Program & guest speakers

Full program

The full program is now available as pdf: Full Program IOBC GENT 2014

Program at a glance

Sunday – September 14th, 2014
16:00: Arrival & registration
17:00: Welcome reception

Monday – September 15th, 2014
08:00: Registration
09:00: Opening ceremony
09:30: Session 1: New and emerging pests and beneficials
12:45: Lunch break
14:00: Poster session
15:00: Session 2: Challenges for applying integrated pest management in practice
19:00: Social Event + dinner

Tuesday – September 16th, 2014
08:30: Registration
09:00: Session 3: Artificial food for beneficials to sustain integrated pest management
12:00: Election of convenor & next venue: lunch session
13:30: Transfer to PCS
14:30: Session 4: Grower interaction: bringing science to the grower
19:00: Dinner + Social Event

Wednesday – September 17th, 2014
08:30: Registration
09:00: Session 5: Induced resistance: developing new tools for pest management
11:00: Session 6: Monitoring: the key to good integrated pest management
12:30: Excursion
19:00: Congress dinner

 Thursday – September 18th, 2014
08:30: Registration
09:00: Session 7: Intraguild predation: risks and benefits of combining beneficials
11:20: Session 8: Influence of variable temperatures on predatory mites
12:30: Brainstorm: future developments & projects: lunch session
14:00: Closing and Free Ghent visit

Guest speakers

Rose Buitenhuis: Systems approach: integrating IPM in the production system
(Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Ontario, Canada)

Gerben Messelink: Persistent and emerging pests in greenhouse crops: Is there a need for new natural enemies?
(Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture, Bleiswijk, The Netherlands)

Adrian Newton: Induced resistance in crop protection: an overview
(The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland)

Eric Palevsky: Plant feeding phytoseiids and implications for their implementation in IPM
(Agricultural Research Organisation, Ramat Yishay, Israel)

Peter Schausberger: Non-consumptive intraguild interactions and their relevance to biological control
(University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Graeme Murphy: Grower Adoption of Biological Control in Greenhouse Ornamentals and the Role of Technology Transfer
(Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs, Ontario, Canada)

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