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First Announcement:

The Malaysian Plant Protection Society (MAPPS) is pleased to organize the 9th International Conference on Plant Protection in the Tropics (9th ICPPT) from August 3 – 5, 2016, at Hilton Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia with the theme “Healthy Crops for a Healthy World”

The conference will focus on developments in the science of plant protection and discuss challenges faced by researchers, practitioners and consumers on problems related to plant protection. The programme will accommodate a keynote address with two plenary papers, concurrent oral sessions and poster presentations.

The conference will cover the following subjects:

  • Plant Pathology
  • Entomology
  • Biocontrol and Biopesticide
  • Biosecurity and Invasive species
  • Biotechnology and Diagnostic Advancement
  • Epidemiology and Modelling
  • Good Agriculture Practices
  • Pesticide Science
  • Pest Management
  • Pesticide Application Technology
  • Urban Pest Management
  • Vertebrate Pests
  • Weed Science

For more information:

Download the first announcement PDF full brochure (revised) for details on conference fee and payment information.

Online registration

Online registration is available HERE or at the following URL:
http://mapps.org.my/9th-icppt-registration

Submission of extended abstracts

Extended abstracts submissions are for oral or poster presentations. Submission deadline is April 30, 2016. Please send us your abstract, together with information on the presenting author, as an attachment per e-mail before the deadline.

More detailed information will be provided in a second announcement later this year (December). In addition, updates will be regularly posted on the MAPPS website.

Important deadlines

  1. Extended abstracts due : April 30, 2016.
  2. Early bird payment due : April 30, 2016.
  3. Regular payment due : June 30, 2016.

Payment Information

Below are the details for the payment instructions. Direct bank transfers in RM/USD should be routed to:

Account name: 9th ICPPT
Bank name: Maybank
Account no.: 012147500839
Swift code: MBBEMYKL

Students should provide a valid proof of current student status. Delegates will receive a receipt after payment is successfully received

Updates

Contact information

Dr. Siti Izera Ismail
Secretary of 9th ICPPT
Department of Plant Protection, Block E,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan,
MALAYSIA.
Phone:
Fax : +603 8938 1014
E-mail: 9thicppt@gmail.com

 

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Orlando Florida, USA/ September 25-30, 2016

Pest Integrated Management and Sustainable Agriculture Section
Session title: Integrated Pest Management Components and Packages for Tropical Crops
Organizers: Rangaswamy Muniappan and E. A. Heinrichs
Session date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Session Time: 1:30PM – 5:00 PM

Session schedule:
1:30 – 1:45: The role of IPM in USAID’s feed the Future Initiative – J. Bowman

1:45—2:00: Integrated Pest management of chickpea Leaf miner, Liriomyza cicerina (Rondani) . L. Ali, M. El Bouhssini and A. Sabraoui

2:00—2:15 Integrated Pest Management Strategy of Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier in the Near East and North African Region. S. AlDobai and J. R. Faleiro

2:15 – 2:30: Towards development of a parasitoid cottage industry in the Sahel for biological control of the millet head miner . N. M. BA, L. Baoua, A. Kabore, L. Amadou, L. Karimoune, H. Salha, L. C. Dabire, R. R. Muniappan and G. Norton

2:30—2:45 Management of Eriophyes dimocarpi on Longan in Vietnam using safe and biological approaches . T. T. M. Hanh, N. T. K. Thoa, and N. V. Hoa

2:45—3:00 An integrated pest management (IPM) strategy to manage bean pod borer (Maruca vitrata) on yard-long bean in Southeast Asia . S. Yule, R. Srinivasan, Vu Hai, and K. Soukhavong

3:00—3:15 Break

3:15—3:30 Biological control: a non-obvious option for managing insect pests in cowpea. R. Srinivasan, E. Dannon, B. Datinon, J. Toffa, D. Arodokoun, B. R. Pittendrigh, and M. Tamo

3:30—3:45 IPM as a strategic approach for management of virus diseases in vegetable crops in the tropics . N. Rayapati

3:45—4:00 Pest management in rain fed crops in the semi-arid tropics: Prospects and problems . S. Vashisth, J. Jagdish, and H. C. Sharma

