6 Meetings and Activities - IOBC-WPRS: International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control, West Palaeartic Regional Section

Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 13.02.2020
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Date,
Event, Place
17-20 February 2020:
ECFG15, 15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics
, Rome, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG15), 17.-20.02.2020, Rome, Italy.International conference on Fungal genetics, biology, host pathogen interaction & evolutionary ecology.
The aim of ECFG15 is to showcase recent advances in fungal genetics and molecular biology, including cellular biology, omics technologies, host-pathogen interactions, evolutionary genomics, molecular ecology.
The Conference includes four keynote lectures, three plenary sessions, thirteen concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for more informal discussions.
Information Website: https://www.ecfg15.org

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23-27 March 2020:
16th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union: "Safeguarding Mediterranean Plant Health"
, Limassol, Cyprus.
Aims &
Topics
16th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union, 07-12 June 2020, Limassol, Cyprus. The 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 year 2020 is announced by FAO as Plant Health Year and we plan a large event to showcase the role of Mediterranean Agriculture and Phytopathology, in safeguarding our food, traditions in Mediterranean Diet as well as food security for the whole planet.
Plenary, concurrent and poster sessions will be held on key topics such as
  • Genome Analysis;
  • Invasive Emerging Pathogens;
  • Integrated Disease Management;
  • Food Safety;
  • New Tools in Diagnostics and Management;
  • Molecular Pathogen-Host Interactions;
  • Impact of Climate Change;
  • Biocontrol, Natural Compounds and Plant Stimulants;
  • Epidemiology and Modelling and Microbiomes In Plant Health.
This conference will also have a session for Abiotic Stresses and in particular drought and salinity stress as well as methods to mitigate these stresses. The meeting proceedings will be published in the international journal Phytopathologia Mediterranea.
Contact Academic Matters: Dr. Dimitris Tsaltas, University of Technology, Tel: (+357) 25 002 545, dimitris.tsaltas@cut.ac.cy
Local Arrangements: EASY CONFERENCES, Tel: (+357) 22 591 900, info@easyconferences.eu
Information Website: http://cyprusconferences.org/mpu2020

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Event, Place
06-08 April 2020:
Biocontrol Africa
, Marrakesh, Morocco.
Aims &
Topics
Biocontrol Africa, 06.-08.04.2020, Marrakesh, MoroccoExchange your experience, knowledge and expertise on Biocontrol in Africa to commercially succeed in this market.
Topics:
  • R+D of New Biocontrol Mode of Actions
  • Combating regional problems
  • Commercialisation
  • Market Trends
  • Regulation in Africa
  • IPM
Information Website: https://lifesciences.knect365.com/biocontrol-africa

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Event, Place
19 May 2020:
ISCP 2020, 72nd International Symposium on Crop Protection,
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
Aims &
Topics
72nd International Symposium on Crop Protection (ISCP), 19.05.2020, Ghent, Belgium. The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection. The programme will include a plenary session with three invited speakers and will also include parallel sessions with submitted papers related to the following subjects:
  • Agricultural Entomology and Acarology
  • Nematology
  • Phytopathology
  • Herbology
  • Formulation and Application Technology
  • Pesticide Residues: Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
  • Special session: "Plant health: quarantine and emerging pests, diseases and weeds"
Proceedings of previous symposium editions: https://www.ugent.be/bw/plants-and-crops/iscp/en/proceedings
Contact Dr. ir. Bjorn Vandekerkhove, Secretary-general ISCP, Department of Plants and Crops, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, B-9000 Gent, Tel: +32 (0)9 264 6142, E-mail: iscp@ugent.be
Information Website: http://www.ugent.be/bw/plants-and-crops/iscp

