Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 02.12.2017
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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 Website: ipmsymposium.org/2018

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Date,
Event, Place
19-23 March 2018:
Biocontrol Africa and 2018 New Ag Conference & Exhibition
, Nairobi, Kenya
Aims &
Topics
Biocontrol Africa and 2018 New Ag Conference & Exhibition, 19-23 March 2018, Nairobi, KenyaNew Ag International will host two international conferences covering the world of High Tech Agriculture, covering in depth:
  • Biological Control
  • Speciality Plant Nutrition
  • Irrigation and Fertigation
  • Greenhouse Technology
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Biostimulants and Biofertilizers
The conferences will feature speakers from academic, government and industry circles, whose aim will be to promote products and technologies that fit African conditions.
Presenters will speak about the currently available solutions, as well as sustainable and precise agriculture. These innovative solutions could also help Africa to advance quickly, building capability from scratch right now, on logistics, infrastructure, government support, knowledge transfer and trading platform, etc.
Contact Contact the organisers (New Ag International) to register your interest and be added to our mailing list: https://www.newaginternational.com/index.php/en
Information Website: https://www.newaginternational.com/index.php/en/conferences/our-conferences/1030-biocontrol-africa-and-2018-new-ag-conference-exhibition

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Date,
Event, Place
23-26 April 2018:
XV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", 23.-26.04.2018, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.
Aims &
Topics
XV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", Biocontrol products: from lab testing to product development, 23.-26.04.2018, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.The theme of the workshop will be: "Biocontrol products: From lab testing to product development". All contributions relating to biocontrol of plant diseases are welcome, but priority to oral presentations will be given to research on the main necessary aspects to bring biological products from the lab to the field. This meeting will provide an important opportunity to present your last works on this theme, to share ideas and to discuss common issues. We wish to bring together students, experts, researchers and implementers of biological control and IPM to discuss potential improvements of biocontrol and integrated control.
We will address the following main topics:
  1. New sources and methodologies to isolate and evaluate potential biocontrol agents.
  2. Mass production and formulation methods.
  3. Effects of microbial factors on biocontrol product efficacy at field scale.
  4. Evaluation of risk assessment and impact on microbial community in the rhizosphere and on the plant.
  5. Biocontrol and integrated disease management in different environments: successes and problems encountered. Combination with other strategies.
  6. Elucidate the mode of action of biocontrol agents.
  7. Interaction host-pathogen-biocontrol products.
  8. Commercial use of microbial for management of diseases. Industry and government perspective and needs.
  9. Molecular tools to study microbial populations in different environments, crops and climate.
  10. Microbial ecology.
  11. Application of natural substances/microbials against diseases in different environments.
Contact Technical Secretary: Fundació Universitat de Lleida, Av. de Jaume II, 67 bis, 3a planta, Campus de Cappont 25001 Lleida, Catalonia. Tel. + 34 973 00 35 57, fundacio@udl.cat
Convenor: Jürgen Köhl
Information Download: First Circular (pdf)
Website: www.iobc-wprslleida2018.cat

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Date,
Event, Place
14-16 May 2018:
First International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC-1),
"Interdisciplinary Biological Control", Beijing, China.
Aims &
Topics
First International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC-1), 14-16 May 2018, Beijing, China.Congress Topics:
  • Integration of the various classes of biological control
  • Biological control of plant diseases, insect pests and weeds
  • Biological control as means of preserving biodiversity
  • Risk assessment and biosafety for biological control
  • Industrial policy and market development of biological control
  • Socio-economic impacts and capacity building for biological control
  • Current status and uptake of biological control in the Belt and Road conttries
Contact Dewen Qiu, dewenqiu@caas.cn, Jianqing Ding (IOBC), jding@henu.edu.cn
Information Download: Poster (jpg)
Website: www.canevent.com/customPage/customPagePreview?pageId=43608&eventId=10003226

