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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

"Global Principles, Local Practices" Embarked on a 16th year of IPM service publishing.

* This IPMnet NEWS email version uses "traditional" plain text, and Courier fixed-space type font. [IPMnet NEWS is working towards developing an alternative HTML/PDF format to be introduced sometime in 2009. - Ed.]

* IPMnet NEWS is a freely available, global electronic IPM information resource published every 6 weeks (8 issues per annum). Next issue (#170) will be published circa 15 April 2009. ISSN:1523-7893.

I. IPM News:
- International IPM Symposium Ready to Roll
- Systemwide Program on IPM Gains New Leader
- Pathologists Urge Fungicide Label Review
- Global IPM News Notes
II. IPM-Related Information Resources
III. IPM-Related Publications
IV. IPM Medley
- Professional Opportunities
- Equipment, Products, Processes, & Services
V. IPM-Related Research/Technical Papers
- Journal Special Issues
- Selected Titles
VI. U.S. Regional IPM Centers: - A Slate of Slithering Slugs
VII. U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM-CRSP)
- Massive Annual Report Published
> (N)ew or [R]evised Entries for the IPMnet CALENDAR

I. IPM NEWS international IPM news and programs Global IPM Notes

International IPM Symposium Ready to Roll

The “Rose City,” also known as Portland, Oregon, USA, will host the 6th International IPM Symposium, “Transcending Boundaries,” during 24-26 March 2009, as a well-attended triennial meeting promising a state-of- the-art review of global integrated pest management.

The event, as have previous IPM symposia, will comprise an eclectic mix of plenary sessions and a wide selection of concurrent specialized small group meetings, along with two poster session-cum-receptions. A slate of “brainstorming” gatherings will encourage participants to devise evermore effective means of designing, applying, teaching, and marketing IPM approaches.

An IPM Awards Luncheon, following the opening morning of presenta- tions, will recognize and honor programs and individuals for outstanding IPM achievement. Criteria for award nomination can be based on any of seven activity areas ranging from evaluating and implementing IPM prac- tices to minimizing environmental impacts of pest management programs.

The symposium always attracts a significant international contingent a fact recognized by the organizers who have broadened the event’s title from “national” to “international.” Several of the small group sessions will directly or indirectly bear on international aspects of IPM, food quality and supply, or related global topics.

Corporations, agencies, and other organizations with interests in IPM will be a presence at exhibition booths during the symposium, demon- strating relevant items and making available printed materials. Add- itionally, several peripheral specialized meetings as well as pre- and post-symposia field trips, plus an optional pre-symposia reception and dinner have been scheduled. -> E. Wolff, Office of Continuing Ed., Univ. of Illinois, 302 E. John St., Suite 202, Champaign, IL 61820, USA. Fax: 1-217-333-9561. ipmsymposium@ad.uiuc.edu. Voice 1-217-333-2880. www.ipmcenters.org

Systemwide Program on IPM Gains New Leader

The secretariate for the Systemwide Program on Integrated Pest Management (SP-IPM), a highly focused activity launched by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in 1996, has appointed a new coordinator, and published two recent Research Briefs.

I. Hoeschle-Zeledon, formerly coordinator for the Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species (GFU) within Bioversity International (BI), and extensively experienced with IPM in developing countries, has taken up the SP-IPM coordinator reins from entomologist B. James, and relocated from Rome, ITALY, to the headquarters of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture at Ibadan, NIGERIA, host center for the SP-IPM.

Dr. Hoeschle-Zeledon, an agronomist/weed scientist, spent eight years as an IPM advisor for the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) working with projects that involved research in a variety of both field and horticul- tural crops. She also participated in classical biocontrol programs, designed extension materials, and conducted field training. She has ample current working knowledge of the CGIAR and its alliance of some 15 centers worldwide through her activities with the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute and more recently Bioversity International, as well as a close working relationship with FAO.

IPM Research Brief #5,“The Role of Integrated Pest Management: How IPM Contributes to the CGIAR System Priorities and the Millennium Development Goals,” highlights the multiple roles IPM can fill in aiding agricultural production, food security, rural development, and ultimately global advance. The 32-page document lists how IPM relates to three emerging themes: climate change; environmental contaminants; and, evolution of agro-eco systems.

