Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 11.12.2018
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Date,
Event, Place
20-25 January 2019:
PheroFIP 19
, Joint meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in IP" and "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", Lisbon, Portugal.
Aims &
Topics
Joint meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in IP" and "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", 20-25 January 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.The theme of the conference will be "Merging Pheromones and other semiochemicals with Integrated Fruit Production: Current approaches and applications from research to field implementation in a changing environment".
The conference aims at bringing together all involved in the study of Semiochemicals and Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops, for presenting and discussing the latest research and technological advances that may contribute to find effective and sustainable solutions to deal with phytossanitary challenges under a changing environment.
Main Topics:
  • Chemical ecology of arthropod pests and their natural enemies
  • Chemical ecology of insect pests in stored food
  • Semiochemical-based pest management tactics (e.g. mating disruption, mass trapping, attract and kill, push-and-pull)
  • Applying semiochemicals in the monitoring and manipulation of parasitoids and predators
  • New developments in pest monitoring methods
  • Emerging phytosanitary problems in fruit crops under a changing environment
  • Invasive pests: a challenge for IPM
  • Biological control of fruit crop pests and diseases
  • Applied Biotremology: a new discipline for pest management. Vibrational signals as semiophysicals
  • Genetics in pest control
  • Minimizing residues on fruits
  • Precision Farming and Precision Pest Management Decision support systems for IPM Integrated protection of fruit crops
  • Knowledge transfer: from the laboratory to the field
Contact Further information can be obtainned from the local organizers (prof. José Carlos Franco and prof. Manuela Rodrigues Branco - University of Lisbon ) using the following e-mail address: iobc2019@isa.ulisboa.pt
Information Download: Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: https://www.isa.ulisboa.pt/cong/iobc2019

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Date,
Event, Place
4-6 February 2019:
First International Congress on Biological and Integrated Control in Algeria (CILBIA1)
, jointly organized by the University of Batna (Algeria), the Scientific Association "Biology, Biodiversity and Sustainability" (BBD, Algeria) and the IOBC-WPRS Commission for "IP & Biocontrol in North-African Countries", in Batna, Algeria.
Aims &
Topics
First International Congress on Biological and Integrated Control in Algeria (CILBIA1), jointly organized by the University of Batna (Algeria), the Scientific Association "Biology, Biodiversity and Sustainability" (BBD, Algeria) and the IOBC-WPRS Commission for "IP & Biocontrol in North-African Countries", 4-6 February 2019, in Batna, Algeria.The CILBIA1 congress aims mainly to exchange between scientists, farmers and representatives of the concerned organizations; scientific knowledge as well as cumulative experiences on biocontrol-related topic scientific topics. In addition, CILBIA1 also ambitions to identify skills, resource persons and organizations working in the areas of interest of the congress, with a view to setting up an interactive network dedicated to "Development of biological and integrated control in Algeria".
Main scientific topics:
  • Bio-ecological knowledge and assessment of damages caused by plant diseases, weeds and pests / disease vectors in agrosystems, forests and urban environments (human health)
  • Biological and integrated protection of crop as a means of preserving biodiversity
  • Phytosanitary product registration procedures and risk assessment and biosecurity
Contact Further information can be obtained from the local organizers (prof. Abdelkrim SI BACHIR - University of Batna ) using the following e-mail address: cilbalgerie1@gmail.com
Information Website: http://snv.univ-batna2.dz/news/premier-colloque-international-sur-la-luttebiologique-et-int%C3%A9gr%C3%A9een-alg%C3%A9rie-cilbia1
Download: Announcement (pdf); Registration Form (docx)

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Date,
Event, Place
05-08 March 2019:
9th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Eupatorieae and other Invasive Weeds, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Aims &
Topics
9th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Eupatorieae and other Invasive Weeds, 05.-08.03.2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.This workshop is organized under the auspices of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC), and CABI Southeast Asia. The first workshop was held in 1988 to facilitate the management and biological control of Chromolaenaodorata in resource-poor tropical and subtropical countries. In 2003, the scope of the workshop was expanded to include closely related species such as Mikaniamicrantha, while retaining an emphasis on the tropics.
Malaysia has been selected as the host country for this 9th workshop, the first to be held in Southeast Asia.
The tribe Eupatorieae, which includes Chromolaenaodorata and Mikaniamicrantha are widespread in Southeast Asia and have significant economic impacts to agriculture, the environment and livelihoods. The entire region has been shown to be highly climatically suitable for the weeds. Other species of invasive alien plants for which there are good biological control agents available and which could be included in this workshop if the interest exists, include Salviniamolesta, Pistiastratiotes and Partheniumhysterophorus.
Contact Dr Michael Day (Michael.Day@daf.qld.gov.au)
Dr Sivapragasam Annamalai (a.siva@cabi.org)
Secretariat: CABI Southeast Asia, Building A19, MARDI Headquarter, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, MALAYSIA, Email: h.chan@cabi.org, Fax +603-89426490, Tel: +603-89432921
Information Website: http://www.iobcinvasiveweeds2019.org
Download: Second Announcement with Registration Form (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
27-29 March 2019:
8th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity", Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Aims &
Topics

