Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

(last update: 10.04.2014)
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Date,
Event, Place
14-17 April 2014:
25th International Working Group on Ostrinia (IOBC-Global) Conference & 4th International Conference of Diabrotica Genetics & Open Meeting of NC205/ NCCC46 Corn Insect Technical Committees
, Chicago, U.S.A.
Aims &
Topics
This conference is the continuation of a series of international meetings on Ostrinia and other maize pests that began in 1968. IWGO is a well-established large international working group, which deals today with all matters of maize pests and pest resistance. The 25th IWGO Conference will deal with all maize insect pests, not only Diabrotica.
Contact Dr. Ulrich Kuhlmann, u.kuhlmann@cabi.org
Information Website: http://www.iwgo.org/Chicago2014

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Date,
Event, Place
21-24 April 2014:
IOBC-EPRS conference: "Plant protection for ecological sustainability of agrobiocenoses"
, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Aims &
Topics
You are cordially invited to attend an international scientific conference «Plant protection for ecological sustainability of agrobiocenoses», dedicated to 100-years jubilee of Zhasken Dzhiembaev – founder of the Kazakh plant protection science.
Conference working sections:
1. Entomology;
2. Phytopathology;
3. Herbology (research on weeds);
4. Pesticide toxicology;
5. Biotechnology.
Conference languages: Kazakh, Russian, English.
Contact almaty.kz.2014@gmail.com
Information Download: Invitation (pdf)
Website: www.kipp.kz

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Date,
Event, Place
18-23 May 2014:
4th International Symposium on Weeds and Invasive Plants
, Montpellier, France.
Aims &
Topics
  • 4th International Symposium on Weeds and Invasive Plants, Montpellier, France.Ecology and Evolution of invasive plants
    • Trait-based approaches to identify invasive plants and habitat invisibility
    • Mapping risk area (under climate changes)
    • Genetic variation, local adaptation and hybridization of alien species
  • Impacts of invasive plants
    • Measuring impacts of invasive plants on biodiversity, agriculture and health
    • Economic assessment of biological invasions
  • Management of invasive plants
    • Early detection, prioritization and weed risk assessment
    • Biological control: the worldwide experience and the European perspective
  • Sociological and ethical aspects
    • Human perceptions of invasive alien plants
Contact Guillaume Fried, Plant Health Laboratory (Anses), Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30016 FR - 34988 Montferrier-sur-Lez cedex, France, phone + 33 (0)4 67 02 25 53, e-mail: guillaume.fried@anses.fr
Information Website: www.ansespro.fr/invasiveplants2014

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Date,
Event, Place
20 May 2014:
66th International Symposium on Crop Protection, ISCP
, Ghent, Belgium.
Aims &
Topics
66th International Symposium on Crop Protection, ISCP, Ghent, Belgium.The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection. The programme will include a plenary session with two invited papers and parallel sessions with submitted papers related to the follwoing subjects:
  • Herbology
  • Agricultural Entomology and Acarology
  • Nematology
  • Phytopathology
  • Pesitcide Residues, Toxicology and Ecotoicology
  • Application Technology
  • Special Session: integrated control of soils-borne diseases
Contact Dr. ir. Bjorn Vandekerkhove, Secretary-general ISC, Department of Crop Protectio, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, B-9000 Gent, phone (+32)9 264 6145, Fax: (+32)9 264 6223, e-mail: iscp@ugent.be
Information Download: Invitation (pdf)
Website: www.iscp.ugent.be

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Date,
Event, Place
21-23 May 2014:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Landscape management for functional biodiversity", Poznan, Poland.
Aims &
Topics
The aims of the meeting are to bring together the latest advances in research and development on the landscape management for functional biodiversity, to provide the oportunity to exchange information and to coordinate common research and identity of the main areas for future research.
Contact Local organizers:
Prof. dr Danuta Sosnowska, Director, Plant Protection Institute – National Reseach Institute, Poznan.
Prof. dr Piotr Kowalczyk, Director. Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Environment – Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan
Prof. dr Zbigniew T. Dabrowski, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW
WG Convenors:
John Holland (Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK)
Bärbel Gerowitt (University of Rostock, Germany)
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Registration Form (doc), 2nd Announcement (pdf), Final Announcement (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
26-28 May 2014:
8th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Soft Fruits": "Workshop on Integrated Soft Fruit Production", Vigalzano, Pergine Valsugana, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
8th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Soft Fruits": "Workshop on Integrated Soft Fruit Production", Vigalzano, Pergine Valsugana, Italy.The aims of the meeting are 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 common research and collaboration.
Contact Local organizers: Alberto Grassi, alberto.grassi@fmach.it and Daniele Prodorutti, daniele.prodorutti@fmach.it
WG Convenor: Dr. Claudio Ioriatti
SG Convenor: Christian Linder
Information Download: First Announcement with Pre-registration Form (docx), Second Circular (doc)
Website: http://eventi.fmach.it/IOBC

