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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs


I. IPM News


  The IPM Council of CANADA is an active group of industry associations dedicated
to promoting nation-wide application of IPM as the standard in turf and landscape care,
as well as in  structural and public works vegetation management.

    According to the Council's website, www.ipmcouncilcanada.org (in either English or
French), the organization "believes that science has proven IPM ensures environmental
sustainability," and can be responsible for a reduction in inputs such as pesticides, fert-
ilizer, and water.

    The Council oversees a program of 'IPM Accreditation,' begun in 2003, which recog-
nizes entities, and individuals, that demonstrate a knowledge of, and commitment to,
IPM principles. Examinations and other tools including periodic audits are employed
for assessing performance and as the basis for certification, varying depending on the
nature of the applicant. A series of PDF files accessed from the Council's website spell
out application details and related information.

    A diverse Board of Directors guides the Council and its activities and includes repre-
sentatives from a variety of industry groups thereby insuring that no single sector can
exert undue influence. -> IPM Council of Canada, PO Box 7, Milton, ONT L9Y 2Y3,
CANADA.  info@ipmcouncilcanada.org.
    --excerpted, with thanks, from Council information.        [#]


    Resistance, thy name is "trouble," whether in pest insects, or in the case of pest
plants and the thorny issue of "stacking" multiple herbicide resistance traits in GM
crops. A debate centered on the process has heated up lately as scientists questioning
multiple herbicide resistance stacking have spoken out during 2012.

    In a 2012 editorial, "Our View,"published in the journal Weed Science, 60(2), 143-
144, April-June, a group of North American weed scientists clearly argue that "the best
way to relieve selection pressure for herbicide resistance is to minimize herbicide use,"
and unanimously agree that while the "introduction of glyphosate and other herbicide-
resistant crops has been a tremendous boon to crop production" (at least in certain
regions), it also has resulted in increased selection intensity and incidence of evermore
glyphosate-resistant weed species.

    The 6-scientist group expressed a general opinion that stacked herbicide traits might
have a near term benefit, but predictably will cause even greater selection pressure long-
term. "Weed resistance to glyphosate and other herbicides," they asserted, "is a 'tsunami'
still out to sea but approaching land." www.wssajournals.org/toc/wees/60/2.

    Other observers have also commented on burgeoning "stackation," e.g., H. Cline's
article, "Too Many Stacked Crop Trait Genes?" in the April 2010 issue of Western
Farm Press. Cline points out that industry leaders say beyond some finite number
of inserted traits the procedure "may be genetically impractical, if not economically
unfeasible." Http://tinyurl.com/a6l84yp.

    A U.S. soybean marketing organization, on the other hand, is funding research to
investigate 'Potential Herbicide Interactions in Double and Triple-stacked Herbicide
Resistant Soybeans,' with the objective of documenting any synergistic or antagonistic
outcomes. Http://tinyurl.com/boz6c3y. Several of the major herbicide manufacturers
and marketers now offer, or are developing, multi-trait stacked herbicidal products.

    Two U.S. governmental agencies along with the Weed Science Society of America
(WSSA) have jointly been investigating and assessing the broad threat of increasing
herbicide resistance. Two committees were formed to: 1) compile thorough background
information on the evolution of herbicide resistance; and, 2) enumerate best management
practices and policies to combat the further evolution and spread of herbicide-resistant

    WSSA, publisher of Weed Science, deemed the rapidly expanding problem of herb-
icide resistance warranted a special issue, which was published as SP1 in late 2012, and
which reflected the charges assigned each of the two committees and spelled out their
resulting findings. An introduction provides a framework, while the section titles are fully
self descriptive: "Herbicide Resistance: Toward an Understanding of Resistance Devel-
opment and the Impact of Herbicide-resistant Crops," and "Reducing the Risks of
Herbicide Resistance: Best Management Practices and Recommendations," both fully
accessible at www.wssajournals.org/toc/wees/60/sp1.

