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July 2012, Issue no. 196
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GOING AFTER MEDFLY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA A lure-and-kill approach found to be effective for helping to control Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) in Europe is under trial in AUSTRALIA's Western Australia (WA) state as one potential replacement for organophosphate cover sprays that are being phased out, according to a WA government media release.

A device, Magnet MED, has been deployed in two apple orchards, where its potent 'come hither' component attracts medflies that then come in contact with deltamethrin, the killing element. The technique avoids traditional sprays and has the advantages of avoiding chemical residues on fruit as well as little effect on beneficial insects. Each device appears as a white card measuring 180 x 150 mm hung in fruit trees at a recommended rate of 75 units/ha or one device for each 25-30 trees.

Senior WA Dept. of Agriculture and Food entomologist S. Broughton warned that "The fruit industry must accept that there is no silver bullet to replace traditional sprays, and a number of tactics need to be employed as part of a systems approach. Magnet MED is just one of those weapons we are investigating, but if it is successful here it will need to be used with other tools."

"If the current apple trial is successful," Dr. Broughton said, "we will extend it to stone fruit next season." Beyond research trial approval, it will be necessary to also gain commer- cial approval, Broughton noted. -> S. Broughton, Sonya.Broughton@agric.wa.gov.au. excerpted, with thanks, from a WA media release.

DRIFTING INTO TROUBLED WATERS D rift, like other organic matter, happens. Two Ontario, CANADA crop scientists take an in-depth view of agricultural spray drift, in this instance herbicide, in their eminently readable article, "You Suspect Herbicide DriftNow What?" and suggest both the potential implications, and actions needed.

Writing in the 21 June 2012 issue of CropPest Ontario, vol. 17, no. 04, K. Callow and L. Huffman forcefully point out that, "no one wins when herbicides drift." The spraying party wastes the cost of herbicide that misses its target, drifting product lessens weed control effectiveness, and drift incurs liability for any off-site damage. Adjacent crops may sustain injury, reduced yield, and if delayed, possibly market timing. The environment can be degraded, and agriculture can suffer yet another public opinion black eye.

The article sets out a 3-step process in cases of suspected pesticide drift: diagnose the problem (maybe it wasn't actually caused by drift); contact the appropriate individuals (neighbors, officials) for information; thoroughly document all details of the problem (application records, weather records, yield loss, etc.).

Callow and Huffman, noting that anyone spraying herbicide should be conscious of the potential for drift and take concrete steps to eliminateor at least minimizeit, cite four key actions that are critically important including: checking weather conditions in advance of spraying; communicating with and alerting adjacent growers or others; making spray less likely to drift; and, using newer anti-drift nozzles and lower spray pressure. See: tinyurl.com -> K. Callow, Kristen.Callow@ontario.ca. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated article and publication.

More on Herbicide Drift

J. LeBoeuf, another crop scientist from Ontario, added more woes that pesticide drift can cause beyond injuring or killing an adjacent crop including: - reduced marketability due to residue, appearance, or size (especially in vegetable or fruit crops); - decreased product volume impacting the need to meet contractual commitments; - causing long-term injury to perennial crops or windbreaks; and, - contributing to serious rifts between family, relatives, neighbors, and friends.

Numerous information sources address spray drift elimination/reduction. LeBoeuf notes that while drift can be eliminated, spray applicators need to educate themselves about the need for drift elimination by referring to a host of printed materials, online tools, and videos. Even public shaming might need to be recruited to get the point across, LeBoeuf says. See: onvegetables.com. -> J. LeBoeuf, Janice.LeBoeuf@ontario.ca. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website.



= IPM GLOBAL NOTES =

* IPM implementation for tomatoes in SPAIN is reported to have helped reduce pesticide use 55 percent, partly attributable to reduced fungicide application due to favorable climate: less rainfall and a warmer than usual winter. -> S.B. Slot, Sander@freshplaza.com.

* Weed control is a critical element for Melon yellow spot virus management as weeds provide habitat for the vector thrips as well as serve as an initial inoculum source for the virus. -> S. Yamasaki, Yamasaki-Shuichi@pref.oita.lg.jp.

* A product based on spinosad provided acceptable control of Microtheca ochroloma (yellomargined leaf beetle) in organic crucifer production. -> H.Y. Fadamiro, FadamHY@auburn.edu.

