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Website: http://www.ippc2019.icrisat.org

IPPC 2019 HYDERABAD POSTCARD

The XIX International Plant Protection Congress will focus on crop protection technologies to mitigate the effects of climate change for food security and environment conservation. On behalf of the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), ICRISAT and the Crop Protection Societies in India, the organizers are pleased to invite you to participate in IPPC2019. The program of IPPC2019 is aimed at addressing many of the key issues in crop protection being faced by the farmers to meet the challenge of food security through sustainable crop protection and conservation of the environment. We welcome your participation in this event in the historic city of Hyderabad to discuss all aspects of plant protection to mitigate the effects of global warming and climate change. We request you all to come forward, and organize a symposium or a workshop, and participate in the proceedings of the IPPC2019.

Thematic Areas

Climate change: The emerging challenge
Host plant resistance: Biochemical and molecular mechanisms
Plant protection to mitigate effects of climate change
Climate change and biodiversity
Invasive and emerging pests

Insects Vertebrates
Pathogens Weeds
Nematodes Viruses

Pest – host plant – environment interactions.

Host plant resistance in IPM
Breeding for pest resistance
Gene mapping and cloning
Transgenics for pest control
MAS for pest resistance
Metabolomics
Detection and diagnosis
Pest and pesticide management
Insect pests
Pathogens
Nematodes
Viruses
Plant quarantine and trade

Ecological engineering
Biodiversity and bio-systematics
Semio-chemicals in pest management
Decision support system
Remote sensing and modelling for pest forecasting
Biological control
Vectors of plant diseases

Biosafety of IPM technologies to the environment
Crop protection and food security
Pesticides
Bio-pesticides
Natural plant products
Natural enemies
Transgenic crops
Overcoming hunger
Reducing poverty
Access to markets
Attracting youth to crop protection sciences
plant protection
Science networks
Education and extension services
Technology transfer
Governmental policies: Production, marketing and application

The IPPC brings together plant protection science and practice from around the world every 4 years. The IPPC is broadly multidisciplinary with an emphasis on an integrated approach to plant protection. Thus, for 50+ years the IPPC has provided a forum for plant protection specialists comprising of plant pathologists, entomologists, weed scientists, nematologists, chemists and legal advisers to communicate and discuss important problems and new discoveries related to crop losses due to pests and their management. The integration of these disciplines will be reflected in the program.

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Note: The IAPPS Newsletter, edited by Manu Tamo, IITA, Benin, is published  in every issue of the Crop Protection journal. If you wish to submit an article please send to Manu at:

Manuele Tamò

Editor, IAPPS Newsletter

IITA-Benin

08 B.P. 0932 Tri Postal, Cotonou, Republic of Benin

E-mail: m.tamo@cgiar.org

If you would ike to receive the online version of the Crop Protection journal please go to http://www.plantprotection.org  and Join IAPPS

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Number X                                                                                                                   October, 2018

USDA’S SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY DIGITAL KEYS

 The Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL), is part of the USDA’s in-house Agricultural Research Service. It develops and transfers solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provides information access and dissemination. Located in Beltsville, Maryland (left picture) and Washington, DC (right picture), SEL is involved in a range of entomological projects, including the development of a number of Lucid keys (www.lucidcentral.org) for insect and mite pests.

A number of these projects have involved USDA’s Identification Technology Program as well as other collaborators. Brief details of these keys are provided below.

 Scale insect keys:

  • Since scale insects are among the most commonly encountered insects at ports of entry, a key to Scale Families (http://idtools.org/id/scales/key.php?families) was built to help identify all known families of scale insects. Despite some disagreement about the status of a few of these families, this list is consistent with the hypotheses of most coccidologists.
  • A key to Mealybug and Mealybug-like Families (http://idtools.org/id/scales/key.php?key=mealybugs) was built specifically to help identify species in three closely related scale insect families previously included in the Pseudococcidae, or mealybugs (Pseudococcidae, Putoidae, and Rhizoecidae).
  • The Soft Scales key (http://idtools.org/id/scales/key.php?key=soft) was built to help identify pest species (Coccidae). Many soft scales are serious pests, particularly as invasive species. In the United States there are 42 introduced species of soft scales and 41 of them are pests.
  • A fourth key deals with Other Scales (http://idtools.org/id/scales/key.php?key=other), pest scales in various families not treated elsewhere but which have been or thought likely to be intercepted at U.S. ports-of-entry.