    An earlier (2000) and very specific publication from another source is the document
"Herbicide Resistance: Definition and Management Strategies," by T.S. Prather, et al,
Pub. #8012 from the Univ. of California, at www.anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8012.pdf.
While the focus is on California agriculture, the presented information has near uni-
versal applicability.

    On a global scale, the highly anticipated International Conference on Herbicide Re-
will convene 18-22 February 2013, at Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA and provide
'state of the art' information on resistance management, according to the conference
website www.herbicideresistanceconference.com.au. This major event, incidentally,
has sponsors that include seven of the major international herbicide producing firms.
    --excerpted, with thanks, from  a variety of websites and other information sources.



*  A summary of over 100 programs for eradicating environmental weeds, conducted by
the NEW ZEALAND Dept. of Conservation, revealed that progress has been slow and
difficulty significantly underestimated.  -> C.J. Howell, CHowell@doc.govt.nz.

* Trial results in SOUTH AFRICA determined that a combination of Spinosad and a
protein-based attractant was an effective replacement for the organophosphate malathion
in fruit fly control in citrus orchards.  -> A. Manrakhan, Aruna@cri.co.za.

* Native nematodes are being harnessed as biocontrol agents against pest snails in areas
of AUSTRALIA.  -> G. Ash, Gash@csu.edu.au.

* A volunteer network established in the U.S. to monitor Drosophila suzukii, (spotted wing
drosophila) an invasive pest of fruit crops, has provided stakeholders with information
in an accessible and interactive format while involving them as direct participants in
data collection and other activities.  -> H.J. Burrack, Hannah_Burrack@ncsu.edu.

* Through the efforts of scientists in Western Australia state, AUSTRALIA has gained
a new national protocol to detect the serious rice fungal disease, rice blast, caused by
Magnaporthe oryzae.  -> V. Lanoiselet, VLanoiselet@agric.wa.gov.au.


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

       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 the 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.


     Several papers presented at the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists' October
2012 NJF seminar #457 focused on IPM within the theme "Sustainable Agriculture in
the Baltic Sea Region with Focus on Climate Change."

    IPM technologies "will be urgently needed" across Europe due to the dual factors of
climate change and new EU legislation, notes K. Tiilikkala in the paper  "Integrated
Pest Management and Sustainable Use of Pesticides
," (pg. 32-33). The first near-Herculean
task for all EU countries will be to train all farmers, and staff of all organizations selling,
handling, or using pesticides, by educational programs reaching tens of thousands of
individuals in a never ending collaborative fashion with all stakeholders. Among the
key principles to be instilled will be the tenet that "sustainable biological, physical and
other non-chemical methods must be preferred to chemical methods if they provide
satisfactory pest control," Tiilikkala points out. Another challenging task will be to
develop indicators to reveal whether the goals of environmental policy are being met.
There are other key aspects cited related to the prospect of making IPM a permanent
and universal approach across the EU.
    In a second presentation, G. Berg considers The Future Climate--A Real Challenge for
Plant Protection
(pg. 55-56) and refers to suggestions developed by the Swedish Board
of Agriculture based on a 4-category approach of: 1) continue international plant pest
surveillance; 2) conduct activities that enable early detection of potential crop pest
problems; 3) support programs that register and monitor the presence of crop pests;
and, 4) sanction measures for both preventing and managing crop pests. The Board
also has called for creation of a panel to evaluate risk, while endorsing development
of information systems and extension programs.

    In FINLAND, the forecast of Rhopalosiphum padi (bird-cherry oat aphid) abundance
serves as an important IPM tool for farmers and advisers, noted M. Irmeli in a paper
(pg. 62) that emphasized the utility of monitoring R. padi in cereal crops early in the
growing season and the subsequent impact on pest management decision making. Re-
liance on a pest threshold was credited with reducing pesticide application and limiting
specific control activities to just those areas where they were needed.

