9th International Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress (EMC 24)

"Sustainable Living and Environment"

The congress aims to bring together scientists who study entomopathogenic microorganisms to share current research, collaborate on new ideas, and develop innovative strategies and approaches.

The use of entomopathogenic microorganisms in agricultural production is gaining importance due to its environmentally friendly, feasible, and sustainable nature in combating harmful insects. Entomopathogenic organisms can be microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and protozoa, as well as other insects that are parasitoids of these insects and predators of harmful insects.

We expect the participation of all scientists and students working in this field in our congress.

Congress website: https://emc24.com.tr

Plant Health 2025

​​Experience an enriching and immersive 3-day learning experience. You will participate in a comprehensive and dynamic program with captivating keynotes, engaging scientific sessions, interactive poster and technical oral presentations, daily networking activities, and much more.

Asian Conference on Plant Pathology (ACPP 2024)

ACPP 2024 brings together renowned scientists, researchers, and industry professionals in the field of plant pathology.

This year’s conference theme is “Crop Health in Modern Agriculture”. The program will include keynote presentations, oral and poster sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities. The conference will cover various topics related to plant pathology, including disease diagnosis and management, molecular plant pathology, plant-microbe interactions, and emerging plant diseases.

Nowadays, plant diseases pose a significant threat to the sustainable and secure supply of food, feed, and fiber. Therefore, it is crucial to establish and strengthen effective strategies for managing plant diseases. ACPP aims to assess the current state and advancements in plant pathology, as well as foster communication and collaboration among all participants.

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Integrated Protection of Olive Crops”

The meeting serves as a podium for knowledge exchange of scientific findings on a wide range of topics, related to integrated protection of olive crops such as innovative insect pest management or studies about the impact of global warming on olive crops.

The main aim of this meeting is to set up a forum enabling the exchange of information, strengthening the collaboration among people from academia, industry and farming with common interests in biological and integrated control of pests, diseases and weeds in olive crop.

The symposium will focus on new developments and technologies in all aspects of IPM and biological control of olive crops. Our goal is to gather scientists and stakeholders from around the globe and provide a unique opportunity to exchange information and to communicate research results on a wide range of topics, including but not restricted to:

  • Development of new methodologies for monitoring pests and diseases, and the crop itself
  • Biodiversity, conservation and sustainability of olive crops: effects on pest/diseases and conservation biological control strategies
  • Pest bio-ecology, biological control, biopesticides and bio stimulants
  • Challenges and opportunities of novel technological tools: nanotechnology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, remote sensing, big data and artificial intelligence in IPM
  • New advances in intensive and high-density olive plantations pest/disease management
  • Semiochemicals in the olive crop protection
  • Emerging pests and diseases
  • Effect of climate change on olive pests and diseases
  • Advances in breeding for resistance/tolerance to (a) biotic stresses affecting olive
  • The olive microbiome: challenges and opportunities
  • Improving soil health to enhance fitness, production and food quality of the olive holobiont
  • Natural enemies and biocontrol agents
  • Combined use of biological and chemical control in olive pest and disease management

Meeting website: https://www.webcongreso.com/olive

IOBC-Global General Assembly

The IOBC-Global General Assembly with take place during the International Congress of Biological Control 3 (ICBC3).

The latest version of the Statutes and the persons nominated for the new Executive Committee can be found in this information (pdf). Both issues will be addressed during the General Assembly of IOBC-Global on 24 June 2024 in San José, Costa Rica.
More information

Congress website: https://www.iobc-icbc.com

9th International Weed Science Congress (IWSC24)

Weed Science – Meeting the Challenges of Global Food Security

The IWSS Board and Local Organizing Committee are planning to establish a Scientific Program Committee (SPC), to offer an up-to-date scientific program including oral presentations and posters covering the most important and innovative issues in weed science. We will invite well renowned scientists to lead the wide range of topics and sessions.

