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December 2007, Issue no. 159
ISSN: 1523-7893 Copyright 2005


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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

European Crop Protection Network Launched
With funding from the European Union, 13 recognized crop protection specialists representing 10 European nations have collaborated to launch the European Network for the Durable Exploitation of Crop Protection Strategies (ENDURE) as a network of excellence for diversifying crop protection.

ENDURE, according to its website www.endure aims for a "durable restructuring of European research and development" to improve understanding of the biology of crop-pest interactions through combining analytical and system based approaches. The goal is to encourage inter- disciplinary collaboration that yields innovative crop protection schemes and reduces reliance on pesticides.

The knowledge generated is intended to be transferred to the full range of stakeholders: growers, extension services, industry, policy makers, and the broader public. A network of expertise and knowledge will be developed in Europe expanding to other EU member nations and eventually to non-European countries whose products are exported to Europe.

The envisioned network is intended to establish a reputation as a world leader for development and implementation of sustainable crop protection strategies. An integral element of the plan is creation of a "European pest control competence center."

ENDURE is organizing "Diversifying Crop Protection" as its first international conference, scheduled for October 2008 at Montpellier, FRANCE. A recent event in 2007 was a "school for PhD students" convened as a vehicle for enabling participants to hone skills for critically reviewing projects dealing with biodiversity in agroecosystems.

In addition to the 13 core scientists/specialists initially shaping ENDURE, an additional 120 individuals from 18 organizations have committed to ENDURE for the period 2007-2010. Participating countries presently include Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K.

Group Proposes Pest Management Award
Five recognized international specialists have recently signed a well documented proposal to the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA) suggesting that the agency create an annual juried monetary award for "progressive pest management" in the "South" (southern hemisphere, developing nations).

According to the proposal, the award would honor South-South col- laboration, innovative thinking, and responsive action that furthered the aims of progressive pest management leading to IPM, pesticide reduction, or "informed, judicious and environmentally sound pest management in tropical agriculture."

The award's goal is stimulation of increased information availability in the South where, the proposing group says, it is insufficient, leaving "most pesticide end users in developing countries" to "rely solely on sales promotion material and other information from the pesticide manufacturers and the dealers." The group identified a need for "neutral information and awareness raising including alternatives to chemical pesticides."

The proposal notes that the progressive pest management approach comprises three basic elements: 1.) establishing control of pesticides; 2.) reducing the use, risks and dependency of [on] pesticides; and, 3.) taking action for IPM. The footnoted, 6-page proposal can be accessed from georgeeks.googlepages.com by clicking on "read letter to Sida here." excerpted, with thanks, from the above website; thanks also to G. Ekstrom (GeorgeEks@gmail.com) and T. Qondela for information.

*GLOBAL IPM SNAPSHOTS*

* Cultural practices that helped limit coffee berry disease attacking arabica coffee in higher altitude zones of Africa include maintenance pruning, removal of mummified berries, and mixed cropping with shade plants. -> C. Cilas, Christian.Cilas@cirad.fr.

* Trials in the Philippines revealed that transgenic maize resisted Ostrinia furnacalis(Asian corn borer) and so was less susceptible to bacterial stalk and ear rot caused byErwinia chrysanthemipv. zeae -> S.C. Dalmacio, Philippines.office@pioneer.com.

* In transition from conventional to organic agricultural production systems, transition strategy choices, such as crops and rotations, can affect the presence and extent of plant diseases through various means. -> D.M. Eastburn, Eastburn@uiuc.edu.

* A recent study confirms previous investigation implicating the ornamental plant trade's predominant role in introducing new plant pests to Europe, mainly from Asia and North America. -> R.M. Smith, R.M.Smith@sheffield.ac.uk.
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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 facilitate review procedures please send a 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.

PLANT DISEASE EPIDEMICS PROFILED The highly anticipated original work by three leading plant disease epidemiologists has been published in 2007 as THE STUDY OF PLANT DISEASE EPIDEMICS, a comprehensive manual that introduces and profiles essential principles and concepts. This hardbound work provides a detailed expo- sition on how to describe, compare, analyze and predict plant disease epidemics for the purpose of conceiving and testing management and control strategies. Authors L.V. Madden,et al have synthesized research advances from the last four decades giving special emphasis to research of the last 15 years. Among the 437-page manual's key elements are factors for determining decision thresholds for activating management and control options, as well as methods and principles explaining how to translate data and utilize it to devise informed and effective disease management decisions. As expected this publication includes a voluminous reference section as well as numerous graphs, tables, and other black/white illustrations. {$} -> APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. Phone: 1-651-454-7250. www.shopapspress.org. aps@scisoc.org.