    A fourth paper, by J. Gailis and I. Turka, (pg. 71-72), discusses performance of two
beetle species serving as biocontrol agents in winter wheat fields in LATVIA under
various soil tillage systems, crop rotations, and technologies. Minimum tillage fields
provided medium- and large-size beetles with optimum over-wintering conditions.
See: http://tinyurl.com/bxywzdw.
    --excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication; thanks also to P.L. Hay for
       information.        [#]

    In collaboration with ENDURE, the European IPM information locus, the French
Ministry of Agriculture has opened a new website specifically for marshaling IPM in-
formation for the national edification of growers, advisers, and trainers, according to
ENDURE's website. The new French language website, EcophytoPIC, "Le Portail
de la Protection Integree des Cultures," at www.agriculture.gouv.fr/Ecophytopic, re-
lates to France's National Action Plan and its lofty goal of cutting the nation's pesti-
cide use by 50 percent over the next decade. The site not only contains links to various
information sources and crop protection methodology, but also discusses a number of
related concepts such as decision support, monitoring, and innovation.
        --excerpted, with thanks, from the ENDURE and EcophytoPIC websites.



* The Book of Abstracts for the 22nd. International Congress on Virus and Other
Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops (03-08 2012, Rome, ITALY) has been
published and can be freely downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/bk79yle.

* eSci. Journals are open access, peer reviewed, international scientific journals pub-
lished in PAKISTAN. In 2012 the title eSci Journal of Plant Pathology was launched.
The new periodical charges an "article processing fee" on a sliding scale dependent on
country of origin. www.escijournals.net/index.html.

* Issue no. 62 of Haustorium, the official newsletter of the International Parasitic Plant
Society, was recently published under a December 2012 dateline. Among the many items
in its 25 pages there are links to a source for videos on Striga . Both current and back
issues are freely available at www.parasiticplants.org/ipps_newsletter.asp.

*  Utah Pests and Utah State Univ. Cooperative Extension have jointly published a series
of freely available 'how to' video fact sheets showing how to make and use a beating tray
and pheromone traps as well as aids for monitoring and identifying certain pest species.

* A 2012 publication from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid
Tropics, Community Watershed Management for Sustainable Intensification in North-
east Thailand, contains a paper by S. Chuachin, et al, entitled "Simple and Effective
Integrated Pest Management Technique for Vegetables in Northeast Thailand" describ-
ing use of a sugarcane byproduct (molasses) in traps for management of pest insects in
regional cabbage fields. Http://tinyurl.com/akse35r.

* 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:

        "Combating USDA's Top-ranked Invasive Insect," 07 January 2013;
        "Bacteria Pitted Against Fungi to Protect Wheat and Barley," 09 January;
        "Lady Beetle Diet Influences Its Effectiveness as Biocontrol Agent," 11 January;
        "Amino Acid Studies May Aid Battle Against Citrus Greening Disease," 14 January;
        "ARS Scientists Test Improved Stink Bug Trapping Methods," 18 January; and,
        "New, Cost-cutting Approach to Formulating Pest-killing Fungi," 24 January.


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


     The Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) at Oregon State University (OSU)
has announced presentation of a residential short course during August 2013 focused
on Planning and Implementing Sustainable IPM Systems for extension-based pro-
grams in uncertain times.

    The two-week course will be based at the OSU main campus in Corvallis, Oregon,
USA, and will comprise a mix of seminars, discussions, and case studies while em-
ploying innovative teaching and learning methods designed to maximize attendee
participation and engagement. Presentations will draw on data from, and experiences
of, actual farms and farmers.

    Plans call for course participants to address the challenges of implementing integrated
pest management systems in farming systems that often contend with an array of pest
species, all within the uncertainties of shifting climatic conditions and the ongoing
pressures to protect and intensify crop production.

