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April/May 2006, Issue no. 146
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

* IPM Symposium Attracts Global Interest *

The future of IPM now "lies in globalization, food traceability, and the continuing need to transfer wealth to agriculture," a noted entomologist told an attentive international audience at the opening session of the recently concluded 5th (U.S.) National Integrated Pest Management Symposium.

The symposium, while organized as a national event and spon- sored by a group of U.S. governmental, educational, and industrial organizations, reflected clear international interest by attracting representatives from 23 nations among a total of well over 650 attendees.

Entomologist E.G. Rajotte, in his keynote presentation, "The Future of IPM Implementation: Where Is It?," saluted 30 years of solid IPM development, but cautioned that for the future, "success- ful IPM programs must keep current with social trends." Dr. Rajotte categorized these as "push" from supply-side technology, matched against demand-side technology pull, the latter based on govern- mental policy and increasing consumer and marketplace impact.

Experience gained through his activities as IPM coordinator for the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and his involvement with numerous international programs prompted Rajotte to advocate steps that academia, industry, and governments need to heed for keeping IPM pointed in the right direction. These hinge on programs that: em- body incentives for IPM adoption; expand financial supports; and emphasize education.

In addition to a hyper-active program of presentations and concurrent mini symposia devoted to widely ranging topics, general information sharing and networking, the 3-day meeting included two poster sessions with presentations addressing a broad variety of topics all tied to IPM. The event also encompassed the inaugural presentation of National IPM Achievement Awards, this year bestowed on five unique efforts.

Event organizers indicate that the bulk of the presentations, poster abstracts, and other related material soon may be posted on the website: www.ipmcenters.org depending on several factors. The organizing committee also has begun planning for a sixth U.S. national IPM symposium in 2009.

*-> IPM Symposium Secretariat, OCE, Univ. of Illinois, 302 E. John St., Suite 202, Champaign, IL 61820, USA. Fax: 1-217-333-9561. ipmsymposium@ad.uiuc.edu. Phone: 1-217-333-2880.

* Seed Protein Has Broad Biocidal Effect * Using seeds of a tropical forage legume, scientists at the Centro Internacional de Agricultural Tropical (Cali, COLOMBIA) have isolated a plant protein with confirmed broad biocidal prop- erties towards insect, fungal, and bacterial pest organisms.

Plant pathologist S. Kelemu and colleagues found that the pro- tein, named finotin, extracted fromClitoria ternateaseeds was effective against pathogens of bean, rice, and several other trop- ical crops. Finotin differs from the biocideBtin that it is protein-based and has a wider spectrum of activity.

The next round of experiments will focus on low tech methods for extracting and applying finotin in both field and greenhouse settings.

Finotin (and other) natural plant and microbial compounds are anticipated to be integrated into pest management practices in both developing and developed countries, Dr. Kelemu noted. "We are par- ticularly excited," she commented, "about the potential of finotin for use by resource-poor farmers." Some day, Kelemu believes, farm- ers may be able to growC. ternateain or near their fields, collect the seeds, extract the protein, and apply it to their crops.

*-> S. Kelemu, CIAT, A.A. 6713, Cali, COLOMBIA. S.Kelemu@cgiar.org. Fax: 57-2-445-0073. excerpted, in part and with thanks, from NEW AGRICULTURALIST On-line (http:www.new-agri.co.uk/06-1/focus/focuson3.htm.) and from the paper: "Antimicrobial and Insecticidal Properties Isolated from Seeds of the Tropical Forage LegumeClitoria ternatea(L.)," Kelemu, S.,et al

>> GLOBAL IPM SNAPSHOTS << ** Lab and field trials in China confirmed Bt cotton's season-long resistance toOstrinia furnacalis(Guenee') (Asian corn borer). *-> K. He, Kanglai.He@263.net.

** A recent literature review summarizes the effects of row spacing on weed prevalence, management, and yield in maize and soybean. *-> K.W. Bradley, BradleyKe@missouri.edu.

** A potential mycoherbicide,Fusarium oxysporum(PSM 197), con- trolled threeStrigaparasitic weed species under glasshouse conditions. *-> P.S. Marley, PSMarley@yahoo.co.uk.

