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July / August 2010, Issue no. 180
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

I. News About IPM

UK FUNDS 32 CROP PROTECTION PROJECTS

In a tangible affirmation that the UK aims to help its agriculture sector cope with challenges posed by new EU pesticide regulations, 32 innovative applied crop protection research projects received monetary awards through the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) totaling 13.5 million GBP (approx. US.4 million), according to a 01 July 2010 news release from the TSB (www.innovateuk.org).

TSB announced that funds were awarded to projects submitted by consortia during a recent competition, activities that, for example, address research and development of weed mapping to boost precision farming, biofumigation approaches for management of soil-borne pathogens, and improved breeding for disease resistance in Hordeum vulgare (barley).

The 32 selected projects are anticipated to evolve new technologies to not only help growers adapt to the EU’s potential withdrawal of current crop protection products, but to also support broader aims of the TSB’s recently established “Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform." A TSB officer noted that the platform “aims to bring government, business and researchers together to stimulate the development of new technologies that will increase food productivity, while decreasing the environmental impact of the food and farming industries.”

M. Abram, writing in Farmers Weekly Interactive (FWI), points out that “more than half of the projects are aimed at helping either potato growers or the horticultural sector, which has been hit hard by the new pesticide legislation,” www.fwi.co.uk/articles/.

The consortia represent growers, the crop protection industry, and other commercial interests, while funding comes from the TSB, the Dept. For Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Scottish government, and the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board. –excerpted, with thanks, from a TSB news release, and from FWI (06 July 2010); thanks, also, to BCPC News, for information.

NETWORK FOR INFORMATION SHARING MARKS FIRST DECADE

Ten years ago a small group of dedicated crop protection specialists founded PestNet, and continue to successfully conduct this expanding email-based network designed to serve the Asian-Pacific region and beyond by providing a channel for crop pest-related information dissemination and sharing.

The mailing list connects the 900 current subscribers, who send images of pests for tentative identification, as well as exchange ideas for, or solutions to, crop pest problems, based on their experiences. The network taps into a reservoir of practical communal knowledge represented by the members.

The PestNet website www.pestnet.org includes an important guide for individuals wishing to contribute information, an extensive catalogue of summaries of messages exchanged arranged by key elements, and a useful search feature. A pest identification form is currently in development. Interested parties are invited to join PestNet by sending an email including name, institution(s), and specific crop interests to: pestnet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

PestNet's founders/management committee members also helped to establish a similar service in the Caribbean–CariPestNetand would like to do more for Africa, possibility in tandem with an African-based organization. -> G. Jackson, Chair, PestNet, 24 Alt St., Queens Park, NSW 2022, AUSTRALIA. Fax: 61-2-9387-8004. Voice: 61-2-9387-8030. GJackson@zip.com.au. excerpted, with thanks, from the PestNet website and other sources.

AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES GRAINS IPM PROJECT

A broad project including field trials and workshops is underway to investigate and develop integrated pest management in the Australian grains industry across several states, according to a Western Australia (WA) Dept. of Agric. and Food news release.

The workshops are designed to improve grain growers’ ability to recognize and distinguish between pest and beneficial organisms and to explore a variety of management options as alternatives to routine prophylactic application of pesticides without first monitoring pest levels. The frequent use of insecticides, for instance, increases selection pressure on pest insects to develop resistance to pesticides.

Two large IPM field trials have begun in WA as well as at other sites in South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales. The Univ. of Western Australia is leading the project together with the WA Dept. of Agric. and Food, and CSIRO, with support funding from the Grains Research and Development Corp., as part of the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative. -> G.P. Mangano, voice: 61-8-9368-3753. Peter.Mangano@agric.wa.gov.au. –excerpted, with thanks, from a WA Dept. of Agric. and Food news release; thanks also to S. Lloyd for information.

