Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 05.02.2016
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Date,
Event, Place
11-14 April 2016:
BIOCONTROL 2016 - 3rd International Symposium on Biological Control of Plant Bacterial Diseases
, Belgrade, Serbia.
Aims &
Topics
BIOCONTROL 2016 - 3rd International Symposium on Biological Control of Plant Bacterial Diseases, 11-14 April 2016, Belgrade, Serbia.In an effort to continue the pathway that started from the 1st Symposium in Germany 2005, followed by the 2nd in Florida 2008, and missed opportunity to meet in Morocco in 2012, the organizing committee is proposing a new place and date to gather together. This new proposal will create an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the latest research results and developments in the growing fields of biological control of bacterial plant diseases and other related topics.
Core Sections:
  • Safety and regulation of biocontrol agents
  • Genomics
  • Biocontrol of bacterial disease of agronomic and horticulture crops
  • Fire blight biological control: Are we there yet?
  • Biological based strategies for controlling Xylella fastidiosa
  • Trends in biopesticides
Contact Secretariat: ARIA Conference & Events, Dr Petra Markovića, biocontrol2016@gmail.com
Information Download: Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://biocontrol2016.org

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Date,
Event, Place
24-28 April 2016:
18th International Reinhardsbrunn Symposium: Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds
, Friedrichroda, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
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 and industry to present, listen to and discuss the latest research findings from around the world 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 in geographically different locations, can we hope to maintain and improve the quality of life for the world's growing population.
Contact info@reinhardsbrunn-symposium.de
Information Download: First Circular (pdf)
Website: www.reinhardsbrunn-symposium.de

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Date,
Event, Place
May 2016:
IOBC-APRS Working Group "Predatory Mites as Biological Control Agents", 1st International Workshop, Beijing, China.
Aims &
Topics
The theme of the 1st workshop is "Resources to Industry: bridge the gap". This topic implies our interest and endeavor in screening predatory mite resources and developing industry and commercial products. We will especially focus on how we should evaluate and utilize abundant predatory mite resources in the Asia-Pacific region. The workshop will last for 4 days, including 1 day for registration. On the 2nd day, a symposium will be held with experts from both developed and developing countries invited to provide seminars about most recent progress in biological control research and application, and recent surveys of predatory mites and other natural enemy resources worldwide. On the 3rd day, we will have a few sections, each focus on one aspect of related research. Possible sections include:
  • Natural Enemy Resource Survey and Taxonomy
  • Progress in Fundamental Biological Research
  • Mass Rearing and Industrialization
  • Applications in Cropping Systems
  • Applications in other Agroecosystems
  • Integrating Natural Enemies with other Pest Management Strategies
The last day will be an excursion to a few local scenic areas.
Contact Please get in touch with Professor Xuenong Xu (xnxu@ippcaas.cn) or Dr Yulin Gao (ylgao@ippcaas.cn) if you would like to receive further information about this working group and its activities.

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Date,
Event, Place
17 May 2016:
68th International Symposium on Crop Protection ISCP
, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium.
Aims &
Topics
68th International Symposium on Crop Protection ISCP, 17.05.2016, 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:
  1. Phytopathology
  2. Agricultural Entomology and Acarology
  3. Nematology
  4. Pesticide Residues, Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
  5. Application Technology
  6. Herbology
  7. Special session: Mycotoxins
Contact Bjorn Vandekerkhove, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, BE-9000 Gent, Belgium, Tel. +32 (0)9 264.61.42, Fax. +32 (0)9 264.62.23, E-mail: iscp@ugent.be
Information Download: Flyer (pdf)
Website: www.iscp.ugent.be

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Date,
Event, Place
05-07 July 2016:
1st International Symposium on Biotremology – Studying Vibrational Communication
, Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM), San Michele all'Adige, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
1st International Symposium on Biotremology – Studying Vibrational Communication, 05-07 July 2016, Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM), San Michele all'Adige, Italy.This is the first meeting of a new scientific subject: Biotremology. The aim is bringing together the community studying vibrational communication in all taxa, strengthening collaborations to jointly develop ideas and research, and forming a strong supportive network for the emerging field of biotremology. All subjects related to substrate-borne communication in animals are welcome.
Contact Convener: Valerio Mazzoni (valerio.mazzoni@fmach.it),
Contact: biotremology2016@fmach.it
Information Website: http://eventi.fmach.it/biotremology2016

