Posted on: 2013-12-03 08:54
Posted on: 2013-12-03 08:54
On behalf of the Organizing Committee you are cordially invited to participate in the Third Pest Management Conference which will be held in the Sudan on 3-6 February, 2014. The conference will be held at the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC), Wad Medani, Sudan under the auspices of his Excellency the president of the government.
The conference will be organized by the ARC through the Crop Protection Research Centre (CPRC), which is the flagship of the ARC with the capacity of 80 scientists. The mission of the CPRC in the Sudan is to endorse the development, use and understanding of effective and sustainable crop protection practices; promote improved- environmentally sensitive ones to produce wholesome food.
Prof. Dr. Gamal Abdalla Elbadri
Prof. Dr. Nabil Hamid Hassan Bashier
Prof. Dr. Hassan kanan
Prof. Dr. Nabil Hamid Hassan Beshier
Prof. Dr. Elamin Mohamed Elamin
Prof. Dr. Nafisa Elmahi Ahmed
Prof. Dr. Elsadig Suleiman
Prof. Dr. Tagelsir Elamin Abdalla
Prof. Dr. Mutwakil A. Mahir
Prof. Dr. Ali Elbadawi Ali
Prof. Dr. Dafalla A. Dawoud
Prof. Dr. A.B. Zeidan
Prof. Dr. Yassir Gamselseed
Dr. Ahmed Hassan Ahmed
Aims of the conference
The aims of the conference will be to evaluate, adopt and disseminate the knowledge gained in pest management in the Sudan within the frame work of the socio- economic developments of the agriculture producers. The theme of the conference will be:
(1) Evaluation of pest management education, research and training programs.
(2) The impact of agricultural policies and new concepts of modern agriculture on pest management.
(3) Global changes impact on agriculture pest situation.
(4) Pest management and environment (risks and advantages) with special emphasis on biological control.
(5) The role of technology transfer on pest management.
The correspondence should be forwarded to:
Delegates can register for the conference by using the printed registration form shown below:
(a) delegates and overseas participants 300 US Dollars
(b) students , as part of encouragement, or post graduate researchers may register for the event at 100 Sudanese pounds
( c) national on service participants 200 Sudanese pounds
All those registering as (a) and(c) will be entitled to
(1) attend all sessions of the conference
(2) a set of the printed conference proceedings of abstracts.
(3) access to a list of conference participants.
Title ( Prof, Dr, Mr, Ms , other )
First name ———————————————————————-
Professional position ————————————————————-
Title of presentation (oral or poster)…………………………………….
Cheque or bank draft in dollars or Sudanese pounds drawn on the Savings & Social Development Bank payable to: The Third Pest Management Conference .
Hospitality facilities are available in the city hotels and other residence facilities. Hotel charges will be negotiated and made available for participants by December.
The conference will focus on new developments in all aspects of pests management that are made available after the 2nd conference of pests management held in 2004.. The programme will include a plenary session with one invited paper and parallel sessions with submitted papers related to the following subjects:
1. Agricultural entomology and acarology ( agric, vet, forestry, medical)
2. Vertebrate and national pests
3. Beneficial and social insects
4. Pesticides residues, application technology and toxicology
7. Weed science
8. Environmental pollution
9. Extension and pest management
The full programme will be available in December 2013.
The official language of the conference is English.
Those who wish to present a paper at the conference are invited to submit an abstract, before 15 Nov.2013, indicating way in which they would like to present the paper: oral presentation or poster presentation. Abstracts are required to be submitted in electronic copy. Abstracts will be evaluated for acceptance by the Scientific Committee. By December 15th, 2013 the presenting author will be notified whether the abstract has been accepted, and if so, of the proposed type of presentation (oral or poster).
All abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts. The book of abstracts will be handed over to the participants on the day of the conference.
Abstracts must be in English. The abstract should be about 200-250 words and should consist of:
- the title of the paper,
- the name and address of the authors; the presenting author should be the person who submits the abstract;
- an overview of the objectives, methods used, results and conclusions.
- key words
Those who have prepared an abstract for the 3rd conference for pest management can submit it on the link:http://www.arc-cprc.sd
The deadline for submission of abstracts Nov. 15th 2013
Each oral presentation is strictly limited to 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Oral presentations must be in English. All sessions are equipped with an LCD projector. The session secretary is responsible for the projection. Hand over your PowerPoint presentation to him/her one day before the start of the session.