WEEDS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA Proving yet again that a second effort can improve on an initial work, the newly released (2007) second edition of WESTERN WEEDSA Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia, includes nearly 200 newly identified weeds compared to the decade earlier first volume. The new, softbound publication employs the standard combination of nomenclature, text description, and visual depiction, but it is the dozens and dozens of highly detailed, full color photos printed on top quality paperstock that sets this edition apart. Author-compilers B.M.J. Hussey,et al have not only described and illustrated plant species that are designated as weeds in Western Australia, they have produced a highly useful 312-page weed identification reference with broad geographic applicability. See members.iinet.net.au to access the first edition. {$} -> J. Brown, The Weed Society of WA, Inc., PO Box 190, Victoria Park, WA 6979, AUSTRALIA. Fax: 61-8-9474-2405. Phone: 61-8-9368-3710.

A WORLD OF APHIDS For all who contend with any of the nearly 4,700 species of Aphididae, a new, comprehensive reference should be of interest and utility. Editors H.F. van Emden and R. Harrington have structured APHIDS AS CROP PESTS to concentrate on applied aspects of "aphidology" so as to complement and not duplicate earlier authoritative texts. The 2007 volume presents contributions by dozens of international specialists focusing on such topics as population dynamics, growth and development, and the all important aspect of predators, parasitoids, and fungal pathogens. Other areas discussed include monitoring and forecasting, various additional control and management methods, and decision support systems. Weighing in at a massive 745 pages, the hardbound work devotes 11 of its 31 chapters to IPM case studies for a variety of economically important field and horticultural crops. In addition to numerous black/white illustrations, a central section offers 31 full color photos on special paperstock, as well as a taxonomic glossary. {$} Customer Service, CABI, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8DE, UK. orders@cabi.org. Fax: 44-1491-829292. Phone: 44-1491-829400. www.cabi.org

CROP DISEASE AND MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGY "The most effective, economic, and environmentally sound approach of managing crop disease in today's world," contends a new reference work, "is by breeding crops resistant to disease." With that manifesto established, author P. Vidhyasekaran launches HANDBOOK OF MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGIES IN CROP DISEASE MANAGEMENT as a comprehensive information resource for the complexities of molecular breeding, transgenic technology, and molecular disease diagnostics. The 2007, softbound monograph describes more than 35 molecular diagnostic techniques and their use in identifying numerous fungal, bacterial, viral, viroid, and phytoplasmic diseases. The 472-page handbook is said to be well adapted for instructional activities as well as a research resource presenting an extensive bibliography. {$} Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice St., Binghampton, NY 13904-1580, USA. Fax: 1-607-771-0012. Phone: 1-607-722-5857. orders@haworthpress.com. www.haworthpress.com.

*WEB, PUBLICATION, CD, AND VIDEO NOTES*

IPMnet NEWS welcomes information about 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. HERBICIDE-RESISTANT WEEDS COMPENDIUM

Some economically important weeds increasingly resist certain once effective herbicides. The resulting situation leaves weed science with an ever shifting challenge, a point that the web-based International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds addresses in substantive detail through a frequently updated series of lists. The Survey's purpose is "to monitor the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds and assess their impact throughout the world," according to its periodically revised website at www.weedscience.org maintained by I. Heap with input from weed scientists globally. The Survey most recently cited 315 resistant biotypes, 183 species (110 dicots and 73 monocots), and more than 280,000 sites or fields. Information is freely accessed by nomenclature (scientific or common name), by location (country), or by herbicide mode of action. Several graphic charts depict reported and documented weed resistance over time, or by herbicide type, or by global location. The handily navigated site also includes a range of available reference literature and other useful material. -> I. Heap, International Weed Resistance Survey, PO Box 1365, Corvallis, OR 97339, USA. IanHeap@weedsmart.com.

