Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

(last update: 16.09.2014)
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Date,
Event, Place
14-18 September 2014:
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate", Ghent, Belgium.
Aims &
Topics
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate", Ghent, Belgium.This Working Group get-together will focus on IPM in covered crops, where we aim to address all major aspects of integrated pest management in covered crops, from the development of new applications to the optimisation of proven approaches, from preventive to curative approaches. All participants are motivated to participate in an active way, by submitting an abstract to give a presentation. Topics should cover greenhouse pests' and their predators' biology, ecology, behaviour and integrated pest management, since the meeting's theme is Integrating Integrated & Biological Pest Management. Accepted papers will be published in the IOBC-WPRS Bulletin.

Convenor Election
The IOBC-WPRS WG "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate" will elect a new convenor at the WG's 8th meeting in Ghent, Belgium.
There is one candidate running for the position: Dr. Bruno Gobin, currently the director of the three applied plant research centres: PCS Ornamental Plant Research at Destelbergen, Belgium, PCG Vegetable Research and PCA Potato Research, both at Kruishoutem (Belgium). Short CV (pdf)
The election of the new convenor will be organized on Tuesday 16 Sep at 12-12:30.
All IOBC-WPRS members (individual and institutional) are eligible to vote at the election of the convenor.

Contact Local organizer: Bruno Gobin, IOBCGHENT2014@pcsierteelt.be, Tel.: +3293539494
WG Convenor: Irene Vänninen
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announement & Call for Papers (pdf), Call for Student Grants (pdf)
Website: www.iobcghent2014.org
Proceedings IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 102, 2014
Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate". Preceedings of the meeting at Gent (Belgium), 14 – 18 September, 2014. Editors: Irene Vänninen in collaboration with Joachim Audenaert. ISBN 978-92-9067-283-8 [XVI + 244 pp.].
Table of contents and Abstracts
(pdf)
For IOBC-WPRS Members only:

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Date,
Event, Place
06-09 October 2014:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Groups "Pome fruit arthropods" and "Stone fruits"
, AGES, Vienna, Austria.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Groups "Pome fruit arthropods" and "Stone fruits", AGES, Vienna, Austria.The aims of the meeting are bring together the latest advances in research on the integrated and organic plant protection in pome and stone fruits, provide an opportunity for exchange information and ideas and stimulate common research and collaboration.
Proposed topics:
1) Genetics in pest control
2) New pests and diseases: a challenge for IPM
3) Innovations in fruit production for minimizing residues on fruits.
4) 1st seminar of the IOBC on pest and disease modeling.
5) Knowledge transfer: from the laboratory to the field.
Contact Local organizer: Dr. Christa Lethmayer & Dr. Fritz Polesny, AGES, Spargelfeldstraße 191 A,-1220 Vienna, AUSTRIA, Tel.: +43-50555-3331,1 +43-50555-33000, Fax: +43-50555-2520,9 E-mail: christa.lethmayer@ages.at, fritz.polesny@ages.at, URL: www.ages.at
WG Convenor: Dr. Claudio Ioriatti
SG Convenors: Dr. Adriana Escudero-Colomar, Dr. Petros Damos
Information Download: First Announcement with Pre-registration Form (doc),
Second Announcement
(pdf) with call for papers and posters & abstracts, registration & accommodation and excursion, Registration Form (doc), Hotel Registration Form (pdf), Programme (pdf)
Website: http://eventi.fmach.it/IOBC/coming-meeting-in-Vienna

