Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 11.09.2018
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Date,
Event, Place
11-14 September 2018:
10th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Biological plant protection is the basis of agroecosystems stabilization Formation and prospects of the development of organic agriculture in the Russian Federation", 2018, FSBSI VNIIBZR, Krasnodar, Russia
Aims &
Topics
10th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Biological plant protection is the basis of agroecosystems stabilization Formation and prospects of the development of organic agriculture in the Russian Federation", 11-14 September 2018, FSBSI VNIIBZR, Krasnodar, RussiaWithin the framework of the conference it is planned: Plenary session. Formation and perspectives of the development of organic farming In Russian federation.
  1. Development of new technologies for phytosanitary monitoring using remote measurements using UAV and molecular genetic methods.
  2. Biodiversity of ecosystems - the basis for the development of the production of biological plant protection products and natural biocenotic regulation.
  3. Development of an assortment of biological plant protection products based on beneficial organisms and substances of natural origin for organic farming.
  4. Selection of resistant varieties of agricultural crops for use in organic farming technologies.
  5. Development of integrated systems for biological protection of crops for organic farming technologies.
  6. Ecological and economic components of organic agriculture. Progressive restoration of soil fertility, biodiversity of useful biota and natural biocenotic regulation.
  7. Certification of organic agricultural products. enterprises and products. Examples of successful management and development of organic farming in Russia.
The working languages of the conference are Russian and English.
Contact Organizing Committee of the Conference: 350039, Krasnodar-39, VNIIBZR, Phone: (861) 228-17-75; fax (861) 228-17-76. e-mail: vniibzr-conference-2018@mail.ru
Information Download: Second Announcement (docx),
Website: http://www.vniibzr.ru/ru/10-ya-mezhdunarodnaya-konferenciya, Online-Registration: www.vniibzr.ru/en/reg

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Date,
Event, Place
12-14 September 2018:
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents" / IUCN Ladybird Specialist Group, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Aims &
Topics
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents" / IUCN Ladybird Specialist Group, 12-14 September 2018, Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalThis meeting is targeted at scientists and professionals working with benefits and risks of exotic biological control agents.
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: António Onofre Soares (University of Azores, Portugal), antonio.oc.soares@uac.pt
Co-organizer: Peter Brown (Anglia Ruskin University, UK), Peter.Brown@anglia.ac.uk; Tel: +44 1223 698178
Information Website: http://exoticbca2015.wordpress.com

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Date,
Event, Place
18-20 September 2018:
17th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops", ICOC, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia.
Aims &
Topics
17th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops", 18-20 September 2018, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia.
We kindly invite you to participate the 17th meeting of our WG that will be held at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia from 18 to 20 September 2018. The scientific program is composed of talks presented at joint sessions as well as sessions focusing mainly on entomology and plant pathology. We believe that the meeting in Zagreb will stimulate further discussions about pests, pathogens and weeds that threaten oilseed crops, including new management strategies and methods of their control, with the special focus on biocontrol, genetic resistance, agricultural practices, pest and disease forecasting and novel tools, that have not been used by now.
Contact Local organizer: Ivan Juran, Croatia, e-mail: iobczagreb2018@gmail.com
WG convenor and SG Pathology convenor: Małgorzata Jędryczka, Poland
SG Entomology convenor: Sam Cook, UK
Information Website: http://iobc-zagreb2018.agr.hr
Download: First Annoucement (pdf), Guidelines for Preparation of Papers and Posters (pdf), Bulletin Manuscript (pdf, docx), Second Announcement (pdf), Programme (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
25-26 September 2018:
12th European Organic Congress,
Vienna, Austria.
Aims &
Topics
12th European Organic Congress, 25-26 September 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Organic on every table: Added value for farmers, consumers and society
This Congress will look at how stakeholders and policymakers can work together to improve the livelihoods of farmers and rural communities, while at the same time protecting the environment and human health. The focus will be on how to make the food and farming sector more resilient, so that it can better cope with mounting environmental and socioeconomic pressures of the coming decade.
This event will gather high-level national and European decision-makers, the academia and key stakeholders from the food sector to discuss future policy reforms in farming, including the revision of the Common Agricultural Policy, Production Rules for the new Organic Regulation and dealing with Unfair Trading Practices. The transformation role of organic farming will be discussed in the context of these ongoing reforms and new economic models.
The Congress language is English.
Contact Congress Secretariat: congress [at] ifoam-eu.org
Information Website: http://organic-congress-ifoameu.org/en

