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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

Rothamsted Regroups to Meet the Future
In anticipation of "some grand challenges for science to address over the coming decades" the UK's venerable Rothamsted Research organization has regrouped its diverse and active programs under five strategic scientific research centers to more effectively meet its stated objectives.

Among the new quintet is the "Centre for Sustainable Pest and Disease Management," specifically assigned to resolve the effective and lasting reduction of the impacts of pests and diseases. The Centre is led by veteran crop protection authority J.A. Pickett.

A mission statement proclaims that the pest Centre will "provide the scientific basis for novel and improved pest and disease management practices, and transfer proven technologies into wide commercial practice."

Both practical and scientific targets have been defined. Among the former are: to reduce the need for spray applications of agrochemicals by providing protection with the seed (or other propagating material); to develop methods for benign chemical intervention by exploiting non-toxic modes of action through natural processes of plant defense; and, to provide early warning and risk assessment systems.

Scientific goals include increased understanding of: molecular interactions, plant signaling pathways, biological and molecular events involved with recognition by host and non-host species, and the molecular basis for fungal pathogenesis.

Several of the ongoing departments at Rothamsted are anticipated to interact with and support the aims of the pest Centre. A Strategy Group composed of institute scientists and external advisors support all the Centres while a Science Strategy Forum is responsible for strategic scientific decisions.

-> S. Bolton, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ, UK. Susannah.Bolton@bbsrc.ac.uk. Fax: 44-0-1582-760981. Phone: 44-0-1582-763133. excerpted, with thanks, from ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH, Annual Report, 2006-2007.

China Banks on GM Crops
Mounting evidence conclusively points to China's clear intent to become a world biotechnology leader, disseminate and utilize the technology itself, and thus strive to avoid dependence on imported technologies for food, feed, and fiber security.

All GM crops now commercialized in Chinaincluding several rice varieties, sweet pepper, papaya, tomato, and poplar, and excepting some varieties ofBtcottonhave been developed by Chinese state institutions with public sector funding.

By 2010, GM rice and cotton, taken together, are estimated to potentially generate US billion annually in economic benefits for up to 110 million Chinese households. An additional dozen or more GM crops are being field tested currently. excerpted, with thanks, from CROP PROT. MONTHLY, 220, March 2008.


* In gylphosate-tolerant crops, weed control may be improved and the glyphosate dose reduced by adding ammonium sulfate to the spray mix. -> R.E. Nurse, NurseR@agr.gc.ca.

* An aquatic moth, Paracymoriza vagalis shows promise as a biocontrol agent of the aquatic weed Hydrilla verticillata (hydrilla). -> G. Wheeler, Greg.Wheeler@ars.usda.gov.

* Epidemiological research has led to management strategies enabling growers to reduce fungicide use, but still effectively suppress pathogens. -> D. Shtienberg, DaniSh@volcani.agri.gov.il.

* A 3-year trial found that "_Btrice" generally exerts no marked negative effects on the arthropod community when grown in paddy fields. -> X.X. Chen, XXChen@zju.edu.cn.

* Herbicide delivered via drip irrigation to tomato crops growing on heavy soils compared favorably with results obtained with a piston- pump type knapsack sprayer. -> B.M. Santos, BMSantos@ufl.edu.

* Results of herbicide delivered via drip irrigation to tomato crops growing on heavy soils compared favorably with application using a knapsack style sprayer. -> B.M. Santos, BMSantos@ufl.edu.

* In field trials, a strain of the bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens showed high biocontrol against both Orobanche crenata and O. foetida -> N. Zermane, N.Zermane@ina.dz.
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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources


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

MANAGING INSECTS IN SMALL GRAIN CROPS The sixth in a series of handbooks published by the Entomological Society of America (ESA), that, according to the publisher, "compre- hensively examines agricultural pest management from all angles magnifying practical field strategies for growers," is the 2007 title, HANDBOOK OF SMALL GRAIN INSECTS, primarily designed for IPM practices for pest insect species in small grain crops. Editors G.D. Buntin,et al profile both the more prevalent species, as well as some lesser known insects associated with small grains in Canada and the U.S. The text and accompanying 174 photos (many full-color) offer descriptions, including identification keys to aid diagnosis, and describe insects' capacity for injury to crops. Management strategies, including use of biocontrol agents, are cited and documented by current references. The text also includes some non-insect pests (mites). Over 50 contributing specialist authors provided information for this 128-page, softbound reference. The attractively presented handbook, printed on high quality paperstock, was published in cooperation with, and is available from, the American Phytopathological Society (APS). {$} -> APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. www.shopapspress.org. aps@scisoc.org.

