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IPMnet NEWS April 1999, Issue no. 64 ISSN: 1523-7893 Š Copyright 2005 IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs I. IPM NEWS / APPLICATIONS international IPM news and programs Varieties Resist Parasite Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) are one of the prime food crops dramatically attacked by the parasitic plants Cuscuta spp. (dodder). Left uncontrolled, dodder can take over a direct-seeded tomato field and severely reduce yield while developing a copious reservoir of seed capable of surviving in the soil for 10 years that is difficult to manage. Currently, use of herbicides against dodder in direct-seeded tomatoes is limited and problematic at best. To explore alternatives, Univ. of California extentionists conducted a study in central California during 1998. Results revealed at least two tomato varieties that displayed resistance to dodder predation. Besides their resistance, both varieties significantly depressed dodder growth as well as seed production. Since dodder has a wide range of host plants, including many weed species, planting dodder-resistant tomato varieties will not, of itself, effectively address the problem. Growers will still need to maintain relatively low levels of all potential weed hosts in fields used to grow direct-seeded tomato. Authors of the study note that, while the results are based on a single year's study, the ability to direct-seed dodder-resistant tomato varieties in previously infested fields could provide growers with another management tactic, particularly if used in a rotation with other non-host crops and supported by sound overall weed management practices. FMI: K.J. Hembree, Cooperative Extension, 1720 S. Maple, Fresno, CA 93702, USA E-mail: kjhembree@ucdavis.edu excerpted from: SJV Vegetable Crops Report, 4(2), 1998. GLOBAL IPM NOTES A special summary of some recent collaborative crop protection research involving the U.S. Government's Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ## Mexican and U.S. scientists turned to microencapsulation to enhance delivery and effectiveness of agents used for biocontrol of pest insects. The new formulations for viruses, bacteria, and other environmentally friendly biopesticides feature improved economy, reliability, and ease of use. Microbes, when mixed with a matrix-forming materialsuch as corn-starchand then dried, become entrapped in protective particles so small they can barely be seen without a microscope. The new formulations can then be applied in the field without the need to add any other material besides water. > M.R.


McGuire, e-mail: mcguirmr@ncaur.usda.gov. ## Among various biocontrol agents investigated to manage the highly noxious plant Centaurea solstitialis (yellow starthistle), a small weevil has shown significant promise. The insect, Eustenopus villosus, eats both plant buds and seeds. The invasive weed migrated in the mid-19th century from its origin in Eurasia. It colonized sites in the U.S. where there were no natural enemies to check its spread. Further research on bio-control of C. solstitialis is continuing. > J.K. Balciunas, e-mail: joebalci@pw.usda.gov. ## Researchers at several U.S. sites have collaborated to develop an attractant that, when combined with an insecticide, effectively reduces populations of several serious pest insects in major crops. In search of food, the insects are drawn to the artificial scent of the night-blooming Gaura plant, which can then administer lethal doses of insecticide. A feeding stimulant can be added to improve performance. > J.D. Lopez, Jr., e-mail: j-lopez@tamu.edu. ## A trap crop of Brassica oleracea acephala (collards) planted completely around a field of B. o. capitala (cabbage) dramatically reduced attack on the crop by Plutella xylostella L. (diamondback moth). Allowing the targeted insects unlimited access to the trap crop caused them to deposit their eggs on the collards rather than on adjacent cabbage plants. P. xylostella populations continued to recycle in the collards as long as plants remained green and continued to grow. Using a collard trap crop has applicability to other cole crops. > E. Mitchell, e-mail: emitchell@gainesville.usda.ufl.edu.