* Fructose related leaf surface chemical cues can influence Cydia pomonella ( codling moth) host selection implicating new approaches for insect resistance in plant breeding particularly of Malus domestica (apple). -> S. Derridj, Sylvie.Derridj@gmail.com.

* Introduction of large areas of biofuel crops into an agroecosystem is likely to alter crop pest and natural enemy demographics. -> B. McCornack, McCornack@ksu.edu.

* Specifically selected nectar plants planted on rice bunds are seen as significant benefit for planthopper parasitoids of rice-damaging leaffolders. -> G.M. Gurr, GGurr@csu.edu.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.

IPM FOR RETAIL NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTERS

The Univ. of California IPM Program publishes Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News, a free quarterly newsletter. The latest issue (vol. 2, no. 2, June 2012) leads with an article (more than you ever wanted to know) on "Tools for Removing Dandelions and other Weeds," complete with color photos and an extensive table of advantages/ disadvantages for each of 13 human-powered specialized weeding devices. This issue of the colorful and graphically pleasing document also discusses "Invasive Plants Sold in California" and offers other articles. For a free subscription send your email address to: UCIPMretail@ucdavis.edu with "subscribe to retail newsletter" in the subject line. See: tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication.

EUROPE: POTATO LATE BLIGHT

A potato late blight network for Europe supports the EuroBlight web page www.euroblight.net containing extensive information related to the involved pathogens, their management, as well as links to the nearly 40 institutions participating in the effort. The most recent scored comparison of 21 fungicidal compounds published on the EuroBlight page is dated January 2012. The site includes a table of field tests for foliage resistance to blight as well as articles, posters, workshop proceedings, and other materials.

FROM BCPC: UK PESTICIDE GUIDE ONLINE VERSION

BCPC (British Crop Production Council) has launched a newly designed UK Pesticide Guide Online as a means of providing more current information to users, according to a press release. The revised database offers information about more than 1,300 pesticides and adjuvants used in the UK. The online version has the advantage of showing periodic updates that occur during the period before a revised hard copy version becomes available. Among the included features are: mode of action codes; hazard categories; product fact sheets and harvest intervals. All subscribers to the online guide gain free access to BCPC's Identipest pictorial diagnostic tool identifying insect pests, weeds, and diseases in 34 UK field crops. -> C. Todd, BCPC, 7 Omni Business Ctr., Omega Park, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2QD, UK. md@bcpc.org. Voice: 44-0-1420-593-200. excerpted, with thanks, from the BCPC website.



= OTHER PUBLISHED MATERIALS =

* The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) has developed a prioritization process for all known or potentially invasive alien plant species in the EPPO region. The resulting information is cataloged on four individual lists that can all be freely accessed at www.eppo.int/INVASIVE_PLANTS/ias_lists.htm. Plants are listed by their scientific nomenclature. There are 43 species on the invasive list currently. In addition, EPPO maintains an observation list, an alert list, and a recommended for regulation list.

* In their paper "Farmers' Perception, Knowledge and Pesticide Usage Practices: A Case Study of Tomato Production in Inlay Lake, MYANMAR," M.L. Oo and colleagues investigated the factors affecting pesticide application by regional farmers and found that generally growers had minimal ability to recognize pest species and that about 80 percent of them had never heard of IPM. Protective gear was said to be worn by most growers. The study also revealed that farmers' farm experience and exposure to extension service advice had a negative relationship with the amount of pesticide applied; that is, the higher the exposure, the greater use of pesticides. -> excerpted, with thanks, from JAIRO (Japanese Institutional Repositories Online), jairo.nii.ac.jp/0001/00018691/en ; thanks to P.L. Hay for information.