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Date,
Event, Place
20-22 October 2014:
9th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM
, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Groups "Pome fruit arthropods" and "Stone fruits", AGES, Vienna, Austria.ABIM provides an annual meeting place specifically adapted to the needs of the biocontrol industry. Novel and safe biological crop protection products will be presented and new trends in the global market will be discussed.
The aims of ABIM are to:
  • Discuss issues of common interest, such as regulations and policies,
  • Learn about new developments in the field of applied biocontrol and related diseases,
    weeds and pest control methods,
  • Discuss business opportunities, meet each other,
  • Encourage interaction between industry, distributors, public funded research, and administration,
  • Provide a convenient venue for meetings of national and regional industry associations.
Contact Congress secretary ABIM: Anne Merz, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Ackerstrasse 113logo, Box 219, CH-5070 Frick, Switzerland, Tel. +41 (0)62 865 72 72, direct dial: +41 (0)62 865 72 04, Fax +41 (0)62 865 72 73, anne.merz@fibl.org
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
24-28 November 2014:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Pome Fruit Diseases", 10th International IOBC-WPRS Workshop on Pome Fruit Diseases
, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Pome Fruit Diseases", 10th International IOBC-WPRS Workshop on Pome Fruit Diseases, Stellenbosch, South AfricaThe aim of the meeting is to bring together the latest advances in research on the integrated control of pome fruit diseases and provide an opportunity for exchange of information and ideas and stimulate common research and collaboration.
Contact Local organizer: Cheryl Lennox, Fruit and Postharvest Pathology Research Programme, Department of Plant Pathology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Tel.: +27-(0)21-808 4796, Fax: +27- (0)21 8084956, E-mail: clennox@sun.ac.za, URL: www.sun.ac.za
WG Convenor: Dr. Claudio Ioriatti
SG Convenors: Arne Stensvand
Information Download: First Announcement with Pre-registration Form (docx), Second Announcement (pdf) and Call for Papers/Posters
Website: www.iobcstellenbosch2014.co.za

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Date,
Event, Place
24-28 November 2014:
VII Congress on Plant Protection:
"Integrated Plant Protection – Knowledge-Based Step towards Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Landscape Architecture", Zlatibor, Serbia.
Aims &
Topics
VII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection – Knowledge-Based Step towards Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Landscape Architecture", Zlatibor, Serbia.The Plant Protection Society of Serbia, IOBC-EPRS and IOBC-WPRS organize an international congress on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the Plant Protection Society of Serbia. The objectives of the Congress are to enable an exchange of up-to-date scientific and technical information on plant protection in agriculture, forestry and landscaping among users involved in research, teaching, extension, business, and public services, as well as to continue promoting international cooperation.
Main topics of the Congress are:
  • Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops
  • Integrated Protection of Arable Crops and Vegetables
  • Integrated Protection of Flowers, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
  • Integrated Protection in Forestry and Landscape Architecture
  • Integrated Protection of Stored Products
  • Harmful Organisms in Agriculture, Forestry - Biology and Ecology
  • Biopesticides, Beneficial Organisms and Organic Production
  • Toxicology, Ecotoxicology and Mycotoxins
Contact Co-convenors:
Dr. Brankica Tanović, Institute of Pesticides and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia, brankica.tanovic@pesting.org.rs
Prof. Dr. Milka Glavendekić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry, Belgrade,Serbia, milka.glavendekic@sfb.bg.ac.rs
Dr. Philippe Nicot, INRA–Avignon, Plant Pathology Research Unit, France, philippe.nicot@avignon.inra.fr
Information Download: First Announcement, EN (pdf), First Announcement, RU (pdf), Registration Form (doc), Instruction for full papers, EN (pdf), Instruction for full papers, RU (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
24-28 November 2014:
11th IWCSPP, International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection
, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Aims &
Topics
11th IWCSPP, International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, Chiang Mai, ThailandThe International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSPP) held every four years, is the premier world forum for presentation of research results and bring together researchers, scientists, consultants, pest management professionals and administrators involved in pest management and quality maintenance of stored raw grains, processed food products, stored spices, stored animal products, artifacts and specimens in museums.
Contact Head of Scientific Program Committee: Dr. Frank Arthur (Frank.Arthur@ars.usda.gov)
Head of Local Organizing Committee: Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture
Local Organization: Thailand Department of Agriculture, Entomology and Zoology Association of Thailand, and Thai Phytopathological Society.
Contact: nettra.s@iwcspp2014.com
Information Download: Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.iwcspp2014.com