    In addition to farmers, attendees will gain information from crop consultants, certif-
ication organizations, international organizations, and governmental specialists, as well
as other IPM stakeholders. A major course outcome will be developing attendees capacity
to design and implement appropriate IPM programs for diverse farming systems and pest

    The course is designed to attract a broad range of participants from both U.S. and inter-
national organizations including non-profit groups, governmental divisions, and other
involved institutions and organizations.

    IPPC is a long-running research and extension center at OSU with a knowledgeable
staff, current programs in the U.S. and West Africa, and extensive experience in global
IPM systems.

    A course fee of US$2,995 will cover accommodation, meals, tuition, and course
materials. Cost of a fee-based shuttle that operates between Portland, OR and Corvallis
is not included.  -> M.L. Halbleib, Course Director, IPPC, 2040 Cordley Hall, OSU,
Corvallis, OR 97331-2915, USA.  Fax: 1-541-737-3080.  Voice: 1-541-737-2683.
    --excerpted, with thanks, from the above website.        [#]

Jefferson City, MO, USA * Conduct nursery in-
                                                                 spections, plant pest surveys, export inspection/
certification, and biocontrol programs in an 18-county area; provide diagnostic labor-
atory assistance; identify plant diseases and pest insects; participate in statewide virus-
free certification program; inspect crops and storage facilities; provide information
dissemination to a variety of audiences; obtain soil samples; set and analyze insect sur-
vey traps. * REQUIRES: BS (minimum) in a relevant discipline; at least two years of
professional plant regulatory experience; ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with colleagues and clientele; willingness to engage in frequent
travel.  See: http://mda.mo.gov/hr/jo12072012.php. * CONTACT: HR-PI, Missouri
Dept. of Agric., PO Box 630, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630, USA.
Fax: 1-573-522-5692.  Voice: 1-573-751-1199.  hr@mda.mo.gov.         [#]
EXTENSION ENTOMOLOGIST, IPM, Monticello, AR, USA * Develop an independent,
                                                                   recognized extension program delivering IPM-
based solutions for field crops (emphasis on pest arthropods) in a designated region;
conduct applied research to enhance sustainable crop production; organize field days;
other activities include farm visits, faculty in-service training, create fact sheets, pub-
lish web-based educational materials, and newsletters; provide IPM recommendations.
* REQUIRES: PhD in entomology, strong background in IPM; excellent communi-
cation skills (written and oral); ability to obtain and interpret research information;
ability to interact effectively with both professional and lay clients; physical and mental
capability to handle frequent travel, irregular work hours, and long days.
Posting no. 0060700.  Http://tinyurl.com/bkvoo5w. * CONTACT: R. Wiedenmann,
RWieden@uark.edu.  Fax: 1-501-671-2251.  Voice: 1-479-575-2451.         [#]

Monticello, AR, USA * Lead basic crop disease
                                                                       management programs for row crops, small fruit,
and vegetable production; develop a comprehensive plant pathology extension thrust and
an innovative applied research program; conduct relevant training and a full spectrum of
extension activities, information delivery, outreach, and related responsibilities. * RE-
QUIRES: Earned PhD in plant path. or related field; ability to work effectively with pro-
fessional and lay clients; strong communication skills; adult education capabilities; ability
to anticipate changing trends and develop programs accordingly.  Posting no. 0060714.
Http://tinyurl.com/aow9n3e.  * CONTACT: R. Bennett, Dept. of Plant Path., 217 Plant
Sci., Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA.  RBennett@uark.edu.
Voice: 1-479-575-2445.
   --excerpted, with thanks, from various sources.



/\/  The online IPM3 course series now offers:
          1.) Flexible timing: courses can be initiated any time; and,
          2.) Current tuition discounted 33 percent, until July 2013. Contact M.E. Ascerno
at MAscerno@umn.edu; see course list and other data at: www.umn.edu/ipm3.

