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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

Nurseries and Invasive Plants
The November 2006 issue of TECHNICAL NURSERY PAPERS from the Nursery and Garden Industry of Australia (NGIA) explores the intertwined aspects of "Weeds and the Nursery Industry" and acknowledges the importance of how the retail nursery industry deals with invasive plants (weeds) and what needs to be known to avoid spreading organisms with invasive potential.

The 4-page, illustrated paper at tinyurl.com concludes that weeds are a significant problem for the Australian environment and by taking a proactive approach (such as marketing non-invasive plants with similar desirable garden traits as alternatives to replace listed invasive species) the nursery industry can operate responsibly yet avoid enduring severe financial impacts.

To underscore the point, a Western Australian garden nursery was recently named "Australia's Most Weed-Wise Nursery" in new awards an- nounced by the Council of Australasian Weed Societies. The proprietors of the winning nursery were cited for refusing to sell high-risk invasive garden plant species, such as fashionable exotic grasses, capable of escaping gardens to become invasive environmental weeds.

The inaugural national award was presented by the Agriculture and Food Minister for Western Australia who commented that the award-winning nursery stood out among Australian nurseries for its proactive approach to the problem of environmental weeds. "Our communities," the minister noted, "depend on gar- den nurseries showing responsibility about the plants they promote and sell." thanks to S. Lloyd, R. McFadyen, and R. Reitano for information.

Insect Responsible for Spreading Plant Viruses
Once considered obscure, the tinyBemisia tabaciwhitefly is now viewed as a prime insect vector for a large group of emerging plant viruses that cause devastating diseases of food, fibre, and ornamental crops, according to a U.S. plant pathologist who has focused on the diversity, evolution, and ecology of whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses.

According to J.K. Brown,B. tabaciis the exclusive vector for viruses that infect over 500 plant species and "is now among the most invasive and economically damaging insects to agriculture," Dr. Brown noted. This whitefly and the plant viruses it transmits are no longer restricted to their native habitats or contained by natural geographic boundaries.

The spread and increased importance of new and emerging plant viral pathogens, Brown said, "is directly related to the adaptive capacity ofB. tabaciand its ability to exploit agricultural systems." Brown also pointed out thatB. tabacihas long confounded systematists, and proven difficult to control in part because of a propensity to develop resistance to insecticides.

Brown suggests that with robust population levels, this pest insect will trigger emergence of new plant virus species and continue to cause diseases that wreak economic and social damage.

Essential for managing both emerging plant viruses and populations of the vector are: early virus and vector detection; information about their distribution and host range; and, knowledge about the mode of virus transmission. -> J.K. Brown, JBrown@ag.arizona.edu. excerpted, with thanks, from an American Phytopath. Society press release; thanks also to J.K. Brown and A. Steigman for material.


* The hunt is on to find the genetic Achilles heel ofOryzaspp. (red rice) a pernicious weed pest that mimics and contaminates cultivated Oryza sativa(rice). -> K.M. Olsen, KOlsen@wustl.edu.

* A group of international research organizations is exploring African farmer-preferred banana cultivars for genetic modification against Xanthomonaswilt disease. -> tinyurl.com Comparing strategies used for long-term conservation tillage systems revealed significant shifts in weed community abundance, diversity, and composition. -> J. Dorado, Jose.Dorado@ccma.csic.es.

* Silicon applied toSaccharum officinarum(sugarcane) signifi- cantly reduced damage byEldana saccharinaWalker (sugarcane borer). -> M. Keeping, Malcolm.Keeping@sugar.org.za.
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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources


Note to AUTHORS, EDITORS, AND PUBLISHERS: IPMnet NEWS welcomes mentioning any publication focused on, or related to, crop or amenity plant IPM, and invasives. To assure coverage, please send a review copy of the publication, along with full information, to IPMnet NEWS (see address at end of this file). Many thanks, Ed. ....................... {$} = indicates a publication can be purchased, or that there may be charges for handling and postage.

