Press, 2000 Corporate Blvd. NW, Boca Raton, FL 33431-9868, USA. E-mail: . Fax: 1-877-868-3083. Web: www.crcpress.com.

MONITORING INSECT PESTS IN ORCHARDS Many "IPM" publications offer more philosophy than practicality, but not ORCHARD PEST MONITORING GUIDE FOR PEARS, a tidy 62 pages of functional, "how-to-do-it" information. Authors P.D. VanBuskirk, et al, lay out the steps, the equipment, and the procedures for conducting an effective orchard insect pest scouting program. Puzzled by how to establish sampling areas? A section provides straight forward details and specifically lists the various data items needed. Though focused on pears (Pyrus communis), this 1999, softbound guide contains valuable information and insights for many other orchard crops and, indeed, fulfills its stated mission of helping to advance a more environmentally sustainable and economically feasible system of pest management. *> Book Div., Good Fruit Grower, 105 S. 18th St., Suite 217, Yakima, WA 98901, USA. E-mail: < Doug@goodfruit.com >. Fax: 1-509-453-4880. Phone: 1-509-575-2315. Web: www.goodfruit.com (click on "Bookshelf"). LETTUCE IPM NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD Bursting with clear full color photos, a 2002 publication from Australia combines a comprehensive guide to IPM in Lactuca sativa (lettuce) with a useful overview of IPM itself. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IN LETTUCE: INFORMATION GUIDE opens with several short sections setting the parameters for IPM, then moves into specific strategies for lettuce crop protection. The softbound work covers crop monitoring, matters of resistance, and of course, management of the big three: insects, weeds, and pathogens. Authors S. McDougall, et al, also have included appendixes, some with Australia-specific information, and others with broadly useful material such as a sample spray record. The 154-page, oversize guide not only provides practical information, but is attractively designed, printed on high-quality paperstock, and is a model of reader friendliness. *> NSW Agricul-ture Bookshop, < bookshop@agric.nsw.gov.au>. Fax: 61-2-6391-3527. For more details, see: www.agric.nsw.gov.au or contact: . PUBLICATION & CD NOTES A RESOURCE FOR WEED BIOCONTROL WeedBiocontrol, a recently released interactive CD from the active Center for Pest Information Technology and Transfer (CPITT) in AUSTRALIA, addresses the theory and practical application of biological control of weeds. The CD refers to a number of core disciplines and techniques that are fundamental to designing and actuating a successful biocontrol effort. Users can navigate through the widely ranging contentand a combination of text, images, and videoin any of various ways that meet specific, individualized information and learning needs. For a preview, see: www.cpitt.uq.edu.au *> WeedBiocontrol, CPITT, Hartley-Teakle Bldg., Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, AUSTRALIA. Fax: 61-0-7-3365-1855.E-mail: < weedbiocontrol@cpitt.uq.edu.au>. WEBSITE, VIDEO, & OTHER SOURCES WEED BIOCONTROL Scientists at the Lethbridge Research Centre (Canada) Weed Biological Control Lab (WBCL) have developed a multi-faceted and informative web site, "Lethbridge Research Centre, Classical Biological Control of Weeds." Useful topicshost testing, agents, rating effectiveness methods, and moreare clearly presented at res2.agr.gc.ca by the WBCL weed biocontrol group. A list of biocontrol agents includes color photos and covers nomenclature and many other aspects. An extensive listing of weeds includes Latin and common names, plus biology, and status of biocontrol for the plant. *> WBCL, Research Centre, PO Box 3000, Lethbridge, ALB T1J 4B1, CANADA. Fax: 1-403-382-3156. AN OVERVIEW OF Bt COTTON A useful publication, "Bt Cotton & Management of the Tobacco Budworm-Bollworm Complex," (ARS-154) prepared by D.D. Hardee, et al, in 2001 not only discusses the development of the biotech cultivar, but delves into how it can be used most effectively as well as the all important restrictions and limitations, such as emergence of insect resistance. The 37-page file includes color photos and interesting graphics at: www.checkbiotech.org *> D.D. Hardee, USDA-ARS, PO Box 346, Stoneville, MS 38776, USA. E-mail: < Dhardee@ars.usda.gov>.

EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, & SERVICES REVISED TRAP GOBBLES WHITEFLIES A newly revised inexpensive, environmentally friendly device has proven highly successful at capturing Bemisia argentifolii (silver leaf whitefly), an insect pest responsible for extensive damage to field and greenhouse crops. The trap, resembling an inverted plastic cup with a yellow ring at the bottom, is fitted with a green light-emitting diode (LED). Whiteflies are attracted to this light and caught in the durable trap which is especially effective in attracting whiteflies at night. Additionally, the LED trap is said to be "whitefly parasite friendly;"unlike many other traps on the market, it will control whiteflies without harming beneficial insects that attack whiteflies. The new trap also captures and kills whiteflies without the use of pesticides. *> C.C. Chu, ARS Western Cotton Research, 4135 E. Broadway, Phoenix, AZ 85040, USA. E-mail: . Fax: 1-602-437-1274. Phone: 1-602-437-0121. excerpted with thanks from an ARS news service release. PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INTEGRATED PEST AND CROP MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, Egham, UK. * Translate scientific and indigenous crop health solutions into participatory training and research approaches; interact with a wide range of international stakeholders. * Requires: scientific knowledge and skills in non-formal education and experiential learning; ability to implement improved pest (and crop) management; ability to help rural communities understand and evaluate sustainable crop systems. Contact: J.G.M. Vos, CABI Bioscience, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey TW20 9TY, UK. E-mail: Fax: 44-1491-829100. Phone: 44-1491-829000.
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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 Canola Types and Competitiveness Against Weeds Results of a recent study suggest that hybrid Brassica napus (canola) may be the best choice for use in an integrated weed management program, particularly for growers using organic or low-input cropping systems. Reporting in the CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCE, E. Zand and H.J. Beckie compared the competitiveness of three hybrid and three open-pollinated canola cultivars grown under several Avena fatua (wild oat) densities. Differences, based on measuring shoot dry weight or leaf area, indicated that the hybrids were twice as competitive compared to the open-pollinated varieties when weed interference was relatively high. In contrast, when weed pressure was lower there was little or no difference in competitiveness among cultivar types. *> H.J. Beckie, < BeckieH@em.agr.ca>. excerpted with thanks from CAN. JRNL. OF PLANT SCI., 82(2), 473-480, April 2002. This Month's SELECTED TITLES (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories). General "GM Crops and the Pesticide Paradigm," Welsh, R., et al. * NATURE BIOTECH., 20(6), 548-549, June 2002. Biocontrol "Cotton Pests and their Natural Enemies in Madagascar," F. Kuklinski and C. Borgemeister. * JRNL. OF APPL. ENTOM., 126(2-3), 55-65, April 2002.

"Pheromone-mediated Mass Trapping and Population Diversion as Strategies for Suppressing Carpophilus spp. (Coleoptera: Nititdulidae) in Australian Stone Fruit Orchards," James, D.G., et al. * AGRIC. AND FOR. ENTOMO., 3(1), 41-47, February 2001.

Phytopathology "Effect of Integrating Planting Time, Fungicide Application and Host Resistance on Potato Late Blight Development in Southwestern Uganda," Kankwatsa, P., et al. * JRNL. OF PHYTOPATH., 150(4-5), 248-257, May 2002.

Weed Management "Herbicide Resistant Sugar Beet - What is the Problem?," Madsen, K.H., and P. Sandoe. * JRNL. OF AGRIC. AND ENVIRON. ETHICS, 14(2), 161-168, 2001.

"Weed Control from Herbicide Combinations with Glyphosate," Shaw, D.R., and J.C. Arnold. * WEED TECH., 16(1), 1-6, 2002.

Entomology "Interaction Between Flooding or Drought Stress and Potato Leafhopper Injury in Alfalfa," Barta, A.L., et al. * PLANT HLTH. PROG., May 2002 (electronic).

Special sub-Section: Bt "Greenhouse Trials of New Bacillus thuringiensis Isolates for Control of Chillo partellus Larvae in Sorghum," Brownbridge, M. * PHYTOPARA., 29(4), 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 News of the Northeast The Northeastern (U.S.) Pest Management Center has ventured forth and published a free periodic newsletter, IN THE CENTER. The May 2002 issue, besides compiling short news items relevant to the region served by the Center, also includes a background piece, "Crop Profiles Offer a Critical Snapshot," plus regional networking information. The newsletter is online at www.nepmc.org or as a PDF file, or as hard copy on request. *> E. Thomas, NE PMC, PO Box 462, Geneva, NY 14456, USA. E-mail: . Phone: 1-315-787-2626.