** Certain species of bulbs and corms available by mail order have potential to poison livestock or become pernicious weeds in some settings. *-> S. Lloyd, SLloyd@agric.wa.gov.au.
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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources

>> PUBLICATIONS PERUSED << / [ > AUTHORS, EDITORS, AND PUBLISHERS < ] [ IPMnet NEWS welcomes mentioning any publication, or CD, fo- ] [ cused 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. ] / {$} = indicates publication can be purchased, or that there may be charges for handling and postage.

BEAN DISEASE VOLUME UPDATED In 1991 the American Phytopathological Society (APS) published COMPENDIUM OF BEAN DISEASES as a vehicle for presenting "a com- prehensive, authoritative, and modern account of bean diseases." Fourteen years later a significantly expanded (119 pages compared to 79 pages) second edition has materialized, still focused on delivering assistance for diagnosing bean diseases "whether in the field, laboratory, or diagnostic clinic," as well as providing recommendations for disease management. Editors H.F. Schwartz,et al have revamped the lengthy list of diseases and added refer- ences to IPM. The well established two-column compendium layout is retained, but the nearly 200 graphic images are now distributed all through the volume placing them in proximity to referring text for increased reader convenience. A new section discusses environmental and genetic disorders. There is little cause to doubt the editors' suggestion that the well organized and comprehensive softbound work will be a useful information source for a diversity of occupations grappling with the implications of bean diseases. {$} *-> APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. Phone: 1-651-454-7250. Web: www.shopapspress.org.

ECOLOGICAL PEST MANAGEMENT FOR CITRUS Ecological pest management specialist S. Gravena has prepared and published MANUAL PRATICO MANEJO ECOLOGICO DE PRAGAS DOS CITROS (A Practical Guide for Citrus Ecological Pest Management) a useful compilation of material developed over the years. The hardbound, 372-page volume reflects Prof. Gravena's extensive experience in pest managementwith emphasis on IPMacross numerous crops, but particularly Brazil's citrus industry. Five sections cover: manage- ment (of pests); pest organisms; natural enemies and biocontrol agents; inspection and scouting; and general. With over 800 color graphics (photos, charts, tables), large size type, and a vast array of information the 2005 publication has all the ingredients for becoming an oft used reference. In Portuguese, {$} *-> Gravena Ltda, Caixa Postal 546, CEP 14.870-990, Jaboticabal, SP, BRAZIL. Gravena@gravena.com.br. Fax: 55-16-3203-5358. Phone: 55-16-3203-2221. Web: www.gravena.com.br.

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POTATO IPM Bulging with dozens of color photos and precise information, a 2006 publication is a tuberosum tour de force. The recently issued second edition of INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR POTATOES IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES expands content, pages, and especially graphic material over the out-of-print first edition. Numerous chapters have been revised including those on aphid management, virus transmission, late blight, cover crops, and nematode management. A new section discusses organic production. More than 50 more color photos have been added along with nearly 60 tables and line drawings. Topics range from potato physiology to detailed information about insect, disease, weed, vertebrate, and nematode pest organisms. The revised, 175-page work was written by L.L. Strand drawing on his collaboration with P.A. Rude for the earlier edition. M.L. Flint served as techni- cal editor melding contributions from some 40 research and extension specialists. Though aimed at a specific geographic area, this reader friendly, informative volume has far wider application both as a reference on IPM for potatoes and as a model for an IPM manual. ANR pub. no. 3316. {$} *-> ANR, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA. danrcs@ucdavis.edu. Fax:1-510-643-5470. Phone: 1-510-642-2431. Web: anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu.