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Date,
Event, Place
19-20 May 2020:
Biopesticide Summit & Awards 2020
, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
Aims &
Topics
Biopesticide Summit & Awards 2020, 19-20 May 2020, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.The Biopesticide Summit 2020 agenda will feature international speakers from the research community, the biocontrol industry, government organizations, investors, policy makers, funding agencies and integrated pest management (IPM) practitioners. Biopesticide Summit 2020 will:
  • Bring together 400+ leading innovators and practitioners in biocontrol industry.
  • Bring together academia, industry and investors to encourage collaboration.
  • Provide meaningful discussion on the challenges facing the industry between growers, customers and biocontrol professionals.
  • Provide opportunity for 1-to-1 networking, exhibition, and speaker slots.
  • Provide pragmatic insight into commercialisation and investment fundraising for new biocontrol ideas.
  • Celebrate the best and brightest new ideas at the Gala Dinner and Awards.
Information Website: https://biopesticidesummit.com

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Event, Place
27-28 May 2020:
Biopesticides Europe 2020
, Brussels, Belgium.
Aims &
Topics
Biopesticides Europe 2020, 27.-28.05.2020, Brussels, BelgiumThe Global and European biopesticides market has been growing steadily in recent years. With increasing restrictions regarding traditional biocontrol tools and a growing demand for sustainable agricultural practices, biopesticides are expected to keep growing and become an essential biocontrol tool for farmers all over Europe. Nonetheless, regulations and registration continue to pose a significant challenge for their commercialisation.
This 2 day event will bring together key industry stakeholders, researchers and representatives from regulatory bodies to discuss current challenges and future opportunities within the industry. The conference will also provide insights and updates on market growth along with significant advances in technologies and R&D projects.
Key Topics:
  • An overview of Biopesticides Regulations at EU Level
  • Developing Zero Residue Alternatives
  • Public-Private Collaborations as an R&D services Platform focused on Plant Biotechnology
  • Exploring Global Commercialisation Challenges and Business Strategies for Biopesticides Companies
  • Bridging the gap between Regulations, Commercial Needs, Current Research and Practical Applications
  • Exploring Global Commercialisation Challenges and Business Strategies
  • Innovations in Formulation and packaging in Order to Maximise the Production Supply Chain
  • New Biological Active Components in Development: Benefits, Practices and Assessment
  • Implementing Integrated Solutions and Control Programs
  • Farming Strategies to Achieve Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Innovations in Fungicides and their Commercial Potential
  • Contribution of Metabolomics to the Study of Biopesticides and its Practical Applications
Information Website: https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/biopesticides-europe
To get 10% discount on your registration, please quote: CPEe5RB10

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Date,
Event, Place
07-12 June 2020:
14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB), "The Impact of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria on Global Plant Health"
, Assisi, Umbria, Central Italy.
Aims &
Topics
14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, "The Impact of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria on Global Plant Health", 07-12 June 2020, Assisi, Umbria, Central Italy.The Conference mission is to promote and disseminate the latest scientific advances in all aspects of Phytobacteriology and encourage dialogue and collaboration between researchers.
The latest developments in the field, either basic or applied, will be presented and discussed at the conference. Plenary, oral and poster sessions will be held on key topics such as: Epidemiology and Ecology; Omics and Evolution; Control and Integrated Management; Diversity, Taxonomy and Diagnosis; Pathogenesis and Regulation; Disease Resistance and Effector Biology.
The proposal of special sessions may be considered by the Scientific Committee. In this regard, the year 2020 has been planned by the FAO as Plant Health Year. A special session is planned to be organized in collaboration with the FAO with the aim to discuss the role and impact of plant diseases caused by bacteria on plant health world-wide.
A number of abstracts presented as poster contributions will be selected for short oral presentation and discussion. The participation of young researchers is strongly encouraged. Reduced registration fees for students and early-career postdoctoral researchers will be available. Awards for these two groups for posters and presentations are planned.
The meeting proceedings are planned to be published as a special issue in the Journal of Plant Pathology.
Contact Co-Chairmen: Nicola Sante Iacobellis (iacobellisnicolasante@gmail.com) and Roberto Buonaurio
Information Download: 1st circular (pdf), 2nd Circular (pdf)
Website: http://www.icppb2020.com

