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I. IPM News


U K-based CABI (also known as the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience Interna- tional) continues to globally roll out its networks of free "crop clinics," most recently in SRI LANKA, following the model successfully established in regions of Asia and countries in Latin America and Africa.

The clinics are organized to provide free information to growers for identifying and managing crop pest problems, and are operated by local technicians who regularly visit markets and small towns. The advisory clinics are patterned after health clinics for humans, according to CABI. In Sri Lanka, the "plant doctors," many of whom hold an agricultural diploma and collectively represent extensive experience, work in teams known as "permanent crop clinic committees." CABI estimates that around 25 percent are women.

The basic thrust revolves around helping growerspredominantly smallholders reduce reliance on, and expenditures for, pesticides while increasing crop yields and simultaneously boosting household income.

CABI provides support for the clinics initiative that are operated by national or local organizations. In Sri Lanka, the Department of Agriculture and Agrarian Service Department are involved, along with provincial authorities. -> E. Boa, head of the plant clinics initiative at CABI. E.Boa@cabi.org. excerpted, with thanks, from a CABI news release.

Special Section: Pests and Natural DisastersPart II

Following up the initial entry in the previous issue of IPMnet NEWS , here are several more information sources related to the impact of natural disasters on crop pests, their management, and pesticides.

* Research published by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation of AUSTRALIA, in March 2011, found that forest litter and debris on the ground following a cyclone that passed over a rainforest area "helped to minimize the spread of weeds." However, the study also found that "the variety of weed species and the size of their pop- ulations increased sharply after rainforest canopies were stripped bare by cyclonic winds." Recovery of the forest helped choke out many herbaceous weed species, but the "impact of larger woody shrubs and invasive vines will be felt for years to come." See: tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from the RIRDC website; thanks to D. Mussared for material.

* Scientists from the Swedish Univ. of Agric. Sciences studied population development of Ips typographus L. (spruce bark beetle) two summers after a severe storm that leveled most of a spruce forest in a nature reserve. More than 70 percent of wind-felled trees had been colonized by beetles and all remaining living trees had been killed. Colonization density was 3X higher on standing trees compared to downed trees. However, reproductive success was sharply decreased on standing trees. "Ips typographus Population Develop- ment After a Severe Storm in a Nature Reserve in Southern Sweden," Komonen, A., et al. * Jrnl. of Applied Entom. , 135(1-2), 132-141, February 2011. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated source.

* And then there is a related serious problem: floods, earthquakes, fires and other disasters can cause otherwise safely stored pesticides to become nightmare hazards. As the U.S. National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) website points out, damaged containers, spilled contents, and overwhelmed or inoperative drains can trigger contamination of drinking water as well as other damaging conditions. At www.npic.orst.edu/disaster.html the Center has compiled an extensive list of resources, divided between: (i) Disaster Pre- parednessPesticide Contamination, and (ii) Disaster ResponseCleanup and Recovery. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website; thanks to K. Buhl for information.

* Using three types of assessmentDNA fingerprinting, pollen fingerprinting, and atmos- pheric trajectory analysisa team of scientists identified an unexpected outbreak of the pest insect Anthonomus grandis (boll weevils) in a former eradication zone as having been blown into the area by Tropical Storm Erin in August 2007. The synchrony and broad geographic distribution of the captured weevils suggested that long-distance dispersal was responsible for the reinvasion. The weevils were traced to their distant site of origin. See: "Multidisciplinary Fingerprints: Forensic Reconstruction of an Insect Reinvasion," Kim, K.S., et al, in Jrnl. of the Royal Soc. Interface , 7, 677-686, 2010. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated paper; thanks also to T.W. Sappington for information.

* Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees , SUL 1, Revised 2008, a publication in the Sustainable Urban Landscapes series, devotes a section to "Insects and Diseases." Authors J. Iles and M. Gleason observe that "flood-stressed trees are prime candidates for attack by 'secondary organisms.' Several opportunistic disease-causing fungi and insects invade trees that are weakened or stressed." Drought is also strongly implicated as a stressor. While little is known about long-term flooding effects, the authors suggest that the "best approach to managing flood-stressed trees is to enhance their vigor by following proper tree maintenance and eliminating additional stresses." tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website; thanks also to P.C. Jepson for information.