* A 2011 multi-sponsored document examines Farming's Climate Smart Future: Placing Agriculture at the Heart of Climate-Change Policy and outlines changes that the sponsors believe growers should make to reduce agriculture's climate impact, as well as the tactics needed to cope with shifting climatic impacts. The full paper, authored by C. Pye-Smith (and rather heavy on generalities) was published by "policy pointers" at tinyurl.com Confirmation that the global market for biopesticides is burgeoning comes in the form of a June 2012 report, Global Biopesticides Market - Trends and Forecasts (2012-2017), published by MarketandMarkets. Several factors account for the growth including phase out of older, less benign pesticides, and increasing market demand for residue-free crop protection products. The report analyzes trends, opportunities, and current issues and also presents monetary projections. {$$$$} See: tinyurl.com The Spring 2012 edition of the Resistant Pest Management Newsletter ( vol. 21, no. 2) is freely available at whalonlab CABI, the well established UK-based development and publishing enterprise, has ex- panded its multitude of information vehicles with launch of the Invasive Species Com- pendium (ISC), a freely accessed website providing in-depth data for over 1,500 invasive species "threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide," according to the site at www.cabi.org/isc/. The ISC is said to be an "encyclopaedic resource" currently including over 1,500 datasheets. A video tour of the ISC is included. [Ed. note: it takes a bit of adjusting to get used to CABI's unusual style of not italicizing scientific names of organ- isms which seems contrary to the organization's vast scientific outreach.]

* The International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants (IOBC) has published IOBC Newsletter 91, dated June 2012. The twice yearly report can be freely read at www.iobc-global.org/publications.html.

* 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 form, include:

"A New Tool for Studying Insect-Plant Warfare," 07 June 2012; "Organic Compounds Eliminate Disease-causing Pathogens," 28 June 2012; "Scientists Probe Yeast's Ability to Protect Tree Nuts," 02 July 2012; "A Greener Way to Raise Cotton and Combat Nematodes," 13 July 2012.

 

 

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

= EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, SERVICES = INVASIVE PLANT APP (FOR APPLE PRODUCTS)

The rationale (or hope) is that individuals who downloaded a new app from the U.S. Forest Service will now be more likely to venture out with a tool to identify and map the occurrence and location of destructive invasive plants. The app, Invasive Plants in Southern Fo rests: Identification and Management, parallels printed guides by using categoriestrees, shrubs, vines, grasses, ferns, and forbsand provides identification keys, photos, and management recommendations. App users also can access simple, on-the-spot options for treating invasive plants. (Bring gloves along?). Currently the app is only compatible with Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). Even though printed guides have been widely distributed in the past, the new app is anticipated to inform and involve many more individuals in blunting the impacts of invasive plants degrading southern forests. See: www.srs.fs.usda.gov/news/499. excerpted, with thanks, from a USDA-FS news release; thanks also to G.K. Douce for information. More About Apps Several other apps have been developed by and are available through the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, more often known as Bugwood. By visiting the Bugwood home page at apps.bugwood.org one can find eight currently available applications designed and published to "engage users with invasive species, forest health, natural resource(s) and agricultural management," according to the site. In the case of invasive species, the app users point their phone at the target, take a picture, and the app automatically notes the global positioning satellite coordinates. The photo and possibly other information such as estimate of infestation size are then sent to a central source. Local experts follow up with validation. The thrust is to expand the scope of individuals who may come upon and report a new infestation that ultimately can be treated or removed. All the Bugwood apps are essentially directed toward conditions in the southern or eastern areas of the USA. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website.

= PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES =

Director, Western IPM Center (USA), Davis, CA, USA [Anticipated Position] * Lead one of the four U.S. national IPMCs; develop strategies and implement competitive and noncompetitive programs; collaborate with a wide range of state, regional, and national entities; administer approx. US$ 1.5 million in contracts annually; organize collaborative teams; use an array of formats to effectively communicate Center activities and successes. * REQUIRES: MS or PhD in a pest management (or closely related) field; deep knowledge of IPM principles and practices; ability to manage budgets, financial personnel, and programmatic operations; well honed communications skills; demonstrated supervisorial experience; knowledge of western U.S. agriculture; capability to work with diverse stakeholders and partners; ability to successfully promote the Center and its programs; experience with federal grant resources; experience conducting research and extension programs. (The position is within the Univ. of California, Davis, as an Academic Coordinator III). For more information see : tinyurl.com and tinyurl.com CONTACT: K. Al-Khatib, UC Statewide IPM Program, KAlKhatib@ucdavis.edu. Voice: 1-530-752-8350.