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Date,
Event, Place
15-17 June 2020:
SAIH2020, 3rd International Conference on the Scientific Actualities and Innovations in Horticulture
, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Aims &
Topics
International Conference on the Scientific Actualities and Innovations in Horticulture (SAIH2020), 15.-17.06.2020, Kaunas, Lithuania.The conference Scientific Actualities and Innovations in Horticulture 2020 aims to bring together researchers from diverse fields of study who share a common interest in Horticulture. The SAIH2020 conference will connect leading themes in Horticulture. Researchers will have the opportunity to present scientific results and to meet colleagues, to develop ideas for new experimental projects and to discuss the newest developments, ideas, changes and solutions in Horticultural science.
The SAIH 2020 will be a good conference to present results of research, exchange ideas and share experience, for establishing further working partnerships and friendships.
Topics:
  • Plant Genetics, Physiology and Breeding;
  • Plant Protection and Biology of Harmful Organisms;
  • Plant Productivity, New Technologies and Sustainability;
  • Applications in Plant Science
Contact giedre.samuoliene@lammc.lt
Information Website: http://lsdi.lt/saih

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Date,
Event, Place
15-18 June 2020:
12th International IOBC-WPRS Workshop on Pome Fruit Diseases
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Pome Fruit Diseases"
, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS WG "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean climate", 31.08.-03.09.2020, Brest, France.
The workshop takes place every 3 years and aims to bring together the latest advances in research of pome fruit diseases, to provide an opportunity for exchange of information and ideas and to stimulate common research and collaboration. The workshop program includes oral and poster sessions, plenary discussions, a meeting with growers and advisors and a one-day excursion.
Proposed topics:
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Pathogen biology and epidemiology
  • Monitoring and forecasting infection risks
  • Host-plant resistance and biodiversity
  • Control methods (biocontrol, chemical, alternative, physical, sanitation)
  • Spray quality and disease control
  • Canker diseases
  • Postharvest diseases
  • Soil borne diseases
  • Replant disease
Special attention will be given to poster presentations in plenary discussions during the meeting. There will be a special symposium on sustainable disease management where growers and advisors from Bulgaria and neighboring countries will be invited to attend.
Contact Local organizer: Zvezdomir Jelev, zvezdomir_au@abv.bg
WG Convenor: Claudio Ioriatti, SG Convenor: Arne Stensvand
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Pre-Registration Form (docx), Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://iobc-plovdiv2020.com

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Date,
Event, Place
21-25 June 2020:
8th International Crop Science Congress (ICSC)
, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Aims &
Topics
8th International Crop Science Congress (ICSC), 21.-25.06.2020, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.This congress will address basic and applied aspects of plant and crop sciences as they relate to strategies to develop unique, sustainable, agricultural systems having the capacity to support animal and human health, on a global scale, while being mindful of our custodial responsibilities towards the well-being of our planet Earth.
ICSC 2020 objectives include:
  • Integrate and apply knowledge from crop science to relevant global problems
  • Present and discuss crop science research developments and implications
  • Develop recommendations for future thrusts in research, development, and technology transfer
  • Evaluate future scientific and educational needs and directions of crop-based agriculture
  • Initiate and nurture international scientific and educational partnerships
Information Website: https://www.icsc2020.com

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Date,
Event, Place
29-30 June 2020:
ICISE 2020, 14. International Conference on Insect Science and Entomology
, London, United Kingdom.
Aims &
Topics
ICISE 2020: 14. International Conference on Insect Science and Entomology, 29-30 June 2020, London, United Kingdom.
The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Insect Science and Entomology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Insect Science and Entomology
Information Website: https://waset.org/insect-science-and-entomology-conference-in-june-2020-in-london

