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Knowledge Sharing: A Key for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity

6-9 September 2015/ Rehovot, Israel

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 2nd Pears Foundation Alumni Symposium in Plant Sciences, entitled “Knowledge Sharing – A Key for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity”. The Symposium will take place at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment in Rehovot, Israel, from September 7-9, 2015.

Sustaining food production for the rapidly increasing world population under diminishing resources is a major challenge facing global agriculture. While certain countries, such as Israel, managed to adopt modern agro-technologies and considerably increase their crop production over the last half a century, other countries are still lagging behind in this respect. Closing this gap by promoting agricultural practices in least-developed countries is among the most promising strategies to enhance crop production and food security where it is most needed.

Pears Foundation of London, UK, works to create meaningful social change and inspire people to support their communities. Pears Foundation provides scholarships for students from developing countries to acquire postgraduate (MSc) degrees in public health and agriculture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

This international symposium aims to bring alumni in Plant Sciences and other young professionals, together with Israeli and worldwide experts to exchange ideas on knowledge transfer and agricultural development. In so doing, the symposium will equip these young professionals with a complementary toolbox of knowledge transfer and enhance their capacity to foster development and adoption of advanced agro-technologies for the well-being of the rural communities in their countries, and contribute to global food security.

The symposium will consist of keynote lectures, case study presentations, panel discussions and a field trip.

Any participant who is interested in the topic is welcome to pre-register and attend.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Rehovot!

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Shuki Saranga
Head of the Organizing Committee

Ronnie Katzir
International M.Sc. Programs Coordinator

For more information see: http://pearsworkshop.agri.huji.ac.il/symposium2015/index.php

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Knowledge Sharing: A Key for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity / Rehovot, Israel, 6-9 September, 2015

Dear Sir / Madam,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 2nd Pears Foundation Alumni Symposium in Plant Sciences, entitled “Knowledge Sharing – A Key for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity”. The Symposium will take place at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment in Rehovot, Israel, from September 7-9, 2015.

Sustaining food production for the rapidly increasing world population under diminishing resources is a major challenge facing global agriculture. While certain countries, such as Israel, managed to adopt modern agro-technologies and considerably increase their crop production over the last half a century, other countries are still lagging behind in this respect. Closing this gap by promoting agricultural practices in least-developed countries is among the most promising strategies to enhance crop production and food security where it is most needed.

Pears Foundation of London, UK, works to create meaningful social change and inspire people to support their communities. Pears Foundation provides scholarships for students from developing countries to acquire postgraduate (MSc) degrees in public health and agriculture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

This international symposium aims to bring alumni in Plant Sciences and other young professionals, together with Israeli and worldwide experts to exchange ideas on knowledge transfer and agricultural development. In so doing, the symposium will equip these young professionals with a complementary toolbox of knowledge transfer and enhance their capacity to foster development and adoption of advanced agro-technologies for the well-being of the rural communities in their countries, and contribute to global food security.

The symposium will consist of keynote lectures, case study presentations, panel discussions and a field trip.

Any participant who is interested in the topic is welcome to pre-register and attend.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Rehovot!

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Shuki Saranga
Head of the Organizing Committee

Ronnie Katzir
International M.Sc. Programs Coordinator

For more information see: http://pearsworkshop.agri.huji.ac.il/symposium2015/index.php

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The 18th International Plant Protection Congress will be held in Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015. In this congress, there will be a workshop on “Management of the South American Tomato Leafminer, Tuta absoluta” on August 25, 2015 starting at 7.30 pm and lasting three hours.
This workshop will review the biology, spread, damage, monitoring and the control tactics including regulatory, physical, cultural, chemical and biological methods. There will be a discussion on current Tuta absoluta projects worldwide and the possible initiation of national, regional and global projects for the management of T. absoluta and the current and potential role of donor agencies.