See also: Flooding and its Effect on Trees, tinyurl.com regards climate change :

Climate-based potential distribution models can help adapt weed management programs to expected climate changes by: (i) classifying areas for the different types of weed management; (ii) supporting strategic control initiatives to prevent the spread of a weed; (iii) informing the reallocation of resources away from controlling a weed where climate suitability is expected to diminish in the future; and (iv) identi- fying opportunities for relatively inexpensive preventative management to be applied to minimize future weed impacts. excerpted, with thanks, from “Managing Invasive Weeds Under Climate Change: Considering the Current and Potential Future Distribution of Buddleja davidii,” Kriticos, D.J., et al, Weed Resch. , 51(1), 85-96, February 2011. Darren.Kriticos@csiro.au.

= IPM GLOBAL NOTES = * Grower field days and growers as teachers were shown to be two of the most im- portant factors in speeding up acceptance of the “push-pull technology” for crop protection in maize fields of Western Kenya. -> A.W. Murage, Alice_Murage@yahoo.com.

* Recent trials confirmed that by employing strip tillage and a winter cover crop growers can utilize seed treatments for mitigation of early-season thrips infestation. -> M.D. Toews, MToews@uga.edu.

* Researchers have developed a model for the uptake of pesticide into plants follow- ing application via drip irrigation. -> C.N. Legind, Chanl@env.dtu.dk.

* Plot results define optimum timing of preplant glyphosate application to manage Rhizoctonia root rot in barley. -> T.C. Paulitz, Paulitz@wsu.edu.

* If used judiciously, indigenous cover crops surveyed in a south eastern Australian vineyard showed potential for promoting abundance of natural enemies of a common pest insect. -> L.J. Thomson, LThom@unimelb.edu.au.

* In long term trials, weed competition depressed organically grown maize yield up to 76 percent and was more limiting than nitrogen availability in years with below average rainfall, but in years with above average rainfall nitrogen availability had a greater im- pact than weed competition. -> J.R. Teasdale, John.Teasdale@ars.usda.gov.

* A system using weather radar and other means to detect airborne pest insect immi- gration has been developed and is currently being refined. -> M. Leskinen, Matti.Leskinen@helsinki.fi.

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

= RECENTLY PUBLISHED INFORMATION = 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 {$} symbol indicates an item can be purchased, or that there may be charges for handling, postage, or both.


The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) now offers its free Plant Protection Thesaurus (EPPT) covering organisms important in agriculture and crop protection. Data includes: preferred (and other) scientific nomenclature; common names in many languages; taxonomic position; as well as other classifications. EPPO notes that, at present, about 28,000 plant species (wild plants, cultivated plants, and "weeds"), 19,200 animal species (especially insects, mites, and nematodes), and 4,300 microorganisms (including viruses) are listed in EPPT at eppt.eppo.org. The thesaurus includes core data files of the Bayer codes managed in EPPT by EPPO and now considered to be EPPO codes . A licensing arrangement is available for EPPT users who wish to incorporate EPPT core data into a separate information system. excerpted, with thanks, from the EPPO/EPPT website.


The NIGERIA-based Systemwide IPM program (SP-IPM) recently published "SP-IPM Technical Innovation Brief #12" focused on vegetable production within pro- tective structures which, according to author R. Srinivasan, reduces yield losses caused by pest insects, diseases, and some natural causes. The document, and other material, can be found on, and freely downloaded from, the program's website at www.spipm.cgiar.org. -> SP-IPM Secretariat, PMB 5320, Ibadan, NIGERIA. SP-IPM@cgiar.org. Voice: 234-2-751-7472, ext. 2293.


Health Canada and the national Pest Management Information Service have pub- lished spray drift mitigation information that includes a site-specific Buffer Zone Calculator (BZC) (Calculateur de Zone Tampon) in both English and French versions as well as a Glossary of Terms. BZC users first need to have the product label at hand for information (name and registration number), as well as know wind speed and direction, spray equipment configuration, plus other physical factors of the intended application site, all key information that will need to be entered into the calculator. The Glossary defines the terminology used by the BZC at: tinyurl.com or tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated websites; thanks also to CropPest Ontario 16(1), 12 May 2011, for information.


