Meetings and Activities related to IOBC-WPRS: Time-Table

Last update: 06.10.2022
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Date,
Event, Place
03-06 October 2022:
13th Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group on "Integrated Protection of Stored Products"
, Barcelona, Spain.
Aims &
Topics

13th Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group on " Integrated Protection of Stored Products", 03.-06.10.2022, Barcelona, Spain.

The objective of this conference is to report the advances on the new research technologies and strategies in integrated pest management (IPM) of stored products and food-processing commodities, to prevent damage caused by insects, mites, rodents, birds or fungi, stressing the non-toxic tools of pest prevention, detectionand control. Within the framework of an advanced sustainable food production system, IPM is the primary response for the agro-food industry facing consumer demands of high-quality products while at the sametime addressing environmental, safety and socio-economic issues.
This 13th conference of the IOBC IPSP Working Group will explore the advances in IPSP and discuss newfindings regarding the following topics:

  • Biology of stored product pests and diseases
  • Pest prevention during storage and transportation
  • Biological control
  • Natural products
  • Physical pest control
  • Modified atmospheres
  • Chemical pest control
  • Pest management in food processing
Contact Convenor: Jordi Riudavets
Local Organizer: Nuria Agustí, e-mail: iobc-ipsp-bcn2022@pacifico-meetings.com
Information Download: 3rd Announcement (pdf), Website: https://www.iobc-ipsp-bcn2022.com

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Date,
Event, Place
06-08 October 2022:
8th International Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress
, Western Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute (BATEM) Congress Center, Antalya, Turkey.
Aims &
Topics
8th International Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, 06-08 October 2022, Antalya, Turkey.The aim of the congress is to bring together researchers working in the field of entomopathogens and microbial control, to share new works and developments and to create new collaborations.
Contact secretary@emc2022turkey.org
Information Website: https://www.emc2022turkey.org

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Date,
Event, Place
10-13 October 2022:
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Oak Forest", Diar Lemdina Hotel, Hammamet, Tunisia.
Aims &
Topics
Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Oak Forest", 10.-13.10.2022, Hammamet, Tunisia.
The meeting aims to promote the exchange of knowledge between colleagues from the two shores of the Mediterranean on all aspects of integrated protection of oak forests. We aim that the high- quality contributions will stimulate interactions between representatives of extension services, researchers and industry to define new approaches to meet the future needs for a sustainable protection of oak forests. We will have plenty of room for discussion and sharing of information on the topic themes. The meeting will also be a good occasion to strengthen contacts between scientists and develop collaborations in academia for joint projects.
The prospective themes are:
  • Impact of global change on oak forest health
  • Oak forest biodiversity and conservation
  • Defoliator pests
  • Xylophagous pests
  • Oak diseases (pathogens, virus and bacteria)
  • Nematodes
  • Impacts and control of oak pests and diseases
  • Innovative monitoring strategies
  • Oak/pest and disease interactions
  • Forest health after fires/impact of fires on forest health
New themes of increasing interest within the scientific community involved in sustainable protection of oak forests in the West Paleartic Region are also:
  • Corythucha arcuata
  • New pests of increasing importance (e.g., Nidularia pulvinata)
Contact Arturo Cocco, Integrated Protection in Oak Forests Working Group Convenor
Mohamed Lahbib Ben Jamâa, Forest Management Sub-Group Convenor and Local Organizer
María-Esperanza Sánchez Hernández, Fungi Sub-Group Convenor
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf, EN and FR), Second Announcement (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
16-21 October 2022:
13th Arab Congress of Plant Protection, "Plant Health for a Secure and Safe Food",
"Le Royal" Hotel, Hammamet, Tunisia.
Aims &
Topics
13th Arab Congress of Plant Protection, 16.-21.10.2022, Tunisia.Excellent scientific presentations by Arab and Foreign speakers will be the backbone of our congress, in addition to one day agricultural and touristic tour to visit historical and cultural sites in Tunisia. During five days, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking with colleagues during the symposia, concurrent oral and poster sessions or when visiting exhibition stands.
Main Topics:
  • Insects, mites and rodents economic pests
  • Plant diseases and their control
  • Ecology and epidemiology of plant diseases
  • Natural enemies and their role in pest control
  • Weeds and their control
  • Pesticides
  • Postharvest pests
  • Quarantine and phytosanitary measures Integrated pest management
  • Genetic engineering and pest control
  • Beneficiary insects (bees and silk worm)
Contact info@acpp-aspp.com
Information Website: https://acpp-aspp.com

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Date,
Event, Place
24-26 October 2022:
ABIM 2022, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2022, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 24-26 October 2022.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
07-09 December 2022:
HPIS 2022, International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium, Melbourne, Australia.
Aims &
Topics
HPIS 2020, International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium, 02-04 December 2020, Melbourne, Australia.
The HPIS is an interdisciplinary, international congress, bringing together researchers who study phytophagous piercing/sucking insects, their complex interactions with their host plants, environment and pathogen transmission.
The congress will bring together entomologists with expertise on phytophagous hemipteran insects (Orders Hemiptera and Thysanoptera) and their endosymbionts, plant biologists and physiologists with expertise on plant defences and responses to hemipteran feeding, and plant pathologists with expertise on transmission of plant pathogens by hemipterans. It will facilitate an exchange of ideas and foster collaborations across disciplines, countries to strengthen our understanding of hemipteran biology, ecology, spread and economic importance.
Information Website: http://hpis2020.com

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Date,
Event, Place
07-12 May 2023:
ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina.
Aims &
Topics
ISBCW: XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 07-12 May 2023, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, ArgentinaThe ISBCW for the first time in South America
The International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (ISBCW) was first organised in 1969, and has been the most important international meeting for weed biocontrol scientists since. During these meetings scientists from all over the world get together to exchange advances in the discipline, renew ties of friendship and collaboration, and discuss the way forward. The ISBCW takes place every four years, and this is the first time it will take place in South America.
Information Website: https://isbcw-iguazu.com

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Date,
Event, Place
06-09 June 2023:
XVI Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens",
Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Aims &
Topics

XVI Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", 06-09 June 2023, Wageningen, The Netherlands.The theme of the conference will be the 'Biocontrol needs and challenges in future cropping systems'. We will discuss how biological control can contribute to the future transformation of our food production systems in a changing world. How can we utilize the knowledge on the role of microbiomes in disease suppression and biological control solutions to achieve high resilience to plant diseases in our food crops?