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Date,
Event, Place
29 June - 2 July 2020:
Plant Biology Europe 2020
, Centro Congressi Lingotto, Turin, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
Plant Biology Europe 2020, 29.06.-02.07.2020, Turin, ItalyPlant biology is a blooming scientific area where novel developments continuously arise, opening new avenues of research and empowering innovation for agriculture and for food and non-food applications. PBE2020 focuses on delivering the latest scientific developments in plant biology, following an inclusive approach where long-standing research sectors and novel breakthrough topics are showcased, including aspects of science policy and ethics, and fostering participation of young scientists.
Information Website: https://europlantbiology2020.org

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Date,
Event, Place
01-02 July 2020:
European Organic Congress, Berlin, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
European Organic Congress, 01.-02.07.2020, Berlin, Germany.
The theme of the congress is 'Organic in action' and we will discuss:
  • An European Organic Action Plan
  • The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
  • An organic action plan on climate change
Information Website: http://organic-congress-ifoameu.org and @IFOAMEU on Twitter and Facebook!

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Event, Place
19-24 July 2020:
ICE2020Helsinki,
XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, Helsinki, Finland.
Aims &
Topics
ICE 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland. The International Congress of Entomology returns to Europe in 2020, for the first time in 24 years!
ICE2020Helsinki collaborates with the "International Year of Plant Health 2020": Watch the video

The ICE2020Helsinki congress intends to attract world-leaders as symposium organizers who will be able to identify cutting-edge topics and to assemble the best-available established researchers, and excellent younger researchers, to present their work.
The ICE2020Helsinki congress will be arranged in sections representing major fields of entomological interest. Each section will include a number of symposia.
Contact General email: ento2020helsinki@gmail.com
Information Download: Call for Section 3 Symposium Proposal (pdf)
Website: https://ice2020helsinki.fi

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Date,
Event, Place
25-29 July 2020:
Plant Biology 2020, Washington, D.C., USA.
Aims &
Topics
Plant Biology 2020, 25.-29.07.2020, Washington, D.C., USA.From grad students to professionals with 20+ years of experience in plant biology, participants view the annual Plant Biology conference as a premier science event because of its perfect blend of research, education and networking opportunities. In Washington, D.C. we expect more than 1,500 scientists from nearly 50 countries to participate in the meeting.
Organizer: American Society of Plant Biologists.
Information Website: https://plantbiology.aspb.org

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26-30 July 2020:
SIP 2020, Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Aims &
Topics
Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP) 2020, 26-30 July 2020, Leiden, The Netherlands.
The 17th Symposium on Insect-Plant relationships will follow the lead of previous SIPs and address the latest developments in research on the relationships between plants, insects and associated microorganisms, from physiological mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary processes.
Information Website: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/sip2020

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23-26 August 2020:
ABS 2020, 6th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences
, Tokyo, Japan.
Aims &
Topics
6th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS 2020), 23-26 August 2020, Tokyo, Japan.Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS) Organizing Committee cordially invites participants from all over the world to attend the 6th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS 2020) at Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan.

As an annual conference held successfully in Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Hangzhou and Macau in the past 5 years, the 6th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS 2020) will be a valuable and important platform for inspiring international and interdisciplinary exchange at the forefront of agricultural and biological sciences. The series of plenary speech, oral and poster presentations, workshops, discussions and networking events will keep participants engaged in learning and making new connections at ABS 2020.

ABS 2020 will bring together academicians, scientists, engineers and technologists etc from all over the world, and we hope that you will take this opportunity to join us for academic exchange and visit the city of Tokyo.
Information Website: http://www.absconf.org

