Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 21.07.2017
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Date,
Event, Place
05-08 August 2017:
APS Annual Meeting,
"Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology", San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Aims &
Topics
APS Annual Meeting, "Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology ", 05-08 August 2017, San Antonio, Texas. Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology highlights two factors that are and will continue to have a profound impact on the science and practice of plant pathology: new technologies and the next generation of plant pathologists who will employ them in their pursuit of solutions to plant health problems. The advent of faster and less expensive nucleic acid sequencing technologies has provided opportunities to answer questions not previously possible to answer.
For APS, this has resulted in the Phytobiomes initiative and the new Phytobiomes journal. Understanding the phytobiome has great potential for development of transformative new approaches to improving plant health and productivity that will be required to meet the increased demand for food projected by 2050. Other potentially transformative technological changes are already on the horizon. In addition to these new tools, we will be looking to the millennial generation of plant pathologists, who will soon be the largest generation in the workforce, to meet the demands of the future. They bring with them new attitudes, values, and expectations of life and the workplace that will result in a changing and exciting landscape for plant pathology.
Information Website: www.apsnet.org/meetings/annual

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Date,
Event, Place
13-17 August 2017:
SIP Annual Meeting,
Golden Jubilee Conference of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, San Diego, California, USA.
Aims &
Topics
SIP Annual Meeting, Golden Jubilee Conference of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, 13-17 August 2017, San Diego, California, USA. Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) will be celebrating 50 years of science at the Golden Jubilee Conference on the University of California San Diego campus in La Jolla.
Scientific program: Members, the Divisions, Founder's Lecture Committee, and Scientific Program Committee put together the scientific program that includes a Golden Jubilee Presentation, a plenary session, contributed oral and poster presentations, and multiple individual or cross-divisional symposia.
Information Website: www.sipweb.org/meetings.html

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Date,
Event, Place
02-09 September 2017:
IOBC-APRS & CIAT Hands-On Training Course
"MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN ASIA'S CHANGING AGRO-LANDSCAPES"
, Beijing, China & Hanoi, Vietnam (concurrent).
Aims &
Topics
Hands-On Training Course, IOBC-APRS & CIAT, 2nd - 9th September 2017: MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN ASIA'S CHANGING AGRO-LANDSCAPES This one-week field course will be organized around a number of topics that are of immediate relevance to Asia's agriculture, such as invasive species, ecological intensification, biodiversity loss in agricultural settings, and landscape simplification. The short course will provide a primer to students and young professionals in how biodiversity aspects biological control of pests - within the particular context of Asia's intensified agriculture. The course will use an approach that will pair lecture-style introductions to key topics by world experts with hands-on activities in order to reinforce key concepts. Cross-cutting subject areas that will be covered in this course include: Biodiversity in tropical systems; diversity from landscape to farm-level scales; the importance of diversity & biological control on smallholder farms; and the importance of resource diversity to biological control.
The short course will not only celebrate Asia's historical contributions to the field of arthropod biological control, but equally highlight opportunities and threats for sustained biological control in present-day farming systems. The course will introduce novel concepts, tools and methodological approaches, and plant the seed for invigorated applied research on arthropod biological control in Asia's highly unique yet rapidly changing agro-landscapes.
Contact To apply, email your expression of interest to Dr. Kris Wyckhuys (k.wyckhuys@cgiar.org) and Ms. My Hoang (m.hoang@cgiar. org).
Information Download: Flyer, Call for Application (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
04-06 Sepember 2017:
8th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production", Ghent, Belgium.
Aims &
Topics
8th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production", Modern Biotechnology in Integrated Crop Management, 04-06 Sepember 2017, Ghent, Belgium. Modern Biotechnology in Integrated Crop Management
The following topics will be covered by the meeting:
  • Modern biotechnology in integrated crop management
  • Risk assessment of GM plants including products from the public sector
  • Plant protection products produced by GMOs, including microbials and microorganisms
  • Plants using RNAi technology to provide pathogen or insect resistance
  • New plants derived from biotechnology (including genome editing) and their potential for IPM
  • Insect resistance management strategies of GM crops
  • GM insects for agricultur
Contact Convenor: Michael Meissle
Information Download: Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.eigmo.info

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Date,
Event, Place
04-07 Sepember 2017:
6th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", International Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Greece.
Aims &
Topics
6th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", 04.-07.09.2017, Chania Greece.The meeting will focus on the new developments in Integrated control of mite pests in greenhouse and open field crops.
Topics to be covered
  • Biological control of mite pests
  • Chemical control of mite pests
  • Behavioral control of mite pests
  • Integrated management of mite pests
  • Biology and ecology of mite pests and their predators
  • Recent advances in pest (mite) management
  • Plant resistance in mite management
Contact Local organizer: George Broufas, gbroufas@agro.duth.gr
Convener: Eric Palevsky
Information The deadline of the online Abstract submission has been extended to August 1st, 2017.
Website: http://iobc2017.maich.gr