/\/  Continuing severe drought conditions across a wide swath of the U.S. central
agricultural area (among others) is predicted to exacerbate herbicide carry-over activity for
an extended period, according to the Nebraska Dept. of Agric. Pesticide and Noxious
Weed Newsletter
, vol. 32, 2012-2013.  Http://tinyurl.com/c6gd3yg.


          = TRANSITION =

    Doubtlessly there are elegant, articulate ways to alert readers to an imminent change
in a publication. In this case change is in the future for IPMnet NEWS, but these words
will be of a more direct vein, rather devoid of flourishes.

    After just short of 20 years as editor/coordinator, with this the 200th issue of the
NEWS, I--with very bleary eyes and ebbing energy level--am retiring from the Inte-
grated Plant Protection Center and Oregon State University and vacating the NEWS
editor/coordinator position.

    The NEWS, in its nearly two decades of publishing and with minimum brandish-
ing of verbal cudgels, has aimed to help promote the global development, practice,
and adoption of IPM. At least that was the intent. Hopefully the effort of periodically
disseminating IPM information has helped further the interest in, and acceptance of,
more cognitive environmentally sensitive approaches to the fundamentally important
global conduct of crop pest management in both food and other crop production.

    To all IPMnet NEWS subscribers, some who have been on board since commence-
ment of the NEWS as an e-publication in late 1993 (yielding a truly crude initial
product), a very heartfelt thank you for your patience and participation. The same
to the generous organizations helping to underwrite the NEWS operation over most
of two decades including the U.S. Agency for International Development through first
the Consortium for International Crop Protection (before it expired), and more recently
the IPM Collaborative Research Support Program; thanks also to the U.S. Dept. of Ag-
riculture's  P.I.P.E. (don't ask me) and of course to dear old IPPC that traces its lineage
back to the 1960s.

    Thanks, too, for the valued collaboration of the International Association of Plant
Protection Sciences. And a very large debt of gratitude to B. Zelazny and the Inter-
national Society for Pest Information for all the tangible cooperation, and input. A
special salute of appreciation extends to M. Kogan, P.C. Jepson, R. Muniappan,
S. Lloyd, and L. Parks, as well as other colleagues at IPPC.

    The time has arrived--maybe even passed--to make way for someone with stronger
electronic communication skills, a fresh outlook, and, in the vernacular, more "moxie,"
to take up the torch and keep the global IPM conversation flowing. I anticipate a slower
personal pace in the future, but remain receptive to the possibility of considering the
occasional short term assignment.

               --most cordially, A.E. Deutsch, home email wheelwrite@peak.org,

-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.


    The latest addition to the benchmark IPM in crops series from the Univ. of California's
Statewide IPM Program is the revised and expanded 3rd edition of Integrated Pest Man-
agement for Rice. Published in 2013--30 years after the first edition and 20 years after the
second--the latest version's 103 pages authored by L. Strand now offer: a discussion of
new exotic pests; new life cycle illustrations for each mentioned pest; 21 new photos for
diseases, weeds, and pest vertebrates; plus new sections dwelling on detecting, confirming,
and managing herbicide resistance. The softbound, peer reviewed work contains dozens
of full color photos printed on coated paperstock, a glossary, index, and a suggested list
of additional information sources. See: http://tinyurl.com/b3kk3xq.  Pub. no. 3280.  {$}
-> UCANR Comm. Svcs., 1301 S. 46th St., Bldg. 478--MC 3580, Richmond, CA 94804,
USA.  Fax: 1-510-665-3427.  Voice: 1-510-665-2195.  anrcatalog@ucanr.edu.
    --excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication and website.      [#]