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Date,
Event, Place
04-08 September 2016:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", Subgroups "Soft fruits", "Pome fruit arthropods", "IFP Guidelines", "Pome fruit diseases" and "Stone fruits", 9th International Conference on Integrated Fruit Production, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Aims &
Topics
miCROPe 2015: Microbe-assisted crop production – opportunities, challenges & needs, 23-25 November 2015, Vienna, Austria.The conference takes place every 4 years and aims to bring together the latest advances in research of all subgroups involved in Integrated Fruit Production provide an opportunity for exchange information and ideas and stimulate common research and collaboration.
Proposed topics:
  • Integrated control of fruit arthropod pests
  • Integrated plant protection of diseases in fruit crops
  • New developments and opportunities in disease and pest warning systems
  • Biological control of pests and diseases in fruit production
  • Organic fruit production
  • Chemical Ecology: application in IFP
  • Invasive and exotic fruit pests
  • Ecology of pesticides: resistance and side effect on beneficials
  • Weed Management
  • Application Technology
  • Pesticide risk indicators to assess the sustainable use of pesticides in IFP
  • Dissemination strategies in Integrated Production
  • PM Guidelines
Contact Local organizer Dr. Petros Damos (petrosdamos@gmail.com and admin@iobc-greece2016.com) and the general secretariat at Global events Miss Constantina Pliatsika (constantina@globalevents.gr and secretariat@iobc-greece2016.com)
Information Download: First Announcement with Pre-registration Form (pdf), Conference Presentation (pdf), Conference Poster (jpg), Second Announcement (pdf), Registration From (docx)

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Date,
Event, Place
07-09 September 2016:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops"
(ICOC), "Prospects and progress for sustainable oilseed crop protection", Tartu, Estonia.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops" (ICOC), "Prospects and progress for sustainable oilseed crop protection", 07-09 September 2016, Tartu, Estonia. In this meeting we will present and discuss recent advances in pathology and entomology research towards improved crop protection in oilseed production, with a focus on oilseed rape.
Topics include:
  • role of biocontrol in pest and disease management,
  • conservation biocontrol and habitat management,
  • pathogen diversity and detection methods,
  • plant breeding for pest and disease resistance,
  • pesticide resistance and its management,
  • agronomical solutions
  • …. and more!
This will be an informal and lively meeting with an emphasis on discussion and will include sessions leading towards grant applications for EU projects.
Contact Local organizer: Eve Veromann, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, eve.veromann@emu.ee
Programme: Pathology Section: Malgorzata Jedryczka, Entomology Section: Samantha M. Cook
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://wwwuser.gwdg.de/~iobc/cmeetings.html

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Date,
Event, Place
07-09 September 2016:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Landscape management for functional biodiversity"
, Rostock, Germany.
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 opportunity to exchange information and to coordinate common research and identity of the main areas for future research.
Contact Local organizers: iobc.admin@uni-rostock.de
Prof. Dr Hans-Michael Poehling, Leibniz University, Hannover
Dr Paula Westerman, University of Rostock Prof.
Dr Bärbel Gerowitt, University of Rostock
Convenors:
John Holland, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK
Bärbel Gerowitt, University of Rostock, Germany
Information Download: First Announcement with Registration Form (doc)

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Date,
Event, Place
12-15 September 2016:
XIV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens": Biocontrol and Microbial Ecology, Berlin, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
XIV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens": Biocontrol and Microbial Ecology, 12-15 September 2016, Berlin, Germany. The meeting aims to bring together colleagues, students, young researchers and company representatives dealing with all aspects of biocontrol of diseases to benefit integrated disease management and crop production. The group is a platform to sharing new knowledge in research approaches and technologies and to interact with industries and fundamental and applied research. The collegial atmosphere will allow informal exchange of knowledge and promote the exploration of interests and future collaborations. This meeting will focus on aspects of microbial ecology in biocontrol.
Contact Local organizers: Eckhard George, Rita Grosch, Kornelia Smalla
Convenor: Jürgen Köhl
Information Website: www.iobc-wprsBerlin2016.de