MANAGING WEEDS SANS HERBICIDES While weed management in many instances still involves application of herbicides, other management methods are certainly well known historically (tillage, competition, crop rotation). However, a contemporary, com- prehensive reference dwelling on more advanced non-herbicidal tactics heretofore has been missing, say M.K. Upadhyaya and R.E. Blackshaw, editors of the 2007 volume, NON-CHEMICAL WEED MANAGEMENT, Principles, Concepts and Technology, a hardbound monograph intended to fill the void. An international invitation to fellow weed scientists produced a 12-chapter, 249-page work ranging across topics such as soil solarization, mulching, biocontrol, bioherbicides, cultivation, allelopathy, use of cover crops, and related strategies. In a concluding chapter the editors address integrated weed management (i.e., IPM for weeds) by noting that a sound weed management plan should "combine a variety of weed management options," especially to forestall emergence of weeds adapting to any single management practice. The book helps flesh out and re-emphasize the effectiveness and rationale for an integrated approach to weed management. {$} Customer Service, CABI, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8DE, UK. orders@cabi.org. Fax: 44-1491-829292. Phone: 44-1491-829400. www.cabi.org

A NEW IPM MANUAL FOR AVOCADOS The latest addition to the Univ. of California's authoritative IPM manuals series is INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR AVOCADOS, a liberally illustrated synopsis of IPM forPersea americana(avocado). As with other entries in this series, the softbound volume is designed to aid both growers and pest management professionals successfully recognize pest problems and apply IPM practices. A brief introduction to avocados leads an extensive discussion of numerous IPM application topics for all key pest groups, with a clear text enhanced by nearly 400 full-color photos and over 60 line drawings. Writer S.H. Dreistadt and technical editor M.L. Flint drew on knowledge from 10 technical advisors and other contributors to fill this 2008 manual's 230 pages with solid IPM information. An interesting point: land on or adjacent to avocado groves (at least in California) is often purchased for residential construction. Adoption of IPM can reduce pesticide usage and help defuse homeowner concerns. While crop specific, this new, informative, and very moderately priced manual can easily serve as a useful stand-alone, practical IPM guide. {$} Pub. no. 3503 -> Univ. of California, ANR Comm. Svcs., 6701 San Pablo Ave., 2nd. floor, Oakland, CA 94608-8849, USA. Fax: 1-510-643-5470. danrcs@ucdavis.edu. Phone: 1-510-642-2431. Http:anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/IPMManuals/3503.aspx.


IPMnet NEWS welcomes information for websites, publications, CD/DVDs, 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; or, send the URL to: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. IPM PROGRAM REPORTS ACTIVITIES

The Michigan State Univ. (U.S.) IPM Program, with a stated goal of striving "to promote IPM as a plant protection and resource conservation tool," has published its 2007 MSU IPM PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT as a free online file at ipm.msu.edu The colorful document serves as both a reporting vehicle for informing the program's various stake- holders, as well as a means of recognizing the efforts of collaborators within the institution and the state. A printed version is also available. -> M.J. Brewer, IPM Coordinator, B18 Food Safety and Tox., Bldg., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824-1302, USA. BrewerM@msu.edu. Fax: 1-517-353-4995.


In keeping with its mission to promote entomology in all its various sub-disciplines, the Entomological Society of America (ESA) provides the online database "Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms" that includes more than 2,000 common names. The free resource accessed at tinyurl.com is searchable by common or scientific name, author, order, family, genus, and species, and is said to be an essential reference for anyone who is engaged in an entomological activity or concerned with some aspect of entomological nomenclature.


Papers presented at a March 2007 international symposium have been edited by symposium organizers S.O. Duke and S.B. Powles and recently published as "Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds and Crops," a special issue of PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 64(4), April 2008. Glyphosate was introduced to world agriculture in 1974 and, the editors write, "has become the world's most important herbicide" and "most heavily used pesticide." The subsequent and ongoing evolution of glyphosate-resistant weeds is viewed as a serious threat to world food production. The 22 papers included in the publication address glyphosate, and the resistance dilemma, from a variety of viewpoints.