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Date,
Event, Place
27-29 September 2018:
IOBC-APRS:
ICBC2018 - 1st International Conference on Biological Control,
Bengaluru, India.
Aims &
Topics
1st International Conference on Biological Control - ICBC2018, 27-29 September 2018, Bengaluru, India.Biological Control: Approaches and Applications
Globally, up to 30% of agricultural yields are damaged by pests and diseases despite chemical pesticide use. Biological control of insect pests and diseases is one of the major ecosystem services provided to agriculture worldwide. Natural enemies such as predators, parasitoids and pathogens play a major role in limiting damage from native and exotic pests. The main theme of the conference is to address issues related to various biological control approaches in the context of biodiversity, increased chemical pesticide pressure and climate change. Its emphasis would also be on the challenges faced by the researchers, farmers and other stakeholders in implementing biological control programs. The conference will include keynote addresses, plenary and oral presentations and poster sessions.
The conference would cover the following Sub Themes:
  • Biodiversity and Biosecurity
  • Conservation Strategies
  • Biotechnological Approaches in Biocontrol
  • Production and Utilization of Macrobials for Insect Pest Management
  • Production and Utilization of Microbials for Insect Pest and Disease Management
  • Biological Control Compatible Approaches
  • Biological Control of Invasive Pests and Weeds
  • Biological Control: Industrial Perspective and Policy Issues
  • IOBC-Global Parthenium Working Group Workshop
  • IOBC-Global Tuta absoluta Working Group Workshop
Contact Dr. Sushil K. Jalali, Chief Organizing Secretary ICBC 2018, jalaliicbc2018@gmail.com;
Dr. G. Sivakumar, Secretary, SBA, Bengaluru, sivaicbc2018@gmail.com
Information Website: www.icbc2018.tarasviinfotech.com

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Date,
Event, Place
30 September - 04 October 2018:
12th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms", Zadar, Croatia.
Aims &
Topics
12th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms", 30 September - 04 October 2018, Zadar, Croatia.

Proposed topics of the meeting, but not limited:
  • Risk assessment from lab to field
  • Databases
  • Modeling of side-effects
  • Sublethal effects, behavior, etc.
  • Natural enemies and pollinators
  • Invasive species
  • Novel technologies, e.g. RNAi-based biopesticides
  • Microbial products
  • Biovectoring
  • GMOs effects on beneficial fauna
  • Climate effects
  • Risk assessment in different regions, West-East, North-South?, Europe, Neotropics, China, Africa?
  • Synergy between stressors, pesticides, diseases, food shortage
  • Effect of the insect microbiome, e.g. pesticide-detoxifying bacteria
Contact Local organizer: Prof. Božena Barić, iobczadar2018@agr.hr, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb CRO
Working Group Convenor: Prof. Guy Smagghe, guy.smagghe@ugent.be, Ghent University, BE
Information Website: http://iobc-zadar2018.agr.hr
Download: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
07-11 October 2018:
12th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSPP 2018)
, Berlin, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
12th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSPP 2018), 07-11 October 2018, Berlin, Germany. The IWCSPP is the most important international conference on all aspects of stored product protection held every four years. This conference is organized to promote a better understanding of prevention, early detection and control of organisms infesting stored products. This can help to guarantee and improve safe storage of durable foodstuff and other plant products worldwide. It brings together scientists, consultants, extension workers and industry.
Contact IWCSPP2018@julius-kuehn.de
Information Website: http://iwcspp2018.julius-kuehn.de
Download: Second Circular (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
09-12 October 2018:
Sentinel plantings for detecting alien, potentially damaging tree pests: state of the art 2018
, Sursee, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
Sentinel plantings for detecting alien, potentially damaging tree pests: state of the art 2018, 09-12 October 2018, Sursee, Switzerland.

Alien pests and pathogens of woody plants can have significant impact on biodiversity, the economy and ecosystem services. The number of such harmful organisms increases worldwide as a result of intercontinental movement of people and goods, and national plant protection organisations strive to prevent further introductions. One difficulty they face is the poor knowledge about new pests and pathogens.
Sentinel plantings are a relatively new tool for the detection, identification and risk assessment of potentially harmful species in the exporting country, allowing better prevention and management in the importing country. Recent research has indicated the value of sentinel plants and made suggestions for the design of sentinel plantings, identification of pests and pathogens, and the use of collected data. This conference will offer presentations about these developments, which will be of interest to researchers in the field of forest protection and plant protection organisations.
Information Website: https://www.ibles.pl/en/web/cost/final-action-meeting