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Event, Place
25-28 August 2020:
International scientific conference "Non-marine snails and slugs: from extinction to invasion"
, Riga, Latvia, hosted by Institute of Horticulture, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies in cooperation with Latvian Malacological Society.
Aims &
Topics
International scientific conference "Non-marine snails and slugs: from extinction to invasion", 25-28 August 2020, Riga, Latvia
The aim of the meeting is to bring together the latest advances in research on the non-marine snails and slugs, and to provide an opportunity for exchange information and ideas and stimulate joint research and collaboration.
This conference is also dedicated to pest slugs and snails in agriculture and freshwater aquaculture and for that reason event could be interesting also to IOBC members and others working in agriculture. Especially two planned sections (Invasive species and pests & Natural enemies and parasites).
Contact Arturs Stalažs (researcher; secretary of conference), Email: arturs.stalazs@llu.lv, Tel.: +371-26 71 14 11, Fax: +371-63 78 17 18
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Abstract Submission Form (docx), Registration Form (docx)
Website: http://www.darzkopibasinstituts.lv/en/international-scientific-conference-non-marine-snails-and-slugs-from-extinction-to-invasion

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Event, Place
31 August - 3 September 2020:
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean Climate", Brest, France.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS WG "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean climate", 31.08.-03.09.2020, Brest, France.
The general goal of this meeting is to promote the research, development, implementation, and training of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems in protected crops, as well as promoting cooperation between scientists, advisors and producers working in this field. France has both temperate and mediterranean climate, this is why we are happy to welcome you for the meeting on integrated control in protected crops gathering temperate AND mediterranean climate.
Proposed topics:
  • 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
  • Phenotypes
Contact Local organizer: Laure Dreux, laure.dreux@astredhor.fr
Convenors: Carmelo Rapisarda, Bruno Gobin
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://www.ctifl.fr/journee/IOBC-meeting-2020

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Event, Place
07-09 September 2020:
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production", Berlin, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production", 07.-09.09.2020, Berlin, Germany.

Preliminary topics:
  • Regulation of genome edited plants
  • Gene drive applications in agriculture
  • New traits of GM plants
  • Biotechnology as a tool for sustainable agriculture with less chemicals
  • How to communicate biotechnology science to different stakeholders
  • Open data and environmental risk assessment
A more detailed announcement will follow.
Contact Convenor: Michael Meissle
Information Download: First Announcement: Save the Date (pdf)

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Event, Place
09-11 September 2020:
Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB 2020)
, The Hague, Netherlands.
Aims &
Topics
Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB2020), 09.-11.09.2020, The Hague, Netherlands

Rising to the global challenge to work on plant health and sustainable agriculture, coinciding with the UN's International Year of Plant Health, PHAB 2020 will bring together all stakeholders in the plant health field in one unique Conference. Through knowledge sharing and collaboration, we aim to contribute to plant protection worldwide.
Build valuable connections where the plant-health ecosystem comes together.

PHAB 2020 will foster growth in plant health innovation and sustainability by driving collaborations, business opportunities, investments, and knowledge. It is the ultimate platform for connecting academics and researchers, business leaders and investors, global policymakers, governmental, foundation, and philanthropic funders. An emerging hotspot for agri-tech, ecological and environmental focused companies, the Netherlands is the place to be for the movers and shakers of the plant-health field.
Register before the early registration deadline of 2 June 2020, to benefit from discounted registration fees. Special fees are available for students and rates vary based on country classification.
Information Website: https://phab2020.com

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14-16 September 2020:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops", Napflion, Greece.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops", 14-16 September 2020, Napflion, Greece.The 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 are posing an imminent threat to citrus industry.
Sessions will start with introductory presentations of 30 min by invited speakers. General oral presentations will be 15 minutes long and poster sessions will be scheduled daily. A mid-conference tour is planned, which will include citrus orchards and packing houses located in the broader area of Napflion that is among the main citrus producing areas of Greece.
Contact Local organizer: Kleopatra Moraiti, cmoraiti@gmail.com
Convenor: María Teresa Martínez Ferrer
Information Download: First Circular (pdf)
Further information and conference website which will shortly be available.