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 SPECIAL FEATURE Help for Horticulturalists: Professional Scouts {Based on information generously provided by K. Swingle, owner of a professional (pest) scouting service targeted at horticultural businesses in western Washington state, USA.} Because high-value, intensively grown horticultural crops are especially vulnerable to pest infestation and attack, growers are increasingly turning to a system of frequent, regular monitoring, or "scouting," often conducted by a contracted professional, to help detect early signs of pest insects or diseases. The strategy of early detection allows for devising appropriate responses to problems before serious crop damage occurs, but also works to save growers significant costs when pest management action is not needed. For these and other reasons, scouting has emerged as one of the key principles of IPM in crop protection. An individual conducting scouting gathers information about a particular crop (or crops) on a regular basis (usually weekly), and watches for any abnormalities in pest numbers or physical plant appearance. Monitoring methods can include (but are not limited to) the use of sticky traps, plant samples, larva traps, and indicator plants. On each visit the scout walks through the crop area and randomly examines a pre-determined number of plants. Examination involves a thorough inspection of the plant from soil and roots to the top of the newest shoot, with a careful check of both the upper and underside of all leaves. Data from the larva and sticky traps are


recorded, as well as any abnormalities found in the indicator plants. In the case of sheltered, or "greenhouse" operations, a scout inspects any new plant material brought onto the site since the last visit, and also periodically performs a comprehensive examination of all growing facilities for any other existing disease and insect vectors (e.g. arthropods, weeds, contaminated soil, or containers). Each weeks' findings are presented to, and discussed with, the grower. Some scouts find that a printed report, either text-only format or with graphics, is a highly useful tool for illustrating potential patterns as they develop, or for helping to detect insect "hot spots," or points of entry, into the crop area. In addition to scouting providing for early detection when a problem does arise, managing a problem in its initial stages allows growers to apply fewer control measures, use less pesticidal material, and, importantly, avoid severe crop loss. Regular crop inspection also helps reduce many preventative tactics that in fact may be habitual but unneeded practices. The concept of regular crop monitoring is not new, though many growers still resist retaining a professional scouting service. Advantages of a professional scout, versus training a staff employee, are that the former are: well versed in conducting all facets of scouting; fully dedicated to scouting without other responsibilities that might distract a staff employee; and, able to operate throughout an area and thus be more likely to detect new or developing problems that may escape a staff member exposed only to a single operation. FMI: K. Swingle (owner/consultant), Scout Pro, Inc., 17423 NE 88th Place, Redmond, WA 98052, USA E-mail: kswingle@scoutpro.com Fax: 1-425-883-0667 Phone: 1-425-985-0861 Website: www.scoutpro.com PUBLICATIONS AUTHORS, EDITORS, AND PUBLISHERS IPMnet NEWS wants to mention any publication, or CD, related to, or focused on, IPM. To assure coverage, please send a review copy of the publication, with background information where to obtain copies, data about the author/editor(s), and any other particulars or descriptive materials to: IPMnet NEWS, c/o Integrated Plant Protection Center 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-2915, USA After review, materials will be cataloged into the joint CICP/IPPC international IPM and crop protection literature collection (which the worldwide IPM/crop protection community is welcome to use), or returned if so requested.

INSECTS AND BENEFICIALS IN S.E. ASIA Even though geographically limited and crop specific, INSECTS AND THEIR NATURAL ENEMIES ASSOCIATED WITH VEGETABLES AND SOYBEAN IN SOUTHEAST ASIA is an outstanding collection of clear, close-up, color