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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
17-20 September 2017:
2017 AES Conference, Australian Entomological Society 48th AGM and Scientific Conference, "Biosecurity – A Partnership Approach
", Crowne Plaza in Terrigal on the Central Coast of NSW (an hour north of Sydney), Australia.
Aims &
Topics
2017 AES Conference, Australian Entomological Society 48th AGM and Scientific Conference, "Biosecurity – A Partnership Approach", 17-20 September 2017, Terrigal, NSW, Australia.

This year the conference theme will be the science behind biosecurity and the protection of the economy, environment and community from negative impacts associated with insect pests. The exciting science that underpins successful biosecurity will be on show where topics will include, amongst other things, the principles of preparedness, prevention, management, and biology of our invading (or already "invaded") pests.
The 2017 conference logo is the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) which has marched its way across the Pacific from its natural range in the southeast USA and northeast Mexico. It has travelled via California, French Polynesia, Hawaii, and Easter Island and is a fascinating insect that is an important vector and has some fascinating success biological control stories in some of its invaded ranges along the way.
Contact Sally Brown AMM, Conference Connections, PO Box 108 Kenmore QLD 4069 Australia, Tel. +61 7 3201 2808, Fax +61 7 3201 2809, Mobile 0407 178 200, Email: sally.brown@sallybcc.com.au
Information Website: www.aesconferences.com.au

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Date,
Event, Place
18-20 September 2017:
VI Argentine Parasitoidologists Meeting "Synergy in the study of parasitoids",
VI Reunión Argentina de Parasitoidólogos "Sinergia en el estudio de los parasitoides"
,
La Plata City, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aims &
Topics
VI Argentine Parasitoidologists Meeting "Synergy in the study of parasitoids", VI Reunión Argentina de Parasitoidólogos "Sinergia en el estudio de los parasitoides", 18-20 September 2017, La Plata City, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact viraparasitoidologos@gmail.com
Information Facebook: "Grupo Argentino de Parasitoidólogos" (@GAParasitoidologos).
Website: http://virap2017.wixsite.com/virap2017

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Date,
Event, Place
25-27 Sepember 2017:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Citrus Crops", Meeting on Citrus Pests, Diseases and Weeds
, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Citrus Crops", Meeting on Citrus Pests, Diseases and Weeds, 25-27 Sepember 2017, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.The international conference will be an excellent platform for sharing ideas and discussions about citrus pests, pathogens and weeds, including new management strategies and methods in citrus orchards, and threats represented by new pests and diseases already present in the Mediterranean or which could appear in the near future.
Contact Local organizer: fgarciam@eaf.upv.es
Convenor: Ferran GARCIA-MARÍ
Information Download: 1st circular (pdf), Pre-Registration Form (docx), 2nd circular (pdf)
Website: http://iobc-citrus2017.webs.upv.es

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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.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Field Vegetables", 02-06 October 2017, Wädenswil (Agroscope) and Salenstein (BBZ Arenenberg, seminars and meetings), Switzerland.This international meeting takes place every two years and will bring together advisors and researchers to present and discuss basic and applied research of integrated protection of field vegetables.
Get-together and reception of participants will take place in the first day of the meeting at Agroscope in Wädenswil. There, you will get an insight into research and projects regarding integrated protection of field vegetables in Switzerland.
The following meeting with scientific presentations and discussions will be held at BBZ Arenenberg in Salenstein. The program will cover the most important topics in integrated protection of field vegetables in Europe. A highlight of the meeting will be an excursion to vegetable farmers and to visit their field sites in the region is planned. The scientific program will be accompanied by possibilities for exchange of information and networking as well as a conference dinner.
Contact Email: iobc/wprs-meeting2017@agroscope.admin.ch
Local organizer: Ute Vogler, Agroscope Wädenswil, ute.vogler@agroscope.admin.ch
Convenor: Richard Meadow
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.iobc-vegetables2017.agroscope.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
16-20 October 2017:
Future IPM 3.0
, Riva del Garda, Italy.
Including IOBC-WPRS General Assembly (for IOBC-WPRS member only, 15/16 Oct. 2017)

16 October 2017: Una produzione agricola competitiva e le sfide della produzione sostenibile
, a competitive crop production and the challenges of the future (in Italian)

