Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 26.07.2016
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Date,
Event, Place
04-08 September 2016:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", Subgroups "Soft fruits", "Pome fruit arthropods", "IFP Guidelines", "Pome fruit diseases" and "Stone fruits", 9th International Conference on Integrated Fruit Production, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", Subgroups "Soft fruits", "Pome fruit arthropods", "IFP Guidelines", "Pome fruit diseases" and "Stone fruits", 9th International Conference on Integrated Fruit Production, Thessaloniki, Greece, 04-08 September 2016The conference takes place every 4 years and aims to bring together the latest advances in research of all subgroups involved in Integrated Fruit Production provide an opportunity for exchange information and ideas and stimulate common research and collaboration.
Proposed topics:
  • Integrated control of fruit arthropod pests
  • Integrated plant protection of diseases in fruit crops
  • New developments and opportunities in disease and pest warning systems
  • Biological control of pests and diseases in fruit production
  • Organic fruit production
  • Chemical Ecology: application in IFP
  • Invasive and exotic fruit pests
  • Ecology of pesticides: resistance and side effect on beneficials
  • Weed Management
  • Pecticides and control methods application technology
  • Pesticide risk indicators to assess the sustainable use of pesticides in IFP
  • Dissemination strategies in Integrated Production
  • IPM Guidelines
Contact Local organizer Dr. Petros Damos (petrosdamos@gmail.com and admin@iobc-greece2016.com) and the general secretariat at Global events Miss Constantina Pliatsika (constantina@globalevents.gr and secretariat@iobc-greece2016.com)
Information Download: First Announcement with Pre-registration Form (pdf), Conference Presentation (pdf), Conference Poster (jpg), Second Announcement (pdf), Registration From (docx), Newsletter 11.02.2016 (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
07-09 September 2016:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops"
(ICOC), "Prospects and progress for sustainable oilseed crop protection", Tartu, Estonia.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops" (ICOC), "Prospects and progress for sustainable oilseed crop protection", 07-09 September 2016, Tartu, Estonia. In this meeting we will present and discuss recent advances in pathology and entomology research towards improved crop protection in oilseed production, with a focus on oilseed rape.
Topics include:
  • role of biocontrol in pest and disease management,
  • conservation biocontrol and habitat management,
  • pathogen diversity and detection methods,
  • plant breeding for pest and disease resistance,
  • pesticide resistance and its management,
  • agronomical solutions
  • …. and more!
This will be an informal and lively meeting with an emphasis on discussion and will include sessions leading towards grant applications for EU projects.
Contact Local organizer: Eve Veromann, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, eve.veromann@emu.ee
Programme: Pathology Section: Malgorzata Jedryczka, Entomology Section: Samantha M. Cook
Information New deadline for registration: 15.05.2016.
Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://iobc-tartu2016.emu.ee

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Date,
Event, Place
07-09 September 2016: The meeting has been postponed.
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Landscape management for functional biodiversity", Rostock, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
The aims of the meeting are to bring together the latest advances in research and development on the landscape management for functional biodiversity, to provide the opportunity to exchange information and to coordinate common research and identity of the main areas for future research.
Contact Local organizers: iobc.admin@uni-rostock.de
Prof. Dr Hans-Michael Poehling, Leibniz University, Hannover
Dr Paula Westerman, University of Rostock Prof.
Dr Bärbel Gerowitt, University of Rostock
Convenors:
John Holland, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK
Bärbel Gerowitt, University of Rostock, Germany
Information Download: First Announcement with Registration Form (docx)

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Date,
Event, Place
12-15 September 2016:
XIV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens": Biocontrol and Microbial Ecology, Berlin, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
XIV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens": Biocontrol and Microbial Ecology, 12-15 September 2016, Berlin, Germany. The meeting aims to bring together colleagues, students, young researchers and company representatives dealing with all aspects of biocontrol of diseases to benefit integrated disease management and crop production. The group is a platform to sharing new knowledge in research approaches and technologies and to interact with industries and fundamental and applied research. The collegial atmosphere will allow informal exchange of knowledge and promote the exploration of interests and future collaborations. This meeting will focus on aspects of microbial ecology in biocontrol.
Contact Local organizers: Eckhard George, Rita Grosch, Kornelia Smalla
Convenor: Jürgen Köhl
Information Website: www.iobc-wprsBerlin2016.de

