Events

Upcoming Events

American Phytopathological Society (APS) Annual Meeting: Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology
August 5-9, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Changing Landscapes of Plant Pathology highlights two factors that are and will continue to have a profound impact on the science and practice of plant pathology: new technologies and the next generation of plant pathologists who will employ them in their pursuit of solutions to plant health problems. The advent of faster and less expensive nucleic acid sequencing technologies has provided opportunities to answer questions not previously possible to answer.

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 
November 5-9, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, USA

12th Arab Congress of Plant Protection
November 5-9, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt

Hosted by 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. This congress is an opportunity for 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,  to present and exchange regional expertise of all aspects of plant protection, including recent developments related to integrated pest management strategies.

International IPM Symposium: Improving Health, Environment, and Global Sustainability
March 19-22, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The International IPM Symposium is your premier global event for professional development, networking with colleagues and leading scientists, and learning the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture, communities, and natural areas. In 2018, we will organize around an important theme, IPM: Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainability.

International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) 2018: Plant Health in A Global Economy
July 29 – August 3, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Leading experts from around the world will present the latest advances and innovations, celebrate progress, and set a vision for assuring plant health in a global economy. The vision of the Congress – An engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population – reflects the broad and unique position plant pathology holds within the international community of scientists.

First International Conference on Biological Control
September 27-29, 2018 in Bengaluru, India

Phase V Events

IPM Annual Technical Advisory Committee and Program Planning Committee Meetings
July 10-14, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

East Africa Vegetables IPM Planning Meeting
March 21-23, 2017 in Embu, Kenya

Exportable Fruit Crops in Vietnam Planning Meeting and Plant Virus Workshop
March 1-6, 2017 in Tien Gang, Vietnam

Asia Vegetable and Mango IPM Planning Meeting
January 23-February 4, 2017 in Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Nepal

International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment, and Impacts on Livelihood
January 10-12, 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal

The conference, led by the City University of New York and funded by the USAID IPM Innovation Lab, will focus on innovative approaches from the physical and social sciences to support economic development in mountain and low land South Asia, which faces serious climate hazards along with food, water, and soil management and environmental justice challenges. The conference will stress innovative applications of scientific and technical research to promote rural enterprise and broad-based improvements in health, nutrition, and living standards under the four themes of the conference; Climate Change, Water Resource Management, Agriculture and Livestock, and Gender and Livelihood. 

Sensitizing Workshop on Tuta absoluta: An Impending Threat to Tomato
December 5-6, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rice IPM in Cambodia Planning Meeting
December 1-2, 2016 in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Rice, Maize, and Chickpea IPM for East Africa Annual Review and Planning Meeting
November 2-4, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hokie BugFest
October 15th, 2016 at the Inn at Virginia Tech

Hokie BugFest is an annual fall festival celebrating the science of entomology — a function of the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology. The IPM Innovation Lab will participate in a room entirely devoted to integrated pest management.

International Congress of Entomology
September 25-30, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, USA

The International Congress of Entomology is expected to bring together the largest delegation of scientists and experts in the history of the discipline. It was allow scientists and students to interact with the world’s leading experts in many specialties to exchange ideas and build on their research.

The IPM Innovation Lab will participate in 11 paper presentations, as well as lead two symposia: Integrated Pest Management Components and Packages for Tropical Crops, and Global Spread and Management of the South American Tomato Leafminer, Tuta absoluta.

Sensitizing Workshop on Tuta absoluta: An Impending Threat to Tomato

September 5-7, 2016, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This workshop will educate participants from Cambodia and neighboring countries on the impending threat of Tuta absoluta and the importance of monitoring to prevent its invasion and spread.

Cambodia Nematode Survey
August 13-28, 2016 in Cambodia

IPM Innovation Lab Workshop on Diagnosis of Plant Virus Diseases
August 10-12, 2016, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The IPM Innovation Lab (IPM IL) will conduct a three day “Training on Diagnosis of Plant Virus Diseases” at the Plant Pathology Division of the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 10-12, 2016. The main objective of this workshop is to provide training on plant virus disease diagnosis and build the capacity of plant pathologists, extension personnel, and NGO personnel in virus disease diagnostics and management.

The American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting
July 30-August 3, 2016 in Tampa, Florida, USA

This meeting will discuss solving important plant health problems, talk about the latest discoveries in plant pathology, share research, search for solutions, and expand the plant pathology network. There will be scientific sessions, discussions, over 350 oral presentations, and more than 600 poster presentations.

 

Joint Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee and Program Coordinating Committee
July 7-8, 2016, in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Workshop on the production and use of Bio-control agent Trichoderma and plant growth-promoting Rhizobacteria
June 13-17, 2016, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The purpose of this workshop is to review current research on the selection, mode of action, delivery system, and mass production of bio-control agents, along with the establishment of a biopesticide lab and formulation development of biopesticides in agriculture and horticulture. Participants will discuss their IPM IL research activities related to the use of Trichoderma and PGPR as a component of IPM programs.

