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July/August 2007, Issue no. 156
ISSN: 1523-7893 Copyright 2005


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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

IPM in the Cross Hairs
Two recent critical commentaries have taken aim at current IPM practices as veering away from conceptual fundamentals and thus courting potential agronomic disaster.

In a perspectives (opinion) article, "Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Definition, Historical Development and Implementation, and the Other IPM," published in the journal PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, L.E. Ehler asserts that "much of what is billed as IPM is better described as integratedpesticidemanagement." Dr. Ehler, an entomologist, believes that discriminate use of pesticides, while not a negative in itself, should be encouraged. The problem, however, is too often it tends to become an end in itself perpetuating "a 'quick-fix mentality' that targets symptoms and fails to address the root causes [not an intended pun. ed.] of pest problems," he contends.

In a second instance, M.E. Gray and K.L. Steffey warn that "Principles of integrated pest management (IPM) in the corn [maize] and soybean agro- ecosystem are increasingly being ignored," as stated within their article, "Maximizing Crop Production Inputs Does Not Equate to Integrated Pest Management," from a recent issue of the regionally directed University of Illinois extension periodical, THE BULLETIN, www.ipm.uiuc.edu Entomologists Gray and Steffey are concerned about the increasing lack of integrated pest management tactics and over-reliance on single tactic practices deployed without the benefit of scouting information. Several dire outcomes can result, not the least of which is potential [negative] effects of pesticides on beneficial arthropods over time.

Referring to the mid-western "corn belt" area of the U.S., Gray and Steffey rhetorically ask, "will we return to a more reasoned application of IPM tactics" in this vast region, or will a crisis be required to trigger movement back in the direction of IPM?

Two provocative but reasoned papers; three dedicated entomological scientists with serious concerns about the future of IPM, not only in the U.S., but globally. The combined charge is a clear wake up call for more attention to, and implementation of, broad scope IPM. excerpted, with thanks, from: PEST MGMT. SCI., 62(9), 787-789, September 2006; and THE BULLETIN, no. 8, article 2, 18 May 2007.


*GLOBAL IPM SNAPSHOTS*

* Strip tillage was found to delay early leaf spot epidemics inArachis hypogaea(groundnut/peanut) due to reduced inoculum dispersion. -> A.K. Culbreath, spotwilt@uga.edu.

* Herbivory of Mimosa pigra root nodules by Malacorhinus irregularis complements above-ground herbivory by this weed's other established biocontrol agents. -> B. Grace, Blair.Grace@nt.gov.au.

* Laboratory trials of the fungusMuscador albushave shown its potential as a biobased fumigant againstPhthorimaea operculella i> (potato tuber moth), an important potato pest now managed by use of insecticides. -> L. Lacey, LLacey@yarl.ars.usda.gov.

* IntercroppingHelianthus annuus(sunflower) in organically grown vegetables increased avian insectivore numbers and accelerated insect foraging activity. -> Jones, G.A., Greg.A.Jones@sfcc.edu.

* Local, FAO, and UNDP coordinators report that more than 2,400 individuals attended farmer field schools for IPM in Iran during 2004-2006. -> H. Heidari, HHeidari_2000@yahoo.com.
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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources

*PUBLICATIONS PERUSED*

IPMnet NEWS will gladly mention any publication focused on, or related to, crop or amenity plant IPM, or invasives. To assure coverage, please send a review copy of the publication, along with full details, 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.

PLANTS HAVE RESISTANCE POTENTIAL

It's hardly news that science increasingly looks to plants themselves in the global effort to neutralize and resist plant pest organisms. A recent monograph, INDUCED RESISTANCE FOR PLANT DEFENCE, subtitled "A Sustainable Approach to Crop Protection," represents the collective thinking of 20 notable international authorities on the topic. Editors D. Walters,et al have compiled a 269-page work said to "examine in depth the development and exploitation of induced resistance" in crop plants. Chapters explore plant defense mechanisms against pest insects and pathogens, review current knowledge of agents able to elicit induced resistant, and consider various approaches and factors. The 2007 hardbound volume concludes with discussions of socio-economic aspects driving use of induced resistance, as well as an informed crystal ball view of the drivers and barriers likely to affect the future for resistance technology. {$} -> Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 9600 Garsington Rd., Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK. Phone; 44-0-1865-776-868. Simon.Joyce@ames.blackwellpublishing.com.