A science group in NEW ZEALAND publishes the lively quarterly, WHAT'S NEW IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS? Naturally, the publication reflects a New Zealand view point, but often contains information of much broader geographic relevance. Such is the case with the article, "Can Biocontrol Agents Cause Evolutionary Changes in Weeds?" from issue 43, February 2008. The article raises an intriguing point: when a plant species arrives in a new setting free of the pressure of its natural enemy herbivores it may undergo evolutionary changes. For instance, the relocated plant may allocate more resources to competitive abilities and reproduction and less towards defensive traits. The brief article reports on some of the surprising results of recent trials seeking answers to the relocation phenomenon. -> J. Wilson-Davey, Landcare Research, PO Box 40, Lincoln 7640, NEW ZEALAND. Fax: 64-3-321-9988. Phone: 64-3-321-9999. WilsonDaveyJ@landcareresearch.co.nz. excerpted with thanks from WHAT'S NEW IN BIOCONTROL OF WEEDS?, 43, February 2008.


A set of modules for using the free "R" programming environment in epidemiology and ecology has been published to aid in teaching plant disease epidemiology. The open access online materials, including instructions for downloading "R," can be found at the American Phytopathological Society (APSnet) website tinyurl.com thanks to K.A. Garrett for information.


The March 2008 edition of PLANT DISEASE, 92(3), from the American Phytopathological Society includes the feature paper "Viruses and Viroids Infecting Hop: Significance, Epidemiology, and Management," by S.J. Pethybridge,et al The 14-page document presents an extensive overview ofHumulus lupulus(hop) phytopathology, enhanced by numerous full color photos, tables, and a lengthy reference list. -> S.J. Pethybridge, Sarah_JP@utas.edu.au.

*PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES* PEST MGMT. SPECIALIST/ENTOMOLOGIST, Riverhead, NY, USA * Support and provide ex- tension educational programs in arthropod pest management for commercial agriculture; serve as an educational resource for program evaluation, grants/contracts, marketing, program supervision, and development; coordinate and conduct a cooperative program of applied research and demonstrations in vegetables, other food crops, and special projects. * REQUIRES: MS in entomology; background in IPM or pest management in food crops; experience working with other researchers, educators, and other extension staff in developing and delivering educational programs; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to handle multiple priorities; ability to work independently; pesticide applicator license; computer literacy; willingness to travel and to work other than normal work hours. For detailed position information, see hosts.cce.cornell.edu Position: PA #463. * CONTACT: Send letter of intent, resume, and transcripts to PA#463, Box 26, Kennedy Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.


From a test to detect "biotechnology enhanced traits" in plant tissue (GMOs) to an analysis of pesticide levels in food residue or water, a U.S. firm offers a broad range of specific, approved immunoassay diagnostic test kits. Envirologix, founded in 1996, has expanded its range of products to include plant pathogen kits as well as mold and mold toxin kits. The GMO and grain mycotoxin kits are offered as microwell plates, or as "QuickStix," lateral flow strips for on-site results produced in 2-5 minutes, according to the manufacturer. For pesticides, the company can provide point source, run-off, or other forms of monitoring. A newly developed test can detect tomato spotted wilt virus and tomato apex necrosis virus through immunoassay lateral flow devices, either in the field or lab. The procedure is said to be robust, fast, accurate, and easy to use. -> Envirologix, 500 Riverside Ind. Parkwy., Portland, ME 04103-1486, USA. Phone: 1-207-797-0300. Fax: 1-207-797-7533. info@envirologix.com. www.envirologix.com. excerpted, with thanks, from Envirologix materials.


A patented formula blends capsaicin, a pungent component of plants in the genusCapsicum(peppers), with refined food-grade paraffin wax and other ingredients to produce a "natural" spray that the manufacturer claims is an effective repellent and insecticide. A companion product is said to act as an animal repellent. Both products are sprayed on plant surfaces to create a thin barrier coating to deter phytophagous activity and, in some cases, kill the targeted pests. The sprays are said to be rain-fast and to provide a secondary benefit of reducing transpiration and moisture loss. The products are packaged in ready-to-use manually actuated spray flasks, or in concentrated form for larger applications. -> P. Mansell, Hot Pepper Wax, 305 Third St., Greenville, PA 16125, USA. sales@hotpepperwax.com. Fax: 1-724-646-2302. www.hotpepperwax.com.
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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM


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

Phytopathology """""""""""""" "Disease Cycle Approach to Plant Disease Prediction," De Wolf, E.D., and S.A. Isard. * ANN. REV. OF PHYTOPATH., 45, 203-220, 2007.

