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Dear Colleagues

We are now just over 9 months from the start of the XV International Congress of Acarology (XV ICA2018) which will be staged from 2-8 September, 2018 in Antalya, Turkey (http://www.acarology.org/ica/ica2018/).

As the countdown continues, we are now just 1 month from the deadline for proposals for symposia and seminars in the following areas:

  • Taxonomy and systematics
  • Evolution and phylogeny
  • Ecology and behavior of mites
  • Ecology and behavior of ticks
  • Invasive species and biosecurity
  • Chemical control and resistance
  • Alternative pesticides
  • Biological control
  • Integrated pest management
  • Biodiversity
  • Dispersal of mites and ticks
  • Population dynamics
  • Agricultural acarology
  • Soil acarology
  • Aquatic acarology
  • Veterinary acarology
  • Medical acarology

If you are interested in convening a symposium or seminar, please contact the science secretary at ica2018turkey@gmail.com by 22 December, 2017 to register the topic and get the process underway.

Please check regularly for all updates on the congress website: http://www.acarology.org/ica/ica2018/

All the best

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Sebahat K. Ozman-Sullivan
President, XV ICA 2018

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The 22nd Meeting and Scientific Conference was held in Wad Medani, Sudan from 23 – 28 October 2017. There were about 250 participants from Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Benin, and the U.S.A. Prof. R. Muniappan, Director, IPM Innovation Lab represented IAPPS and presented a keynote address entitled, “Management of Invasive Mealybugs”.  Participants visited Gazira Scheme, about 800,000 hectares of canal-irrigated area where corn, sorghum, cotton, sugarcane and vegetables are grown.

The cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis, previously causing severe damage and crop loss is currently under control by the fortuitously introduced parasitoid, Aenasius arizonensis. The cotton leafhopper, Jacobiasca lybica (=Empoasca lybica) has been causing hopper burn symptoms on the Bt cotton grown in this area.

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AAIS meeting participants visiting cotton production area in the Gazira Scheme, Sudan

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The 12th Arab Congress of Plant Protection was held in Hurghada, Egypt, from November 4-10, 2017. There were about 300 participants from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Pakistan, Italy, and the U.S.A. Participating regional and international organizations were FAO, EPPO, CIMMYT, ICARDA and CIHEAM. Prof. R. Muniappan, Director, IPM Innovation Lab, representing IAPPS in this congress,              presented a keynote address entitled, “Building Bridges between Plant Protection Disciplines for Sustainable Crop Protection”. Key symposia included the South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta.

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Participants in the South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, symposium.

 

 

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8th International Symposium

Plant Protection and Plant Health in Europe

Efficacy and risks of biorational products in IPM strategies – acceptable?

13-14 December 2017 – Braunschweig, Germany

  Dear colleague,

We inform you about the forthcoming international symposium

to be carried out at 13-14 December 2017 in  Braunschweig, Germany.

All details concerning the topic, the venue and the organizers please find at the symposium website (www.ppphe.phytomedizin.org)

Looking forward to meeting you soon,

On behalf of the symposium committee,

Best regards

Falko Feldmann

Institut für Pflanzenschutz in Gartenbau und Forst

Institute for Plant Protection in Horticulture and Forests

Messeweg 11-12

38104 Braunschweig

Fone: 0049 -(0)531 2994406

www. julius-kuehn.de.de

Falko.Feldmann@julius-kuehn.de

 

 

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Plant Protection and Plant Health in Europe

Efficacy and risks of biorational products in IPM strategies – acceptable?

13-14 December 2017 – Braunschweig, Germany

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8TH PPPHE SYMPOSIUM ON “EFFICACY AND RISKS OF BIORATIONALS IN ORGANIC AND INTEGRATED PLANT PROTECTION STRATEGIES – ACCEPTABLE?

The German Scientific Society for Plant Protection and Plant Health r.S. (Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft e.V. , DPG), the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) and the Humboldt-University Berlin (HU) invite you to be part of the upcoming 8th International Symposium on Plant Protection and Plant Health in Europe (PPPHE) on „Efficacy and risks of biorationals in organic and integrated plant protection strategies – acceptable?”.  The symposium will be held December 13 and 14, 2017 at the Julius Kühn-Institut in Braunschweig, Germany.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Plant Protection in Organic Agriculture (PPOA) should be science-based decision- making processes that identify and reduce risks from pests and pest management related strategies. They coordinate the consideration of pest biological factors, environmental conditions, and all available instruments to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage, while concurrently combining economical means with the least possible risk to people, property, resources, and the environment.