CRITICAL ASPECTS OF BIOCONTROL A 2006 hardbound work delves into AN ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIETAL AP- PROACH TO BIOLOGICAL CONTROL by aiming to evaluate the significance of critical biological properties such as biodiversity. An international experts corps also discusses habitats as natural reservoirs and views biocontrol from an organic/ecological farming stance. Editors J. Eilen- berg and H.M.T. Hokkanen include human social factors, such as risk perception and consumer attitudes, as additional important elements of biocontrol application and acceptance. The 331-page monograph focuses on Europe in the belief that there are, say the editors, "so many valid stories of global significance from Europe that they deserve to be highlighted." The unillustrated monograph is volume 2 in the "Progress in Biological Control" series. {$} -> Springer, PO Box 17, 3300AA Dordrecht, THE NETHERLANDS. www.springerlink.com.

COMPREHENSIVE ILLUSTRATED WEED REFERENCE Very possibly J.M. DiTomaso and E.A. Healy have assembled and pub- lished a 2-volume opus that will rank among the more extensive and authoritative weed science volumes ever printed. WEEDS OF CALIFORNIA AND OTHER WESTERN STATES, weighing in at a hefty 848 and 912 pages per volume, is encyclopedic in its inclusiveness and reach, yet designed to be user friendly through incorporation of color-keyed sections, a pleasing layout, high quality paperstock, and literally thousands of clear, full color photos. The 2007, semi-softbound guide offers identification and biology of over 700 terrestrial weeds (aquatic species being chronicled in an earlier work) and includes full de- scriptions of 451 species and plus another 361 plants compared as similar species. Additional features include: 13 shortcut identifi- cation tables for groups that share similar, unusual, or relatively uncommon characteristics; 67 tables comparing important characteris- tics of difficult-to-distinguish weedy species; two detailed grass identification keys; and an index to common and scientific nomenclature plus synonyms along with a glossary of botanical terms. Each plant entry describes its category, nomenclature, a summary of its life cycle, size, growth form, impact, method of introduction, and toxicity, as well as a discussion of the plant's botanical elements from seed to maturity. And, as some television ads often state, 'that's not all:' the double volume set includes a CD of all the photosover 3,000appearing in both volumes in a format suitable for presentations. True, the work focuses on conditions in California, but that takes in a lot of climatic zones and conditions, rendering this comprehensive reference widely applicable to a large chunk of the globe. Pub. #3488. {$} -> Communication Services, Univ. of California, Dept. of Ag. and Nat. Resources, 6701 San Pablo Ave., 2nd. Floor, Oakland, CA 94608-8849, USA. danrcs@ucdavis.edu. Fax: 1-510-642-5470. Phone: 1-510-642-2431. anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu.

ENTRE' TO PLANT PATHOLOGY Two award-winning plant pathologist-educators have teamed to produce an introductory course level textbook with a fresh new slant and a very reader friendly layout. Right from chapter one, "What is Wrong with My Plant?," ESSENTIAL PLANT PATHOLOGY is eminently readable yet thoroughly substantive. Authors G.L. Schumann and C.J. D'Arcy have incorporated key material in their 2006, hardbound work, both in terms of text sparked by color boxes emphasizing critical concepts, to dozens of black and white illustrations, all presented in an open and accessible form. A series of "Disease Classics" provides concise summaries of important plant dis- eases, complemented by case studies presenting specific causes, symp- toms, and disease cycles. The 356-page text is said to be written in a way that engages students. Instructors will appreciate the companion CD-Rom that aids course preparation and helps tie lectures to sections in the book. The CD includes every image and illustration in the work in a highly usable format. Early adopters of the book/CD have lauded its content, thoughtful design, and overall effective usefulness. Excerpts from both the book and CD can he accessed on line at www.shopapspress.org. {$} APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Fax: 1-651-454-0788. Phone: 1-651-454-7250.