INTEGRATED FIELD CROP GUIDE Designed as a practical guide for growers, advisors, and the agri supply industry, the 2006 CORNELL GUIDE FOR INTEGRATED FIELD CROP MANAGEMENT is said to include current information for producing field crops and, when involved, safe and judicious use of pesticides. The 2005 work includes a chapter on general crop production guide- lines, touching on climate, use of inputs, and presenting keys to a successful IPM program. Numerous tables and charts plus a few black and white visuals supplement chapters containing specific data for target field crops. The text discusses elements related to IPM such as planting techniques, degree days, soil management, variety selection, and scouting. Laminated covers and spiral (lay flat) binding make this 149-page work well suited as an in-field reference. Pub. no. 16193. {$} *-> The Resource Center, PO Box 3884, Ithaca, NY 14852-3884, USA. Fax: 1-607-255-9946. Phone: 1-607-255-2080. resctr@cornell.edu. Web: www.cce.cornell.edu ADDENDUM: Availability just announced: Cornell's 2006 INTEGRATED CROP AND PEST MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR VEGETABLES, 324 pages, covering 17 distinct vegetable groups.



>> WEB, PUBLICATION, CD, AND VIDEO NOTES << ASSESSING BIOCONTROL SUCCESS The latest edition (February 2006, issue 35) of the "What's New in Biological Control of Weeds" newsletter prepared by scientists at NEW ZEALAND'S landcare research organization addresses the thorny (often literally) issue of evaluating the impact of biological con- trol agents on targeted weed species. In the article, "How Successful Will They Be," L. Hayes and S. Fowler consider that often asked question and conclude that short term results are usually no more that an initial indicator, and that assessment of establishment and impact on the targets require patience and a long range view. In- herently, that lack of quick results complicates funding prospects. "The challenge," note the authors, "is for scientists to persuade funders to support the assessment component of projects, and to find quicker and smarter ways to predict and assess success." *-> L. Hayes, Landcare Research, PO Box 69, Lincoln 8152, NEW ZEALAND. Fax: 64-3-325-2418. Phone: 64-3-325-6700. HayesL@landcareresearch.co.nz. DISEASE FORECASTING EVALUATED A new publication from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, THE VALUE OF PLANT DISEASE EARLY-WARNING SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY OF USDA'S SOYBEAN RUST COORDINATED FRAMEWORK, examines the impact and effectiveness of timely forecasting and information dissemination. M.J. Roberts,et al estimated that the framework covering surveillance, reporting, prediction, and managementsaved growers many millions of U.S. dollars in 2005, primarily through a website that provides real-time, county-level information on the spread ofPhakospora pachyrhizi The 46-page report is available at www.ers.usda.gov or can be ordered from: USDA Order Desk, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161, USA. Fax: 1-703-605-6900. Phone: 1-703-605-6220. ONLINE BIOTECH DATABASE Croplife International, the organization of agricultural inputs producers, has developed a database of published papers "demonstrating the benefits and safety implications associated with the use of agricultural bio- technology products." Currently the system contains 63 papers, all published in peer-reviewed journals. The collection is designed to facilitate locating and accessing "credible scientific information." See at: croplife.intraspin.com GUIAS DE INSPECCION Michigan State Univ. now offers two of its pocket-sized IPM scouting guides in Spanish versions: GUIA DE BOLSILLO PARA LA INSPECCION DE PLAGAS DE MANZANOS EN MICHIGAN BAJO MANEJO INTEGRADO DE PLAGAS, and GUIA DE BOLSILLO LA INSPECCION DE PLAGAS DE LAS FRUTAS DE HUESO BAJO MANEJO INTEGRADO DE PLAGAS. More detailed information at ipm.msu.edu. {$}. MSU Extension Bulletin Office, 117 Central Service, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824-1001, USA. Fax: 1-517-353-7168. Phone: 1-517-353-6740. PAN-UK'S 2005 REVIEW Pesticide Action Network UK has issued its REVIEW 2005. Softbound, 16 pages, color photos. *-> PAN-UK, Development House, 56-64 Leonard St., London EC2A 4JX, UK. admin@pan-uk.org. Fax: 44-020-7065-0907.



>> PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES << IPM PROJECT LEADER, Logan, UT, USA * Assist IPM specialists in various disciplines with coordination and implementation of extension IPM programs; provide pest advisories; organize and direct pest scouting workshops; present informational programs; help develop IPM information materials; maintain a plant pest database. * REQUIRES: BS (MS preferred) in a biological sci- ence; minimum of 2 years experience in IPM outreach education or research; experience with phenological data and predictive models; knowledge of tree fruit and urban horticulture; experience with web site maintenance; strong motivation and interest in outreach edu- cation aimed at horticultural and agricultural industries, and the urban sector. See: tinyurl.com * CONTACT: D. Alston, Dept. of Biology, 5305 Old Main Hill, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT 84322-5305, USA. DianeA@biology.usu.edu. Fax: 1-435-797-8197. Phone: 1-435-797-2516. IPM PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, New Brunswick, NJ, USA * Plan, organize, and conduct on-farm IPM training for growers and scouts; provide information to the public (education and public relations), and disseminate information to the mass media; perform needs assessments and evaluations; recruit, train, and supervise seasonal IPM field scouts; prepare teaching materials. * REQUIRES: BS degree in an agricultural science; ability to conduct pest sam- pling under varying conditions; sound communication skills and computing capability. See: tinyurl.com Position #06-000351. * CONTACT: D. Kluchinski, Dept. of Agric. and Res. Mgmt. Coop. Extension, Rutgers Univ., 88 Lipman Dr., New Bruns- wick, NJ 08901-8525, USA. Kluchinski@aesop.rutgers.edu. Fax: 1-732-932-6633. Phone: 1-732-932-5000, ext. 588. WEED MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, Ontario, OR, USA * Establish research goals and implement trials by seeking out information and collaborative partnerships with growers, agri- cultural industry, and other scientists; conduct weed management programs addressing local needs; deliver weed management information through a variety of means; supervise graduate students. * REQUIRES: PhD in weed science, or related discipline; excellent communication skills; ability to obtain extramural funding; research, field trial, and teaching experience. See: tinyurl.com * CONTACT: J. Jones, Malheur Exp. Stn., 595 Onion Rd., Ontario, OR 97914, USA. Janet.Jones@oregonstate.edu. Fax: 1-541-889-7831. Phone: 1-541-889-2174. ENTOMOLOGIST, Namulonge and Kwanda, UGANDA * Investigate transmission of banana wilt disease with focus on insect vectors; identify key vectors; conduct studies of morphological and biochem- ical plant traits of tolerant and resistant plants; compare insect transmission to other transportation modes. * REQUIRES: MSc in agriculture with entomology specialization; practical entomology knowledge/experience; fluency in written and spoken English; know- ledge of statistics; ability to work long hours in field with farm- ers; excellent interpersonal skills; developing country national less than 32 years of age at time of applying. * CONTACT: Human Resources Manager, c/o International Institute of Tropical Agric., Lambourn (UK) Ltd., Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Rd., Croydon CR9 3EE, UK. IITA_HR@cgiar.org.



>> EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, & SERVICES << SPLAT HITS THE MARKET Cross a caulk-like material with a phero- mone and the result makes a "splat," or officially, "specialized pheromone and lure application technology," say the specialists at ISCA Technologies. The firm's proprietary base materials are biologically inert, but when mixed with semio- chemicals, provide a unique delivery system for insect attracting pheromones in mating disruption systems. Pesticides can also be added to produce an attract-and-kill combination. The amorphous and flowable nature of the base material, available in a range of viscosities, is said to make it adaptable to many application methods ranging from hand-held devices to large scale mechanical situations. Effective emission duration ranges from 2 to 16 weeks. SPLAT is also compatible with the firm's new and improved ball style McPhail trap. *-> ISCA Technologies, PO Box 5266, Riverside, CA 92517, USA. Fax: 1-815-346-1722. Phone: 1-951-686-5008. RColer@iscatech.com. Web: www.iscatech.com.
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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM

Selections from current literature. IPMnet NEWS will gladly provide the address (including email, if available) for first authors mentioned in titles that follow. Send requests to: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. This Month's SELECTED TITLES (broadly grouped by discipline or pest categories).
Phytopathology """""""""""""" "Management of Early Leaf Spot of Peanut as Affected by Fungicide and Date of Spray Program Initiation," Culbreath, A.K.,et al * PLANT HEALTH PROG., February 2006, tinyurl.com Planting Date to Manage Bean Pod Mottle Virus in Soybean," Krell, R.K.,et al * CROP PROT., 24(10), 909-914, October 2005.