Asst. Prof., Crop Insect Pest ManagementPeanut IPM, Tifton, GA, USA * Develop a strong extramurally-funded ap- plied research and extension program with emphasis on insect pest management in peanut production and handling; focus research to support extension thrusts in areas that integrate levels of biological organization such as population ecology and biolog- ically-based pest management; participate in graduate student mentoring and educa- tion programs; collaborate with related departments, other programs, and govern- mental agencies. * REQUIRES: Earned PhD in entomology with strong background of relevant course work and scholarly achievement; experience in insect pest manage- ment; field knowledge of biology and ecology of pest insects. * CONTACT: M. Toews, Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Georgia, 2360 Rainwater Rd., Tifton, GA 31793-5766, USA. MToews@uga.edu. Extension Weed Specialist , Riverside, CA, USA * Conduct research on the invasiveness of ornamental or biofuel crops, environmental issues asso- ciated with herbicide use and other weed control practices; develop IPM for various enterprises; research weed impacts in urban or peri-urban settings; provide support for farm advisors and clientele. * REQUIRES: PhD in plant science or closely re- lated field; demonstrated research accomplishments; strong working knowledge of weed ecology and control; ability and desire to interact with diverse clientele. * CONTACT: Chair, Cooperative Extension Specialist Search Committee, Dept. of Botany and Plant Sci., 2118 Batchelor Hall, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0124, USA. bpscerecruit@ucr.edu. Fax: 1-951-827-4437. See: tinyurl.com

= SIFTING THROUGH THE "IN" BOX =

// The publisher, China Scientific Book Services, offers an extended list of titles concerning insects such as Resource Entomology, and The Yearly Book of Insects and Crawly Creatures in Autumn and Winter. Most of the texts are in Chinese, with some having summaries in English. Lots more info at www.hceis.com. -> CSBS, A-1120, Kingsound (Jiahao) International Center, No.116, Zi Zhu Yuan Rd., Haidian District, Beijing 100089, CHINA.

// With new research in hand showing that some consumers are shying away from consuming fresh produce because of pesticide residue concerns, the Alliance for Food and Farming called on the Environmental Working Group to cease publication of its Dirty Dozen list unless it can prove its claim . excerpted, with thanks, from AgPro Weekly, 25 June 2012.

// An encircling band of yellow sticky cards affixed to trunks or stems can block ants or other pests from traveling up into the flowering/fruiting parts of trees or vines. excerpted, with thanks, from a vendor's information.

// Nematodes have been successfully deployed as a biocontrol against snails in certain areas of AUSTRALIA. Nematodes operate by entering the snail through natural openings and release symbiotic bacteria which live inside their gut. The bacterium attack the inside of the snail and allow the nematode to feed on the decaying animal . Results are said to be equal to use of a methaldehyde bait, though slower in developing. excerpted, with thanks, from Grain Research Development Corp. information; thanks also to G. Jackson for material.

 

 

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

IPMnet NEWS will gladly mention publications focused on, or related to, cro p 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.

ALL ABOUT FIRE BLIGHT

Three globally known experts have, as the saying goes, "written the book on" fire blight, the first known plant disease attributed to a bacterium. If it isn't in Fire Blight: History, Biology, and Management, it probably is irrelevant, because this 434-page tome by T. van der Zwet, et al, represents an exhaustive compilation of the known to-date science for this still virulent plant disease that continues its global spread and accompanying economic threat to pear and apple crops. Beyond the fundamental historical biography and important biological profile, this 2012 hardbound reference devotes an entire sectioncomprising nine chaptersto the varied aspects of managing fire blight through enhancing host resistance, reducing inoculum levels, and to deploy- ing biological control tactics. Instances of practicing IPM approaches with success are cited as well as phytobacteriological and molecular biology techniques. Other elements include 121 full color plates with close-up views of fire blight-caused damage to crops, an appendix detailing management techniques, a massive literature citation list, theses and dissertations, a listing of relevant publications 1970-2007, fire blight workshops 1969-2004, and a huge index. See also tinyurl.com {$} -> APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. Voice: 1-651-454-7250. excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication and APS information.

IDENTIFYING WILDLIFE DAMAGE

While not specifically aimed at agriculture, the 2012 publication The Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition, has been dramatically expanded from its 2010 pred- ecessor to now cover landscape and non-structural settings. With dozens of full color photos throughout, the 180-page "guide to identifying vertebrate damage to structures, landscapes, and livestock" includes sections on rodents (rats, voles, mice) plus avian species and other vertebrates that may be associated with crop damage. Author and wildlife control specialist S.M. Vantassel describes both the practice and theory of wild- life damage inspection and identification, followed by 26 modules' with detailed text and illustrations for individual species. A calendar of damage (primarily based on conditions in the U.S. ) reveals when various plant parts are attacked, and by which species. The softbound work with a reader-friendly layout is self-published. {$} -> Handbook, Wildlife Control, 701 S. 55th St., Lincoln, NE 68510-2015, USA. StephenVantassel@hotmail.com. Voice: 1-402-489-1042. excerpted, with thanks, from the cited publication.