photos and useful information. Authors B.M. Shepard, et al introduce important insect pests, then describe their predators, parasitoids, and associated diseases in this 1999, 108-page work. The softbound, well organized text includes a short introduction, references, and a useful cross index. FMI: B.M. Shepard, Coastal R&E Center, 2865 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29414, USA Fax: 1-843-571-4654 E-mail: mshprd@clemson.edu Phone: 1-843-766-3761 ENEMIES OF COTTON PESTS A handy, 125-page, softbound, pocket-sized booklet, FIELD GUIDE TO PREDATORS, PARASITES AND PATHOGENS ATTACKING INSECT AND MITE PESTS OF COTTON, features clear, full color, close-up photos plus descriptive text, and discussion, all in a graphically pleasing, easily accessed format. Entomologist-authors A. Knutson and J. Ruberson have included useful, field-oriented material on a range of important beneficial species as well as other pertinent information. The work, subtitled "Recognizing the Good Bugs in Cotton," is publication # B-66046, and can be purchased for a nominal cost from: Publications, TAES, PO Box 1209, Bryan, TX 77906-1209, USA MANUAL EMPHASIZES SAFETY A 1998 text, AGROCHEMICAL AND PESTICIDE SAFETY HANDBOOK, is aimed at "those involved in handling, mixing, and applying pesticides" and is designed to provide "reader friendly" information. Its 616 pages provide an overview of pesticides, plus a series of pesticide and chemical tables and guides. While author M.F. Waxman has pulled together extensive information, many of the hardback work's black and white visuals vary from disappointingly mediocre to low quality. FMI: CRC Press LLC, 2000 Corporate Blvd., N.W., Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA E-mail: VCash@crcpress.com Fax: 1-561-998-9114 Phone: 1-561-994-0555 MUSA JOURNAL HAS APPEAL As its name suggests, the journal INFOMUSA covers the universe of banana and plantain. The lively periodical, published in French, Spanish, and English editions by the International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP), covers a wide range of research activity including pest management. A recent issue reported on the 1998 Banana IPM meeting held in South Africa. A separate section, entitled PROMUSA, reports the activities of a global program dedicated to Musa improvement. Within the PROMUSA framework, working groups are addressing the challenges of nematology, plant pathology, and virology. FMI: INFOMUSA, INIBAP, Parc Scientifique Agropolis II, 34397 Montpellier Cedex 5, FRANCE E-mail: INIBAP@cgiar.org Fax: 33-0-467-610334 Phone: 33-0-467-611302 Website: www.cgiar.org/ipgri/inibap/ SERPENT SCIENCE SURVEYED PROBLEM SNAKE MANAGEMENT, a 1998 work by G.H. Rodda, et al, focuses on two problem causing, but extensively studied, species, Trimeresurus flavoviridis, the Habu, and Boiga irregularis, the Brown Treesnake. "Management," say the authors, "is the practice of systematically influencing snake-human interactions," a concept that can be extrapolated to other problem species. The 534-page hardbound work includes photos and copious supporting information. FMI: Cornell Univ. Press, Sage House, 512 E. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850, USA E-mail: afc4@cornell.edu Fax: 1-607-277-2397 AGROCHEMICALS: AN OVERVIEW A 1998 publication presents a broad-scope survey of current and projected impacts of agricultural chemicals. In ECONOMICS OF AGROCHEMICALS: AN INTERNATIONAL OVERVIEW OF USE PATTERNS, TECHNICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL DETERMINANTS, POLICIES AND PERSPECTIVES selected papers from the 1996 symposium of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, G.A.A. Wossink, et al, focus on the world's food production levels and the inextricably involved use of chemical inputs to expand yields. The hardbound, 386-page monograph includes views from large consuming nations as well as smaller states. FMI: Ashgate Publishing Co., Old Post Rd., Brookfield, VT 05036-9704, USA E-mail:


JDoane@ashgate.com Fax: 1-802-276-3837 Phone: 1-802-276-3162 Website: www.ashgate.com Publication & CD Notes The 2-volume PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTH AUSTRALASIAN APPLIED ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE contain over 170 papers covering the latest IPM (and other) research presented during this key region-wide meeting convened in late 1998. The material, entitled "Pest Management Future Challenges," and edited by M.P. Zalucki, et al, is on special offer and in limited supply. FMI: S. Brown, Conference Connections, PO Box 108, Kenmore, QLD 4069, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-7-3201-2809 E-mail: sally.brown@uq.net.au Phone: 61-7-3201-2808 A new CD from CABI Publishing, GLOSSARY OF PLANT NEMATOLOGY AND RELATED TERMS, offers a compilation of terms developed as a resource for students in plant nematology. The program comes with Adobe Acrobat Reader to facilitate viewing and searching the material. FMI: Cabi Publishing, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK Fax: 44-0-1491-829292 E-mail: publishing@cabi.org Phone: 44-01491-832111 A free, one-page fold-out, COMMUNITY IPM PROGRESS REPORT: 1994-98, summarizes four years of IPM activities with schools, municipalities, golf courses, and other audiences in the U.S. state of New York. The item includes a history of the program, and lists working group members, coordinating council members, funded projects, and future plans. FMI: C. Koplinka-Loehr, NYS IPM Program, Box 28, Kennedy Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA E-mail: ckk3@cornell.edu Fax: 1-607-255-0770 Phone: 1-607-255-8879 J.M. Randall and J. Marinelli wrote INVASIVE PLANTSWEEDS OF THE GLOBAL GARDEN, a review of 70+ plant species that escaped their original locale. The 111-page work was published in 1996 by: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225-2097, USA Phone: 1-718-622-4433 A Vietnamese language version of FIELD GUIDE: INSECT PESTS OF SELECTED VEGETABLES IN TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL ASIA is now available from: AVRDC, PO Box 42, Shanhua, Taiwan 741, ROC E-mail: avrdcbox@netra.avrdc.org.tw Fax: 886-6-583-0009 Phone: 886-6-583-7801 Website: www.avrdc.org.tw S.M.P. Khurana has edited PATHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS OF ECONOMIC CROP PLANTS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, a recently published hardbound, 656-page work with color plates. Available from: Scientific Publishers, PO Box no.91, 5A, New Pali Rd., Jodhpur 342001, INDIA. The Univ. of Florida, USA, has created "WoodyPest," a website for information about disease, insect, mite, and nematode pests of woody ornamental plants in the southeastern U.S. The site, located at www.ifas.ufl.edu/~pest/woodypest/, includes detailed IPM information and is part of the U.S. National IPM Network. FMI: T.R. Fasulo, PO Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620, USA Fax: 1-352-392-0190 E-mail: fasulo@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu OTHER RESOURCES IPM WORLD TEXTBOOK: GROWING Originated in 1996 as a novel approach to globally sharing IPM information, RADCLIFFE'S IPM WORLD TEXTBOOK, a free, website-only massive accumulation of leads, links, and learning, keeps expanding and increasing its scope.