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14-17 September 2020:
16th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", Gdansk, Poland.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", 14.-17.09.2020, Gdansk, Poland.The theme of this meeting is "Challenges in biocontrol single strains versus synthetic consortia". During the conference we plan to address the important matters such as selection of biocontrol agents, their modes of actions and the lab to field transition, including formulation methods As a theme specific to this event, we would like to discuss the application of multiple strains versus single organisms in biological control, considering all benefits and difficulties associated with these approaches.
Preliminary topics:
  1. The use of synthetic microbial consortia in plant protection vs the use of single strains
  2. Strategies to develop microbial based products for agriculture from a plan to a product
  3. Successful agents for bio logical and integrated control of plant diseases
  4. Mass production, formulation and the application of biological control agents
  5. Legal and social issues related to the use of microorganisms in agriculture
  6. Cooperation between industry and academia
  7. Microbe microbe and plant microbe interactions underlying biological control
  8. Methods to study complex interactions and ecological networks in agriculture
  9. The future of biocontrol new ideas and concepts
  10. Ecotoxicology assessment regarding humans and animals
  11. Beyond cells the use of natural products to fight plant diseases
  12. Biocontrol of emerging plant diseases
  13. What went wrong? Factors affecting the effectiveness of biological control agents
Contact Conference: gdansk2020iobc@ug.edu.pl
Convenor: Jürgen Köhl, Liaison Officer: Marc Bardin
Information Download: First Circular (pdf)
Website: http://www.iobc-wprs-gdansk2020.pl

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14-17 September 2020:
IOBC-WPRS PR-IR Conference 2020, "Priming the Future for Healthy Plants", IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases", Institute for Sustainable Food, Sheffield, UK.
Aims &
Topics
Joint PR-IR IOBC-WPRS conference "Priming the Future for Healthy Plants", IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases", 14.-17.09.2020, Sheffield, UK
2020 has been declared "International Year of Plant Health" by the United Nations and this meeting celebrates this significant recognition of the importance of plant health within sustainable agriculture.
IOBC PR-IR meetings provide a specialist forum for researchers on plant responses to microbial pathogens and invertebrate herbivores to exchange information and discuss the latest ideas on induced resistance. The focus will be on fundamental science, but with a view to the potential to exploit new understanding for crop protection. The meeting will cover a broad range of topics, from the mechanisms for initial perception of pests and pathogens and signalling pathways for induced resistance, to the ways in which multitrophic interactions with microbiomes and natural enemies influence the relationships between plants and their pests and pathogens.
Contact Sicentific organizers: Professor Jurriaan Ton, Dr Mike Roberts, Dr Victor Flors Herrero, Dr Estrella Luna Diez
Contact e-mail: scienceke@sheffield.ac.uk
Information Website: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sustainable-food/home/events/priming-future-healthy-plants/priming-future-healthy-plants

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15-18 September 2020:
ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology: Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan.
Aims &
Topics
ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology: Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health, 15-18 September 2020, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan.The meeting promises to be an exciting venue to update you on the most current topics of plant pathology, from molecular to farming.

ACPP 2020 has been a forum to foster collaboration among scientists around the world, especially Asia. It is anticipated that over 1,000 participants will attend the conference, providing a unique opportunity to promote scientific collaboration.
Information Downlaod: First Circular, https://www.ppsj.org/pdf/meeting/2020_ACPP.pdf (pdf)

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21-27 September 2020:
OWC 2020, 20th Organic World Congress, Rennes, France.
Aims &
Topics
20th Organic World Congress (OWC), 21-27 September 2020, Rennes, France.
Every three years, the organic sector assembles to host the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world's largest organic gathering.
Drawing from the motto, 'From its Roots, Organic Inspires Life', OWC 2020 will aim to provide organic and likeminded stakeholders working toward sustainable agriculture, value chains, and consumption with an opportunity to exchange their knowledge, innovations, and experiences. The congress offers momentum and inspiration to all who take part and is seen as a leading event for the global organic sector.
Information Website: https://owc.ifoam.bio

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29 September - 1 October 2020:
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops", Rennes, France.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops", 29 September - 1 October 2020, Rennes, France.
Planned: "Building the Bridge", joint session or webinar with Brassica 2020, 27-30 September 2020, Saskatoon, Canada.
Contact Local organizer: Anne Marie Cortesero, Régine Delourme, Maxime Hervé, Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection
Convenor: Małgorzata Jędryczka
SG Entomology convenor: Sam Cook, SG Pathology Convenor: Małgorzata Jędryczka
Information Download: Flyer (pdf)
Further information and conference website will follow.