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Date,
Event, Place
21-23 September 2016:
3rd international congress Natural Products and Biocontrol
, Perpignan, France.
Aims &
Topics
1st International Symposium on Biotremology – Studying Vibrational Communication, 05-07 July 2016, Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM), San Michele all'Adige, Italy.Participants will enjoy high quality communications providing results and works about research around the natural products used to manufacture biocontrol products. Elicitors and/or phytostimulants way of actions, "omics" for understanding biocontrol mechanism, microbial metabolite and toxins will also be approach. This congress will be a privileged place for business-to-business meetings organized by the Regional Languedoc-Roussillon Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the presence of actors and industrials players of the sector and many others, and a place of encounters and dialogue between participants in parallel to the conferences.
Information Download: Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.biocontrol2016.com

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Date,
Event, Place
25-30 September 2016:
ICE 2016, XXV International Congress of Entomology
, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Aims &
Topics
XXV International Congress of Entomology, 25-30 September 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA.IOBC-Global will be sponsoring four biological control symposia at the International Congress of Entomology.
  • Biological Control Under Climate Change
    Convener: Jianqing Ding (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Prospects and Challenges for Biocontrol of Disease Vectors
    Convener: Matthew Thomas (Penn State University, USA)
  • Status and Prospects for Biological Control in the 21st Century
    Conveners: Russell Messing (University of Hawaii, USA) and Jacques Brodeur (University of Montreal, Canada)
  • Zoophytophagous Arthropods in Biological Control
    Conveners: Josep A. Jaques (Universitat Jaume I, Spain) and Alberto Urbaneja (Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research, Spain)

For more information on other biocontrol-related talks, see the full list of symposia here: http://ice2016orlando.org/scientific-program/symposia
Contact info@ice2016orlando.org
Information Website: http://ice2016orlando.org

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Date,
Event, Place
11-13 October 2016:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms", Chania, Crete, Greece.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms", Chania, Crete, Greece, 11-13 October 2016The aims of the meeting are to bring together the latest advances in research on side effects of pesticides to biological control agents towards improved implementation of integrated pest management. Topics include:
  • Effects of plant protection products and alternative products (induced resistance elicitors, plant extracts, etc.) on beneficial arthropods and non-target organisms
  • Implementation of results from side-effect tests to IPM
  • Selectivity of plant protection products authorized in organic farming on beneficial arthropods.
  • Procedures to test side effects of pesticides/control methods on important beneficial organisms.
  • Test methods for special plant protection products
  • Side-effects of pesticides in glasshouse crops/open field/orchards
Contact Local organizer: George D. Broufas, Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Agricultural Development (gbroufas@agro.duth.gr)
Work Group Convenor: Jean Pierre Jansen
Conference Center Bureau: Mrs Argyro Zervou or Mrs Katerina Karapataki, Conference Center Bureau of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (confer@maich.gr)
Information Website: http://iobc2016.maich.gr/en

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Date,
Event, Place
23-27 October 2016:
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Oak Forest", University Hall La Asunción, Córdoba, Spain.
Aims &
Topics
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Oak Forest", University Hall La Asunción, Cordoba, Spain, 23.-27.09.2016The Working Group "Integrated Protection in oak forests " integrated by experts in fungal pathogens, pests and forest management, organizes every three years an international meeting in order to develop multidisciplinary research on characterization of biotic and abiotic factors involved in the decline phenomena of oak forests and to promote collaborations between European and North African researchers.
Topics of the meeting:
  1. Phytosanitary status of oak forests
  2. Decaying factors (biotic, abiotic and anthropic) and theirs dynamics
  3. Bio-ecology of pathogenic fungi
  4. Bio-ecology of insect pests
  5. Integrated control
  6. Oak forest facing climate changes and forest management strategies
Contact Local Organiser: Mª Esperanza Sánchez Hernández (quercus2016@uco.es)
Convenor: Pino Angelo Ruiu
Information Download: First Announcement, English (pdf), First Announcement, French (pdf), Seocond Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.iobcquercus2016.com

