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IPMnet NEWS October 2002, Issue no. 106 ISSN: 1523-7893 Š Copyright 2005 IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs I. IPM NEWS international IPM news and programs Brazil, U.S. Join for IPM Research A unique cooperative international research activity has targeted IPM as one of six key areas of attention in an area spanning a slice of the world 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south of the equator. The activity, initiated by Brazil's national agricultural research enterprise (EMBRAPA) and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS), is known as LABEX, or "EMBRAPA Laboratory Abroad," and aims to "facilitate and motivate agricultural researchers" to engage in mutually beneficial scientific cooperation. According to EMBRAPA entomologist and IPM specialist A.R. Panizzi, a visiting scientist at an ARS laboratory in the U.S., IPM research in Brazil and the U.S. can be notably strengthened through the collaboration of senior research counterparts in both nations. *> A.R. Panizzi, LABEX/EMBRAPAIPM, NCAUR, 1815 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61604, USA. E-mail: < >. Fax: 1-309-681-6693. Phone: 1-309-681-6349.

Center Pioneers IPM Concepts For over a quarter century the Bio-integral Resource Center (BIRC) in California has fostered the concept and application of IPM. The Center's vast experience has been distilled into a set of IPM guidelines, "Components of an IPM Program," which include the following five basic tenets: Identify pests, as well as possible biocontrol organisms. Establish a monitoring and record keeping system based on systematic sampling of pests and any natural enemies Determine an injury level/threshold, or the pest population size that correlated with injury extensive enough to warrant treatment. (In determining injury levels, the amount of aesthetic or economic damage that can be tolerated must be correlated with the population size of pests and

natural enemies, as well as time in the growing season, and/or life stage of the pest or host.) Integrate tactics that: are effective against the pest; minimize disrupting natural controls; and are least hazardous to human health and the environment. Maintain an evaluation system to determine the impact of treatment actions. *> BIRC, PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA. Fax: 1-510-524-1758. E-mail: < >. Web: excerpted, with thanks, from the BIRC website.

Program Tracks Migratory Pests A collaborative research effort centered in South Africa serves as the information heartbeat for staying a step ahead of cropravaging migrant pests such as Spodoptera exempta Walker (African armyworm), four locust species, and Quelea quelea (red-billed quelea birds). The program, Information Core for Southern African Migrant Pests (ICOSAMP), was established as a linkage amongst South African Development Community (SADC) nations to provide early warning of crossborder pest invasion and uncontrolled spread of migratory pests. A network of regional collaborators supplies timely information from their individual work sites on the current status of migrant pests. ICOSAMP marshals the data and then utilizes electronic communication for alerting SADC stakeholders and interested parties, as well as publishing a monthly bulletin and other material on the website The South African Agricultural Research Council/Plant Protection Research Institute is collaborating with the UK-based Natural Resources Institute to conduct the ICOSAMP program with funding from the UK Department for International Development. *> M. Powell, ICOSAMP, ARC-PPRI, P/Bag X134, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA. Fax: 27-12-329-3278. E-mail: . Phone: 27-12-329-3269.

GLOBAL IPM NOTES Scientists have discovered a pheromone produced by Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Colorado potato beetle) males, but attractive to both sexes, that could lead to new IPM techniques for protecting potatoes. *> J.C. Dickens,. Laboratory results for controlling Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth) first instar larvae with Spinosad applied directly to tree bark showed strong potential. *> K.W. Wanner, .

Australian scientists found that applying the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae for locust control posed little, if any, hazard to aquatic organisms. *> R.J. Milner, .

back to top IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources II. IPM MEDLEY general matters, publications of interest, and other resources for IPM information PUBLICATIONS PERUSED AUTHORS, EDITORS, AND PUBLISHERS IPMnet NEWS welcomes mentioning any publication, or CD, focused on, or related to, IPM. To assure coverage, please send a review copy of the publication, with full information to: IPMnet NEWS, c/o Integrated Plant Protection Center 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-2915, USA

1. A NEW LOOK AT POWDERY MILDEWS An international group of knowledgeable authors and editors has prepared THE POWDERY MILDEWS: A COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE, an 18-chapter expansion of, and complement to, D.M. Spencer's "The Powdery Mildews" published in 1978. The 2002 hardbound work offers a comprehensive and thorough update that concentrates on research areas in which the "the most dramatic advances have occurred in the last 20 years." Editors R.R. Belanger, et al, organized the material into five sections covering: The Fungi; Techniques; Host-Parasite Interactions; Populations; and Control. Rendered in the American Phytopathological Society's (APS) eminently readable style, the 292-page volume includes well over 100 full color and black/white illustrations. *> APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA. E-mail: < >. Fax: 1-651-454-0766. Phone: 1-651-454-7250. Web: 2. IMPACTS OF SOME BIOCONTROL AGENTS A recent addition to the Thomas Say entomology publications collection from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) summarizes a contentious symposium that, while held in 1996, remains a timely and relevant event focused on how a major aspect of biocontrol relates to ecosystems and human well-being. Editors J.A. Lockwood, et al, offer BALANCING NATURE: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF IMPORTING NON-NATIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS (An International Perspective) as a 130-page discussion of various positions in the ongoing (and often very heated) debate on introducing non-native natural enemies to control and contain the spread of wild international pests. The softbound work finds commonalities in the included papers, yet nothing approaching consensus. The 2001 publication is an important addition to the body of bio-control literature. Publication #ESATSP24. *> ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Suite 300, Lanham, MD 20706, USA. Fax: 1-301-731-3473. E-mail: . Phone: 1-301-731-4535. Web: 3. A VIEW OF GM CROPS IN AFRICA Given current events in Africa surrounding genetically modified (GM) food crops, J.A. Thomson's pithy new book, GENES FOR AFRICA GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD, could not be more

