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Applications are now being accepted for ENDURE's 2016 Summer School. Focusing on 'The role of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in mitigating the effects of climate change on pest dynamics - modelling approaches', the Summer School will run from October 9 to 14, 2016.
Rothamsted Research has released its annual report for 2015/2016, a particularly important period for the institute, which has undergone 18 months of reflection on its long-term vision and mission under new director Professor Achim Dobermann.
Five new projects have been launched under INRA’s SMaCH metaprogramme, with a focus on the use of the humanities and social sciences to study the social, historical, legal and economic processes linked to the sustainable management of crop health.
The latest newsletter from the BIOCOMES project (‘New biological control products for sustainable farming and forestry’) is now available, bringing readers up to date with progress on their work to develop 11 new products to control a number of important pests and diseases.
A workshop focusing on Drosophila suzukii, a serious pest in fruit crops, is to be staged alongside the 9th International Conference on Integrated Fruit Production, which is being held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from September 4 to 8, 2016.
Young scientists working in the field of biological control are to be provided with the opportunity to learn more about the development of microbial biological control products at a workshop being organised by the BIOCOMES project (New biological control products for sustainable farming and forestry).
The final annual meeting of the Coordinated Integrated Pest Management European Research Area Network (ERA-Net C-IPM) has been set for December, alongside the kick-off of its first call for projects.
We regularly update our events calendar and 10 new events have been recently added. New events include conferences in Brazil, Australia, Cuba and Malaysia, plus details of IOBC workshops.
ENDURE said goodbye and thanks to an old friend and one of its founding members in May, with the retirement of Piet Boonekamp (left in photograph) of Wageningen University and Research Centre’s Plant Research International. He has been replaced on the ENDURE Executive Committee by his former colleague, Willem Jan de Kogel.
A new project is seeking to understand why, despite much research and many breakthroughs, late blight in potato remains stubbornly difficult to control with efficient and environmentally friendly methods.