19-22 March 2019:

9th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Eupatorieae and other Invasive Weeds,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Eupatorieae and other Invasive Weeds, 19.-22.03.2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.This workshop is organized under the auspices of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC), and CABI Southeast Asia. The first workshop was held in 1988 to facilitate the management and biological control of Chromolaenaodorata in resource-poor tropical and subtropical countries.

In 2003, the scope of the workshop was expanded to include closely related species such as Mikaniamicrantha, while retaining an emphasis on the tropics. Malaysia has been selected as the host country for this 9th workshop, the first to be held in Southeast Asia.

The tribe Eupatorieae, which includes Chromolaenaodorata and Mikaniamicrantha are widespread in Southeast Asia and have significant economic impacts to agriculture, the environment and livelihoods. The entire region has been shown to be highly climatically suitable for the weeds. Other species of invasive alien plants for which there are good biological control agents available and which could be included in this workshop if the interest exists, include Salviniamolesta, Pistiastratiotes and Partheniumhysterophorus.

Secretariat, CABI Southeast Asia, Building A19, MARDI Headquarter, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, MALAYSIA, Email:, Fax +603-89426490, Tel: +603-89432921

Download: Second Announcement with registration form (pdf)
Registration (deadline: 15th February 2019):


29-30 May 2019:

Biopesticides Europe 2019,

London, UK

Biopesticides Europe 2019, 4th Biopesticides Europe Conference, 29-30 May 2019, London, UK

The Global and European biopesticides market has continued to grow significantly over past few years. With increased direction from the authorities and growing demand for sustainable agriculture it is certain that biopesticides market will continue to experience unprecedented growth. There is however still uncertainty from within the industry on how to get products effectively into the market. Issues with regulation and registration still prove challenging. 
This 2 days event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the biopesticides industry to discuss the challenges faced and the future opportunities. Conference will also discuss the current overview of the markets, with highlights from experts on the progression of the biopesticides market and new insights and innovation of projects in pipeline.  
Key topics:

  • Regulatory Developments Affecting Biopesticides at the EU Level
  • Maximising Market Access for Different Zonal Regions
  • Technological Innovations Advancing the Industry
  • Developing Integrated Control Programs
  • Digital tools & Novel Formulations
  • Current Low-Risk Criteria Defined
  • Biocontrol & Organic Agriculture
  • Developing Zero Residue Alternatives
  • Working with Farmers to Increase Production & Protect the Land
  • Innovative Partnerships Driving the Industry Forward

Contact: Rohan Baryah, ACI (Europe), +48 61 646 7022,



16-20 September 2019:

IOBC-Global Working Group Meeting:

14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga,

14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga, 16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.Montreal (Quebec) Canada

The purpose of Ecology of Aphidophaga conferences is to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of research on the biology, ecology and behaviour of organisms contributing to mortality of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Acceptable topics include the following:

  • Life cycle, voltinism and diapause
  • Food relations (including non-aphid food of aphidophaga)
  • Behaviour
  • Systematics and morphology
  • Phylogeny
  • Population dynamics
  • Modelling
  • Distribution and seasonal adaptation
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphidophaga
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphids
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Intraguild interactions
  • Invasive aphidophaga
  • Chemical ecology
  • Integrated pest management
  • Climatic changes




10-14 November 2019:

XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019), "Crop Protection to Outsmart Climate Change for Food Security & Environmental Conservation"

Hyderabad, India

XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019), 10.-14.11.2019, Hyderabad, India.

The program of IPPC2019 is aimed at addressing the key issues in crop protection against the backdrop of climate change and mounting pressure on natural resources to meet the growing need for nutritious and safe food, conservation of biodiversity and creating opportunities for economic growth.

The IPPC2019 will provide a great opportunity to present, discuss and disseminate the recent advances in crop protection, and establish contact and collaboration between crop protection scientists from different parts of the world. The deliberations of IPPC2019 will include plenary speeches and concurrent sessions in different disciplines of crop protection to create an awareness of the exciting advances that have been realized in addressing the challenges of nutritional, environmental and societal sustainability through innovative science, partnerships and an enabling policy environment.




25-29 November 2019:

VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry"

Zlatibor, Serbia

VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry", 25-29 November 2019, Zlatibor, Serbia

The Congress intends to promote knowledge exchange and international cooperation, and to enable further exchange of up-to-date scientific and technical information on plant protection in agriculture, forestry and landscaping among researchers, teachers, experts in extension and public services and business community. The Congress should contribute to identifying new approaches, tools and techniques to meet future needs and challenges facing the science of crop protection.  
Main topics of the Congress are: 

  • Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops and Vineyards
  • Integrated Protection of Field Crops, Vegetables, and Stored Products
  • Integrated Protection in Forestry and Urban Greenery
  • Biology and Ecology of Harmful and Beneficial Organisms in Agriculture and Forestry
  • Pesticides, Biopesticides and Organic Production
  • Toxicology, Ecotoxicology and Food Safety

Contact: Secretariate of the Plant Protection Society of Serbia,

Download: Second Announcement (pdf). Registration is now open.




19-24 July 2020:

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology,

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland.Helsinki, Finland

The ICE2020Helsinki congress will be arranged in sections representing major fields of entomological interest. Each section will include a number of symposia.

The ICE2020Helsinki congress intends to attract world-leaders as symposium organizers who will be able to identify cutting-edge topics and to assemble the best-available established researchers, and excellent younger researchers, to present their work.



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