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I. IPM News

RICE CROP PROTECTION SEMINAR SET Critically important elements for successful protection of one of the world's key food crops will be discussed during a forthcoming one-day international seminar, "Current Challenges and Future Direction in Insect and Disease Management in Rice Production," scheduled for 26 October 2012, in Beijing, CHINA.

The event, co-sponsored by the Chinese Society of Plant Protection (CSPP) and the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), will be held in conjunction with the CSPP annual meeting. The seminar and meeting have attracted and international slate of speakers, and the tentative program is brimming with useful presentations and discussions.

Consequential topics to be addressed at the seminar, among others, include: - why are planthoppers such a serious problem in Asia currently? - what ecological engineering approaches can aid pest insect management? - can host plant resistance (HPR) be utilized for managing rice pest insects? - what are the best IPM approaches when HPR is not effective? Additional subjects are anticipated, as time allows. See: www.plantprotection.org.

-> L. Wen, Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS, #2 West Yuanmingyuan Rd., Beijing 100193, CHINA. Fax/Voice: 86-10-628-11917. WenLiping99@yahoo.com.cn. excerpted, with thanks, from CSPP/IAPPS information.

PUTTING THE CRUNCH ON WEED SEED The well aged phrase, "off in a cloud of dust," may soon evolve into "destroyed in a cloud of dust" as an Australian farmer-invented device effectively converts wild plant (weed) seeds found in harvested grain crops into harmless dust instead of allowing the seed to drop to earth and once again become vexing weeds.

The machine, known as the Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD), is, in its current config- uration, mounted on a trailer towed behind grain harvesting equipment. In action it collects both straw and chaff discharged by the harvester (combine), passes the former directly through back to the ground surface, while diverting chaff and any carried weed seed to a counter- rotating cage mill that thoroughly grinds the chaff and seed into a powdery dust thereby effectively destroying the seed.

In tests conducted by the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) with support from the Australian Grains Research and Development Corp., the HSD consistently destroyed well over 85 percent of weed seed discharged during harvesting of three key grain crops, accord- ing to a study reported by Walsh, et al, and published in the journal Crop Science (vol. 2, 1343- 1347, May-June 2012). Cage mill revolution speed can be adjusted to suit various cropping conditions.

The HSD concept has been under development for several years. Farmer-inventor R.B. Harrington and colleagues point out that the machine supports the important elements of preventing weed seed bank build-up, decreasing the need for herbicide treatment, reducing the potential for developing weed resistance to herbicides, while still maintaining grain crop straw to improve soil and moisture conditions tinyurl.com Additionally, the HSD performs without interfering with grain harvesting operations. However, the trailed HSD requires fuel to operate an internal combustion engine driving the unit's components, and the trailer produces some soil compaction. The effect, if any, of the created dust on plants, animals, and humans has not been reported to date; other research has implicated airborne dust in reducing the phytotoxicity of foliar-applied herbicides. excerpted, with thanks, from Crop Science, and from AHRI materials; thanks also to S. Lloyd for information.

IPM SYMPOSIUM ABSTRACTS PUBLISHED Following up the successful 7th International IPM Symposium convened in the USA during March 2012, a complete book of abstracts has been published, along with PDF files for many of the plenary session presentations, as well the numerous posters offered at the event, all freely accessible at www.ipmcenters.org/ipmsymposium12/. excerpted, with thanks, from IPM Symposium information.


* A long-term trial of using a non-native biocontrol agent against Parthenium hysterophorus in Queensland State, AUSTRALIA, indicated usefulness only within climatically favorable areas. -> K. Dhileepan, K.Dhileepan@deedi.qld.gov.au.

* A product said to have multiple modes of herbicide action does not mean each compo- nent will be effective against the target plants, as effectiveness is influenced by factors in- cluding weed species, application timing, climatic conditions, and herbicide resistance profile. -> A. Hager, Hager@illinois.edu.

* Traps introduced as a test in two poor urban communities in SOUTH AFRICA were acceptable as an alternative to pesticides for controlling rats. -> R.A. Roomaney, RRoomaney@hsrc.ac.za.

* An economic model suggested that more Bangladeshi growers could learn about and adopt IPM by shifting resources away from extension to less intensive information delivery channels such as mass media and field days. -> L. Harris, LeahMH@msu.edu.

* In AUSTRALIA, recommendations have been presented to provide a common language and measure of IPM in the vegetable production industry. -> B. Walsh, Bron.Walsh@gmail.com.

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.