"Influence of Nutrition on Disease Development Caused by Fungal Pathogens: Implications for Plant Disease Control," Walters, D.R., and I.J. Bingham. * ANNALS OF APPLD. BIOL., 151(3), 307-324, December 2007.

"Potential for Integrated Management of Soybean Virus Disease," Pedersen, P.,et al * PLANT DIS., 91(10), 1255-1259, October 2007.

Weed Science """""""""""" "Effect of Allelopathic Rice Varieties Combined with Cultural Management Options on Paddy Field Weeds," Kong, C.H.,et al * PEST MGMT. SCI., 64(3), 276-282, March 2008.

"Integrated Weed Management: Knowledge-based Weed Management Systems," Swanton, C.J.,et al * WEED SCI., 56(1), 168-172, January 2008.

Entomology """""""""" "Control of Western Tarnished Plant Bug Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) in California Organic Strawberries Using Alfalfa Trap Crops and Tractor-Mounted Vacuums," Swezey, S.L.,et al * ENVI. ENTOM., 36(6), 1457-1465, December 2007.

"Evaluation of the Codling Moth Granulovirus and Spinosad for Codling Moth Control and Impact on Non-target Species in Pear Orchards," Arthurs, S.P.,et al * BIOCONTROL, 41(1), 99-109, April 2007.

"Effectiveness of Corn Rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Areawide Pest Management in South Dakota," French, B.W.,_et al * JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 100(5), 1542-1554, October 2007.

Transgenics """"""""""" "Altered Pesticide Use on Transgenic Crops and the Associated General Impact from an Environmental Perspective," Kleter, G.A.,et al * PEST MGMT. SCI., 63(11), 1107-1115, November 2007.

"Genetically Modified Crop Plants: Science Versus Society? - A Perspective," MacDiarmid, R. * AUSTRALASIAN PLANT PATH., 36(6), 516-519, 2007.

Nematology """""""""" "Challenges in Tropical Plant Nematology," De Waele, D., and A. Elsen. * ANN. REV. OF PHYTOPATH., 45, 457-485, 2007.

General """"""" "Assessing the Profitability of Different Crop Protection Strategies in Cotton: Case Study Results from Shandong Province, China," Pemsl, D., and H. Waibel. * AGRIC. SYSTEMS, 95(1-3), 28-36, December 2007.

"How to Achieve Conformity with the Dose Expression and Sprayer Function in High Crops," Koch, H. * PFANZEN.-NACHRICH. BAYER, 60(1), 71-84, 2007.
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An IPM Rating Check for Growers
Two U.S. plant scientists, strong advocates of putting IPM into practice, have prepared "An IPM Checklist for Commercial Corn and Soybean Production," and published it in THE BULLETIN (no. 1, March 2008), a periodic online extension newsletter from the Univ. of Illinois, focused on IPM, crop protection, and crop production at tinyurl.com K.L. Steffey and M.E. Gray are faculty at a midwestern university, so of course their focus is on that region's two major crops, and their reference years are specifically 2007 and 2008. But the thoughtful 20-point list they have prepared can be readily adapted to many other crops and locales, and their clear "yes" or "no" responses and ratings categories (ŕ-5, IPM is becoming a distant memory for you") are a clear attempt to encourage greater application of important IPM tenets. excerpted, with thanks, from THE BULLETIN, 1, March 2008.

Materials for IPM Self-Study
The Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State Univ. (U.S.) now offers a short list of IPM SELF-STUDY RESOURCES including audio and video presentations and printable fact sheets, both in two categories: pesticide risk reduction, and pesticide risk mitigation. Leading the list is the bilingual (English or Spanish) a/v item, "Pesticide Drift Management," or "El Manejo de la Deriva de Pesticidas." The sole mitigation entry to date is "Vegetative Buffers: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," a 15-minute production, backed up by a fact sheet for "Conservation Buffers to Reduce Pesticide Losses." All the materials are freely available online from tinyurl.com thanks to P.C. Jepson for information.
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U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

Program Organizes IPM Events
The global IPM Collaborative Research Support Program will present a regional workshop 19-22 May, in Manilla, PHILIPPINES, based on a theme of "Advancing Regional and Global IPM-CRSP Programs." More than 80 individuals representing 23 nations have registered for the event. A series of reports from the Program's various regional projects will headline the first day, followed later by sessions on collaboration, and technical aspects involving scientific presentations.

