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March 2012, Issue no. 193
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I. IPM News

IPM: CHOICES, VISION, SUPPORT IPM has always involved informed decisions and deliberate choices. Now a recent paper by two U.S. IPM scientists casts a bright light on a second level and, perhaps, even more visionary if complex set of IPM choices.

In their article, "Approaches and Incentives to Implement Integrated Pest Manage- ment that Addresses Regional and Environmental Issues," published in Annual Review of Entomology, M.J. Brewer and P.B. Goodell point out that, from its inception half a century ago, IPM has been influenced by agricultural, environmental, and social interests with emphasis on field-based management and market-driven decision making. More recently a broader concept has arisen, with strategies such as area-wide IPM and conservation agriculture triggering a potential conflict between practices for a grower's own fields and crops, and approaches that reflect more than the immediate time frame and carry an expectation of generating wide spread environmental benefits.

The authors point to "an incentives dilemma for farmers: selecting IPM activities for individual fields on the basis of market-based economics versus selecting IPM activities best applied regionally that have longer-term benefits, including environmental benefits that accrue to the broader community as well as the farmer." In some regions publicly supported incentivessuch as financial incentives to growers to mitigate against possible decreased net income and to encourage adoption of various techniques including IPM have emerged as viable tools. Public support combined with private investment also can effectively address the incentives dilemma, particularly when IPM approaches are de- ployed regionally, Drs. Brewer and Goodell assert.

The review is designed to focus on "adaptation of IPM to these broader issues, on transition of IPM from primarily individual field-based decision-making to coordinated community decision making, and on the form of partnerships needed to gain long- lasting regional and environmental benefits." The article thus should be of interest and relevance individuals and organizations involved with IPM implementation, who are focused on identifying support through collaborating with public agencies, and possibly private sources as well.

The article appears in vol. 57, pgs 41-59, 2012 of Ann. Rev. of Entom. A one-time- only access to the copyrighted article and abstract is available for personal use as a PDF file from: tinyurl.com > M.J. Brewer, MJBrewer@ag.tamu.edu. excerpted, with thanks, from the cited publication; thanks also to the authors for information.

IPM CENTER LAUNCHED IN THE UK Scientists at the University of Greenwich's Natural Resources Institute (UK) have launched the European Centre for IPM (EUCIPM) as an entity that will build on the Institute's long history of involvement and accomplishments in research and develop- ment of IPM technologies for agriculture in developing countries, and also in the UK.

The EUCIPM is designed to provide a platform for the Institute to contribute to both the expansion of IPM in the UK as well as to European farming. Formation of the Centre stems from both a rapid decline in available pesticides, resulting from Euro- pean Union legislation, plus the importance given to encouraging wider adoption of IPM by European growers (under the European Community [EC] 'Suitable Use Directive),' according to the EUCIPM web page.

Since that EC directive requires all farms in member states to implement IPM by the end of 2014, the Centre anticipates an opportunity to contribute to local, national, and European-wide sustainable farming through development and promotion of IPM component technologies and systems. The EUCIPM also plans to participate in the policy debate for delivery of competitive food production and ecosystem services. See: www.eucipm.org. > R.J. Hillocks, principal scientist, NRI, Medway Campus, Central Ave., Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, UK. Fax: 44-0-1634-883379. Voice: 44-0-1634-1634-883303. R.J.Hillocks@greenwich.ac.uk. excerpted, with thanks, from EUCIPM materials; thanks also to R.J. Hillocks for information.

THE SCOPE OF NECESSARY MINIMUM To assist growers in GERMANY reduce pesticide use over the oncoming years, two scientists have refined the theoretical concept of necessary minimum (NM) which defines a level of pesticide use above which further use is unnecessary. The term arises from the German definition of IPM as spelled out in the Plant Protection Act, 2012.

"IPM," the act states "is a combination of measureswith priority consideration of biological and biotechnical measures, resistant cultivars, cropping and cultural control measureswhere the use of chemical plant protection products is restricted to the necessary minimum."