4:00—4:15 Reducing insect pest vulnerabilities in rice value chain using ecologically-based IPM strategy.  B. Hadi, J. L. Catindig, S. Villareal, and C. P. F. Garcia

4:15 – 4:30 The Integrated Pest Management Program for Cotton in Egypt . A. H. El-Heneidy

4:30 – 4:45: Development and dissemination of vegetable integrated pest management (IPM) practices and packages in Nepal . S. Paudel, R. R. Muniappan, and E. G. Rajotte

4:45 – 5:00 Discussion

 

Late Breaking Symposium Section
Session title: Global Spread and Management of the South American Tomato Leafminer, Tuta absoluta
Organizers: E. A. Heinrichs and Amer Fayad
Session date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Session Time: 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Goals:To present information on the expanding geographical distribution of T. absoluta, modeling its potential to spread globally, and available management options and to recruit additional members to the “International Tuta absoluta Working Group.”

Session schedule:
09:15 – 09:30: Tuta absoluta programs in IPM Innovation Lab – E. A. Heinrichs and R. Muniappan

09:30 – 09:45: Biology and and worldwide spread of T. absoluta – Antonio Biondia, Nicolas Desneux

09.45 – 10.00: Monitoring spread of T. absoluta using a multi-layered network based modeling framework – Abhijin Adiga

10:00 – 10:15: The role of human mobility and infrastructures in pest and disease modeling
– Madhav Marathe

10.15 – 10.30: Status of current and proposed regulatory responses by USDA/APHIS to the threat of tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta Meyrick) invasion into the United States – Joseph Vorgetts, Julieta Brambila, Devaiah A. Muruvanda, Amy L. Roda

10:30 – 10.45: Tuta absoluta in Afghanistan and Central Asia– Harry Bottenberg

10.45 – 11.00: Occurrence of South American tomato moth, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in India – R. Asokan, V. Sridhar, Y. G. Prasad, S. Venugopalan

11:00 – 11.15: Tuta absoluta challenge and management in the Near East and North Africa Region – Shoki Al-Dhobi, Homam Bekheet Homam

11:15 – 11.30: Invasion of the tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta in West Africa: spatial dynamics, ecological niche and potential for biological control –Serigne Sylla, Karamoko Diarra, Thierry Brevault

11:30 – 11:45: Management of T. absoluta – Shakir Al-Zaidi

11:45 – 12:00: Discussion and recommendations

 

 

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Workshop Announcement Pre-registration Call for Abstracts:

Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2016, 17:02

19-22 April 2016, Bari, Italy

1. Background

The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa is a devastating pathogen which affects more than 300 plant hosts belonging to crop, ornamental, forestry and natural vegetation species. Among them Citrus, grapes, almonds and olive are of main importance in the Near East and North Africa region.

Following the outbreaks of X. fastidiosa associated to the olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS) in Apulia (Italy), the National Plant Protections Organizations of the North-African and Near East countries have strongly expressed their concern and the need to get further information and training on Xylella fastidosa and the quick decline syndrome of olive to be able to prevent the introduction and spread of this pest.

As a result, a first workshop is organized to share updated information on the syndrome and train NPPOs on Xylella fastidiosa and relatedvectors, and on aspects as surveillance, diagnostic and control methods.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) as well as the Near-East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO), the European Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (MAIB) and the CIHEAM-IAM Bari and Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR) – Bari are joining forces to organize a workshop to share updated information on the disease and train NPPOs on this pathogen and relative vectors, and on surveillance, diagnostic and control methods.

2. Organization of the Workshop

Organizers: FAO (Near East and North Africa Regional Office), the IPPC as well as NEPPO, EPPO, CIHEAM-IAM Bari and CNR-Bari are joining forces to organize this workshop.

Location: The workshop will be held at the CIHEAM facilities in Bari. Participants will be able to see the symptoms and impacts of this bacterium in the field, and to be trained on surveillance (quick decline syndrome and vectors), diagnostic methods and control measures.

Target audience: NPPO staff and researchers specifically working on X. fastidiosa and the quick decline syndrome of olive. About 60 participants are expected from all over the Mediterranean basin.

3. Tentative programme of the workshop

Tuesday 19th of April Morning

Session 1: Opening; general presentations on the pathogen and relative vectors and disease impact; the Apulian outbreak; the state of the research.