Planning Meeting for Exportable Fruit Crops IPM in Vietnam
April 25 – 26, 2016 in Vietnam

Planning Meeting for Development of Ecologically-based Participatory IPM packages for rice in Cambodia (EPIC)
April 28 – 29 in Cambodia

Planning Meeting for Grains IPM for East Africa 
March 29-31 in Kenya and Tanzania, April 7 – 8 in Ethiopia

Planning Meeting for Vegetable IPM for East Africa 
April 1 – 6 in Tanzania and Ethiopia

Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Symposium
March 23-24, 2016, at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

The Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Symposium is an international symposium that will bring together experts that study emerging plant diseases and their arthropod vectors. The event will include experts in genetics, biology, epidemiology, climate change, metadata analysis, geospatial analytics and global development policy. These experts will discuss new developments on emerging plant disease biology and discuss an expanding array of new technologies to gather, analyze, synthesize, and share knowledge about emerging infectious diseases of plants that affect global food security.

Workshop: Participatory Biodiversity and Climate Change Assessment for Integrated Pest Management in the Annapurna-Chitwan Landscape, Nepal
January 29, 2016 at 9:30am
Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur, Nepal

Vegetable Crops IPM for Asia Annual Planning Meeting
January 24-February 6, 2016, in Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Nepal

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January 24-29
January 25: Meeting with Claudius Bredehoeft, GIZ and Buyung Hadi of IPM IL Rice IPM for Cambodia Project; Meeting with iDE; InCompass Pest Control Research; Meeting with Mission; Meeting with Dennis Lesnick, HARVEST; Meeting with GDA
January 26: Planning Meeting at iDe, GDA, RUA, and others; Buyung Hadi and Short Heinrichs visit CARDI; Visit GDA for a meeting; Visit RUA

Siam Reap, Cambodia, January 28-29
January 28: Visit to Battambang

Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 29-February 2
January 30: Meeting with Professor Hoq and Yousuf Mian; Meeting with a student
January 31: Meeting with BARI scientists
February 1: Meeting with the Mission; Meeting with DAI; G.P. Das

Kathmandu, Nepal, February 2-February 6
February 2: Meeting at iDE
February 3: Meeting at iDE; Joint meeting with Climate Change and Biodiversity Project
February 4: Vegetable Crops IPM for Nepal Planning Meeting
February 5: Field Trip to Vegetable Farms

Partners Planning and Training Workshop: Biological Control of the Invasive Weed Parthenium hysterophorus in East Africa
December 13-20, 2015, in Ambo/Wollenchiti/Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Partners will join at the planning and training workshop to develop a detailed work plan to implement the Parthenium Project Objectives:

  1. Conduct training on culturing of bioagents under quarantine and field
  2. Discuss and develop a common protocol for the implementation of each objective
  3. Knowledge of methodology for parthenium survey, socio-economic and biodiversity impact data collection, biocontrol agent evaluation and pasture trials
  4. Familiarize project partners with IPM IL regulations, expectations, as well as monitoring and evaluation procedures.
  5. Develop strategies for result dissemination
  6. Knowledge of project reporting requirements and financial management

Entomological Society of America 2015 Meeting
November 15-18, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
The Entomological Society of America annual meeting is conducted in association with the annual meetings of the Soil Science Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, and Agronomy Society of America. At least 6,000 participants are expected.

The IPM Innovation Lab will present on“IPM for Tropical Crops” and “Implementation of IPM Packages for Vegetable Crops in the Developing Countries.”

International Conference of Eco-friendly Applied Biological Control of Agricultural Pests and Phytopathogens
October 19-22, 2015, in Cairo, Egypt
The Egyptian Society for Biological Control of Pests (ESBCP) will host scientists, researchers, academics, and those involved with the economic importance of Biological Control to present and exchange expertise on all regional aspects of Biological Control, including recent development related to the environment – friendly pest management strategies.

The IPM Innovation Lab will present a paper on IPM packages for tropical vegetable crops and will hold a workshop on Middle Eastern management of Tuta absoluta.

International Plant Protection Congress
August 24-27, 2015, in Berlin, Germany
The International Association for Plant Protection Sciences promotes an integrated and sustainable approach to plant protection worldwide, from research to practical application. The 18th annual congress will be held in late August.

August 24: Tuta absoluta, Presentation and Session
August 25: Tuta absoluta, Workshop
August 26: IPM Components and Packages for Tropical Vegetable Crops, Presentation
August 27: Food Security: The Role of Plant Protection, Workshop

The IPM Innovation Lab will conduct a workshop on “Management of the South American Tomato Leafminer, Tuta absoluta” on August 25, 2015 starting at 7.30 pm and lasting two to 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.