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19-21 October 2020:
ABIM 2020, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2020, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 19-21 October 2020.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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09-13 November 2020:
Postharvest 2020, IX International Postharvest Symposium
, Rotorua, New Zealand.
Aims &
Topics
Postharvest 2020, IX International Postharvest Symposium, 09-13 November 2020, Rotorua, New Zealand.
Promising to be an exciting and insightful science event, the symposium offers a great opportunity to meet with leading professionals in the field of postharvest research delivering a diverse and innovative programme.
We will balance high-quality science presentations with engaging workshops and informal discussions. The event will also include a field trip to Plant & Food Research's Te Puke research orchard – a centre of research excellence and home to the company's highly successful kiwifruit breeding programme. Postharvest science is important to New Zealand's economic success. The country's location and export focus necessitates research and innovation that ensures the delivery of premium horticultural products to distant markets. New Zealand's experience in the field makes it an obvious choice for the symposium.
Information Website: http://scienceevents.co.nz/postharvest2020

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Event, Place
02-04 December 2020:
HPIS 2020, 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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Event, Place
15-18 March 2021:
10th International IPM Symposium,
"Implementing IPM across Borders and Disciplines", Denver, Colorado USA.
Aims &
Topics
10th International IPM Symposium, "Implementing IPM across Borders and Disciplines", 15.-18.03.2021, Denver, Colorado USA.
The International IPM Symposium is your premier global event for presenting and learning about the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture, communities, and natural areas. The symposium is an outstanding networking and professional development event.
Highlights include:
  • Opening keynote presentation (speaker to be announced soon)
  • Mini-symposia featuring experts addressing hot topics in the IPM field
  • More than 40 concurrent sessions designed for practitioners, growers, educators, consultants, researchers, industry professionals, students, and employees of non-governmental organizations
  • CCA credits available
  • Presentation of the 2021 IPM Achievement Awards
  • Poster presentations of research and best practices
  • Field trips to see IPM in action in the Denver area
  • Exhibits from leading IPM suppliers
Past participants at IPM Symposium events have included research, Extension, and teaching academics, IPM-oriented students, private and government scientists, industry representatives, independent consultants, NGO professionals, policy makers and agency administrators, and IPM practitioners from the U.S. and more than 30 countries.
Contact Michelle Marquart, Symposium Coordinator, mmarqua2@illinois.edu
Information Website: https://ipmsymposium.org/2021

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Date,
Event, Place
26-30 April 2021:
ICBC2, Second International Congress of Biological Control
, Davos, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2), 26-30 April 2021, Davos, Switzerland.
This congress builds upon the 1st International Congress of Biological Control (held in Beijing in 2018), and the 1st International Conference of Biological Control (held in Bengaluru, India in 2018). Following the lead of these two meetings, the combined ICBC2 will provide a platform for multi- and inter-disciplinary biological control research and application. This congress is unique in serving as a meeting point for scientists and practitioners that are working on a wide breadth of biological control targets including insect pests, plant and animal diseases, weeds and invasive vertebrates.
Biological control science has experienced transformational advances in various critical areas over the past decades including risk assessment, commercial mass-rearing, and the elucidation of complex interactions. The discipline is therefore more poised than ever to contribute substantially to solving the world's grand environmental and health challenges. A key to harnessing these advances for maximum benefit is to create strong linkages among different sub-disciplines, targets and approaches of biological control.
Contact Organizing Committee:
Information Website: https://www.iobc-icbc.com

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Date,
Event, Place
18-20 October 2021:
ABIM 2021, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2021, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 18-20 October 2021.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
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
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.
Safe the Date!
Information Website: https://www.icpp2023.org

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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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