 A tool for identifying aphids:

  • “AphID” (http://aphid.aphidnet.org/index.php) allows users to key the 66 most polyphagous and cosmopolitan aphid species intercepted at U.S. ports of entry. In addition to a Lucid key, AphID offers users detailed descriptions of morphological features critical to identifying aphids along with annotated photographs to help illustrate each feature. This site benefits workers in aphid taxonomy and systematics worldwide, biological control workers, extension agents, and federal and state regulatory agencies.

Mite identification:

  • “Flat Mites of the World” (http://idtools.org/id/mites/flatmites/), the result of collaborative research with the University of Maryland and USDA-APHIS, provides detailed, interactive web based identification tools and a catalog for use internationally by identifiers, regulatory officials and other plant protection professionals. The citrus-tea-coffee flat mite complex of species is the most complicated and diverse group in the flat mite family as well as being the most commonly intercepted group of mites at U.S. ports-of-entry.

Since three of the most economically important species in the family are consistently confused and misidentified, the tool helps to identify 36 genera of flat mites present throughout the world, including specific diagnostics for 13 species in the red palm mite group, 14 species in the common red flat mite complex, and mite species associated with orchid plants. Since its launch in March 2012 there have been over 123,800 visits to the website with inquiries from 180 countries.

The purpose of this interactive web based identification tool, developed in collaboration with the University of Michigan and USDA-APHIS, is to help identify 117 mite species that may be found on various types of temperate and tropical bees and in their nests. The Lucid key and a searchable image gallery of over 850 mite images helps users to distinguish harmless mites from those that might harm bee colonies. This identification tool is useful to bee keepers, scientists, extension agents, and quarantine officers worldwide: since its launch in November 2016, there have been 8115 visits to the site from 133 countries.

 Fruit fly keys:

SEL has been involved in the development of a number of fruit fly identification tools, including:

 Leaf beetle tools:

Diabrotica ID (http://idtools.org/id/beetles/diabrotica/) is an identification tool for all 125 Diabrotica species known to occur in North and Central America. Diabrotica species feed on flowers, leaves and roots of a wide variety of herbaceous plants, including agricultural crops, vegetables, fruits and ornamentals, and are vectors of viral and other lethal plant diseases. A single species, D. virgifera, is estimated to cause one billion dollars damage annually. The tool provides species descriptions, detailed illustrations and keys to help identify pest and potentially invasive species from innocuous, native US species.

Dr. Gary L. Miller
Research Leader
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
E-mail: gary.miller@ars.usda.gov

 

8TH INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE CONGRESS AND

6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR FOOD & AGRICULTURE (IAC-ISFA 2018)

We would like to invite you to the 8th International Agriculture Congress and 6th International Symposium for Food & Agriculture (IAC-ISFA 2018) to be held 13th-15th November 2018, Auditorium Rashdan Baba, TNCPI Building, Universiti Putra Malaysia UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

This joint symposium under the theme “Shaping the Future through Agriculture Innovation” will be co-organized by the Faculty of Agriculture, UPM and Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University, Japan.

By 2050, a projected global population of 9.7 billion will demand 70% more food than is consumed today. Feeding this expanded population nutritiously and sustainably will require substantial improvements in the global food chain systems that are expected to upgrade the livelihood of farmers as well as providing safe and nutritious food for consumers. Having the theme “Shaping the Future through Agriculture Innovation”, the International Agriculture Congress 2018 will explore the application of cutting-edge technologies such as internet of things (IoT), simulation technology, big data analytics (BDA), digital economy, genome editing and biome sciences in shaping the future of agriculture. These include building inclusive, sustainable, efficient and nutritious food chain systems through leadership-driven, market-based action and collaboration, informed by insights and innovation for changes in food chain systems; mobilizing leadership and expertise at the global level.

