Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 04.10.2018
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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
09-12 October 2018:
Sentinel plantings for detecting alien, potentially damaging tree pests: state of the art 2018
, Sursee, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
Sentinel plantings for detecting alien, potentially damaging tree pests: state of the art 2018, 09-12 October 2018, Sursee, Switzerland.

Alien pests and pathogens of woody plants can have significant impact on biodiversity, the economy and ecosystem services. The number of such harmful organisms increases worldwide as a result of intercontinental movement of people and goods, and national plant protection organisations strive to prevent further introductions. One difficulty they face is the poor knowledge about new pests and pathogens.
Sentinel plantings are a relatively new tool for the detection, identification and risk assessment of potentially harmful species in the exporting country, allowing better prevention and management in the importing country. Recent research has indicated the value of sentinel plants and made suggestions for the design of sentinel plantings, identification of pests and pathogens, and the use of collected data. This conference will offer presentations about these developments, which will be of interest to researchers in the field of forest protection and plant protection organisations.
Information Website: https://www.ibles.pl/en/web/cost/final-action-meeting

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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
23-27 October 2018:
Training Workshop, Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network, DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH, Beijing, China
Aims &
Topics
Training Workshop, Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network, DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH, Beijing, China, 23-27 October 2018, Beijing, China
This training workshop aims to provide hands-on training on properly identifying disease based on signs and symptoms, causal agents, and best management practices for disease control. It is targeted at recent graduates, entry-level and mid-level practitioners who are involved in forestry management, forest health monitoring, and management of forest diseases and their control.
Contact Mr Chunxu Han, iszs2@ioz.ac.cn, APFISN Beijing Office or ISZS Secretariat.
Information Download: Announcement (docx) with Draft Agenda and Nomination Form

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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
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 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

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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
9-11 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
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
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
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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