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Date,
Event, Place
25-30 September 2016:
ICE 2016, XXV International Congress of Entomology
, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Aims &
Topics
XXV International Congress of Entomology, 25-30 September 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA.IOBC-Global will be sponsoring four biological control symposia at the International Congress of Entomology.
  • Biological Control Under Climate Change
    Convener: Jianqing Ding (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Prospects and Challenges for Biocontrol of Disease Vectors
    Convener: Matthew Thomas (Penn State University, USA)
  • Status and Prospects for Biological Control in the 21st Century
    Conveners: Russell Messing (University of Hawaii, USA) and Jacques Brodeur (University of Montreal, Canada)
  • Zoophytophagous Arthropods in Biological Control
    Conveners: Josep A. Jaques (Universitat Jaume I, Spain) and Alberto Urbaneja (Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research, Spain)

For more information on other biocontrol-related talks, see the full list of symposia here: http://ice2016orlando.org/scientific-program/symposia
Contact info@ice2016orlando.org
Information Website: http://ice2016orlando.org

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Date,
Event, Place
11-13 October 2016:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms", Chania, Crete, Greece.
Aims &
Topics
Details on the venue, topics, call for abstract, registration, fees, hotel etc… will be available in a few months.
Contact Convenor: Jean Pierre Jansen

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Date,
Event, Place
23-27 October 2016:
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Oak Forest", University Hall La Asunción, Cordoba, Spain.
Aims &
Topics
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Oak Forest", University Hall La Asunción, Cordoba, Spain, 23.-27.09.2016The Working Group "Integrated Protection in oak forests " integrated by experts in fungal pathogens, pests and forest management, organizes every three years an international meeting in order to develop multidisciplinary research on characterization of biotic and abiotic factors involved in the decline phenomena of oak forests and to promote collaborations between European and North African researchers.
Topics of the meeting:
  1. Phytosanitary status of oak forests
  2. Decaying factors (biotic, abiotic and anthropic) and theirs dynamics
  3. Bio-ecology of pathogenic fungi
  4. Bio-ecology of insect pests
  5. Integrated control
  6. Oak forest facing climate changes and forest management strategies
Contact Local Organiser: Mª Esperanza Sánchez Hernández (quercus2016@uco.es)
Convenor: Pino Angelo Ruiu
Information Download: First Announcement, English (pdf), First Announcement, French (pdf),
Website: www.iobcquercus2016.com

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Date,
Event, Place
24-26 October 2016:
ABIM 2016, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2016, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 24-26 October 2016.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
15-17 November 2016:
Biocontrol LATAM 2016
, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil.
Aims &
Topics
Largest international event to cover biocontrol in Latin America
New Ag International, 2BMonthly, IBMA and ABCBio join forces to organise Biocontrol LATAM 2016 Conference & Exhibition. The 3 day meeting will feature selected presentations on key current Biocontrol topics delivered by world renowned speakers/organisations.
Conference papers will contribute to our understanding of the role and use of biocontrol solutions in agriculture, including:
  • Global Biocontrol Market
  • Market for Biocontrol in LATAM
  • Main trends in the LATAM industry
  • Biocontrol Regulatory in LATAM
  • The US legislation, an example to follow?
  • Biocontrol as a business – adoption by growers and distributors
  • Biocontrol and biostimulants: going together in LATAM?
  • Biologicals Production and Formulation
  • Emerging technologies in microbials, natural extracts and semiochemicals
Biocontrol LATAM 2016 builds on the successful Biocontrol ASIA 2015 meeting held in New Delhi in March, attended by over 100 companies from more than 30 countries.
Contact newag@newaginternational.com
Information Website: http://www.newaginternational.com/index.php/conferences/our-conferences/489-biocontrol-latam-campinas-sao-paulo-brasil-15th-17th-november-2016

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Date,
Event, Place
05-09 June 2017:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", Subgroup "Pome fruit diseases", Jurmala, Latvia.
Contact Local organizer: Regina Rancane, Latvian Plant Protection Research Centre, regina.rancane@laapc.lv
Convenor: Arne Stensvand

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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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