In keeping with tradition, there will also be optional workshops and training courses before the congress starts, and you are welcome to propose topics. In addition, professional excursions encompassing the advanced Israeli agriculture combined with touristic attractions are planned, which will accommodate both scientists and accompanying persons to join and enjoy. We would like to emphasize that the congress is open to weed scientists from all over the world.

IX Congress on Plant Protection

Main Topics:

  • Plant pathogens in agriculture and forestry
  • Insects and pests in agriculture and forestry
  • Weeds in agriculture and forestry
  • Beneficial organisms in agriculture and forestry
  • Pesticides, biopesticides and organic production
  • Toxicology, ecotoxicology and food safety

IOBC PhD Symposium: Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Plant Diseases

This symposium is an opportunity for PhD students to share their research and discuss it with their peers, benefiting from the advice and feedback of experienced researchers. This inaugural edition of the symposium will explore advancements in biological control, focusing on entomology, acarology and phytopathology. This gathering provides an opportunity for PhD students working in these fields to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other’s experiences.

For PhD students

  • Oral presentations by the PhDs
  • Discussions with experts
  • 2 workshops
  • 2 excursions

The PhD students interested in joining this symposium should submit a motivation letter (one A4 page, including the topic of their PhD) to Sophie Le Hesran (sophie.lehesran@wur.nl) before the 15th of January 2024. We will select a maximum of 17 PhD students and give a final decision on 1st February 2024.

The registration fee, set at 120 €, includes the cost of registering the selected PhD students as members of IOBC-WPRS (for one year), contributing to their active engagement in our community. The coffee breaks, lunches and 2 dinners are also included in the registration fee.

Download: Invitation Letter (pdf)

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The IOBC PhD Symposium is sponsored by: https://www.biobestgroup.com

Biopesticides Europe 2024

Biopesticides represent a revolution in pest management. Unlike traditional chemical pesticides, these natural alternatives harness the power of biology such as plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi to protect crops, safeguard ecosystems, and ensure a healthier future. In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture and pest management biopesticides are a transformative solution in biocontrol of crops. This innovative alternative is redefining the way we protect our crops, ensuring sustainable agriculture practices, and minimizing the ecological footprint of pest control.

ACI’s Biopesticide Europe 2024 conference will be taking place on the 5th & 6th of June 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. The two-day event will bring together industry leaders, researchers, innovators, and stakeholders from around the world and aims to explore the exciting advancements, challenges, and opportunities shaping the Biopesticide industry. ACI’s Biopesticide Europe 2024 conference will serve as a platform for thought-provoking discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among a diverse range of businesses and stakeholders.

Conference Website: https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/biopesticides-europe
Conference Agenda: https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2023/10/CPEe7-Agenda-MKT.pdf

For More Info & Registration:
Name: Rohan Baryah – Marketing & Delegate Sales
Phone: + 48 (0)61 646 7022
Email: rbaryah@acieu.net

Biostimulants Europe 2024

ACI’s Biostimulants Europe 2024 conference is a reoccurring event on the 17th & 18th January 2024 that brings together industry leaders, researchers, scientists, and professionals from the biostimulants sector. The conference serves as a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and discussions on the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the field of biostimulants.

Conference Website: https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/european-biostimulants-summit
Conference Agenda: https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/cbse6-agenda-mkt

For More Info & Registration:
Name: Rohan Baryah – Marketing & Delegate Sales
Phone: + 48 (0)61 646 7022
Email: rbaryah@acieu.net

ISCP, 75th International Symposium on Crop Protection

The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection. The programme will include a plenary session with two invited papers and several 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: Innovative crop protection systems

The full programme will be available in April 2024.

10th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity”

The meeting will bring together the latest advances in research, development, and application of landscape management for functional biodiversity, exchanging information, coordinating common research, and identifying areas for future research.

There will be a focus on comparing approaches to the management and monitoring of biodiversity in perennial (orchards) and herbaceous (arable or vegetable) cropping systems.

Contributions that share knowledge and experiences for specific groups of organisms and/or cropping systems are welcome.

