IOBC Conference Contributions

The International Organization for Biological Control's (IOBC) international conference, "Technology Transfer in Biological Control: From Research to Practice," held in Montpellier, France, September 9-11, 1996 included scientists in various disciplines from around the world. The following are very brief summaries of the abstracts of a few of the presentations on biological control of insects that may be of interest to our Midwestern readers.

Development of a biopesticide (Ostranil) for fighting against the European corn borer - Alain Durand, INRA, Dijon, France

Development and use of Trichogramma in the field for insect control in Western Europe - Firouz Kabiri, Biotop, Valbonne, France

The rhabditid nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita for biological control of slugs: from research to biocontrol product - David Glen, University of Bristol, UK

Progress in the use of Delphastus pusillus and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus for managing Bemisia (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in ornamentals - Lance Osborne, University of Florida

Plutella xylostella (Lep. Yponomeutidae) with special reference to its parasitoids in South Africa - Rami Kfir, PPRI, Pretoria, South Africa

Practical use of predaceous mites to manage twospotted spider mites on strawberries - Glenn Scriven, Biotactics, Inc., Riverside, CA

Prospects for management of pear thrips [Taeniothrips inconsequens (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)] in sugar maple (Acer saccharum) forests in the the Northeastern United States - Alan Cameron, Penn. State University

- Susan Mahr, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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