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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

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



I IPMnet CALENDAR: (N)EW, or (R)EVISED entries only; current as of 01 July 2002.



2002 (N) 30 July-01 August * NORTH AMERICAN WEED MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, St. Paul, MN, USA. Contact: C. Graddick, Phone: 1-651-296-1234. Web: www.nawma.org (N) 01-05 September * BARLEY YELLOW DWARF DISEASE: RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE STRATEGIES, El Batan, MEXICO. Contact: BYDV Symposium, CIMMYT, Apartado #370, PO Box 60326, Houston, TX 77205, USA. E-mail; . Phone: 1-650-833-6655.Web: www.cimmyt.cgiar.org

(N) 11 September * THE VOLUNTARY INITIATIVE FOR IMPROVING PESTICIDE STEWARDSHIP, London, UK. Contact: A. Jennings, Soc. of Chem. and Indus., 14/15 Belgrave Sq., London SW1X 8PS, UK. Fax: 44-0-20-7598-1545. E-mail: < Alex.Jennings@soci.org>. Phone: 44-0-20-7598-1564. www.soci.org

(N) 12 September * LOSING PESTICIDESTHE IMPACT ON PROTECTION HORTICULTURE, London, UK. Contact: A. Jennings, Soc. of Chem. and Indus., 14/15 Belgrave Sq., London SW1X 8PS, UK. Fax: 44-0-20-7598-1545. E-mail: < Alex.Jennings@soci.org>. Phone: 44-0-20-7598-1564. www.soci.org.

(N) 09-11 October * MEETING IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUPPESTICIDES AND BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS, Avignon, FRANCE. Contact: H. Vogt, BBA, Schwabenheimer Str. 101, D-69221 Dossenheim, GERMANY. E-mail: < Heidrun.Vogt@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>. Fax: 49-0-6221-86805-15. Phone: 49-0-6221-86805-30.

(N) 06-08 November * MEETING IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUPINTEGRATED CONTROL IN CITRUS FRUIT CROPS, Valencia, SPAIN. Contact: F.Garcia- Mari, Dept. Ecosis. Agrofor., E.T.S. Enginyers Agronoms, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Cami de Vera 14, 46022 Valencia, SPAIN. E-mail: . Fax: 34-9638-79269. Phone: 34-9638-79250. Web: www

(N) 06-09 November * 2002 INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES & EMISSIONS REDUCTION, Orlando, FL, USA. Contact: MBAO Office, 144 W. Peace River Dr., Fresno, CA 93711-6953, USA. E-mail: < Robenauf@agresearch.nu>. Phone: 1-559-447-2127.

(N) 21-22 November * INTEGRATED VEGETATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Kelowna, BC, CANADA. Contact: IVMA of B.C., PO Box 124, Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0, CANADA. E-mail: < webmaster@ivma.com>. Web: www

(N) 26-29 November * XI TALLER IBEROAMERICANO Y DEL CARIBE SOBRE MOSCAS BLANCAS Y GEMINIVIRUS, Barquisimeto, VENEZUELA. Contact: J. Salas, .

(N) 21-24 December * 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IN RELATION TO SAFE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, Giza, EGYPT. Contact: S.A. Emara, 7 Nadi El-Seid St., Giza, EGYPT. E-mail: < plant_protection@hotmail.com >. Fax: 20-335-6175. Phone: 20-337-2193. Web: www.claes.sci.eg

2003 (N) 28-30 April * BIOCONTROL 2003, "BRINGING SCIENCE TO PRACTICE,"the first international biocontrol manufacturers association world congress, dedicated to biological plant protection, Beziers, FRANCE. Includes: political issues, regulations, innovations, quality, efficacy, and other topics. Contact: S. Chatham, IBMA Secretariat, < Schatham@calliope-sa.com>. Web: www.ibma.ch

(N) 17-19 September * INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GREENHOUSE TOMATO: INTEGRATED CROP PROTECTION AND ORGANIC PRODUCTION, Avignon, FRANCE. Contact: Y. Trottin-Caudal, Centre Technique Inter-professionnel des Fruits et Legumes, 22, rue Bergere, 75009, Paris, FRANCE. E-mail: < TrottinY@ctifl.fr >. Phone: 33-04-6601-1054. Web: www

2004 No new or revised entries.

2005 No new or revised entries.





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



2002 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

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

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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