A 2008 document states that "the necessary minimum can be described as pesticide use intensity where optimum efficacy is combined with the minimum quantity necessary. It varies depending on application parameters (pesticide selected, dosage, time, application equipment available, local conditions and using alternatively reliable non-chemical measures)."

Based on the defining statements and inputing actual field data over time and then collating data, a bell curve can be drawn with the amount of pesticide on the horizon- tal axis and number of farms on the vertical axis. The mean amount of pesticide used, with standard deviation, constitutes NM, and higher uses of pesticide above NM have potential for elimination. See: tinyurl.com > B. Hommel, Bernd.Hommel@jki.bund.de. excerpted, with thanks, from the ENDURE website.

= IPM GLOBAL NOTES =

* In tests, totally impermeable film retained significantly higher rates of fumigant com- pared to standard film, thus allowing lower application rates resulting in reduced contribution to ozone formation. -> S.A. Fennimore, SAFennimore@ucdavis.edu.

* Research in AUSTRALIA is ongoing to identify diverse isolates of the leaf rust fungus Phragmidium violaceum to broadly deploy as a biocontrol against invasive Rubus fruticosus agg. (European blackberry). -> L. Morin, Louise.Morin@csiro.au.

* Scientists have engineered an innate immune defense to protects grapevines against Xylella fastidiosa, subsp. Fastidiosa causing Pierce disease. -> G. Gupta, gxg@lanl.gov.

* A Canadian entomologist uses a hand-held harmonic radar system to track insect movements in field settings. -> F. Meloche, Francois.Meloche@ontario.ca.

* Remote microscopy for rapid and accurate identification of organisms was shown to be highly effective in supporting biosecurity decisions in plant quarantine settings. -> M. Thompson, Michael.Thompson@csiro.au.


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.

CD FOR IDENTIFYING PHYTOPHTHORA SPECIES

A CD published in 2011, Key for Identification of Common Phytophthora Species, by J.B. Ristaino, provides a computerized key to morphological and molecular characters useful in identifying 55 common Phytophthora species. The key's main features are asexual structures, sexual structures, and chlamydospore, hypha, and cultural characteristics. An illustrated “Fact Sheet” on each species is included, with a cross-linked glossary of termi- nology. In addition, a DNA Sequence Search function of ITS and Barcode of Life (5’ end of the cox1 gene) sequences for each species can be queried. The key is designed to help educators, diagnosticians, and regulatory personnel distinguish commonly occurring species. The CD can be used on either a PC or Mac computer. {$} APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. Voice: 1-651-454-7250. See: www.shopapspress.org. excerpted, with thanks, from APS information.

PLANT HEALTH NEWSLETTER LAUNCHED

The National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM), an entity within the Government of INDIA's Ministry of Agriculture, has launched a quarterly newsletter, Plant Health, with issue no. 1 dated July-September, 2011. The full color periodical reports on a wide swath of activities within, and related to, the Institute, all pertaining to improving plant health of the nation's highly diversified agriculture. The first issue included a theme article devoted to improving rodent management. Training activities at various levels also were highlighted. -> NIPHM, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, AP, INDIA. Fax: 91-40-240-15346. Voice: 91-40-240-13346. infoniphm@nic.in. tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from NIPHM materials.


= OTHER PUBLISHED MATERIALS =

* The 60th issue of HAUSTORIUM, the Parasitic Plants Newsletter, dated Decem- ber 2011, was published recently. It is the official organ of the International Parasitic Plant Society, and offers the most complete coverage of parasitic plants and their impact on the world. http:www.parasiticplants.org. ChrisParker5@compuserve.com.

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

"Corn Gene Helps Fight Multiple Leaf Diseases" - 01 February 2012; "New Insights into Invasive Plant Managemet" - 03 February 2012; "Battling Insects that Cause Trouble in Paradise" - 23 February 2012.