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Date,
Event, Place
24-28 November 2014:
V Latin-American Workshop on Biological Control of Invasive Plants
(in Spanish), Universidad Tecnica de Manabi, Portoviejo, Ecuador
Aims &
Topics
The objective of this workshop is to provide concepts and discuss procedures on the biological control of invasive plants in conservation areas Aims & and aquatic systems. Topics to be covered include risk analyses of potential biological control agents and management of invasive plants once they got established. Topics Field trips will be conducted to observe terrestrial weeds and a visit to an infested water hyacinth dam to discuss management options. At the end of the workshop, the perspectives and limitations for the implementation of biological control program in the region will be discussed.
Contact Local Organizer: Ricardo Labrada, Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad Tecnica de Manabi, E-mail: ricardolabrada@hotmail.com
Co-organizer: Julio Medal, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. E-mail: Julio.medal@freshfromflorida.com
Information Download: Announcement (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
14-16 January 2015:
IPM innovation in Europe, ​organized within the PURE project, Poznań, Poland.
Aims &
Topics
IPM Innovation in Europe, Poznań, Poland January 14–16, 2015The congress "IPM innovation in Europe" welcomes all who are involved in plant protection issues. During the congress results will be discussed from FP7-PURE project with the scientific community and stakeholders. The overall objective of PURE ("Pesticide Use-and-risk Reduction in European farming systems with Integrated Pest Management", http://www.pure-ipm.eu) is to provide practical IPM solutions to reduce the dependence on pesticides in a selection of major cropping systems in Europe. These solutions are contributing to a reduction of risks to human health and the environment and facilitating the implementation of the general principles of IPM as laid out in the Directive 2009/128/EC on the sustainable use of pesticides. PURE has developed novel tools and knowledge to control pests and combined these with existing methods and technologies into global IPM solutions developed and tested on major European cropping systems.
Contact Andrzej Kwiatkowski, A.Kwiatkowski@iorpib.poznan.pl; Magdalena Roth, M.Roth@iorpib.poznan.pl
Information Website: www.ior.poznan.pl/pure2015

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Date,
Event, Place
11-13 March 2015:
5th International Conference on Alternative Methods of Crop Protection
, Lille, France.
Aims &
Topics
5th International Conference on alternative crop protection methods in Lille - Palais du Nouveau Siècle, from the 11th to 13th of March 2015.The French Association of Plant Protection (AFPP) will organise the 5th International Conference on alternative crop protection methods in Lille, Palais du Nouveau Siècle.
The different themes will be addressed in plenary and specialised sessions. All types of alternatives crop protection methods available for all types of field and protected crops will be illustrated (arable crops, orchard crops, ornamentals, non cropped area, forests). This conference will provide an international forum for scientists, teachers and technicians. It will also provide training and information for growers, professionals and general public in order to promote the use of alternative crop protection methods.
Contact AFPP, 42 rue Raymond Jaclard, F-94140 ALFORTVILLE, phone +33 (0)1 41 79 19 80, fax +33 (0)1 41 79 19 81, e-mail: afpp@afpp.net
Information Website: www.afpp.net

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Date,
Event, Place
17-18 March 2015: Biocontrol Asia 2015 Conference
18-20 March 2015: 13th New Ag International Conference & Exhibition,
New Dehli, India.
Aims &
Topics
BiocontrolAsia2015Biocontrol Asia Conference: During the one and a half day meeting selected presentations on key current Biocontrol topics will be delivered by world renowned speakers/organisations. The conference will also feature a display of poster presentations. Biocontrol companies in attendance at the Biocontrol Asia 2015 conference will be invited to exhibit at the 13th New Ag International Conference over the 3 days following.
13th Annual New Ag International Conference & Exhibition:
In March 2015 the World's Leading Conference on High Tech Agriculture will return to India. Delegates from over 60 countries will descend on the vibrant city to meet with exhibitors from leading companies from every corner of the world, to consolidate or acquire knowledge on the latest trends in plant nutrition, irrigation, fertigation, foliar spraying, greenhouse technology and support systems. The meeting's prestigious line up of conference speakers includes, but is not limited to, top international executives from all corners of the globe. The programme of speakers will have a particularly strong participation from the Indian and Asia regions most globally active companies in international high-tech agricultural inputs.
Contact conferences@newaginternational.com
Information Download: Programme (pdf)
Website: http://www.newaginternational.com/newdelhi/newdelhi.html

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Date,
Event, Place
23-26 March 2015:
8th International IPM Symposium: "IPM - Solutions for a Changing World"
, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Aims &
Topics
8th International IPM Symposium: "IPM - Solutions for a Changing World", Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The symposium sessions will be divided into tracks based on commodity or setting and will address various aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) across disciplines and around the world. Sessions will be organized by these tracks, although others will be considered.
  • Fruit & Nut Crops
  • Rangeland/Livestock/Pastures/Turf and Sod/Natural Landscapes/Forestry
  • Row/Agronomic Crops/Field Crops
  • Specialty Crops: Nursery, Greenhouse, Hydroponic, Ornamental
  • Urban/Structural/Landscape/School/Public Health
  • Vegetable Crops
The 2015 Symposium will include both Pre- and Post-Symposium Professional Development opportunities. The program committee has confirmed the Friday morning (half-day) session, "Evaluation and Assessment of IPM Programs." Keep these in mind as you make your travel plans.
Contact Elaine Wolff, Symposium Coordinator: wolff1@illinois.edu
Information Website: http://ipmcenters.org/ipmsymposium15