INSECT DEVELOPMENT DATABASE

A recently completed Insect Development Database contains temperature- related biological data for 515 key pest insects and parasitoids, primarily of concern in the U.S., but with clearly broader geographic applicability. The database, using Excel, was prepared through the North Carolina State Univ.-APHIS Plant Pest Forecast (NAPPFAST) and was developed to link climate data with biological models to produce customized risk prediction maps for pest insects in North America. The database reflects findings from 1,034 published studies, following a thorough search of on-line literature, and can be freely accessed at tinyurl.com under the heading of "NAPPFAST Databases, Biological databases." Clicking on "insect development database" in the text opens a "web introduction;" returning to "biological databases" and then clicking on "download" should open the insect database itself, an immense listing of 35 color-coded parameters flowing across the top listing nomenclature, various temperature and developmental data and thresholds, referenced sources, full abstracts (by clicking in the "abstract" column), and study locations (international). A recent paper, "A Developmental Database to Support Insect Phenology Models," by B.S. Nietschke,et al CROP PROTECTION, 26(9), 1,444-1,448, September 2007, provides a full explanation and more details. -> R.D. Magarey, Roger.D.Magarey@aphis.usda.gov. thanks to R.D. Magarey for information.

WEED INFORMATION OFFERED

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Australian Weed Management is offering two newer weed information resources. 1.) An expanding series of full color, informative weed management guides divided into four categories: a) Weeds of national significance; b) An alert list for environmental weeds; c) Managing weeds for biodiversity; and, d) Best practice management guides. All titles can be freely downloaded from tinyurl.com or requested by email from: weedCRC.publications@adelaide.edu.au. 2.) A recent CRC electronic publication lists over 28,000 plant species introduced into Australia in the last 200 years and their current status as weeds. THE INTRODUCED FLORA OF AUSTRALIA AND ITS WEED STATUS, by R.P. Randall, cites every introduced plant species, past and present found in Australia, accompanied by information as to its weedy status in the nation and worldwide. The massive 528-page compilation began as a means to complete weed risk assessments, but grew into a comprehensive database. The file can be freely downloaded from: www.weeds.crc.org.au -> R. Reitano, Rita.Reitano@adelaide.edu.au. thanks to R. Reitano and the CRC4AW for information.

PESTICIDE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

If there's a question about pesticides, very likely the U.S. National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) can provide an answer, now even if the question is in any of more than 170 languages. A new feature of NPIC, an ongoing cooperative program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon State Univ., is around-the-clock, over-the-phone interpretation service provided by a specialized contractor. Just since commencement of the service NPIC has been able to answer questions asked in Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, and Farsi. The Center was established to provide free "objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use." NPIC staff fields questions ranging from the technical (toxicology and active ingredient factsheets) to the more general such as pesticide safety (including the signs and symptoms of pesticide intoxication), pesticide labels, food and pesticides, pesticide risks, and pets, wildlife and pesticides. Visiting the NPIC website npic.orst.edu leads to a variety of categories, gateways, and other key sources of pesticide-related information. -> NPIC, Weniger Hall, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. npic@ace.orst.edu. Phone: 1-800-858-7378. Fax: 1-541-737-0761. excerpted with thanks from the NPIC website.

PROCEEDINGS NOW ONLINE

Proceedings for The 2nd International Conference on Bacterial Blight of Rice have been published as an online document (117 pages) at tinyurl.com The event was convened during October 2007 at Nanjing, CHINA, under the sponsorship of numerous organizations.

SPECIAL ISSUE

All 14 papers and 141 pages of the EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY's September 2007 issue (vol. 119, no. 1) are devoted to the single topic of "Ascochyta Blights of Grain Legumes."



*PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES*

PEST MANAGEMENT INFORMATION MANAGER, Madison, WI, USA * Coordinate development of an online tool for comparing pest management options; coordinate team and advisory group activities; supervise project staff; identify and recruit crop and region-specific expertise and beta version testers; develop user fee structure; solve problems; communicate with a wide range of involved parties. * REQUIRES: Extensive experience in IPM and agriculture; demonstrated ability to manage projects and staff; capability to develop consensus among diverse stakeholder groups; ability to meet deadlines and budgets; knowledge of pesticide hazard analysis preferred. * CONTACT: T. Green, IPM Institute, 4510 Regent St., Madison, WI 53705, USA. ipmworks@ipminstitute.org. Phone: 1-608-232-1410. www.ipminstitute.org.