Brief #6 examines the context and prospects for “Incorporating Integrated Pest Management into National Policies,” both within existing crop protection policies as well as in terms of wider national and global aspects. The 2008 report describes a range of policy and regulatory tools plus steps for moving IPM from policy into actual practice.

Both briefs were published in 2008, involved Dr. James (#5, #6) and Dr. Hoeschle-Zeledon (#6), and were designed and edited by a professional public relations firm in the UK, and published with financial support from CropLife International. These reports, as well as many other documents published by the SP-IPM since 2000, can be downloaded from www.spipm.cgiar.org by clicking on “SP-IPM reports.” -> I. Hoeschle-Zeledon, SP-IPM Secretariat, IITA, PMB 5320, Ibadan, NIGERIA. I.Zeledon@cgiar.org. Voice: 234-2-751-7472, ext. 2293.

Pathologists Urge Fungicide Label Review

A group of concerned U.S. plant pathologists and colleagues have sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging that claims made on the label for pyraclostrobin (Headline) fungicide relating to “plant health” far exceed those made for similar products, are not supported by published efficacy data, and thus should undergo a careful review.

The label in question makes specific claims for improved stalk strength in maize, straw strength in wheat, and improvements in soybean seed quality. “There is no evidence,” notes the letter, “that stalk strength will be improved generally and when disease pressure is low. We [the signatories] have not seen publicly available data that demonstrate many of these effects.”

The scientists are concerned that EPA’s approval of supplemental product labels for “plant health” promoting properties in the absence of pest pressure could expand the label for a fungicide to include broad- sweeping claims. This invites “increased, widespread use of this product to supposedly ameliorate the effects of a multitude of conditions caused by weather,” the letter points out.

Additionally, the letter cites recent data from the Fungicide Resistance Committee reporting documented field resistance to strobilin fungicides in 32 species of fungi. Use of a fungicide for growth regulating properties, the group believes, “is a serious blow to IPM principles and almost guarantees earlier selection for resistance in certain pathogen populations to a valuable class of fungicides.” A further concern is the non-target effect of increased fungicide application such as suppression of beneficial fungi or other biocontrol species.

The writers worry that “growers are unlikely to realize that efficacy data were not submitted for the supplemental label and may view the label as endorsement and approval of the claims made on the label.” The result easily could be “use of Headline for protection against a host of crop stresses in fields where disease pressure is very low to non-existent,” a disturbing outcome in view of the vast area devoted to maize and soybean production in the U.S. -> D. Brown-Rytlewski, 164A Plant Biol. Bldg., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. Rytlews1@msu.edu. Fax: 1-517-353-1781. Voice: 1-517-432-0480. excerpted, with thanks, from material provided by D. Brown-Rytlewski.


* Land & Water Australia is undertaking a project to identify potential user needs of a ‘national information for weeds system’ through use of a survey. -> C. Auricht, Auricht@landsystems.com.

* Modifying ventilation port height in walk-in growth tunnels signif- icantly reducedOrosius orientalis(leafhopper) entrance and disease spread. -> P.G. Weintraub, PhyllisW@volcani.agri.gov.il.

* A new late-ripening, scab resistant, flavorful ‘WineCrisp’Malus domestica(apple) variety significantly reduces need for fungicide applications. -> S.S. Korban, Korban@illinois.edu.

* Tailoring floral nectar supply to parasitoids' requirements has the potential to increase their effectiveness as biocontrol agents. -> F.J. Bianchi, Felix.Bianchi@csiro.au.

II. IPM-RELATED RESOURCES web, CD/DVD, video and shorter publications

* IPMnet NEWS welcomes information about 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.