    The 2003 text Weed Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems has morphed into
a second edition, now titled Invasive Plant Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems,
as published in 2010. The newer softbound treatise is "designed as a teaching text for ad-
vanced undergraduate students," according to its preface. The 2nd edition deletes pre-
vious chapters solely focused on experimental methods and in their place adds material
devoted to "newer fields of landscape and molecular ecology." Authors B.D. Booth, et al,
naturally refreshed the cited literature, there being increased activity in the discipline
during the time span between editions. The newer softbound, 220 page volume also
received a major layout makeover including liberal use of a second ink color throughout
significantly improving reader friendliness. Among the new work's 14 chapters are
sections covering plant reproduction, competition, and other relevant topics concerning
invasive plants. Two-color illustrations enhance the text, and a glossary adds useful in-
formation.  {$}  CABI Publications, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, Oxfordshire,
OX10 8DE, UK.  http://bookshop.cabi.org/.
    --excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publications.      [#]


        A second more recent title also published by CABI is Beneficial Microorganisms in
Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Safety Assessment and Regulation, a 355-
page monograph. Editors I. Sundh, et al, assembled and organized input from three
dozen international contributing authors into four broad areas, the second being "Pest
Control Agents and Plant Growth Promoters." Sub-sections discuss microbial control of
invertebrates, microbial control of plant diseases, and microbial control of weeds, each
with an extensive reference list. The 2012 hard bound work interweaves the the basic
themes of safety and regulation throughout, and was originally conceived as a sequel
of a 2008 conference. (See contact address above).
        --excerpted, with thanks, from the indicated publication.


-Related Research/Technical Articles
     > Special Issues
     > Selected Articles


    The journal Weed Science published a special issue, "Herbicide Resistance Manage-
ment," as vol. 60, sp1, 2012.



“Grape Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae) – A Review of Potential Detection and
Alternative Management Options,” Benheim, D., et al. * ANNS. OF APPLD. BIOL.,
161(2), 91-115, September 2012.

“Effects of In-season Crop-protection Combined with Postharvest Applied Fungicide
on Suppression of Potato Storage Diseases Caused by Oomycete Pathogens,” Gachango,
E., et al. * CROP PROT., 41, 42-48, November 2012.

“A Review and Critical Analysis of the European Situation of Soilborne Disease
Management in the Vegetable Sector,” Colla, P., et al. * PHYTOPARA., 40(5), 515-523,
November 2012.

Weed Science / Invasive Plants
“Trait-based Approaches to Unraveling the Assembly of Weed Communities and their
Impact on Agro-ecosystem Functioning,” Navas, M-L. * WEED RSCH., 52(6), 479–488,
December 2012.

“Linking Field and Farmer Surveys to Determine the Most Important Changes to Weed
Incidence,” Borger, C.P., et al. * WEED RSCH., 52(6), 564-574, December 2012.

“Biology and Management of the Green Stink Bug,” Kamminga, K.L., et al. * JRNL.
OF IPM, 3(3), C1-C8, 2012.

“The Non-target Impact of Spinosyns on Beneficial Arthropods,” Biondi, A., et al. *
PEST MGMT. SCI., 68(12), 1523-1536, December 2012.

“Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on Insect Pests, their Parasitoids, Plant Diseases and
Volatile Organic Compounds in Brassica napus,” Veromann, E., et al. * CROP PROT.,
43, 79-88, January 2013.


BT-maize Event MON 88017 Expressing Cry3Bb1 Does Not Cause Harm to Non-target
Organisms,” Devos, Y., et al. * TRANSGEN. RSCH., 21(6), 1191-1214, December 2012.

“Research Needs and Potential Effects of Biomass Crops on Pest Management,”
Prasifka, J.R, and M.E. Gray. * JRNL. OF IPM, 3(4), C1-C5, 2012.

“Farmers' Perceptions of Cotton Pests and their Management in Western Kenya,”
Midega, C.A., et al. * CROP PROT., 42, 193-201, December 2012.

“Integrated Pest Management – Can It Contribute to Sustainable Food Production in
Europe with Less Reliance on Conventional Pesticides?,” Hillocks, R.J., and J.E.
Cooper. * OUTLOOK ON AGRIC., 41(4), 237-246, December 2012.