INVASIVE PLANTS CENTER DIRECTOR, Bozeman, MT, USA * Direct and expand the Center for Invasive Plant Management; facilitate collaboration and communication among researchers, educators, and land owners/managers; work to promote ecologically sound management of invasive plants; stimulate multi-faceted interdisciplinary cooperation; coordinate research activities; negotiate agreements; generate sustainable funding. * REQUIRES: MS in a relevant field, or BS with extensive experience; strong team building track record; demonstrated record of obtaining support funding; skills in coordinating varied organizations and agencies; experience managing personnel, budgets, contracts, and operations; working knowledge of invasive plant issues and experience with invasive plant management practices (preferred). Search no. 8519-3. * CONTACT: Chair, CIPM Director Search Comm., c/o D. Brokke, PO Box 173120, Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT 59717-3120, USA. DBrokke@montana.edu. Phone: 1-406-994-5557. tinyurl.com

*EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, & SERVICES*

GRANULAR BIOINSECTICIDE INTRODUCED

A newer bioinsecticide, based on the naturally occurring fungusMetarhizium anisopliae has been developed for use in controlling the larval stage ofOtiorhynchus sulcatus(black vine weevil) a widespread pest of landscape plants. Known as MET52, the granular formulation uses rice as a substrate and, being a contact insecticide, requires only thatO. sulcatuslarvae make contact with it, but need not ingest it. Contact allows fungal spores to attach to the insect, germinate, penetrate the exoskeleton, and cause death within five to seven days. Reported studies indicate that MET52 retains potency for as long as one year. The material is said to be a competent replacement for insecticides such as bifenthrin and chlorpyrifos, as well as providing a shorter re-entry interval for workers. -> Novozymes Biologicals Inc., 5400 Corporate Circle, Salem, VA 24153, USA. Phone: 1-540-389-9361. nzbsales@novozymes.com. tinyurl.com

Editor's Desk

The long running intent is for IPMnet NEWS to do its own "talking," but well over 400 of you have subscribed recently, thanks in large part to the International Society for Pest Information and the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences, so it seems opportune to again welcome recent subscribers and to mention a point or two about the NEWS. If you are receiving duplicate NEWS files and prefer not to, please advise us so the situation can be rectified. Conversely, if a second or third copy, either all to the same email address or sent to more than one, would be useful, again advise as we'd be happy to accommodate you. For general reference, IPMnet NEWS began publication in late 1993 with an emailing list of just over 300 names. Since then the NEWS has published 159 issues without interruption. Currently a new issue appears every 45 days year round and is emailed to 5,700+ subscribers in more than 150 nations . If there are otherscolleagues, students, friendswho might be interested in becoming subscribers, please invite them to email a request for a free subscription which we'd be delighted to promptly process. We're at: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. Finally, to all IPMnet NEWS subscribers, a generous-sized thanks for your ongoing interest and participation. IPMnet looks forward to continuing to provide information to the global crop protection/invasives community. cordially, A.E. Deutsch IPMnet NEWS editor/coordinator
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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 """""""""""""" "Diseases of Tropical Perennial Crops: Challenging Problems in Diverse Environments," Ploetz, R.C. * PLANT DIS., 91(6), 644-663, June 2007.

"Effects of Border Crops and Intercrops on Control of Cucurbit Virus Diseases," Damicome, J.P.,et al * PLANT DIS., 91(5), 509-516, May 2007.

Weed Science """""""""""" "Widespread Occurrence of Multiple Herbicide Resistance in Western Australian Annual Ryegrass (_Lolium rigidum_) Populations," Owen, M.J.,e al * AUSTRAL. JRNL. OF AGRI. RSRCH., 58(7), 711-718, July 2007.

"Will Biological Control ofLantana camaraEver Succeed? Patterns, Processes & Prospects," Zalucki, M.P.,et al * BIOL. CONTROL, 42(3), 251-261, September 2007.

Entomology """""""""" "Development of Vegetation Indices for Identifying Insect Infestations in Soybean," Board, J.E.,et al * AGRON. JRNL., 99(3), 650-656, May-June 2007.

"Effects of Crop Management and Surrounding Field Environment on Insect Incidence in Organic Oilseed Rape (_Brassica napusL.)," Valantin- Morison, M.,et al * CROP PROT., 26(8), 1108-1120, August 2007.

"Insecticide Use: Contexts and Ecological Consequences," Devine, G.J., and M.J. Furlong. * AGRIC. AND HUMAN VALUES, 24(3), 281-306, September 2007.

Transgenics """"""""""" "Exploiting Pathogens and their Impact on Fitness Costs to Manage the Evolution of Resistance toBacillus thuringiensis" Raymond, B., et al * JRNL. OF APPLD. ECOL., 44(4), 768-780, August 2007.

