Events: Conferences, Meetings and Activities

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XVth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds,
ISBCW 2018

26-31 August 2018, Engelberg, Switzerland

ISBCW 2018, XVth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 26-31 August 2018, Engelberg, Switzerland Sessions will be held on:

Deadline for early registration and submission of abstracts: 30 March 2018.
Online registration: https://www.isbcw-2018.com/index.php?cat=registration

Contact: info@isbcw-2018.org, Website: http://isbcw-2018.com

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1st International Conference on Biological Control: Approaches and Applications (ICBC 2018)

27-29 September 2018, Bengaluru, India.

1st International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC 2018), 27-29 September 2018, Bengaluru, India. Conference Theme:
Biological Control: Approaches and Applications

Globally, up to 30% of agricultural yields are affected by pests and diseases despite intensive chemical pesticide use. Biological control of insect pests and diseases is one of the major ecosystem services provided to agriculture worldwide. Natural enemies such as predators, parasitoids and pathogens play a major role in limiting damage caused by nature and exotic pests. The main theme of the conference is to address issues related to various biological control approaches in the context of biodiversity, increased chemical pesticide pressure and climate change. The emphasis would also be on the challenges faced by researchers, farmers and other stakeholders in implementing biological control programs. The conference would include keynote addresses, plenary and oral presentations and poster sessions.

The conference would cover the following Sub Themes related to Biological Control

More information: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf)
Website: www.icbc2018.tarasviinfotech.com

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Training Workshop:
Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network

DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION:
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

23-27 October 2018, Beijing, China

Training Workshop:
Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network
DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION: 
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
23 – 27 October 2018 Beijing, ChinaThis training workshop, to be held in Beijing, China from October 23-27, 2018 in conjunction with the China National Forest Protection Congress, aims to provide hands-on training on properly identifying disease based on signs and symptoms, causal agents, and best management practices for disease control. It is targeted at recent graduates, entry-level and mid-level practitioners who are involved in forestry management, forest health monitoring, and management of forest diseases and their control.

The main objectives of this training workshop are to equip participants with the skills to:

  1. Understand the concept of the Disease Triangle, Koch's Postulates, and what constitutes disease.
  2. Recognise and identify the main causes of plant disease, basic biology, disease distribution and spread. Identify common fungi based on morphology and DNA bar-coding.
  3. Detect and diagnose disease using various methods of sampling, culturing, specimen preservation and collection.
  4. Determine suitable methods of disease management and control with emphasis on integrated pest management (IPM).

This training course is targeted at recent forestry graduates and practitioners who plan to/will be involved in aspects of forest health and management, monitoring, silviculture, tree breeding, pest and disease management and control. The target number of trainees is 30 participants, the number of participants from Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission member countries outside China depending on the available budget.

The working language for the symposium and training course is English.
More information: Announcement (docx) with Draft Agenda and Nomination Form

 

Events of other IOBC Regions:

IOBC-Global and West Palaearctic Regional Section, IOBC-WPRS:
http://www.iobc-wprs.org/events/index.html

Nearctic Regional Section, IOBC-NRS:
http://www.iobcnrs.com/index.php/events-calendar

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