It's a bit unlikely that there is any other newsletter titled "Giving a RATS," or that the uninitiated would know that the so named publication focuses on herbicide resistance. But the first issue of this periodical, reporting on an Australian Grains Research and Development Corp. project for "understanding and management of resistance to group M, group L, and group I herbicides," exists and can be freely accessed at www.agronomo.com.au (left-hand column) the contract publisher. Issue #1 is a colorful, informative, 8-page vehicle that merges technical data concerning unwanted plants (weeds) developing resistance to key herbicides (such as glyphosate) with other related and relevant information. While targeted toward conditions in Australian rain-fed grain crops, the information may well have wider international relevance where resistance to herbicides is an increasingly serious threat. -> A. Storrie, givearats@agronomo.com.au. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication.


Utah State Univ. (USA) scientists D. Alston, et al, have published an informative and very reader-friendly extension publication, Utah Home Orchard Pest Management Guide, delivering a wealth of material that, while aimed at conditions in Utah, has far wider applicability and utility. Ranging from the critical "components of a pest management program" to sections on pest biology and descriptions, this 39-page online resource can be accessed as a PDF file at www.extension.usu.edu/htm/publications/file=8460. The cover page is dated 2012 while the interior pages are dated as 2011. The document contains numerous full color photos to assist with pest identification in-field as well as other useful IPM information. -> UPPDL, 5305 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322, USA. DianeA@biology.usu.edu. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website.


A newer peer-reviewed, open access, online international journal focuses on bioinvasions management. The publication, Management of Biological Invasions, can be found at www.managementofbiologicalinvasions.net. According to its website, the journal's scope "includes management of those non-invasive species, habitats, or processes which help [in] reducing the impact of invasive species." Topics include management results and case studies, invasion processes, cost-benefit analyses, sociological aspects, and public perceptions of invasive species management programs. The bi-lingual publication includes papers in English and Spanish. Volume 3 is open for submission of papers and will be published during 2012. -> E.D. Dana, editor-in-chief, EDana@ual.es. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website; thanks also to A.S. Roy and S. Brunel for information.


A new website, Global Agriculture, presents the findings of a United Nations and World Bank sponsored four-year effort by more than 400 scientists to summarize the state of global agriculture, its history, and its future. The end result, the tongue tumbling "International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development," is an uncomplimentary "warning on the misleading ways of the past and showing new ways forward," according to the website. The report is segregated into 17 topics that can be freely accessed individually. A broad in-depth view of crop pest management is not readily evident, and a quick sampling of comments reveals a strong sociological tilt and a lack of editorial balance. The graphics are very nicely done, however, but many of the topic pages remain "under development." See: www.globalagriculture.org. Or, maybe come back in a year to try viewing the currently incomplete pages. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website.


* The New York State IPM Program has published The Year in Review, 2010-2011, an illustrated, full color account of the effort's programs, projects, and their outcomes. The attractive 16-page brochure is written in mostly layman's terms. -> NYSIPM Program, Cornell Univ., 630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456, USA. See www.nysipm.cornell.edu, though the publication was not available on line as of 01 June 2012.

* Estan disponibles dos publicaciones de la FAO Oficina Subregional para America Central, online en Espanol: Manual de Registro de Plaguicidas en Centroamerica, tinyurl.com and Manual de Inspeccion Fitosanitaria, tinyurl.com -> A. Hruska, Allan.Hruska@fao.org.

* A new monograph on arthropods of Sardinia (ITALY) has been published as Biodiversity of Marganai and Montimannu (Sardinia), G. Nardi, et al, eds, 2011, 896 pgs, and is freely available online at -> G. Nardi, Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Strada Mantova, 29, I-46045 Marmirolo (Mantova), ITALY. Voice: 39-03-762-95933. L_Nardi@hotmail.com.

* The Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group (USA) has published Natural Enemy Field Guide, an illustrated, full color 2-page information fact sheet authored by M.M. Gardiner, et al. The practical guide profiles organisms found in both agricultural crops and home gardens. Freely accessible at: tinyurl.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:

"Barcoding Insects as a Way to Track and Control them," 30 April 2012; "Biocontrol Agent Tested to Battle Invasive Kudzu Bug," 03 May 2012; "New Tool for Tracking a Voracious Pest," 08 May 2012; "USDA Links Gene Flow Between Weedy and Domesticated Rice to Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels," 29 May 2012.