AN HONOR NO ONE WILL WANT

This year being lazy and sloppy about spraying pesticides in Ontario Province (Canada), and the spray drift that might result, could earn some hapless soul the dubious distinction of being selected as “Ontario’s Worst Sprayer Operator.” If so judged–and the nomination forms are out there–it means the person is a “hazard to everyone with crop growing around the fields” or roadsides the winner has sprayed, according to H. Spieser, an engineer with the Ontario Ministry of Agric. Food & Rural Affairs, and originator of the "OWSO competition."

In the 06 July 2010 issue of the online newsletter CropPest Ontario tinyurl.com Dr. Spieser writes that, while there is ample current information for procedures sprayer operators should employ to manage, if not avoid, spray drift, “it is obvious that the message is not getting through” based on numerous spray drift incidents already reported in the region this year.

Sprayer operators should be getting smarter, no matter the new products that are introduced, as application still involves forcing liquid through a nozzle to produce droplets that are then distributed across a target area. “The continuing incidence of off-target spray drift,” Spieser declares, “is upsetting.” Contractors who spray roadsides or right-of-ways are also prime candidates for the OWSO title.

Spieser has listed “Things We Know,”15 basic facts about spraying, information he believes every operator should know very well and take into careful account. Even so, when off-target spray drift occurs there are many excuses given, but “there are no reasons” that it should happen, says Spieser.

Winner of the onerous title will become famous for all the wrong reasons, as spray drift can lead to monetary penalties, legal charges, and quite often sour relations with neighbors or a community. Spieser's initiative has put sprayer operation across Ontario in the spotlight during 2010. Operator actions will ultimately influence who faces being singled out for the honor no one wants. -> H. Spieser, PO Box 400, Ridgetown, ON N02C0, CANADA. Voice: 1-519-674-1618. Helmut.Spieser@ontario.ca. –excerpted, with thanks, from H. Spieser and from CropPest Ontario.

= IPM GLOBAL NOTES =

* A global database of terrestrial seeds unintentionally transported via clothing, equipment, or animals associated with tourism revealed that, of seeds from over 750 plant species collected , 15 percent were internationally recognized environmental weeds. -> C. Pickering, C.Pickering@griffith.edu.au.

* The International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants (IOBC) is considering shortening its name to The International Organi- zation for Biological Control so as to be more inclusive of biocontrol of plant pathogens. -> IOBC Global Newsletter, 87, June 2010.

* A web-based information system developed in the U.S. State of Washington proved useful to tree fruit growers implementing IPM programs during 2008. -> V.P. Jones, VPJones@wsu.edu.

* Studies in Brazil confirmed that reducing within-row density of Phaseolus vulgaris (common bean) plants while maintaining a between row distance of 0.5 m decreased white mold impact caused by Sclerotina sclerotiorum. -> R.F. Vieira, RFVieira@epamig.br.

* Lab trials demonstrated the high toxicity of several organic-compatible natural insecticides on four beneficial arthropod species used for biocontrol of aphids. -> J.P. Jansen, labecotox@cra.wallonie.be.


II. IPM Information Resources > Recently Published Information Materials > Other Recently Published Items

IPMnet NEWS welcomes information about websites, publications, CD/DVDs, or videos focused on, or related to, crop IPM, crop protection, or invasive species. Please send a review copy of the material to the postal address at end of this file; or, send the URL to: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. A {$} indicates an item can be purchased, or that there may be charges for handling and postage, or both.

= RECENTLY PUBLISHED INFORMATION MATERIALS =

MANAGING TEPHRITID FRUIT FLIES IN AFRICA The fourth addition to the Systemwide Program on Integrated Pest Management (SP-IPM) Technical Innovation Brief series is Rid Fruits and Vegetables in Africa of Notorious Fruit Flies, an illustrated two-page information publication. Following a discussion of background, the brief, prepared by S. Ekesi, et al,delves into five methods to suppress/manage tephritid fruit flies including: baiting, male annihilation, biocontrol, cultural control, and IPM. The document can be freely downloaded from: tinyurl.com -> I. Hoeschle-Zeledon, SP-IPM, IITA, Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Rd., Croydon CR9 3EE, UK. SP-IPM@cgiar.org. www.spipm.cgiar.org. WATCHING RESISTANCE HAPPEN