D.E. Taylor has prepared Pests of Field Crops In Southern Africa , a database of general information on pests associated with common field crops in the region, and their control www.pestsandcrops.com. The information is arranged under two head- ings: pests affecting many crops, and major crops and their pests. Clicking on any entry in either heading brings up detailed information with full color illustrations. Information for pest species includes: identification, life cycle, host plants, damage caused, and an extended discussion on control (management). The information is aimed at growers, technical field staff, and students, according to the website. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website.


A noxious weed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed), has migrated from its native range in North America into the temperate regions of Europe as well as Austral- asia. Not only is it an expensive problem for agriculture, it is a major cause of pollen- induced allergies. One of the prime results from a European project, "Strategies for Ambrosia Control," is a liberally illustrated and informative publication, Guidelines for Management of Common Ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia , by R.M. Buttenschon, et al. The 47-page report first profiles this troublesome weed and the resulting problems, but then provides a chapter discussing an extensive list of control methods. The authors then follow-up with another section on "Best-bet control strategies" based on results from the aforementioned project. Full color photos and other graphics enhance the 2009 report's overall impact and utility. The English version can be freely downloaded from tinyurl.com the French and German versions from tinyurl.com and tinyurl.com respectively. thanks to A-S. Roy and S. Brunel at EPPO for information .


Two recent videos, among those produced by the Extension Service at the Univ. of Wisconsin (USA), are "Winter Wheat Disease Risk Assessment: Early Season," and "Western Bean Cutworm - A Pest of Field and Sweet Corn," both freely available from tinyurl.com Topics discussed in the first video include key factors such as soil temperature, soil moisture, seed variety, and fungicides for seed treatment. excerpted, with thanks, from R.W. Schmidt at Wisconsin Crop Managemen t, ag_WCM_news@lists.uwex.edu.


A recently published fact sheet from the Pest Management Center at Agric. and Agri- Food Canada, Field Vegetable Production: Using Cover Crops for Weed Management (Production maraîchère : Utilisation des cultures de couverture pour la lutte intégrée contre les mauvaises herbes) is a comprehensive document bolstered by full color photos, several tables, and an extensive reference list. Cover crops can reduce the number of herbicide applications that otherwise might be needed. The document spells out the details for several cover cropping systems including comparative estimated cover crop costs. Both English and French versions of the fact sheet can be freely downloaded. See: tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website.


The government of Western Australia (WA) has launched PestFax , a periodic online newsletter serving as a reporting service on pests threatening crops and pastures across the grain growing region of WA. Editors P. Mangano and D. Severtson published issue 01 on 20 May 2011, in collaboration with the Grains Research & Development Corp., and the Australian National Invertebrate Pest Initiative centered at CSIRO. -> P.Mangano, PMangano@agric.wa.gov.au, or through PestFax@agric.wa.gov.au. Online at: tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from PestFax materials.


* The May 2011 edition of Fruit Fly News (no. 19) was published recently with an array of tephritid-related information. tinyurl.com The latest issue of the colorful, quarterly, and informative electronic Utah Pests Newsletter , Spring 2011, offers a variety of crop protection and related information. Subscription is free. tinyurl.com

* Crop protection related U.S. Agricultural Research Service articles appearing in recent issues of the journal Agricultural Research , at www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/, in either html or pdf format, include:

"Developing Biocontrols to Contain a Voracious Pest," 26 April 2011; "New Pairs of Compounds May Help Tree Nuts Fight Fungal Foe," 28 April 2011; "Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry," 17 May 2011. excerpted, with thanks, from the USDA-ARS website.

III. IPM Medley > Sorting Through the "In" Box


// Scientists at the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (Guam) received a federal grant to import, raise, and introduce the beneficial mite Neoseiulus californicus in an effort to help control a pest mite (Tetranychus marianae) that is attacking vegetable crops in Guam. -> G.V.P. Reddy, Reddy@uguam.ucg.edu.