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Date,
Event, Place
28-30 April 2015:
Living Soils Conference, 7th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group on "Multitrophic Interactions in Soil"
, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Aims &
Topics
Living Soils Conference, 7th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group on "Multitrophic Interactions in Soil", Wageningen, The Netherlands.The goal of the conference is to meet colleagues and to discuss the fundamental, strategic and practical aspects of multitrophic interactions in soil.
The topic of the Living Soils Conference is the multitrophic interactions in soils, i.e. the interaction between living organisms in soils in both agricultural and natural environments, and including their effect on plant growth, health and nutritional status, and effects on soil biodiversity.
Contributions to the conference are welcome on all aspects of interactions between soil organisms. Interactions between prokaryotes, cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, mycetozoans, protozoa, tardigrades, rotifers, nematodes, earthworms, collembola, acari, enchytraeids and arthropods.
Contact Bart Heijne, bart.heijne@wur.nl and Christian Steinberg, christian.steinberg@dijon.inra.fr
Information Website: http://www.wageningenur.nl/livingsoils

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Date,
Event, Place
11-14 May 2015:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection of Olive Crops"
, Kalamata, Messinia, Greece.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection of Olive Crops", Kalamata, Messinia, GreeceThe aim of this meeting is to foster exchange of up-to-date scientific knowledge on development and implementation of integrated protection of olive crops. The topics discussed are characterized by scientific innovation i.e. advanced techniques in the control of the olive fruit fly, molecular biology, resistance development or biological control. This meeting is going to attract researchers, advisors, industry and other stakeholders from the Mediterranean but also from other areas where olives are grown worldwide making it a really inter-regional forum.
Contact Local organizer: Dr George Stathas, Technological Educational Institute of Peloponesse, Kalamata, Greece. Tel.: +30 27210 45215, E-mail: georgestathas@hotmail.com
Convenor: Dr Dionyssios Perdikis, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Tel.: +30 210 5294581. E-mail: dperdikis@aua.gr
Information Website: www.entsoc.gr/iobc-kalamata2015

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Date,
Event, Place
13-15 May 2015:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Benefits and Risks of Exotic BCA"
, Bornholm, Denmark.
Aims &
Topics
The meeting aims to address the following areas:
  • To assess the characteristics of exotic natural enemies which are considered to be successful biological control agents
  • To assess the characteristics of exotic natural enemies introduced into a country as biological control agents which subsequently become invasive alien species
  • To highlight research areas requiring attention and develop strategies for supporting priority research
  • Ongoing development of guidelines on assessing environmental benefits and risks of releasing exotic biological control agents to increase cogency of decision making on classical biological control initiatives
Contact Local organizer: Andy Howe, andy@life.ku.dk; Tel: +45 5180 1718
Co-organizer: Peter Brown, Peter.Brown@anglia.ac.uk; Tel: +44 1223 698178
Convenor: Helen Roy
Information Website: http://exoticbca2015.wordpress.com

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Date,
Event, Place
29 June - 1 July 2015:
10th Conference on Integrated Protection of Stored Products, IPSP - 2015, Zagreb, Croatia.
Aims &
Topics
10th Conference on Integrated Protection of Stored Products, IPSP - 2015, Zagreb, Croatia.The aim of the conference is to bring together latest advances in research on the integrated stored products protection and exchange of information and future goals in research
Contact Convenor: Prof. Pasquale Trematerra, University of Molise - Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences
Local organizer: Dr. Sc. Darka Hamel, Croatian Centre for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Institute for Plant Protection, Rim 98, 10000 Zagreb, CROATIA; Tel: +385 1 2356 934; Fax: +385 1 4629 241, darka.hamel@hcphs.hr
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.iobc-ipsp2015.com

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Date,
Event, Place
24-27 August 2015:
XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC)
, "Mission possible: food for all through appropriate plant protection", Berlin, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
The conference will be held under the patronage of the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), the German Phytomedical Society (DPG), Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) and the Agriculture Industry Association (IVA).
Contact Dr. Bernd Holtschulte, Vice President German Phytomedical Society (DPG)
Prof. Dr. Georg Friedrich Backhaus, President Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)
Dr. Hans-Theo Jachmann, President Agriculture Industry Association (IVA)
Information Website: www.ippc2015.de

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