Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

(last update: 12.11.2014)
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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: 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: 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
01-03 June 2015:
7th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production", Agrobioinstitute (ABI), Sofia, Bulgaria.
Aims &
Topics
The IOBC-WPRS working group represents a platform for exchange of research results and to stimulate scientific discussions on genetically modified plants, their potential impact on the environment, and their use in integrated plant production among public sector scientist, industry scientist, regulators, decision makers and NGOs.
Contact Convenor: Michael Meissle
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: coming soon

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Date,
Event, Place
28 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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Date,
Event, Place
11-15 October 2015:
9th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate": Pest Management in an Ever-Changing World
, Rehovot, Israel.
Aims &
Topics
9th Meeting of the Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate": Pest Management in an Ever-Changing World</b>, Rehovot, Israel.The program will address pest management challenges related to ongoing changes in climate, consumer demand, economy, regulations and technology, as well as invasions by new pest species. These and related topics will be discussed during our four-day meeting, which will include oral presentations, poster sessions and discussions, as well as a professional visit to commercial protected vegetable operations. This visit will provide a unique opportunity to explore new technologies and approaches, share knowledge, and interact with growers and extension officers. The program structure and the collegial atmosphere will encourage informal interactions, facilitate learning and the exchange of information, and promote the exploration of shared interests and possible collaborations.
Contact Meeting Convenors: Moshe Coll, moshe.coll@mail.huji.ac.il, Department of Entomology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel. Dan Gerling, dange@tauex.tau.ac.il, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Shimon Steinberg, s_stein@biobee.com, Research and Development, BioBee Sde Eliyahu Ltd. Israel
WG Convenor: Carmelo Rapisarda
Secretariat: Mala Braslavsky (admin.iobcwg@mail.huji.ac.il), Division for International Studies, The RH Smith Faculty of Agric., Food & Environ., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, POB 12, Rehovot 76100 Israel
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.agri.huji.ac.il/icpc-working-group

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Date,
Event, Place
08-13 November 2015:
40th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production": The Good Sense of Scent, Jerusalem, Israel.
Aims &
Topics
40th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production": The Good Sense of Scent, Jerusalem, Israel, 08.-13.11.2015The general aim of the meeting is to bring together researchers, students, field extension guides and company representatives dealing with all aspects of semio-chemicals to benefit integrated production, e.g. the development and promotion of the use of pheromones and semiochemicals for monitoring and detection, and for environmentally safe control of harmful insects. The group has traditionally served as a liaison between basic research and practical application, with members drawn from academic and government research institutions, plant protection industry and extension services. We will celebrate the 40th anniversary of our group.
Contact Local organizers: Ally Harari, Anat Levi-Zada, Zvi Mendel, David Nestel, Victoria Soroker, Phyllis Weintraub
Convenor: Jürgen Gross
Information Website: www.semio-chemicals2015.com

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