Weed scientists at Purdue Univ. (USA) have assembled an interesting video using time-lapse photography to visually depict and compare over time the physical reactions to application of glyphosate herbicide by susceptible and resistant Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed) biotypes. The 2 minute 16 second video, posted on You Tube at tinyurl.com is accompanied by a critically important voice/over narrative because the images on the screen are the reverse of what one might expect. The resistant biotype curls its leaves and shows other typical pre-necrosis characteristics while the susceptible plant appears to be nearly unaffected. The narrative explains that there was a limitation on how long the time-lapse process could run; if it had been feasible to film over a longer time period the eventual demise of the susceptible plant would have become clear. G. Nice, who was part of the project, further explained that the growing point of the resistant plant remained viable, despite the havoc wrought to many of its leaves and other parts. The video helps to illustrate some of the in-field challenges growers face in grappling with weeds imbued with resistance to a popular and generally very effective herbicide. excerpted, with thanks, from Purdue Univ. materials, You Tube, and G. Nice.

IPM AND BRAZIL IN THE SPOTLIGHT

With focus on Brazil, a periodic Portuguese-language newsletter publishes timely IPM information. INFO MEP GROVENA has provided nearly two decades of "informativo do manejo ecologico de pragas" to an ever expanding global audience in both hard copy and online formats, from its base in Brazil. Each issue presents a feature article, accompanied by numerous full color illustrations as well as shorter items and other material. The publication is a product of Gravena Ltda., with extensive input from S. Gravena, backed up by a group of editors and collaborators. A dozen private crop protection-related firms help support the enterprise. -> S. Gravena, CP 546, CEP 14870-990, Jaboticabal, SP, BRAZIL. Gravena@gravena.com.br. www.gravena.com.br.

= OTHER RECENTLY PUBLISHED MATERIALS =

* Selected new information from the Canadian Pest Management Center's Pesticide Risk Reduction Program, Implementation Projects underway include: BP109-020 Management of onion thirps with biopesticides; Lutte contre les thrips de l'oignon a l'aide de biopesticides; BP109-030 Management of downy mildew on cucumber with biopesticides; Lutte contre le mildou du concombre a l'aide be biopesticides; BP109-060 Evaluation of biopesticides for apple scab management in Canada; Evaluation des biopesticides pour lutter contre la tavelure du pommier au Canada. See: tinyurl.com and search the alphabetical listing. excerpted, with thanks, from the PMC website.

* Specialists at the Univ. of Wisconsin (USA) have prepared a series of fact sheets for management of invasive plants in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Each sheet summarizes key characteristics for correctly identifying a noxious species, plus critical information for evolving management strategy and tactics. Files for the fact sheets can be accessed at tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from Wisconsin Crop Manager, 01 July 2010. * Recent crop-protection related U.S. Agricultural Research Service news releases, found at www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/ for 2010 include:

"A New Way to Use Herbicides: To Sterilize, Not Kill Weeds," 05 May; "New Agreement Takes Aim at Potato Pest and its Disease-Causing Cohort," 14 May; "Scientists Release Biocontrol for Waterhyacinth," 18 May; "Uncovering the Mystery of a Major Threat to Wheat," 01 June; "Tapping into Sorghum's Weed Fighting Capabilities to Give Growers More Options," 15 June; "Pear Pest's 'Come Hither' Identified," 02 July; excerpted, with thanks, from the USDA-ARS website.


III. IPM Medley > Equipment, Products, Processes, Services > Professional Opportunities

= EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, SERVICES = A Simple and Effective Trap

The Canadian province of Ontario has set up a Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) trap network to detect peak adult moth flights of this noxious maize and dry bean pest, and thus help guide field scouting and timing of management activities. The network depends on a key device, a relatively simple trap de- veloped by a field crop entomologist. The trap is fashioned from an inexpensive plastic jug (approx. 1 U.S. gallon) with cap, a pheromone lure, and a quantity of anti-freeze liquid. A pheromone lure dangling below the jug's cap entices adult Richia albicosta (WBC) to enter openings cut into the sides of the jug. A reservoir of antifreeze in the jug's bottom captures the arriving moths. The traps are sus- pended on wooden stakes positioned near crop fields. For extensive construction and operation details and illustrations see tinyurl.com -> T. Baute, Tracey.Baute@ontario.ca.

= PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES = STATE WEED COORDINATOR, Lakewood, CO, USA * Lead an organized and coordinated effort to stop the spread of noxious weeds; build local coalitions; coordinate efforts of private and public sectors to implement action plans; analyze, formulate, and draft statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; responsible for budgetary oversight; communicate with all stakeholders. * REQUIRES: BS in a relevant biological science; minimum of four years experience in natural resource management, including supervisory activity. * Contact for information: E. Lane, voice: 1-303-239-4182. See: tinyurl.com for more information.

APPLIED ENTOMOLOGIST, Crawley, WA, AUSTRALIA * Build a research, teaching, and training program to develop an understanding of interactions between insects, plants, and their environment; develop research in entomology and IPM that attract researchers and students; assure strong communication that delivers research output to growers and other stakeholders; provide leadership for IPM for Australian broad-acre cropping systems; foster a strong culture of research, training, and extension. * REQUIRES: PhD in applied entomology; strong track record in research; innovative leadership qualities; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; desirable to have in-depth knowledge of grains industry, ability to shape partnerships with grower groups, and working experience in higher education. * CONTACT: See: www.jobs.uwa.edu.au. Director, HR, Univ. of Western Australia, M350, 35 Stirling Hwy., Crawley, WA 6009, AUSTRALIA. Jobs@uwa.edu.au. More information from: K. Siddique, Kadambot.Siddique@uwa.edu.au. PATHOLOGY RESEARCH SPECIALIST, Fargo, ND, USA * Provide research technical support in various aspects of wheat rusts; take part in lab, greenhouse, and field experiments; assist with design, planning, and implementation of research; collect and record data; supervise and train students; coordinate with academics and collaborating institutions. * REQUIRES: BS (MS preferred) in plant pathology, or related discipline; computer skills; knowledge of statistical analysis; effective inter- personal skills; ability to supervise hourly personnel; pesticide certification license (can be obtained on the job); farm equipment experience. * CONTACT: M. Acevedo, NDSU Dept. 7660, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050, USA. Marcelis.Acevedo@ndsu.edu. Fax: 1-701-231-7851. Voice: 1-701-231-8051.


IV. IPM-Related Publications > Books, Other Longer Publications

IPMnet NEWS will gladly mention publications focused on, or related to, crop plant IPM, pest management, crop protection 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.

A {$} symbol indicates a publication can be purchased, or that there may be a charge for handling and postage, or both.

AUSTRALIAN CROP PROTECTION SERIES Australia's CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) operates CSIRO Publishing, an independent science and technology publisher, which has published a number of highly informative crop protection titles in the last three years. The most recent (April 2010) offering, edited by D. Persley, et al, is DISEASES OF VEGETABLE CROPS IN AUSTRALIA, a hardbound, 304-page "diagnostic guide and key reference for diseases affecting crops in Australia," according to the CSIRO Publishing website www.publish.csiro.au. Australian plant pathologist G. Jackson has written that the "the volume is superbly illustrated, and the notes on the diseases, short and clear .... following the format of cause, symptoms, source of infection and spread, importance and management." Dr. Jackson also notes that the publication has importance beyond Australia because "so many crops are covered that are grown worldwide," suffering impacts of many diseases.