ANSWERS TO ORCHARD IPM QUERIES

Published in 2006, SEASONAL GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE PEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN PRUNES is another in a series of to-the-point, informative, peer reviewed brochures that are second best only to having the authoring team of experts personally show up at your orchard. Using the practical cycle of seasons approach, this 12-page publication offers environmentally responsible crop protection guidance to growers and advisors. In this instance, the crop isPrunus domesticagrowing in California, but the information provided by authors C. Pickel,et al can be handily extrapolated or adapted to many other situations. The full color, liberally illustrated and graphically appealing work poses answers to realistic questions, lists critical pest management activities according to the seasonal cycle, and includes tables for basing treatment decisions. The entire concept rests on making interrelated best practice crop management decisions year-round while avoiding decreases in either crop yield or quality. Pub. No. 21624. {$} -> Agric. and Natural Resources, Univ. of California, 6701 San Pablo Ave., 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94608-1239, USA. Fax: 1-510-643-5470. dancrs@ucdavis.edu.

POCKET GUIDE SERIES GROWS

The Michigan State Univ. (USA) IPM publication series has added several new titles recently. Each of these guides, authored by experts, is specif- ically designed primarily as a pocket-size, useful in-field information resource. Extensive full color photosmany at close rangeare complemented by concise text to assist in pest identification and related conditions. The guides measure approximately 13x9 cm (5x3.5 in.) and are spiral wire bound for ease of use. Covers are plastic-coated to withstand adverse field conditions. Page examples can be viewed in PDF at the website below. Recent additions include:

AN IPM POCKET GUIDE FOR WEED IDENTIFICATION IN NURSERIES AND LANDSCAPES by S.A. Gower and R.J. Richardson 172 pages; 2007; document E-2982.

A POCKET GUIDE FOR IPM SCOUTING IN HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS by J. Byrne and R.A. Cloyd 107 pages; 2007; document E-2981.

AN IPM POCKET GUIDE FOR WEED IDENTIFICATION IN CHRISTMAS TREES by S.A. Gower and R.J. Richardson 144 pages; 2007; document E-2975.

-> MSU Extension Bulletin Office, 117 Central Services, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824-1001, USA. Phone: 1-517-353-6740. Fax: 1-517-353-7168. www.emdc.msue.msu.edu. thanks to J.N. Landis for information.


*WEB, PUBLICATION, CD, AND VIDEO NOTES*

IPMnet NEWS cites websites, publications, CDs, or videos focused on, or related to, crop or amenity plant IPM. Please send a review copy of the material to the address at end of this file; for a website, send the URL to: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu.

IOBC: 50 YEARS AND COUNTING

Published as a colorful historical account, "International Organisation for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants: History of the First 50 Years (1956-2006)" commemorates a half-century of pioneering biological control by the IOBC whose expertise is now said to extend to "all aspects of sustainable crop protection in major annual and perennial crops." E.F. Boller,et al edited the publication to celebrate an initiative originally born at a meeting of concerned European scientists, but which has evolved into an independent organization with six regional sections and worldwide scope. {$} -> J.C. van Lenteren, Lab. of Entomolgy, Wageningen Univ., PO Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Joop.vanLenteren@wur.nl. www.iobc excerpted, with thanks, from the IOBC-WPRS website.

INFORMATION FOR CONSIDERING ORGANIC

A newer website published by the Organic Trade Association (OTA), has a clear North American bias, claims to offer both growers and crop processors a "pathway to organic," and includes hundreds of links to organizations, publications, and related websites. The attractive site is www.HowToGoOrganic.com said to be "a collection of resources for organic transitioning, certification, production, marketing, and more." It is intended as a single online source of existing materials and information for those exploring the possibility and intricacies of shifting their mode of growing or processing crops. Organized into specific sections, the site covers a plethora of categories and serves as an entry portal to investigating the realm of organic agriculture. OTA is a membership-based business engaged in "cultivating a strong organic industry since 1985." Clever. -> OTA, PO Box 547, Greenfield, MA 01301, USA. Fax: 1-413-774-6432. Phone: 1-413-774-7511. info@ota.com. thanks to P.C. Jepson for information.