Weed Science """""""""""" "Combining Agronomic Practices and Herbicides Improves Weed Management in Wheat-canola Rotations within Zero-tillage Production Systems," Blackshaw, R.E.,et al * WEED SCI., 53(4), 528-535, July 2005.

"Development of Arable Weed Seedbanks During the 6 Years After the Change from Conventional to Organic Farming," Albrecht, H. * WEED RESCH., 45(5), 331-350, October 2005.

Entomology """""""""" "Areawide Models Comparing Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Treatments for Control of Dispersing Insect Pests," Byers, J.A., and S.J. Castle. * JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 98(6), 1763-1773, December 2005.

"Site-specific Approaches to Cotton Insect ControlSampling and Remote Sensing Analysis Techniques," Willers, J.L.,et al * PRECISION AGRIC., 6(5), 1573-1618, October 2005. BtSub-section """""""""""""""" "Impacts of Transgenic Bt Cotton and Integrated Pest Management Education on Smallholder Cotton Farmers," Yang, P.,et al * INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MGMT., 51(4), 231-244, October-December 2005.

Nematology """""""""" "Root-knot Nematode Resistant Cowpea Cover Crops in Tomato Production Systems," Roberts, P.A.,et al * AGRON. JRNL., 97(6), 1626- 1635, November-December 2005.

General """"""" "Belowground Effects of Organic and Conventional Farming on Aboveground Plant-herbivore and Plant-pathogen Interactions," Poveda, K.,et al * AGRIC., ECOSYS. AND ENVIRON., 113(1-4), 162-167, April 2006.

"ERI: Environmental Risk Index. A Simple Proposal to Select Agrochemicals for Agricultural Use," Alister, C., and M. Kogan. * CROP PROT., 25(3), 202-211, March 2006.
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U.S. REGIONAL IPM CENTERS AND THE IPM-CRSP --- news, developments

* New Publication from the Northeastern IPM Center * A recently introduced print resource from the Northeastern IPM Center is a stand-alone card with full color photos of common New England vegetable diseases. Prepared by specialists at the Univ. of Maine, this handy visual reference identifies a range of dis- eases such as late blight, septoria, and powdery mildew that attack vegetable plants. A short text description accompanies each clear photo. The laminated card was produced for Pest Resources Online for New England (www.PRONewEngland.org a cooperative effort between six regional land-grant universities offering pest manage- ment information, and funded through the Northeastern IPM Center. *-> NEIPM Center, attn: C.A. Koplinka-Loehr, ckk3@cornell.edu. Phone: 1-607-255-8879.
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U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

* IPM Global Themes: Part 2 * This is part 2 of "Global Themes" and third overall in a series of brief introductions to the current portfolio of activities launch- ed under the aegis of the U.S. Agency for International Development's IPM Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM-CRSP) administered through Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (VT), USA.

The Program's segments are organized under two broad functional categories: regional IPM based on geographically delimited inter- ventions; and, global theme activities that engage worldwide pest management challenges. The Program includes six thrusts within the latter heading; the second trio of these are:

Virginia Tech agricultural economist G.W. Norton leads the all important effort aimed at "IPM Impact Assessment for the IPM CRSP," and designed to provide leadership and coordination on impact assessment for each of the IPM CRSP's regional and global theme programs. The program will help the CRSP assess IPM priorities regionally and globally. Primary objectives are to: 1) develop a common set of methods for each regional site to assess human wel- fare and environmental impacts of IPM programs; 2) collaborate with scientists in each CRSP regional and global theme site to apply assessment methods to CRSP activities; 3) contribute to development of common, spatially-referenced datasets for IPM im- pact assessments to help determine impacts; 4) disseminate impact assessment methods beyond the IPM CRSP; and 5) build institutional capacity in IPM impact assessment among regional and national partners. GNorton@vt.edu.