timely. Prof. Thomson, a microbiologist, explains the technology and compares GM to conventional plant breeding, as well as natural processes (pollination and mutations). The softbound work's later chapters delve into controversial issues such as food safety (for both GM and organically grown crops), patents, labeling, controls, and regulation. The publisher states that, "Thomson separates fact from fiction and explains why and how GM crops can help us combat poverty, starvation and disease in the developing world, in a safe and responsible way." Published in 2002, the 195-page volume includes an 8-page color photo section. *> Juta Academic, PO Box 24309, Lansdowne, 7779 Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA. Fax: 27-21-762-4523. Phone: 27-21-797-5101. E-mail: . Web:

PUBLICATION & CD NOTES GREENHOUSE IPM SURVEYED Results of a survey in the U.S. State of New York have been published as "Level of Adoption of IPM in New York Greenhouses," an 8-page paper by J.S. Lamboy. The reported data presents an interesting overview and reveals differentiation in adoption of IPM both by size of enterprise (larger operations were found to have the greatest degree of IPM implementation) and by specific activity (insect management was highest, and cultural practices lowest). The 2002 document is IPM Pub. no. 417. *> NYS IPM Program, 630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456-0462, USA. E-mail: . Phone: 1-607-255-8879. Web: IPM JOURNAL: NEW EDITOR, NEW The journal IPM REVIEWS has selected a new editor, and broadened its coverage of IPM-related information. Internationally experienced entomologist J.A. Wightman has taken over as editor from D. Dent. Dr. Wightman noted that the journal's "approach will still be to publish review papers on pest management in its widest sense, covering all systems and zones of applicationforestry, medical, agriculture, storage and aquaticirrespective of the taxon of the pest." Additionally, topics will include "all those readers may consider relevant to the third millennium: from the purely pesticidal to permaculture and a new kind of green revolution," according to Wightman who views IPM REVIEWS as a forum for "open reasoned discourse....with the objective of providing readers with the opportunity to construct a synthesis of ideas, ideals and concepts." *> J.A. Wightman, International Pest Management, Conondale Cottage, 931 Stanley River Rd., Maleny, QLD 4552, AUSTRALIA. E-mail: . Fax: 61-7-07-5429-6909. Phone: 61-7-07-5429-6550. CROPS INSTITUTE REPORTS RESEARCH Several species of mollusc (slugs)are highly damaging pests in the U.K. At the Institute of Arable Crops Research (IACR), researchers are investigating slugs' spatial ecology and population genetics with the objective of developing a forecasting model to accurately predict population numbers and activity, and thus improve the current control/ management techniques. The slug research, as well as many other crop protection initiatives ranging across key subjects, are reported in the IACR's recently released, handsome ANNUAL REPORT 2001-2002, an 80-page, full-color, softbound review of IACR research activities at the Rothamstead, Long Ashton, and Broom's Barn sites. *> S. Bolton, IACR, Rothamstead, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ, UK. Fax: 44-1582-760981. E-mail: . Phone: 44-1582-763133. Web:

ESA READIES BUYER'S GUIDE The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is preparing its 2003 ENTOMOLOGY BUYERS' GUIDE, a compendium of information to be published in the AMERICAN ENTOMOLOGIST journal which reaches more than 6,000 active ESA members as well as thousands of other subscribers, as well as on the ESA website. The Guide covers over 30 categories in entomology, pest management, crop protection, insect development, acarology, and related topics. Listings can be specified for print, for the web, or for both and can include art work. *> C. Stelzig, ESA, 9301 Anapolis Rd., Suite 300, Lanham, MD 20706, USA. E-mail: .Fax: 1-301-731-3473. Phone: 1-301-731-4535, ext. 3021. Web:

WEBSITE, VIDEO, & OTHER SOURCES BIOCONTROLS FOR PATHOGENS An informative list of "Commercial Bio-control Products Available for Use Against Plant Pathogens" initially resulted from efforts of an individual (D. Fravel) and is now being regularly updated by the American Phytopathological Society. The list, international in scope but with a U.S. bias, groups products by name, by biocontrol organism, and alphabetically with manufacturer and a contact web address and e-mail where available. Other related links are also shown. The list's website is: www.oardc.ohio thanks to S. Diver for information.

EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, & SERVICES BIOCONTROL FOR BEMISIA A parasitic wasp (Eretmocerus mundus) found in the Mediterranean region vigorously attacks several species of whitefly including the common pest Bemisia tabaci. A Belgian company now markets the "Mundus-System," a product for biocontrol of Bemisia utilizing E. mundus. Heavy paper cards, that can be hung on plants, are used to introduce the parasitic wasps; each card contains at least 75 E. mundus pupae which mature and seek out Bemisia larvae. The system is said to be well adapted to glasshouse culture as the parasitic wasp thrives under both high and low temperatures and thus is active on early crops right through until season's end. Additionally, E. mundus is said to be resistant to most pesticides and hence well suited to integrated management programs. *> Biobest n.v., Ilse Velden 18, B-2260 Westerlo, BELGIUM. E-mail: . Fax: 32-14-25-7982. Phone: 32-14-25-7980. Web: thanks to EWSN NEWSLETTER for information.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TREE FRUIT IPM PROJECT LEADER Logan, UT, USA. * Help coordinate and implement extension an IPM program for commercial tree fruit and

