Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 16.05.2017
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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
07-08 June 2017:
Biopesticides Europe 2017, Madrid, Spain
Aims &
Topics
Biopesticides Europe 2017, 07-08 June 2017, Madrid, SpainFollowing success of the previous event in Barcelona, ACI is pleased to announced that 2nd Biopesticides Europe Conference will take place on the 7th and 8th of June in Madrid, Spain. The Global and European biopesticides market has grown significantly over past few years. With increased direction from the authorities and growing demand for sustainable agriculture it is certain that biopesticides market will continue to experience unprecedented growth.

The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the biopesticides industry to discuss the challenges faced and the future opportunities. It covers:
  • European Plant Biocontrol Market Insights
  • Effectiveness in Crop Protection & New Generation IPM
  • Covering Gaps Between New Product Development and Commercialization
  • High Tech Innovations Driving Future of Biopesticides
  • Natural Biological Solutions For Advanced Agriculture
  • Field Reality: Farmers & Growers Perspectives
  • European Regulatory system changes in crop protection system
  • Integrated Novel Solutions Revolutionizing Sustainable Agriculture
  • Biological Control & Sustainability. Raising Standards in Crop Protection
  • A Circular Economy Strategy: From Mushroom Compost To Low-Cost Biopesticides
  • The Biopesticide Use In Urban Pest Control
  • The Importance Of Crop Protection on Food Industry
  • Encouraging Successful Industry collaborations
  • Catalyzing R&D Activities And Business Opportunities In Plant Biotechnology
Contact Rohan Baryah, ACI Europe: rbaryah@acieu.net, +48 61 646 7022
Information Website: www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/biopesticides-europe

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Date,
Event, Place
07-09 June 2017:
2nd Biocontrol Asia Conference & Exhibition, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, Thailand
Aims &
Topics
The 2nd Biocontrol Asia Conference & Exhibition, 7th - 9th June 2017, Bangkok, ThailandThe Largest International Event covering Biocontrol in ASIA
Following the inaugural Biocontrol Asia Conference & Exhibition that took place in New Delhi in 2015 and gathered more than 200 people from 20 countries and the recent inaugural Biocontrol LATAM conference & Exhibition that took place in Campinas, Brazil and gathered more than 450 delegates from 26 countries, New Ag International & 2BMonthly join forces again with IBMA to organize the 2nd Biocontrol Asia Conference & Exhibition.
It will take place in the vibrant city of Bangkok, from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th June 2017. More than 300 delegates from the whole Asia-Pacific region and Oceania are expected to gather to discuss the future of biopesticides in the big and smaller markets of the region.
Information Website: https://www.newaginternational.com/index.php/en/conferences/our-conferences/784-the-2nd-biocontrol-asia-conference-exhibition-7th-9th-june-2017-bangkok-thailand

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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), Second Announcement (pdf), Third Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://www.laapc.lv/workshop2017

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Date,
Event, Place
27-30 June 2017:
1st International Symposium on Plant Bioprotection Sciences and Technologies
, Reims, France.
Aims &
Topics
1st International Symposium on Plant Bioprotectin Sciences and Technologies, 27-30 June 2017, Reims, France. The main goal of this symposium is to bring together the experience of worldwide scientists and industrials from different disciplines (plant-microbe interactions, plant physiology, molecular biology, pathology, etc ...) whose activities focus on plant protection by beneficial microorganisms and natural elicitors. A more comprehensive and detailed knowledge on this strategic field for the agriculture of the 21st century will be provided.

Topics:
  • Elicitors and plant innate immunity
  • Microbial sensing and induced resistance
  • Biocontrol in greenhouse and field trials
  • Industrial perspectives about biocontrol
Contact plantbioprotech-2017@univ-reims.fr, phone: + 33 3 26 91 33 41
Information Website: www.univ-reims.fr/PlantBioProtech

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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), Third Circular (pdf), Program (pdf)
Website: http://iobc2017.bf.uni-lj.si

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Date,
Event, Place
05-08 August 2017:
APS Annual Meeting,
"Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology", San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Aims &
Topics
APS Annual Meeting, "Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology ", 05-08 August 2017, San Antonio, Texas. Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology highlights two factors that are and will continue to have a profound impact on the science and practice of plant pathology: new technologies and the next generation of plant pathologists who will employ them in their pursuit of solutions to plant health problems. The advent of faster and less expensive nucleic acid sequencing technologies has provided opportunities to answer questions not previously possible to answer.
For APS, this has resulted in the Phytobiomes initiative and the new Phytobiomes journal. Understanding the phytobiome has great potential for development of transformative new approaches to improving plant health and productivity that will be required to meet the increased demand for food projected by 2050. Other potentially transformative technological changes are already on the horizon. In addition to these new tools, we will be looking to the millennial generation of plant pathologists, who will soon be the largest generation in the workforce, to meet the demands of the future. They bring with them new attitudes, values, and expectations of life and the workplace that will result in a changing and exciting landscape for plant pathology.
Information Website: www.apsnet.org/meetings/annual