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With an emphasis on practicality and a tight focus onTheobroma cacaoa 2008 booklet published by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) presents new management approaches based on sound agronomic practices and integrated pest and disease management strategies aimed at filling knowledge gaps and helping growers, primarily smallholder operations, optimize cocoa production. INTEGRATED PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE COCOA PRODUCTION; A TRAINING MANUAL FOR FARMERS AND EXTENSION WORKERS, prepared by J. Konam,et al offers a range of options in the realization that individual growers differ in their priorities and access to resources. A compact eight chapters and 36 pages cover weed control, cocoa pod borer, insect vector control, and sanitation, as well as related cultural practices. In nearly every topic, the authors present a succinct list of actions or methods, supported by a few full color photos. A glossary and list of abbreviations rounds out this no-nonsense monograph, freely downloaded from www.aciar.gov.au or ordered in printed/bound form {$}. ACIAR, GPO Box 1571, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA. aciar@aciar.gov.au. Voice: 61-2-6217-0500. WEB “DOCTORS” FOR GRAINS

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has developed analytical web sites that provide “a simple, stepwise method for identifying production problems, pests and diseases” for two globally important grain crops, plus suggested ways for overcoming the indicated problems. The two freely accessed websites are: “Maize Doctor” maizedoctor.cimmyt.org and the parallel companion “Wheat Doctor” wheatdoctor.cimmyt.org. Information at the sites is said to represent the collective knowledge of many experienced scientists; the diagnostic procedures suggested “are not intended to replace experimentation, but rather to help improve problem identification.” Additionally, site readers/users are encouraged to interpret the presented guidelines and take local conditions into account. -> P. Kosina, CIMMYT, Apdo. Postal 6-641, 06600 Mexico, D.F., MEXICO. P.Kosina@cgiar.org. Voice: 52-55-5804-2004, ext. 2112. excerpted, with thanks, from CIMMYT websites; thanks to G. Jackson for information. INVASIVE WILDLIFE SYMPOSIUM PUBLISHED

An international meeting convened in 2007 to highlight research, management, and public education campaigns for managing invasive birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians attracted over 150 individuals and generated over 50 presentations plus an additional 20 technical posters. Proceedings of that international symposium, “Managing Vertebrate Invasive Species,” have been published in 2008, as edited by G.W. Witmer,et al and are available online at tinyurl.com as individual papers, or can be ordered as a complete document in hardcopy format. -> G.W. Witmer, National Wildlife Resch. Ctr., 4101 LaPorte Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA. Fax: 1-970-266-6032. Voice: 1-970-266-6000. Gary.W.Witmer@aphis.usda.gov.

III. IPM-RELATED PUBLICATIONS books, other longer publications

* 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, or both.

A BIOCONTROL PRIMER Human-encouraged biological control, evolving from observation and focused application of “natural” biocontrol that has occurred throughout the eons, traces its inception back more than a century. An extensive 2008 volume, CONTROL OF PESTS AND WEEDS BY NATURAL ENEMIES, builds on an earlier work by expanding the discussion on weed biocontrol as well as providing a authoritative single source introduction to biological control overall. R.G. Van Driesche,et al tackle the four general biocontrol implementation methodologiesnatural (classical), augmentation, conser- vation, and biopesticidesbut primarily dwell on the first approach and relegate the latter three to secondary status viewing augmentation and conservation biocontrol as “largely unproven practices, mainly of research interest, with, however, some notable exceptions.” The softbound work contrasts the profoundly differing challenges and interwoven impacts of biocontrol as applied to pest arthropods versus application to unwanted plants (weeds). The authors have additionally confronted both the thorny non-target aspects of biocontrol and the important element of host range measurement and prediction. The 494-page, 28-chapter tome includes a 30-photo full color section as well as numerous black/white plates, plus a massive reference list. See: tinyurl.com {$} -> Wiley/Blackwell, 350 Main St., Malden, MA 02148-5020, USA.

DUAL RESOURCE FOR IPM INFORMATION Biocontrol (see above review), while an intriguing and potentially useful approach, is but a single avenue for addressing pest management. Another new publication, INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, Concepts, Tactics, Strategies and Case Studies, embraces a far broader perspective incor- porating not only discussions of the procedures themselves, but the social and economic implications and long-term affects all across the spectrum of crop (and other) pest management. The 2009 softbound work, edited by E.B. Radcliffe,et al has a history: it is a recent and complementary effort to the ever expanding online “Radcliffe’s IPM World Textbook” (ipmworld.umn.edu The latter was conceived as a comprehensive, freely available and readily updated source for “state of the art” information from the world’s leading experts on all aspects of IPM. The new, 547-page print version, however, emphasizes theory over application, i.e. guiding principles and concepts, and thus the complementarity element. The 40 relatively short chapters are written as “guest lectures,” again by a global phalanx of IPM authorities. Topics range all across the spectrum of both crop and non-crop IPM, from pests and invasive species to IPM ideals and realities in developing nations, from organic and sustainable agriculture to IPM information technology. The printed material is, or can be, conveniently supplemented in the online version by color photos, searchable lists, updated references, and other information. The print volume plus access to the on-line textbook provides a comprehensive dual IPM information resource. 'If it’s in Radcliffe’s, it relates to IPM.' See: tinyurl.com {$} -> Cambridge Univ. Press, www.cambridge.org