Poster presentations should be in English. The maximum poster size is 90 cm wide and 150 cm high, and is preferably in standard format. Title, authors’ names and affiliation should be included at the top of the poster.
The poster should consist of objectives, methods, results and discussion. It should be clear, simple and self explanatory: although time will be reserved for poster viewing and discussion, posters must be understandable in the absence of the author. All figures and tables must have headings, labeled axes and legends. Lettering should be legible from a distance of 1 m.
Exhibitors are responsible for mounting posters and removing them at the end of the day. Materials for poster mounting will be provided by the poster secretary.
All presenting authors are expected to register. Presenting authors that are not present at the day of the conference are not allowed to publish their work in the proceedings of the conference afterwards.
Full papers or extended abstracts of both oral and poster presentations will be published in a special issue of the Journal ” Sudan Journal of Agricultural Research”. Publication is expected in October 2014. Manuscripts must be submitted to the scientific committee before April 30, 2014.
The total manuscript should not exceed 10 printed pages. Authors are requested to submit their full papers timely otherwise they will not be included in the Proceedings.
Instructions for writing papers
Full papers should be in English and consist of the following sections: Abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion (or results and discussion) and references. The text should be typed on white plane paper with double spacing and on one side of the paper. It is preferable that the text is saved in Microsoft Word version or in rich text format. Two hard copies and a copy on CD should be submitted.
Authors are requested to submit the text of the manuscript in an electronic form ( in Microsoft Word) scicom@ arc-cprc.sd (email of conference)
Tables and figures have to be typed on separate sheets, numbered in the same order as mentioned in the text. Measurements units must be in the metric system.
Graphs and charts supplied in their original file format (Excel).. When figures are made in a spread sheet like excel enclose the file. The proceedings are printed in black and white; don’t use colours or coloured lines for your graphics, bars in graphics should be filled with a pattern instead of a colour.
Photographs and drawings should be in black and white and have good contrast. Alternatively, good-quality computer-generated photographs may be sent. If used, please send digital versions of your photographs. They have to be supplied in Jpg or Gif format. Each complete photograph should be placed in a separate file. Illustrations in colour cannot be accepted.
Figures and photograph captions should be numbered in separate series and referred to with Arabic numerals in the text as “Figure 1″, etc.. Figure legends should be self-explanatory and grouped together on a separate sheet. Subdivisions within figures should be labeled with lower-case letters, e.g. a, b and c, etc. and they should also be used in the figure captions and the text.
References are listed in alphabetical order with a sequence of author, year, title, reference and page numbers
Balmas, V., Delogu, G., Sposito, S., Rau, D. & Migheli, Q. (2006). Use of a complex of tebuconazole with beta-cyclodextrin for controlling foot and crown rot of durum wheat incited by Fusarium culmorum. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 54(2):480-484.
Singh, R. K. and Chaudhary, B. D. (1985). Biometrical Techniques in Plant Breeding Analysis. Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi.
To be sure you have all the necessary information on your paper submission you can always download this example to compare with.
You can download the provisional oral programme here: oral 2014 pdf
You can download the provisional poster programme here: posters_2013.pdf
MSU Extension is now offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars available to the public. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. No registration or fees are required.
This series of integrated pest management on-demand webinars have been created to help Michigan growers identify pest management resources and understand IPM basics. Viewers can earn up to four pesticide recertification credits.
The following webinars are currently available for viewing:
Introduction to Integrated Pest Management: Learn about the history of pest management, the evolution of IPM and the tenets that define implementation in the field.
Integrated Pest Management Resources: Learn about IPM resources available from Michigan State University and MSU Extension.
Entomology 101: In this compact session on insects, learn the vocabulary to help you properly identify insects and better understand the role of insects in the world.
Plant Pathology 101: This introductory webinar covers the basics of plant pathogens and introduces viewers to some popular control methods.
Soil Science 101: This webinar highlights the importance of soil characteristics and their potential impacts on agricultural producers.
Plant Science 101: Learn the basics of plant anatomy and physiology — particularly handy for those who struggle with weed identification.
Pesticides 101: An introduction to mode of action, pesticide resistance and factors that impact efficacy.