For information contact:

Prof. Rangaswamy Muniappan
IAPPS Coordinator
Region XIII: North America

rmuni@vt.edu

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This report presents the conclusions and recommendations from the ‘Sensitizing workshop on Tuta absoluta: An impending threat to tomato production”, held in Lalitpur on March 13. Purpose of this workshop was to educate stakeholders regarding the impending threat of Tuta absoluta and the importance of monitoring to prevent its invasion and spread.
Tomato is the most important vegetable crop in Nepal. The tomato leafminer, a native of South America, was accidentally introduced in to Spain in 2006. Since then it has invaded to other European, North African, and Mediterranean countries. Now that it has just been reported in India, there are no natural barriers to its spread into Nepal. It is a devastating pest of tomato, and if no control measures are taken, it will likely cause up to 80-100% yield losses. The exceptional speed and extent to which it has invaded several countries in Europe, Asia and North Africa leads us to believe that it will soon invade Nepal. Tomato is the preferred host even though it can develop on other solanaceous host plants such as eggplant, potato, pepper, tobacco, nightshade, and Jimson weed.
The workshop was hosted by the International Development Enterprises (iDE Nepal) funded through the Feed the Future Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab. The program was chaired by Dr. Min Nath Poudyal, Planning Director, Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC). Forty seven participants attended, including major scientists and experts from different organizations e.g. DoA, NARC, University professors, private companies, USAID representative and other related stakeholders. The list of workshop participants is attached in the Annex. Dr. Muni Muniappan gave a key note speech on Tuta absoluta- its biology, plants affected by it, its geographical distribution, and its economic impact; monitoring and control methods; and the detection, and management of recent outbreaks.

 

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Link to the Tuta absoluta workshop flyer: http://www.oired.vt.edu/ipmil/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Report-Tuta-absoluta-Workshop.pdf

Reported by: SULAV PAUDEL | IPM Program Coordinator | iDE Nepal
PO Box: 2674, Kathmandu, Nepal
Office: 00977-01-5520943 (Ext: 207) Cell: 9857011122
spaudel@idenepal.org | sulavpaudel111@gmail.com

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2011_09_23_Ankuendigungsflyer_IPPC2015_web_version2_Page_1XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress
24-27 August 2015
BERLIN

Dear colleagues,
We are happy to inform you that about 1,000 abstracts have successfully been submitted for the XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC) 2015. Despite this great interest and due to numerous requests for an extension, we are pleased to prolong the abstract deadline to 8 February, 2015 (23:55 hrs, GMT +1).
Please click here to submit your abstract online.
Please note that no adaption of your abstract is possible after the abstract deadline has expired.
All abstract authors will be notified about their type of presentation after the reviewing process has been finished; approximately by the end of April.
Please note that in case your abstract has neither been accepted as oral or poster presentation and therefore you are not able to attend the conference, we will fully reimburse your registration fee.

If you have any further questions regarding the congress, please contact the organizing agency Conventus via phone +49 3641 31 16-374 or email ippc@conventus.de.

I am looking forward to your active support and to welcoming you in Berlin!

With best regards,

Falko Feldmann
Congress managing director

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THE KAZAKH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
FOR PLANT PROTECTION AND QUARANTINE

International Scientific Conference
“Innovative and environmentally friendly technologies in plant protection”
24-25 September, Almaty, Kazakhstan

INFORMATION LETTER

Dear Colleagues!

The Kazakh Research Institute for Plant Protection and Quarantine (KRIPPQ) cordially invites you to participate at the International Scientific Conference “Innovative and environmentally friendly technologies in plant protection”, which will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 24-25, 2015.
The conference will address the issues and potential challenges of the environmentally sound technologies in the field of plant protection.
The conference will be organized in the format of plenary, panel and poster sessions, and exhibition about the latest research achievements and ecologically benign technologies in the area of plant protection and quarantine.
The working languages of the conference will be the Kazakh, English and Russian.

Relevant information

Deadline for the submission of articles, posters and information about exhibition materials is the May 30, 2015. Organizing committee reserves the rights do not include to the conference program those materials that are irrelevant to the conference topic.
The participation fee is US$100 that includes rent of facilities and equipment, conference package with compendium of articles, airport transfer, coffee breaks and gala-dinner. Money can be paid by cash at registration desk or in advance by bank transfer.
For those, who are willing only to publish their articles in the conference compendium without actual participation the fee is US$30. Then money must be paid in advance by bank transfer before commencement of the conference.
Inquiries for application, article/poster submission and other information related to participation at the conference should be sent to email: biocontrol.kz@gmail.com.

Contact phone numbers for only English speaking participants:
+7.702.0001088
+7.705.9940960

Dr. Kazbek Toleubayev
Head of Department for Biological Pest Control
The Kazakh Research Institute for Plant Protection and Quarantine
mob. phone +7.705.9940960

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Conference travel report submitted by Dr. Deena Errampalli, President, Canadian Phytopathological Society. E-mail:Deena.errampalli@agr.gc.ca

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Over 1,500 delegates from 45 countries attended the symposia, workshops, 4 plenary lectures and 35 technical sessions on the management and control of diseases of crops at the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) joint meeting in Minneapolis, MN, USA from August 10-13, 2014. Seventy delegates from Canada attended the meeting. Rick Bennett, the APS President–Elect and the APS Annual Meetings Program Chair, and Deena Errampalli, CPS President-Elect and the CPS Programs Chair were members of the APS-CPS joint meeting program planning committee. The theme of the meeting was “Plant Health Connections.”