III. IPM Medley > Equipment, Products, Processes, Services > Professional Opportunities > Sorting Through the "In" Box

= EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, SERVICES = TANK MIXING AND THE JAR TEST

In operations where more than one pesticide is to be applied from a mobile tank, mixing products together for simultaneous application can be beneficial by reducing trips across the land surface leading to less soil compaction, less fuel consumed by equipment, and less labor required. But there is a serious down side with potential for plant injury, damage to spraying equipment, or a resulting ineffective mix that wastes money and may negatively impact the environment.

Usually pesticide labels offer information on mixtures that may cause phytotoxicity. But labels cannot predict the effect of the multitude of possible mixtures; some combin- ations may cause physical incompatibility leading to a foamy, flaky, gelatinous or sludge-like substance that is not only ineffective on targeted pests, but leads to severe mechanical problems with equipment.

A recent issue of the informative and graphically appealing UTAH PESTS News tinyurl.com addresses the challenge of tank mixing pesticides and, as with other sites and information sources, recommends the use of the jar test to determine physical compatibility of products being considered for a tank. The follow- ing steps are based, in large part, on information in the Utah publication.

1.) A day or two before field application, establish which products are candidates for mixing. Check each product's label for compatibility profile. Determine the pH of the water source that will be used to fill the tank. Labels may state the optimal pH range for best results with their products. The pH may need to be adjusted accordingly.

2.) Add 473 ml (1 pint) of water (from the same source to be used for filling the tank) to a glass jar that has a tight fitting screw-on lid.

3.) Add each pesticide (and any other products) to the water one item at a time in the following order and amount: = water soluble pouches – 15 ml (1 tablespoon - tbs); = wettable powders – 15 ml (1 tbs); = dry flowables – 15 ml (1 tbs); = capsule suspensions – 5 ml (1 teaspoon - tsp); = emulsifiable concentrates – 5 ml (1 tsp); = soluble liquids – 5 ml (1 tsp); = soluble powders – 5 ml (1 tsp); = surfactants and other adjuvants – 5 ml (1 tsp); = fertilizers – 1.1 gm (0.039 oz). Tighten the lid and shake the jar vigorously after each addition.

4.) After all selected products have been added, shake again, let the solution stand for 1 hour, then shake again and let the solution stand another 15 minutes, then observe the results. Some authorities advise allowing the jar mixture to stand for 24 hours before being assessed for compatibility. For a compatible mixture: * Jar is cool to the touch; * mixture is smooth and homogeneous. For an incompatible mixture: * Layers form quickly after stirring; * Mixture is clumpy, grainy, foamy, or becomes sludge-like; * Jar is warm or hot to the touch.

5.) Reject use of an incompatible mixture and consider redoing the jar test with a clean jar to see if altering some steps will improve compatibility such as: * change the order of mixing; * change the water supply; * change either the brand or formulation of the product(s) to be mixed. Once a compatible mixture is determined, follow the same order of product addition when filling the tank. Rinse all utensils and jars and pour the rinse water into the spray tank. Triple rinse and discard the jar (or jars) used in the testing process.

Several free apps (for use with a smart phone) provide information on tank mixing and are available on the web. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website.

FILLING THE "APP" GAP

Apps that function on various mobile platforms and relate to IPM or broader aspects of crop protection continue to be developed. Here, then, more App-related info in addition to items cited in IPMnet NEWS #192, January/February 2012.

* BELGIUM-based biological control products manufacturer Biobest has not only updated its Side-Effects Manual in 2012, it has launched an app for it that runs on iOS, Android, and Blackberry platforms. The revised Manual is said to be more than a mere listing of biocontrol agents and their respective compatibility with a variety of materials; it is said to be a compilation based on "the latest results" from the firm's own compatibility studies. Searching the manualt can be initiated by product trade name or by active ingredient. For app availability, contact: Biobest Belgium N.V., 2260 Westerlo BE, BELGIUM. info@biobest.be. www. biobest.be. For an interactive version of the new manual, see: www.biobest.be/neveneffecten/3/3/. excerpted, with thanks, from Biobest Belgium N.V. materials.