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Date,
Event, Place
15-18 June 2014:
13th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens", "Biocontrol of Plant Diseases: From the field to the laboratory and back again", SLU-Uppsala, Sweden.
Aims &
Topics
13th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens", "Biocontrol of Plant Diseases: From the field to the laboratory and back again", SLU-Uppsala, Sweden.Focus will be on research and development which can lead to successful exploitation of biocontrol in plant production in practice. From initial isolation, over characterization of biocontrol effect and optimization of production and formulation, to final large scale implementation in the field. However, all contributions relating to biological control of plant diseases are very welcome.
The themes of the conference will cover biological control of plant diseases in horticulture, agriculture and forestry and we will especially emphasize:
- Successes and problems encountered in biological control
- How to obtain effective biocontrol organisms
- Biocontrol in practice: Putting the agents to work
- Interaction between the plant, the pathogen and beneficial microorganisms
Contact Local organizers: Dr. Dan Funck Jensen (dan.jensen@slu.se) (coordinator),
Dr. Magnus Karlsson (magnus.karlsson@slu.se), Dr. Margareta Hökeberg (margareta.hokeberg@slu.se), Dr. Ingvar Sundh (ingvar.sundh@slu.se);
WG Convenor: Ilaria Pertot
Information Download: First Circular (pdf), Second Circular (pdf), Registration Form (docx)
Website: http://www.slu.se/en/faculties/nl/about-the-faculty/departments/department-of-forest-mycology-and-pathology/biocontrol-of-plant-diseases

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Date,
Event, Place
06-10 July 2014:
14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
, Rhodes Is., Greece.
Aims &
Topics
14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Rhodes Is., Greece.The LOSC promises once again to do its outmost to create a very positive environment for the presentation of your recent scientific achievements on Plant Microbe Interactions, to broaden the areas of related sciences, to promote fertile dialogue and personal interactions. Exhibitors and sponsors are welcome to raise their visibility among the conference participants and to support the conference.
Contact Professor Eris Tjamos, Agricultural University of Athen,s Department of Plant Patholog,y 11855 Athens, Greece, e-mail: ect@aua.gr , eristjamos@mpmi2014rhodes-hellas.g, phone: 0030 210 5294505
Information Website: www.mpmi2014rhodes-hellas.gr

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Date,
Event, Place
13-17 July 2014:
Second IOBC-Global Working Group Meeting on Parthenium & International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Parthenium
, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Aims &
Topics
The meeting will include presentations on distribution, ecology, allelopathy, crop loss, impacts on environment and health, cultural controls, chemical control, biological control and integrated pest management of Parthenium.
There will be a field trip to participate in the release of the beetle Zygogramma bicolorata (and possibly Listronotus setosipennis).
Contact R. Muniappan: rmuni@vt.edu

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Date,
Event, Place
20-25 July 2014:
8th International Congress of Hymenopterists
, Cusco, Peru.
Aims &
Topics
8th International Congress of Hymenopterists, Cusco, Peru.This will be a forum for the dynamic exchange of information and ideas relevant to those interested in Hymenoptera. Your input is required to make this event a success; suggestions for symposia, special sessions and/or keynote speakers will be particularly welcomed.
Information Download: First Circular (pdf)
Website: www.cebioperu.org/courses/hymenopterameeting.php

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Date,
Event, Place
03-08 August 2014:
10th European Congress of Entomology
, ECE 2014, York, UK.
Aims &
Topics
10th European Congress of Entomology, ECE 2014, York, UK.The Royal EntomologicalSociety is delighted to host the next European Congress of Entomology in the ancient and beautiful city of York.
Contact E-mail: ece2014@royensoc.co.uk
Information Website: www.ece2014.com

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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.
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

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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
Website: http://eventi.fmach.it/IOBC/coming-meeting-in-Vienna

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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 (pdf), Registration Form (doc)

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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
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
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
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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