SPANISH VERSIONS PUBLISHED

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library has published TESAURO EN ESPANOL, and GLOSARIO EN ESPANOL, Spanish language versions of its NAL AGRICULTURAL THESARUS, and GLOSSARY OF AGRICULTURAL TERMS. The 'tesauro' contains more than 15,700 translated concepts while the glossary/glosario each offer over 2,400 concepts in both languages. All four documents are freely accessed at nal.usda.gov (scroll down). The Spanish versions were prepared to support broader access to agricultural information throughout the U.S. and the world. excerpted, with thanks, from a USDA news article.

SCIENCE-BASED GMO INFORMATION OFFERED

The European Union has created GMO Compass, a website to "collect objective, science-based information on the use of genetic engineering in the agri-food industry and present it to the public in a way that is easy to understand and readily accessible." Content, the work of independent journalists, ranges across new and current affairs to an open discussion on "what lies in the future for GM crops in Europe?" A "service" section lists relevant organizations, a labelling guide, and environmental concerns. The website, at www.gmo is produced by a German firm. -> Genius GmbH, Robert-Bosch-Str. 7, Darmstadt, GERMANY. Fax: 49-6151-872-4041. Phone: 49-6151-872-4040. genius@genius.de. excerpted, with thanks, from the GMO Compass website.

OF AGRICULTURE AND BENEFITS

"The power to grow is the power to provide" serves as the theme for the ANNUAL REPORT 2006/2007 from CropLife International, a global organization representing the plant science industry. The glossy, full color, 28-page report highlights agriculture's benefits to various social sectors touching on the environment, productivity, biotechnology, and other areas. A 2-page spread details global market performance for crop protection products noting an overall 2.5 percent decline in 2006 contrasted against a significant 14.2 percent gain in biotech seed marketing; herbicide tolerant varieties led the way followed by insect resistant crops. Copies of the report can be freely downloaded from www.croplife.org or requested from: CropLife International, Avenue Louise 143, 1050 Brussels, BELGIUM. Fax: 32-2-542-0419. croplife@croplife.org. Phone: 32-2-542-0410. excerpted, with thanks, from CropLife materials.


*PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES*

SYSTEMWIDE IPM COORDINATOR, Ibadan, NIGERIA * Coordinate the Consultative group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) systemwide program on IPM (SP-IPM); serve as the contact point for SP-IPM to catalyze and facilitate approved activities; mobilize and disseminate technical and material resources; facilitate communication; develop information and publicity materials; manage the SP-IPM website; prepare reports and co-organize steering committee meetings. * REQUIRES: PhD in a relevant biological or social science; 10 years minimum experience in development or promotion of pest management, preferably in the developing world; 5 years experience managing research programs; strong publication and IPM advocacy record; demonstrated ability in donor relations and proposal development; excellent interpersonal skills working in and within a multidisciplinary environment; fluent in English and working knowledge of either Spanish or French. Ref: CSP-IPM 06/07. * CONTACT: Apply on-line to Human Resources Manager at: www.iita.org

BOTANIC GARDEN IPM MANAGER, Bronx, NY, USA * Develop and administer the New York Botanical Garden's (NYBG) IPM program; monitor collections for various pests; identify risks to plant and human health; develop and supervise treatments; perform lab analyses; conduct staff training; maintain records. * REQUIRES: BS (advanced degree preferred) in a relevant discipline; minimum of 3 years greenhouses and grounds IPM experience; computer, record keeping, and organizational skills; valid New York state driver's license; have, or obtain within 3 months, pesticide application licenses. * CONTACT: Recruitment & Training Specialist H-1446, Human Resources, NYBG, 200th St, and Kazimiroff Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA. hr@nybg.org. Phone: 1-718-817-8700. www.nybg.org.