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


The Plant Pathology Department at Iowa State Univ. (USA) offers a range of teaching and plant disease assessment training software programs. The available programs range from disease of specific key crops, to broader focus items such as a software program that present the principles used when quantifying the precision of a person rating the severity of a disease outbreak. Another offering teaches the principles of population growth modeling and how to select the most appropriate model, while another program trains users in the assessment of percent defoliation/injury caused by pest insects. For more specifics and prices, contact: F.W. Nutter, Jr., Plant Pathology, 351 Bessey Hall, ISU, Ames, IA 50011, USA. FWN@iastate.edu. www.plantpath.iastate.edu/people/nutter. Fax: 1-515-294-9420. PESTICIDE RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OPENS

Applications are being accepted for participants in the 2013 Postgraduate diploma in Pesticide Risk Management program (DPRM) presented by the Univ. of Cape Town (UCT), SOUTH AFRICA. The intent is "to equip candidates with the knowledge and skills to enable them to practice as pesticide risk managers in line with the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides. The program runs two years and is open to holders of an undergraduate degree in a wide variety of relevant fields. The delivery mode is mainly through web-based materials plus a period of on-site learning at UCT. The curriculum focuses on environmental and legal aspects and veers away from actual pesticide use and application. -> C. Lewis, Health Risk Mgmt., Fac. of Health Sci., UCT, Pri. Bag X3, Observatory 7935, SOUTH AFRICA. Voice: 27-21-404-7661. Cynthia.Lewis@uct.ac.za. excerpted, with thanks, from DPRM information.

= PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES = IPM Coordinator/Asst. Professor, East Lansing MI, USA. * Provide leadership for develop- ment, coordination, and implementation of IPM programs in the U.S. state of Michigan; interface with multi- and inter-disciplinary teams to deliver IPM programs, publications, and training through strong links to stakeholders throughout the state, nationally, and internationally; develop programs across a broad range of systems for both traditional and non-traditional customers and stakeholders. * REQUIRES: Ph.D. with specialization in a pest management or agricultural/horticulture production discipline; demonstrated strong experience and education in IPM and experience working with multi- disciplinary teams; three years of experience developing and maintaining IPM programs at state, regional, or national level (preferred); familiarity with Extension programs and approaches; administrative experience including evidence of writing, receiving, and admin- istering grants and budgets; ability to manage people and promote programs to stakeholders. * CONTACT: L.G. Olsen, voice: 1-517-355-8421, OlsenL@msu.edu . Full application in- formation is available at jobs.msu.edu (Position #6135). Applications are due by 01 July 2012. Extension Crop Protection Specialist , Minot, ND, USA. * Provide crop protection/pest management education and information for regional crops; assume leadership role for identification, assessment, coordination, and delivery of crop pest management programs; lead special IPM program activity; communicate with a diverse range of clientele; collaborate with other extension personnel; secure grant funding to support programs; engage with various media for information dissemination. * REQUIRES: MS in a relevant field; professional and technical competency in IPM and crop protection; effective in working with diverse clients; skills in computer programs, data analysis, and information presentation; experience in extension and U.S. land-grant system, and research, preferred. Opening #1200190. * CONTACT: J. Fisher, search chair; Jay.Fisher@ndsu.edu. Voice: 1-701-857-7679. See: jobs.ndsu.edu


Essentially everyone started with zero knowledge about IPM. What, in your experience, have been the best IPM information resources for having become informed about IPM? Or for staying current on evolving science and technology related to IPM?

Readers, kindly respond with your views as to which resources have been most useful for gaining and maintaining IPM knowledge: *reference texts; *classes; *web-based materials; *extension materials; *journals; *field days; *field schools; or *any other resource(s).

Please be as specific as possible (e.g., book or journal title, event description, etc.). Kindly email your opinions to IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu and we'll informally report results in a future issue of IPMnet NEWS.

Many thanks in anticipation of your willingness to respond. A.E. Deutsch, ed.

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.


Truly a certified 'first,' the recently published Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests addresses an unmet need for the first ever comprehensive treatise focused on pathogens and pests of these two economically important crops. This 2011 volume serves as a field guide and well informed resource for conducting effective diagnosis and management of pathogens/diseases and pest insects of Cicer arietinum and Lens culinaris. Editors W. Chen, et al, have drawn on input from an armada of experts for information, and presented it through both text and nearly 300 images, the bulk in full color. Sections tackle infectious diseases, as triggered by a variety of causative agents and vectors, followed by profiles of 14 key pest insects. Noninfectious disorders are also discussed. Perhaps the publication's concluding section, focused on the latest techniques and tactics for pest management that emphasize IPM, may be of greatest interest, such as the several cultural practices described. The softbound, 170-page work is the latest addition to the American Phytopathological Society's well known and globally respected compendia series (with 40 titles in print not including several in a Spanish ver- sion) and follows the tradition of using a high quality coated paperstock to enhance visibility. {$} -> 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 APS information.