The site, conceived and managed by Univ. of Minnesota (USA) faculty E.B. Radcliffe and W.D. Hutchison, has swelled to more than 50 chapters with more than 100 more promised. Virtually every aspect of IPM is or will be discussed, along with addresses for numerous links to other related sites. The objective: "To communicate the concepts and principles of IPM to a worldwide audience." The website for this landmark effort is: ipmworld.umn.edu (note: no "www"). Additionally, a free full color brochure describing the website is available. FMI: Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook, Dept. of Entomology, 219 Hodson Hall, Univ. of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108-6125, USA E-mail: RADCL001@maroon.tc.umn.edu Phone: 1-612-624-9773 NEW ZEALAND WEED WEBSITE The New Zealand Plant Protection Society, meeting regularly since the late 1940's, has now placed the proceedings for all its annual meetings since 1994 on the website: www.hortnet.co.nz/publications/nzpps/proceeds.htm. The Society also offers printed versions of many of its proceedings. FMI: M. Butcher, e-mail: butcher@lincoln.ac.nz thanks to K. Harrington for generously providing information. EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS PHEROMONES FOREVER A research service in the Netherlands offers an extensive list of insect pheromones, said to be the world's largest collection. In addition, Pherobank's free 1999 color brochure lists traps, lures, and other available accessories. FMI: Pherobank, PO Box 9060, NL-6700 GW Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS E-mail: pherobank@ipo.dlo.nl Fax: 31-317-410113 Phone: 31-317-476169 Website: www.ipo.dlo.nl Corrections for IPMnet NEWS #63, March ? Publications Section: In the sixth title mentioned, FUNDAMENTALS OF WEED SCIENCE .... the correct e-mail contact should have been: ggonzales@acad.com. Publication & CD Notes Section: The correct website for accessing the JOURNAL OF PLANT PROTECTION IN THE TROPICS, published by the Malaysian Plant Protection Society, is: www3.jaring.my/mapps/mapps.htm. IPMnet NEWS regrets any inconvenience or frustration created for recipients. Ed.

back to top IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM III. RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS research/technical topics related to IPM. IPMnet NEWS will gladly provide the postal address for any first author mentioned in the listed titles that follow. Please direct requests for this information via e-mail to: IPMnetNUZ@bcc.orst.edu. This Month's FEATURED PAPER Research conducted in the intensive fruit growing area of Washington state in the U.S. revealed that entomopathogenic nematodes, especially Steinernema carpocapsae, exhibited strong capability for controlling Cydia pomonella (codling moth), one of the region's worst insect pests. In their paper, "Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Control of Diapausing Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Fruit Bins," L.A. Lacey and R.L. Chauvin note that containers (fruit bins in this case) infested with C. pomonella can disrupt and negate other management efforts in orchards. The authors demonstrated the efficacy of immersing bins in solutions containing infective juveniles of S. carpocapsae as a method of reducing diapausing codling moth larvae. excerpted from: JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 92(1), 104-109, February 1999. This Month's SELECTED TILES (broadly grouped by pest or tactic categories).


