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Deadline Abstract Submission • Early Bird Registration

Dear colleagues,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC) 2015, scheduled from 24 – 27 August 2015 at Henry Ford Building, Berlin (Germany).

Deadline for Abstract Submission ends in only 12 days
We would like to hereby kindly remind you that abstract submission is possible in English and online until 1 February, 2015. Please click here to submit your abstract online.
Please note that no adaption of your abstract is possible after the abstract deadline has expired.

All abstract authors will be notified about their type of presentation after the reviewing process has been finished; approximately by the end of April.
Please note that in case your abstract has neither been accepted as oral or poster presentation and therefore you are not able to attend the conference, we will fully reimburse your registration fee.

Early Bird Registration
Furthermore, we would like to remind you that the Early Bird registration ends on 28 February, 2015. Please click here to register!

If you have any further questions regarding the congress, please contact the organizing agency Conventus via phone +49 3641 31 16-374 or email ippc@conventus.de.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions to this unique international and multi disciplinary congress and to welcoming you to the exciting city of Berlin!

With best regards,

Falko Feldmann
Congress managing director
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What’s new at ICARDA Issue 19, September 2014

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Dr. Mustapha El Bouhssini, principle entomologist at ICARDA

ICARDA scientist wins prestigious international award An ICARDA scientist has been awarded a prestigious international award from the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), the largest organization in the world that serves the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Dr. Mustapha El Bouhssini, principle entomologist at ICARDA, has received the ‘Distinguished Scientist Award’ in recognition of his significant contributions to entomological research and a career devoted to sustainable agricultural research for development. He is a specialist in integrated pest management, applying cultural practices, biological control, botanical insecticides, and host plant resistance to boost the production of wheat, barley, chickpea, lentil, and fava bean.  This is the latest in a series of awards over the past decade. This year Dr. El Bouhssini received an Award of Merit for his research in Morocco on Hessian Fly resistance in wheat from the International Plant Resistance to Insects Working Group. He has also been selected to receive the 2014 Distinguished Alum from the Department of Entomology at Kansas State University (KSU) this Fall. These follow an International Plant Protection Award of Distinction from the International Association for Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS) in 2007 and a CGIAR Award in 2006 that recognized Dr. Bouhssini’s efforts to apply integrated pest management techniques in the fight against Sunn Pest. In addition to his research at ICARDA, Dr. Bouhssini is an adjunct Associate Professor at KSU in the United States where he received both his Masters and PhD degrees. This position has helped initiate a number of important collaborative projects between KSU and ICARDA: one on Hessian Fly genetics, and the other on resistance in barley to Russian wheat aphid. During the course of his career, Dr. El Bouhssini has trained over 200 scientists and technicians from North Africa, and West and Central Area in the area of integrated pest management. Speaking of the Award, Dr. Mahmoud Solh, ICARDA’s Director General commented: “This prestigious recognition is due to Dr. El Bouhssini’s professional dedication, commitment and remarkable contributions to agricultural research for development. ICARDA is certainly very proud of this recognition.” – See more at: http://icarda.org/blog/%5Bnode%3ABlog%20type%5Dicarda-scientist-wins-prestigious-international-award#sthash.0yORHKVo.dpuf

 

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Zygogramma bicolorata, a Parthenium biocontrol agent in Ethiopia

See video, Taking aim at a bitter weed:    http://youtu.be/Ty4r4HPM08s

Venues:
Addis Ababa – first 2 days
July 13 – July 15, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Nexus Hotel
http://www.nexusaddis.com/

Adama – second 2 days
July 15 – July 17, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Kereyu Hill Resort Hotel
http://kereyuhillresorthotel.com/

Objective:
The purpose of this four-day workshop is to review the current status of parthenium in the world and discuss management practices that can be used to abate its adverse impacts. The workshop will bring together scientists working on parthenium from Africa and other parts of the world to share information on the biology and management of this weed. The workshop is designed to facilitate collaboration among researchers both within Ethiopia and internationally.

Background:
The devastating invasive weed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus) is making an unwelcome advance in countries around the world from its birthplace in Central America. The scourge, known in Oromiffa, one of Ethiopia’s languages, as “faramsissa,” or “sign your land away,” has now spread to Africa, Asia, and Australia. In Africa, its reach extends from Ethiopia in the north to South Africa in the south. Wherever it goes, it reduces crop yield, adversely affects livestock production by taking over pastures and affecting the taste of cow’s milk, damages human health, and impinges on biodiversity. The Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab—a program funded by USAID and managed by Virginia Tech—has a project in Ethiopia led by Virginia State University that has been developing control practices to abate these adverse impacts. This project has evaluated the host range of two bioagents that control the weed, conducted a detailed survey of parthenium in eastern and southern Africa, and trained several individuals on biological control. Workshop participants will visit a bioagent rearing site, witness the release of bioagents that control parthenium, Zygogramma and Listronotus, and visit farms affected by this weed.

Workshop sponsors: USAID, IPM Innovation Lab at Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, IAPPS, EIAR, ARC-LNR, Alemaya University.

 

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See: http://www.ippc2015.de for full details

 

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