VI.  U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support
          - Latest Annual Report Published


    The IPM-CRSP has announced publication of its 2011-2012 Annual Report (in a
draft version with several compilations outstanding). Sections discuss programs in
Latin America and the Caribbean, East Africa, West Africa, South Asia, Southeast
Asia, and Central Asia, plus other related activities. The entire report, as well as
each section individually, can be downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/bkoa8v3.
The 132-page document, covering the program's third year within it's fourth 5-year
phase, comprises a blend of text supplemented by numerous full color photos, all
presented in a reader-friendly format.

    With a goal of "fighting pests, improving crops, and bettering lives worldwide," the
Program aims to raise living standards of developing country citizens by collaborating
with them to help solve agricultural challenges with sustainable solutions. In fact, a
single intervention, the release of a parasite to control papaya mealybug in INDIA,
by itself generated such huge monetary returns to growers that it more than covered
the cost of the IPM-CRSP over its lifetime.
    --excerpted, with thanks, from the IPM-CRSP website www.oired.vt.edu/ipmcrsp/.


VII. IPMnet CALENDAR--Update, 2013-2018,
        > (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 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 CALENDAR--Update
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 CALENDAR--Update 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 31 January 2013


(N) 19-20 February * 2013 Integrated Pest Management Academy, Okemos, MI,
        USA.  Info: E. Lizotte, taylo548@msu.eduHttp://tinyurl.com/awvkyuy.

(N) 20-21 March * 3rd EUROPEAN BOIS NOIR WORKSHOP, Barcelona, SPAIN.
        Info: www.boisnoir2013.eu.

, Barcelona, SPAIN.  Info: http://tinyurl.com/bkfyvgl.

(N) 12-16 May * 12th EUROPEAN FUSARIUM SEMINAR, Bordeaux, FRANCE.
        Info: https://colloque.inra.fr/efs2013/.

, Orford, QUE, CANADA.  Info: entomophagous2013. www.seq.qc.ca/IEIC3/.

        SOCIETY, Edmonton, ALB, CANADA.  Info: K. Turkington,
        Kelly.Turkington@agr.gc.ca.  phytopath.ca/meetings.shtml.

        CANADA.  Info:  K. Turkington, Kelly.Turkington@agr.gc.ca.
        Samsun, TURKEY.  Info: http://tinyurl.com/7vpwrv3.

        Evry, FRANCE.  Info: https://colloque.inra.fr/spsconference.

(N) 15-20 July * 12th WORLD CONGRESS ON PARASITIC PLANTS, Sheffield,
        UK.  Info: to come, see www.parasiticplants.org.

        IPM SYSTEMS  (short course), Corvallis, OR, USA.  Info:
        oregonstate.edu/conferences/event/ipmplanning.  P.C. Jepson, IPPC, 2040
        Cordley Hall, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis 97331-2915, USA.
        JepsonP@science.oregonstate.edu.  Fax: 1-541-737-3080.  Voice: 1-541-737-9082.

WITH FUNGAL VECTORS, Obihiro, Hokkaido, JAPAN.  Info:
        T. Maoka, iwgpvfv2012@naro.affrc.go.jp.

        DE MALHERBOLOGIA, Valencia, SPAIN.  Info: 14congresosemh.webs.upv.es.

        CONTROL, Dijon, FRANCE.  Info: http://www.afpp.net.


        SOCIETY, Birmingham, AL, USA.  Info: www.swss.ws.

        VASIVE PLANTS, Montpellier, FRANCE.  Info: http://tinyurl.com/agsqucp.

        MICROBE INTERACTIONS, Rhodes Is., GREECE.  Info: ismpmi@scisoc.org.


(N) 24-26 March * 8th INTERNATIONAL IPM SYMPOSIUM, Salt Lake City, UT,
        USA.  Info: E.E. Wolff, Wolff1@illinois.edu.


[R] 11-16 September * corrected address * AUSTRALIAN WEEDS CONFER-
, Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA.  Info: to be identified.

2017 - 2018

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


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