Tospoviruses constitute a serious problem in regions of Asia. To address the issue, N.A. Rayapati heads a program of "Integrated Management of Thrips-Borne Tospoviruses in Vegetable Cropping Sys- tems in South Asia and the Mekong Region." The intent is to mini- mize crop losses in smallholder vegetable farming systems in South Asia (primarily India) and the Mekong region (primarily Thailand). Because of the economic impact of Peanut Bud Necrosis Tospovirus (PBNV) in tomato, notes Dr. Rayapati, a virologist at Washington State Univ., this program will study the epidemiology of the PBNV pathosystem in India and initiate a program to develop durable resistance in tomato against PBNV through conventional and bio- technological approaches. A concurrent effort will strengthen the capacity of host country institutions to understand, through grad- uate programs and group training courses, tospovirus diseases. Naidu@wsu.edu.

Perhaps the most narrow and specific theme will be "Manage- ment of the Weed Parthenium," under the leadership of agricultural scientist W. Mersie of Virginia State Univ. This program's ambitious goal is development of an integrated weed management system that reduces the adverse impact of the invasive weedParthenium hysterophoruson humans, crops, livestock, and plant biodiversity in Eastern and Southern Africa. Dr. Mersie will utilize resources, such as the India-based International Parthenium Research News Group, to: 1) collect accurate information on the distribution and spread ofP. hysterophorusin the target area and assess its socio-economic impact; 2) determine the effect of this noxious weed on plant diversity; 3) evaluate and release appropriate biocontrol agents; and 4) evaluate and demonstrate pasture systems forP. hysterophorusmanagement. WMersie@vsu.edu.

*-> IPM-CRSP, 2270 Litton Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0334, USA. ipm-dir@vt.edu. Phone: 1-540-231-3516. Fax: 1-540-231-3519. NOTE: the *new website* for the IPM-CRSP is: www.oired.vt.edu thanks to M. Rich at Virginia Tech for providing information.
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IPMNET CALENDAR --- recent additions and revisions to a comprehensive global

NOTES:

1=> This IPMnet CALENDARUpdate lists only: (N)ew events that have not been cited previously in the IPMnet CALENDAR or IPMnet NEWS; and, [R]evised events, incorporating new information compared to a previous listing in the CALENDAR or NEWS.

2=> The complete IPMnet CALENDAR is e-mailed annually to all IPMnet e-mail subscribers, but is kept up to date and may be requested any time from IPMnet at IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu, or can be freely viewed at: www.IPMnet.org. Please send information about future events, or revisions, to: IPMnet NEWS at IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. Information listed in the IPMnet CALENDAR was supplied by, and collected from, various sources; IPMnet greatly appreciates all cooperation.

IPMnet CALENDARUpdate (N)ewly listed, or [R]evised entries as of 14 April 2006.

2006

(N) 18-28 June * INTERNATIONAL SHORT COURSE IN AGROECOLOGY, IPM AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, East Lansing, MI, USA. Contact: K.M. Maredia, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. KMaredia@msu.edu. Fax: 1-517-432-1982. Phone: 1-517-353-5262.

(N) 25-27 July * 5TH CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, Riverside, CA, USA. Contact: L.M. LeBeck, Ctr. for Biol. Control, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. LLeBeck@nature.berkeley.edu. Fax: 1-559-646-6593. Phone: 1-559-360-7111. Web: www.cnr.berkeley.edu

08-10 August * 2006 NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: S. Reid, NZ Plant Prot. Society, PO Box 11 094, Hastings, NEW ZEALAND. Mailto:secretary@nzpps/org. Web: www.hortnet.co.nz

27 August-01 September * 9TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIAL CONTROL, 39TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, AND 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ONBacillus thuringiensis Wuhan, CHINA. Contact: S. Ning, State Lab. of Agric. Microbiology, Huazhong Agric. Univ., Wuhan City 430070, PR CHINA. sip2006@mail.hzau.edu.cn. Fax: 86-27-873-93882. Phone: 86-28-872-83455. Web: sip2006.hzau.edu.cn.