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Date,
Event, Place
13-17 August 2017:
SIP Annual Meeting,
Golden Jubilee Conference of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, San Diego, California, USA.
Aims &
Topics
SIP Annual Meeting, Golden Jubilee Conference of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, 13-17 August 2017, San Diego, California, USA. Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) will be celebrating 50 years of science at the Golden Jubilee Conference on the University of California San Diego campus in La Jolla.
Scientific program: Members, the Divisions, Founder's Lecture Committee, and Scientific Program Committee put together the scientific program that includes a Golden Jubilee Presentation, a plenary session, contributed oral and poster presentations, and multiple individual or cross-divisional symposia.
Information Website: www.sipweb.org/meetings.html

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Date,
Event, Place
02-09 September 2017:
IOBC-APRS & CIAT Hands-On Training Course
"MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN ASIA'S CHANGING AGRO-LANDSCAPES"
, Beijing, China & Hanoi, Vietnam (concurrent).
Aims &
Topics
Hands-On Training Course, IOBC-APRS & CIAT, 2nd - 9th September 2017: MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN ASIA'S CHANGING AGRO-LANDSCAPES This one-week field course will be organized around a number of topics that are of immediate relevance to Asia's agriculture, such as invasive species, ecological intensification, biodiversity loss in agricultural settings, and landscape simplification. The short course will provide a primer to students and young professionals in how biodiversity aspects biological control of pests - within the particular context of Asia's intensified agriculture. The course will use an approach that will pair lecture-style introductions to key topics by world experts with hands-on activities in order to reinforce key concepts.

Cross-cutting subject areas that will be covered in this course include: Biodiversity in tropical systems; diversity from landscape to farm-level scales; the importance of diversity & biological control on smallholder farms; and the importance of resource diversity to biological control.

The short course will not only celebrate Asia's historical contributions to the field of arthropod biological control, but equally highlight opportunities and threats for sustained biological control in present-day farming systems. The course will introduce novel concepts, tools and methodological approaches, and plant the seed for invigorated applied research on arthropod biological control in Asia's highly unique yet rapidly changing agro-landscapes.
Contact To apply, email your expression of interest to Dr. Kris Wyckhuys (k.wyckhuys@cgiar.org) and Ms. My Hoang (m.hoang@cgiar. org).
Information Download: Flyer, Call for Application (pdf)

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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
04-07 Sepember 2017:
6th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", International Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Greece.
Aims &
Topics
6th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", 04.-07.09.2017, Chania Greece.The meeting will focus on the new developments in Integrated control of mite pests in greenhouse and open field crops.
Topics to be covered
  • Biological control of mite pests
  • Chemical control of mite pests
  • Behavioral control of mite pests
  • Integrated management of mite pests
  • Biology and ecology of mite pests and their predators
  • Recent advances in pest (mite) management
  • Plant resistance in mite management
The deadline for the online abstract submission has been extended to June 1st, 2017.
Contact Local organizer: George Broufas, gbroufas@agro.duth.gr
Convener: Eric Palevsky
Information Website: http://iobc2017.maich.gr

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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
17-20 September 2017:
2017 AES Conference, Australian Entomological Society 48th AGM and Scientific Conference, "Biosecurity – A Partnership Approach
", Crowne Plaza in Terrigal on the Central Coast of NSW (an hour north of Sydney), Australia.
Aims &
Topics
2017 AES Conference, Australian Entomological Society 48th AGM and Scientific Conference, "Biosecurity – A Partnership Approach", 17-20 September 2017, Terrigal, NSW, Australia.

This year the conference theme will be the science behind biosecurity and the protection of the economy, environment and community from negative impacts associated with insect pests. The exciting science that underpins successful biosecurity will be on show where topics will include, amongst other things, the principles of preparedness, prevention, management, and biology of our invading (or already "invaded") pests.
The 2017 conference logo is the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) which has marched its way across the Pacific from its natural range in the southeast USA and northeast Mexico. It has travelled via California, French Polynesia, Hawaii, and Easter Island and is a fascinating insect that is an important vector and has some fascinating success biological control stories in some of its invaded ranges along the way.
Contact Sally Brown AMM, Conference Connections, PO Box 108 Kenmore QLD 4069 Australia, Tel. +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
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), 2nd circular (pdf)
Website: http://iobc-citrus2017.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 Email: iobc/wprs-meeting2017@agroscope.admin.ch
Local organizer: Ute Vogler, Agroscope Wädenswil, ute.vogler@agroscope.admin.ch
Convenor: Richard Meadow
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.iobc-vegetables2017.agroscope.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
16-20 October 2017:
Future IPM 3.0
, Riva del Garda, Italy.