// A U.S. firm now offers folding yellow sticky traps to meet the need for a trap that can be easily transported or shipped with captured specimens in tact. Details at: tinyurl.com -> AlphaScents, Inc., 7676 Tuttle Rd., Bridgeport, NY 13030, USA. sales@alphascents.com. Fax: 1-314-271-7297.

// Weed Pharm, an herbicide based on 20 percent non-synthetic acetic acid, has been approved for organic crop production. It is said to be the first "vinegar" herbicide to gain approval for food crops. -> Pharm Solutions, Inc., 2023 East Sim's Way, #350, Port Townsend, WA 98368, USA. www.pharmsolutions.com. Fax: 1-805-927-7501. Voice: 1-805-927-7500. info@certifiedorganicpesticides.com.

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 the end of this file). A {$} symbol indicates an item can be purchased or that there may be charges for handling, postage, or both. many thanks, Ed.


A recent title from the American Phytopathological Society combines a thorough treatise on managing turf-attacking pathogens, enhanced up by numerous illustrations, many in full color. A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides emphasizes manage- ment by chemicals and editor/authority R. Latin makes no apology for so doing noting that the 280-page volume is structured to provide "a comprehensive, current, and practi- cal resource" for anyone "interested in the practice and science of maintaining healthy turf with chemicals." Chapters cover fungicide modes of action, interactions, perform- ance research (and how to interpret it), and factors influencing performance. A stand- alone chapter addresses turf disease characteristics and control. The hardbound, 2010 volume was printed on coated paperstock for reading ease. A concluding section pre- sents 29 turf fungicide profiles. The primary target is golf course turf and its mainte- nance. The publication embodies a straight-forward nature and will doubtlessly be a useful adjunct for its target audience. {$} APS Press , 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. Voice: 1-651-454-7250. aps@scisoc.org. www.shopapspress.org .


As readers know, IPMnet NEWS regularly reports on longer publications related to IPM. These often fly under unexciting titles, and are written or edited by know- ledgeable individuals steeped in academic interest for furthering integrated pest management and thereby aiding the global progress in rational crop pest manage- ment. What follows, then, is a bit of a divergence.

The monograph in the spotlight is Crop Chemophobia, Will Precaution Kill the Green Revolution? , an unillustrated 161-page treatise aimed at disputing the motives of those expressing concerns with pesticide use in agriculture. If one can get past the subjective title, the text, including a chapter by one well known IPM authority, pre- sents some interesting information (and certainly viewpoints) on what obviously is a prickly but vitally important topic.

However, the hardbound 2011 volume, which emerged from a 2009 conference on "agri- cultural chemicals," inexplicably includes a chapter on "public health, environment, and human health," only distantly related, if at all, to crops, and, one could argue, a separate debate altogether. Then there are the unfortunate bits such as referring to "herbicides and pesticides" when in fact herbicides are just one of the numerous "-cides" that fall under the broad all-covering term "pesticides," along with some statements that are a little difficult to fathom: "Without herbicide technology to eliminate weeds, fertilizers would be assist- ing the invasive species that damage the crop," (page 137).

The editor is J. Entine, a former TV program producer (and Emmy award winner, no less) in the U.S. and the author/editor of Let Them Eat Precaution: How Politics is Undermining the Genetic Revolution in Agriculture in 2006. Few would disagree that the matter of pesticide usage in crop production is a timely, unquestionably contro- versial, and ever-shifting matter critical to agriculture worldwide, especially in view of sustaining yields needed to feed a steadily escalating population. Working to reduce reliance on (but not necessarily eliminate all) pesticides is a goal shared by many. It is clear that a large group of growers routinely apply products promoted to them in the name of greater efficiency, protection against a phalanx of pests, and increased yields. But it's likely there isn't a grower anywhere who, if they could be assured of the same yields and protection levels from all the pest species they face without resorting to chemical means, would gladly forsake pesticides' cost and exposure in a heartbeat.

Thus, taking an in-your-face approach against concerns with ongoing chemical use in agriculture is hardly likely to win sustained applause from just about any sector, nor garner any more Emmies. {$} -> American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1150 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. Voice: 1-202-862-5800. www.aei.org. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication.