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Date,
Event, Place
04-07 June 2018:
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Olive Crops", Florence, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Olive Crops", 04-07 June 2018, Florence, Italy.IPM in olive crops faces several major challenges:
  • to increase sustainability and support the production of high quality products,
  • new threats represented by new diseases and pests and
  • to adapt to new conditions due to the expansion of olive cultivation worldwide.
To achieve this, the main goal of olives WG is to promote constructive exchange of knowledge in multidisciplinary research on the development, evaluation and implementation of integrated and environmentally friendly control strategies for olive pests, diseases and weeds. Examples of specific topics include but are not limited to: monitoring, e-traps, management of Xylella fastidiosa, pests and natural enemies, epidemiology, disease control, biological control, conservation of natural enemies, biotechnological control, insecticide resistance, new chemicals, weed control, mass trapping, baits and attractants.
Activities will include scientific sessions, presentations and discussions, professional tour featuring olive crops, infrastructures and cultural heritage of the area and a social program that will provide opportunities for further networking and stimulate synergies for collaboration in olive crop protection sector.
Contact Local organizer: Patrizia Sacchetti, Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences, University of Florence, Via Maragliano, 77, 50144 Florence, Italy (e-mail: patrizia.sacchetti@unifi.it)
Convenor: Dionyssios Perdikis
Information Website: www.eleducation.it/iobc2018

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Date,
Event, Place
27-31 August 2018:
ISBCW 2018, XVth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds,
Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
We are looking forward to arranging a stimulating conference and hope that you will be able to participate. If you have any questions, please contact info@isbcw-2018.org
Contact info@isbcw-2018.org
Information More information to come in August 2017.

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Date,
Event, Place
02-08 September 2018:
XV International Congress of Acarology,
Antalya, Turkey.
Aims &
Topics
XV International Congress of Acarology, 02-08 September 2018, Antalya, Turkey.The congress will be a wonderful opportunity for researchers, students and representatives of institutions worldwide to meet and discuss the latest results and new directions in research, with the aim of promoting international and regional collaboration.
The congress will address all aspects of fundamental, agricultural, medical and veterinary acarology and related topics.
World renowned experts in acarology will be invited to give keynote and plenary lectures to present the latest developments in their research fields.
Contact Scientific Secretariat: Gregory T. Sullivan, ica2018turkey@gmail.com,
Organizing Secretariat Company: BILKON Travel Agency, kongre@bilkonturizm.com.tr
Information Website: www.acarology.org/ica/ica2018

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Date,
Event, Place
05-07 September 2018:
9th International Workshop of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Soft Fruits", Riga, Latvia.
Aims &
Topics
9th International Workshop of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Soft Fruits", 05-07 September 2018, Riga, Latvia.The aim of the meeting is 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 joint research and collaboration.
Proposed topics:
  • Biology of pests and diseases
  • Diagnostic tools for pests and diseases
  • Monitoring and forecasting of pests and diseases
  • Plant resistance and cultivars suitable for integrated and organic farming
  • Post-harvest and storage diseases
  • Certification and health of propagation stock
  • Management of diseases, pests and weeds (biocontrol, chemical, alternative, physical, sanitation)
  • Practical implementation of IPM in soft fruits
Contact Local organizers: Inga Moročko-Bičevska, inga.morocko@llu.lv and Arturs Stalažs, arturs.stalazs@llu.lv (workshop secretary)
WG Convenor: Claudio Ioriatti, SG Convenor: Christian Linder
Information Download: First Circular (pdf), Registration Form (docx), Abstract From (docx)

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Date,
Event, Place
05-07 September 2018:
10th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate", Lisbon, Portugal.
Aims &
Topics
10th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate", 05-07 September 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.The main theme of the meeting will be: "Pest control in Mediterranean greenhouses under the pressure of climate change and invasive species".
During the meeting, researchers, technical staff and extension personal from the public and private sectors, as well as graduate and post-graduate students, will have the chance to share ideas and show their last works on this and related themes, discussing about present and future challenges in pest, pathogens and weeds management in protected crops, under the light of new technology and regulations and in the frame of ever-changing threats by noxious organisms already occurring in Mediterranean greenhouses or which could appear in the near future. Through formal scientific sessions dedicated to oral and poster presentations, technical excursions to commercial protected crops in vocational greenhouse areas in Portugal, and social events, the occasion will be given to participants also to strengthen existing collaborations as well as establish new ones.
Contact Local organizer: Elisabete Figueiredo, ISA, University of Lisbon, Portugal, elisalacerda@isa.ulisboa.pt
WG Convenor: Carmelo Rapisarda
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Pre-Registration Form (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
18-20 September 2018:
17th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops", University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia.
Aims &
Topics

17th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops", 18-20 September 2018, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia.