Including IOBC-WPRS General Assembly

Una produzione agricola competitiva e le sfide della produzione sostenibile,
A competitive crop production and the challenges of the future (in Italian)

'Future IPM 3.0 towards a sustainable agriculture conference'
sponsored by OECD Co-operative research programme

Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Induced Resistance in Plants against Insects and Diseases"

Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Viticulture"

Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Multitrophic Interactions in Soil"
Aims &
Topics
Future IPM 3.0 - including IOBC-WPRS General Assembly, 'Future IPM 3.0 towards a sustainable agriculture conference' sponsored by OECD Co-operative research programme, Meetings of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Induced Resistance in Plants against Insects and Diseases", "Integrated Protection in Viticulture" and "Multitrophic Interactions in Soil", 16-20 October 2017The week of events 'Future IPM 3.0' is a unique opportunity to share regulatory, scientific, and technical information in the field of "reducing pesticide use-and-risk in integrated pest management (IPM)".
The main objective is to promote knowledge exchange among scientists, companies, farmers, advisors, policy makers and supply chain stakeholders, and identify approaches, tools and techniques to meet the future needs of crop protection for a SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE and DEVELOPMENT.
The week of events will host the IOBC-WPRS General Assembly, a conference sponsored by OECD Co-operative research programme and the meetings of three IOBC-WPRS WGs.
The highlight of the week of events is without a doubt the scientific program, which, thanks to invited keynote speakers and scientific contributions, explores new directions in IPM and tools particularly focusing on the contribution of science and industry in their practical implementation. Complementing the main program are the three scientific workshops with offered contributions, demos and sponsored presentations and the wide exhibition of posters and stands.
The week of events will also include a BtoB event dedicated to match innovative research ideas with business opportunities and a dissemination event to stakeholders (in Italian).
Contact E-mail: futureipm3.0@fmach.it
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Provisional program of the GA 2017 (pdf)
Website: www.futureipm3.eu

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Date,
Event, Place
16-18 October 2017:
International Conference on Crop Losses caused by diseases, pests and weeds
, Paris, France.
Aims &
Topics
International Conference on Crop Losses caused by diseases, pests and weeds, 16.-18.10.2017, Paris, France. The aim of this conference is to assess how plant diseases, pests, and weeds negatively affect crop health, crop performances, ecosystems and society. Although these negative impacts are well recognized, their quantification is yet fragmented or incomplete. The conference will bring together key players in global agricultural and crop health research in order to explore and discuss opportunities related to analyzing, quantifying, and modelling crop losses to diseases and pests.
Contact Organiser: SMaCH, Inra Paris
Information Website: www.smach.inra.fr/en/Events/crop-losses

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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
14-17 November 2017:
14th IOBC-MRQA Workshop, Mass Rearing High Quality Invertebrates for Multiple Purposes
, Mérida, Mexico
Aims &
Topics
14-17 November 2017:
14th IOBC-MRQA Workshop, Mass Rearing High Quality Invertebrates for Multiple Purposes, Mérida, MexicoJoint Meeting of the:
The workshop objective is to explore opportunities for advancing the rearing of high quality entomophagous and phytophagous insects and mites, entomopathogenic nematodes, and other invertebrates for plant and animal pest management, human and animal food, and a variety of other uses. The program will consist of symposia on current "Hot topics," invited and submitted presentations, and posters on the selected aspects of arthropod rearing as they relate to production and quality control. Presentations will serve as a basis for discussion and exchange, with the final aim of improving collaboration among scientists and practitioners. The program also will include an organized excursion.

General Topics for the Symposia include:
  1. Development and validation of protocols for invertebrate mass rearing and quality assurance, with special attention to novel quality control techniques
  2. Mass rearing invertebrates for:
    - Management of arthropod pests
    - Veterinary and medical field applications
    - Production of insects for feed and food
  3. Breeding of beneficial arthropods
  4. Networking and instruction on insect rearing
  5. Legal and ethical issues associated with mass rearing invertebrates
Contact Dr. Julio Bernal at juliobernal@tamu.edu
Information Website: http://users.ugent.be/~padclerc/AMRQC/announcements.htm

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Date,
Event, Place
19-22 March 2018:
9th International IPM Symposium,
"Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainability", Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Aims &
Topics
9th International IPM Symposium, "Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainability", 19-22 March 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.The International IPM Symposium is your premier global event for professional development, networking with colleagues and leading scientists, and learning the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture, communities, and natural areas. In 2018, we will organize around an important theme, IPM: Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainability.
Plans for 2018 include mini-symposia featuring international experts addressing hot topics including management solutions for newly introduced pests, as well as sessions for agricultural and food company leaders, and increased opportunities for student participation and recognition. Also new in 2018 will be a coordinated opportunity to visit policymakers on Capitol Hill to educate them on IPM needs and benefits for your sector and clientele.
Contact Michelle Marquart,Symposium Coordinator Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, phone: 217-244-8174 email: mmarqua2@illinois.edu
Information Download: Seeking nominations for IPM Symposium Awards – deadline 05.06.2017 (pdf),
Website: ipmsymposium.org/2018

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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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