02-05 September * 17TH IRANIAN PLANT PROTECTION CONGRESS, Tehran, IRAN. Contact: Congress Secretariat, PO Box 339, Tehran 19835, IRAN. Fax: 98-021-224-00645. Web: ips.ir

08-19 September * ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE, "Novel Biotech- nologies for Biocontrol Agent Enhancement and Management," Gualdo Tadino, ITALY. Contact: M. Vurro, fax: 39-080-592-9374. Maurizio.Vurro@ispa.cnr.it. Web: www.ispa.cnr.it

24-27 September * AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETIES JOINT CONFERENCE, Adelaide, SA, AUSTRALIA. Contact: D. Hopkins, Hopkins.Dennis@saugov.sa.gov.au. Web: www.agric.nsw.gov.au

24-28 September * new information * 15TH AUSTRALIAN WEEDS CONFERENCE, "Managing Weeds in a Changing Climate," Adelaide, SA, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Plevin and Assoc. Pty. Ltd., PO Box 54, Burnside, 5066 SA, AUSTRALIA. events@plevin.com.au. Phone: 61-8-8379-8222. Fax: 61-8-8379-8177. Web: www.plevin.com.au NOTE: event to now include a symposium on: "Animal-Dispersed Weeds;" contact: E. White, Eve.White@nrm.qld.gov.au.

(N) 24-28 September * 9TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE BIOSAFETY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, Jeju Island, KOREA. Web: www.isbr.info

25-28 September * INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY OF INSECT PARASITOIDS, Antibes, Juan les Pins, FRANCE. Contact: E. Wajnberg, Wajnberg@antibes.inra.fr. Web: bepar.antibes.inra.fr

15-21 October * NOVEL AND SUSTAINABLE WEED MANAGEMENT IN ARID AND SEMI-ARID AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS, Rehovot, ISRAEL. Contact: wgarid@agri.huji.ac.il. Web: www.agri.huji.ac.il

16-18 October * 5TH MEETING, IOBC/WPRS SOIL INSECT PESTS SUB- GROUP, Laimburg, 30040 Auer/Ora, ITALY. Contact: J. Enkerli, Agroscope FAL Reckenholz, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, SWITZERLAND. Juerg.Enkerli@fal.admin.ch.

(N) 23-24 October * 1ST ANNUAL BIOCONTROL INDUSTRY MEETING, Lucerne, SWITZERLAND. Contact: FiBL, Ackerstrasse / Postfach CH-5070 Frick, SWITZERLAND. Fax: 41-62-865-7273. Phone: 41-62-865-7272. Web: www.abim

24-27 October * 5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MANAGEMENT OF THE DIAMONDBACK MOTH AND OTHER CRUCIFER PESTS, Beijing, CHINA. Contact: L. Guangshu, Inst. of Veg./Flowers, CAAS, 12 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing 100081, CHINA. Fax: 86-10-621-74123. Phone: 86-10-689-19531. Liugsh2008@yahoo.com.cn. Web: http:www.ciccst.org.cn/IWMDMOCP.

(N) 19-23 November * 9TH ARAB CONGRESS OF PLANT PROTECTION, Damascus, SYRIA. Contact: announce2@9acpp-sy.org. Web: www.9acpp

27-29 November * CANADIAN WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Victoria, BC, CANADA. Contact: V. Brookes, Pacific Agri-Food Resch. Centre, Box 1000, 6947 #7 Highway, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0, CANADA. Brookesv@agr.gc.ca. Web: www.cwss

2007

(N) 12-14 March * 7TH WORKSHOP, EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY, PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL WEED CONTROL, Waren/Muritz, GERMANY. Contact: B. Gerowitt, Baerbel.Gerowitt@uni-rostock.de. Web: www.ewrs.org

22-27 April * 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: weeds2007@ars-ebcl.org. Web: www.cilba.agropolis.fr

2008

(N) 23-25 June * 5TH INTERNATIONAL WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Vancouver, BC, CANADA. Contact: IWSS, c/o B. Valverde, bev@kvl.dk. Web: www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu

2009-2010

No (N)ew or [R]evised listings to report for these years.
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