The objectives of this symposium will be:

  1. To create a forum for intellectual dialogue to discuss, deliberate and disseminate innovative ideas and findings to enhance agriculture productivity.
  2. To expose delegates to advanced and proven technologies in agriculture.
  3. To showcase discoveries, innovations, strategies and policies to enhance agricultural sustainability.

Please visit the conference website at http://conference.upm.edu.my/IAC18 for online registration and more information.

Associate Professor Dr. Mui-Yun Wong

Secretary, IAC-ISFA 2018

E-mail: muiyun@upm.edu.my

The IAPPS Newsletter is published by the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences and distributed in Crop Protection to members and other subscribers. Crop Protection, published by Elsevier, is the Official Journal of IAPPS. 

 IAPPS Mission: to provide a global forum for the purpose of identifying, evaluating, integrating, and promoting plant protection concepts, technologies, and policies that are economically, environmentally, and socially acceptable. 

 It seeks to provide a global umbrella for the plant protection sciences to facilitate and promote the application of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to the world’s crop and forest ecosystems.

 

Membership Information: IAPPS has four classes of membership (individual, affiliate, associate, and corporate) which are described in the IAPPS Web Site www.plantprotection.org.

 The IAPPS Newsletter welcomes news, letters, and other items of interest from individuals and organizations. Address correspondence and information to:

Manuele Tamò

Editor, IAPPS Newsletter

IITA-Benin

08 B.P. 0932 Tri Postal, Cotonou, Republic of Benin

E-mail: m.tamo@cgiar.org

 

 

 