IN DEPTH REVIEW OF INSECTICIDES THE TOXICOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY OF INSECTICIDES, a 2008 monograph, is said to be the first book in two decades to address the topic and, in so doing, provide current useful information for insecticide classification, formulation, mode of action, resistance, metabolism, environmental fate, and regulatory action (though recent and ongoing events in the European Union of course postdate the narrative). The 292-page monograph by S.J. Yu not only expounds on the technical aspects of insecticides, but considers formulation and market pressures for products with specific capabilities and the implications of insecticide usage. The hardbound work devotes entire chapters to insecticide resistance and to pesticides (broadly) in the environment. Several brief comments refer toBttoxins and transgenic crops. Readers who appreciate a boatload of organic chemical structural formulas will be thoroughly entranced. Catalog no. 59750. See: tinyurl.com {$} -> CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, 6000 Broken Sound Pkwy., NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA. Fax: 1-561-361-6018. Voice: 1-561-994-0555.

IV. IPM MEDLEY Professional Opportunities Equipment, Products, Processes, & Services

*PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES* PESTICIDE SAFETY & IPM COORDINATOR, Manhattan, KS, USA * Maintain and provide practical/applied interpretation of all relevant state and federal regulations; produce publications; conduct meetings and training sessions; maintain contact with all stakeholders; prepare required written reports; develop IPM steering committee and seek stakeholder input; enhance collaborative IPM activities among extension and research staffs; develop statewide work plan; prepare accomplishment reports; serve as liaison with regional and national IPM coordinators and IPM centers. * REQUIRES: MS or PhD in entomology, plant pathology, agronomy, horticulture, or related discipline; course work related to pesticides or pest management. See: tinyurl.com * CONTACT: T.W. Phillips, Dept. Of Entomology, 123 Waters Hall, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS 66506, USA. twp1@ksu.edu. Fax: 1-785-532-6232. Voice: 1-785-532-6154. PLANT PROTECTION MSc SCHOLARSHIPS, Keszthely, HUNGARY * For 2009, the Univ. of Pannon, Georgikon Faculty, in collaboration with FAO and the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, offers a scholarship program for a two-year English language MSc-level course in plant protection; open to only nationals of 25 specified countries; requires BSc or equivalent, excellent command of English; awards cover application, tuition, basic books and notes, dormitory accommodation, and subsistence. For more information contact: A. Mangstl, Director, Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Div., FAO, Vialle delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, ITALY. Capacitybuilding@fao.org. Fax: 39-06-5705-4049. Voice: 39-06-5705-3579. See also: tinyurl.com (scroll to bottom of the page). NOTE: Applications must reach FAO by 15 March 2009. –thanks to M.L. Bateman for information.


“Pesticide Spray Drift” is a compact on-line course that is said to help individuals to “recognize the potential dangers of drift, the causes of drift and several methods of preventing drift,” according to the course’s stated objectives. The plainly stated text and colorful supple- mentary visual material help explain the nature of drift (airborne movement of pesticide particles), factors influencing drift, and present a comprehensive list of drift reduction recommendations. The course, at tinyurl.com is freely available and accessible anywhere there is a computer. It concludes with a voluntary review to enhance the learning experience. -> B. Kessler, ContinuingEducationAthome, 5976 20th St. No. 259, Vero Beach, FL 32966, USA. CEUsAtHome@yahoo.com. Voice: 1-772-562-1442.


*JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES* In its final form as the AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE (before being relaunched in 2009 as ANIMAL PRODUCTION SCIENCE), the periodical devoted its last edition in 2008 (vol. 48 no. 12) to “Invertebrate Pests of Grain Crops and Integrated Management: Current Practice and Prospects for the Future.” Twelve papers address IPM and related topics by scientists involved with either the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative or other projects funded by the Grains Research & Development Corp. See: tinyurl.com –thanks to P.A. Horn for information.

