Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 10.12.2016
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Date,
Event, Place
27-30 November 2016:
47th AGM and Scientific Conference, Australian Entomological Society and Entomological Society of New Zealand,

Theme: "Understanding and managing insects for our mutual benefit",
Melbourne, Australia.
Aims &
Topics
Australian Entomological Society 47th AGM and Scientific Conference and Entomological Society of New Zealand – 2016 Conference, Theme: "Understanding and managing insects for our mutual benefit", Melbourne, Australia, 27-30 November 2016

IOBC-APRS will be co-convening a symposium at this conference (symposium 6).

Symposia:
  1. Invertebrate conservation and invasive species.
    Dr Gary Taylor, Dr Isabel Valenzuela and Dr Bernie Dominiak
  2. Ecosystem services in a changing environment.
    Professor Geoff Gurr
  3. Social insects: challenges economic opportunities and behavioural insights
    Dr Nathan Lo
  4. The role of phytochemistry in insect nutrition.
    Dr Martin Steinbauer, Dr Clare L. Casteel, Professor Rosy Mary dos Santos Isaias, Professor Juha-Pekka Salminen
  5. Taxonomy, systematics and the importance of reference collections
    Mr John Marris, Dr Mali Malipatil, Dr Mark Blacket and Dr Vratislav Ricardo Bejsak-Colloredo-Mansfeld
  6. Biological control for Agriculture and the Environment.
    Dr Bill Palmer and Dr Luke Barrett
Contact Sally Brown AMM, Conference Connections, PO Box 108 Kenmore QLD 4069 Australia, Telephone +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
12 December 2016:
QuESSA, Quantification of Ecological Services for Sustainable Agriculture
, International Conference, FAO, Rome, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
QuESSA, International Conference, Quantification of Ecological Services for Sustainable Agriculture, 12 December 2016, FAO, Rome, Italy.Nature can provide a multitude of hidden benefits to humans such as control of crop pests by their natural enemies, crop pollination and prevention of soil erosion that keeps rivers clean. These are known as ecological services (ecosystem services) and are worth billions of euros every year in each European country. Semi-natural habitats on farmland support these services by providing resources for service providers such as natural enemies and pollinators. Through their structure they also directly support other ecosystem services, shaping our perceptions of landscapes and sequestering carbon.
The QuESSA project aimed to quantify the key semi-natural habitats (SNH) providing these essential ecosystem services (ES) across economically important cropping systems, farming intensities and four European agro-climatic zones.
This was achieved in QuESSA by bringing together 14 European research, education and extension organisations, a European stakeholder advisory board and 16 local stakeholder groups to contribute to regional case studies.
Contact Sophie Marin, SOLAGRO, 75 Voie du TOEC, 31500 Toulouse, FRANCE, solagro@solagro.asso.fr
Information Download: Invitation (pdf)
Register at https://goo.gl/forms/qGDkCOOJnwCD7z182

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Date,
Event, Place
13-14 March 2017:
1st Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Study Group "Integrated Protection of Date Palm", Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Aims &
Topics
1st Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Study Group "Integrated Protection of Date Palm," 13-14 March 2017, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.This is the first conference of the Integrated Protection of Date Palm which aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines who are working on vital topics in this area. These researchers are from virtually all date producing countries. This conference will have two full days of technical sessions, along with poster sessions regarding issues on the cutting edge of date palm pest management. There will also be many opportunities for the exchange of information, ideas and interaction among colleagues.
Proposed topics:
  • Main date palm pests: Insects, fungi, nematodes, viruses and weeds
  • Control methods: Cultural, chemical, physical and biological
  • Integrated Pest Management Strategies
  • Economically and technically feasible alternatives to Methyl Bromide
  • Molecular approaches to date pest management
Contact Local organizer AbdulAziz Mohamed ipdp.conference@agu.edu.bh; amamohamed@agu.edu.bh
Information Download: IPDP Conference Brochure (pdf)
Website: http://www.ipdpconference.org

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Date,
Event, Place
29-31 March 2017:
7th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Landscape management for functional biodiversity", Dundee, Scotland, UK.
Aims &
Topics
7th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Landscape management for functional biodiversity", 29-31 March 2017, Dundee, Scotland, UK.We are happy to announce that the 7th meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group "Landscape management for functional biodiversity" in conjunction with a meeting of the British Ecological Society Agricultural Ecology Special Interest Group will be hosted by The James Hutton Institute.
The meeting will bring together scientists with land managers, conservation bodies and other stakeholders to discuss the latest advances in the research, development and application of landscape management for functional biodiversity with the aim of identifying barriers to landscape management and opportunities to tackle these.
Contact Local Organisers: Graham Begg (James Hutton Institute, UK), Nick Birch (James Hutton Institute, UK), Barbara Smith (Coventry University, UK)
Convenors: John Holland (Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK), Bärbel Gerowitt (University of Rostock, Germany)
Information Download: Frist Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf)