OOZING INTO THE SPOTLIGHT Voracious apple snails, specificallyPomaceaspp., have spread across the humid tropics and subtropics through various means and now pose a serious threat to paddy rice production in many locales. Scien- tists R.C. Joshi and L.S. Sebastian, serving as editors, have drawn together extensive input from a broad sphere of specialists resulting in the 2006 work, GLOBAL ADVANCES IN ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF GOLDEN APPLE SNAILS. The publication is, say the editors, "a labor of love and hate, love for the millions of rice farmers around the world whose yields are stolen by GAS [golden apple snails], and hate for this pest that con- tinues to menace the rice fields despite physical, mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical control measures." The hardbound work stands as a comprehensive treatise ranging from history, taxonomy, and impacts, to management methods, even covering utilization, or as one chapter asks, "challenge or opportunity?" The editors have included dozens of full color plates throughout the volume's nearly 600 pages while incorpor- ating a wide swath of perspectives on the topic, as well as hard data. {$} Philippine Rice Research Institute, Maligaya, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, PHILIPPINES. prri@philrice.gov.ph. Phone: 63-44-456-0277. www.philrice.gov.ph (click on "featured publication").


IPMnet NEWS welcomes mentioning any website, publication, CD, or video focused on, or related to, crop or amenity plant IPM. Please send a review copy of the item to the address at end of this file; for a website, send the URL to: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu.


Pest management of a key crop,Solanum melongena(eggplant), has been targeted by scientists and staff at the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC) and collaborating specialists in several Asian nations. An IPM strategy (for pest insects) was designed and promoted, the latter giving rise to several publications. Among these are three brochures: "How to Control Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer," "A Farmer's Guide to Harmful and Helpful Insects in Eggplant Fields," and "How to Use Sex Pheromone for Controlling Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer." Beyond the original English version published on the AVRDC website at: www.avrdc.org all three titles have also been translated into Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Khasi, and Oriya for local use in South Asia. Additionally, several of the versions have been presented on TV. -> Communications, AVRDC, PO Box 42, Shanhua, Tainan, 74199, TAIWAN. avrdcbox@avrdc.org. Fax: 886-6-583-0009.


"Farmers Weekly Interactive," is a regular commercial online agri- cultural information source from Reed Business Information Limited. The free source includes CROPS magazine's (commercially sponsored) "Herbicide and PGR (plant growth regulators) Tables: Spring 2007," found at www.fwi.co.uk The extensive table listing more than 40 products is divided into cate- gories for grassweed activity, grass and broadleaved weed activity, and broadleaved weed activity. Several columns include "use it for," application timing, and restrictions information for each product. excerpted with thanks from Farmers Weekly Interactive.


The widely recognized parasitic plants newsletter HAUSTORIUM com- memorates over a quarter-century of continuous publication with its 50th issue, dated January 2007. As the official organ of the International Parasitic Plant Society, HAUSTORIUM continues to successfully fulfill a unique role as a (perhaps "the") parasitic plants global information source. Issue 50 not only includes the usual thorough review of relevant parasitic plants research, activities, events, and especially litera- ture, it revisits the origin and (occasionally) perilous history of HAUSTORIUM. It also highlights the determined tenacity of C. Parker and L.J. Musselman who were instrumental in founding HAUSTORIUM, produced issue No. 1, served as joint editors over the years, and continue their involvement through the latest issue, more recently joined by co-editors D. Rubiales and J. Westwood. HAUSTORIUM is freely available online at: www.ppws.vt.edu or in print by special arrange- ment. The editors always welcome receiving information from the global community involved with parasitic plants. thanks to C. Parker for information.


After a reiteration (or two) of title, the original being the marketing-challenged "Idiot's Guide to the GE Debate," Pluto Press has published GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD: A SHORT GUIDE FOR THE CONFUSED, by A. Rees, see at tinyurl.com The 240-page, 2006 work is modestly said by the publisher to be a "brilliantly readable book" and "the perfect guide for anyone [confused or otherwise, one supposes. -ed] who wants to know more about genetically modified crops." Chapter 4 is sedately titled "Exposing the Wild Claims Made by the Biotech Lobby," while chapters 6 and 7 are "The Biotech Lobby's Dirty Tricks Department - Part 1 and Part 2" respectively, there clearly being too many tricks to describe in a single chapter. The publication, available in both softbound and hardbound versions, offers resources, references, hyper- bole, and an index. {$} -> Pluto Press, 345 Archway Rd., London N6 5AA, UK. Fax: 44-0-208-348-9133. Phone: 44-0-208-348-2724. Pluto@plutobooks.com.