* A collaborative effort has produced Aphid Advisor, an app designed as a decision- making tool to help determine whether a control action is warranted for Aphis glycines (soybean aphid) in soybeans. The app is based on aphid and natural enemy population numbers along with expected population growth rates to indicate points where there are sufficient predators to suppress aphids and avoid insecticide application. The tool is based on research conducted at the Univ. of Guelph, CANADA, plus information from scientific literature. www.aphidapp.com. info@aphidapp.com. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated web page; thanks also to C. Kora for information.

* While not an app per se, R.W. Schmidt at the Univ. of Wisconsin (USA) has authored a paper, "Mobile Web Tools for Extension Outreach," that discusses aspects of mobile internet use and the utility of apps for pest management tinyurl.com and the benefits derived for both extension and research programs. excerpted, with thanks, from Univ. of Wisconsin information.

= PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES = IPM Entomology Farm Advisor, Salinas, CA, USA * Conduct entomology IPM programs emphasizing cool season vegetable crops; initiate, coordinate, conduct, and participate in adaptive IPM/entomology research; investigate, study, and recommend management strategies for exotic pests; help devel- op IPM manuals; collaborate with other IPM extension offices and personnel state- wide; help promote, design, and implement outreach emphasizing affirmative action. * REQUIRES: MS (PhD preferred) in entomology or a related discipline; ability to work collaboratively with a range of personnel and clients; demonstrated broad under- standing of IPM; experience in entomological pest management; quantitative skills and knowledge of statistical analysis; able and willing to travel extensively; ability to obtain a California Pesticide Applicator certificate or license. Position AP #11-11. CONTACT: Academic Recruiter, ANR Academic Personnel, DANR Bldg., Hopkins Rd., Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA. Fax: 1-530-752-7785. Voice: 1-530-754-8509. anracademicsearch@ucop.edu. See: tinyurl.com --

= SORTING THROUGH THE "IN" BOX =

// The Pest Management Centre (PMC) within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada recently: 1.) Upgraded its Directory of Microbial Pesticides to the Directory of Biopest- icides; the resource serves as a current and detailed list of biopesticide products registered for managing agricultural pests in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (tinyurl.com and, 2.) added new pest management information to the PMC website such as pest management in greenhouse floriculture see tinyurl.com Doctoral research conducted at Wageningen Univ. (NETHERLANDS) by M. Jamil discovered that food grain plants that produce lower than normal carotene levels are also less affected by parasitic plants (Striga). Germination of Striga seeds was re- duced by up to 75 percent by lowered carotene levels. The finding could provide an avenue to cheaper and more effective technologies for improving food crop production and farmer incomes, especially in Africa. -> E. Toussaint, voice: 31-65-156-5949. Erik.Toussaint@wur.nl. excerpted, with thanks, from a Wageningen Univ. press release; thanks also to E. Toussaint for information. --


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.

OMICS AND AGRISUSTAINABILITY

A recent addition to the 15 titles produced within the "Advances in Agroecology" series is said to be the first volume to "apply omic technologies to address issues related to understanding and improving agricultural sustainability in the food production pro- cess." The 2011 work, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies, discusses a widely ranging topic selection as contributed by an international author group and edited by N. Benkeblia. The term "omics" is defined in a foreword by series editor C.A. Edwards as being a newer general term, best known to date for use in genomic, with derivation from biome, and a concept from the Greek omes (all, whole, or complete), implying "a holistic way of describing and analyzing complex biological systems." The liner notes state that "biotechnological approaches will become increasingly important in the future," but then ventures beyond that stance to suggest that "a shift from industrial to sustainable agriculture will be necessary." The hardbound, 555-page publication is proclaimed to describe "exactly how omics can contribute to greater food productivity and security" as well as agricultural sustainability. {$} -> CRC Press, 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA. See: www,crcpress.com. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication.