17 October 2017: '
Future IPM 3.0 towards a sustainable agriculture conference',
sponsored by OECD Co-operative research programme

18-20 October 2017 (parallel workshops):
  • Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Induced Resistance in Plants against Insects and Diseases"
  • Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Viticulture"
  • Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Multitrophic Interactions in Soil"
Aims &
Topics
Future IPM 3.0 - including IOBC-WPRS General Assembly, 'Future IPM 3.0 towards a sustainable agriculture conference' sponsored by OECD Co-operative research programme, Meetings of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Induced Resistance in Plants against Insects and Diseases", "Integrated Protection in Viticulture" and "Multitrophic Interactions in Soil", 16-20 October 2017The week of events 'Future IPM 3.0' is a unique opportunity to share regulatory, scientific, and technical information in the field of "reducing pesticide use-and-risk in integrated pest management (IPM)".
The main objective is to promote knowledge exchange among scientists, companies, farmers, advisors, policy makers and supply chain stakeholders, and identify approaches, tools and techniques to meet the future needs of crop protection for a SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE and DEVELOPMENT.
The week of events will host the IOBC-WPRS General Assembly, a conference sponsored by OECD Co-operative research programme and the meetings of three IOBC-WPRS WGs.
The highlight of the week of events is without a doubt the scientific program, which, thanks to invited keynote speakers and scientific contributions, explores new directions in IPM and tools particularly focusing on the contribution of science and industry in their practical implementation. Complementing the main program are the three scientific workshops with offered contributions, demos and sponsored presentations and the wide exhibition of posters and stands.
The week of events will also include a BtoB event dedicated to match innovative research ideas with business opportunities and a dissemination event to stakeholders (in Italian).
Contact E-mail: futureipm3.0@fmach.it
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Provisional program of the GA 2017 (pdf)
Website: www.futureipm3.eu

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Date,
Event, Place
17-20 October 2017:
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Induced Resistance in Plants against Insects and Diseases", Riva del Garda, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
The meeting will be organized in the frame of Future IPM 3.0.
For details, see the event: Future IPM 3.0, Riva del Garda, Italy.
Contact E-mail: futureipm3.0@fmach.it
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Website: www.futureipm3.eu

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Date,
Event, Place
17-20 October 2017:
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Integrated Protection in Viticulture", Riva del Garda, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
The meeting will be organized in the frame of Future IPM 3.0.
For details, see the event: Future IPM 3.0, Riva del Garda, Italy.
Contact E-mail: futureipm3.0@fmach.it
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Website: www.futureipm3.eu

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Date,
Event, Place
17-20 October 2017:
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Multitrophic Interactions in Soil", Riva del Garda, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
The meeting will be organized in the frame of Future IPM 3.0.
For details, see the event: Future IPM 3.0, Riva del Garda, Italy.
Contact E-mail: futureipm3.0@fmach.it
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Website: www.futureipm3.eu

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Date,
Event, Place
16-18 October 2017:
International Conference on Crop Losses caused by diseases, pests and weeds
, Paris, France.
Aims &
Topics
International Conference on Crop Losses caused by diseases, pests and weeds, 16.-18.10.2017, Paris, France. The aim of this conference is to assess how plant diseases, pests, and weeds negatively affect crop health, crop performances, ecosystems and society. Although these negative impacts are well recognized, their quantification is yet fragmented or incomplete. The conference will bring together key players in global agricultural and crop health research in order to explore and discuss opportunities related to analyzing, quantifying, and modelling crop losses to diseases and pests.
Contact Organiser: SMaCH, Inra Paris
Information Website: www.smach.inra.fr/en/Events/crop-losses

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Date,
Event, Place
18-20 October 2017:
INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PLANT-POLLINATOR RELATIONSHIPS (ICP-PR), Bee Protection Group:
13th International Symposium "HAZARDS OF PESTICIDES TO BEES",
Valencia, Spain.
Aims &
Topics

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PLANT-POLLINATOR RELATIONSHIPS (ICP-PR), Bee Protection Group: 
13th International Symposium "HAZARDS OF PESTICIDES TO BEES", 18-20 October 2017, Valencia, Spain. Main Symposium Sessions – Hazards of pesticides to bees

  1. Brood tests
  2. Semi-field and field tests
  3. Risks associated to dust from soil/seed treatments
  4. Risks associated to guttation droplets
  5. Tests on bumble bees, solitary bees and other pollinators
  6. Monitoring studies
  7. Development in modelling on pollinators
  8. Testing on micro-organisms

Besides, the scientific committee would like to invite participants to raise other issues for consideration as part of the programme. We welcome involvement from all countries, both within and outside the EU, with issues on bees, risk mitigation options, impact of pathogen spill-over in risk assessment, entomovectoring, etc.

