Upcoming Events

November 13-14, 2000
Association of Natural Boicontrol Producers 2000 Conference
Oxnard, California

"The 2000 Edge: Meeting Expectations With Biocontrol" is the theme of the Association of Natural Bio-control Producers (ANBP) 2000 Conference. Conference focus is on emerging research, innovations and strategies for the biological control production and distribution industry. Featured are sessions on Cooperative Extension biocontrol development models, grantsmanship, urban pest management, innovations in release technology, how to make decisions,opportunities and impacts created by regulations.

The Conference will be preceded by meetings of the ASTM Standards Development Committee on November 10-11. The ANBP Annual Meeting will be during the morning of November 14.

A special feature is a local field tour of Ventura County’s famous and diversified agriculture and growers actively using biological controls. Social events include a welcoming reception the evening of November 11 and a BBQ dinner and wine tasting at a local winery.

To receive a conference brochure and application, contact ANBP's Maclay Burt at Phone/Fax (714) 544-8295.

December 3-7, 2000
Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, the Entomological Society of Canada and La Société d'Entomologie due Québec
Montréal, Canada

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in biological control and many other areas of entomology. For more information contact Judy Miller, ESA, at (301) 731-4535 ext. 3022 or visit ESA's meeting website.

December 11-14, 2000
Annual Meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society
Kansas City, Missouri

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of weed control, including some biological control. For more information, including the complete program and registration, see their website.

January 2-5, 2001
Annual Meeting of the North Eastern Weed Science Society
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of weed control, including some biological control. For more information see their meeting website.

January 22-24, 2001
Annual Meeting of the Southern Weed Science Society
Biloxi, Mississippi

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of weed control, including some biological control. For more information see their meeting website.

February 11-14, 2001
Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America
Greensboro, North Carolina

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of weed control, including some biological control. For more information see the WSSA website.

February 26-28, 2001
Meeting of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America
San Antonio, Texas

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of entomology, including some biological control. For more information contact Noel Troxclair at (830) 278-9151.

March 4-7, 2001
Meeting of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of entomology, including some biological control. For more information contact William Gimpel at (410) 841-5920.

March 4-7, 2001
Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America
Augusta, Georgia

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of entomology, including some biological control. For more information contact David Riley at (912) 386-3374.

March 13-15, 2001
Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of weed control, including some biological control. For more information see their meeting website.

March 25-28, 2001
Meeting of the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America
Fort Collins, Colorado

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of entomology, including some biological control. For more information contact Louis B. Bjostad at (303) 491-5987.
E-mail: lbjostad@lamar.colostate.edu

June 24-27, 2001
Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America
Park City, Utah

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of entomology, including some biological control. For more information see the ESA website.

August 2-5, 2001
The Practice of Biological Control: Importation and Management of Natural Enemies in the New Millennium
Bozeman, Montana

This symposium-consisting of keynote speakers followed by paper presentations, with afternoon poster sessions and small discussion groups-will develop a list of objectives to enhance the practice of biological control in the 21st century and publish a proceedings. For more information contact Tim Kring at (501) 575-3186 or visit the official symposium website for additional information and online registration.

August 25-29, 2001
Joint Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Mycological Society of America and the Society of Nematologists
Salt Lake City, Utah

Presented papers and posters, and symposia on research in many areas of plant disease control, including some biological control. For more information see the APS meeting website.

September 17-21, 2001
First International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods
Honolulu, HI

This is the first meeting (to be held every 4 years) for practitioners of biological control of insects and mites. It will be focused on conservation, augmentation and importation using parasitoids and predators. (Microbial control was excluded to keep the group size to a manageable level). Attendance will be limited to 250 people, with no concurrent sessions. Includes an optional one day field trip on Oahu to sites of biological and ecological interest for an additional charge (TBA). Registration, which includes proceedings, 4 lunches, a pre-meeting mixer, and daily refreshment breaks, is $120 by July 17. Visit the website for more information and registration and hotel registration.

May 8-11, 2002
IOBC, IPM in Glasshouses, West Palearctic and Nearctic Working Groups
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The meeting will feature four days of presentations and workshop discussions on Integrated Pest Management in Glasshouses. It also will include a research tour of the dynamic glasshouse industry in southwestern British Columbia. The meeting will be restricted to 150 delegates on a first-come, first-served basis. To be placed on a mailing list to receive further details, contact: D.R. Gillespie, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre,Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, P.O. Box 1000, Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada V0M 1A0; fax 604-796-0359.


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