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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
23-27 October 2018:
Training Workshop, Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network, DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH, Beijing, China
Aims &
Topics
Training Workshop, Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network, DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH, Beijing, China, 23-27 October 2018, Beijing, China
This training workshop aims to provide hands-on training on properly identifying disease based on signs and symptoms, causal agents, and best management practices for disease control. It is targeted at recent graduates, entry-level and mid-level practitioners who are involved in forestry management, forest health monitoring, and management of forest diseases and their control.
Contact Mr Chunxu Han, iszs2@ioz.ac.cn, APFISN Beijing Office or ISZS Secretariat.
Information Download: Announcement (docx) with Draft Agenda and Nomination Form

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Date,
Event, Place
20-25 January 2019:
Joint meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in IP" and "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", Lisbon, Portugal.
Aims &
Topics
Joint meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in IP" and "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", 20-25 January 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.The theme of the conference will be "Merging Pheromones and other semiochemicals with Integrated Fruit Production: Current approaches and applications from research to field implementation in a changing environment".
The conference aims at bringing together all involved in the study of Semiochemicals and Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops, for presenting and discussing the latest research and technological advances that may contribute to find effective and sustainable solutions to deal with phytossanitary challenges under a changing environment.
Contact Further information can be obtainned from the local organizers (prof. José Carlos Franco and prof. Manuela Rodrigues Branco - University of Lisbon ) using the following e-mail address: iobc2019@isa.ulisboa.pt
Information The first circular and the website will be available in March 2018.
Website: https://www.isa.ulisboa.pt/cong/iobc2019

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Date,
Event, Place
05-08 March 2019:
9th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Eupatorieae and other Invasive Weeds, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Aims &
Topics
9th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Eupatorieae and other Invasive Weeds, 05.-08.03.2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.This workshop is organized under the auspices of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC), and CABI Southeast Asia. The first workshop was held in 1988 to facilitate the management and biological control of Chromolaenaodorata in resource-poor tropical and subtropical countries. In 2003, the scope of the workshop was expanded to include closely related species such as Mikaniamicrantha, while retaining an emphasis on the tropics.
Malaysia has been selected as the host country for this 9th workshop, the first to be held in Southeast Asia.
The tribe Eupatorieae, which includes Chromolaenaodorata and Mikaniamicrantha are widespread in Southeast Asia and have significant economic impacts to agriculture, the environment and livelihoods. The entire region has been shown to be highly climatically suitable for the weeds. Other species of invasive alien plants for which there are good biological control agents available and which could be included in this workshop if the interest exists, include Salviniamolesta, Pistiastratiotes and Partheniumhysterophorus.
Contact Secretariat, CABI Southeast Asia, Building A19, MARDI Headquarter, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, MALAYSIA ,Email: h.chan@cabi.org, Fax +603-89426490, Tel: +603-89432921
Information Website: coming soon

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Date,
Event, Place
07-11 April 2019:
19th Reinhardsbrunn-Symposium on Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds, Friedrichroda, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
19th Reinhardsbrunn-Symposium on Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds, 07-11 April 2019, Friedrichroda, Germany.For over 50 years the name »Reinhardsbrunn« has become famous in scientific circles for the Symposium series which draws together fungicide scientists from academia, research institutes, industry, and students to present, listen to and discuss the latest research findings in this fast moving field. Such research is a vital component in the quest to provide adequate control of the fungi that threaten the world's food supply and commodity products. Only by discovering new active molecules by synthetic chemistry or from natural sources and by understanding how they work and how best to use them, can we hope to maintain and improve the quality of life for the world's growing population.
Presentations will be accepted from areas of fungicide science that fit into the following thematic areas:
  • New fungicides, targets, and modes of action;
  • New technologies and applications;
  • Digital pathogen sensing;
  • Biorational fungicides / biocontrol;
  • Resistance risk assessment;
  • Resistance modelling;
  • Fungicide resistance: mechanisms and diagnostics;
  • Fungicide resistance monitoring: regional and global aspects;
  • Regulatory aspects;
  • Post harvest fungicide management;
  • Translational aspects: from lab to field
Contact Dr. Christian Carstensen c/o Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft e.V., Messeweg 11-12, 38104 Braunschweig, Germany, Email: info@reinhardsbrunn-symposium.de
Information Download: Invitation (pdf)
Website: www.reinhardsbrunn-symposium.de

