Upcoming Events

October 1-4, 1998
Association of Natural Bio-control Producers Annual Conference: "Biocontrol for the New Millenium"
Sunspree Resort, Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona

This conference will focus on how can production biocontrol best access existing USDA and other research developments and techniques?; how can ANBP influence USDA/ARS and other research; and the effect on biocontrol of the recently passed Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). There will be local site visits (and discussion) at the USDA/APHIS Pink Bollworm Mass Production Lab and the USDA/ARS Beneficial Insect Research Lab, featuring an ELISA method for in-field quality assurance, as well as a special hands-on workshop (extra cost) by UC Riverside on "Identification of Trichogramma" and "Trichogramma Slide Preparation." The ANBP Conference package includes three nights lodging, some meals, and other events. The cost is $550.00 until September 1, then $600.00. At the door, the fee will be $650.00.

For more information, the agenda and registration forms, please contact Conference Chair Bill Currie, PO Box 12469, Prescott AZ 86304, Phone 520-776-7782; Fax 520-776-7765.

November 8-12, 1998
American Phytopathological Society and Entomological Society of America Joint Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada

Presented papers and posters on reasearch in biological control and many other areas of entomology and plant pathology.

Includes an informal conference on "The Role of Extension in Implementing Biological Control in IPM Programs: Perspectives from Entomology and Plant Pathology." Speakers will discuss the concept of biological control in the two disciplines, the research/extension interface, and provide examples of successful programs.

For more information from APS contact: J.M. Schimml, APS, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121-2097; Phone: (612) 454-7250; Fax: (612) 454-0766; or e-mail: ZZZ6882@vz.cis.umn.edu

For more information from ESA contact: ESA National Office, 9301 Annapolis Rd, Suite 3000, Lanham, MD 20706-3115; phone (301) 731-4535; fax (301) 731-4538e-mail: esa@entsoc.org; or the ESA website.

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