"Gene-Deletor: A New Tool to Address Concerns over GE Crops," Li, Y.,et al * ISB NEWS REPT., 1-5, June 2007. www.isb.vt.edu. """""""""" "Control of Root-knot Nematodes in Organic Farming Systems by Organic Amendments and Soil Solarization," Oka, Y.,et al * CROP PROT., 26(10), 1556-1565, October 2007.

General """"""" "Does IPM Pay Off in Europe?," Dirksmeyer, W. * PESTICIDES NEWS, 77, 7-9, September 2007.

"Effects of Ground Cover (Straw and Compost) on the Abundance of Natural Enemies and Soil Macro Invertebrates in Vineyards," Thomson, L.J., and A.A. Hoffmann. * AGRIC. AND FOR. ENTOM., 9(3), 173-179, August 2007.

"Why Demographic and Modeling Approaches Should be Adopted for Estimating the Effects of Pesticides on Biocontrol Agents," Stark, J.D.,et al * BioCONTROL, 52(3), 365-374, June 2007.
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U.S. REGIONAL IPM CENTERS AND THE IPM-CRSP --- news, developments

Pesticide Resistant Arthropods
The Pesticide Alternatives Laboratory at Michigan State Univ. (USA) developed, and hosts, the extensive Arthropods Resistance to Pesticides Database (ARPD), a freely accessible public service gateway search engine containing global reports of resistance dating from 1914 to the present. The database, whalonlab.msu.edu can be searched by species (order, family, genus), active ingredient (over 400 options), location, reference, or mode of action. For 2007 the database editors and staff added a new feature whereby individuals can register and then submit and publish their resistance work through a web-based peer review process. New features for data submission, in addition to those already established, include geographic coordinates, bioassay methods and life stage(s), resistance rations, error estimates, cross resistance, and impact of resistance. The submission process is said to be straightforward with peer review usually completed in less than two weeks. While anyone can access the database, only registered members (with a password) are enabled to submit new information. -> M.E. Whalon, Whalon@msu.edu. excerpted with thanks from the ARPD website.

Invasive Plants Website Unveiled
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Center for Invasive Plant Management at Montana State Univ. have produced a new e-learning website for engaging volunteers and the public in invasive plant issues and management. The website provides science-based, introductory information said to be suitable for anyone interested in learning about invasive plants www.fws.gov The site comprises five self-study modules addressing the purpose and history of the Refuge System, how volunteers help in invasive plant management, how refuges manage invasive plants, and tips for community outreach. Each module contains a quiz plus web-based resources that enable learners to explore topics in more depth. The easily navigated website is part of an overall programincluding competitive grants and training in how to map invasive plant infestations using hand-held computers and GPS devicesto engage volunteers in managing invasive species on National Wildlife Refuges. -> M. McFadzen, Education Program Coordinator, Center for Invasive Plant Management, Montana State Univ., PO Box 173120, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA. MMcFadzen@montana.edu. Fax: 1-406-994-1889. Phone: 1-406-994-7551. thanks to M. McFadzen for information.

Bilingual Pesticide Drift Factsheets
The Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State Univ. has published bilingual on-line illustrated extension documents illustrating the potential for pesticide drift and how to avoid, or at least minimize, it. The freely accessible information is on the Center's website at www.ipmnet.org under "OSU Drift Management Factsheet;" select either high or low resolution for either English or Spanish to open the desired document, "Pesticide Drift Management," or "El Manejo de la Deriva de Pesticidas." Each version presents six full color panels that use graphics to first show the effects of wind drift conditions on both hydraulic and air-blast spraying, followed by six text boxes describing necessary considerations and steps needed to minimize, if not eliminate, pesticide drift. -> P.C. Jepson, JepsonP@science.oregonstate.edu. Fax: 1-541-737-3080. Phone: 1-541-737-3541.
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U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

A Global IPM Thrust
Integrated Pest Management is a needed approach all across the globe to thwart crop attacking pest insects, weeds, pathogens, and vertebrates that disregard national borders and spread through plant and animal migration, wind, and water, as well as by human activity such as trade in plant and animal products.

From Albania to Uzbekistanin Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Eastern Europethe IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM-CRSP) backed by U.S. Agency for International Development support, has developed a presence in 32 countries at last count in an ongoing effort to help smaller-plot growers effectively cope with crop pests in an environ- mentally sensitive manner. Through IPM, both pest caused crop losses as well as pesticide misuse are reduced, farmer income increased, and education capabilities improved.