Other Recent Titles from CSIRO Publishing:

DISEASES OF FRUIT CROPS IN AUSTRALIA, 2009, 288 pages, hardbound, full color illustrations, edited by T. Cooke, et al, www.publish.csiro.au/pid/6055.htm;

WEED MANAGEMENT FOR ORGANIC FARMERS, GROWERS AND SMALLHOLDERS, A Complete Guide, 2008, 272 pages, softbound, full color photos, by G. Davies, et al, www.publish.csiro.au/nid/18/pid/5958.htm;

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR CROPS AND PASTURES, 2008, 136 pages, softbound, color illustrations, by P. Horne and J. Page, www.publish.csiro.au/nid/18/pid/5840.htm;

PESTS OF FIELD CROPS AND PASTURES, Identification and Control, 2007, 528 pages, hardbound, color illustrations, by P.T. Bailey, www.publish.csiro.au/nid/18/pid/3165.htm.

{$} -> CSIRO Publishing, PO Box 1139, Collingwood, VIC 3066, AUSRALIA. Fax: 61-3-9662-7555. Voice: 61-3-9662-7500. excerpted, with thanks, from the CSIRO Publishing website; thanks also to G. Jackson and PestNet for information.

THE NUMBER ONE SUGAR BEET DISEASE

A 2010 monograph from the American Phytopathological Society is said to be the first publication to combine information from both past and current research surrounding the most important foliar disease of Beta vulgaris (sugar beet), CERCOSPORA LEAF SPOT of Sugar Beet and Related Species. Editors R.T. Lartey, et al, note that CLS has been "a persistent problem for the beet sugar industry since the causal agent Cercospora beticola was first described in 1876." The 304-page publication, first formally proposed in 2006: I) introduces Cercospora; II) delves into its biology; and, III) devotes an extensive section to its management. A nearly 50 person strong contingent of international authorities contributed 23 chapters within the three broad sections. Traditional and novel breeding for host plant resistance, and IPM and related concepts are thoroughly discussed. The hardbound work includes 14 color and 76 black/white illustrations and is printed on coated paperstock. See: www.shopapspress.org (scroll down lefthand column). {$} APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. Voice: 1-651-454-7250.

FUMIGATION MANUAL

Vol. 9 in the Pesticide Application Compendium from the Univ. of California is FIELD FUMIGATION, the official study guide for applicator examinations required by California. The 2009, illustrated, 121-page volume was prepared by S. Cohen, and is pub. no. 9005, in English. The title is available for purchase only as a download. See: anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu {$} ANR Communication Svcs., 1301 S. 46th St., Bldg. 478 - MC 3580, Richmond CA 94804, USA. Voice: 1-510-665-2195.


V. IPM-Related Research/Technical Articles > Journal Special Issues > Selected Titles

= FEATURED PAPER =

Canadian scientists undertook an in-depth comparative study of the relative ecological impact of "organic" and "conventional" insecticides, based on environmental quotient, effect on natural enemy species, and efficacy under specific field conditions. In their paper, "Choosing Organic Pesticides over Synthetic Pesticides May Not Effectively Mitigate Environmental Risk in Soybeans," C.A. Bahlai, et al, generated data that challenge the assumption that "organic" products, when applied in effective rates, are always more environmentally benign than "conventional." -> PLoS ONE, 5(6), e11250, June 2010, www.plosone.org. excerpted, with thanks, from PLoS ONE; thanks also to R.H. Hallett.

= RECENT JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES =

~ The Journal of Applied Entomology has published its June 2010, vol. 134 (5), as a special issue devoted to the International Working Group on Ostrinia and Other Maize Pests (IWGO), and offers: an editorial, a perspective, a review article, and 10 original articles.

~ Papers from the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Biocontrol Conference, “Emerging Themes, Future Prospects (2008)" are featured in a March 2010 special issue of Biological Control, 52(3), as edited by G. Gurr, et al.

~ A June 2010 Supplement to Phytopathology, 100(6S), contains nine sections and more than 200 pages of Abstracts from numerous U.S. national and regional meetings during 2009 and 2010, at tinyurl.com

= SELECTED TITLES =

Selections from current literature, by subject area, in chronological order. IPMnet NEWS will gladly provide the physical address and email, as available, for first authors of the following titles, as requested from: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu.

Phytopathology """"""""""""""""" “Roadmap for Future Research on Plant Pathogen Effectors,” Alfano, J.R. * MOLEC. PLANT PATH., 10(6), 805-813, November 2009.