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Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to participate to the 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases, which will be held in . Following the aims started from the 1st edition in Darmstadt, Germany 2005, then in Orlando, Florida USA 2008, until the last ones in Belgrade, Serbia 2016 now, a new stimulating opportunity to meet and discuss the latest research results and developments in the biocontrol of bacterial plant diseases, has become a reality. BIOCONTROL 2019 will be developed for the first time in Italy, in Viterbo. It is a historical city placed in Lazio Region, one of the most important Italian regions for agro-food production. The Symposium will be held at Università della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE) which is part of the unique academic pole of agriculture based research in central Italy. So it is a suitable location for researchers, professionals and students and provides a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas in a warm and friendly environment. 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. Besides the strictly scientific content, the aim of the event is to generate a positive impact not only for the scientific community but also for the industry sector and all green companies involved in processing and distributing bioproducts (from elicitors, botanicals, biocontrol agents, biostimulants, till to sustainable strategies control vectors of phytopathogenic bacteria) related to the aims of BIOCONTROL 2019. Additionally, the Symposium will be an excellent platform to clarify how politics may implement the current legislation to support the industrial development of effective and safe bioproducts, to be used for theb sustainable management of bacterial diseases. 2019 JULY, 9-11 VITERBO (Italy) Organizing Committee Giorgio M. Balestra, Italy Aleksa Obradović, Serbia Jeffrey Jones, USA Nicola S. Iacobellis, Italy Vittoria Catara, Italy Emilio Stefani, Italy Scientific Committee Prof. Giorgio M. Balestra, Italy (Chair) Prof. Aleksa Obradović, Serbia Prof. Nicola Sante Iacobellis, Italy Dr. Jeffrey B. Jones, USA Prof. Maria Lodovica Gullino, Italy Dr. Brion Duffy, Switzerland Prof. Emilio Stefani, Italy Dr. Rosa Mariano, Brazil Prof. Vittoria Catara, Italy Dr. Mark Wilson, USA Prof. Sandra A. I. Wright, Sweden Prof. Emilio Montesinos, Spain Dr. Virginia Stockwell, USA Prof. Gabriella Cirvilleri, Italy Prof. Abubakar Dominic Akpa, Nigeria Prof. Steve Lindow, USA Dr. Peninna Debert, Martinique Dr. Antonet Svircev, Canada Dr. Jürgen Köhl, IOBC-WPRS, The Netherlands
Società Italiana di Patologia vegeale
Società Italiana di Patologia vegeale
Mediterranean Phytopathological Union
International Society for Plant Pathology
MEETINGS – COST Action CA16107 EuroXanth – POnTE and XFactors
CORE SECTIONS • Interactions between plants and microbiomes • Genetics and Genomics: Basis for innovative control strategies • Epidemiology and forecasting models • Biocontrol of bacterial diseases • Fire blight control: innovation from science to field applications • Improvements in Bacterial Wilt biocontrol • Sustainable strategies for the control of fastidious bacteria and their insect vectors • Production, Safety and Regulation of Biocontrol Agents • Science and Politics meet Industry
SYMPOSIUM VENUE The Symposium will be held at Università della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE), in Viterbo, ITALY. Viterbo is situated geographically at the center of the Province and it is placed between Rome, (Lazio), Florence (Tuscany) and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Everywhere in this territory, you can admire the wonderful testimonies of a great history and monuments with innumerable Etruscan and Roman ruins, castles and churches. Also known as Tuscia, Viterbo is an area charactized by agriculture, gastronomy, folklore and good traditions. In Viterbo there are Terme dei Papi real treasures and natural resources as the thermal water called Spring of Bullicame since millenniums full of precious components. The volcanic soil of the Province of Viterbo has favored in the extinct craters formation of two lakes, Lake Bolsena (first volcanic lake in Europe extension) and Lake Vico, both natural oasis of rare beauty and a destination for many tourists.
The official language of the symposium is English.
Local Organizing Committee Prof. Giorgio M. Balestra Prof. Angelo Mazzaglia Prof. Leonardo Varvaro Dr. Serena Ciarroni Dr. Vincenzo Tagliavento Dr. Maria Claudia Taratufolo Dr. Giulia Bischetti PhD student Sara Francesconi PhD student Mauro Giordani PhD student Yaseen Al-gundy
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). Confident in a fruitful opportunity to increase our scientific knowledge, as well as to implement sustainable strategies to contrast bacterial plant disease, we are looking forward to seeing You in Viterbo next year.
Sincerely yours, Prof. Giorgio M. Balestra, Symposium Chair Università della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE), Viterbo (Italy)
REGISTRATION Registration via the BIOCONTROL 2019 website is required to attend all the scientific sessions and social events. Please note that only fully registered participants will be admitted to the scientific sessions. A personalized confirmation e-mail will be sent to each participant once the payment of the registration fee has been received.
*VAT IS INCLUDED
Full registration fee includes: • Official conference programme, book of proceedings and participant’s package • All lunches (3) and mid-session coffee/refreshments breaks • Congress Tour of ‘S. Pellegrino’ Medieval quarter in Viterbo • Thermal bath at the SPA ‘Terme dei Papi’
The completed form should be sent by http://www.biocontrol2019.com
PAYMENTS BY BANK TRANSFER Registration fees should be paid in Euros (€) prior to arriving to the congress. Please clearly state the name of each participant, address, and contact details. All bank fees and money transfer costs are the payer’s responsibility and should be paid in addition to the registration fees. Beneficiary Name: DAFNE, Università degli Studi della Tuscia Bank Name: Banca Intesa SanPaolo IBAN : IT37 I030 6914 5001 0000 0300 012 BIC: BCITITMM Account number: 1000/00300012 SWIFT: BCITITMM Subject: Please indicate “BIOCONTROL2019” Registration fee NAME SURNAME All costs are to be borne by the ordering customer. Once you have made the payment, please send a copy of your bank transfer (email: info@biocontrol2019.com) which will enable us to trace your payment.
For Hotel accomodation and how to reach Viterbo see: http://www.biocontrol2019.com
Early registration (until 29th March 2019) Late registration (after 29th March 2019) Participants 350€ 400€ Students-PhD students 150€ 200€
THE ACCEPTED BIOCONTROL2019 ABSTRACTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE

 

www.biocontrol2019.com – 1st Circular (in attach).

 

All useful info’s can be requested via: info@biocontrol2019.com

 

 

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Dear Colleagues,

Greetings to you from Malaysia!

The Organizing Committee is pleased to bring to your attention the second announcement of the 8th International Agriculture Congress 2018 and 6th International Symposium for Food & Agriculture 2018 (IAC-ISFA 2018) as attached and with the following details.