Contact Carmen Gimeno, Managing Director, TRIALCAMP, CarmenGimeno@eurofins.com, +34 962986143, +34 697965269
Information Website: http://bpg-meeting.julius-kuehn.de

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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
14-17 November 2017:
14th IOBC-MRQA Workshop, Mass Rearing High Quality Invertebrates for Multiple Purposes
, Mérida, Mexico
Aims &
Topics
14-17 November 2017:
14th IOBC-MRQA Workshop, Mass Rearing High Quality Invertebrates for Multiple Purposes, Mérida, MexicoJoint Meeting of the:
The workshop objective is to explore opportunities for advancing the rearing of high quality entomophagous and phytophagous insects and mites, entomopathogenic nematodes, and other invertebrates for plant and animal pest management, human and animal food, and a variety of other uses. The program will consist of symposia on current "Hot topics," invited and submitted presentations, and posters on the selected aspects of arthropod rearing as they relate to production and quality control. Presentations will serve as a basis for discussion and exchange, with the final aim of improving collaboration among scientists and practitioners. The program also will include an organized excursion.

General Topics for the Symposia include:
  1. Development and validation of protocols for invertebrate mass rearing and quality assurance, with special attention to novel quality control techniques
  2. Mass rearing invertebrates for:
    - Management of arthropod pests
    - Veterinary and medical field applications
    - Production of insects for feed and food
  3. Breeding of beneficial arthropods
  4. Networking and instruction on insect rearing
  5. Legal and ethical issues associated with mass rearing invertebrates
Contact Dr. Julio Bernal at juliobernal@tamu.edu
Information Website: http://users.ugent.be/~padclerc/AMRQC/announcements.htm

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Date,
Event, Place
19-22 March 2018:
9th International IPM Symposium,
"Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainability", Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Aims &
Topics
9th International IPM Symposium, "Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainability", 19-22 March 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.The International IPM Symposium is your premier global event for professional development, networking with colleagues and leading scientists, and learning the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture, communities, and natural areas. In 2018, we will organize around an important theme, IPM: Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainability.
Plans for 2018 include mini-symposia featuring international experts addressing hot topics including management solutions for newly introduced pests, as well as sessions for agricultural and food company leaders, and increased opportunities for student participation and recognition. Also new in 2018 will be a coordinated opportunity to visit policymakers on Capitol Hill to educate them on IPM needs and benefits for your sector and clientele.
Contact Michelle Marquart,Symposium Coordinator Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, phone: 217-244-8174 email: mmarqua2@illinois.edu
Information Website: ipmsymposium.org/2018

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Date,
Event, Place
19-23 March 2018:
Biocontrol Africa and 2018 New Ag Conference & Exhibition
, Nairobi, Kenya
Aims &
Topics
Biocontrol Africa and 2018 New Ag Conference & Exhibition, 19-23 March 2018, Nairobi, KenyaNew Ag International will host two international conferences covering the world of High Tech Agriculture, covering in depth:
  • Biological Control
  • Speciality Plant Nutrition
  • Irrigation and Fertigation
  • Greenhouse Technology
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Biostimulants and Biofertilizers
The conferences will feature speakers from academic, government and industry circles, whose aim will be to promote products and technologies that fit African conditions.
Presenters will speak about the currently available solutions, as well as sustainable and precise agriculture. These innovative solutions could also help Africa to advance quickly, building capability from scratch right now, on logistics, infrastructure, government support, knowledge transfer and trading platform, etc.
Contact Contact the organisers (New Ag International) to register your interest and be added to our mailing list: https://www.newaginternational.com/index.php/en
Information Website: https://www.newaginternational.com/index.php/en/conferences/our-conferences/1030-biocontrol-africa-and-2018-new-ag-conference-exhibition