“Effect and Underlying Mechanisms of Pea-cereal Intercropping on the Epidemic Development of Ascochyta Blight,” Schoeny, A., et al. * JRNL. OF EURO. PLANT PATH., 126(3), 317-331, March 2010.

Weed Science / Invasives """"""""""""""""""""""""""" “Parasitic Plant Management in Sustainable Agriculture,” Rubiales, D., et al. * WEED RESCH., 49(s1), 01-05, November 2009.

“Integrating Herbicide Use and Perennial Grass Revegetation to Suppress Weeds in Noncrop Areas,” Wilson, R.G., et al. * INVAS. PLANT SCI. MGMT., 3(1), 81-92, January-March 2010.

“Manipulating Crop Row Orientation to Suppress Weeds and Increase Crop Yield,” Borger, C.P.D., et al. * WEED SCI., 58(2), 174-178, April-June 2010.

Entomology """"""""""""" “Potential of Entomopathogenic Fungi in Insecticide Resistance Manage- ment (IRM): A Review,” Ambethgar, V. * JRNL. OF BIOPEST., 2(2), 177-193, December 2009.

“Biological Control of Arthropod Pests Using Banker Plant Systems: Past Progress and Future Directions,” Frank, S.D. * BIOL. CONTROL, 52(1), 08-16, January 2010.

“Characterising Insect Plant Host Relationships Facilitates Understanding Multiple Host Use,” Manners, A.G., et al. * ARTHROPOD-PLANT INTERACT., 4(1), 7-17, March 2010.

Transgenics """""""""""" “A Synthesis of Laboratory and Field Studies on the Effects of Transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Maize on Non-target Lepidoptera,” Lang, A., and M. Otto. * ENTOMOLOGIA ET EXP. APPLI., 135(2), 121-134, May 2010.

Nematology """""""""'''''" “Nematicidal Activity of Monoterpenoids Against the Root-knot Nematode Meloidogyne incognita,” Echeverrigaray, S., et al. * PHYTOPATH., 100(2), 199-203, February 2010.

Vertebrates """""""""""" “Efficacy and Attractiveness of Zinc Phosphide Bait in Common Voles (Microtus arvalis),” Jacob, J., et al. * PEST MGMT. SCI., 66(2), 132-136, February 2010.

“Modern Approaches for the Biological Control of Vertebrate Pests: An Australian Perspective,” Saunders, G., et al. * BIOL. CONTROL, 52(3), 288-295, March 2010.

General """"""""" “Sex Pheromones and their Impact on Pest Management,” Witzgall, P., et al. * JRNL. OF CHEM. ECOL., 36(1), 80-100, January 2010.

“Defence Mechanisms of Brassicaceae: Implications for Plant-Insect Interactions and Potential for Integrated Pest Management. A Review,” Ahuja, I., et al. * AGRON. FOR SUSTAIN. DEVEL., 30(2), 311-348, April-June 2010.


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

Wide Ranging Website Revamped

The Program has remade its website at www.oired.vt.edu offering both fundamental facts, as well as general information, about the pro- gram's aims, selected achievements, sub-divisions, and structure. A pull-down menu under the heading of "What We Do" provides insights into goals and objectives, projects undertaken, and answers to "frequently asked questions."

For example, in response to a query on genetically modified crops the Program stance is that GM crops "play an important role in increasing production of food and fiber," and that the IPM-CRSP "abides by the rules and regulations governing GM crops in participating countries as well as by the rules set by the U.S. Agency for International Development."

The website sets forth a list of success stories for Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. The underlying element in each case is that collaborative research has yielded useful advances in crop production, frequently with decreased emphasis on use of pesticides. Gender workshops, such as the 2009 event at Baguineda, MALI, helps empower women, and can lead to a higher living standard.