We wish to bring together students, experts, researchers and stakeholders to discuss potential improvements of biological control and its integrated use. We expect approximately 150-200 participants from around de world to attend this meeting and will stimulate contributions of young scientists.

Main Topics:
1. Role of biocontrol in novel resilient cropping systems
2. Biocontrol in climate change
3. Harnessing microbial diversity and shaping microbiomes for resilient crop production
4. Strain evolution and breeding for better biocontrol agents
5. Microbial ecology and population dynamics of biocontrol agents
6. Mechanisms behind plant-microbe interactions and microbial connectivity
7. Product development
8. Integrated use of biocontrol in disease management
9. Economics and risk assessment of future biocontrol solutions
10. Promote acceptance and use of biocontrol products by growers

Contact Technical secretary: iobc-wprs-wur2023@wur.nl
Convenor: Jürgen Köhl, Liaison: Marc Bardin
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf),
Website: https://event.wur.nl/iobc_wprs_wur_2023

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Date,
Event, Place
20-25 August 2023:
ICPP2023: 12th International Plant Protection Congress, "ONE HEALTH for all plants, crops and trees"
, Lyon, France.
Aims &
Topics
ICPP2023: 12th International Plant Protection Congress, "ONE HEALTH for all plants, crops and trees", 20-25 August 2023, Lyon, France.
Save the Date!
Information Website: https://www.icpp2023.org

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Date,
Event, Place
27-31 August 2023:
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups
"Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate"
and
"Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate"
, Brest, France.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS WG "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean climate", 28.-31.08.2023, Brest, France.

This meeting aims to increase the exchange of knowledge between colleagues from Mediterranean and Temperate climate. It also gives the opportunity to visit horticulture and vegetable greenhouses in one of France's main greenhouse production areas, where biocontrol is the major pest control strategy.
The prospective themes are:
  • New natural enemies
  • New pests
  • Food supplementation
  • Role of the plant in IPM (induced and/or genetic plant resistance, plant nutrition)
  • Biocontrol:
    • Research impact: adoption rate (% growers using, why, why not, economic approaches)
    • Microbes (biopesticides, biostimulants)
  • IPM and environment (light etc.)
  • Microbiotes around roots, plants or parasites which help plants to defend themselves.
Contact Local organizer: Laure Dreux, laure.dreux@astredhor.fr
Convenors: Carmelo Rapisarda, Bruno Gobin
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf), Postponement, 12.04.2021 (pdf), E-mail information, 09.09.2022, additional information and the link to a dedicated website will be given with the second circular.

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Date,
Event, Place
05-08 September 2023:
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", Belgrade, Serbia.
Aims &
Topics
05-08 September 2023:
8th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", 05-08 September 2023, Belgrade, Serbia.
This meeting invites fellow scientists and professionals from public and private sectors, as well as graduate and postgraduate students dealing with integrated control of mite pests in greenhouse and open field crops.
The Working Group areas of interest include:
  • New developments in biological and chemical mite control
  • Integrated management of mite pests
  • Biology, ecology, and behavior of predatory mites and their prey above and below ground
  • The effects of climate change on mite pest management
Contact Local organizer: Dejan Marčić, dejan.marcic@pesting.org.rs
Convenor: George Broufas
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
16-20 October 2023:
XII European Congress of Entomology (ECE2023)
, Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Aims &
Topics
XII European Congress of Entomology (ECE2023), 16.-20.10.2023, Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
The world of entomology faces many problems with the increasing threat of climate change, damaging vector-borne diseases, biodiversity loss and the need to feed an expanding world population. Our goal is to gather scientists from around the globe and provide a unique opportunity to exchange information and to communicate research results on a wide range of topics. The ECE 2023 audience consists of researchers and academics from a diverse range of entomology related fields, as well as policy-makers, field agronomists, crop protection experts, medical practitioners, engineers, social scientists and artists.
The congress program will include invited lectures from international experts, numerous symposia, oral and poster sessions, and satellite seminars. In addition, the congress is undoubtedly the ideal meeting place to network and interact, establishing the starting point for future collaborations and breakthrough innovations in entomology.
Contact ece2023@artion.com.gr
Information Website: https://ece2023.com

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Date,
Event, Place
23-25 October 2023:
ABIM 2023, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2023, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 223-25 October 2023.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
25-30 August 2024:
27th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024)
, Kyoto, Japan.
Aims &
Topics
27th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024), 25.-30.08.2024, Kyoto, Japan.Since the first conference was held in Brussels, Belgium in 1910, it has been held almost every four years, except during the turmoil of World War II. The first congress to be held in Asia, was the 16th ICE in Kyoto, Japan in 1980. It has been decided that the 27th Congress in 2024 will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Center, sponsored by the Japan Insect Science Association.
Information Website: https://ice2024.org

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