8th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity", 27-29 March 2019, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

There is ongoing debate about the future of agriculture. While intensive management practices, including the use of synthetic pesticide applications, are standard practice in conventional farming systems, their undesirable side effects are increasingly recognized. There is public concern about the decline of pollinator populations, neonicotinoid insecticides and glyphosate herbicides are under scrutiny, and the EU has launched greening measures to mitigate negative impacts of intensive management practices on farmland biodiversity. There is growing momentum for a transition towards more ecologically-based pest management, but there remain still many scientific challenges. The aim of the meeting is to bring together the latest insights on current topics in landscape management for functional biodiversity, including the management for multiple ecosystem services, the identification of promising crop and non-crop management options to support biodiversity-based pest management, and initiatives to meet the challenge to halt the ongoing decline of important farmland species. Promising areas for future research will be identified.

The meeting is organised in conjunction with the postgraduate course "Bugs at you Service".

Contact Dr Felix Bianchi, Phone: +31 317 481197, Email: felix.bianchi@wur.nl
Dr Lennart Suselbeek, Phone: +31 317 485426, Email: lennart.suselbeek@wur.nl
Information Website: https://www.pe-rc.nl/IOBC-WPRS-meeting

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Date,
Event, Place
01-04 April 2019:
15th ISBR Symposium, International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR), Tarragona, Spain.
Aims &
Topics
15th ISBR Symposium, International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR), 1-4 April 2019, Tarragona, Spain.Previously known as ISBGMO, the 15th ISBR Symposium will build on the outcomes and successes of the symposia previously hosted in Germany, Canada, China, France, Korea, New Zealand, Argentina, USA, South Africa and Mexico.
The goal of the symposium is to bring together academics, technology developers, industry, regulatory authorities, non-government organisations and other credible stakeholders to discuss all aspects of the use of biotechnology in agriculture and food production, including their risk analysis and regulation. Indeed, the theme of the 15th ISBR conference is New Horizons in Biotechnology: Risk Analysis for a Sustainable Future. The symposium promises to be an outstanding and timely occasion for sharing and advancing understanding of contemporary applications of biotechnology to today's agriculture and food production problems and we hope that together we will have a vibrant and robust symposium in 2019.
Contact Technical Secretariat: isbr2019@pacifico-meetings.com
Information Website: https://www.isbr2019.com

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Date,
Event, Place
07-11 April 2019:
19th Reinhardsbrunn-Symposium on Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds, Friedrichroda, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
19th Reinhardsbrunn-Symposium on Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds, 07-11 April 2019, Friedrichroda, Germany.For over 50 years the name »Reinhardsbrunn« has become famous in scientific circles for the Symposium series which draws together fungicide scientists from academia, research institutes, industry, and students to present, listen to and discuss the latest research findings in this fast moving field. Such research is a vital component in the quest to provide adequate control of the fungi that threaten the world's food supply and commodity products. Only by discovering new active molecules by synthetic chemistry or from natural sources and by understanding how they work and how best to use them, can we hope to maintain and improve the quality of life for the world's growing population.
Presentations will be accepted from areas of fungicide science that fit into the following thematic areas:
  • New fungicides, targets, and modes of action;
  • New technologies and applications;
  • Digital pathogen sensing;
  • Biorational fungicides / biocontrol;
  • Resistance risk assessment;
  • Resistance modelling;
  • Fungicide resistance: mechanisms and diagnostics;
  • Fungicide resistance monitoring: regional and global aspects;
  • Regulatory aspects;
  • Post harvest fungicide management;
  • Translational aspects: from lab to field
Contact Dr. Christian Carstensen c/o Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft e.V., Messeweg 11-12, 38104 Braunschweig, Germany, Email: info@reinhardsbrunn-symposium.de
Information Download: Invitation (pdf)
Website: www.reinhardsbrunn-symposium.de

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Date,
Event, Place
09-11 July 2019:
4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases (BIOCONTROL 2019),
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE), Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.
Aims &
Topics
4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases (BIOCONTROL 2019), 09.-11.07.2019, Viterbo, Italy.BIOCONTROL 2019 will focus on the main scientific, technical and political aspects related to the management of the most serious bacterial plant diseases occurring worldwide. The Symposium was developed into 9 core sections, taking into proper account the most relevant topics, such as: the interactions between plants and microbiome, genetics and genomics, till to the production, safety and regulation of biopesticides to control of the most dangerous plant bacterial diseases and their vectors.
BIOCONTROL 2019 programme will also include 2 meetings related to relevant EU projects concerning several aspects of bacterial plant diseases (COST Action CA16107 EuroXanth, PONTE and XFactors).
Contact info@biocontrol2019.com
Information Download: 1st Circular (pdf)
Website: www.biocontrol2019.com