evaluate new IPM strategies; provide pest advisories; collect weather and pest activity data; apply phenology models; interact with research and extension faculty; organize and direct scouting workshops; engage in educational presentations. * Requires: M.S. in a pest management field, or B.S. and at least 2 years experience in IPM outreach education or research; high level of responsibility and self-motivation; experience with tree fruits. * Contact: D.G. Alston, Dept. of Biology, 5305 Old Main Hill, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT 84322-5305, USA. Fax: 1-435-797-8197. E-mail: . Phone: 1-435-797-2516. thanks to E.G. Rajotte for information. CORRECTIONS TO PREVIOUS ISSUE Corrections for IPMnet NEWS #105, September 2002: In: Section II, "IPM MEDLEY" Under: "IPM: The Lighter Side" In: "Almost October Means ...." the correct e-mail address is: . In: Section IV, "U.S. REGIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT CENTERS" Under: "Grant Program in the U.S. Extended for 2003" the correct contact is: A. Sorensen, and the correct e-mail address is: . IPMnet NEWS apologizes for stating incorrect information, as well as any inconvenience or problem caused thereby. Ed.

back to top IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM III. RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS categories and topics related to IPM. IPMnet NEWS will gladly provide the postal address for any first author mentioned in the titles that follow. E-mail requests to: Featured Paper Changing Insecticide Can Improve Water Quality Switching from an organophosphate to a pyrethroid insecticide to control Hypera brunneipennis (Egyptian alfalfa weevil) in Medicago sativa (alfalfa/lucerne) significantly reduced run-off water toxicity to a test organism in one multi-year experiment. In their article, "Insecticide Choice for Alfalfa May Protect Water Quality," C. Pickel, et al, report their investigation found that not only was water quality improved, control of the target pest insect also improved, while no change occurred in beneficial insect counts. The researchers warn, however, that pyrethroids can affect beneficial species and be highly toxic (at extremely low concentrations) to fish. excerpted with thanks from CALIF. AGRIC., 56(5), September-October 2002 This Month's SELECTED TITLES (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories). General "Making an Ally from an Enemy: Plant Virology and the New Agriculture," Pogue, G.P., et al. * ANNU. REV. OF PLANT PATH., 40, 45-75, 2002.

"Fertilizer Application Method Affects Nitrogen Uptake in Weeds and Wheat," Blackshaw, R.E., et al. * WEED SCI., 50(5), 634-641, September 2002. Biocontrol "Biological Control of Orobanche spp. with Phytomyza orobanchia, a Review," Klein, O., and J. Kroschel. * BIOCONT., 47(3), 245-277, June 2002. "Functional and Numerical Responses do Not Always Indicate the Most Effective Predator for Biological Control: An Analysis of Two Predators in a Two-prey System," Lester, P.J., and R. Harmsen * JRNL. OF APPLD. ECOL., 39(3), 455-468, June 2002. "Selection and Evaluation of Microorganisms for Biocontrol of Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat Incited by Gibberella zeae," Khan, N.I., et al. * PLANT DIS., 85(12), 1253-1258, December 2001. Phytopathology "A Simple Test for Evaluation of Transmission Efficiency of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus by Aphids," Smyrnioudis, I.N., et al. * PHYTOPAR., 30(5), 2002. "Phytophthora infestans's 10-year Truce with Holland: A Long-term Analysis of Potato Late-blight Epidemics in the Netherlands," Zwankhuizen, M.J., and J.C. Zadoks. * PLANT PATH., 51(4), 413-423, August 2002. Weed Management "Predicting Weed Species Occurrence Based on Site Properties and Previous Year's Weed Presence," Dille, J.A., et al. * PRECISION AGRIC., 3(3), 193-207, September 2002. "The Impact of Cropping on Weed Species Composition in Rice After Fallow Across a Hydrological Gradient in West Africa," Johnson, D.E., and R.J. Kent. * WEED RESCH., 42(2), 89-99, April 2002. "Weed Management Decision Models: Pitfalls, Perceptions, and Possibilities of the Economic Threshold Approach," Wilkerson, G.G., et al. * WEED SCI., 50(4), 411-424, July 2002. Entomology "Developing a Branch-mimicking Trap for Adult Plum Curculios," Leskey, T.C., and R.J. Prokopy. * ENTOMOL. EXP. ET APPLIC., 102(3), 253-259, March 2002. "Lepidopteran Pest Populations and Crop Yields in Row Intercropped Broccoli," Hooks, C.R.R., and M.W. Johnson. * * AGRIC. AND FOR. ENTOM., 4(2), 117-125, May 2002. Special sub-Section: Bt "Economic, Ecological, Food Safety, and Social Consequences of the Deployment of Bt Transgenic Plants," Shelton, A.M., et al. *ANNU. REV. OF ENTOM, 47, 845-881, 2002. "Uptake of Bt-toxin by Herbivores Feeding on Transgenic Maize and Consequences for the Predator Chrysoperia carnea," Dutton, A., et al. * ECOL. ENTOM., 27(4), 441-August 2002.