Dates: 13th-15th November 2018

Venue: Auditorium Rashdan Baba, TNCPI Building, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Organizers: Faculty of Agriculture, UPM and Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University, Japan

The theme of the joint symposium is “Shaping the Future through Agriculture Innovation”.

By 2050, a projected global population of 9.7 billion will demand 70% more food than is consumed today. Feeding this expanded population nutritiously and sustainably will require substantial improvements in the global food chain systems that are expected to upgrade the livelihood of farmers as well as providing safe and nutritious food for consumers. Having the theme “Shaping the Future through Agriculture Innovation”, the International Agriculture Congress 2018 will explore the application of cutting-edge technologies such as internet of things (IoT), simulation technology, big data analytics (BDA), digital economy, genome editing and biome sciences in shaping the future of agriculture. These include building inclusive, sustainable, efficient and nutritious food chain systems through leadership-driven, market-based action and collaboration, informed by insights and innovation for changes in food chain systems; mobilizing leadership and expertise at the global level.

Please visit the conference website at http://conference.upm.edu.my/IAC18 for online registration and more information.

Agriculturists play an important part in shaping the future of our planet. Let us come together to make it happens. Looking forward to see you all there!

Best Regards,

Associate Professor Dr. Mui-Yun Wong

Secretary

WONG MUI YUN / AGRI <muiyun@upm.edu.my>

IAC-ISFA 2018

 

 

 

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Dear Colleague 

We are now less than 6 months from the start of the XV International Congress of Acarology 2018 (XV ICA 2018) at Swandor Hotels & Resorts Topkapi Palace in Antalya, Turkey from 2-8 September.

Please note that the deadline for the submission of abstracts and bids for staging XVI ICA 2022 is Friday, 16 March, only 2 days from today. To submit, go to the congress website at here and follow the prompts. The details of four symposiums and their organisers are also listed on the website.

The congress website also has all the up-to date congress details, including registration and accommodation. You are encouraged to make your arrangements to take advantage of ‘early bird’ prices.

Please also forward this email to colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Best wishes and see you in September in Antalya!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Sebahat K. Ozman-Sullivan
President
XV ICA 2018

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Dear Colleague

We are now just 6 full months from the start of the XV International Congress of Acarology (XV ICA2018) at Swandor Hotels & Resorts Topkapi Palace in Antalya, Turkey from 2-8 September, 2018.

Please note that the deadline of 1 March for submitting abstracts is fast approaching. The same deadline applies to bids to stage ICA 2022. To submit, go to the congress website at http://www.acarology.org/ica/ica2018/ and follow the prompts.

The congress website also has all the up-to-date congress details, including registration and accommodation options.

As a special request, please forward this email to colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Best wishes and see you in September in Antalya!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Sebahat K. Ozman-Sullivan
President,

ICA 2018 <ica2018turkey@gmail.com>

 

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Int’l Conference on Soil Remediation and Plant Protection (SRPP 2018)
March 23-25, 2018 | Guilin, China | Final Submission Due: Jan. 31, 2018
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Dear Colleagues,
As an influential international conference, SRPP 2018 provides the experts with a valued opportunity to communicate with each other. A lot of participants from many kinds of fields will join in this grand international conference.
Speakers
If you wish to serve the conference as an invited speaker, please send email to us with your CV for evaluation.
– Prof. M. E. Asadi, Golestan Agricultural and natural resources research and education center, Iran
Title: Healthy soils with conservation agriculture systems
– Prof. Muhammad Ashraf, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
Title: Integrated Nutrient Management: A Strategy for the Rehabilitation of Metal Polluted Soils
– Prof. Nativ Dudai, Newe Ya’ar Research Center, Israel
– Prof. Rifat Hayat, PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
– Prof. Rafiq Islam, Ohio State University South Centers, USA
– Prof. Yu-Cai Liao, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Call for Papers
We cordially invite you to submit or recommend papers to our conference through paper submission system. All the accepted papers will be published by “Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection” (ISSN: 2327-4336). You’re also welcome to submit abstracts for oral presentation.
Contact Us
Any questions please do not hesitate to let me know.
Email: Rolinrolin@126.com

 

 

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