*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 """""""""""""" "Crop Rotation and Tillage Systems as a Proactive Strategy in the Control of Peanut Fungal Soilborne Diseases," Gil, S.V.,et al * BIOCONTROL, 53(4), 685-698, August 2008.

“Systematics of Plant Pathogenic Fungi: Why it Matters,” Rossman, A.Y., and M.E. Palm-Hernandez. * PLANT DIS., 92(10), 1376-1386, October, 2008.

"Yield and Disease Control on Hard Winter Wheat Cultivars with Foliar Fungicides," Ransom, J.K., and M.V. McMullen. * AGRON. JRNL., 100(4), 1130-1137, July-August 2008.

Weed Science """""""""""" "Mulched Cover Crops as an Alternative to Conventional Weed Management Systems in Vineyards," Steinmaus, S.,et al * WEED RESCH., 48(3), 273-281, June 2008.

"The Interaction of Two Potential Fungal Bioherbicides and a Sub- lethal Rate of Glyphosate for the Control of Shattercane," Mitchell, J.K.,et al * BIOL. CONT., 46(3), 391-399, September 2008.

Entomology """""""""" “Application of Mixtures ofMetahizium anisopliaevar.acridium_ and Cyhalothrin Against the Senegalese Grasshopper in Senegal,” Douro Kpindou, O.K.,et al * INTL. JOURN. OF TROP. INSECT SCI., 28(3), 136-143, September 2008.

"Entomopathogenic Fungal Endophytes," Vega, F.E.,et al * BIOL. CONT., 46(1), 72-82, July 2008.

Transgenics """"""""""" “Coexistence of Genetically Modified (GM) and non-GM Crops in the European Union: A Review,” Devos, Y.,et al * AGRON. FOR SUST. DEVEL., 29(1), 11-30, January-March 2009.

“Transgenic Resistance of Bulgarian Potato Cultivars to the Colorado Potato Beetle Based on Bt Technology,” Kamenova, I.,et al * AGRON. FOR SUST. DEVEL., 28(4), 481-488, October-December 2008.

General """"""" “Motivating Rice Farmers in the Mekong Delta to Modify Pest Management and Related Practices Through Mass Media,” Huan, N.H.,et al * INTL. JRNL. OF PEST MGMT., 54(4), 339-346, October 2008.

"Trends in Pesticide Use and Drivers for Safer Pest Management in Four African Countries," Williamson, S.,et al * CROP PROT., 27(10), 1327-1334, October 2008.

"When Will Integrated Pest Management Strategies be Adopted? Example of the Development and Implementation of Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Cropping Systems in Victoria,” Horn, P.A.,et al * AUSTRAL. JRNL. OF EXP. AGRIC., 48(12), 1601-1607, 2008.

VI. U.S. REGIONAL IPM CENTERS news, developments, programs

A Slate of Slithering Slugs
Members of that slow moving, phytophagous, trail-creating clan known as slugs are the subject of a 2009, peer reviewed, liberally illustrated publication from the Univ. of California. Authors R.J. McDonnell,et alcite slugs as having “long been regarded worldwide as severe pests of agricultural and horticultural production, attacking a vast array of crops.” These little loved creatures also are implicated in the trans- mission of many plant pathogens. The new work, SLUGS, A Guide to the Invasive and Native Fauna of California, while specific to one area, offers full color photos of species that are also found elsewhere, discusses and illustrates basic slug anatomy, and presents scientific keys to, and descriptions of, numerous slug families. The 21-page document, Pub. No. 8336, lists references and other information sources, and can be freely downloaded as a PDF file from: anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu

- news, developments

Massive Annual Report Published

The IPM-CRSP recently published its ANNUAL REPORT, Phase III - Year: 2007-2008, an extensive document (190 pages) narrating a full and highly detailed summary of the program’s varied global activities and their outcomes. Each of the seven regional programs and six global theme programs is fully covered with highlights of collaborative work conducted and, in most instances, the results obtained. The report offers copious descriptions and data ranging from traditional field and lab research to in-field activities, farmer field days, training segments, and analyses of socio-economic impacts. The IPM-CRSP, a U.S.AID initiative, is a collab- orative partnership between the U.S. and host country institutions. The effort emphasizes research, training, education, and information exchange. Virginia Tech has been the implementing U.S. institution for the program the past 15 years. More than 20 U.S. universities have helped to conduct the varied agenda, along with nine agricultural research entities and scientists and technicians from over 30 countries representing seven regions and five continents. The report, mainly text (with a few typos), also includes numerous color photos and graphics.