Nematology "Effects of Tillage Practices on Entomopathogenic Nematodes in a Corn Agroecosystem," Millar, L.C. and M.E. Babercheck. * BIOL. CONT., 25(1), 1-11, September 2002. Vertebrates "Nest-site Limitation and Density Dependence of Reproductive Output in the Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula: Implications for the Management of Cavity-nesting Birds," Poysa, H., and S. Poysa. * JRNL. OF APPLD. ECOL., 39(3), 502-510, June 2002.

back to top U.S. REGIONAL IPM CENTERS AND THE IPM-CRSP --- news, developments IV. U.S. REGIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT CENTERS news, developments Shedding Light on PMSPs and CPs The terms and concepts of "pest management strategic plan," (PMSP) and "crop profile" (CP) appear frequently in the conduct and funding of pest management activities (especially in the U.S.). Now, the codirectors of the (U.S.) Southern Region Pest Management Center (SRPMC), O.N. Nesheim and R.F. Mizell, III, have prepared and posted "Benefits of Pest Management Strategic Plans and Crop Profiles," a lucid explanation of the terms, their usage, and their importance in applying for research support. Development of a pest management strategic plan (PMSP) is, note Drs. Neshiem and Mizell, "a method of setting pest management priorities for a commodity and demonstrating stakeholder involvement in the process," a key point in preparing a grant proposal. Ideally, a PMSP incorporates information that establishes current conditionsproblems and proceduresall within an historic framework. The concept of a crop profile was introduced several years ago as a means to describe both a commodity's production practices as well as the pest problems encountered in that particular crop. Profiles tend to be location specific and can be used to identify areas of critical need (where few, if any, control measures are available). The complete Neshiem-Mizell document can be found at the website: www

back to top U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) back to top IPMNET CALENDAR --- recent additions and revisions to a comprehensive global V. IPMnet CALENDAR a comprehensive global listng of forthcoming IPM-related events (conferences, symposia, workshops, training courses, etc.) for 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 NOTES: This issue of the IPMnet NEWS lists only: (N)EW events that have not been previously cited; and, (R)EVISED events, with new information compared to an earlier listing in the IPMnet

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2002 No new or revised entries. 2003 (N) 15-16 January * 4TH NORTHEAST AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Sturbridge, MA, USA. Contact: NEAPMS, PO Box 142, Chester, NJ 07930, USA. Web: (N) 21-24 January * INTROGRESSION FROM GENETICALLY MODIFIED PLANTS INTO WILD RELATIVES AND ITS CONSEQUENCES, Amsterdam, THE NETHER- LANDS. Contact: ESF Secretariat, L. Groot Congress Events, PO Box 83005, 1080 Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS. E-mail: . Fax: 31-20-675-8236. Phone: 31-20-679-3218. Web: (N) 01-31 March * 4TH CHINA INTERNATIONAL AGROCHEMICAL AND CROP PROTECTION EXHIBITION, Shanghai, CHINA. Contact: Z. Gang, e-mail: . Fax: 86-10-642-25384. Phone: 86-10-642-72719. Web: (N) 21-24 September * 10TH WORKSHOP OF THE IOBC GLOBAL WORKING GROUP ON ARTHROPOD MASS REARING AND QUALITY CONTROL, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: M.M. de Oca, IOBC Workshop, Agropolis International, Ave. Agropolis, F-34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, FRANCE. E-mail: . Fax: 33-0-4-6704-7599. Phone: 33-0-4-6704-7530. 2004 No new or revised entries. 2005 (N) June * 2005 CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Edmonton, ALB, CANADA.

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CONFERENCE, Kibbutz Ma'ale Hachamisha, ISRAEL. Contact: S. Moran, Ortra Ltd., PO Box 9352, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL. E-mail: . Fax: 972-3-638-4455. Phone: 972-3-638-4444. Web: (N) 03-04 October * 2ND IBEROAMERICAN AGRICULTURAL ADJUVANT SYMPOSIUM, Mexico City, MEXICO. Contact: H&A Columbus, Manuel M. Ponce 255-2, Col. Guadalupe Inn, Mexico City 01020 DF, MEXICO. E-mail: . Fax: 52-55-566-21198. Phone: 52-55-566-14435. (N) 24-26 October * 2002 CONFERENCE, ASSOCIATION OF NATURAL BIOCONTROL PRODUCERS, Oxnard, CA, USA. Contact: M. Burt, ANBP, 10202 Cowan Heights Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705, USA. E-mail: . Fax/phone: 1-714-544-8295. (N) 17-20 November * 8TH INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC RIM BIOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND. Includes an agribiotech track. Contact: PacRim Biotech Conference, c/- Avenues Event Management, PO Box 10-612, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND. Fax: 64-4-473-8042. E-mail: . Phone: 64-4-473-8044. Web: [R] 24-28 November * [name change, date] * 56TH ANNUAL MEETING, CANADIAN WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY / SOCIETE CANADIENNE DE MALHERBOLOGIE (formerly: EXPERT COMMITTEE ON WEEDS), Saskatoon, SK, CANADA. Contact: H. Beckie, AAFC 107 Science Pl., Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2, CANADA. E-mail: . Fax: 1-306-956-7247. Phone: 1-306-956-7251. Web: www.cwss 2003 [R] 19-22 January * [date, location, contact] * 41ST CONGRESS, SOUTHERN AFRICA SOCIETY FOR PLANT PATHOLOGY, Bloemfontein, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: S. Geldenhuys, SASPP Organizing Comm., Plant Sciences, Univ. of the Free State, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, SOUTH AFRICA. E-mail: . Phone: 27-0-51-401-2378. Website: (N) 16-28 March * BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF TROPICAL WEEDS COURSE, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Offered jointly by CSIRO Entomology and the Univ. of Queensland. Contact: S. Brown, PO Box 108, Kenmore, Brisbane, QLD 4069, AUSTRALIA. E-mail: . Fax: 61-7-3201-2809. Phone: 61-7-3201-2808. [R] 22-24 June * [date] * 2003 CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Montreal, QUE, CANADA. Contact: A.C. Kushalappa, Dept. of Plant Sci., Raymond Bldg., Macdonald, McGill Univ., 21111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste. anne de Bellevue, QUE H9X 3V9, CANADA. Fax: 1-541-398-7897. E-mail: . Phone: 1-514-398-7851, ext. 7867. (N) August * IOBC GLOBAL WORKING GROUP MEETING, BIOLOGICAL AND INTEGRATED CONTROL OF WATER HYACINTH, Kampala, UGANDA. Contact: J. Ogwang, PO Box 7084, Kampala, UGANDA. E-mail: . 2004 (N) 25-31 October * 13TH INTERNATIONAL BOTRYTIS SYMPOSIUM, Antalya, TURKEY. Contact: F. Yildiz, . Web:

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2002 (N) 04-08 September * 7TH EUROPEAN SEMINAR ON FUSARIUM - MYCOTOXINS, TAXONOMY, AND PATHOGENICITY, Poznan, POLAND. Contact: P. Golinski, Dept. of Chemistry, August Cieszkowski Agric. Univ., Pol-skiego 75, 60-625 Poznan, POLAND. Fax: 48-61-848-7824.E-mail: . Phone: 48-61-848-7837. Web: (N) 09-14 September * EFPP 2002: DISEASE RESISTANCE IN PLANT PATHOLOGY, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC. Web: (N) 14-16 October * IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP MEETING, "Integrated Plant Protection in Stone Fruit," Opatija, CROATIA. Contact: I. Ciglar, Fac. of Agric., Dept. of Agric. Zoology, Svetosimunska cesta 25-10,000, Zagreb, CROATIA. E-mail: . Fax: 385-1-239-3970. Phone: 385-1-239-3858. (N) 22-23 October * AQUATIC WEED SCHOOL 2002, Davis, CA, USA. Discussions will cover all forms of aquatic weed management. Contact: K. Schlosser, Weed Resch. & Info. Ctr., Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA. E-mail: . Fax: 1-530-752-4604. Phone: 1-530-752-7091. Web: 22-23 October * 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, BEHAVIOR OF PESTICIDES IN PLANTS, SOILS, GROUND AND SURFACE WATER, Mainz, GERMANY. Contact: S. Mummenbrauer, Die Akademie Fresenius, Hauert 9, D-44227 Dortmund, GERMANY. Fax: 49-231-758-9653. E-mail: . Phone: 49-231-758-9648. Web: www.akademie (N) 04-06 November * INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE TRAINING: 1) "HIGHER-TIER AQUATIC RISK ASSESSMENT OF PESTICIDES FOR NATIONAL AND EU REGISTRATION: TOOLS AND SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND" and, 2) "MODELLING OF PESTICIDE FATE IN THE ENVIRONMENT FOR EU AND NATIONAL REGISTRATION, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, IAC, Wageningen UR, PO Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Fax: 31-317-495395. E-mail: . Phone: 31-317-495353. Web: www.iac.wageningen (N) 07-09 December * U.S. NATIONAL FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT FORUM, Erlanger, KY, USA. Web: 2003 (N) 21-23 January * JOINT EUROPEAN-SOUTHERN AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCEPESTICIDES IN NON-TARGET AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA.

Contact: Conference Organizers, Freshwater Research Unit, Dept of Zoology, Univ. of Cape Town, Rhodes Gift 7701, SOUTH AFRICA. E-mail: . Fax: 27-0-21-650-3301. Web: www.tu (N) 19-20 May * CONGRESSADVANCES IN EUROPEAN CROP PROTECTION, Norwich, UK. Contact: Conference Manager, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK. E-mail: . Fax: 44-0-1603-450045. Phone: 44-0-1603-450794. Web: N) 21-23 January * JOINT EUROPEAN-SOUTHERN AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCEPESTICIDES IN NON-TARGET AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: Conference Organizers, Freshwater Research Unit, Dept of Zoology, Univ. of Cape Town, Rhodes Gift 7701, SOUTH AFRICA. E-mail: . Fax: 27-0-21-650-3301. Web: www.tu (N) 19-20 May * CONGRESSADVANCES IN EUROPEAN CROP PROTECTION, Norwich, UK. Contact: Conference Manager, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK. E-mail: . Fax: 44-0-1603-450045. Phone: 44-0-1603-450794. Web: ............................................................................................................................................................ ...... (N) 28 April-09 May * IPM AND IPM INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSE; (N) 28 April-04 July * TRAINING PROGRAMME ON IPM; (N) 12-23 May * PARTICIPATORY IPM EXTENSION COURSE; (N) 26 May-20 June * IPM TECHNOLOGY COURSE; (N) 23 June-04 July * ROLE OF PESTICIDES IN IPM COURSE; all at Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Contact: H.A.I. Stoetzer, IAC, Wageningen UR, PO Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Fax: 31-317-495395. E-mail: . Phone: 31-317-495353. Web: www.iac.wageningen ............................................................................................................................................................ ...... (N) 24-28 May * IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP 9TH MEETING, "Microbial Control and Insect Parasitic Nematodes," Schoss Salzau (nr. Kiel), GERMANY. Contact: R-U. Ehlers, Dept. of Biotech/Biocontrol, Inst. for Phytopathology, Christian Albrechts Univ., Kiel, Klausdorfer Str. 28-36, D-24223 Raisdorf, GERMANY. Fax: 49-4307-839834. E-mail: . Phone: 49-4307-839833. Website: (N) 02-06 June * IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP (new), "Multitrophic Interactions in Soil for Integrated Plant Protection," Bad Honnef-Bonn, GERMANY. Contact: R.A. Sikora, Inst. fur Pflanzenkrankheiten, Univ. Bonn, Nussallee 9, D-53115 Bonn, GERMANY. E-mail: . Fax:

49-228-732432. (N) 14-16 October * IOBC/WPRS WORKING GROUP, "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit CropsSubgroup Soft Fruits," Workshop on Integrated Pest and Disease Management, Conthey, SWITZERLAND. Contact: C. Linder, Station Fed. de Rech. Agron. de Changins, CH-1260 Nyon, SWITZERLAND. E-mail: . (N) 03-08 November * 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF ALIEN PLANT INVASIONS, Miami, FL, USA. Contact: A.L. Koop, Dept. of Biology, Cox Sci. Ctr., Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0421, USA. E-mail: . Phone: 1-305-284-3973. Web: 2004 No new or revised entries. 2005 No new or revised entries.