Another newer release from APS Press, Genome-Enabled Analysis of Plant-Pathogen Interactions, comprises the papers and abstracts presented at the 10th Japan-U.S. Seminar on Plant-Pathogen Interactions, convened in 2010. The 2011 monograph offers 25 papers, edited by T. Wolpert, et al, covering a range of topics such as specificity in host-parasite relationships, durability of disease resistance in some crops, and reports of new approaches to identify host genes important in plant diseases. Included material suggests novel strategies for generating crop plants with broad spectrum and reliable resistance to currently impor- tant pathogens. The hardbound work, a limited edition reference, includes over 40 illustrations. More detail at: tinyurl.com See APS Press information above. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication and APS information.

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


Phytopathology """"""""""""""" “Crop Rotation and Genetic Resistance Reduce Risk of Damage from Fusarium in Lettuce,” Scott, J.C., et al. * CALIF. AGRIC., 66(1), 20-24, January-March 2012.

“Field Management of Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Soybean Using Biological Control Agents,” Zeng, W., et al. * BIOL. CONT., 60(2), 141-147, February 2012.

Weed Science / Invasive Plants """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""" “What Have the Mechanisms of Resistance to Glyphosate Taught Us?,” Shaner, D.L., et al. * PEST MGMT. SCI., 68(1), 03-09, January 2012.

“Navigating a Critical Juncture for Sustainable Weed Management,” Mortensen, D.A., et al. * BIOSCI., 62(1), 75-84, January 2012.

Entomology """"""""""""" “Attracting Carnivorous Arthropods with Plant Volatiles: The Future of Biocontrol or Playing with Fire?,” Kaplan, I. * BIOL. CONT., 60(2), 77-89, February 2012.

“Management Recommendations for Soybean Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States,” Hodgson, E.W., et al. * JRNL. OF INTEG. PEST MGMT., 3(1), E1-E10, 2012.

Transgenics '""""""""""" “How Effective and Safe is Bt-maize in South Africa?” Kunert, K.J. * SO. AFR. JRNL. OF SCI., 107(9/10), 2011.

General """"""""" “Slug (Mollusca: Agriolimacidae, Arionidae) Ecology and Management in No-till Field Crops, with an Emphasis on the Mid-Atlantic Region,” Douglas, M.R., and J.F. Tooker. * JRNL. OF INTEG. PEST MGMT., 3(1), C1-C9, 2012.

“A Review of Principles for Sustainable Pest Management in Rice,” Savary, S., et al. CROP PROT., 32, 54-63, February 2012.

VI. U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM-CRSP) - An International Report on IPM Progress


Weighing in at a robust 199 pages, the IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program's Annual Report for 2011 may not rival a bodice-ripping romance novel for intrigue and lurid detail, but it does emphatically present a wealth of real-world IPM information, with conclusive supporting data.

The report, freely available online at tinyurl.com (scroll down the opening page to the title), chronicles the efforts of 51 host country institutions in 33 countries collaborating with personnel from 22 U.S. universities to conduct 22 long- term IPM projects that, as Program Director R. Muniappan observes, have potential to change the lives of thousands of people worldwide.

An introduction outlines the overall program and its components under the two broad categories of regional and global theme activities. Brief comments reveal the global sweep of active projects. Emphasis rests on developing and introducing ecologically-based, participatory IPM, currently focused on selected practices that provide improved control/management of pest species while being environmentally and economic sound and suited to the local cultural and market conditions. These "packages of practices" span a broad swath of components; success, however, depends on wide dissemination and particularly participation of local grower groups as well as both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The program also devotes energy and resources to the design and delivery of both long- and short-term training, spanning workshops, field days, farmer field schools, and specialized training. During the report period nearly 16,000 individualsstudents, scientists, technicians, farmers, extensionists, and industry professionalstook part in various project training sessions. Currently 54 graduate students working toward advanced degrees receive partial or full funding through the project.

For data hounds, the report is replete with several dozen tables and charts. Each project within the overall program presents a narrative of its specific activities and accomplishments, and lists its participating personnel; for additional detail, email addresses are provided for contacting the principal investigators. Of special note is the project "Gender Equity, Knowledge, and Capacity Building," a truly global themed effort squarely aimed at involving women in the implementation and practice of utilizing and benefiting from IPM. excerpted, with thanks, from the project's documents and web page.