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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
23 May 2017:
69th International Symposium on Crop Protection, ISCP
, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium.
Aims &
Topics
69th International Symposium on Crop Protection ISCP, 23.05.2017, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium.The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection. The programme will include a plenary session with three invited papers and parallel sessions with submitted papers related to the following subjects:
  • Pesticide Residues
  • Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
  • Formulation and Application Technology
  • Agricultural Entomology and Acarology
  • Nematology
  • Phytopathology
  • Herbology
Contact Bjorn Vandekerkhove, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, BE-9000 Gent, Belgium, Tel. +32 (0)9 264 6142, E-mail: iscp@ugent.be
Information Website: www.ugent.be/bw/crop-protection/iscp/en

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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), Second Announcement (pdf), incl. call fro abstracts (deadline Dec 15, 2016) and information about the student travel awards and registration.
Website: http://iobccanada2017.ca

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Date,
Event, Place
11-15 June 2017:
16th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests", Tiblisi, Georgia.
Aims &
Topics
16th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests", 11-15 June 2017, Tiblisi, Georgia.The general topics of this meeting will cover all aspects of biological control of invertebrates, including insects, arachnids, and nematodes, by using biological control agents (BCAs), such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes and other invertebrate pathogens. The meeting will have a special focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the use of Microbial Control Agents (MCAs). According to EU policies as well as the world wide endeavor to reduce the risks and application of chemical pesticides, alternatives, such as MCA, play a more and more important role in agricultural, horticultural and forestry practice. Most microbial agents may qualify as low-risk, a new class of plant protection products in the EU legislation, which are favored in the registration process of plant protection product. Thus, MCAs are facing new opportunities and new challenges.
The meeting will include invited and contributed papers, as well as poster, discussion sessions and workshops to encourage communication between entomologists, invertebrate pathologists, and experts of other disciplines on the biocontrol of insects. Following IOBC tradition will offer an exciting scientific and social program.
Contact Local organizer: Prof. Medea Burjanadze (Chariman), m.burjanadze@agruni.edu.ge,
Dr. Manana Kakhadze (Secretary), iobc@agruni.edu.ge
Convenor: Johannes A. Jehle
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://chemistry.ge/conferences/iobc-2017

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Date,
Event, Place
20-23 June 2017:
15th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union (MPU), "Plant Health Sustaining Mediterranean Ecosystems
, Córdoba, Spain.
Aims &
Topics
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate climate", 04-08 June 2017, Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaThe meeting promotes dissemination of the latest scientific advances and encourages dialogue and collaboration between researchers interested in all aspects of Phytopathology. The conference language is English.
The meeting promises to be an exciting one, and plenary speakers from different areas of Plant Pathology have confirmed their participation. Plenary, concurrent and poster sessions will be held on key topics listed below. The meeting proceedings will be published in a forthcoming supplementary issue of the international journal Phytopathologia Mediterranea.
Session topics:
  • Invasive pathogens and new emerging plant diseases
  • Genome analysis: applications to plant health
  • Plant pathology and food safety
  • Molecular pathogen-host interactions
  • Epidemiology and modeling
  • Microbiomes and their role in plant health
  • Integrated Disease Management
  • New tools in plant disease diagnosis and management
  • Climate change: impact on Mediterranean plant pathology
  • Biocontrol, natural compounds and plant defense stimulants
  • Wood diseases in fruit and forest crops in the Mediterranean area
  • Remote detection and surveillance (monitoring) of plant diseases
  • Xylella fastidiosa research in Europe
  • Innovative approach s for plant disease resistance
  • Emerging mycotoxins in Mediterranean crops: prevention and control
Contact Scientific Secretariat: Mediterranean Phytopathological Union. Phone: +39 0552755863 /+39 0552755861, www.mpunion.com // phymed@unifi.it
Information Website: http://mpucordoba.mpunion.eu

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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
04-06 Sepember 2017:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production"
, Ghent, Belgium.
Contact Convenor: Michael Meissle
Information A more detailed announcement will follow. Please save the date!

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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
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)
Website: http://iobc-citrus.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 Local organizer: Ute Vogler, Agroscope Wädenswil, ute.vogler@agroscope.admin.ch
Convenor: Richard Meadow
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: https://www.agroscope.admin.ch/agroscope/en/home/news/events/iobc-meeting-2017.html

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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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