Insect Scouting in Fruit Crops: This primer offers a fruit-specific module on how insect scouting occurs in the real world.
Philippine Information Agency
The International Conference on Biodiversity and IPM: Working together for a sustainable future was hosted by Sam Ratulangi University, in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. This is one of first Conference to integrate biodiversity and IPM issues. Among the organizers and sponsors were the IPM Innovation Lab based in Virginia Tech, the USAID, Clemson University and the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS). North Sulawesi is uniquely situated between two continents and two oceans, the Indian and Pacific and the closely related to the Wallace line (link to ) named after the English naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace, the father of biogeography. With much of the marine biodiversity well maintained, Manado the capital, still a favorite destination of divers and naturalists.
Biodiversity is commonly associated with wildlife species conservation and in agriculture it is commonly associated with genetic diversity of germplasm. Yet in agriculturally managed ecosystems, the floral and faunal biodiversity is large and complex but yet often ignore. TheMillennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) convened by the United Nations in 2000 provides a useful framework to structure into ecosystems linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem services. The ecosystem services that are most pertinent to sustainable agriculture may be grouped into provisioning, regulating, supporting and benefits from cultural and aesthetics services.
There are hundreds of arthropod species in rice ecosystems and only a few are pests of economic importance. Most of the arthropod species are service providers to regulatory services, like pest /disease regulation, pest invasion resistance, pollination and soil formation through ecological functions such as predation, parasitization, decomposition and pollination (Heong, 2009).
The Conference was attended by more than 200 participants presenting 48 papers on IPM and biodiversity being used in pest management in estates, rice and horticultural crops. The governor of North Sulawesi, Dr Sinyo Harry Sarundajang opened the Conference followed by 3 keynote addresses: Dr Jan van Tol from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands spoke on “The biological exploration of northern Sulawesi by Alfred Russell Wallace (1823 – 1913) and the other 19th Century pioneers”, Dr K.L. Heong of IRRI spoke of the “Consequences of ecosystem breakdown induced by insecticide misuse in rice” and Dr Carlo Fadda of Bioversity International in Nairobi, Kenya presented “A risk minimizing argument for traditional crop varietal diversity use to reduce pest and disease damage in agricultural ecosystems”
In 2000 K. Kiritani published a paper proposing a new concept ‘Integrated biodiversity management (IBM)’, that will incorporate IPM and conservation objectives. This Conference thus marks the beginning of the IBM concept that can lead to improved management of pest, diseases and ecosystem services.
Heong, KL 2009. Are planthopper problems due to breakdown in ecosystem services? Pp 221 – 232. In Heong, K.L. and Hardy, B. (eds.) Planthoppers – New threats to the sustainability of intensive rice production systems in Asia. International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines (Click here for pdf) .
Kiritani, K. 2000. Integrated biodiversity management in paddy fields: shift of paradigm from IPM toward IBM. Integrated Pest Management Reviews 5: 175–183. (Click here for pdf)
NGAREMLEGUI STATE, PALAU. Dr. Aurora G. Del Rosario, Researcher/Extension Specialist, Palau Community College Research and Development Station.
For the past 20 years, research in Crop Protection proved to be a successful undertaking. Research culminated in the publication of two important books on crop protection.
The first publication written by Nelson Esguerra and Aurora Del Rosario is a 214-page book entitled “Economic Entomology in Micronesia” published by PCC-CRE and College of Micronesia in 2007. It showcases biological information on 84 major pests of crops in Micronesia which are described and augmented by 369 colored photographs of the damage and different life stages. Students in agricultural science as well as researchers and extension agents will find this book very useful.
The second book published by the COM Land Grant Program is entitled “Biological Control Introductions in the Freely Associated States of Micronesia”. It is a 136 –page document which covers the use of good insects to control pests of crops in the Freely Associated States of Micronesia from 1986 to 2009. Primarily, it involved introducing biological control agents in the Republic of Marshall Islands, the four island states of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau. Many of the introduced good insects reduced the target pests to non-damaging levels in these island nations. It also includes some biological control agents that remained in the islands and continuously controlled the pests despite releasing those 10-15 years ago. The authors are Nelson Esguerra, Aurora Del Rosario and Thomas Taro.