IPM CRSP International Virology Workshop
The IPM CRSP International Virology workshop will be held at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore, India, July 10–13, 2012. For a draft program for the workshop, click here: Workshop – Management of Insect-transmitted Virus Diseases in Vegetables in the Tropics and Sub-Tropics.
A forthcoming international virology workshop/symposium will not only assess the
critical status of Research and Management of Insect-transmitted Virus Diseases in
Vegetables in the Tropics and Subtropics, it is also anticipated to lead to a plan for
formalized future collaboration in plant virology across the targeted region, according
to participating scientists.
The event, co-sponsored by the IPM Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM
CRSP) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, is scheduled for
10-13 July 2012, at Tamil Nadu Agricultural Univ., Coimbatore, INDIA.
Plant virologists and entomologists from the USA and INDIA will lead discussions
of the current status of research, education, and extension relevant to the management
of virus diseases. Collaborators and scientists from developing countries partnering with
the IPM CRSP (in Asia, Africa, and Latin America) will also participate in the event’s
symposium phase. Attention will focus on emerging and re-emerging viral diseases,
especially those of vegetable crops produced in IPM CRSP host nations.
A primary thrust will be to establish a coordinated program for identifying and man- aging virus diseases affecting cucurbits, eggplant, okra, pepper, and tomato, the program’s
organizers noted. A draft agenda for the meeting is available at the IPM CRSP website,
see http://tinyurl.com/7cpw35g. -> E.G. Rajotte, Co-organizer, 508 Ag Sciences, Penn
State Univ., University Park, PA 16802, USA. EGRajotte@psu.edu. Voice: 1-814-863-4641.
–excerpted, with thanks, from IPM CRSP information.