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Date,
Event, Place
23-26 April 2018:
XV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", 23.-26.04.2018, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.
Aims &
Topics
XV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", Biocontrol products: from lab testing to product development, 23.-26.04.2018, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.The theme of the workshop will be: "Biocontrol products: From lab testing to product development". All contributions relating to biocontrol of plant diseases are welcome, but priority to oral presentations will be given to research on the main necessary aspects to bring biological products from the lab to the field. This meeting will provide an important opportunity to present your last works on this theme, to share ideas and to discuss common issues. We wish to bring together students, experts, researchers and implementers of biological control and IPM to discuss potential improvements of biocontrol and integrated control.
We will address the following main topics:
  1. New sources and methodologies to isolate and evaluate potential biocontrol agents.
  2. Mass production and formulation methods.
  3. Effects of microbial factors on biocontrol product efficacy at field scale.
  4. Evaluation of risk assessment and impact on microbial community in the rhizosphere and on the plant.
  5. Biocontrol and integrated disease management in different environments: successes and problems encountered. Combination with other strategies.
  6. Elucidate the mode of action of biocontrol agents.
  7. Interaction host-pathogen-biocontrol products.
  8. Commercial use of microbial for management of diseases. Industry and government perspective and needs.
  9. Molecular tools to study microbial populations in different environments, crops and climate.
  10. Microbial ecology.
  11. Application of natural substances/microbials against diseases in different environments.
Contact Technical Secretary: Fundació Universitat de Lleida, Av. de Jaume II, 67 bis, 3a planta, Campus de Cappont 25001 Lleida, Catalonia. Tel. + 34 973 00 35 57, fundacio@udl.cat
Convenor: Jürgen Köhl
Information Download: First Circular (pdf)
Website: www.iobc-wprslleida2018.cat

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Date,
Event, Place
11-14 June 2018:
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Olive Crops", Florence, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Olive Crops", 11-14 June 2018, Florence, Italy.IPM in olive crops faces several major challenges:
  • to increase sustainability and support the production of high quality products,
  • new threats represented by new diseases and pests and
  • to adapt to new conditions due to the expansion of olive cultivation worldwide.
To achieve this, the main goal of olives WG is to promote constructive exchange of knowledge in multidisciplinary research on the development, evaluation and implementation of integrated and environmentally friendly control strategies for olive pests, diseases and weeds. Examples of specific topics include but are not limited to: monitoring, e-traps, management of Xylella fastidiosa, pests and natural enemies, epidemiology, disease control, biological control, conservation of natural enemies, biotechnological control, insecticide resistance, new chemicals, weed control, mass trapping, baits and attractants.
Activities will include scientific sessions, presentations and discussions, professional tour featuring olive crops, infrastructures and cultural heritage of the area and a social program that will provide opportunities for further networking and stimulate synergies for collaboration in olive crop protection sector.
Contact Local organizer: Patrizia Sacchetti, Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences, University of Florence, Via Maragliano, 77, 50144 Florence, Italy (e-mail: patrizia.sacchetti@unifi.it)
Convenor: Dionyssios Perdikis

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Date,
Event, Place
27-31 August 2018:
ISBCW 2018, XVth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds,
Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
We are looking forward to arranging a stimulating conference and hope that you will be able to participate. If you have any questions, please contact info@isbcw-2018.org
Contact info@isbcw-2018.org
Information More information to come in August 2017.

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Date,
Event, Place
02-08 September 2018:
XV International Congress of Acarology,
Antalya, Turkey.
Aims &
Topics
XV International Congress of Acarology, 02-08 September 2018, Antalya, Turkey.The congress will be a wonderful opportunity for researchers, students and representatives of institutions worldwide to meet and discuss the latest results and new directions in research, with the aim of promoting international and regional collaboration.
The congress will address all aspects of fundamental, agricultural, medical and veterinary acarology and related topics.
World renowned experts in acarology will be invited to give keynote and plenary lectures to present the latest developments in their research fields.
Contact Scientific Secretariat: Gregory T. Sullivan, ica2018turkey@gmail.com,
Organizing Secretariat Company: BILKON Travel Agency, kongre@bilkonturizm.com.tr
Information Website: www.acarology.org/ica/ica2018

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Date,
Event, Place
05-07 September 2018:
9th International Workshop of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Soft Fruits", Riga, Latvia.
Aims &
Topics
9th International Workshop of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Soft Fruits", 05-07 September 2018, Riga, Latvia.The aim of the meeting is to bring together the latest advances in research on the integrated control of pests, diseases and weeds of soft fruits, provide an opportunity for exchange information and ideas and stimulate joint research and collaboration.
Proposed topics:
  • Biology of pests and diseases
  • Diagnostic tools for pests and diseases
  • Monitoring and forecasting of pests and diseases
  • Plant resistance and cultivars suitable for integrated and organic farming
  • Post-harvest and storage diseases
  • Certification and health of propagation stock
  • Management of diseases, pests and weeds (biocontrol, chemical, alternative, physical, sanitation)
  • Practical implementation of IPM in soft fruits
Contact Local organizers: Inga Moročko-Bičevska, inga.morocko@llu.lv and Arturs Stalažs, arturs.stalazs@llu.lv (workshop secretary)
WG Convenor: Claudio Ioriatti, SG Convenor: Christian Linder
Information Download: First Circular (pdf), Registration Form (docx), Abstract From (docx)

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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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