The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has published a series of online reports and other materials. Several focus on crop protection topics such as:






These titles, and others found in various "publication types," can be freely downloaded and printed from: tinyurl.com -> Communications, ACIAR, GPO Box 1571, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA. comms@aciar.gov.au.


Marking a 15th year, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has published "Pesticide Data Program, Annual Summary, Calendar Year 2005," a detailed 100+ page compilation of pest- icide residue testing across a wide swath of commodities in the food supply ranging from vegetables to bottled water. The pesticide data program (PDP) samples, nearly 15,000 in 2005, are taken in diverse geographic locations and are said to follow a rigorous statistical approach coupled with analysis via the most current laboratory methods. PDP data are used primarily to prepare realistic pesticide dietary exposure assessments, an implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act. The accumulated PDP information is also used for several additional purposes. -> M. Lamont, Monitoring Programs Office, 8609 Sudley Rd., Suite 206, Manassas, VA 20110, USA. amsmpo.data@usda.gov. Fax: 1-703-369-0678. Phone: 1-703-330-2300. www.ams.usda.gov

*PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES* PESTICIDE SAFETY SPECIALIST (Plant Pathology), Urbana, IL, USA * Serve as a member of a pest- icide safety education program; prepare education materials; conduct training programs for state licensing requirements; work cooperatively with federal and state personnel. * REQUIRES: MS in plant pathology, or related disciplines; course work and familiarity with IPM; working knowledge of pesticides and application techniques; competence in public speaking, writing, and development of educational materials. Announce- ment no. 01/07B-10993. * CONTACT: J.P. Horton, Dept. of Crop Sciences, Univ. of Illinois, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana IL 61801, USA. JohnH@uiuc.edu. Fax: 1-217-333-9817. Phone: 1-217-333-9479. www.cropsci.uiuc.edu. RESEARCH ENTOMOLOGIST, Newark, DE, USA. * Conduct biocontrol and population dynamics research ofAgriius planipennis(emerald ash borer), including foreign exploration; handle quarantine receipt and rearing, pre-release evaluation, re- lease, establishment and post-release evaluation; determine host range; assess limiting factors and prospects for successful introduction and control; work on biocontrol of other invasive species. * REQUIRES: PhD in entomology, or MS plus equivalent experience; knowledge of pop- ulation/landscape ecology; skill in design and conduct of field exper- iments; mathematical modeling experience; ability to prepare and pub- lish research results. Position #ARS-X7E-0084. * CONTACT: B. Schneider, fax: 1-302-737-6780; phone: 1-302-737-7330, ext. 222. Barbara.Schneider@ars.usda.gov. See: tinyurl.com


An international firm now offers cotton seed treated with a combination of nematicide, insecticide, and fungicide, all also available as separate registered products. Delivery of the pesticide trio (see www.avictacompletepak.com directly to the root zone surrounding the seed is said to be an efficient method that enhances root development due to control of nematodes at an early growth stage thereby reducing reproduction and early season infections, and, in conjunction with the two other pesticides, producing a more vigorous crop. In 2004, nematodes were blamed for causing an estimated US2 million loss in U.S. cotton production, or over one million bales. The firm's crop specialist, D. Long, said, "many growers have a major yield loss problem" and are not aware of it. -> J. McClement, Syngenta Crop Protection, phone: 1-336-632-2489. Jodie.McClement@syngenta.com.


* What would be an inspired title for an article explaining why some species become noxious pests when introduced to new areas after leaving most of their parasites and biocontrol agents behind? Why, "Parasites Lost," of course.

* Joining "The Nematode Song" and other revered pest inspired tunes is the latest offering, the "Alien Invasive Song," sung to the melody of "Clementine: "Garlic mustard, garlic mutard / We don't want you anywhere / You're an alien invasive / Dig you up, and out of there." There are more verses, a lot more. To savor the rest of it, contact: K. Mutu, KMutu@anacostiaws.org.
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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 and email, as available, for first authors of the following titles. Send requests to: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu.