MAIZE & WHEAT PLANT PATHOLOGIST, El Batan, MEXICO. * Coordinate: a.) all phytosanitary aspects of international germplasm movement, and b.) field, screenhouse and glasshouse pathology aspects of a wheat fusarium head blight project; develop and implement standard procedures; monitor genebank plots; coordinate an international nursery including collaborative selection of lines. * REQUIRES: PhD in plant pathology; experience in seed pathology and maize and wheat field pathology; minimum of 5 years experience, especially with seed-borne diseases; familiarity with lab and field trials; interest in international agricultural research and development; ability for innovation and self- motivation; proficient in English and knowledge of Spanish. * CONTACT: J. Crouch, Unit Director, CIMMYT, Apdo. Postal 6-641, 06600 Mexico, D.F., MEXICO. J.Crouch@cgiar.org. Fax: 52-55-5804-7558. Phone: 52-55-5804-2004. www.cimmyt.org

PLANT DISEASE DIAGNOSTICIAN, Logan, UT, USA * Conduct plant disease diagnostic activities in the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory. * REQUIRES: BS (MS preferred) in plant pathology, biology, or related science background; knowledge of diagnostic procedures and literature; experience in microscopy, culturing techniques of bacteria and fungi; molecular skills using DNA and RNA purification; PCR skills for microbial identification; knowledge of serological techniques used in identification of viral pathogens; knowledge of symptomology associated with plant nutritional deficiencies is desirable. * CONTACT: K. Evans, Biology Dept., 5305 Old Main Hill, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT 843222-5305, USA. CKEvans@cc.usu.edu. Phone: 1-435-797-2504. Applications can be submitted online at: jobs.usu.edu

EXTENSION EDUCATOR (IPM focus), Monroe, MI, USA * Provide leadership and help plan, develop, deliver, and evaluate extension educational programs that emphasize integrated crop management for the regional vegetable production industry; assist growers with adopting IPM and conservation practices; establish field research and demonstration plots; provide leadership for a wide range of related activities; participate in numerous other extension regional activities. * REQUIRES: MS in a related field; minimum of three years experience in extension or comparable experience; demonstrated skill in conducting full spectrum of extension activities; effective verbal and written communication ability; knowledge of farming practices. See: www.msue.msu.edu Position #1569. * CONTACT: M. Ruemenapp, SRO, MSU, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI 49377-3128, USA. msusereg@msu.edu. Fax: 1-248-380-9194.


*EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, & SERVICES* SEE WEED, SPRAY WEED (ONLY)

A patented technology for "Putting the right amount in the right place at the right time" teams advanced optics and computer circuitry to sense when a weed is present, send an electronic signal to a spray nozzle, which then applies a precise amount of herbicide to the targeted weed. Known as the WeedSeeker automatic spot spray system, the compact device avoids spraying bare ground and is best suited for situations where weeds occur intermittently. LEDs aim light onto the ground surface; a detector reads reflected light, and on-board electronics activate a valve cartridge when a weed is detected. A WeedSeeker has a 30.5 cm (12 inch) wide field of view. Single, or multiple units for row crop application, can be boom mounted (tractor, truck, or all-terrain vehicle) or otherwise deployed. Units can also be configured with protective spray shields. The manufacture says that, depending on weed density and area covered, cost savings in herbicide up to 85 percent are possible. -> NTech Industries, Inc., 740 South State St., Ukiah, CA 95482, USA. Fax: 1-707-467-3750. info@ntechindustries.com. Phone: 1-707-467-3747. www.ntechindustries.com. excerpted, with thanks, from the NTech Industries website.


*HOUSEKEEPING* BOUNCING EMAIL

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IPMnet values every subscriber, has in place policies to stringently protect email privacy, and just hates to lose subscribers for any reason. On behalf of IPMnet's sponsoring entities, thanks for your loyalty, for taking the two steps mentioned, and for your continuing interest. AED, ed.
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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM

*SELECTED TITLES*

Selections from current literature. IPMnet NEWS will gladly provide the address and email, as available, for first authors of the following titles. Direct requests to: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu.

Phytopathology """"""""""""""

"Effect of Combined Inoculations of Endophytic Fungi on the Biocontrol ofRadopholus similis" zum Felde, A.,et al * INFO MUSA, 15(1&2), 12-17, June-December 2006.

"Size, Shape and Intensity of Aggregation of Take-all Disease During Natural Epidemics in Second Wheat Crops," Gosme, M.,et al * PLANT PATH., 56(1), 87-96, February 2007.