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Date,
Event, Place
24-26 October 2016:
ABIM 2016, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2016, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 24-26 October 2016.ABIM is the world leading business meeting for the biocontrol industry. ABIM facilitates the development of biocontrol products in order to make plant protection safer and more sustainable. ABIM provides networking opportunities and up-to-date information to the biocontrol industry. ABIM encourages the exchange between small and large companies as well as between governmental authorities and researchers.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
15-17 November 2016:
Biocontrol LATAM 2016
, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil.
Aims &
Topics
Largest international event to cover biocontrol in Latin America
New Ag International, 2BMonthly, IBMA and ABCBio join forces to organise Biocontrol LATAM 2016 Conference & Exhibition. The 3 day meeting will feature selected presentations on key current Biocontrol topics delivered by world renowned speakers/organisations.
Conference papers will contribute to our understanding of the role and use of biocontrol solutions in agriculture, including:
  • Global Biocontrol Market
  • Market for Biocontrol in LATAM
  • Main trends in the LATAM industry
  • Biocontrol Regulatory in LATAM
  • The US legislation, an example to follow?
  • Biocontrol as a business – adoption by growers and distributors
  • Biocontrol and biostimulants: going together in LATAM?
  • Biologicals Production and Formulation
  • Emerging technologies in microbials, natural extracts and semiochemicals
Biocontrol LATAM 2016 builds on the successful Biocontrol ASIA 2015 meeting held in New Delhi in March, attended by over 100 companies from more than 30 countries.
Contact newag@newaginternational.com
Information Website: http://www.newaginternational.com/index.php/conferences/our-conferences/489-biocontrol-latam-campinas-sao-paulo-brasil-15th-17th-november-2016

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Date,
Event, Place
10-14 April 2017:
VIII Seminario Cient'ifico Internacional de Sanidad Vegetal 2017
, Havana, Cuba.
Aims &
Topics
The Plant Health Research Institute and the Plant Health National Center of belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture are pleased to invite you to the 8th International Scientific Seminar on Plant Health, for Cuban agriculture transition to sustainability, which will be held from April 10th to 14th, at the Havana International Conference Center, Cuba.
As in earlier issues, this seminar is considered as a comprehensive and perfect setting for debating innovative insights and scientific outcomes on dissimilar topics related to plant health.
Professors, researchers, undergraduate students, businessmen, officials and executives linked with farming teaching, research, service and marketing will have the opportunity to share results, experiences and demands, as well as reflect on the future of plant health for the transition to a sustainable and resilient agriculture, among other current topics.
A trade fair will be conducted so as to promote technology and product, as well as identify future interests for innovation and business cooperation.
Contact seminariointernacional2017@inisav.cu
Information Download: Frist Announcement (pdf) in Spanish & English
Website: www.inisav.cu

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Date,
Event, Place
04-08 June 2017:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate climate"
, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Aims &
Topics
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate climate", 04-08 June 2017, Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaThis meeting attracts 100-120 attendees comprised of biocontrol researchers, industry representatives (e.g. biocontrol producers) and greenhouse growers. It provides an opportunity for updates on subjects such as current research, status of IPM in different countries and new biocontrol agents. Activities will include 3-4 days of scientific discussion and presentations, bus tours of greenhouses highlighting the use of biological control, and a social program that will provide opportunities for further networking and information exchange.
Contact Secretary: Rose Buitenhuis, Research Scientist Biological Control, Vineland Research and Innovations Centre Inc., E-Mail: questions@iobccanada2017.ca
Convenor: Bruno Gobin
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://iobccanada2017.ca

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Date,
Event, Place
11-16 June 2017:
16th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests", Tiblisi, Georgia.
Contact Local organizer: Medea Burjanadze (Agricultural University of Georgia, Tbilisi) e-mail: m.burjanadze@agruni.edu.ge
Convenor: Johannes A. Jehle

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Date,
Event, Place
26-30 June 2017:
11th International IOBC-WPRS Workshop on Pome Fruit Diseases,
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Pome fruit diseases"
, Jūrmala, Latvia.
Aims &
Topics
The workshop takes place every 3 years and aims to bring together the latest advances in research on the integrated control of pome fruit diseases, to provide an opportunity for exchange of information and to stimulate common research and collaboration.
Proposed topics:
  • Diagnostic tools in pome fruit pathology
  • Biology and epidemiology of apple and pear diseases
  • Host-plant resistance and biodiversity
  • Bacterial diseases of apple and pear
  • Canker diseases of apple and pear
  • Brown spot of pear
  • Monitoring and forecasting infection risks
  • Control methods (biocontrol, chemical, alternative, physical, sanitation)
  • Postharvest diseases
Contact Local organizer: Regina Rancane, Latvian Plant Protection Research Centre, regina.rancane@laapc.lv
Convenor: Arne Stensvand
Information Download: First Announcement with Pre-Registration Form (docx)