Two parallel field trips will be organised to allow you to visit either the olive groves on the Pisa Mountain or the experimental research farm for agro-environmental research of the University of Pisa which is situated near the seaside and surrounded by pine tree and mixed woodland. Biodiversity sampling methods will be demonstrated and discussed in relation to the local landscape context.

Registration

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED BUT IT IS STILL POSSIBLE TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE ONLY PARTICIPATION. It will not be possible to participate in discussions but written questions can be submitted through the online platform. A link will be provided on 20 March.

Deadline for registration FOR ONLINE PARTICIPATION: 19 March 2024

Registration fee for ONLINE participation is € 50 for IOBC-WPRS members and students, and € 150 for non-members. To become a member of IOBC-WPRS, please go to: https://www.iobc-wprs.org/members/membership_form_new_member_en.cfm. Student certificate issued by the relevant Faculty is required as a proof.

More information: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf), Final Programme (pdf)

Meeting website:
https://www.santannapisa.it/it/landscape-management-functional-biodiversity

Download:
IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 170, 2024 (pdf)
Working Group “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity”
Preceedings of the 10th Meeting at Pisa (Italy), 20-22 March, 2024.
Edited by: Anna-Camilla Moonen, Graham Begg, Daniela Lupi, Augusto Loni, Niamh McHugh, Luuk Croijmans and Alice Caselli.
ISBN 978-92-9067-357-6 [IX + 126 pp.].

13th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP2028)

ICPP is the world’s largest conference on plant pathology and has served as the global forum to foster sharing the research updates and facilitate collaboration among scientists around the world.

Plant Health 2024 

​​Plant Health 2024, the annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society (APS), is uniting nearly 1,100 dedicated scientists at the forefront of advancing plant health. Spanning diverse backgrounds, from diagnostics to groundbreaking research, our attendees collaborate on vital agricultural, food safety, and food security issues. 

This dynamic meeting is a hub for cutting-edge research presentations, expert speaker sessions, and unparalleled opportunities to exchange ideas. Plant Health 2024 offers targeted networking events, over 700 technical abstracts, engaging hot topic roundtables, hands-on workshops, and more than 60 invited speakers.​

Joint Meeting of IOBC-WPRS WGs “Integrated Protection of Soft and Stone Fruits” 

Signs and Realities

Harvesting the Future: Embracing the Synergy of Integrated Pest Management, Crop Technology and Organic Solutions in Soft and Stone Fruit Cultivation

The goal of the IOBC-WPRS Joint Meeting of the Working Groups “Integrated Protection of Soft and Stone Fruits”, organized by the National Institute of Horticultural Research, Skierniewice (Poland), is to present and exchange the latest knowledge related to the Integrated Fruit Production and Integrated Pest Management.

The event will be an excellent opportunity to promote collaboration between researchers, advisors and producers interested in: integrated and biological control of soft and stone fruit arthropod pests and diseases, new developments in disease and pest warning systems, organic fruit production, invasive and exotic fruit pests, weed management, pesticide resistance and side effects on beneficials, pesticides residues in the fruit food chain and much more…

To make the IOBC-WPRS Joint Meeting even more fruitful, we have planned to combine it with the ISHS IV International Organic Fruit Symposium and ISHS II Organic Vegetable Symposium! All events will share the pest management session and social activities, which shall provide a broader forum for discussion and exchange of ideas.

Proposed research topics

  • Integrated control of soft and stone fruit arthropod pests
  • Integrated plant protection of diseases in soft and stone crops
  • New developments and opportunities in disease and pest warning systems
  • Biological control of pests and diseases in fruit production
  • Organic fruit production
  • Chemical Ecology: application in IFP
  • Invasive and exotic fruit pests
  • Ecology of pesticides: resistance and side effect on beneficials
  • Weed Management
  • Application Technology
  • Pesticide risk indicators to assess the sustainable use of pesticides in IFP
  • Dissemination strategies in Integrated Production
  • IPM Guidelines
  • Pesticides residues in the fruit food chain

Download: First Announcement (pdf)

Meeting website: https://fruitipm2024.pl

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