Weed Science """""""""""" "An Economic Evaluation of Site-specific Herbicide Application," Rider, T.W.,et al * PRECISION AGRIC., 7(6), December 2006.

"Non-target-site Herbicide Resistance: A Family Business," Yuan, J.S., et al * TRENDS IN PLANT SCI., 12(1), 6-13, January 2007.

Entomology """""""""" "A Review of Introductions of Pathogens and Nematodes for Classical Biological Control of Insects and Mites," Hajek, A.E.,et al * BIOCONTROL, 41(1), 1-13, April 2007.

"The Molecular Bases of Plant Resistance and Defense Responses to Aphid Feeding: Current Status," Smith, C.M., and E.V. Boyko. * ENTOM. EXP. ET APPLIC., 122(1), 1-16, January 2007.

Transgenics """"""""""" "Target and Non-target Effects on the Invertebrate Community of Vip Cotton, a New Insecticidal Transgenic," Whitehouse, M.E.A.,et al AUSTRAL. JRNL. OF AGRIC. RSRCH., 58(3), 185-202, March 2007.

General """"""" "Investing in Farmersthe Impacts of Farmer Field Schools in Relation to Integrated Pest Management," Van den Berg, H., and J. Jiggins. * WORLD DEVEL., 35(4), 663-686, April 2007.

"Potatoes - Conventional, IPM and Organic Systems in Europe," Treskic, S. * PESTI. NEWS, 75, 18-22, March 2007.
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U.S. REGIONAL IPM CENTERS AND THE IPM-CRSP --- news, developments

Weevils as Biocontrol Agents
A joint federal (U.S.) and state collaboration has produced a new aid for biological control, "Identification Tool for Weevil Biocontrol Agents of Aquatic and Terrestrial Weeds in the United States and Canada." The tool, prepared by M. Haseeb,et al utilizes Lucid 3.3 software and comprises an interactive key for identification and verification based on detailed species information with 140 images, and covering 38 beneficial weevil species (36 exotic and 2 endemic in the U.S.) in 28 genera in Canada and the U.S. Online access is at www.famu.org A compact disc version is expected later in 2007. Requests for CDs can be directed to: Center for Biological Control, 310 Perry-Paige Bldg. (south), Florida A&M Univ. (FAMU), Tallahassee, FL 32307-4100, USA. -> M. Haseeb, Muhammad.Haseeb@famu.edu. excerpted, with thanks, from APHIS and FAMU materials.

Handbook Trio Now Online
The 2007 editions of three annually revised regional U.S. IPM/pest management handbooks are online at: ipmnet.org The trio includes: PNW (Pacific NorthWest) INSECT HANDBOOK; PNW WEED MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK; and the PNW PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK. Hard copies of each handbook are available from any of the three participating landgrant universities. The handbooks represent a comprehensive technical review of each sector and include the latest results and recommendations for environmentally aware pest management. thanks to P.C. Jepson for information.
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U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

West African Pesticide Programs
In nearly unanimous agreement, 53 of the 54 attendees at a recent professional development workshop for pesticide safety educators in West Africa rated the event as excellent to good, reports L.J. Vaughan, project coordinator for the active West African Pesticide Programs (WAPP) thrust, a component of the West Africa Consortium of IPM Excellence which is one of seven regional programs being conducted by the IPM-CRSP.

The Workshop, among several scheduled (the next event is listed in the IPMnet Calendar Update, below) attracted specialists from Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mail, and Senegal to interact, share information, and discuss collaborative and cooperative efforts to implement and expand pesticide safety awareness and practices. All the participants concurred that the materials, methods, and ideas acquired at the event will be useful.

A segment demonstrating how to teach farmers to correctly calibrate a backpack or hand sprayer also was well received, noted Dr. Vaughan. The what, when, why, and how of utilizing personal protective gear during handling and application of pesticide was another popular session.

WAPP, under the banner of "networking for pesticide chemists and pesticide safety educators" operates under a two-part quality assurance objective comprising pesticide residue analysis and pesticide safety training in the West African region. The WAPP website at www.wapp.biochem.vt.edu provides a wide range of resources, information, and links. -> L.J. Vaughan, LarryJV@vt.edu. thanks to L.J. Vaughan for information.