General "Consumers' Valuation of Insecticide Use Restrictions: An Application to Apples," Roosen, J., et al. JRNL. OF AGRIC. & RES. ECON., 23(2), 367-384, December 1998. "Evaluating Methyl Bromide Alternative Fumigants on Tomato Under Polyethylene Mulch in Florida," Dickson, D.W., et al. METH. BROM. ALTS., 5(1), 7-8, January 1999. "Matching Innovations with Potential Users, A Case Study of Potato IPM Practices," Waller, B.E., et al. AGRIC., ECOSYST., & ENVIRON., 70(2-3), 203-216, October 1998. "Tri-trophic Interactions Involving Pest Aphids, Predatory 2-spot Ladybirds and Transgenic Potatoes Expressing Snowdrop Lectin for Aphid Resistance," Birch, A.N.E., et al. MOLEC. BREED., 5, 75-83, 1999. Biocontrol "Ability of Naturally Occurring Parasitoids to Suppress the Introduced Pest Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in Traditional Maize Stores in Togo," Helbig, J. JRNL. OF STORED PROD. RESCH., 34(4), 287-296, October 1998. "Biocontrol of Downy Mildew Disease of Pearl Millet using Pseudomonas flouroescens," Umesha, S., et al. CROP PROT., 17(5), 387-392, July 1998. "Biological Control of Bruchids in Cowpea Stores by Release of Dinarmus basalis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) Adults," Sanon, A., et al. ENVIRO. ENTOM., 27(3), 717-725, June 1998. "Evaluation of Trichoderma spp. as a Biocontrol Agent Against Soilborne Fungi and Plant-parasitic Nematodes in Israel," Spiegel, Y., and I. Chet. IPM REV., 3(3), 169-175, September 1998. "Mixtures of Plant Growth-promoting Rhizobacteria Enhance Biological Control of Multiple Cucumber Pathogens," Raupach, G.S., and J.W. Kloepper. PHYTOPATH., 88(11), 1158-1186, November 1998. Phytopathology "Effects of Commercial and Indigenous Microorganisms on Fusarium Wilt Development in Chickpea," Hervas, A., et al. BIOL. CONT., 13(3), 166-176, November 1998. "Effect of Tillage Practices on Vertical Distribution of Phytophthora sojae," Workneh, F., et al. PLANT DIS., 82(11), 1258-1263, November 1998. "Roguing as a Tactical Control for Rice Tungro Virus Disease," Tiongco, E.R., et al. JRNL. OF PLANT PROT. IN THE TROP., 11(1), 45-52, June 1998.


Weed Management "Economic Evaluation of a Weed-activated Sprayer for Herbicide Application to Patchy Weed Populations," Bennett, A.L., and D.J. Pannell. AUSTRAL. JRNL. OF AGRIC. AND RES. ECON., 42(4), 389-408, December 1998. Entomology "An Evaluation of Selective Helicoverpa armigera Control Options in Sweet Corn," Scholz, B.C.G., et al. AUSTRAL. JRNL. OF EXP. AGRIC., 38(6), 601-608, 1998. "Comparison of Neem, Urea, and Amitraz as Oviposition Suppressants and Larvicides Against Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)," Prabhaker, N., et al. JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 92(1), 40-46, February 1999. "Low volume Spraying on Cotton: A Comparison Between Spray Distribution Using Charged and Uncharged Droplets Applied by Two Spinning Disc Sprayers," Cooper, J.F., et al. CROP PROT., 17(9), 711-715, December 1998. "System for Warning and Control of Leaf Mining Flies and Leaf Beetles on Cereal Crops," Walczak, F. JRNL. OF PLANT PROT. RESCH., 38(1), 65-69, 1998. "The Assessment of Potential Attractants to Beetle Pests: Improvements to Laboratory Pitfall Bioassay Methods," Morgan, C., et al. JRNL. OF STORED PROD. RESCH., 34(1), 59-74, January 1998. Nematology "Impact of Organic Soil Amendments and Fumigation on Plant-parasitic Nematodes in a Southwest Florida Vegetable Field," McSorley, R., et al. NEMATROP., 27(2), 181-190, December 1998. Vertebrate Management "Integrated Control of the Ricefield Rat (Rattus argentiventer) in Indonesia," Murakami, O. AGROCHEM. JAP., (73), 22-27, 1998. back to top U.S. REGIONAL IPM CENTERS AND THE IPM-CRSP --- news, developments 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 IV. CALENDAR a global listng of forthcoming IPM-related events (conferences, training courses, symposia, etc.) Information was collected from, and supplied by, various sources; IPMnet expresses appreciation to all. NOTE: this issue of the NEWS contains both Calendar 1, (events new to the Calendar, or listing revised information) and Calendar 2 (All Previously Listed Events). Additional information can be found at the website: www.IPMnet.org. New and Revised listings Previously Listed events See also AgNIC's Agricultural Conferences, Meetings, Seminars Calendar