FUNGUS AMONG US

A worldwide survey sets forth folk usage of fungi in numerous ways modern pop- ulations enjoying their cream of mushroom soup may never have imagined. F.M. Dugan's Conspectus of World Ethnomycology: Fungi in Ceremonies, Crafts, Diets, Medicines, and Myths, approaches the topic in a geographic framework providing fascinating (to possibly disturbing) highlights and snippets of the mycological uni- verse, most certainly including the link between mushrooms and fairies and other historic if dubious relationships. The 2011 softbound work's 160 pages are generous- ly peppered with a variety of unique full color and black/white illustrations comple- menting a straight-forward text. An extensive listing of cited literature is included along with a "Sources of Germplasm for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms" table, plus "Examples of Preparation of Fungi in Regional Cuisine," recipes that sound good enough to eat. {$} APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. Voice: 1-651-454-7250. See: tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication and other sources.


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

= SPECIAL ISSUES =

The journal WILDLIFE RESEARCH published by CSIRO, AUSTRALIA, de- votes vol. 38, issue no. 7, 2011, to "Rodent Biology and Management," presenting 13 original research papers. See: tinyurl.com

= SELECTED ARTICLES =

Phytopathology """"""""""""""" “Large-scale Assessment of Agricultural Practices Affecting Fusarium Root Rot and Common Bean Yield,” Naseri, B., and A. Marefat. * EURO. JRNL. OF PLANT PATH., 131(2), 179-195, October 2011.

“Control of Common Bunt of Wheat Under Field Conditions with the Biofumigant Fungus Mucodor albus,” Goates, B., and J. Mercier. * EURO. JRNL. OF PLANT PATH., 131(3), 403-407, November 2011.

Weed Science / Invasive Plants """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""" “Herbicide-resistant Weed Management: Focus on Glyphosate,” Beckie, H.J. * PEST MGMT. SCI., 67(9), 1037-1048, September 2011.

“Establishment and Dispersal of the Biological Control Weevil Rhinoncomimus latipes on Mile-a-minute Weed, Persicaria perfoliata,” Lake, E.C., et al. * BIOL. CONTROL, 58(3), 294-301, September 2011.

Entomology """"""""""""" “Fifty Years of Cereal Leaf Beetle in the U.S.: An Update on its Biology, Management, and Current Research,” Philips, C.R., et al. * JRNL. OF IPM, 2(2), C1-5, October 2011.

“Using Automated Monitoring Systems to Uncover Pest Population Dynamics in Agricultural Fields,” Okuyama, T., et al. * AGRIC. SYST., 104(9), 866-870, November 2011.

Transgenics """"""'''''''''''" “Genetically Engineered Bt Corn and Range Expansion of the Western Bean Cutworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in the United States: A Response to Greenpeace Germany,” Hutchison, W.D., et al. * JRNL. OF IPM, 2(3), B1-B8, 2011.

Vertebrates """""""""""" “Rodent Biology and Management – Who is Outsmarting Whom?” Hinds, L.A., and G.R. Singleton. * WILDLIFE RESCH., 38(7), 539-540, 2011.

General """"""""" “Comparative Analysis of Pesticide Action Plans in Five European Countries,” Barzman, M., and S. Dachbrodt-Saaydeh. * PEST MGMT. SCI., 67(12), 1481-1485, December 2011.

“Determining Non-invasiveness in Ornamental Plants to Build Green Lists,” Dehnen-Schmutz, K. * JRNL. OF APPLD. ECOL., 48(6), 1374-1380, December 2011.