An IPM-CRSP Program Leader Honored
Plant virologist N.A. Rayapati, IPM-CRSP program leader and principal investigator for the global theme program "Integrated Management of Thrips-borne Tospoviruses in Vegetable Cropping Systems in South Asia and the Mekong Region," has been named 2007 winner of the American Phytopathological Society's annual International Service Award recognizing outstanding contributions to plant pathology by APS members for countries other than their own.

The Society selected Dr. Rayapati for the 2007 award based on his long list of accomplishments including several years at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (India) collaborating with other scientists on solving virus disease problems in developing nations, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In a notable career he has served as an international consultant and has held faculty appointments at several U.S. universities.

Rayapati, a native of India, currently is a member of the Plant Pathology Dept. at Washington State Univ., and is located at WSU's Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser, WA, where he is focusing on developing a program to thwart virus diseases of grapevine and other economically significant crops.

The author or coauthor of more than 40 journal articles, review articles, technical course manuals, and a textbook, Rayapati promotes international exchange of information and fosters strategic research partnerships between scientists from developed and developing countries with the objective of increasing food security in subsistence agriculture. excerpted, with thanks, from the APS website.
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IPMNET CALENDAR --- recent additions and revisions to a comprehensive global

NOTES:

1=> The IPMnet CALENDARUpdate, lists only: (N)ew events not previously cited in IPMnet NEWS; and, [R]evised events, incorporating new information compared to a previous mention in IPMnet NEWS.

2=> The IPMnet CALENDAR, Latest Complete Version, can be requested any time from IPMnet at IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. It is also now available online at www.pestinfo.org courtesy of the International Society for Pest Information (ISPI) and B. Zelazny, ISPI's executive director. The site includes several features intended to improve convenience to users. The IPMnet CALENDAR Update will continue to appear in each issue of IPMnet NEWS.

3=> 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. ........................................................ (N)ewly Listed, or [R]evised Entries: as of 12 July 2007
2007

(N) 07-09 August * INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, MANAGING VERTEBRATE INVASIVE SPECIES, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Contact: K.A. Fagerstone, phone: 1-970-266-6000. Kathleen.A.Fagerstone@aphis.usda.gov. tinyurl.com

13-17 August * "QuECHErS" WORKSHOP (for pesticide residue analysis), Bamako, MALI. Contact: H. Traore, ETQCL, BP 2295, Bamako, MALI. Phone: 223-224-3344. HalimatouTraore@yahoo.fr. www.wapp.biochem.vt.edu (QuECHErS=Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, and Safe).

(N) 20-24 August * 3RD ASIAN CONFERENCE ON PLANT PATHOLOGY, "The Role of Plant Pathology in Rapidly Globalizing Economies of Asia," Yogyakarta, INDONESIA. Contact: Lab. of Plant Bacteriology, Fac. of Agric., Gadjah Mada Univ., Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta-55281, INDONESIA. acpp07@yahoo.com. Fax/phone: 62-274-523926. www.3rdacpp.com. (N)

11-13 September * PLANT NEMATOLOGY WORKSHOP, Belfast, N. IRELAND Contact: C. Millman, AAB, Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9EF, UK. Carol@aab.org.uk. Fax: 44-0-1789-470234. Phone: 44-0-1789-472020. www.aab.org.uk.

23-28 September * IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP, "INTEGRATED PROTECTION OF FIELD VEGETABLES," Oporto, PORTUGAL. Contact: R. Collier, Warwick HRI, Univ. of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9EF, UK. Rosemary.Collier@warwick.ac.uk. Fax: 44-24-7657-4500. Phone: 44-24-7657-5066. iobc

01-06 October * 28TH CONGRESO, ASOCIACION COLOMBIANA DE FITOPATOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS ALFINES, Cali, Palmira, COLOMBIA. Contact: Direccion Oficinas, Calle 37A, No. 27-33, Palmira, Valle, COLOMBIA. ascolfi@telesat.com.co. Fax: 57-092-275-0557. www.telesat.com.co

10-12 October * 2ND CONFERENCE ON PRECISION CROP PROTECTION, Bonn, GERMANY. Contact: E-C. Oerke, Nussallee 8, D-53115 Bonn, GERMANY. EC-Oerke@uni-bonn.de. Phone: 49-0-228-73-3341. Fax: 49-0-228-73-2442. www.bspp.org.uk

10-12 October * IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP, "PESTICIDES AND BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS," Berlin, GERMANY. Contact: H. Vogt, BBA, Schwabenheimer Str. 101, D-69221 Dossenheim, GERMANY. H.Vogt@bba.de. Fax: 49-0-6221-868-0515. Phone: 49-0-6221-868-0530.