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2002 04-09 August XXXV CONGRESO BRASILEIRO DE FITOPATOLOGIA, Recife, BRAZIL. Web: 04-09 August 10TH IUPAC INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON THE CHEMISTRY OF CROP PROTECTION, Basle, SWITZERLAND. Contact: M. Haeuselmann, c/o Novartis CP AG, WRO-1060.1.42, CH-4002 Basel, SWITZERLAND E-mail: Fax: 41-61-697-7472 Phone: 41-61-697-4507 Web: 05-08 August 23RD BRAZILIAN WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Porto Alegre, RGS, BRAZIL. Contact: E. Roman, 05-30 August INTER-REGIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON THE "USE OF THE STERILE INSECT AND RELATED TECHNIQUES FOR THE AREAWIDE MANAGEMENT OF INSECT PESTS," Kelowna, BC, CANADA. Contact: V.A. Dyck, Joint FAO/IAEA Division, IAEA, PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, AUSTRIA E-mail: Fax: 43-1-2600-7 Phone: 43-1-2600-26164 Web: 11-17 August 7TH INTERNATIONAL MYCOLOGICAL CONGRESS, Oslo, NORWAY. Contact: L. Ryvarden, Website:

12-15 August 55TH NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: A. Rahman, AgResearch, Ruakura Agric. Resch. Ctr., Private Bag 3123, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND E-mail: Fax: 64-7-838-5031 Phone: 64-7-838-5280 12-15 August 22ND BRAZILIAN WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Porto Alegre, RGS, BRAZIL. Contact: E. Roman, A/C EMBRAPA, C.P. 451, Passo Fundo, RS, BRAZIL E-mail: 25-30 August XVII PERUVIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGY CONGRESS, Tarapoto City, San Martin, PERU. Contact: E. Arevalo-Gardini, APF President, Jr. Tarapoto 247, Banda de Shilcayo, Tarapoto, PERU E-mail: Fax/phone: 51-945-22361 26-30 August 3RD WORLD CONGRESS ON ALLELOPATHY, Tsukuba, JAPAN. Contact: Y. Fujii, Natl. Inst. for Agro-Environmental Sci., Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305-8604, JAPAN E-mail: Website: 31 August-05 September 6TH IOBC/WPRS WORKSHOP ON POME FRUIT DISEASES, Lindau/Bodensee, GERMANY. Contact: P. Triloff, Marktgemeinschaft Bodenseeobst, Albert Maierstr. 6, 088045 Friedrichshafen, GERMANY E-mail: Fax: 49-0-171-829-8032 Phone: 49-0-7541-501030 02-06 September 11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AQUATIC WEEDS, Moliets, FRANCE. Contact: M-H. Montel, Water Quality Research Unit, Cemagref Groupement de Bordeaux, 50 Avenue de Verdun, 33612 Cestas Cedex, FRANCE E-mail: Fax: 33-5-578-90801 Phone: 33-5-578-90854 Website: 08-12 September INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IPM IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, Entebbe, UGANDA. Theme: "IPM: A Strategic Tool for Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa." Contact: Adipala-Ekwamu, Crop Sci. Dept., Makerere Univ., Box 7062, Kampala, UGANDA E-mail: Phone: 256-41-540464 Web: 08-13 September 13TH AUSTRALIAN WEEDS CONFERENCE, Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA. Contact: 13th AWC, PO Box 257, South Perth, 6951 WA, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-8-9450-2942 E-mail: Phone: 61-8-9450-1662 Website: 08-13 September 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY, Merida, MEXICO. Contact: J.B. Morales-Malacara, XI ICA Secretary, Lab. de Acarologia, Dept. de Biologia, Fac. de Ciencias, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Coyoacan 04510 DF, MEXICO E-mail: Fax: 52-5-622-4828 Phone: 52-5-622-4923 09-14 September 6TH CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR PLANT