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Date,
Event, Place
9-11 July 2019:
4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases (BIOCONTROL 2019),
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE), Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases (BIOCONTROL 2019), 09.-11.07.2019, Viterbo, Italy.BIOCONTROL 2019 will focus on the main scientific, technical and political aspects related to the management of the most serious bacterial plant diseases occurring worldwide. The Symposium was developed into 9 core sections, taking into proper account the most relevant topics, such as: the interactions between plants and microbiome, genetics and genomics, till to the production, safety and regulation of biopesticides to control of the most dangerous plant bacterial diseases and their vectors.
BIOCONTROL 2019 programme will also include 2 meetings related to relevant EU projects concerning several aspects of bacterial plant diseases (COST Action CA16107 EuroXanth, PONTE and XFactors).
Contact info@biocontrol2019.com
Information Download: 1st Circular (pdf)
Website: www.biocontrol2019.com

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Date,
Event, Place
16-19 September 2019:
7th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites"
at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria.
Aims &
Topics
7th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", 16.-19.09.209, Vienna, Austria.This meeting invites scientists and professionals from public and private sectors, as well as graduate and post-graduate students dealing with integrated control of mite pests in greenhouse and open field crops. The Working Group areas of interest include: new developments in biological and chemical mite control; integrated management of mite pests; biology, behavior and ecology of predatory mites and their prey above and below ground; and the effects of climate warming on mite pest management.
Contact Local organizer: Andreas Walzer, andreas.walzer@boku.ac.at
Convener: George Broufas, gbroufas@agro.duth.gr
Information The first circular and the website will be available in September 2018. Website: http://iobc-vienna2019.boku.ac.at

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Date,
Event, Place
16-20 September 2019:
IOBC-Global Working Group meeting,
14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga
, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.
Aims &
Topics
14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga, 16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.The purpose of Ecology of Aphidophaga conferences is to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of research on the biology, ecology and behaviour of organisms contributing to mortality of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Acceptable topics include the following:
  • Life cycle, voltinism and diapause
  • Food relations (including non-aphid food of aphidophaga)
  • Behaviour
  • Systematics and morphology
  • Phylogeny
  • Population dynamics
  • Modelling
  • Distribution and seasonal adaptation
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphidophaga
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphids
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Intraguild interactions
  • Invasive aphidophaga
  • Chemical ecology
  • Integrated pest management
  • Climatic changes
Contact aphidophaga14@uqam.ca
Information http://www.aphidophaga14.uqam.ca

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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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Date,
Event, Place
25-29 November 2019:
VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry",
Zlatibor, Serbia.
Aims &
Topics
VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry", 25.-29.11.2019, Zlatibor, Serbia.
The Congress intends to promote knowledge exchange and international cooperation, and to enable further exchange of up-to-date scientific and technical information on plant protection in agriculture, forestry and landscaping among researchers, teachers, experts in extension and public services and business community. The Congress should contribute to identifying new approaches, tools and techniques to meet future needs and challenges facing the science of crop protection.
Main topics of the Congress are:
  • Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops and Vineyards
  • Integrated Protection of Field Crops, Vegetables, and Stored Products
  • Integrated Protection in Forestry and Urban Greenery
  • Biology and Ecology of Harmful and Beneficial Organisms in Agriculture and Forestry
  • Pesticides, Biopesticides and Organic Production
  • Toxicology, Ecotoxicology and Food Safety
Contact Secretariate of the Plant Protection Society of Serbia: plantprs@eunet.rs
Co-convenors:
Dr. Brankica Tanović, Institute of Presticides and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia; Brankica.Tanovic@pesting.org.rs
Prof. Dr. Victor Dolzhenko, All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation; vid@iczr.ru
Dr. Philippe Nicot, INRA–Avignon, Plant Pathology Research Unit, France; philippe.nicot@inra.fr
Information Website: http://plantprs.org.rs/viii-congress
Download: First announcement (pdf), Abstract-formatting-and-submission-guidelines (pdf), Manuscript-formatting-guidelines (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
19-24 July 2020:
ICE2020Helsinki,
XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, Helsinki, Finland.
Aims &
Topics
ICE 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland.Safe the date! Early registration: Tentatively open until January 2020.

The International Congress of Entomology returns to Europe in 2020, for the first time in 24 years!
ICE2020Helsinki collaborates with the "International Year of Plant Health 2020": Watch the video
Contact General email: ice-2020@helsinki.fi
Always cc our second email address: ento2020helsinki@gmail.com
Information Download: Call for Section 3 Symposium Proposal (pdf),
Website: www.ice2020helsinki.fi, Propose Symposia for section 3 ("Biological control and inset pathology")

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