(N) 25-27 October * IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP, "INTEGRATED CONTROL IN VITICULTURE," Marsala, Sicily, ITALY. Contact: S. Ragusa, Ragusa@iobc-wg-viticulture.org. www.iobc

28-31 October * 13TH INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES, San Diego, CA, USA. Contact: MBAO, 6556 N. Dolores Ave., Fresno, CA 93711-1366, USA. Phone: 1-559-449-9035. GObenauf@agresearch.nu. www.mbao.org. Fax: 1-559-449-9037.

(N) 05-07 November * BORERS AND ROTS IN EUCALYPTS, Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Promaco, PO Box 890, Canning Bridge, WA 6153, AUSTRALIA. promaco@promaco.com.au. Fax: 61-08-933-22911. Phone: 61-08-933-22900. www.promaco.com.au

05-07 November * IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP, "INTEGRATED CONTROL IN CITRUS FRUIT CROPS, Catania, Sicily, ITALY. Contact: G. Siscaro, GSiscaro@unict.it. Fax: 39-095-714-7284. www.iobc

11-15 November * 30TH CONGRESO NACIONAL DE CONTROL BIOLOGICAL, "Control Biologico Sin Fronteras," y SIMPOSIO DEL IOBC, Merida, Yuc., MEXICO. Contact: V.A. Sandoval, smcb@colpos.mx. www.controlbiologico.org.mx.

27-29 November * CANADIAN WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Mont- Tremblant, QC, CANADA. Contact: D.L. Benoit, Ag/Agri-Food Canada, 430 Boul. Gouin, Saint-jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 3E6, CANADA. BenoitD@agr.gc.ca. Phone: 1-450-515-2010. Fax: 1-450-346-7740. www.cwss

03-04 December * 2007 NATIONAL FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT FORUM, Kansas City, MO, USA. Contact: S. Canty, USWBSI-NFO, 380 Plant-Soil Sci., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824-1325, USA. scabusa@scabusa.org. Fax: 1-517-353-3955. Phone: 1-517-290-5023. www.scabusa.org

2008

(N) 08-11 January * 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGROCHEMICALS PROTECTING CROP, HEALTH AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, New Delhi, INDIA. Contact: J. Kumar, Div. of Agric. Chemicals, IARI, New Delhi-110012, INDIA. Fax: 91-11-258-43272. JitendraKumar7@yahoo.com. Phone: 91-11-258-43190, ext. 212. www.apchne2008.com.

26-27 February * CROP PROTECTION IN NORTHERN BRITAIN 2008, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Contact: T.D. Heilbronn, 74a Errol Rd., Invergowie, Dundee DD2 5AF, UK. Tim@cpnb.org. Phone: 44-0-138-256-2517. www.cpnb.org.

17-30 May * 4TH BIENNIAL WEEDS ACROSS BORDERS, Banff, AB, CANADA. Contact: K. Sundquist, Alberta Invasive Plants Council, PO Box 79066, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 2G1, CANADA. Phone: 1-780-417-1382. aipc.coordinator@gmail.com. www.invasiveplants.ab.ca.

21-25 July * 6TH SYMPOSIUM OF EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ACAROLOGISTS, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: S. Kreiter, Organizing Committee, UMR 1062 CBGP, Montpellier SupAgro, 34060 Montpellier Cedex 1, FRANCE. Fax: 33-0-49-961-2900. euraac2008@supagro.inra.fr. www.montpellier.inra.fr

2009-2010

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

2011

(N) 06-10 August * 17TH INTERNATIONAL PLANT PROTECTION CONGRESS, Honolulu, HI, USA. More information later.

(N) 13-16 November * 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.
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