 

 

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

= SPECIAL ISSUES =

The April 2012 edition of Pest Management Science (vol. 68, no. 4) features several papers examining the identified lack of discovering an herbicide with a new mode of action.

“Conserving Nature with Biological Control” is the focus of a special issue of the April 2012 journal BioControl, vol. 57, no. 2.

The European Journal of Plant Pathology spotlights “Integrated Plant Disease Management” in vol. 133, no. 1, May 2012.

= SELECTED ARTICLES =

Phytopathology """"""""""""""" “Comparison of Monitoring Based Indicators for Initiating Fungicide Spray Programs to Control Botrytis Leaf Blight of Onion,” Van der Heyden, H., et al. * CROP PROT., 33, 21-28, March 2012.

“Control of Foliar Diseases in Barley: Towards an Integrated Approach,” Walters, D.R., et al. * EURO. JRNL. OF PLANT PATH., 133(1), 33-73, May 2012.

Weed Science / Invasive Plants """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""" “Increasing Efficacy of Gramminicides with a Forward Angled Spray,” Jensen, P.K. * CROP PROT., 32, 17-23, February 2012.

“Biological Control of Invasive Aquatic and Wetland Plants by Arthropods: A Meta-analysis of Data from the Last Three Decades,” Reeves, J.L., and P.D. Lorch. * BIOCONTROL, 57(1), 103-116, February 2012.

Entomology """"""""""""" “Predicted Effect of Climate Change on the Invasibility and Distribution of the Western Corn Root-worm,” Aragon, P., and J.M. Lobo. * AGRIC. AND FOREST ENTOM., 14(1), 13-18, February 2012.

“A New Approach for Mealybug Management: Recruiting an Indigenous, but ‘Non-natural’ Enemy for Biological Control Using an Attractant,” Teshiba, M., et al. * ENTOMO. EXPER. ET APPLI., 142(3), 211-215, March 2012.

Nematology '"""""""""""" “Subsurface Drip Application of Alternative Fumigants to Methyl Bromide for Controlling Nematodes in Replanted Grapevines,” Cabrera, J.A., et al. * PEST MGMT. SCI., 68(5), 773-780, May 2012.

Vertebrates """""""""""" “Resistance Tests and Field Trials with Bromadiolone for the Control of Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus) on Farms in Westphalia, Germany,” Endepois, S., et al. * PEST MGMT. SCI., 68(3), 348-354, March 2012. General """"""""" “Totally Impermeable Film Retains Fumigants, Allowing Lower Application Rates in Strawberry,” Fennimore, S.A., and H.A. Ajwa. * CALIF. AGRI., 66(1), E211-E215, January-March 2012.

“Interactions Between Maize Dwarf Mosaic and Weed Interference on Sweet Corn,” Williams, M.M.II, and J.K. Pataky. * FIELD CROPS RSCH., 128, 48-54, March 2012.

 

 

VI. U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM-CRSP) - Project's Benefits More Than Offset Its Cost

PROJECT'S BENEFITS MORE THAN OFFSET ITS COST

What have been the fiscal impacts of the IPM-CRSP? In a research review that considered a sampling of the program's projects during the 12-year period (2000 to 2012) results revealed that the examined projects generated at least US$ 388 million in benefits globally.

Benefits derived from increased income due to higher crop yields, decreased usage of and payment for pesticides, and having best cropping practices spread over a wide area. They are also represented by the 150-plus individuals who completed graduate degrees while associated with the various projects in some capacity.

In fact, the review identified a single IPM interventionthe release of a parasite to control Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink (papaya mealy bug) in INDIA that alone returned massive benefits with a value (US4 million) in its first year that more than offset the lifetime cost of the entire IPM CRSP.

Additional specific projects reviewed included IPM practices with tomatoes in MALI, IPM practices with bean and maize in UGANDA, IPM practices in eggplant and cabbage in BANGLADESH, IPM practices with plantain in ECUADOR, and IPM practices with olives in ALBANIA.

For further information see the narrative and detailed review table in the IPM-CRSP website at tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated website.