A 'featured article' (in the site's right-hand column) is linked to the above mentioned Mali workshop, in that USAID recently selected the CRSP to manage a program that will promote agriculture-led growth, increase rural incomes, and help reduce hunger in Mali. One element will focus on improving tomato production. Also, the program will provide pesticide safety training to Ministry of Agriculture personnel, extension agents, and farmers.

The new website is an easily navigated, fairly compact, and extensive view of the IPM-CRSP, it's focus, organization, activities, and accomplishments.


VII. IPMnet CALENDARUpdate > IPMnet CALENDAR (N)ew or (R)evised Entries

NOTES:

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

2. The IPMnet CALENDAR, Latest Complete Version, can be requested any time from IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. It is also online at www.pestinfo.org/calendar.php3 courtesy of International Society for Pest Information (ISPI) executive director, B. Zelazny. The latter site includes features intended for user convenience. The IPMnet CALENDARUpdate section 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 15 July 2010

2010

(N) 23-25 August * RHIZOSPHERE SIGNALING, Summer School, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Info: www.graduateschool-eps.info. H.J. Bouwmeester, Harro.Bouwmeester@wur.nl.

(N) 29 September-01 October * BIOPESTICIDE INDUSTRY ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING, Sacramento, CA, USA. Info: B. Stoneman, BStoneman@biopesticideindustryalliance.org. Voice: 1-202-36-4602. www.biopesticideindustryalliance.org.

(N) 13-15 October * WESTERN FORUM ON PEST MANAGEMENT, Lethbridge, AL, CANADA. Info: www.westernforum.org.

(N) 21 October * DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PESTICIDE APPLICATION MACHINERY, Marston, Lincolshire, UK. Info: tinyurl.com 02-05 November * 15TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES AND EMISSIONS REDUCTION, Orlando, FL, USA. Info: MBAO, 6556 N. Dolores Ave., Fresno, CA 93711-1366, USA. www.mbao.org. Gobenauf@agresearch.nu. Voice: 1-559-449-9035.

(N) 07-08 December * WHAT MAKES AN ALIEN INVASIVE? RISK AND POLICY RESPONSES, Edinburgh, UK. Info: tinyurl.com 14 December * ADVANCES IN NEMATOLOGY, London, UK. Info: tinyurl.com 09 February * INTERACTION OF PESTICIDE APPLICATION AND FORMULATION ON RESIDUES IN FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, Jealott’s Hill, Berkshire, UK. Info: tinyurl.com

27 March-01 April * 8TH WORKSHOP OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SUGAR CANE TECHNOLOGISTS, Reduit, MAURITIUS. Info: S. Ganeshan, Entom. Dept., MSIRI, Reduit, MAURITIUS. Seelavarn.Ganeshan@msiri.mu. Fax: 230-454-1971. Voice: 230-454-1061.

(N) 29 August-02 September * 9TH INTERNATIONAL IOBC/WPRS WORKSHOP ON POME FRUIT DISEASES, Hasselt, BELGIUM. Info: P. Creemers, Proefcenturm Fruitteelt vzw, Fruittuinweg 1, B-3800, Sint-Truiden, BELGIUM. Voice: 32-116-97080. Piet.Creemers@pcfruit.be.

(N) 25-30 September * 23rd ASIAN-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE, "Weed Management in a Changing World," Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA. Info: S. Ford, Eventcorp, PO Box 3873, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, AUSTRALIA. www.apwss2011.com. Fax: 61-07-3334-4499. Voice: 61-07-3334-4470. SFord@eventcorp.com.au.

2012

[R] 27-29 March * New information * 7th INTERNATIONAL IPM SYMPOSIUM, Memphis, TN, USA. Info: E. Wolff, Conferences & Institutes, OCE, 901 W. University Ave., Suite 101, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA. Fax: 1-217-333-9561. Voice: 1-217-333-2880. Wolff1@illinois.edu. www.ipmcenters.org/ipmsymposium12/.

2013

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

2014

(N) 09-13 August * AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Minneapolis, MN, RI, USA. Info: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. BFord@scisoc.org. Fax: 1-651-454-0755. Voice: 1-651-454-3848. www.apsnet.org.


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