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

PHILIPPINE MAGAZINE FEATURES IPM-CRSP LINKAGE

The IPM-CRSP has been working closely with counterpart scientists and others in the REPUBLIC of the PHILIPPINES, an effort that is spotlighted in a special IPM issue of PhilRice Magazine (vol. 24, no. 4, Oct.-Nov. 2011), a quarterly publication from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PRRI). The "IPM CRSP Special Issue," captioned as "Pest Busters," dwells on biopesticides in articles on "Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Farmers: the IPM CRSP Approach," "Market Forces and IPM," and "Do-It-Yourself IPM Practices," along with other IPM-related infor- mation. The file for this issue can be found at tinyurl.com a copy of the issue can be requested from H. Rapusas of PRRI at HermieRapusas@yahoo.com. excerpted, with thanks, from the PRRI website; thanks also to R. Muniappan for information.


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

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 a 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, emailed to IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. Information listed in the IPMnet 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 March

2012

(N) 19-21 June * 5th SUDDEN OAK DEATH SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM, Petaluma, CA, USA. Info: K. Palmieri, KPalmieri@berkeley.edu. Voice: 1-510-847-5482.

(N) 24-27 June * IOBC/WPRS WORKSHOP, BIOCONTROL OF PLANT PATHOGENS IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, Reims, FRANCE. I.Pertot, Ilaria.Pertot@fmach.it. www.iobc-wprs.org/events/20120624_second_circular.pdf. (N) 09-12 July * CONFERENCE, FRUIT FLIES AND OTHER DIPTEROUS PLANT PESTS, Riga, LATVIA. Info: rpd.science@gmail.com. www.rpd-conference.org/conf/C000/C000.htm.

(N) 09-13 July * 7th SYMPOSIUM OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ACAROLOGISTS, Vienna, AUSTRIA. Info: euraac2012@boku.ac.at. euraac.boku..ac.at 06-08 November * METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES OUTREACH MEETING, Orlando, FL, USA. Info: MBAO, 6556 N. Dolores Ave., Fresno, CA 93711, USA. Fax:1-559-449-9037. Voice: 1-559-449-9035. mbao.org. Gobenauf@agresearch.nu.

2013

(N) 22-26 April * INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ADJUVANTS TO AGROCHEMICALS, Foz do Iguacu, BRAZIL. Info: P.Castelani, Priscila.Castelani@oxiteno.com. Voice: 55-11-4478-3418. tinyurl.com 24-27 June * 16th EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, Samsun, TURKEY. Info: tinyurl.com HMennan@omu.edu.tr.

[R] 18-24 October * Email corrected * 150th ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF ONTARIO ANNUAL MEETING, jointly with the ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA, Guelph, ONT, CANADA. Info: N. McKenzie, Nicole.McKenzie@hc-sc.gc.ca. www.entsocont.ca. 04-06 November * METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES OUTREACH MEETING, San Diego, CA, USA. Info: MBAO, 6556 N. Dolores Ave., Fresno, CA 93711, USA. Fax:1-559-449-9037. Voice: 1-559-449-9035. mbao.org. Gobenauf@agresearch.nu.

(N) 27-28 November * CROP PROTECTION IN SOUTHERN BRITAIN CONFERENCE, Peterborough, UK. Info: Carol@aab.org.uk. www.aab.org.uk/images/cpsb_cfp.pdf.

(N) 09-12 December * NORTH CENTRAL WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY, Columbus, OH, USA. Info: www.ncwss.org.

2014

(N) 03-06 February * CANADIAN WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Vancouver, BC, CANADA. Info: A. Drabyk, PO Box 674, Pinawa, MB, R0E 1L0, CANADA. assistant@cwss-scm.ca. Fax: 1-204-753-2363. Voice: 1-204-753-2915. www.weedscience.ca/home.

(N) 03-06 February * WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING (together with Canadian Weed Science Society), Vancouver, BC, CANDADA. Info: Info: K. Counter, KCounter@allenpress.com. www.wssa.net.

2015

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



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