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Posted 28 March 2015. PMN Crop News.


Announcing Two Exciting Consecutive Scientific Meetings on Insect Vectored Plant Pathogens and Innovative Strategies in Their Management

An AFRI NIFA Sponsored Workshop: Enhancing Risk Index-Driven Decision Tools for Managing Insect Transmitted Plant Pathogens and the Xth International Symposium on Thysanoptera & Tospoviruses

Source: University of California, Davis Press Release. www.caes.ucdavis.edu


Davis, California (March 30, 2015)--May 14th through May 20th 2015, at the historic Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA, leading international scientists, extension specialists, and agricultural industry professionals will convene to discuss the latest findings in thrips and tospovirus biology, ecology and management. Two consecutive meetings will explore the latest research in insect vectored plant pathogens, their impacts, and innovative strategies for risk assessment and management.

 

The first meeting will be a participatory workshop entitled: Enhancing Risk Index-Driven Decision Tools for Managing Insect Transmitted Plant Pathogens and will convene experts in modelling, risk assessment, and innovative IPM technology in an intimate setting to discuss the latest breakthroughs in modelling insect vectored plant pathogen threats and mobile applications for risk assessment and management strategy assessment.

The second, larger meeting, the Xth International Symposium on Thysanoptera & Tospoviruses is the tenth of its kind and attracts experts in plant pathology, virology, and entomology from around the world to discuss the evolving impacts of Tospoviruses and Thrips and novel management strategies.

Registration and abstract submission for contributed talks and posters is now live for both meetings. The early bird registration deadline and abstract submission dates for this important meeting have been extended to April 15, 2015. Learn more at ucanr.edu/sites/tospo/ and ucanr.edu/sites/ISTT10/.