Events: Conferences, Meetings and Activities

(last update: 05.03.2019)
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9th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Eupatorieae and other Invasive Weeds

19-22 March, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

9th International Workshop on Management of Eupatorieae and other Invasive Weeds, 5 – 8 March 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This workshop is organised under the auspices of the International Organisation of Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC) and CABI Southeast Asia. The first workshop was held in 1988 to facilitate the management and biological control of Chromolaena odorata in resource-poor tropical and sub-tropical countries.
In 2003, the scope of the workshop was expanded to include closely related species such as Mikania micrantha, while retaining an emphasis on the tropics. Malaysia has been selected as the host country for this 9th workshop, the first to be held in Southeast Asia.
The tribe Eupatorieae, which includes Chromolaena odorata and Mikania micrantha are widespread in Southeast Asia and have significant economic impacts to agriculture, the environment and livelihoods. The entire region has been shown to be highly climatically suitable for the weeds.
Other species of invasive alien plants for which there are good biological control agents available and which could be included in this workshop if the interest exists, include Salvinia molesta, Pistia stratiotes and Parthenium hysterophorus.

Download: Second Announcement with Registration Form (pdf)

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New Zealand Plant Protection Society (NZPPS) Conference 2019

13-15 August 2019, Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand Plant Protection Society (NZPPS) Conference 2019, 13-15 August 2019, Auckland, New ZealandThe NZPPS conference is New Zealand's prime venue for the exchange of scientific information on all aspects of plant protection. Oral presentations include invited speakers and summaries of papers published in our peer-reviewed journal, New Zealand Plant Protection (to publish a paper one author must be a member). The conference also features a lively poster session, with abstracts from posters also being published in the journal.


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20th NSW Weeds Conference

26-29 August 2019, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

20th NSW Weeds Conference, 26-29 August 2019, Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaThe 20th NSW Weeds Conference is a premier event for NSW weeds officers, researchers, market and industry analysts, government officials and policymakers working towards better weed management across the country. The conference will unite more than 250 weeds management experts in the beautiful beach-side city of Newcastle, Australia.
Weeds are a serious threat to Australia's native flora and fauna and add pressure to our economy. Recent technologies, policies and innovations are helping us manage weeds more effectively - but more work is needed.
This conference provides an opportunity for the NSW weeds management community to showcase new research and ideas for controlling and eradicating weeds. It's a chance to network and build strategic partnerships and invest in a shared vision for our industry's future.

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IOBC-Global Working Group meeting:
14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga

16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.
14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga, 16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.

It will be 20 years since the last Aphidophaga was held in the province of Quebec in Canada and we are grateful to the Scientific Committee of Aphidophaga and the International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC) for choosing Montreal as the venue for the 14th Symposium. We are also grateful to the IOBC for supporting the meeting.
We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal in 2019 for Aphidophaga 14.
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Biocontrol Asia 2019

25-27 September 2019, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
Biocontrol Asia 2019, 25-27 September 2019, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

New Ag International, 2BMonthly and IBMA join forces once again to host the Largest International Event covering BIOCONTROL in ASIA .

The last edition took place in Bangkok in June 2017. Over 200 delegates from the whole Asia-Pacific region gathered to discuss the advancements of the biopesticides industry in the region.

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Meeting of IUFRO WG 7.03.13,
Biological Control of Forest Insect Pests and Pathogens

6-8 November 2019 (with post-meeting field trip 8-11 November), Pretoria, South Africa.

Meeting of IUFRO WG 7.03.13, Biological Control of Forest Insect Pests and Pathogens, 6-8 November 2019, Pretoria, South Africa

Preliminary programme:

There will be a post-meeting field trip from 8-11 November.
The field trip will include exposure to South African plantation forestry, including visits to sites with infestation of some of the main pests of pine and eucalypts, such as Sirex noctilio, Leptocybe invasa, Gonipterus sp.2, as well as native insect pests. The field trip will also include exposure to some of South Africa's amazing native fauna and flora, with a visit to the Kruger National Park.

More Information: 1st Circular (pdf)


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XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019),
"Crop Protection to Outsmart Climate Change for Food Security & Environmental Conservation"

10-14 November 2019, Hyderabad, India.

XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019), 10-14 November 2019, Hyderabad, India

The program of IPPC2019 is aimed at addressing the key issues in crop protection against the backdrop of climate change and mounting pressure on natural resources to meet the growing need for nutritious and safe food, conservation of biodiversity and creating opportunities for economic growth.
The IPPC2019 will provide a great opportunity to present, discuss and disseminate the recent advances in crop protection, and establish contact and collaboration between crop protection scientists from different parts of the world. The deliberations of IPPC2019 will include plenary speeches and concurrent sessions in different disciplines of crop protection to create an awareness of the exciting advances that have been realized in addressing the challenges of nutritional, environmental and societal sustainability through innovative science, partnerships and an enabling policy environment.


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Combined 50th AGM and Scientific Conference:
Australian Entomological Society, Society of Systematic Biologists, Australian Arachnological Society

Late November 2019, Brisbane, Australia.


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Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference
Strong Foundations, Future Innovations

25-28 November 2019, Melbourne, Australia

Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference, 25.-28.11.2019, Melbourne, Australia

This conference will be the climax of the APPS 50th birthday celebrations, where we celebrate our "Strong foundations and highlight the latest advances in plant pathology that will lead to "Future Innovations".

Excellent scientific presentations by local and international speakers will be the backbone of our meeting, supported by engaging field tours and workshops allowing conference participants to experience plant pathology up close and to visit key agricultural sites in the areas surrounding Melbourne.

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22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC)

25-28 October 2020, Adelaide, Australia.

22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (22AWC), 25-28 October 2020, Adelaide, Australia.

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Events of other IOBC Regions:

IOBC-Global and West Palaearctic Regional Section, IOBC-WPRS:

Nearctic Regional Section, IOBC-NRS:

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