Integrated Protection of Stored Products

Keywords

Stored products, Food industries, pests, natural enemies, prevention, monitoring, IPM, control, food safety, urban entomology

Convenor TREMATERRA Pasquale
Liaison-Officer CASTAÑÉ Cristina

Structure

The group was founded in 1992. It comprises more then 100 scientists from about 30 countries of all Continents.

Aim

The WG promotes the use of sustainable, environmental safe economically feasible socially acceptable control-methods of pests and diseases of stored products and food industries. The general objectives of the WG are the communication of research findings and the promotion of methods for integrated goods protection that help to reduce the use of pesticides and to avoid risks to the user, to the consumer as well as to the environment.

Activities

The WG "Integrated Protection of Stored Products" organizes bi-annual meetings and activities related with co-ordination, co-operations and networking (COST Actions, EUREKA, ERA NET, International Working Conference of Stored Product Protection, International Congress of Entomology, European Congress of Entomology, International Plant Protection Conference, etc.)

The WG meets to discuss new findings regarding the following topics:

  • Biology of stored product pests
  • Methods of pest prevention during storage, transportation and handling
  • Semiochemicals, traps and other methods to detect stored product pests
  • All aspects of biological control
  • Prevention of microflora infection and development of mycotoxins
  • Physical, chemical and other techniques for stored product pest control
  • Wood-boring, urban, quarantine and museum pests
  • Futurology: overviews and future trends on all aspects of storage pest control

Achievements

The proceedings of the group meetings were published in the IOBC-WPRS Bulletins:

Meeting 2017, 3-5 July, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
11th Conference of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Protection of Stored Products", 03.-05.07.2017Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Meeting 2015, 28 June - 1 July, Zagreb, Croatia.
WG Meeting 2015, 28 June - 1 July, Zagreb, Croatia
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Meeting 2013, 01-04 July, Bordeaux, France.
WG Meeting 2013, 01-04 July, Bordeaux, France
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Meeting 2011, 04-07 July, Volos, Greece.
WG Meeting 2009, Molise, Campobasso, Italy
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Meeting 2009, 29 June - 2 July, Molise, Campobasso, Italy.
WG Meeting 2009, Molise, Campobasso, Italy
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Meeting 2007, 20-23 August, Poznań, Poland.
WG Meeting 2007, Poznań, Poland
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Meeting 2005, 20-23 September, Prague, Czech Republic.
WG Meeting 2005, Prague, Czech Republic
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