We use the widely known term »biorationals« as an operative expression to speak about certain kinds of components of plant protection strategies, which are assumed to have advantages concerning risk characteristics on the one hand while at the same time provide acceptable efficacy in reducing pest impact. Nevertheless it is not our intention to propose a new legal category!

The products we want to speak about are often materials that are biologically-derived or, if synthetic, structurally similar and functionally identical to a biologically occurring material. Micro-organism, plant extracts, basic substances, semiochemicals, as well as non-pesticidal products like biostimulants, biological yield enhancers, plant health promoters, and soil conditioners are a matter of discussion.

Such »biorationals« alone do not reveal sufficient efficacy against pests, but are useful to be integrated in plant protection strategies. In addition, the risk-evaluation requirements under national and European regulatory frameworks of these diverse »biorationals« are very different from each other or there is even a lack of regulatory infrastructure to ensure that »biorationals« get a targeted risk assessment and approval procedure.

On this background, the symposium wants to work out

  • a critical perspective on the risk and efficacy evaluation of »biorationals«
  • an overview of agricultural and socio- economic experiences with »acceptable« instead of »sufficient« efficacy in pest managment strategies
  • impediments to introduce »biorationals« under the existing Sustainable Use Directive 2009/128
  • a conclusive statement to promote »biorationals« for use in agriculture

For registration and updated information please visit our homepage http://www.ppphe.phytomedizin.org/.

For more details:

Dr. Falko Feldmann Dr. Christian Carstensen
Email: Feldmann@phytomedizin.org Email: Carstensen@phytomedizin.org
Email2: falko.feldmann@julius-kuehn.de

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

The first International Congress of Biological Control will be held in Beijing, China, May 14-16, 2018.

The purpose of the congress is to strengthen communication and cooperation between researchers investigating biological control techniques of insect pests, invasive weeds and plant diseases, and to promote the global development of biological control technology and industry. The theme of this conference is: Biological Control for a Healthy Planet with a sub-theme of Interdisciplinary Biological Control.

This congress, hosted jointly by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China Society of Plant Protection (CSPP) and International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) will cover a wide range of biological control topics regarding insect pests, invasive weeds and plant diseases. The organizing committee has invited many excellent scientists to attend the congress and more excellent investigators are joining the congress. We are confident that you will enjoy the congress in Beijing, China’s beautiful and historic capital city and discuss new developments and future directions of biological control with scientists around the world. It is our great honor to welcome you to the First International Congress of Biological Control.

The conference will include three sessions: plenary lectures, invited talks, poster session and the exhibition of new technologies and products. Topics will include, but no limited to, the following:

  • Integration of the various classes of biological control
  • Biological control of plant diseases, insect pests and weeds
  • Biological control as a means of preserving biodiversity
  • The impact of climate change on biological control
  • Risk assessment and biosafety for biological control
  • Industrial policy and market development of biological control
  • Socio-economic impacts and capacity building for biological control
  • Current status and uptake of biological control in the Belt and Road countries

Committee Chairs

Scientific Committee Chairs Organizing Committee Chairs Local Working Group Leader
WU Kongming (CAAS) TANG Huajun (CAAS) QIU Dewen (CAAS)
George Heimpel (IOBC) Barbara Barratt (IOBC)  

 Program outline

May 14, 2018:AM: plenary lectures; PM: Session presentations

May 15, 2018: AM: plenary lectures; PM: visit Modern Agricultural Exhibition

May 16, 2018: Session presentations and closing speech

Registration and Accommodation

You can register online or fill in the preliminary registration form and send it to us by E-mail. We have selected international hotels for participants. Please make your hotel choices and send to us when you register.

For more detailed information about registration and accommodation, please refer to our website.

http://www.canevent.com/customPage/customPagePreview?pageId=43612&eventId=10003226

Contact Persons

Qiu Dewen (CAAS) Gao Yulin (IOBC)
Email: qiudewen@caas.cn Email: gaoyulin@caas.cn
   

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Please Join Us October 18th for a

WEBINAR: Neem-based Pesticides in IPM

Please click the above link for more information regarding this webinar.

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