-> IPM-CRSP Program Director, IAO, 526 Prices Fork Rd. (0378), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA. IPM-dir@vt.edu. Fax: 1-540-231-3519. Voice: 1-540-231-3516. excerpted, with thanks, from the IPM-CRSP Annual Report.

VIII. IPMnet CALENDARUPDATE recent *additions* and *revisions* (only) to a global listing of forthcoming IPM-related events, 2008-2013.


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 is designed with features intended for the convenience of users. The "IPMnet CALENDARUpdate" appears 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 27 February 2009


21-25 June * 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ORTHOPTEROLOGY, Anatalya, TURKEY. Contact: B. Ciplak, Dept. Of Biol., Akdeniz Univ., 07058 Antalya, TURKEY. Ciplak@akdeniz.edu.tr. www.ico2009.org. Fax: 90-242-227-8911. Voice: 90-242-310-2356.

(N) 12-15 July * 49TH ANNUAL MEETING, AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT SOCIETY, Milwaukee, WI, USA. See: www.apms.org

09-11 September * ISM (INTL. SOC. FOR MYCOTOXICOLOGY) 2009, Vienna, AUSTRIA. Contact: ISM, Konrad Lorenz Str. 20, A-3430, Tulln, AUSTRIA. Fax: 43-2272-662-80403. Info@ism2009.at. Voice: 43-2272-662-80402. www.ism2009.at.

21-26 September * 8TH PHYTOCHEMICAL SOCIETY OF EUROPE MEETING ON BIOPESTICIDES, La Palma, Canary Ils., SPAIN. Contact: Magna Congresos S.L., Ave. Menceyes 293, 2-A, 38320 La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Ils., SPAIN. pse@magnacongresos.com. Fax: 34-922-670-188. Voice: 34-922-656-262. www.pselapalma2009.es.

25-30 October * 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, St. Louis, MO, USA. ipmb2009@missouri.edu. www.ipmb2009.org.

26-30 October * 10TH ARAB CONGRESS OF PLANT PROTECTION, Beirut, LEBANON. Contact: ACPP2009 Secretariat, ASPP, PO Box 113-6057, Beirut, LEBANON. Fax: 961-180-9173. K. Makkouk, acpp2009@cnrs.edu.lb. www.asplantprotection.org.

09-11 November * BCPC CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION (relaunched), Glasgow, Scotland, UK. See: www.bcpc.org.

16-20 November * 18th BIENNIAL MEETING AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE, AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF INSECT SCIENTISTS, BURKINA FASO. * Contact: K. Diarra, Fac. Of Sci., Univ. C.A. Diop of Dakar, Box 5005, Dakar-Fann, SENEGAL. Kdiarra@ucad.sn.

(N) 26-28 November * 2ND INTERNATIONAL BIOPESTICIDE CONFERENCE (BICICON-2009), Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA. Contact: K. Sahayaraj, CPRC, St. Xavier’s Coll., Palayamkottai 627 002, Tamil Nadu, INDIA. biocicon2009@gmail.com. Fax: 91-462-256-1765. Voice: 91-462-256-0744.


(N) 05-07 January * INTERNATIONAL ADVANCES IN PESTICIDE APPLICATION 2010, Cambridge, UK. See: tinyurl.com


01-06 August * 9TH INTERNATIONAL MYCOLOGICAL CONGRESS, “The Biology of Fungi,” Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. * Contact: N. Cosgrove, IMC9, Elsevier, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, UK. N.Cosgrove@elsevier.com. Fax: 44-0-186-584-3958. Voice: 44-0-186-584-3297. www.imc9.info.


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

2013 (N) August * 11TH INTERNATIONAL FUSARIUM WORKSHOP being planned in conjunction with INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY 2013, Beijing, CHINA.

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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources

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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM

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U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

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IPMNET CALENDAR --- recent additions and revisions to a comprehensive global

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