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7th International Symposium
Plant Protection and Plant Health in Europe

The “principle mode of action” of micro-organisms as agents between fertilization and plant protection

12th-13th March 2015 – Berlin, Germany


The symposium »Plant Protection and Plant Health in Europe« is organised jointly  by the German Phytomedical Society (DPG, http://www.phytomedizin.org), the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI, http://www.jki.bund.de) and the Division Phytomedicine of the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture of the Humboldt University of Berlin (www.huberlin.de).

The three-day symposium is held at the traditional building of the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Lentzeallee 55, 14195 Berlin (Dahlem), or at the Julius Kühn-Institute,  Berlin & Braunschweig, Germany.

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diamond back moth

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to inform that University of Agricultural Sciences – Bangalore, India in association with AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center (Taiwan) and Cornell University (USA) will be organizing the Seventh International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests during March 23-27, 2015 in Bangalore, India.

The website for Registration and other workshop related details is http://www.dbmworkshopindia.org/. The website will soon be updated with additional details.

I shall appreciate if you could share this information with your colleagues and the Graduate students in your organization.
Thanks for your attention, and looking forward to have your support and participation in this workshop.

With Regards,

Dr. R. Srinivasan PhD
Entomologist and Head of Entomology Group
AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center
60 Yi Ming Liao, Shanhua
Tainan 74151, Taiwan
Ph:+886 6 583 7801 Extn.426 (O); 812 (R)
Fax:+886 6 583 0009
E-mail: srini.ramasamy@worldveg.org
Website: http://www.avrdc.org

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DLG-Feldtage 2014 will show the latest farm machinery, crop protection, seeds and fertilizers in EU.

DLG-Feldtage 2014 is starting today in Germany. The event for agriculture and farm machinery will continue till 19-th of June. DLG-Feldtage 2014 will take place on the grounds of the International Crop Production Center (IPZ) in Bernburg-Strenzfeld (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany).

A total of 360 companies from the plant breeding sector and the fertilizer and plant protection agent industries as well as associations and institutions from 20 countries will be offering an attractive information programme which is unique in this form in Germany, dealing with all aspects of modern plant production.

“The number of exhibitors has reached a new high,” says DLG-Feldtage Project Manager Andreas Steul. “The figure is around 12 percent higher than two years ago.” He also welcomes the sharp increase in the number of international exhibitors. “This year, we will be able to welcome 70 international exhibitors compared with 42 in 2012. This means that DLG-Feldtage 2014 is more international than ever,” explains Steul. DLG is expecting over 20,000 farmers and agricultural experts from all over Germany and the surrounding countries to visit this top plant production event. The event venue is open for visitors from 9.00 h to 18.00 h on each of the three event days. A day ticket costs EUR 21.

DLG-Feldtage is considered to be the definitive innovation platform for modern plant production in Germany. The event centres on demonstrations of different varieties by plant breeding companies. Tried-and-tested and new varieties as well as seed of all market-relevant crop plants will be shown in the field. In addition, numerous companies, organizations and institutions will present further individual elements of plant production, for example fertilizing, plant protection and various cultivation techniques. An extensive range of products and services in the Tent Hall and on other Campus stands on the grass around the trial field guarantee a comprehensive and in this form unique information programme for visitors to DLG-Feldtage 2014. The event is a major support for farmers setting up their farms ready for the future so that they can meet the considerable challenges of sustainable production.

The extensive expert programme at DLG-Feldtage 2014 is rounded off with machinery demonstrations on every day of the event, the now-traditional European cropping comparisons for rape and wheat as well as information centres offered with partners from the academic community, consultancy services and industry on fertilizer quality, drones and remote sensor systems in agriculture as well as theme centres for topical issues in plant breeding, seed dressing and plant protection. A further highlight will be the International Field Robot Event which will take place as part of DLG-Feldtage 2014. In this competition, autonomous field robots developed by student teams from all over Europe will be competing against each other in various tasks.


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Zygogramma bicolorata, a Parthenium biocontrol agent in Ethiopia

See video, Taking aim at a bitter weed:    http://youtu.be/Ty4r4HPM08s

Addis Ababa – first 2 days
July 13 – July 15, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Nexus Hotel


Adama – second 2 days
July 15 – July 17, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Kereyu Hill Resort Hotel

The purpose of this four-day workshop is to review the current status of parthenium in the world and discuss management practices that can be used to abate its adverse impacts. The workshop will bring together scientists working on parthenium from Africa and other parts of the world to share information on the biology and management of this weed. The workshop is designed to facilitate collaboration among researchers both within Ethiopia and internationally.

The devastating invasive weed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus) is making an unwelcome advance in countries around the world from its birthplace in Central America. The scourge, known in Oromiffa, one of Ethiopia’s languages, as “faramsissa,” or “sign your land away,” has now spread to Africa, Asia, and Australia. In Africa, its reach extends from Ethiopia in the north to South Africa in the south. Wherever it goes, it reduces crop yield, adversely affects livestock production by taking over pastures and affecting the taste of cow’s milk, damages human health, and impinges on biodiversity. The Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab—a program funded by USAID and managed by Virginia Tech—has a project in Ethiopia led by Virginia State University that has been developing control practices to abate these adverse impacts. This project has evaluated the host range of two bioagents that control the weed, conducted a detailed survey of parthenium in eastern and southern Africa, and trained several individuals on biological control. Workshop participants will visit a bioagent rearing site, witness the release of bioagents that control parthenium, Zygogramma and Listronotus, and visit farms affected by this weed.

Workshop sponsors: USAID, IPM Innovation Lab at Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, IAPPS, EIAR, ARC-LNR, Alemaya University.


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XXV International Congress of Entomology
Orlando, Florida, USA
September 25-30


Organize a Symposium for ICE 2016
Plan early to be a part of ICE 2016, which will be an exciting and historic event.

Symposia submissions are now open on the new ICE 2016 Website – http://www.ice2016orlando.org

Organize a symposium around your research and share it with this important global audience. Gain exposure for your work and build your worldwide network.

Symposia for ICE 2016 will be 2-4 hours in length and will feature 15-minute presentations related to the symposium topic based on 30 identified scientific sections. The deadline for submissions is March 2, 2015.

Note that Entomological Society of America’s (ESA) 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with ICE 2016 and all symposia will be combined in this one event. There will not be a separate submission process for the 2016 ESA Annual Meeting.

ICE 2016 will take place from September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Learn more about submitting for ICE 2016.

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