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 presenting 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 June 2012


(N) 24-27 June * CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY / INTER- NATIONAL PLUM POX VIRUS JOINT MEETING, Niagara Falls, ONT., CANADA. Info: K. Conn, Ken.Conn@agr.gc.ca. tinyurl.com Voice: 1-519-457-1470, ext. 285.

[R] 05-06 July * date corrected * 2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NEMATODES AS ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS, Ghent, BELGIUM. Info: tinyurl.com Russell@aab.org.uk.

(N) 07-13 July * BIENNIAL WORKSHOP ON THE SMUTS AND BUNTS, Shenzhen, Guangdong, CHINA. Info: P. Wu, smut2012@163.com.

(N) 11 July * ONTARIO WEED TOUR, Ont., CANADA. Info: K. Callow, Kristen.Callow@ontario.ca.

(N) 12-13 July * SEMINAR ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES, Geneva, SWITZERLAND. Info: STDFsecretariat@wto.org. tinyurl.com 25-28 August * 20th IRANIAN PLANT PROTECTION CONGRESS, Shiraz, IRAN. Info: Z. Banihashemi, ziabani@shiraz.ac.ir. www.20thippc.ir.

(N) 10-11 September * 4th CONGRESSO NATIONAL SOBRE ESPECIES INVASORAS, Pontevedra, SPAIN. Info: eei2012.blogspot.com. secretaria.eei2012@gmail.com.

(N) 19-21 Seotember * CONFERENCE ON NATURAL PRODUCTS AND BIOCONTROL, Perpignan, FRANCE. Info: www.biocontrol2012.com. contact@biocontrol2012.com.

(N) 01-05 October * 10th CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR PLANT PATHOLOGY, "IPM 2.0," Wageningen, NETHERLANDS. Info: M. Verbeek, ipm2.efpp@wur.nl. www.efpp.net/ipm2/.

(N) 24-25 October * ANNUAL MEETING, CHINESE SOCIETY OF PLANT PROTECTION, Beijing, CHINA. www.ippcaas.cn/ippc/ippcaas_e/ippcaas_e.htm.

(N) 26 October * 1st INTERNATIONAL CSPP / IAPPS SYMPOSIUM, "Current Challenges and Future Directions in Insect and Disease Management in Rice Production," Beijing, CHINA. Info: L. Wen, CSSP, CAAS, #2 West Yuanmingyuan Rd., Beijing 100193, CHINA. WenLiping99@yahoo.com.cn. Fax/Voice: 86-10-628-11917. www.plantprotection.org.

(N) 05-08 November * 1st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON HORTICULTURAL INSECTS MANAGEMENT, Amman, JORDAN. Info: M. Ateyyat, M_Ateyyat@yahoo.com.

(N) 19-21 November * 6th MEETING ON INDUCED RESISTANCE IN PLANTS AGAINST PATHOGENS, Vicosa, MG, BRAZIL. Info: F. Rodrigues, Fabricio@ufv.br.

(N) 07-09 December * INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FOOD SECURITY DILEMMA: PLANT HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES, Kalyani, INDIA. Info: M.R. Khan, Fax/Voice: 91-33-250-25235. aapp_bckv@yahoo.co.in. www.aappbckv.org.


[R] 28 January01 February * new dates * 12th INTERNATIONAL PLANT VIRUS EPIDEMIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, Arusha, TANZANIA. Info: L. Kumar, L.Kumar@cgiar.org. www.iita.org/ipve.

(N) 14-17 February * 1V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON INSECT SCIENCE, Bangalore, INDIA. Info: www.icis2013.in.

(N) 21-25 April * 17th INTERNATIONAL REINHARDSBRUNN SYMPOSIUM ON MODERN FUNGICIDES AND ANTIFUNGAL COMPOUNDS, Friedrichroda, GERMANY. Info: tinyurl.com 22-26 April * corrected data * INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ADJUVANTS FOR AGROCHEMICALS, Foz do Iguacu, BRAZIL. Info: P.Castelani, Priscila.Castelani@oxiteno.com. Voice: 55-11-4478-3418. tinyurl.com November * 32nd NEW PHYTOLOGIST SYMPOSIUM, "Plant Interactions with Other Organisms," Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA. Info: www.newphytologist.org/symposia.htm.

2014 and 2015

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

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