Sensitizing Workshop on Tuta absoluta: An Impending Threat to Tomato
July 23, 2015, in Morogoro, Tanzania
Sokoine University of Agriculture
This workshop will educate participants from southern Tanzania on the impending threat of Tuta absoluta and the importance of monitoring to prevent its invasion and spread.

Sensitizing Workshop on Tuta absoluta: An Impending Threat to Tomato
July 21, 2015, in Arusha, Tanzania
Tropical Pesticides Research Institute
This workshop will educate participants from northern Tanzania on the impending threat of Tuta absoluta and the importance of monitoring to prevent its invasion and spread.

Workshop on the Production and Use of the Biocontrol Agent Trichoderma
July 20-23, 2015, in Arusha, Tanzania
AVRDC Facilities
This workshop will review current research on the selection, development, mass production, mode of action, and use of biocontrol agents in agriculture.

Sensitizing Workshop of Tuta absoluta: An Impending Threat to Tomato
June 1, 2015, in Dhaka, Bangladesh
June 2, 2015, in Jessore, Bangladesh
These one-day workshops were conducted in association with the value chain project implemented by DAI to sensitize administrators and scientists in Bangladesh on the impending danger of a T. absoluta invasion.

Sensitizing Workshop on Tuta absoluta: An Impending Threat to Tomato
March 13, 2015, in Lalipur, Nepal
This workshop was convened to educate stakeholders regarding the impending threat of Tuta absoluta and the importance of monitoring to prevent its invasion and spread.

Phase IV Events

Central Asia Regional IPM Workshop: Building Ecologically-based IPM Programs for Food Security

Aug. 22-24, 2014, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
This workshop’s objective was to share the experiences of the Central Asia Regional Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research and Capacity Building Program of the USAID Innovation Lab with stakeholders from Tajikistan and other Central Asian countries.

Workshop on Invasive species
Aug. 13-15, 2014, in Tagaytay, the Philippines
Invasion of alien species has been accelerated by climate change, globalization, human mobility and adaptation. This workshop focused on reviewing alien invasive species in the tropics, their spread and impact, and methods to control them.

Fungal biopesticide workshop
July 28-30, 2014, in Bharatpur, Nepal
The purpose of this three-day workshop was to review current knowledge about fungal biocontrol and biopesticides. The workshop included demonstrations and practical exercises that provided valuable hands-on learning experiences.

Workshop on Biological control and management of Parthenium hysterophorus
July 14-17, 2014, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The purpose of this four-day workshop was to review the current status of this invasive weed and discuss management practices that can be used to abate its adverse impacts. The workshop brought together scientists working on Parthenium from Africa and other parts of the world who shared information on its biology and management.

National Stakeholders’ Symposium on Tuta Absoluta: Meeting the challenge of the tomato leaf miner
July 4, 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya
Tuta Absoluta, a particularly destructive pest, has invaded Kenya, and is causing widespread crop loss across the country. This symposium gathered international experts to discuss and share the most up-to-date information on Tuta absoluta control.

Workshop on The production and use of the biocontrol agent Trichoderma                     June 9-11, 2014, in Bharatpur, Nepal
The purpose of this workshop was to review current research on the selection, development, mass production, mode of action, and use of biocontrol agents in agriculture. Participants discussed their IPM Innovation Lab research activities related to the use of Trichoderma as a component of IPM programs.

Workshop on Seed-and-seedling-borne diseases of vegetables
June 2-8, 2014, in Hyderabad, India
The main purpose of this workshop was to present results over time from the IPM Innovation Lab research programs, the current status of seed-borne diseases, and the role of the seed supply chain in their management. As part of the workshop, participants  toured the National Institute of Plant Health Management and seed production facilities in Hyderabad.

Workshop on Invasive species identification and management in the tropicsWorkshop on Invasive species identification and management in the tropicsMay 12-15, 2014, in Dakar, Senegal
The main purpose of this workshop was to identify invasive species that are appearing in the tropics and to review current knowledge about managing them. The workshop also focused on Ralstonia solanacearum (bacterial wilt) in solanaceous vegetables, as well as the papaya mealybug. Activities included demonstrations and practical exercises in plant grafting and disease identification.

Workshop on Seed-borne Virus Diseases of Vegetable Crops
April 7-11, 2014, in Kathmandu, Nepal
Plant virologists and pathologists from the United States and Nepal presented  the latest findings on seed-borne vegetable diseases of vegetable crops. They reviewed the  status of the seed production and distribution chain as it relates to the management of virus diseases transmitted through seed.

Workshop on Tuta absoluta: Meeting the challenge of the tomato leafminer
Nov. 26-28, 2013, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The purpose of this three-day workshop was to review current knowledge about Tuta absoluta and its spread, as well as methods to control the pest. A visit to a lab and a tomato-growing region in Melkassa provided a valuable practical learning experience.