Previously, a 3-day forum on IPM was organized in Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN, under the dual goals of sharing IPM experiences of the Central Asia regional project with various stakeholders in the region, and providing a platform for interactive discussion on IPM collaborative research, education, and outreach. Another facet was to enhance capacity building among local institutions. The event attracted more than 50 participants representing government, national agricultural research institutes, research centers, and non-governmental organizations in TAJIKISTAN, UZBEKISTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, and KAZAKHSTAN. An electronic file for proceedings of the meeting is available from either K. Maredia (KMaredia@msu.edu) or his colleague D. Baributsa (Baributsa@msu.edu).

On the IPM Research Front
Some findings of research carried out with IPM-CRSP support:

In BANGLADESH, an IPM package developed for managingBactrocera cucurbitae(cucurbit fly) in bitter and sweet gourd had half the infestation rate of plots receiving a traditional insecticide treatment.

Additional trials conducted by S.N. Alam,et al in BANGLADESH revealed similar advantages for IPM practices for effectively managing infestations of pest insects attacking country bean, cabbage, and tomato. In each case, the IPM package involved destruction of pest insect-infested plant material and timely application of one or more parasitoids, compared with spray application of insecticides. In the case of tomato, a white fly and leaf curl virus-resistant line was used in the IPM trials.

In INDONESIA, research by J. Watungi,et al used degradable polymer sleeves to protect up to 95 percent of cacao pods from attack byConophomorpha cramerella(cacao pod borer) without creating any after-use accumulation of plastic in the field.

-> Director, IPM-CRSP, OIRED, IAO Building, Virginia Tech, 526 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0378, USA. ipm-dir@vt.edu. Phone: 1-540-231-3516. Fax: 1-540-231-3519. thanks to the IPM-CRSP for information.
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IPMNET CALENDAR --- recent additions and revisions to a comprehensive global


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 CALENDARUpdate" 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 14 April 2008


(N) 19-21 May * IPM-COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH SUPPORT PROGRAM WORKSHOP, Manila, PHILIPPINES. Contact: IPM-CRSP, IAO Bldg., Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0378, USA. Phone: 1-540-231-3516. Fax: 1-540-231-3519. ipm-dir@vt.edu.

(N) 12-14 June * 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM ON AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CONFERENCE, "The Future of Agricultural Biotechnology: Creative Destruction, Adoption, or Irrelevance?," Ravello, ITALY. Contact: S. Savastano, phone: 39-06-7259-5928. Sara.Savastano@uniroma2.it. tinyurl.com

01-03 July * BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR LOCUST CONTROL SYMPOSIUM, Rabat, MOROCCO. Contact: M. Chouibani, MChouibani@gmail.com. Phone: 212-61-30-91-04. tinyurl.com

07-08 July * 10TH INTERNATIONAL FRESENINUS AGRO CONFERENCE, BEHAVIOR OF PESTICIDES IN AIR, SOIL AND WATER, Mainz, GERMANY. Contact: U.-S. von Schumann, Die Akiademie Fresenius, Alter Hellweg 46, 44379 Dortmund, GERMANY. Phone: 49-231-75896-81 USVSchumann@akademie-fresenius.de. Fax: 49-231-75896-53. www.akademie

21-25 July * 6TH SYMPOSIUM OF EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ACAROLOGISTS (EURAAC2008), Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: euraac2008@supagro.inra.fr. www.montpellier.inra.fr

03-07 August * 41ST ANNUAL MEETING, SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY (SIP), and 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ONBacillus thuringiensis Coventry, UK. Contact: SIP, 8904 Straw Flower Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922, USA. sip@sipweb.org. Fax/Phone: 1-865-690-8231. www.ent.iastate.edu

11-14 August * NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Paihia, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: K. Froud, Karyn.Froud@maf.govt.nz. www.nzpps.org

10-13 September * 1ST INTERNATIONAL RAGWEED CONFERENCE, Budapest, HUNGARY. Contact: L. Kiss, LKiss@nki.hu. Phone: 36-1-487-7566. www.nki.hu

21-25 September * 5TH INTERNATIONAL ALLELOPATHY CONGRESS, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA. Contact: L. Weston, LAW@cornell.edu. www.iascongress5.org.