We kindly invite you to participate the 17th meeting of our WG that will be held at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia from 18 to 20 September 2018. The scientific program is composed of talks presented at joint sessions as well as sessions focusing mainly on entomology and plant pathology. We believe that the meeting in Zagreb will stimulate further discussions about pests, pathogens and weeds that threaten oilseed crops, including new management strategies and methods of their control, with the special focus on biocontrol, genetic resistance, agricultural practices, pest and disease forecasting and novel tools, that have not been used by now.

Contact Local organizer: Ivan Juran, Croatia, e-mail: iobczagreb2018@gmail.com
WG convenor and SG Pathology convenor: Małgorzata Jędryczka, Poland
SG Entomology convenor: Sam Cook, UK
Information Website: http://iobc-zagreb2018.agr.hr
Download: First Annoucement (pdf), Guidelines for Preparation of Papers and Posters (pdf), Bulletin Manuscript (pdf, docx)

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Date,
Event, Place
27-29 September 2018:
IOBC-APRS:
ICBC2018 - 1st International Conference on Biological Control,
Bengaluru, India.
Aims &
Topics
1st International Conference on Biological Control - ICBC2018, 27-29 September 2018, Bengaluru, India.Biological Control: Approaches and Applications
Globally, up to 30% of agricultural yields are damaged by pests and diseases despite chemical pesticide use. Biological control of insect pests and diseases is one of the major ecosystem services provided to agriculture worldwide. Natural enemies such as predators, parasitoids and pathogens play a major role in limiting damage from native and exotic pests. The main theme of the conference is to address issues related to various biological control approaches in the context of biodiversity, increased chemical pesticide pressure and climate change. Its emphasis would also be on the challenges faced by the researchers, farmers and other stakeholders in implementing biological control programs. The conference will include keynote addresses, plenary and oral presentations and poster sessions.
The conference would cover the following Sub Themes:
  • Biodiversity and Biosecurity
  • Conservation Strategies
  • Biotechnological Approaches in Biocontrol
  • Production and Utilization of Macrobials for Insect Pest Management
  • Production and Utilization of Microbials for Insect Pest and Disease Management
  • Biological Control Compatible Approaches
  • Biological Control of Invasive Pests and Weeds
  • Biological Control: Industrial Perspective and Policy Issues
  • IOBC-Global Parthenium Working Group Workshop
  • IOBC-Global Tuta absoluta Working Group Workshop
Contact Dr. Sushil K. Jalali, Chief Organizing Secretary ICBC 2018, jalaliicbc2018@gmail.com;
Dr. G. Sivakumar, Secretary, SBA, Bengaluru, sivaicbc2018@gmail.com
Information Website: www.icbc2018.tarasviinfotech.com

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Date,
Event, Place
07-11 October 2018:
12th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSPP 2018)
, Berlin, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
12th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSPP 2018), 07-11 October 2018, Berlin, Germany. The IWCSPP is the most important international conference on all aspects of stored product protection held every four years. This conference is organized to promote a better understanding of prevention, early detection and control of organisms infesting stored products. This can help to guarantee and improve safe storage of durable foodstuff and other plant products worldwide. It brings together scientists, consultants, extension workers and industry.
Contact IWCSPP2018@julius-kuehn.de
Information Website: http://iwcspp2018.julius-kuehn.de
Download: Second Circular (pdf)

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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
20-25 January 2019:
Joint meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production" and "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", Lisboa, Portugal.
Contact WG Convenors: Claudio Ioriatti, Jürgen Gross
Local organizers: José Carlos Franco and Manuela Branco

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Date,
Event, Place
16-20 September 2019:
IOBC-Global Working Group meeting,
14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga
, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.
Aims &
Topics
14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga, 16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.The purpose of Ecology of Aphidophaga conferences is to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of research on the biology, ecology and behaviour of organisms contributing to mortality of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Acceptable topics include the following:
  • Life cycle, voltinism and diapause
  • Food relations (including non-aphid food of aphidophaga)
  • Behaviour
  • Systematics and morphology
  • Phylogeny
  • Population dynamics
  • Modelling
  • Distribution and seasonal adaptation
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphidophaga
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphids
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Intraguild interactions
  • Invasive aphidophaga
  • Chemical ecology
  • Integrated pest management
  • Climatic changes
Contact aphidophaga14@uqam.ca
Information http://www.aphidophaga14.uqam.ca

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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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