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Date,
Event, Place
03-05 July 2017:
11th Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Stored Products", Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Aims &
Topics
11th Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Stored Products", Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03-05 July 2017
Integrated Protection of Stored Products (IPSP) consolidates different methods of preventing damage caused by insects, mites, rodents, birds or fungi. The goal is to achieve necessary efficacy using eco-friendly methods and tools while resorting to chemical methods only upon ineffectiveness of used methods. Aside from current knowledge and advances in recent IPSP research results, presentations regarding promotion and implementation of IPSP in everyday practice will also be included at the Conference.
Current trends in the protection of stored products and the provision of quality food and other products for the market calls for limited use of chemicals.
The scientific program of the Conference will be divided into the following sessions:
  1. Methods of pest prevention during storage, transportation and handling of stored products
  2. Biological control of stored product pests
  3. Prevention of microflora infection and development of mycotoxins
  4. Physical, chemical and other techniques for stored product pest control
  5. Future trends on all aspects of storage pest control
  6. Quarantine and regulatory issues
  7. Wood-boring, urban and museum pests
  8. Natural products
Contact Local organizer: Prof. Stanislav Trdan, Biotechnical Faculty, Dept. of Agronomy, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Phone: +386 1320 3225, Fax: + 386 1257 3770, E-mail: stanislav.trdan@bf.uni-lj.si
Convenor: Pasquale Trematerra
Information Download: Invitation and first circular (pdf), Invitaiton and second circular (pdf), Registration form and abstract submission (docx), Hotel reservation form (docx),
Website: http://iobc2017.bf.uni-lj.si

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Date,
Event, Place
11-15 September 2017:
5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods,
Langkawi, Malaysia.
Aims &
Topics
5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, 11-15 September 2017, Langkawi, Malaysia.This conference continues the series of international symposia on the biological control of arthropods held every four years. Dr Roy Van Driesche was the founder of the series and held the first meeting in Hawaii in January 2002. The second meeting took place in Davos, Switzerland, in September 2005, the third in Christchurch, New Zealand, in February 2009. The latest one was held in Pucón, Chile, in March 2013. The upcoming 5th symposium will follow the proven format and framework of the previous four symposia, as they have all been very successful and highly appreciated by the participants.
Contact Secretary: info@isbca-2017.org
Information Website: www.isbca-2017.org

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Date,
Event, Place
02-06 October 2017:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Field Vegetables"
, Wädenswil (Agroscope) and Salenstein (BBZ Arenenberg, seminars and meetings), Switzerland.
Contact IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Field Vegetables", 02-06 October 2017, Wädenswil (Agroscope) and Salenstein (BBZ Arenenberg, seminars and meetings), Switzerland.Local organizer: Ute Vogler, Agroscope Wädenswil, ute.vogler@agroscope.admin.ch
Convenor: Richard Meadow
Information Website: http://www.agroscope.ch/veranstaltungen/00802/index.html?lang=en&direction=asc&orderby=

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Date,
Event, Place
23-25 October 2017:
ABIM 2017, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2017, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 23-25 October 2017.ABIM is the world leading business meeting for the biocontrol industry. ABIM facilitates the development of biocontrol products in order to make plant protection safer and more sustainable. ABIM provides networking opportunities and up-to-date information to the biocontrol industry. ABIM encourages the exchange between small and large companies as well as between governmental authorities and researchers.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
22-24 October 2018:
ABIM 2018, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2018, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 22-24 October 2018.ABIM is the world leading business meeting for the biocontrol industry. ABIM facilitates the development of biocontrol products in order to make plant protection safer and more sustainable. ABIM provides networking opportunities and up-to-date information to the biocontrol industry. ABIM encourages the exchange between small and large companies as well as between governmental authorities and researchers.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
21-23 October 2019:
ABIM 2019, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2019, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 21-23 October 2019.ABIM is the world leading business meeting for the biocontrol industry. ABIM facilitates the development of biocontrol products in order to make plant protection safer and more sustainable. ABIM provides networking opportunities and up-to-date information to the biocontrol industry. ABIM encourages the exchange between small and large companies as well as between governmental authorities and researchers.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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