 

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

NOTES: 1. The IPMnet CALENDAR Update , 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 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 15 July 2012

2012

(N) 01-04 September * BORLAUG GLOBAL RUST INITIATIVE TECHNICAL WORKSHOP, Beijing, CHINA. Info: tinyurl.com 10-11 September * CROPWORLD INDIA 2012, Hyderabad, INDIA. Info: www.cropworld-india.com.

(N) 12-14 September * NEOBIOTA 2012, 7th European Conference on Biological Invasions, Pontevedra, SPAIN. Info: neobiota2012@gmail.com. neobiota2012.blogspot.com.

25-27 September * 7th INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE CONFERENCE, Biological Plant Protection, Krasnodar, RUSSIA. Info: A. Asaturova, VNIBZR, 350039, Krasnodar-39, RUSSIA. vnibzr-7fp@yandex.ru. Voice/Fax: 861-228-1776.

(N) 01-05 October * 10th CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR PLANT PATHOLOGY, IPM 2.0, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Info: IPM2.efpp@wur.nl. www.efpp.net/IPM2/default.htm.

(N) 23-25 October * EPPO WORKSHOP ON HERBICIDE RESISTANCE ANALYSIS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF ZONAL EVALUATION, Berlin, GERMANY. Info: tinyurl.com

28-31 October * 3RD INTERNATIONAL LYGUS SYMPOSIUM, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Info: C.S. Brent, ARS-USDA, 21881 N. Cardon Ln., Maricopa, AZ 85138, USA. Colin.Brent@ars.usda.gov. Fax: 1-520-316-6330. Voice: 1-520-316-6337. ag.arizona.edu/apmc/3rdILS/Home.html .

(N) 06-08 November * REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE MANAGEMENT OF FRUIT FLIES IN NEAR EAST COUNTRIES, Hammamet, TUNISIA. Info: K. Alrouechdi, Khaled.Alrouechdi@fao.org. Voice: 39-06-5705-6678. Fax: 39-06-5705-4819.

(N) 06-07 November * CROPWORLD GLOBAL 2012, London, UK. Info: www.cropworld-global.com.

(N) 12-13 November * INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CLEAN PEST MANAGEMENT, Cairo, EGYPT. Info: A.A.H. Amin, PPRI, 7 Nadi El-Seid St., Dokki, Giza, EGYPT. AAH11250@hotmail.com. tinyurl.com

14-16 November * 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF VIROLOGY, Egyptian Society of Virology, Sharm El-Sheiklh, EGYPT. Info: M.A. Shalaby Vet. Med., Cairo Univ., Cairo, EGYPT. MShalaby@link.net.

(N) 27-29 November * 1st WORLD CONGRESS ON THE USE OF BIO- STIMULANTS IN AGRICULTURE, Strasbourg, FRANCE. Info: biostimulants@newaginternational.com. www.biostimulants2012.com.

2013

(N) 05-08 May * 11th INTERNATIONAL VERTICILLIUM SYMPOSIUM, Gottingen, GERMANY. Info: A. Von Tiedemann, ATiedem@gwdg.de. verticillium.phytomedizin.org.

13-15 May * 14th EUROBLIGHT WORKSHOP. Info: A. Lees, Allison.Lees@hutton.ac.uk.

(N) 12-16 May * 6th MEETING, IOBC-WPRS WORKING GROUP, Integrated Protection of Olive Crops, Becici, Budva, MONTENEGRO. Info: D. Perdikis, DPerdikis@aua.gr. www.montenegrolive-iobc.com/index.html.

(N) 19-23 August * INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL ECOLOGY CONFERENCE (ICEC 2013), Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. Info: www.icec2013.com.au . icec2013@wsm.com.au .

2014

(N) June * 11th FUMIGANTS & PHEROMONES CONFERENCE, Krakow, POLAND. Info: P. Rutkowski, P.Rutkowski@InsectsLimited.com.

(N) 27 July-01 August * INT ERNATIONAL UNION OF MICROBIOLOGICAL SOCIETIES CONGRESSES, Montreal, QUE, CANADA. Info: www.montrealiums2014.org,

2015-2017

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

2018

(N) 29 July-03 August * INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PLANT PATHOL- OGY (ICPP2018), Boston, MA, USA. Info : www.isppweb.org/congress.asp.

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