22-26 September * 1ST ALL AFRICA CONGRESS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY, "Harnessing the Potential of Agricultural Biotechnology for Food Security and Socio-Economic Development in Africa," Nairobi, KENYA. Contact: KARI-NARL, PO Box 66069-00800, Nairobi, KENYA. absf@absfafrica.org. Fax: 254-20-444-8762. Phone: 254-20-444-4558. abneta.org

22-26 September * 16TH ORNAMENTAL WORKSHOP ON DISEASES AND INSECTS, Hendersonville, NC, USA. Contact: M. Benson, phone: 1-919-515-3966. tinyurl.com

08-10 October * 11TH CONGRESO INTERNATIONAL DE MANEJO INTEGRADO DE PLAGAS, Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS. Contact: Carrera de Ciencia y Produccion Agropecuaria Zamorano, Apartado Postal 93, Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS. congresomip2008@zamorano.edu.

(N) 20-24 October * 3RD EUROPEAN WHITEFLY SYMPOSIUM, Aguadulce, Almeria, SPAIN. Contact: ews3info@mail.ews3.org. www.ews3.org.

26-31 October * 4TH INTERNATIONAL SILICON IN AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE, Port Edward, Kwazulu-natal, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: see www.siliconconference.org.za.

16-17 December * CEREAL PATHOGENSIS, London, UK. Contact: BSPP Pres. G. Jellis, HGCA, Caledonia House, 223 Pentonville Rd., London N1 9HY, UK. president@bspp.org.uk. Fax: 44-0-20-7520-3992. Phone: 44-0-20-7520-3932. www.bspp.org.uk.


(N) 09-12 February * INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF GLOBAL WARMING ON BIODIVERSITY OF INSECTS: MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA. Contact: K. Murugan, Dept. of Zool., School of Life Sci., Bharathiar Univ., Comimbatore 641 046, Tamil Nadu, INDIA. KMvvk@yahoo.com. Fax: 91-422-242-2387. Phone: 91-422-242-2222.

(N) 10-11 February * CROP PROTECTION IN SOUTHERN BRITAIN, Peterborough, UK. Contact: tinyurl.com 09-11 March * EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY WORKSHOP, "Physical and Cultural Control," Zaragoza, SPAIN. Contact: A. Cirujeda, Alicia.Cirujeda@ewrs.org. www.ewrs.org

09-12 March * IOBC WORKING GROUP, "INTEGRATED CONTROL OF PLANT- FEEDING MITES," Firenze, ITALY. Contact: E. Palevsky, Palevsky@volcani.agri.gov.il. www.iobc

07-08 April * 2ND EUROPEAN RAMULARIA WORKSHOP, "A New Disease and Challenge in Barley Production," Edinburgh, UK. Contact: see, tinyurl.com

05-10 July * 21ST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON VIRUS AND VIRUS-LIKE DISEASE OF TEMPERATE FRUIT CROPS, and 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SMALL FRUIT DISEASE, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, GERMANY. Contact: W. Jelkmann, JKI, Schwabenheimer Str. 101, 69221 Dossenheim, GERMANY. Wilhelm.Jelkmann@jki.bund.de. Fax: 49-0-6221-86805-15. tinyurl.com


(N) 07-09 October * IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP, PESTICIDES AND BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS, Dubrovnik, CROATIA. Contact: B. Baric, Dept. of Agric. Zoology, Fac. of Agric., Zabreb, CROATIA. Baric@agr.hr.

(N) 10-13 November * 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANT PATHOLOGY IN INDIA, "Plant Pathology in the Globalized Era," New Delhi, INDIA. Contact: ipsdis@yahoo.com.

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

(N) 25-31 August * INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 2013, "Biosecurity, Food Safety and Plant Pathology: The Role of Plant Pathology in a Globalized Economy," Beijing, CHINA. Contact: secretary@isppweb.org.

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