B.D. Booth, et al, authors of the 2003 volume Weed Ecology in Natural and Agri- cultural Systems , in 2010 published a 2nd edition now retitled Invasive Plant Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems. Chapters that focused solely on experimental methods were removed and chapters added that cover newer fields (their pun) of landscape and molecular ecology. The softbound work offers greater coverage of invasive plant biology and is printed in a larger format with illustrations and design elements in two colors throughout. A print box listing the concepts to be covered begins each chapter. Text and visuals present examples taken from around the world. Chapters conclude with an individual reference list.The 220-page work includes in- dexes for both species and subjects, and is part of CABI's 'modular texts' series. {$} -> CABI, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8DE, UK. cabi@cabi.org. Fax: 44-0-1491-833508. www.cabi.org.

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


Phytopathology """"""""""""" “Satellite Remote Sensing of Wheat Infected by Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus,” Mirik, M., et al. * Plant Dis ., 95(1), 04-12, January 2011.

“Effects of Different Potato Cropping System Approaches and Water Management on Soilborne Diseases and Soil Microbial Communities,” Larkin, R.P., et al. * Phytopath. , 101(1), 58-67, January 2011.

Weed Science / Invasives """""""""""""""""""""""""" “Evaluation of Post-emergence Herbicides for the Control of Wild Oat (Avena fatua L.) in Wheat and Barley in Argentina,” Scursoni, J.A., et al. * Crop Prot ., 30(1), 18-23, January 2011.

“Predicting Herbicidal Plant Mortality with Mobile Photosynthesis Meters,” Kempenaar, C., et al. * Weed Rsrch. , 51(1), 12-22, February 2011.

Entomology """"""""""""" “Coordinated Pest Management Decisions in the Presence of Management Extern- alities: The Case of Greenhouse Whitefly in California-grown Strawberries,” McKee, G.J. * Agric. Syst. , 104(1), 94-103, January 2011.

“Insect Attraction to Synthetic Herbivore-induced Plant Volatile-treated Field Crops,” Simpson, M., et al. * Agric. and For. Entom. , 13(1), 45-57, February 2011.

Transgenics """""""""" “The Role of Transgenic Crops in Sustainable Development,” Park, J.R., et al. * Plant Biotech. Jrnl. , 9(1), 02-21, January 2011.

“Effect of Bt Genetic Engineering on Indirect Defense in Cotton via a Tritrophic Interaction,” Moraes, M.C.B., et al. * Transgenic Rsrch ., 20(1), 01-22, February 2011.

Nematology """""""""" “Management of the Root-knot Nematode Meloidogyne incognita on Tomato with Combinations of Different Biocontrol Organisms,” Hashem, M., and K.A. Abo-Elyousr. * Crop Prot. , 30(3), 285-292, March 2011.

Vertebrates """""""""""" “Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Farmers on Rodent Pests and their Manage- ment in the Lowlands of the Sierra Madre Biodiversity Corridor, Philippines,” Stuart, A.M., et al. * Crop Prot. , 30(2), 147-154, February 2011.

General """"""""" “Agronomic and Economic Assessment of Intensive Pest Management of Dry Bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris ),” Pynenburg, G.M., et al . * Crop Prot. , 30(3), 340-348, March 2011.

“Molecular Identification of Predation by Carabid Beetles on Exotic and Native Slugs in a Strawberry Agroecosystem,” Eskelson, M.J., et al . * Biol. Control , 56(3), 245-253, March 2011.

“From Integrated Pest Management to Indiscriminate Pesticide Use in Kazakhstan,” Toleubayev, K., et al . * Jrnl. of Sust. Agric. , 35(4), 350-375, 2011.

V . U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM-CRSP) - New information on the IPM-CRSP website


* A 13-minute video "SOS Mangues" describes the efforts of a multi-national team in combating the problem of Ceratitis cosyra (mango fruitfly) in SENEGAL. The video, in French, is at tinyurl.com A variety of Candidatus Liberibacter an insect-transmitted bacterium that causes a plant disease affecting potato, tomato, and pepper plants, previously was confined to Central America and western parts of North America, but has now been identified in NEW ZEALAND. Officials are being urged to take steps to prevent the further spread of this disease. Univ. of Arizona (USA) scientist J.K. Brown created a document for the IPM CRSP, highlighting information relating to the bacteria and the insect (in the Psyllid family of the order Hemiptera) that transmits it. The file for "Candidatus Liberibacter A New Type of Bacteria Associated with Psyllids and Plants"can be freely downloaded from tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from the IPM-CRSP website.