Phytopathology """""""""""""" "Botrytis Grey Mould of Chickpea: A Review of Biology, Epidemiology, and Disease Management," Pande, S.,et al * AUSTRAL. JRNL. OF AGRIC. RSRCH., 57(11), 1137-1150, November 2006.

"Effects of Fungicide Dose and Mixtures on Selection for Triazole Resistance inMycosphaerella graminicolaUnder Field Conditions," Mavroeidi, V.J., and M.W. Shaw. * PLANT PATHOL., 55(6), 715-725, December 2006.

Weed Science """""""""""" "A Functional Group Approach to the Management of UK Arable Weeds to Support Biological Diversity," Storkey, J. * WEED RSCH., 46(6), 513-522, December 2006.

"The Current Status and Environmental Impacts of Glyphosate-Resistant Crops," Cerdeira, A.L., and S.O. Duke. * JRNL. OF ENVIRON. QUALITY, 25(5), 1633-1658, September 2006.

Entomology """""""""" "Arthropod Pest Management in Organic Crops," Zehnder, G.,et al * ANN. REV. OF ENTOM., 52, 57-80, 2007.

"Impact of Trap Design, Windbreaks, and Weather on Captures of European Corn Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Pheromone-Baited Traps," Reardon, B.J.,et al * JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 99(6), 2002-2009, December 2006.

"Overview and Relevance ofWolbachiaBacteria in Biocontrol Research," Floate, K.D.,et al * BIOCON. SCI. AND TECH., 16(8), 767-788, 2006. Transgenics Sub-section """"""""""""""""""""""" "Beyond the SporePast and Future Developments ofBacillus thuringiensisas a Biopesticide," Crickmore, N. * JRNL. OF APPLD. MICROBIO., 101(3), 616-619, September 2006.

Vertebrates """"""""""" "The Coyote Lure Operative Device Revisited: A Fresh Look at an Old Idea," Berentsen, A.R.,et al * CALIF. AGRIC., 61(1), 20-23, January/March 2007.

General """"""" "Role of Opinion Leadership, Social Connectedness and Information Sources in the Diffusion of IPM in Honduran Subsistence Maize Agriculture," Wyckhuys, K.A.G., and R.J. O'Neil. * INTERNAT. JRNL. OF PEST MGMT., 53(1), 35-44, January-March 2007.

"The Use of Push-Pull Strategies in Integrated Pest Management," Cook, S.M.,et al * ANN. REV. OF ENTOM., 52, 375-400, 2007.
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Guides for Pest Insect Management
The Univ. of Tennessee (USA) has published an on-line synopsis of pest insect control recommendations for five major field crops. While the information at www.utextension.utk.edu indicates "cotton" in the heading, the presented data also cover soybean, corn/ maize, sorghum, and wheat. Each section offers general information, emphasizes prevention, discusses scouting and telltale evidence of in- sect infestation, and then lists specific treatments and their timing. -> S.D. Stewart, SDStewart@utk.edu.

Containing Greenhouse Experiments
Research with transgenic plants embodies numerous challenges, among them following appropriate biosafety and containment protocols while handling transgenics in growth facilities. To address the latter point, the 60-page publication, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CONTAINMENT, Greenhouse Research with Transgenic Plants and Microbes, gathers together a wealth of dispersed information to provide a straight forward guide and useful reference. Authors P.L. Traynor,et al have incorporated dozens of full color illustrations to enhance the text and create a work that discusses the purpose of containment, the variety of methods used to achieve it, and the facilities and practices that satisfy requirements of established guidelines and regulations. The Guide can be freely downloaded in various formats from www.isb.vt.edu or ordered in printed form. -> ISB, 207 Engel Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA. isb@vt.edu. Fax: 1-540-231-4434.