Programs conducted within the IPM-CRSP sphere treat gender issues as a critical component. Though IPM is primarily a biological, not a social, science gender plays a major role in many if not most IPM activities in developing nations. Farmer field training programs are purposely designed to address multi-gender concerns and technology transfer is geared to include female scientists, extension agents, and growers wherever possible. Documented examples reveal training presented to both genders led to greater knowledge of pest management and resulted in reduced reliance on pesticides as a sole crop protection tool.

One of the Program's key thrusts involves working with local agricultural scientists and educators to develop localized materials for teaching growers pesticide safety elements. The multiple impacts have been farm products that pass export safety standards, rising levels of income for farmers, and reduced pesticide usage. A recent pesticide safety workshop conducted by the IPM-CRSP in Mali drew 60 participants representing 20 agencies from five West African nations.

-> Director, IPM-CRSP, IAO Building, Virginia Tech, 526 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0378, USA. ipm-dir@vt.edu. Phone: 1-540-231-3516. www.oired.vt.edu excerpted with thanks from the IPM-CRSP 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 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 features intended to improve convenience to users. The IPMnet CALENDAR Update continues to appear in each IPMnet NEWS issue.

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 01 December 2007

2008

(N) 03-05 February * 42ND ANNUAL AAIE MEETING AND ECOLOGICAL PEST MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA. Contact: B. Rothfuss, Director, Assn. of Applied IPM Ecologists, PO Box 12181, Fresno, CA 93776, USA. Bill@directoraaie.net. Phone: 1-559-907-4897. www.aaie.net. new dates *

12-14 February * 4TH HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID SYMPOSIUM, Hartford, CT, USA. Contact: D. Souto, USDA FS, 271 Mast Rd., Durham, NH 03824, USA. DSouto@fs.fed.us. Fax: 1-603-868-7604. Phone: 1-603-868-7717.

(N) 05-08 April * 9TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON FUNGAL GENETICS, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Contact: Fungal Genetics Ltd., St. Matthew's House, 6 Sherwood Rise, Nottingham NG7 6JF, UK. www.ecfg.info.

20-24 April * 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON VIRUS DISEASES OF ORNAMENTAL PLANTS, Haarlem, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: E.T. Meekes, Naktuinbouw, PO Box 40, 2370 AA Roelofarendsveen, THE NETHERLANDS. isvdop12@wur.nl. www.plantenvirologie.nl

01-05 June * 4TH PAN PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON PESTICIDE SCIENCE, Honolulu, HI, USA. Contact: V. Beatty, phone: 1-202-872-4398. tinyurl.com

15-27 June * INTERNATIONAL SHORT COURSE IN AGROECOLOGY, IPM, AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, East Lansing, MI, USA. Contact: D. Baributsa, 332 Natural Sci., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48823, USA. Mailto:. Fax: 1-517-353-1888. Phone: 1-517-432-5525. www.iia.msu.edu

13-16 July * AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT SOCIETY 48TH ANNUAL MEETING, Charleston, SC, USA. Contact: Aquatic Plant Management Society, PO Box 821265, Vicksburg, MS 39182-1265, USA. Fax: 1-601-634-2430. www.apms.org.

23-24 August * 3RD INTERNATIONAL Phytophthora AND Pythium WORKSHOP, Turin, ITALY. Contact: J.L. Phillips, Dept. of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC 27695-7616, USA. JLPhill2@ncsu.edu. Phone: 1-919-462-9288. Fax: 1-919-515-7716. tinyurl.com

30 August-02 September * 10TH INTERNATIONAL Fusarium WORKSHOP, and Fusarium GENOMICS WORKSHOP, Alghero, Sardinia, ITALY. Contact: INBB Fusarium Workshop Office, Phone: 39-0-635-340153. fusarium2008@inbb.it. www.ars.usda.gov

13-15 October * ENDURE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2008, "Diversifying Crop Protection," La Grande Motte, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: endure2008@alphavisa.com. www.endure

04-07 November * 2ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF BACTERIAL PLANT DISEASES, Orlando, FL, USA. Contact: J.B. Jones, Plant Pathology Dept., Fifield Hall, Univ. of Florida, PO Box 110680, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA. Phone: 1-352-292-3631, ext. 348. Fax: 1-352-392-6532. JBJones@ufl.edu. grove.ufl.edu

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