Afternoon

Session 2: PRAs and existing projects (EUPHRESCO, FAO, etc.)

Wednesday 20th of April

Morning

Session 3: Legal aspects, presentation of the EC legislation, presentation of other countries legislations and implications for trade. Discussion on contingency measures with experts.

Afternoon

Session 4: Surveillance and control methods.

Thursday 21st of April

Field trip dedicated to field observations and sampling procedures.

Friday 22nd of April

Morning

Demonstration of diagnostic assays

Afternoon

Session 5: Communication aspects on Xylella fastidiosa and the Olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS), as well as on pests in general.

There is no registration fee but participants will cover their meals and transportation while on the spot.

Pre-registration are open until the 31st of March. To register please click here.

Call for abstracts is open until the 15th of March. To submit an abstract please click here.

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Arab Society for Plant Protection (ASPP)
in collaboration with Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Egypt Announcement

12th Arab Congress of Plant Protection
ACPP 2017
5–9 November, 2017
CAIRO – EGYPT

“Towards Future Secure Agricultural Production”

ASPP-LogoACPP 2017

Welcome to the 12th International Arab Congress of Plant Protection
5 – 9 November, 2017
Cairo – Egypt
Invitation
The Arab Society for Plant Protection (ASPP) in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt, represented by the Plant Protection Research Institute and the Plant Pathology Research Institute, has the pleasure to welcome and invite scientists, researchers, academicians, and those who are involved with various aspects of the field of plant protection of pests from government agencies, universities, research and extension institutions, and international agencies to present and exchange regional expertise of all aspects of plant protection, including recent developments related to integrated pest management strategies.

Congress Topics

1. Economic insect and animal pests
2. Integrated management of Phytopathogens
3. Etiology and epidemiology of plant diseases
4. Natural enemies and their role in pest management
5. Post-harvest pests
6. Effect of environmental changes on insect pests, plant pathogens and natural enemies
7. Date palm pests
8. Bio-pesticides
9. Nano-technology for pests and Plant diseases control
10. Safe use of agrochemicals
11. Quarantine regulations and phytosanitary measures
12. Integrated pest management
13. Genetic engineering and pest control
14. Integrated control of weeds
15. Apiculture and Sericulture

Congress Language

Arabic (Official) for papers presentation and English for symposia presentations.

Important Dates

Registration 30th January, 2016
Last date for submission of abstracts 1st November, 2016
Second Announcement with accommodation and other details 1st January 2017
Announcement regarding acceptance of abstracts 1st February, 2017
Last date for full paper submission (optional) 30th April, 2017
Last date for submitting accommodation request (hotels) 30th September, 2017

Contacts
ACPP2017 Secretariat: Please contact us if you have any question or suggestion via:
Post Address: 7 Nadi El-Said Street, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
E-mail: acpp2017@arc.sci.eg Phone/ Fax: +202-33372193
Mobile: +201274998314

Congress Board
Prof. Dr. Abdel Monem El-Banna Congress Chairman
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim H. Al-Abassi CongressVice-chairman
Prof. Dr. Mortada A. Essa Congress Manager
Prof. Dr. Mohamed E. El-Zemaity President of ASPP
Registration Form

12th Arab Congress of Plant Protection (ACPP 2017)
5–9 November, 2017
Cairo – Egypt
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Registration Guidelines:
• On-line registration by uploading the registration form through the congress website [Under establishment] is recommended.
• Registration can also be submitted directly by hand or as an attachment via e-mail to the congress secretariat: acpp2017@arc.sci.eg

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12th Arab Congress of Plant Protection
5-9 November, 2017
Cairo, Egypt
Contact: 12th ACPP Secretariat
Email acpp2017@arc.sci.eg
Phone +202-3748616
Website: http://www.acpp2017.arc.eg

Many thanks.
Khaled
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Khaled M. Makkouk
Advisor for Agriculture and Environment
National Council for scientific Research (CNRS)
P. O. Box 11-8281
Riad El-Solh 1107 2260, Beirut, LEBANON
Telephone: 01-840260 ext. 414
Mobile: 03-942081
Fax: 01-822639
E-mail: khaled.makkouk@cnrs.edu.lb
Website: www.cnrs.edu.lb

 

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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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