Slowing Emergence of Resistant Biotypes
A new printed bulletin, UTILIZING INSECTICIDE MODE OF ACTION TO COMBAT INSECT RESISTANCE TO INSECTICIDES joins an earlier version focused on herbicide action sites. Both publications, authored by scientists at the Univ. of Illinois (USA), establish a color-coded site-of-action classification system, the object being to help growers rotate pesticides based on site of action so as to slow, if not thwart, development of resistant biotypes. Front covers of each title explain the importance of the scheme relative to the objective. Primary color- coded tables then group pesticides by "family" action sites. A third, fungicide publication, is anticipated. {$} -> K.A. Ritter, KARitter@uiuc.edu, Phone: 1-217-333-4424. www.ipm.uiuc.edu thanks to D.E. Nordby for information.
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U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

Eastern Europe IPM Effort Aims for Repeat Success
An earlier 5-year effort that helped develop an effective IPM strategy for olive production in ALBANIA now serves as the foundation for a follow-on IPM program focused on specialty crops, again in ALBANIA, but now with the addition of MOLDOVA and UKRAINE. Virginia Tech (USA) entomologist D.G. Pfeiffer coordinates this thrust within the framework of the IPM-CRSP.

The Eastern European Regional Program (EERP) aims to decrease pest- icide use in target crops, slow development of pesticide resistance, reduce the resurgence of secondary pests, and lower the risk of pest- icide exposure to humans while simultaneously improving the marketing position of local agricultural commodities in the international market- place. Several in-country participatory appraisals were undertaken dur- ing 2006 in preparation for launching collaborative research activities.

The program's current phase will be hard pressed to match the elegant IPM result achieved by the initial multi-year phase in which research, sampling, and data analysis led to simply suggesting that the olive harvest date be moved ahead by two weeks to outwit devasta- tion caused byBactrocera oleae(olive fruit fly), a prime insect pest, without any cost in lost production. Advancing timing of harvest removed the olives before the main fly infestation could become well established and begin attacking the crop in ernest.

Dr. Pfeiffer, who specializes in fruit and vineyard IPM, commented in a recent interview that adjusting "Harvest timing is something any [Albanian] farmer can dothere is no financial obstacle. For this reason, it should be widely adopted." He also noted that "we were looking for a low-cost solution, but found a no-cost solution. The benefit to the Albanian economy of this measure alone will be US million over the next 30 years."

-> D.G. Pfeiffer, Dept. of Entomology, 205-C Price Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA. DGPfeiff@vt.edu. Phone: 1-540-231-4183. excerpted in part, with thanks, from VT RESEARCH MAGAZINE, Winter 2007, and from IPM-CRSP on-line materials.
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IPMNET CALENDAR --- recent additions and revisions to a comprehensive global


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(N)ewly Listed, or [R]evised Entries: as of 28 February 2007


(N) 07-09 April * INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON WEED SCIENCE AND AGRICUL- TURAL PRODUCTION SAFETY, Nanjing, CHINA. Contact: S. Xiaoling, Weed Resch. Lab., Nanjing Agric. Univ., Nanjing 210095, CHINA. Fax/phone: 86-25-843-95117. SXL@njau.edu.cn.

(N) 18-20 April * 7TH NATIONAL (U.S.) STORED PRODUCT IPM TRAINING CONFERENCE, Stillwater, OK, USA. Contact: T. Phillips, 127 Noble Resch. Ctr., Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK 74078, USA. Tom.Phillips@okstate.edu. Fax: 1-405-744-6039, www.ento.okstate.edu

22-27 April * new information * 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: Andy.Sheppard@csiro-europe.org. www.cilba.agropolis.fr

07-09 May * INVASIVE ARTHROPOD WORKSHOP, Clemson, SC, USA. Contact: A. Hodges, Entomology/Nematology Dept., Univ. of Florida, PO Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620, USA. ACHodges@ufl.edu. Fax: 1-352-392-0190. Phone: 1-352-392-1901, ext. 199. conference.ifas.ufl.edu