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Date,
Event, Place
SIP/IOBC 2019
2019 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control & 
52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology & 
17th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests", July 28 to August 1, 2019, Valencia, Spain.28 July to 1 August 2019:
SIP/IOBC 2019:

2019 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control &

  • 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology &
  • 17th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests"
in Valencia, Spain.
Contact Contact (technical secretary/management):
María José García Fortea, maria.jose.garcia-fortea@fundacions.uv.es
Convenor: Eustachio Tarasco
Information Download: First Circular (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
04-06 September 2019:
Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group on "Integrated Protection of Stored Products", Pisa, Italy
Aims &
Topics
Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group on "Integrated Protection of Stored Products", 04.-06.09.2019 in Pisa, ItalyIntegrated 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 ecofriendly 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. Wood-boring, urban and museum pests
  6. Natural products
  7. Quarantine and regulatory issues
  8. Future trends on all aspects of storage pest control
Contact More information and registration: info@iobc-ipsp-pisa2019.com
Local organizer: Prof. Barbara Conti, barbara.conti@unipi.it
Convenor: Prof. Pasquale Trematerra
Information Downoald: First Circular (pdf)
Website: https://iobc-ipsp-pisa2019.com

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Date,
Event, Place
16-19 September 2019:
7th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites" at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria.
Aims &
Topics
7th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", 16.-19.09.209, Vienna, Austria.This meeting invites scientists and professionals from public and private sectors, as well as graduate and post-graduate 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, behavior and ecology of predatory mites and their prey above and below ground; and the effects of climate warming on mite pest management.
Contact Local organizer: Andreas Walzer, andreas.walzer@boku.ac.at
Convener: George Broufas, gbroufas@agro.duth.gr
Information The first circular and the website will be available in September 2018.
Website: http://iobc-vienna2019.boku.ac.at

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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
07-13 October 2019:
9th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection in Oak Forest", Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. Av. da República, Quinta do Marquês, 2780-159 Oeiras, Portugal.
Contact Local Organiser: Edmundo Sousa (edmundo.sousa@iniav.pt)
Convenor: Pino Angelo Ruiu
Information Website: under costruction
Details on the venue, topics, call for abstract, registration, fees, hotel etc… will follow.

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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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Date,
Event, Place
25-29 November 2019:
VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry",
Zlatibor, Serbia.
Aims &
Topics
VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry", 25.-29.11.2019, Zlatibor, Serbia.
The Congress intends to promote knowledge exchange and international cooperation, and to enable further exchange of up-to-date scientific and technical information on plant protection in agriculture, forestry and landscaping among researchers, teachers, experts in extension and public services and business community. The Congress should contribute to identifying new approaches, tools and techniques to meet future needs and challenges facing the science of crop protection.
Main topics of the Congress are:
  • Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops and Vineyards
  • Integrated Protection of Field Crops, Vegetables, and Stored Products
  • Integrated Protection in Forestry and Urban Greenery
  • Biology and Ecology of Harmful and Beneficial Organisms in Agriculture and Forestry
  • Pesticides, Biopesticides and Organic Production
  • Toxicology, Ecotoxicology and Food Safety
Contact Secretariate of the Plant Protection Society of Serbia: plantprs@eunet.rs
Co-convenors:
Dr. Brankica Tanović, Institute of Presticides and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia; Brankica.Tanovic@pesting.org.rs
Prof. Dr. Victor Dolzhenko, All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation; vid@iczr.ru
Dr. Philippe Nicot, INRA–Avignon, Plant Pathology Research Unit, France; philippe.nicot@inra.fr
Information Website: http://plantprs.org.rs/eng/viii-congress-eng
Download: First announcement (pdf), Abstract-formatting-and-submission-guidelines (pdf), Manuscript-formatting-guidelines (pdf)

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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-Chiarmen:
Nicola Sante Iacobellis (iacobellisnicolasante@gmail.com) and Roberto Buonaurio
Information Download: 1st circular (pdf),
Website: http://www.icppb2020.com (under preparation)

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Date,
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.Safe the date! Early registration: Tentatively open until January 2020.

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
Contact General email: ice-2020@helsinki.fi
Always cc our second email address: ento2020helsinki@gmail.com
Information Download: Call for Section 3 Symposium Proposal (pdf),
Website: www.ice2020helsinki.fi, Propose Symposia for section 3 ("Biological control and inset pathology")

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