Errampalli was invited to the 2014 APS Presidential Meeting of Plant Pathology Organizations and APS International Society Relations Committee (ISRC), where she met with presidents or representatives of plant pathology societies from Australasia, China, International society, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Mexico, South Africa and USA. They discussed the issues that are important each of the societies and how to develop ways to foster collaborations among the sister societies of plant pathology. Errampalli believes that it is an important initiative.

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Representatives from plant pathology societies from Australasia, Canada,
Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Brazil and USA.

One of the plenary lectures was the Glenn Anderson Lectureship Award on security of world food supply (http://phytopath.ca/glenn_anderson.shtml). Dr. Jennifer Thomson (http://web.uct.ac.za/org/sawise/RoleModels/rolethomson.htm) of the University of Cape Town in South Africa presented the lecture and her lecture entitled “Genetically Modified Crops for Africa: Healthy Plants and Healthy Bodies” was well received. The CPS and APS jointly sponsored the lecture.

Errampalli organized the lecture and gave an introduction to GA lecture at the plenary session on August 11, 2014. APS and CPS members participated as co-moderators of technical sessions, organizers of workshops, and contributed to technical sessions by presenting talks and posters. One of the advantages of joint meetings is opportunities for networking with colleagues from both societies to develop new collaboration, and hope many did just that. It was a busy meeting for Errampalli as the Incoming President; in addition to attending meetings of the CPS Financial Advisory Committee, Outgoing Board, Incoming Board, Special Members and Annual members meetings, she was invited to participate in some of APS committee meetings. Also, Errampalli presented two posters and moderated a session. Deena was honoured to present a talk on ‘how to be a successful professional’ to more than 50 graduate students at the First Timers Session (by invitation only). Interestingly, this was her 30th anniversary of home coming to APS, as she joined the society as a graduate student (Oklahoma State University) and attended the APS meeting as a first timer in 1984. Deena said, “it was my turn to give back and I was happy to do so”.

EFPP conf award winners

The CPS honoured scientists who have made important contributions to plant pathology in Canada: Dr. Denis Gaudet of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge was the recipient of the award of CPS Fellow and his award will be presented at the 2015 awards ceremony. The award for Outstanding Research was received by Dr. Richard Belanger, Université Laval, Québec. Dr. Zie Feng, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Edmonton received the Outstanding Young Scientist Award. The award of Achievements in Plant Disease Management award was received by the Club Root Mitigation Team, comprised of Stephen Strelkov, Gary Peng, Sheau-Fang Hwang, Bruce Gossen, Mary Ruth McDonald, Ron Howard, and Clint Jurke. Graduate student travel awards, scholarships to several graduate students of plant pathology were presented. Congratulations to all!

The conference concluded with the final night celebration of good food, fellowship, networking and dancing with the APS, CPS and international plant pathologists. A group of CPS and APS members have literally organized a CPS-APS joint lecture initiative for 2015 at this party, which shows net-working and face to face meetings work beautifully!

Dr. Deena Errampalli took office of the President of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) on August 10, 2014 at the APS-CPS joint meeting in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Deena has served as Vice President (2012-13) and President Elect (2013-14) and she will serve as President for one year (2014-15). Deena has been a member of APS since 1984 and CPS since 1992 and has served as the Secretary of the CPS Executive Board from 2003-2007. Since 2007, she has been the Section Editor of Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, a journal of CPS.

The Canadian Phytopathological Society Inc. (CPS), founded in 1929, is a professional organization dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge of plant pathology in Canada and throughout the world. The objective of CPS is to encourage and support research and education in plant pathology, to promote public awareness of the importance of plant diseases and of the socio-economic benefits of controlling them, and to act as a forum for discussion of policies and strategies affecting all aspects of research and education in plant pathology in Canada. The current membership of CPS is 300 and the society publishes peer- reviewed journal, Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. In addition, CPS publishes books, Diseases of field crops and Diseases of pests of vegetable crops in Canada. CPS holds annual scientific meetings in Canada and meets with APS once in every 5-8 years and with Plant Canada once in every 4 years. More information can be found at http://phytopath.ca/

 

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