10-14 June * 2007 PLANT CANADA CONFERENCE, Saskatoon, Sas., CANADA. Includes sessions on plant pathology and weed science. Contact: K. Bailey, Agric./Ag-Food Canada, 107 Science Pl, Saskatoon, Sas. S7N 0X2, CANADA. BaileyK@agr.gc.ca. Fax: 1-306-956-7247. www.plantcanada.ca

24-29 June * FUSARIUM LABORATORY WORKSHOP, Manhattan, KS, USA. Contact: J.F. Leslie, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Kansas State Univ., Throckmorton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-5502, USA. JFL@ksu.edu. Fax: 1-785-532-5692. Phone: 1-785-532-1335. www.plantpath.ksu.edu

02-06 July * NEW AND OLD POTATO DISEASES IN CHANGING CLIMATE, Hattula, FINLAND. Contact: A. Hannukkala, MTT Agrifood Resch. Finland, Field Crop Prot./Agroeco., R-Bldg., Jokioinen FI 31600, FINLAND. Asko.Hannukkala@mtt.fi. Fax: 358-3-4188-2584. Phone: 358-3-4188-2550.

[R] 13-16 August * new information * 60TH NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Napier, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: S. Reid, Secretariat NZPPS, PO Box 11 094, Hastings, NEW ZEALAND. secretary@nzpps.org. www.nzpps.org.

19-24 August * INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF INSECT BIOTECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY, Daegu, KOREA. Contact: S. Ahn, Congress Manager. Fax: 82-2-3476-8800. Phone: 82-2-3476-7700. www.icibi2007.com.

12-14 September * 9TH WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE PLANT PROTECTION TECHNIQUES IN FRUIT GROWING, Alnarp, SWEDEN. Contact: SuProFruit07, Box 66, 23053 Alnarp, SWEDEN. suprofruit07@ltj.slu.se. Fax: 46-40-46-4085. Phone: 46-40-41-4150. tinyurl.com

25-27 September * 14TH BIENNIAL NSW WEEDS CONFERENCE, "Weeds, People and Partnerships," Wollongong, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Contact: ICE Australia, weeds2007@iceaustralia.com. www.weeds2007.com.au.

03-04 October * 3RD BIENNIAL VICTORIAN WEEDS CONFERENCE, "Earth Wind Fire Water & Weeds," Bendigo, Victoria, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Secretary, WSVic, PO Box 987, Frankston, VIC 3199, AUSTRALIA. secwssv@surf.net.au. Phone/Fax: 61-03-9576-2949. www.wsvic.org.au.

28 October-01 November * new information * ASSOCIATION OF NATURAL BIOCONTROL PRODUCERS ANNUAL MEETING, "Maintaining Worldwide Connec- tions for Quality Assurance in Arthropod and Nematode Rearing," Montreal, QUE, CANADA. Contact: M. Burt, fax/phone: 1-714-544-8295. MaclayB2@aol.com. www.anbp.org.


(N) 04-07 February * WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Chicago, IL, USA. Contact: WSSA, PO Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044- 8897, USA. wssa@allenpress.com. Fax: 1-785-843-1274. Phone: 1-785-843-1235. www.wssa.net.

04-08 MAY * 26TH CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DA CIENCIA DAS PLANTAS DANINHAS, and 18TH CONGRESO DE LA ASOCIACION LATINOAMERICANA DE MALEZAS, Belo Horizonte, MG, BRAZIL. Contact: Secretaria Executiva, Central de Eventos e Promocoes, Av. dos Andradas 2787, Bairro Floresta, 30120-010 Belo Horizonte, MG, BRAZIL. contato@fariavasconcelos.com.br.

[R] 16-19 November * new date & location * ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Reno, NV, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA. Fax: 1-301-731-4538. meet@entsoc.org. www.entsoc.org.


(N) 24-26 March * 6TH INTERNATIONAL IPM SYMPOSIUM, "Transcending Boundaries," Portland, OR, USA. Contact: T. Green, IPM Institute of North America, 1914 Rowley Ave., Madison, WI 53726, USA. IPMworks@ipminstitute.org. Phone: 1-608-232-1528.

No (N)ew or [R]evised listings to report for this year.

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