IPMnet Calendar 1. NEW=(N), or REVISED=(R) entries (only)

In 1999 (N) 7-9 December 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PESTS IN AGRICULTURE, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: Association Nationale de Protection des Plantes (ANPP), 6, Blvd. de la Bastile, F-75012 Paris, FRANCE E-mail: anpp@anpp.asso.fr Fax: 33-1-43-44-2919 Phone: 33-1-43-44-8964 Website: www.anpp.asso.fr In 2000 0 In 2001 0

IPMnet Calendar 2 PREVIOUSLY LISTED entries for 1999, 2000 and 2001 Current as of April 1999

1999 12-16 April 7TH SYMPOSIUM ON PLANT VIRUS EPIDEMIOLOGY, Aguadulce, Almeria, SPAIN. Contact: A. Fereres, CCMA-CSIC, Serrano 115 dpdo, 28006 Madrid, SPAIN E-mail: ebvaf22@fresno.csic.es Website: www.staff.uiuc.edu/~afereres/epicong.html Fax: 34-1-564-0800 4 May 51ST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CROP PROTECTION, Gent, BELGIUM. Contact: P. De Clercq, Dept. of Crop Protection, Univ. of Gent, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM E-mail: Patrick.DeClercq@rug.ac.be Fax: 32-0-9-264-6239 Website: allserv.rug.ac.be/~hvanbost/symposium/index.html 19-21 May WORLD NEEM CONFERENCE (and Tradeshow), Vancouver, CANADA. Contact: M.B. Isman, Dept. of Plant Science, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver V6T 1Z4, CANADA E-mail: isman@unixg.ubc.ca Fax: 1-604-822-8640 23-26 May 34TH CONGRESS OF THE MEXICAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Aguascalientes, Ags., MEXICO. Contact: J. Padilla-Ramirez, ENEP-Iztacala, Laboratorio de Zoologia, Av. de los Barrios S.N., Los Reyes Iztacala, 54090 Tlalnepantla, Edo. de Mexico, MEXICO E-mail: jorgepr@servidor.unam.mx Fax/Phone: 52-5-623-1212 Website: www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/7352/ 21-22 June INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE BEHAVIOR OF PESTICIDES IN SOILS, GROUND- AND SURFACE WATER, Darmstadt, GERMANY. Contact: P. Backhoff, Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH, Hauert 9, 44227 Dortmund, GERMANY Fax:


49-0-231-758-9670 E-mail: akademie-fresenius@t-online.de Website: 28 June-1 July 11TH EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, Basel, SWITZERLAND. Contact: EWRS Symposium 1999, c/o FAW, CH-8820, Waedenswil, SWITZERLAND Fax: 41-62-868-6341 E-mail: Daniel.Gut@wae.faw.admin.ch Phone: 41-1-763-6111 Website: www.res.bbsrc.ac.uk/ewrs/ewrs_symp.html 5-9 July 10TH BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Bozeman, MT, USA. Contact: N.R. Spencer, USDA/ARS, 1500 North Central, Sidney, MT 59270, USA Fax: 1-406-482-5038 E-mail: nspencer@sidney.ars.usda.gov Phone: 1-406-482-9407 Website: www.symposium.ars.usda.gov/ 6-10 July SOCIETY OF NEMATOLOGISTS-AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PARASITOLOGISTS JOINT MEETING, Monterey, CA, USA. Contact: H. Ferris, Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA E-mail: hferris@ucdavis.edu Fax: 1-916-752-5809 Phone: 1-916-752-8432 19-23 July INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO. Combined: 1st Meeting of the Entomological Society of Burkina Faso, and 13th Meeting of the African Association of Insect Scientists. Contact: D. Traore, Station de Farako-ba, 01 BP 910 Bobo-Dioulasso 01, BURKINA FASO E-mail: dtraore@fasonet.bf Fax: 226-97-09-60 25-30 July 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON PLANT PROTECTION, Jerusalem, ISRAEL. Theme: "Plant Protection Towards the Third Millennium - Where Chemistry Meets Ecology." Contact: IPPC Secretariat, PO Box 50006, Tel Aviv 61500, ISRAEL E-mail: ippc@kenes.com Fax: 972-3-514-0077 Phone: 972-3-514-0014 Website: www.kenes.com/IPPC 25 July-6 August 5TH ANNUAL IPM SHORT COURSE, East Lansing, MI, USA. Course follows "train the trainers" approach to team building, knowledge sharing and participatory learning, and provides "hands-on" experiences in various components of IPM. Contact: K.M. Maredia, Inst. of International Agric., 416 Plant and Soil Sciences Building, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824, USA E-mail: kmaredia@pilot.msu.edu Fax: 1-517-432-1982 Phone: 1-517-353-5262 6-12 August JOINT MEETING OF THE AMERICAN AND CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETIES, Montreal, CANADA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA. E-mail: aps@scisoc.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Phone: 1-612-454-7250 7-11 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY-CANADIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY JOINT MEETING, Montreal, CANADA. Contact: F. Labatt, APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: flabatt@scisoc.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Website: www.scisoc.org


9-13 August 2ND WORLD CONGRESS ON ALLELOPATHY, "Critical Analysis and Future Prospects," Thunder Bay, ONT, CANADA. Contact: A. Malik, Lakehead Univ., Thunder Bay, ONT P7B 5E1, CANADA. 10-12 August 52ND NZ PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: A. Rahman, Ruakura Agric. Research Centre, PB 3123, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND Fax: 64-07-838-5073 E-mail: rahmana@agresearch.cri.nz Phone: 64-07-838-5280 16 August-8 October INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT COURSE IN RICE, College, Laguna, PHILIPPINES. Contact: The Director, National Crop Protection Center, Univ. of the Philippines at Los Banos, College, Laguna 4031, PHILIPPINES E-Mail: ncpc@laguna.net Fax: 63-049-536-2409 25-28 August SHADE TREE WILT DISEASES NATIONAL CONFERENCE, St. Paul, MN, USA. Contact: C.L. Ash, American Phytopathological Society, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: cash@scisoc.org Fax: 1-651-454-0766 Phone: 1-651-454-7250 Website: www.scisoc.org 29-30 August NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OPTIMAL USE OF INSECTICIDAL NEMATODES IN PEST MANAGEMENT, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. Contact: S. Polavarapu, Rutgers Center, Chatsworth, NJ 08019, USA E-mail: polavarapu@aesop.rutgers.edu Phone: 1-609-726-1590 29 August-3 September VII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JUVENILE HORMONES, Jerusalem, ISRAEL. Contact: S.W. Applebaum, e-mail: jhvii@indycc1.agri.huji.ac.il Website: www.agri.huji.ac.il/~jhvii 30 August-24 September BIOLOGICAL PEST MANAGEMENT SHORT COURSE, Egham and Ascot, UK. Contact: S. Groundwater, CABI Bioscience UK Centre (Egham), Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY, UK E-mail: S.Groundwater@CABI.org Fax: 44-0-1491-829100 Phone: 44-0-1784-470111 12-16 September 12TH AUSTRALIAN WEEDS CONFERENCE, Hobart, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Conference Design, PO Box 342, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7006, AUSTRALIA Fax: 61-03-6224-3774 E-mail: mail@cdesign.com.au 13-16 October 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ECOLOGY OF INVASIVE ALIEN PLANTS, La Maddalena, Sardinia, ITALY. Contact: G. Brundu, Dipartimento di Botanica ed Ecologia Vegetale, Univ. di Sassari, Via F. Muroni 25, 07100 Sassari, ITALY E-mail: gbrundu@box1.tin.it Fax: 39-079-233600 Phone: 39-079-228611 17-20 October EVALUATING INDIRECT ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, IOBC Symposium, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: M. Montes de Oca, IOBC Symposium, Ave. Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier, Cedex 5, FRANCE E-mail: iobc.symp@agropolis.fr Fax: 33-4-6704-7599 Phone: 33-4-6704-7530 Website:


www.agropolis.fr/iobc/ 25-29 October SPRAY OILS BEYOND 2000: SUSTAINABLE PEST & DISEASE MANAGEMENT, Sydney, AUSTRALIA. Contact: A. Frost, Hawkesbury Technologies, UWS Hawkesbury, PO box 415, Richmond, NSW 2753, AUSTRALIA E-mail: a.frost@uws.edu.au Fax: 61-02-4570-1520 Website: www.hawkesbury.uws.edu.au/events/sprayoils Phone: 61-02-4570-1690 15-18 November BRIGHTON CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1999, WEEDS, Brighton, UK. Contact: The Event Organization, 8 Cotswold Mews, Battersea Square, London SWll 3RA, UK E-mail: eventorg@event-org.com Fax: 44-171-924-1790 Phone: 44-171-228-8034 Website: www.BCPC.org 22-27 November 17TH ASIAN-PACIFIC WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY CONFERENCE, "Weeds and Environmental Impact," Bangkok, THAILAND. Contact: S. Chinawong, Dept. of Agronomy, Kasetsart Univ., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10903, THAILAND E-mail: agrsbc@nontri.ku.ac.th Website: aggie.kps.ku.ac.th/APWSS/index.html 7-9 December 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PESTS IN AGRICULTURE, Montpellier, FRANCE. Contact: Association Nationale de Protection des Plantes (ANPP), 6, Blvd. de la Bastile, F-75012 Paris, FRANCE E-mail: anpp@anpp.asso.fr Fax: 33-1-43-44-2919 Phone: 33-1-43-44-8964 Website: www.anpp.asso.fr 12-16 December ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Atlanta, GA, USA. Contact: Z.B. Mayo, Dept. of Entomology, 202 Plant Industry Bldg., PO Box 830816, Lincoln, NE 68583-0816, USA E-mail: zmayo1@unl.edu Fax: 1-402-472-4687 Phone: 1-402-472-8703 2000 5-10 February WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, Toronto, CANADA. Contact: WSSA, J. Breithaupt, PO Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA Fax: 1-913-843-1274 E-mail: jbreith@allenpress.com - - Phone: 1-913-843-1235 3-6 June XXII BRAZILIAN WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Iguassu Falls, PR, BRAZIL. Contact: B.N. Rodrigues; e-mail sbcpd@cnpso.embrapa.br 6-11 June III INTERNATIONAL WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Iguassu Falls, PR, BRAZIL. Contact: J.B. Silva; e-mail sbcpd@cnpso.embrapa.br Web Site: www.foztur.com.br/iwsc 12-16 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY-MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOINT MEETING, New Orleans, LA, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: aps@scisoc.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Website: www.scisoc.org 20-26 August 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, Iguassu Falls, PR, BRAZIL. Contact: D.L. Gazzoni; e-mail gazzoni@cnpso.embrapa.br Web site: www.embrapa.br/ice


Winter (2000) SHORTCOURSE: PEST MANAGEMENT FOR EVERGREEN TREES, Madison, WI, USA. Contact: C.L. Ash, American Phytopathological Society,3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: cash@scisoc.org Fax: 1-651-454-0766 Phone: 1-651-454-7250 Website: www.scisoc.org 2001 25-29 August AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETTING, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Contact: APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097, USA E-mail: aps@scisoc.org Fax: 1-612-454-0766 Website: www.scisoc.org

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