PATHOLOGY, "Disease Resistance in Plant Pathology," Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC. Contact: EFPP 2002, Czech Phyto. Soc., Resch. Inst. of Crop Prod., Div. of Plant Med., Drnovska 507, 161 06 Prague 6, Ruzyne, CZECH REPUBLIC E-mail: Fax: 420-2-333-11592 Phone: 420-2-330-22295 Website: 12-13 September ROYAL ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC. ANNUAL MEETING, Cardiff, UK. Contact: H. Jones, 13 September SYMPOSIUM: HERBICIDE RESISTANT CROPS AND WEEDS, Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Powles, c/o Weeds Conference, Convention Link, PO Box 257, South Perth, WA 6951, AUSTRALIA E-mail: Fax: 61-8-9450-2942 Web: [Follows the 13th Australian Weeds Conference and includes international featured speakers.] 15-18 September EGG PARASITOIDS FOR BIOCONTROL OF INSECT PESTS 6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Perugia, ITALY. Contact: 6th Symposium, Dept. of Arbor. and Plant Prot.-Entom., Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121, Perugia, ITALY E-mail: Fax: 39-075-585-5039 Phone: 39-075-585-6030 Web: 15-19 September 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE PATHOVARS AND RELATED PATHOGENS, Potenza, ITALY. Contact: N.S. Iacobellis, 22-27 September IOBC PHEROMONE WORKING GROUP MEETING, Erice, Sicily, ITALY. Contact: P. Witzgall, SLU, Box 44, 23053 Alnarp, SWEDEN E-mail: Fax: 46-40-461991 Phone: 46-40-415307 Web: 30 September-04 October 4TH INTERNATIONAL POWDERY & DOWNY MILDEW WORKSHOP, Napa, CA, USA. Contact: PM/DM Workshop 2002, Dept. of Plant Path., Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-530-752-5674 Web: 30 September-05 October 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF DIPTEROLOGY, Brisbane AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Brown, Conf. Conn., PO Box 108 Kenmore, QLD 4069, AUSTRALIA E-mail: Web: Fax: 61-7-3201-2809 07-13 October 7TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, Thessaloniki, GREECE. Contact: Secretariat, Lab. of Appld. Zoo. and Parasitol., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, 540-06 Thessaloniki, GREECE Fax/phone: 31-998-853 E-mail: 10-15 October 7TH INTERNATIONAL BIOSAFETY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS SYMPOSIUM, Beijing, CHINA. Contact: Biosafety Symposium, Fax: 86-10-627-51194 Web:

14-16 October THE ROLE OF GENETICS AND EVOLUTION IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: IOBC Symposium, Agropolis, Ave. Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier, Cedex 5, FRANCE E-mail: Fax: 33-0-467-04-7599 Website: 21-24 October INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMIMPROVING BIOCONTROL OF Plutella xylostella, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: C. Lyonnet, CIRAD-DS/midec, TA 179/02, Ave. Agropolis, 34398 Montpellier cedex 5, FRANCE E-mail: Fax: 33-0-467-615603 Web: 27-30 October SYMPOSIUM: INVASIVE PLANTSGLOBAL ISSUES, LOCAL CHALLENGES, Chicago, IL, USA. Contact: K. Havens, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL, USA E-mail: Web: 28 October-01 November 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RODENT BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, Bogor, INDONESIA. Contact: D. Tart, ACTS, GPO Box 2200, Canberra ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-2-6257-3256 E-mail: Phone: 61-2-6257-3299 Website: November 4TH INTERNATIONAL NEMATOLOGY CONGRESS, Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN. Contact: Congress Organizer, Web: 05-08 November 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL PLANT DISEASES, Chiang Mai, THAILAND. Contact: TPS2002 Secretariat, PO BOX 1064, Kasetsart Post Office, Bangkok 10903, THAILAND E-mail: Phone: 66-2-579-9585 Fax: 66-2-940-5419 Website: 18-21 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2002, "Pests and Diseases," Brighton, UK. Contact: BCPC Ltd., 49 Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PH, UK E-mail: Fax: 44-0-1252-727194 Phone: 44-0-1252-733072 Website: 24-27 November CANADIAN EXPERT COMMITTEE ON WEEDS ANNUAL MEETING, Saskatoon, SK, CANADA. Contact: H. Beckie, Fax: 1-306-956-7247 Phone: 1-306-956-7251 25-30 November 4TH ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DEL GRUPO DE TRABAJOS DE MOSCAS DE LOS FRUTOS DEL HEMISFERIO OCCIDENTAL, Mendoza, ARGENTINA. Contact: O. De Longo, Mellado Boulogne Sur Mer 3050, Ciudad, Mendoza, (CP 5500), ARGENTINA E-mail: Web: Fax/Phone: 54-261-425-8741 10-15 December ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA

Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Phone: 1-301-731-4535 E-mail: Website: 17-21 November New information ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Phone: 1-301-731-4535 Website: 04-06 December 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PESTS IN AGRICULTURE, Montpelllier, FRANCE. Contact: S. Kreiter, Directeur de l'UFR Ecologie Animale & Zoologie Agricole, Campus Agro.M / INRA - Unit 9 d'Acarologie, 2, Place Pierre Viala, 34060 MONTPELLIER Cedex 01, FRANCE E-mail: 2003 January 41ST CONGRESS, SOUTHERN AFRICA SOCIETY FOR PLANT PATHOLOGY, Orange Free State, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: Secretary, SASPP, ARC, PPRI, Private Bag X5017, Stellenbosch 7600, SOUTH AFRICA E-mail: Website: 19-23 January INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN CORN ROOTWORM, Goettingen, GERMANY. Contact: H. Kuhlman, e-mail: Web: 02-08 February 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: ICPP2003 Conference Secretariat, PDG, PO Box 84, Lincoln Univ., Canterbury, NZ E-mail: Fax: 64-3-325-3840 Phone: 64-3-325-2811 Website: 09-12 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Jacksonville, FL, USA. Contact: WSSA Mtg. Manager, PO Box 7050, Lawrence, KS 66044-7050, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-785-843-1274 Phone: 1-785-843-1235 Website: 17-21 February 6TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF CHROMOLAENA ODORATA AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS IN INDONESIA, Medan and Samosir Island, North Sumatara, INDONESIA. Contact: R. Muniappan, March 3RD INTERNATIONAL BEMISIA WORKSHOP, Barcelona, SPAIN. Contact: J. Arno, Dept. de Proteccio Veg., IRTA-Centre de Cabrils, 08348 Cabrils, Barcelona, SPAIN E-mail: Fax: 93-753-3954 Phone: 93-750-7511 17-22 March Date change * 19TH ASIAN-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Manila, PHILIPPINES. Contact: L. Fabro, NCPC, Univ. of the Philippines, Los Banos, College, Laguna, PHILIPPINES E-mail: Fax: 63-49-536-2409 06-10 April XII CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE FITOPATOLOGIA, Valle del Rio Grande, TX, USA. Contact: J.M. Amador, Agric. Resch. Ctr., 2415 E. Hwy. 83, Weslaco, TX