VII. IPMnet CALENDARUpdate > (N)ew or [R]evised Entries for the IPMnet CALENDAR


1. The IPMnet CALENDAR Update , 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 designed for user convenience. The IPMnet CALENDARUpdate section appears in each IPMnet NEWS issue.

3. IPMnet NEWS welcomes information about future events, or revisions, at IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. Information listed in the I PMnet CALENDARUpdate was supplied by, and collected from, various sources; IPMnet greatly appreciates all cooperation. Note: websites listed herein are current as of publication of this issue of IPMnet NEWS , but may be subject to change.

(N)ewly Listed, or [R]evised Entries: as of 01 June 2011



18-22 July * INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: PRODUCTION OF BIOCON- TROL AGENTS (Trichoderma & Pseudomonas), Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore, INDIA. Info: tinyurl.com

04-08 September * PR-PROTEINS AND INDUCED RESISTANCE AGAINST PATHOGENS AND INSECTS, "Molecular Biology Meets Application," Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND. Info: www2.unine.ch B. Mauch, Brigitte.Mauch@unine.ch.

(N) 13-16 September * WORKING GROUP MEETING, INTEGRATED CON- TROL OF PLANT FEEDING MITES, Cesky Krumlov, CZECH REPUBLIC. Info: E. Palevsky, Dept. of Entomology, ARO, MOA, PO Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, ISRAEL. Palevsky@volcani.agri.gov.il. tinyurl.com

25-28 September * WORKING GROUP MEETING, INTEGRATED PRO- TECTION IN FIELD VEGETABLES, Kristianstad, SWEDEN. Info: R. Meadow, Richard.Meadow@bioforsk.no. tinyurl.com

04-10 October * WORKING GROUP MEETING, INTEGRATED CONTROL IN OILSEED CROPS, Gottingen, GERMANY. Info: B. Koopman, BKoopma@gwdg.de. tinyurl.com

19-21 October * 4th INTERNATIONAL BIOFUMIGATION AND BIO- PESTICIDES SYMPOSIUM, Saskatoon, SK, CANADA. events@agwest.sk.ca. tinyurl.com

08-10 November * WORKING GROUP, PESTICIDES AND BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS, Marbella, SPAIN. Info: J.P. Jansen, labecotox@cra.wallonie.be.


30 November * ADVANCES IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, Marston, Lincs., UK. Info: tinyurl.com

07-10 May * 5th MEETING OF THE IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT FOR FUNCTIONAL BIODIVERSITY, Lleida, SPAIN. Info: S. Compte, iobc.2012.lleida@700.udl.cat. Fax: 34-973- 003552.

[R] 18-21 June * new information * 8th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON GRAPEVINE TRUNK DISEASES, Valencia, SPAIN. Info: L. Mugnai, DIBA-Patologia Vegetale, P. le delle Cascine 28, 50144 Firenze, ITALY. Laura.Mugnai@unifi.it. www.icgtd.org/8IWGTD.html.

(N) 30 July-03 August * 8th MEETING OF TEPHRITID WORKERS OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, Panama City, PANAMA. Info: PLiedo@ecosur.mx.

(N) 17-20 September * 7th AUSTRALASIAN SOILBORNE DISEASES SYMPOSIUM, Freemantle, AUSTRALIA. Info: S. Brown, PO Box 108, Kenmore, QLD 4069, AUSTRALIA. Sally.Brown@uq.net.au. Voice: 61-7-3201-2808. tinyurl.com

25-28 November * 19th AUSTRALASIAN PLANT PATHOLOGY SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND. Info: P. Williamson, PO Box 4674, Toowoomba East, QLD 4350, AUSTRALIA. Voice: 61-4632-0467. tinyurl.com



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

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