78596, USA Fax: 1-956-969-5639 E-mail: Phone: 1-956-968-5585 08-10 April 4TH NATIONAL IPM SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP (U.S.), Indianapolis, IN, USA. Contact: E.E. Wolff, 302 E. John St., Suite 202, Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820, USA Fax: 1-217-333-9561 E-mail: Phone: 1-217-333-2881 Web: 27 April-02 May 11TH SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS, Canberra, AUSTRALIA. Contact: S. Corey, CSIRO Entomology, PO Box 1700, Canberra 2601, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-02-6246-4177 E-mail: Phone: 61-02-6246-4136 Website: May 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON POPULATION DYNAMICS OF PLANT INHABITING MITES, Orlando, FL, USA. Contact: D.C. Margolies, Dept. of Entomology, Waters Hall, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS 66506-4004, USA E-mail: June 2003 CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Montreal, QUE, CANADA. Contact: A.C. Kushalappa, Dept. of Plant Sci., Raymond Bldg., Macdonald, McGill Univ., 21111 Lakeshore Rd., Ste. anne de Bellevue, QUE H9X 3V9, CANADA Fax: 1-541-398-7897 E-mail: Phone: 1-514-398-7851, ext. 7867 11-14 June 15TH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF INSECT SCIENTISTS, MEETING AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE, "Integrated Pest (IPM) and Vectors Management (IVM) on African Rural and Urban Livelihoods: Perspective and Future Strategies." Contact: F.E. Nwilene, WARDA, 01 BP 2551, Bouake 01, COTE D'IVOIRE E-mail: 01-03 July 16TH CONGRESS OF THE NEMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: H. Hugo, ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, Private Bag X5013, 7599 Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA E-mail: Fax: 27-21-809-3584 Phone: 27-21-809-3468 06-11 July 15TH INTERNATIONAL PLANT PROTECTION CONGRESS, Beijing, CHINA. Contact: W. Liping, Inst. of Plant Prot., Chinese Acad. of Agric. Sci., #2 West Yuanmingyuan Rd., Beijing 100094, CHINA E-mail: Fax: 86-10-628-95451 Website: 11-13 July 2ND GLOBAL INITIATIVE ON LATE BLIGHT CONFERENCE, Hamburg, GERMANY. Contact: C. Lizarraga, GILB, CIP, PO Box 1558, Lima 12, PERU. E-mail: Fax: 51-1-317-5326 Website: 12-17 July ANNUAL MEETING, SOCIETY OF NEMATOLOGISTS, Ithaca, NY, USA. Contact: W. Brodie, USDA-ARS, Dept. of Plant Path., 334 Plant Science, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-607-255-4471 Phone: 1-607-272-3745

09-13 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Charlotte, NC, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Website: 26-30 October ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-301-731-4538 Website: Phone: 1-301-731-4535. 17-20 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2003, "Weeds," Brighton, UK. Contact: BCPC Ltd., 49 Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PH, UK E-mail: Fax: 44-0-1252-727194 Phone: 44-0-1252-733072 Website: 2004 07-11 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Kansas City, MO, USA. Contact: WSSA Mtg. Manager, PO Box 7050, Lawrence, KS 66044-7050, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-785-843-1274 Phone: 1-785-843-1235 Website: 19-25 June 4TH INTERNATIONAL WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: IWSS, PO Box 8048, University, MS 38677-8048, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-662-915-1035 Phone: 1-662-915-1036 24-28 July AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Spokane, WA, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-612-454-0766. Website: 15-20 August 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Contact: J. Cullen, CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA Phone: 61-2-6246-4025 E-mail: Fax: 61-2-6246-4000 Website: 15-21 August New information * 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, "Strength in Diversity," Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Carillon Conf. Mgmt., PO Box 177, Red Hill, QLD 4059, AUSTRALIA E-mail: Fax: 61-7-3369-3931 Phone: 61-7-3368-2644 Website: 22 August 11TH INTERNATIONAL CEREAL RUST AND POWDERY MILDEW CONFERENCE, Norwich, UK. Contact: J. Brown, 12-16 October 8TH ARAB CONGRESS OF PLANT PROTECTION, El-Beida, LIBYA. Contact: A. Bataw, ACPP Organizing Comm., Fac. of Agric., Omar El-Mokhtar Univ., El-Beida, LIBYA E-mail: 07-11 November ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA Fax: 1-301-731-4538 E-mail: Website:

13-18 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2004, Brighton, UK. Contact: The Event Organization, 8 Cotswold Mews, Battersea Square, London SWll 3RA, UK E-mail: Fax: 44-171-924-1790 Website: 2005 Date unspecified XIII CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE FITOPATOLOGIA, Cordoba, COR, ARGENTINA. Contact: S. Lenard, 30 July-04 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, Austin, TX, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Website: 12-17 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2005, Brighton, UK. Contact: The Event Organization, 8 Cotswold Mews, Battersea Square, London SWll 3RA, UK E-mail: Fax: 44-171-924-1790 Website:

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